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Dr. Miles Kimball
January 27-28 (Monday/Tuesday) (arriving on the 26th)
Job Talk, 1/28, 11-12, Skiles 2
Miles A Kimball is a Professor of Communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has published broadly on e-portfolio pedagogy, information design, graphic design, digital humanities, and the history of data visualization. His work has won two CCCC best article awards, one for historical research, and one for quantitative research. His work thus extends across the boundaries of the humanities and the empirical sciences.
Professor Kimball recently received the Society for Technical Communication's Ken Rainey Award, which marks a lifetime of quality research in the field. Kimball is also known in his field for the concept of tactical technical communication, which helps describe the actions that individuals make to cut across the grain of institutional strategies.
Kimball firmly believes in experiential learning. He typically chooses projects that push students out into the local and the global community. In 2014 Kimball's students designed documentation, maps, and signage to introduce visitors to the 2015 world's fair in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Melissa Ianetta
January 30-31 (Thursday/Friday) (arriving on the 29th)
Job Talk, 1/30, 11-12, Skiles 2
Melissa Ianetta is the Unidel Andrew B. Kirkpatrick Chair of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Delaware (UD) where she serves as the founding Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program. She previously served for nine years as UD’s Director of Writing, a position in which she led both the composition program and the writing center.
Her work on undergraduate research, writing program leadership and disciplinary history has appeared in such venues as College English, College Composition and Communication, WPA: Writing Program Administration and PMLA.
With Kelly Ritter, she is the co-editor of Landmark Essays in Writing Program Administration and with Lauren Fitzgerald, she is the co-author of Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research. Dr. Ianetta currently serves as editor of College English, the flagship journal of the College Section of the National Council of Teachers in English.
Dr. Russell (Rusty) Carpenter
February 3-4 (Monday/Tuesday) (arriving on the 2nd)
Job Talk, 2/4, 11-12, Skiles 2
Russell Carpenter is the Executive Director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Summer Coordinator, and Associate Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University.
Carpenter serves as Editor of the Journal of Faculty Development and immediate past editor of the Communication Center Journal. Recent books include Engaging Millennial Faculty, Studio-Based Approaches for Multimodal Projects, Writing Studio Pedagogy, and Sustainable Learning Spaces. Articles have appeared in Computers and Composition, Journal of Learning Spaces, Across the Disciplines, Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, and the Journal of Creative and Artistic Education, among others. Carpenter is the former President of the Southeastern Writing Center Association and Chair of the National Association of Communication Centers.
He received the 2018 Turner Award from the National Association of Communication Centers, along with the 2015 Preston Award for Leadership. Carpenter has received multiple top-panel awards from the National Communication Association’s Communication Center division for scholarship focused on innovations in multimodal communication, program design, and communication-focused partnerships. Current major book projects include Design for Composition: Inspiration for Creative Visual and Multimodal Projects and Transparency in Learning and Teaching: Approaches from Teacher-Scholars.