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Students enter the CRDM program with a variety of intellectual interests, academic backgrounds, and employment experiences. The information below has been provided by the students themselves. Those who have included an email address are willing to respond to inquiries from prospective applicants to the program.

Additionally, the CRDM student blog provides updates on conferences, publications, exams and dissertations, and other activities our students engage in as they progress toward graduation.

Students

Kristina Bell
kwbell@ncsu.edu
M.A. in Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
B.F.A. in Film Editing and Sound, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking
Home Town:
Winston-Salem, NC
Publications/Presentations:
  • Stein, S., Bell, K., & Hurley, R. (2014, May). News coverage of sexual assault and rape in the US military: From Tailhook to The Invisible War. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Johnson-Young, E. A. & Bell, K. (2014, May). #rape, #slut, #whore : A Mixed methods approach to examining hypermasculine hostile digital environments. Presented at the Gender, Bodies, and Technology Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Bell, K., Taylor, N., & Kampe, C. (2014, April). Masculinity, morality and mortality in The Walking Dead. Presented at Console-ing Passions, Columbia, MO.
  • Stein, S. & Bell, K. (2014, March). News coverage of sexual assault and rape in the US military: From Tailhook to The Invisible War. Presented at the Gender and Conflict Workshop, High Point, NC.
  • Taylor, N., Kampe, C., & Bell, K. (2014, May). ‘Performing the inhuman’: Playing the Walking Dead. Presented at the Gender, Bodies, and Technology Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
Glenda Burch
Glenda Burch
gkburch@ncsu.edu
M.S. Technical Communication, North Carolina State University
B.A. RTVMP and Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Publications/Presentations:
  • First commentary on "XML and the new design regime". ACM Journal of Computer Documentation 26(2): 43-44 (2002)
Jason Carabelli
jrcarabe@ncsu.edu
M.A. English (Rhetoric and Composition), University of South Florida, 2013
B.A. Writing and Rhetoric, Oakland University, 2011
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research
Home Town:
Detroit, MI
Publications/Presentations:
  • Santos, Marc, Ellie Bieze, Lauren Cagle, Jason Carabelli, Zachary Dixon, Kristen Gay, Sara Beth Hopton, and Megan McIntyre. (2014). "Our [Electrate] Stories: Explicating Ulmer's Mystory Genre." Kairos 18(2)
  • Carabelli, J., & Sullivan, B. (Eds.). (2013). Rhetoric matters: language and argument in context (3rd ed.) Tampa, FL: University of South Florida Press.
  • Carabelli, J. (2013, October). Disciplinarity, crisis, and ANT in technical communication. Paper accepted at Conference of the Council of Programs in Technical Communication, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Carabelli, J. (2012, July). Reflections from the panapticon: Inside looking in. Paper presented at the Writing Program Administrators Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Carabelli, J. (2011, April). Undergraduate writing majors: Opening spaces for new voices. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA.
Larissa Carneiro
lscarnei@ncsu.edu
M.A. Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2009
B.A. Communication, Journalism, FUMEC, 2004
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 392 - Intercultural and International Communication
  • COM 346 - Case Studies in Public Relations
Research Assistantship:
Research Assistant for the Ethnic Museum Project - PI: Dr. Melissa Johnson.
Home Town:
Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Publications/Presentations:
  • Carneiro, L. (2014). E-meter: The 20th Century Technology for Spiritual Enlightenment. IMRC 2014 Conference. Canterbury, England.
  • Johnson, M. & Carneiro, L (2014). Communicating Visual Identities on Ethnic Museum Websites. Visual Communication (in press)
  • Carneiro, L. & Johnson, M. (2014).Quantitative and Qualitative Visual Content Analysis in the Study of Websites. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013517800
  • Carneiro, L. (2014). The Implication of Technology in Mediatization and Mediation Approaches to Religious Studies. Presented at the University of Heidelberg as an invited lecturer.
  • Carneiro, L. (2014). Online Confession: Self-Management and the Categorization of Sin. Media and Religion: The Global View. University of Boulder, Colorado.
Committee:
  • Jason Swarts (chair)
  • Jason Bivins (member)
  • Victoria Gallagher (member)
  • Melissa Johnson (member)
  • Wllian Kinsella (member)
Stephen Carradini
sacarrad@ncsu.edu
Technical and Professional Communication, Auburn University, 2013
Journalism - Professional Writing, University of Oklahoma, 2009
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 101
Home Town:
Tulsa, OK
Publications/Presentations:
  • Carradini, S. (2013, February). "The silencing of the Internet buzz band.” Paper presented at Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Carradini, S. (2012, November). "Means nothing to some: A history of the rhetorical war over ‘indie rock.’” Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Carradini, S. (2012, February). "See these bones: A framework for rhetorical analysis of music criticism." Paper presented at Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
Chen Chen
cchen23@ncsu.edu
M.S. in Professional Writing, Towson University, 2013
B.A. in French, Communication University of China, 2009
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG101 - Academic Writing and Research
Home Town:
Tianjin, China
Publications/Presentations:
  • Chen, C. (2014, March). Smart Phone Applications: A New Pedagogical Tool in Writing Courses. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Chen. C. & Johnson, Q. Smart Phone Apps: A New Pedagogical Tool in Writing Courses: Proceedings from 78th Annual International Convention of Association for Business Communication. New Orleans, LA, 2013.
  • Chen. C. (2013, March). Processing a Path through the “Jungle” of Words and Ideas. Paper presented at College English Association Mid-Atlantic Group.
Fernanda Duarte
fduarte@ncsu.edu
M.S. Social Communication, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2007
B.A. Communication/Advertising, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2003
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 447 - Mobile Technologies and Cultures
Research Assistantship:
Graduate Research Assistant to Adriana de Souza e Silva 2012-
Home Town:
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Publications/Presentations:
  • DUARTE, F., MOUVERY, S., and SIMONEAUX, B. (2012, May). Recreating bpNichol's "First Screenings." Interactive installation at Computer and Writing Conference, Raleigh, NC.
  • DUARTE, F. (2012). Rerouting borders: Subversive uses of Location Based Media. 3rd International Joint Conference of the Pan-American Mobilities Network and the Cosmobilities Network. Raleigh, NC.
  • DUARTE, F., MOUVERY, S., and SIMONEAUX, B. (2012, March). Sentient Room. Interactive installation at 3rd Joint International Conference of the Pan American Mobilities Network and the Cosmobilities Network, Raleigh, NC.
  • DUARTE, F. (2011). Mobility + Art. The Transborder Immigrant Tool. Transfers, 1, (3), 113-118(6).
  • DUARTE, F. (2011). Echoing voices in avant garde claims. Carolina Rhetoric Conference. Columbia, South Carolina.
Committee:
  • Adriana de Souza e Silva (Chair)
  • David Rieder
  • Jeremy Packer
  • Steve Wiley
Sarah Evans
sbevans2@ncsu.edu
M.A. Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University, 2014
B.A. English Literature, Communication minor, University of Scranton, 2012
Teaching Assignments:
  • CRS 325- Public Speaking (Syracuse University)
Research Assistantship:
Fall 2014-Summer 2015, PI: Drs. Nick Taylor and Liz Craig

August 2013- May 2014, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Work with Editors Drs. Charles Morris III (Syracuse University) and Thomas K. Nakayama (Northeastern University), Researched content and sought contributors for 2014 “Queer Gaming” special issue.

February 2013-March 2014, VISIOS: Visual Interaction in Online Settings, PI: Drs. Jennifer Stromer-Galley (Syracuse University) and Rosa Mikael Martey (Colorado State University), Study examining the impact of visual settings in virtual worlds on interpersonal interaction.
Home Town:
Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
Publications/Presentations:
  • Evans, S. (2014, October 8-11). An Argument for Argumentation in Games. Play session facilitated/presented at North American Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Evans, S. (2014, May 22-26). Death as a Way of Life: The Polysemy of Failure in Online Games. Paper presented at Rhetoric Society of America National Conference. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Evans, S. (2014, May 21-22). Witnessing in Half the Sky Movement the Game. Paper presented at International Communication Association Pre-Conference: Beyond the Pixels: A Look at Digital Games. University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Osur, L. and Evans, S. (2014, April 16-19). Defiance: An Experiment in Transmedia Storytelling. Paper presented at Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Evans, S. (2014, Nov. 21-24). 'Clementine Will Remember That’: Witnessing in Telltale’s The Walking Dead Game. Paper presented at National Communication Association Convention Washington, D.C.
Karl Feld
kgfeld@ncsu.edu
M.A. German and European Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1993
B.A. in Politics & Government, Philosophy and German, Ripon College, 1991
Home Town:
Libertyville, IL
Publications/Presentations:
  • Feld, K.G. (2013). Evaluating Sustainability for The Rotary Foundation: Doing More Research better, With Less. Presentation for the 2013 Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Public opinion Research
  • Feld, K. G. (2012). Do You Know Where Your Data Come From? Successful Offshore Data Collection Management. Planung & Analyse; Zeitschrift fuer Marktforschung u. Marketing. No. 2., 37.
  • Feld, K. (2012, February 23). Conducting Surveys In Developing Countries. Short Course for The Odum Institute, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill.
  • Feld, K. G. and D. Peng (2011). Quality Control in Survey Research Today. Survey Practice. April, www.surveypractice.org.
  • Feld, K. G., B. Shanks, K. Tillmann and J. Willingham. (2011). An Examination of Internet Users in Iraq. Alert! Vol. 51, No.2.
Chelsea Hampton
champto2@ncsu.edu
MA Communication, Villanova University, 2012
BA English, Messiah College, 2007
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 110 - Public Speaking
  • COM 362 - Gender and Communication
Home Town:
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Jessica Handloff
jrhandlo@ncsu.edu
MA in Anthropology, East Carolina University, 2013
BS in Biology with an Emphasis in Biotechnology, Webster University, 2007
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 110 - Intro to Public Speaking
Home Town:
Gardner, KS
Publications/Presentations:
  • Avenarius, C. & Handloff, J. (2013, October). Engaging Local Community Members to Improve Residential Storm Water Management in Nags Head, North Carolina. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Lubbock, TX.
  • Handloff, J. (2013). Exploring cultural influences and moral experiences behind mental illness stigma in the U.S. Army (Master’s Thesis). Proquest UMI. (UMI No. 1544984)
Molly Hartzog Storment
mshartzo@ncsu.edu
M.A. in English with emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, North Carolina State University (2012)
B.A. in English Language and Literature, Mississippi State University (2009)
Research Assistantship:
IGERT Fellow, Genetic Engineering and Society
Home Town:
Jackson, Mississippi
Publications/Presentations:
  • “The Google Books Debate and its Implications on Teaching and Scholarship.” Computers and Writing, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, May 17-20, 2012.
  • “The Google Books Debate and its Implications on Teaching and Scholarship.” Computers and Writing, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, May 17-20, 2012.
  • “Scapegoating, Mortification, Tools, and Prosthetics in Christopher McCandless's and Aron Ralston's Battles in the Wilderness.” 5th Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, George Mason University, September 22-23, 2011.
  • “Spatializing Composition: An Argument for the Use of Drawing Tools as an Aid to Invention.” 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, March 21, 2011.
Adele Hite
ahhite@ncsu.edu
MPH/RD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Home Town:
Durham
Jameson “Jamie” Hogan
jchogan3@ncsu.edu
M.A. in English Composition, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
B.S. in Political Science and Religious Studies, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 100 - Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research
  • ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research HYBRID
Home Town:
Western Springs, IL
Publications/Presentations:
  • Koehler, J., Alemdar, D., & Hogan, J. (2013) Student, Teacher, Tutor, "Spy": The Potential of Intrusive Advising for the Composition Classroom
  • Hogan, J. (2012) Happy Paradox of a Hateful Place: Pleasurable Disorientation in "DAK0TA." Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media, DeKalb, IL.
  • Hogan, J. (2012) A Genre of Rolls: The Problem of Genre in the Other Gaming Industry. Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Hogan, J., Martin, S. and Sierra, W. (2012) Playing outside the cartridge: (re)Experiencing Nintendo. Art Installation at Collaborations: Humanities, Art, & Technology, Raleigh NC.
  • Hogan, J. (2011) Story, play, and steam: Thermoludic Narratology in Video Game Studies. Proquest UMI, DeKalb, IL. Master's Thesis.
Committee:
  • David Rieder (Chair)
  • Nick Taylor
Nathan Hulsey
Nathan Hulsey
nlhulsey@ncsu.edu
MA, Journalism-Mass Communication, University of Alabama
BA, Written Communication, University of Alabama
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 214
Home Town:
Birmingham, AL
Publications/Presentations:
  • Hey Guys, The Raid has Changed (2009) Proquest UMI. (Masters Thesis).
  • Someone Else is There: Presence and Aspects of Third Place Theory in World of Warcraft (2010) Presented at the Mardi Gras Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Elizabeth Johnson-Young
eajohns5@ncsu.edu
M.A. in Communication, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2010
B.A. in Mass Communication/Media Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 2006
Teaching Assignments:
  • Com 110-Public Speaking
  • Com 112-Interpersonal Communication
  • Com 386-Quantitative Communication Research Methods
  • Com 226--Introduction to Public Relations
Research Assistantship:
Fall 2011, RA to Dr. Andrew Binder and Dr. Kelly Albada
Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, RA to Dr. Andrew Binder
Home Town:
Alexandria, VA
Publications/Presentations:
  • Johnson-Young, E. A. & Magee, R. G. (2013). Collective efficacy and the regulatory framing of health messages: Influences on concern for body image, Journal of Health Communication.
  • Johnson-Young, E. A. & Bell, K. (2014, May). #rape, #slut, #whore : A Mixed methods approach to examining hypermasculine hostile digital environments. Paper to be presented at the Gender, Bodies, and Technology Conference, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Binder, A. R., Cobb, M. D., Storment, M. H., & Johnson-Young, E. A.(2013, November). Framing the mosquito that bites you: How descriptive labels elicit cognitive schema and influence citizen evaluations of emerging technologies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (Mass Communication Division), Washington, DC.
  • Albada, K. & Johnson-Young, E. A. (2013, April). The Pregnant Ideal: Appearance and Body Characteristics of Pregnant Models in Entertainment and Pregnancy Magazines. Paper presented at the Southern States Communication Association annual conference, Louisville, KY. (Recipient of top paper award in the Mass Communication division)
  • Johnson-Young, E. A. & Magee, R. G. (2012, August). Social campaigns help our image, right?: Using the situational theory to explore effects on attitudes toward a brand and its issues. Paper presented at the AEJMC National Conference, Chicago.
Committee:
  • Andrew Binder (chair), Melissa Johnson (vice-chair), Kelly Albada (member), Kami Kosenko (member), Huiling Ding (member)
Emily Jones
eljones4@ncsu.edu
Master of Arts in Environmental Studies, The University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, The University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2009
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 110- Introduction to Public Speaking
Home Town:
Oak Island, North Carolina
Publications/Presentations:
  • Jones, E. (2011). From Currituck Banks to Bald Head Island. re:search, p.6.
  • Jones, E. (2011). My Adventure to Scotland. Arts & Sciences, p. 18.
Christopher Kampe
M.A. in English Language and Literature, California State University, Northridge
B.A. in English Language and Literature, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Home Town:
Los Angeles, CA
Johanne I. Laboy
jilaboy@ncsu.edu
M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL
B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Research Assistantship:
Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Stein on the NSF grant "Scaling Up STEM learning with the VCL"
Home Town:
Humacao, P.R.
Publications/Presentations:
  • Kosenko, K., & Laboy, J. (2014). Crime Victims’ Attributions for Survival. Communication Studies, 65(1), 39-55. doi:10.1080/10510974.2013.797483
  • Kosenko, K. & Laboy, J. (2013). I Survived: The content and forms of survival narratives. Journal of Loss and Trauma. DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2013.808948. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15325024.2013.808948
  • Stein, S., Ware, J., Laboy, J., & Schaffer, H. E. (2013). Improving K-12 pedagogy via a cloud designed for education. International Journal of Information Management, 33(1), 235-241. doi: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2012.07.009
  • Laboy, J. (2013, August) Actor Network Theory, Irrational Health Beliefs, & Health Myths:Dead-Wrong Assumptions in the Diabetes Network. Poster presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2013 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. Atlanta, GA.
  • Laboy, J. (2013, June) Interview with a health promotora: Perceptions on cultural factors that influence health beliefs of underserved Hispanics. Poster presented at The People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities. Gainesville, FL.
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Stephen Larson
sllarson@ncsu.edu
M.A. Communication, Villanova University, 2009
B.A. Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, University of Minnesota, 2003
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 456 - Organizational Communication (GTA)
  • COM 110 - Public Speaking
Research Assistantship:
NSF Grant (RA with Stein) 2009
Home Town:
Plymouth, MN
Publications/Presentations:
  • Larson, S. (2008, November). A sociocultural and neo-formalist analysis of "Kansas": Towards a rhetoric of the 1980s farm debt crisis & new Depression film. Paper presented at the conference of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Larson, S. (2009, April). Pan Nalin''s "Samsara" as revisionist update of Hermann Hesse''s novel "Siddhartha" (1922). Paper delivered at the conference of the Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Melinda Leonardo
mlleona2@ncsu.edu
MA, George Mason University, 2005
BA, Alma College, 2001
Home Town:
Midland, MI
Committee:
  • Jessica Jameson (Chair)
  • Susan Katz (Member)
  • William Kinsella (Member)
  • Jason Swarts (Member)
  • Kathleen Sturgis (External Member)
Geoffrey Luurs
Geoffrey Luurs
gdluurs@ncsu.edu
M.A. Communication Studies, Colorado State University, 2014
B.A. Communication Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin cities, 2012
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM110 - Public Speaking
Home Town:
Minneapolis, MN
Publications/Presentations:
  • Luurs, G. (2013, April). Militant state rhetoric: The Chinese communist party. Presented at the Western Social Science Association's annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Luurs, G. (2013, April). Understanding predominant rhetoric and its effect on exceptionalism. Presented at the Western Social Science Association's annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Luurs, G. (2013, April). Exclusionary play in the elitist gamer culture in Final Fantasy XI. Presented at the Western Social Science Association's annual conference, Denver, CO.
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Karla Lyles
kmlyles@ncsu.edu
M.A. English, emphasis Discourse Studies, Texas A & M University, 2007
B.A. English, minor History, Clemson University, 2004
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 101 - Academic Writing
  • Campus Writing & Speaking Program Graduate Consultant
  • English 332
  • English 323
Home Town:
Florence, SC
Publications/Presentations:
Tariq Mahmood
tmahmoo4@ncsu.edu
M.A. Media Studies, New School University New York
Home Town:
Charsadda, Pakistan
Chandra Maldonado
camaldon@ncsu.edu
Master of Arts in Communication Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 2014
Film and Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 2010
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM110
Home Town:
Miami, Fl
Publications/Presentations:
  • Work in Progress: Essay. "Big Macs, Fracking, Capitalism and Me : Understanding the Rhetorical Mechanics of Participatory Documentary in Terms of Performance and Reflexive Spaces." To be submitted to Florida Communication Association Journal, September 2014.
  • Paper. “American Sights: Early 20th Century Ethnographic Film, Territory, and the Recuperation of the Ideal Masculine Subject,” North Carolina State University. National Communication Association Conference. Chicago, Illinois. November 2014.
  • Paper. “Building Borders through Visual Culture: Constructing the West through Narratives of the East in Ethnographic Films,” Florida Atlantic University. Rhetoric Society of America Conference. San Antonio, Texas. May 2014.
  • Paper. “A Hero Awaits: A Response to Samantha Senda-Cook’s Fahrenheit 9/11's Purpose-Driven Agents: A Multipentadic Approach to Political Entertainment,” Florida Atlantic University. National Communication Association Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2013.
  • Paper. “Modes of Re-presentation in the Now: Turn of the Century Ethnographic Films and the Future of the Indigenous Image,” Florida Atlantic University. The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Film. Eugene, Oregon. May 2013.
Rouli Manalu
srmanalu@ncsu.edu
M.A. in Communication Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
B.A. in Communication Studies, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
Home Town:
Semarang, Indonesia
Ryan McGrady
rdmcgrad@ncsu.edu
MA Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, 2010
BS Business Administration, University of New Hampshire, 2003
Publication Repository Link:
Teaching Assignments:
  • [COM 110] --- Introduction to Public Speaking (spring 2011, summer 2011, fall 2011, summer 2012)
  • [COM 267] --- Electronic Media Writing: Theory and Practice (spring 2012, fall 2012)
  • [ENG/COM 395] --- Critical Approaches to Wikipedia, Information, and the Collaborative Construction of Knowledge (spring 2013)
  • [COM 257] --- Media History and Theory (fall 2013)
Home Town:
Cambridge, MA
Publications/Presentations:
  • McGrady, R. (2009). Gaming Against the Greater Good. First Monday, 14(2).
  • Zuckerman, E., Roberts, H., McGrady, R., York, J., & Palfrey, J. (2010). Distributed denial of service attacks against independent media and human rights sites. Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University.
  • McGrady, R. (2012, March). Wikipedia Zero and the Encyclopedic Ideal. Presented at Local and Mobile, Raleigh, NC.
  • McGrady, R. (2013). Ethos [edit]: Procedural rhetoric and the Wikipedia project. In M. Folk and S. Apostel (Eds.), Online credibility and digital ethos: evaluating computer-mediated communication. Hershey, Pa.: IGI Global.
  • Apostel, S., Dobbs, A., Eyman, D., Folk, M., Frobish, T., Gamei, S., Gilewicz, N., Johnson, N., & McGrady, R. (2013, February). Credibility and the Network: Evaluating and Establishing Digital Ethos. Panel presented at Networked Humanities, Lexington, KY.
Committee:
  • Jeremy Packer (chair)
  • Jason Swarts (member)
  • Timothy Stinson (member)
  • Neal Thomas (member)
Alexander Monea
apmonea@ncsu.edu
MA in Literary and Textual Studies, 2012, Bowling Green State University
BA in English, 2010, Walsh University
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research
  • COM 367 - Multimedia Production and Digital Culture
Home Town:
Canton, Ohio
Publications/Presentations:
  • Monea, A. (2012). Lomo-FI: Or, Getting Haecceities to Pose for Your Toy Camera. Rhizomes 23.
  • Monea, A. (2011). Guattari's on Facebook?! Affects, Refrains and the Digital Cloud. Selected Publications of Internet Research 12(0).
  • Monea, A. (2012, Summer). Deleuze's Percepts: The Stratification of Sense and Kant's Categories of the Understanding. Presented at 12th Annual Deleuze Studies International Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Monea, A. (2011, Fall). Rereading Mass Inertia: The Politics of Affect and the Biopower of Aesthetics and Desire. Presented at University of Minnesota's Aesthetics/Class/Worlds Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Monea, A. (2011, Fall). Guattari's on Facebook?! Affects, Refrains and the Digital Cloud. Presented at 12th Annual Association of Internet Researchers Conference, Seattle, WA.
Tabita Moreno
tamoreno@ncsu.edu
Masters in Communication and Multimedia Design, Tracor Chile, 2002
B.A. Social Communication, University of Concepcion, Chile, 1997
Publication Repository Link:
Research Assistantship:
2010 - present. Research assistant for Dr. Stephen B. Crofts Wiley. Communication, mobility and sense of space project.
Home Town:
Concepción, Chile
Publications/Presentations:
  • Moreno, Tabita (2012). “Mobility, connectivity and sense of place: An analysis of young people discourses in Southern Chile”. Paper presented at UC-ICA Latin American Conference 2012 on Trends in International and Latin American Communication Research. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Octubre 18-20, Santiago, Chile.
  • Wiley, Steve; Moreno, Tabita & Sutko, Daniel (2012). "Assemblages, networks, subjects: A Materialist approach to the production of social space. In J. Packer and S. B. C. Wiley (Eds.), Communication matters: Materialist approaches to media, mobility, and networks. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Wiley, Steve; Moreno, Tabita; LaBoy, Johanne; & Damasceno, Christiane (2012). "Horizons of mobility: Globalization and sense of place in Concepción, Chile". Paper presented at Local and Mobile, a joint international conference of the Pan-American Mobilities Network and the Cosmobilities Network, and the 3rd annual research symposium of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program at NCSU. Raleigh, United States.
  • Moreno, Tabita (2011). "Visual coverage of Mapuche claims on LaTercera and Emol Chilean news Web sites". Paper presented at VISCOM, The Visual Communication Conference. Taos Ski Valley, United States.
  • Wiley, Steve; Sutko, Daniel & Moreno, Tabita (2010). "Assembling social space". Communication Review, 13(4), 340-372.
Samara Mouvery
M.A. Communications, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2011
B.A. in Communication Arts; minor in Computer-mediated communication, Univ. of Alabama., Huntsville, AL
Home Town:
Huntsville, AL
Seth Mulliken
Seth Mulliken
mseth2@ncsu.edu
MFA Film and Media Arts, Temple University, 2004
BA Communication (Filmmaking), Antioch College, 2000
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 367
  • COM 307
  • COM 417
Home Town:
Kingston, MA
Publications/Presentations:
  • "Ambient Reverberations: Diegetic Music, Science Fiction, and Otherness." in Sounds of the Future, McFarland, Winter 2009.
  • November 2008. National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA Award Paper, 'Top Paper in Semiotics and Communication': "We're the Paran Maum: Linda Linda Linda, Aural Semiotics, and Sonic Identity."
  • August 2008. University Film and Video Conference, Colorado Springs, CO Invited presenter. Presented two papers: "Teaching 'Audio Culture' in Film Studies" and "Joe Strummer and the Transgressive Power of Aural Subjectivity."
Keon Pettiway
kmpettiw@ncsu.edu
MFA Graphic Design, East Carolina University, 2012
BA Multidisciplinary Studies (Africana Studies concentration), North Carolina State University, 2005
Teaching Assignments:
  • Com 110 - Public Speaking
Home Town:
Tarboro, NC
Christin Phelps
caphelps@ncsu.edu
M.S. Technical Communication, North Carolina State University, 2007
B.S. Computer Information Systems, Guilford College, /2004
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 331 - Communication for Engineering and Technology
  • ENG 317 - Designing Web Communication
Home Town:
Raleigh, NC
Publications/Presentations:
  • Phelps, C. G. (2008). "The New Optimized Article Genre". Presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Cashman, S. & Phelps, C. G. (2009). The role of role-play in pervasive location-based mobile games. In A. de Souza e Silva & D. M. Sutko (Eds.), Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playspaces. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Phelps, C. G. (2009). "Advancing Online Community: The Internet, Artificial Intelligence, and Religion". Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
Elizabeth Pitts
eapitts@ncsu.edu
MA, Georgetown University
BA, Georgetown University
Home Town:
Stamford, CT and Washington, DC
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Meridith Reed
mreed3 (at) ncsu (dot) edu
M.A. in English (Rhetoric and Composition), Brigham Young University, 2011
B.A. in English, Brigham Young University, 2009
Teaching Assignments:
  • English 101 - Academic Writing and Research
Home Town:
Provo, Utah
Publications/Presentations:
  • Jackson, B., Reed, M., and Swift, J. (2014). “The Art of the Inartistic, in Publics Digital or Otherwise.” In B. Jackson & G. Clark (Eds.), Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice (194-215). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
  • Pinnegar, S., Mangleson J., Reed, M., & Groves, S. (2011). “Exploring Preservice Teachers’ Metaphor Plotlines.” Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(3), 639-647.
  • Reed, M. (2011). “Experimental Course: Negotiating Difference: Incorporating and Responding to Multiple Perspectives in Composition.” Locutorium, 5. Retrieved from http://english.byu.edu/locutorium/index.php?vol=5&article=reed
  • Ley, C. D., Pinnegar, S., Reed, M., Wheeler, E. Y., & Wilkes, C. (2005). “The Positioning of Preservice Teacher Candidates Entering Teacher Education.” In J. Brophy & S. Pinnegar (Eds.), Learning from Research on Teacihng: Perspective, Methodology, and Representation (235-252). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Gwendolynne Reid
Gwendolynne Reid
gcreid (at) ncsu (dot) edu
M.A. in English (Rhetoric and Composition), North Carolina State University; M.A. in Film Studies and Screenwriting, Hollins University
B.A. in Intercultural Studies, Bard College at Simon's Rock
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 100 - Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research
  • ENG 323 - Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition
Research Assistantship:
Research Assistant to Ann Penrose, summer 2013
Graduate Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing Program under Susan Miller-Cochran, 2013-2014
Publications/Presentations:
  • Reid, G., Kozlow, B., Miller-Cochran, S. & Tonelli, C. (forthcoming). Legal tender or counterfeit currency: Organizing a conference off the tenure track. In L. L. Gaillet & L. Guglielmo (Eds.), Academic Publication and Contingent Faculty.
  • Burke, A., Giovanelli, L., & Reid., G. (2014, March). Researching to write, writing to research: Teaching information literacy to first-year writing students. Upcoming presentation at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Bradshaw, B., Hall, M., Reid, G., & Simoneaux, B. (2013, June). Usability meets contingency: Redesigning a writing program's interface. Paper presented at the Computers and Writing conference, Frostburg, MD.
  • Reid, G. & Reid, J.L. (2013, April). Shifting narrative structures: Remediating interactive fiction for mobile apps. Digital interactive installation presented at the CRDM Research Symposium on Emerging Genres, Forms, Narratives—in New Media Environments, Raleigh, NC.
  • Reid, G. (2013, March). Audience imagined, audience revoked: Self-presentation, Facebook, and the 2012 presidential election. Presented at the Research Network Forum of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV.
Hector Rendon
Hector Rendon
hrendon@ncsu.edu
M.A. Digital Media, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, 2009
B.A. Communication with major in Journalism, National University of Mexico (UNAM), 2007
Home Town:
Mazatlan, Mexico
Publications/Presentations:
  • Rendon, H.R. (2009). "Human interaction and digital recognition." Vier, Bremen, Germany.
  • Rendon, H.R. (2009). Aesthetics of digital newspapers in Germany, a case study. Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
  • Rendon, H.R. (2007). El periodista digital mexicano: hacia su definición. National University of Mexico.
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Joel Schneier
jischnei@ncsu.edu
M.A. North Carolina State University, 2013
B.A. James Madison University, 2007
Research Assistantship:
Social Media and Pedagogy Coordinator for Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance, 2014-2015
Home Town:
Fairfax, Virginia
Publications/Presentations:
  • Schneier, J. (2014). Writing about writing: Empowering first-year L2 writers through Meta-discursive writing and research. Presentation at American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon.
  • Fox, M., Chung, M., & Schneier, J. (2014). Marching to the beat of a different drum: cross-regional variation in prosodic rhythm. Presentation at American Dialect Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Schneier, J., Myrick, C., & Forrest, J. (2013). Inside the index: re-evaluating methods for analyzing prosodic rhythm. Presentation at New Ways of Analyzing Variation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Schneier, J. (2013). Writing about writing: Empowering first-year L2 writers through meta-discursive writing, research, and genre analysis of academic writing. Presentation at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Schneier, J. (2013). Sociolexting in texting: social and relational identity work in text-message discourse. Presentation at Popular Culture Association, Washington, DC.
Brent Simoneaux
bsimone@ncsu.edu
M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric, Miami University, Oxford, OH
B.A. in English; minor in Government, Berry College, Rome, GA
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 101: Academic Writing
  • ENG 331: Communication for Engineering & Technology
  • ENG 323: Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition
  • ENG / COM 395: Media + Literacy + Sexuality
Research Assistantship:
Graduate Assistant Director, First-Year Writing Program, 2012-2013
Publications/Presentations:
  • Hall, M., Reid, G., & Simoneaux, B. Toward a usability model of program development. Manuscript under review.
  • Simoneaux, B. Qualitative Methods: Multimodal With and About. Computers & Writing Conference. Pullman, WA: June 8, 2014.
  • Pettiway, K., Simoneaux, B., & Snead, R. Multimodal Composing: Perspectives from Across the Disciplines. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN: March 20, 2014.
  • Fedukovich, F., Miller-Cochran, S., Simoneaux, B., & Snead, R. (2013). A state of permanent contingency: Writing program, hiring practices, and a persistent breach of ethics. In R. McClure, D. Goldstein. & M. Pemberton (Eds.), A Statement in recension: The Principles and Standards for the Postsecondary Teaching of Writing for the 21st century university. Forthcoming.
  • Bradshaw, B., Hall, M., Reid, G., & Simoneaux, B. Usability Meets Contingency: Redesigning a Writing Program’s Interface.” Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD: June 7, 2013.
Committee:
  • Dr. Susan Miller-Cochran (Chair)
  • Dr. Chris Anson (Member)
  • Dr. Will Banks (Member)
  • Dr. Steve Wiley (Member)
  • Dr. Nick Taylor (Member)
Dissertation:
Writing Elsewhere: Literacy & Queer Southern Experience
J.J. Sylvia IV
jsylvia@ncsu.edu
M.A. Philosophy, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2009
B.A. Philosophy, Communication, Mississippi State University, 2005
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 110 - Public Speaking
  • STS 214 - Intro to Science, Technology, and Society
Home Town:
Long Beach, MS
Publications/Presentations:
  • Sylvia IV, J.J. (2014, February). Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Assess Social Media Writing, presented at North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, NC.
  • Sylvia IV, J.J. (2014, February). Running AMOOC: On the Possibility of Algorithmic Massive Open Online Courses. Paper presented at SpeedCon, Raleigh, NC.
  • Sylvia IV, J.J. (2011, September). Social Media, Cell Phones, and Education, Oh My! Paper presented at Delta Technology Summit, Greenville, MS.
  • Sylvia IV, J.J. (2010). “The Ethical Implications of A/B and Multivariate E-Commerce Optimization Testing”. In Palmer, D.E. (Ed.), Ethical Issues in E-Business: Models and Framework (pp. 91-104). Hershey, NY: Business Science Reference.
  • Sylvia IV, J.J. (2009). “All the Argument We Need” In Forbes, B.W. and Reisch, G.A. (Eds.), Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter, Happier, More Deductive (pp. 33-40). Chicago and La Salle: Open Court.
Daniel Synk
M.A. in English (Rhetoric & Composition), University of Maryland, College Park
B.A., in English (Language, Writing, and Rhetoric), University of Maryland, College Park
Teaching Assignments:
  • ENG 101
  • COM/ENG 395 - Studies in Rhetoric & Digital Media: Rhetoric & the Materiality of New Media
  • COM/ENG 321 - Survey of Rhetorical Theory
  • ENG 331: Communication for Engineering & Technology
Home Town:
Maryland
Publications/Presentations:
  • May, M. S., & Synk, D. (2013). Contradiction and Overdetermination in Occupy Wall Street. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 11, 74-84.
Dan Trigoboff
dtrigob@ncsu.edu
Juris Doctor, University of San Diego
Bachelor of Science (Journalism), Boston University
Teaching Assignments:
  • Mass Media Ethics (all teaching at Methodist University)
  • Mass Media Law
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • History and Principles of Journalism
  • Radio and Television Practicum
Home Town:
Brooklyn, New York City
Publications/Presentations:
  • Seating is Limited: Cameras at the Supreme Court, University of South Carolina Annual Conference on Rhetoric, Feb. 2011
  • Matters of Fact: News Piracy in the Digital Age, Internal Conference on Digital Literacy, Georgia Southern University, Seotember, 2012
  • Law, Advertising and Public Relations, En Banc (University of San Diego Law School Journal), Spring, 1981
Committee:
  • Melissa Johnson, PhD
  • Catherine Warren, PhD
  • Robert Kochersberger, PhD
Dissertation:
News Aggregation in the Digital Age: Legalities and Realities
Eli Typhina
Eli Typhina
eli.typhina@ncsu.edu
M.A. in Communication, Washington State University, 2012
B.A. Art and Environmental Studies, St. Johns University/College of St. Benedict, 2005
Teaching Assignments:
  • COM 456 - Organizational Communication
  • COM 436 - Environmental Communication
  • STS 214 - Science, Technology, and Society
  • COM 112 - Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 110 - Public Speaking
  • COM 295 - Media Writing (taught at Washington State University)
  • ADV 380 - Advertising Principles and Practices (teaching assistant at Washington State University)
Home Town:
Minnesota
Publications/Presentations:
  • Typhina, E. (2015). Conflating Nature 2.0: The Emergence of Eco-Apps. Geoforum, forthcoming.
  • Typhina, E. (2015). Eco-App Features and Language Prompting Social Network Influence. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications, 7(2), forthcoming.
  • Typhina, E., Bardon, R., & Gharis, L. (forthcoming). Creating and using effective social media & mobile communications. Journal of Extension.
  • Ling, R., & Typhina, E. (forthcoming). Mobile Communication. In: de Souza e Silva, A. (Ed.). Debates on mobile communication. New York: Routledge.
  • Typhina, E. & Changmin, Y. (2014). Managing Dog Waste: Campaign Insights from the Health Belief Model. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 13(2), forthcoming. doi:10.1080/1533015X.2014.944247
Committee:
  • Jason Swarts - North Carolina State University (chair)
  • Adriana de Souza e Silva - North Carolina State University (member)
  • Julie A. Edell Britton - Duke University (member)