Faculty Research Spotlight

Professors Megan McIntyre and Nick Van Kley recently attended conferences to share their research.

The two scholars appeared together on a roundtable focused on digital research methods at the annual Computers and Writing Conference held at St. John Fischer College in Rochester, New York. The roundtable offered an examination of how research methods and ethical considerations are evolving in response to the ever-changing spaces and practices of digital media. The conversation included presentations on various forms of social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as well as other digital artifacts such as Wikipedia articles, websites, message boards, user profiles, and various forms of metadata.

August 2016 "College Writing: from the 1966 Dartmouth Seminar to Tomorrow" Conference Proposal Submission Form

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Compton Wins Whiting Foundation Fellowship

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is proud to announce that Professor Josh Compton has won a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation. The purpose of this foundation is to provide teachers with travel funds with which to conduct research abroad or away from their home institutions. The Foundation hopes that the study and research experiences afforded by its grants will "stimulate and broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction." Professor Compton plans to use his fellowship to travel to Perth, Australia during the Fall term of 2015.

Welcome, New Faculty

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric gains five new faculty members this year: Richard Abel (Lecturer in Writing), Svetlana (Yana) Grushina (Lecturer in Speech), Sarah Bartos Smith (Lecturer in Writing), Steven Thompson (Lecturer in Writing), and Nicholas B. Van Kley (Lecturer in Writing and Interim Director of RWIT).

To help introduce them to our faculty and the College, we've asked them to answer a few brief questions.

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