Assistant Professor of English, Professional & Technical Writing University of New Haven
My research, teaching, and service focus on writing studies as theorized with cultural studies: specifically, business, creative writing, professional and technical writing.
Estee Beck is an assistant professor of professional and technical writing/digital humanities in the Department of English. She holds a PhD in English, with a specialization in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University. Her research engagements span computers & writing, rhetoric & composition, digital rhetoric, surveillance & privacy, professional and technical communication, and digital humanities. She has published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Computers & Composition: An International Journal, Computers & Composition Online, and Hybrid Pedagogy.
I did my grad work at Texas A&M (whoop!), and I was hired by Winthrop University a few years ago to develop the writing program. In addition to my work with that program, my interests include composition, professional/technical writing, and new media. My current research focuses on an assessment of a hybrid course I’ve been teaching, and I was recently approached by a student to work on an independent study involving writing stories for video games.
Douglas Eyman is Director of the PhD in Writing and Rhetoric, the MA concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), and the undergraduate Professional Writing Minor at George Mason University. He teaches courses in digital rhetoric, technical and scientific communication, editing, web authoring, advanced composition, and professional writing. His current research interests include investigations of digital literacy acquisition and development, new media scholarship, electronic publication, information design/information architecture, teaching in digital environments, and video games as sites of composition. Eyman is the senior editor and publisher of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, an online journal that has been publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on computers and writing since 1996. His most recent publications include Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Play/Write: Games, Writing, Digital Rhetoric (co-edited with Andrea Davis, Parlor Press, 2016). His scholarly work has appeared in Pedagogy, Computers and Composition, Technical Communication, Cultural Practices of Literacy (Erlbaum, 2007), Digital Writing Research(Hampton Press, 2007), Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press, 2008), Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities (Chicago, 2015), and Microhistories of Composition (Utah State, 2015).
My current and past work examines how literacy learning and performance take place across spaces and modes ranging across classroom and community settings. Informed by an emphasis on modality, my research focuses on the affordances and constraints of different social, technical, and institutional settings to examine possibilities and call for changes that support more equitable participation of all members.
My research on classroom design and writing in the disciplines has increasingly drawn my attention to the institutional and infrastructural work of writing program administration. As writing specialists, we need to continue our decades-long work with colleagues across the university to design effective writing curricula based on our own disciplinary knowledge. However, as (unacknowledged) experts in active learning pedagogies, writing specialists and WPAs also have considerable expertise to contribute to learning space design initiatives, involving stakeholders outside academic departments at the level of the university’s physical facilities.
I teach classes in digital and print composing with an emphasis on (multi)modality, technical communication, writing studies, digital culture.
Kirk St.Amant is a Professor and Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University where he is also a Research Faculty member with Tech’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS). He researches how cognition affects usability and the design of technology with a focus on international health and medical contexts and international online education. Kirk has worked on international projects with a number of industry, governmental, and non-profit organizations and has taught for universities in Belize, China, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Qatar, Ukraine, and the United States. Kirk is also an Adjunct Professor of International Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick in Ireland, and he is an affiliated faculty member in the Texts & Technologies Program at the University of Central Florida and a Research Fellow/Expert in Residence with the Ghana-based African Centre for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS).
I am medical rhetorician and technical and professional writing scholar. I teach writing at Harold Washington College — one of the City Colleges of Chicago. There, I am an Associate Professor of English and a member of the City Colleges of Chicago Institutional Review Board (IRB). I am a Newberry Library scholar-in-residence for 2018-2020, a 2018 recipient of a Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) research grant, a 2019 recipient of Special Interest Group on the Design of Information early career research grant, and an associate editor for the Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication book series. You can see more information about me on my CV.