Faculty and Staff

Administrators

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    Dr Adriana de Souza e Silva

    Director

    Biography

    Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), and Director of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor and co-author of several books, including Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011 with Eric Gordon), Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012 with Jordan Frith), and Mobility and locative media: Mobile communication in hybrid spaces (Routledge, 2014 with Mimi Sheller). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    David M Rieder

    Associate Director

    Biography

    David M Rieder is Associate Professor of English, Assoc. Dir. of the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program (CRDM), and Co-Director of Circuit Research Studio at NC State University. His research is at the intersections of digital media theory, digital rhetoric/writing, physical computing, and digital humanities. Recent publications and some of his digital works can be found in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Hyperrhiz, Present Tense, Itineration, and Enculturation. Three recent digital works were in exhibitions at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), in 2012 and 2014; others have been on display at national and regional conferences. His forthcoming book with Parlor Press is titled Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing.

Faculty

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    Dr Chris M. Anson

    Distinguished University Professor

    Biography

    CHRIS M. ANSON is Distinguished University Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in language, composition, and literacy and works with faculty across the curriculum to improve undergraduate education in the areas of writing and speaking. Before moving to NCSU in 1999, he spent fifteen years at the University of Minnesota, where he directed the Program in Composition from 1988-96 and was Professor of English and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. He received his Ph.D. and second M.A. in English with a specialization in composition studies from Indiana University, and his B.A. and first M.A. in English from Syracuse University.

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    Dr Carolyn Rae Miller

    Emeritus Professor

    Biography

    Carolyn R. Miller retired as SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication in June 2015, after 42 years on the NC State faculty. Her research interests include genre studies, digital rhetoric, rhetorical theory, and rhetoric of science and technology. This work has explored rhetorical concepts of invention, agency, kairos, ethos, and community and the polis, and her work has been foundational to rhetorical genre studies. Her professional service includes terms as president of the Rhetoric Society of America and editor of its journal, Rhetoric Society Quarterly. She was named a Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America in 2010 and Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in 1995. At NC State, she served as founding director of the CRDM program; she also served as founding director of the M.S. in Technical Communication. She has been a member of the university’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers since 1984 and in 1999 was named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor. She has held visiting appointments at Michigan Tech, Penn State, Georgia Tech, the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and University of Louisville. She has lectured in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, and South Korea.

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    Dr Walt Wolfram

    Named Professor

    Biography

    Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, where he also directs the North Carolina Language and Life Project. He has pioneered research on social and ethnic dialects since the 1960s and published more than 20 books and over 300 articles. Over the last two decades, he and his students have conducted more than 3,000 sociolinguistic interviews with residents of North Carolina and beyond, primarily under funding from the National Science Foundation. In addition to his research interests, Professor Wolfram is particularly interested in the application of sociolinguistic information to the public, including the production of a number of television documentaries, the construction of museum exhibits, and the development of an innovative formal and informal materials related to language diversity. He has received numerous awards, including the North Carolina Award (the highest award given to a citizen of North Carolina), Caldwell Humanities Laureate from the NC Humanities Council, the Holladay Medal at NC State, and the Linguistics, Language and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America. He has also served as President of the Linguistic Society of America, the American Dialect Society, and the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics.

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    Dr David Michael Berube

    Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Berube is the director of the PCOST (Public Communication of Science & Technology) program, the social science director of the RTNN (Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network), serve on the RCAC (risk communication advisory committee) for the US FDA, and teaches graduate courses in risk communication & communication and social change. He publishes in risk communication, public engagement in science, and the ethics and social implications of emerging technologies (esp nanoscience, and synthetic biology). He is writing a book on the Zika Virus. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from NYU.

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    Professor
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    Dr Deanna Patricia Dannels

    Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Deanna P. Dannels (University of Utah, 1999) is Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research explores theoretical and curricular protocols for teacher development, as well as instructional models for designing, implementing,and assessing communication within the disciplines. Dr. Dannels has won a number of different teaching and research awards, including the College of Humanities and Social Sciences recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Award (2015) and Board of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014); the university recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award (2009), the Southern States Communication Association recipient of the John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award (2010), the Western States Communication Association Master Teacher Award (2010) and the National Council of Teachers of English Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication (2009).

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    Dr Victoria J Gallagher

    Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Gallagher's primary area of publication and scholarship is rhetorical criticism, particularly of civil rights-related discourse, commemorative sites (museums and memorials), visual rhetoric, material culture, and public art. She is the principle investigator of the Virtual Martin Luther King project and co-editor of Communicative Cities in the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 2013). Her published essays appear in major journals and book collections and her work has been funded by organizations as varied as the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Engineering Information Foundation. Dr. Gallagher teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in visual and material rhetoric, rhetorical theory and criticism, communication ethics, and organizational communication.

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    Jean Goodwin

    Professor

    Biography

    Jean Goodwin joined NC State in August 2016 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Leadership in Public Science. Goodwin, a professor in the Department of Communication, studies how scientists can communicate appropriately and effectively to non-expert audiences. She took her baby steps in research by examining how citizens who deeply disagree can nevertheless manage to reason with each other. The communication techniques she uncovered among ancient Roman orators and contemporary policy advocates have proved surprisingly relevant to the challenges scientists face when they try to earn trust in controversial contexts. Goodwin uses discourse analysis to tease out the ways outstanding scientist-communicators address difficult audiences on topics such as GMOs and climate change. She also uses conceptual analysis to connect these practices to broader theories of the responsibilities and roles scientists can undertake in civic life.

    In line with the spirit of “think and do,” Goodwin has translated communication theory into practical resources for scientists of all ages who want to hone their communication skills. She has lectured widely and led workshops on science communication. Her National Science Foundation-funded project Teaching Responsible Communication of Science, crafted case studies that invite science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate students to address communication challenges based on actual events. She has also built bridges between scholarly communities by helping communication graduate students find sites for funded research in large science projects, and by organizing a series of conferences bringing together diverse scholars to examine pressing issues in science communication.

    Goodwin received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and her J.D. from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in communication arts from the rhetoric program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to more than 25 years in the classroom introducing undergraduates to the rhetorical tradition, she has mentored graduate students across a variety communication subfields and academic departments. Her essays have been published in international journals in communication, philosophy and the sciences. She has served as a consultant on initiatives by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Union of Concerned Scientists to define the appropriate roles of scientists as advocates.

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    Dr Melissa A Johnson

    Professor

    Biography

    Melissa A. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Communication, where she has taught since 1994. Dr. Johnson’s research explores international communication and ethnicity-related concepts in traditional media, digital media, and public relations. Of particular interest is the role of visual communication in international news. A current stream of research examines the role of ethnic museums and cultural centers in building relationships among various cultural groups in urban settings. Dr. Johnson teaches classes in the networked society, international and intercultural communication, research methods, and public relations. She holds a doctorate in mass communication research from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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    Dr William J Kinsella

    Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Kinsella's research and teaching address the overlapping areas of organizational communication, environmental and energy communication, rhetoric of science and technology, and rhetoric of public policy. He views these areas through an interpretive perspective based in critical theory, phenomenology, rhetoric, and discourse studies. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics (Manhattan College), pursued graduate studies in astronomy and physics (New Mexico State University) and worked as a science educator before completing his master's and doctoral degrees in Communication at Rutgers University. During 2010 he was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for Nuclear Energy and Energy Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany. His work on nuclear energy communication has encompassed the areas of nuclear fusion, environmental cleanup across the US nuclear weapons complex, and commercial nuclear energy in US and global contexts.

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    Dr Ann M Penrose

    Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Penrose studies writing processes, the teaching of writing, and the development of academic and professional literacies. Her work has focused on three transitional periods: the first year of college as students adapt to the literacy demands of the academy; students’ entrance into disciplinary communities and research fields as upperclassmen and graduate students; and socialization and identity among new professionals. She teaches courses on composition theory and pedagogy, empirical research methods, and scientific writing. Dr. Penrose's work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Written Communication, Research in the Teaching of English, Writing Program Administration, and other journals. She and Steven B. Katz co-authored Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse (Pearson/Longman), now in its third edition. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University.

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    Dr Robert L Schrag

    Professor

    Biography

    Robert L. Schrag has taught at NC State since 1980. He is a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers and was named NC State Alumni Distinguished Professor in 1993. He teaches the undergraduate core required course COM 250 Communication and Technology, the DE GEP course [COM 200-601] Communication Media in a Changing World, as well as a number graduate and undergraduate courses on the media, technology and art. A founding member and senior fellow of the American Communication Association, Dr. Schrag has published in their online journal The American Communication Journal. He edited the journal for several years. His work also appears in traditional journals such as Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Communication Education, and The Western Journal of Communication. He has also authored several academic books and works of juvenile fiction, including Taming the Wild Tube: A Family Guide to Television and Video [UNC Press, 1991] and Mystery on Isle Royale [Chapter & Verse Publishing, 2000]. His current activities focus on the use of digital interactive technology in artistic and expressive communication. His digital art has been displayed at the North Carolina Museum of Art, a variety of East coast galleries and, as a result of being one of the winners in the inaugural Art-on-the-Move competition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, on the sides of Raleigh city buses.

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    Dr Jason Swarts

    Professor

    Biography

    Jason Swarts is a Professor in the English Department at NC State University. He is the Director of the Professional Writing Program and teaches courses on theory and research in technical communication, networks, and discourse analysis. His research focuses on genres of instructional communication, distributed work, and mobility.

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    Dr John N Wall

    Professor

    Biography

    A native of North Carolina, Dr. Wall has been a member of the NC State faculty since 1973.

    Dr. Wall is a professor of sixteenth and seventeenth century English literature, with special interests in Spenser, Donne, and Herbert. He is particularly interested in the literature of the English Reformation. He is engaged in a long-term digital humanities project to recrate the experience of worship and preaching at St Paul's Cathedral in London in the early seventeenth century. 

    In addition to his scholarly research and teaching responsibiliteis in the field of early modern English literature, Dr. Wall has served the university by chairing its Reaccreditation Self-Study in the 1990s and by co-chairing the faculty committee that successfuly petitioned the national Phi Beta Kappa organization to grant NC State the right to host a Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Wall also served as Founding Director of the University Honors Program in the early 2000's.

    Dr. Wall was awarded the Holladay Medal for Excellence in 2003.

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    Dr Kenneth S Zagacki

    Professor

    Biography

    Ken Zagacki is a Professor of Communication and Head of the Department of Communication at NC State University. His research includes the study of presidential speeches about American foreign policy, the rhetoric of scientific argumentation, the rhetorical dimensions of visual communication, and the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric. He has published numerous articles in major scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy & Rhetoric, and Rhetoric & Public Affairs

    Ken joined the faculty at NC State in August 2001, before which he was an associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University

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    Dr Andrew R. Binder

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Andrew R. Binder (Ph.D., 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. He conducts research on controversial science topics, including how information about those topics is transmitted through various communication channels and what impact that communication has on risk perception and public understanding of science.

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    Dr Helen J Burgess

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr Burgess has primary research interests in electronic literature, multimodal composition, physical computing and science fiction studies. Long a practitioner of scholarly multimedia publishing, she is coauthor of Red Planet (Markley, Higgs, Kendrick, Burgess 2000) and Biofutures (Mitchell, Burgess, Thurtle 2008), both in DVD-Rom format, and Highways of the Mind (Burgess, Hamming 2014, Penn Press), a multi-touch book for iPad. She is a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization and editor of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. She holds a PhD in English from West Virginia University.

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    Dr Elizabeth A. Craig

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Craig's teaching and research are in the areas of interpersonal and family communication, highlighting a number of communication processes and skills that contribute to enhancing personal relationships. Her research has been featured in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Personal Relationships, and Communication Quarterly. Her current research examines trauma focused equine assisted psychotherapy (TF-EAP). She investigates horse-human interaction as it influences emotional and behavioural changes among adolescent girls that have experienced trauma (e.g., sexual violence, physical and/or verbal abuse). She is a faculty partner with the Center for Family and Community Engagement, conducting research on foster families and coping with ambiguous loss. Her research intersects issues of mental health, developmental assets in youth, human-animal communication, and relationship building through communication.

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    Huiling Ding

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Huiling Ding’s research focuses on how nation states and transnational communities coped with global epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, H1N1 flu, and Zika through mediated outbreak communication and health risk communication. Her publications examined rhetoric of health and medicine, digital rhetoric, social justice, financial communication, intercultural communication, workplace communication, scientific communication, and comparative rhetoric. Dr. Ding is the author of the award-winning book titled Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS, which received National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2016 Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication. In addition, her articles won the 2013 Nell Ann Pickett Award for Best Article in Technical Communication Quarterly and the 2008 Editor’s Pick New Scholar Award from Written Communication. She serves on the Research Committee of CCCC, the Executive Committee of Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, and editorial boards of leading journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Written Communication, and Rhetoric, Globalization, and Professional Communication.

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    Paul Fyfe

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Paul Fyfe is associate professor in the Department of English and coordinator of NC State's Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities. His research and teaching areas include British Victorian literature, the history of print and communications media, and a broad spectrum of digital humanities practices including cultural heritage visualization, content mining, digital pedagogy, and scholarly communications. He has published on Victorian studies topics including the books By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis (Oxford UP, 2015) as well as Victoria’s Lost Pavilion: From Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016), co-authored with an interdisciplinary team working on a virtual model of that building. He is currently pursuing analytics work on digitized nineteenth-century newspapers as well as studies of material texts from the Victorian era, supported by an Andrew S. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School.

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    Ora Gelley

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Ora Gelley holds a Ph.D. in English (2003, Cinema and Media Studies emphasis) from the University of Chicago with doctoral and post-doctoral teaching experience at the University of California, Irvine, Dartmouth College, Tulane University, and Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.  Her teaching interests include Postwar and Contemporary European Cinema; Stardom in Hollywood and Europe; Film Theory; Violence in the Cinema; Women's Cinema; Feminist Theory; Holocaust Representation; and Film and Literature. Her book, Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy (research for which was funded by a 2009 NEH grant) was published in 2012 by Routledge. Her current research project is focused on Violence and "Counterviolence" in New European Cinema. Her essays have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Film Studies, Critical Inquiry, Film Criticism, Films for the Feminist Classroom, Cinema Journal, and Camera Obscura 

     

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    Dr Marsha Gordon

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Since joining the film studies faculty in 2002, Marsha Gordon has taught courses on War Documentaries, Sam Fuller/Nicholas Ray/Douglas Sirk, Educational Film, American War Film, Women & Film, 1950s American Film, Hitchcock + Wilder, Studio Era Hollywood, Warner Bros. in the Golden Age, The Musical, History of Film to 1940, African American Film, International Crime Film, Introduction to Film, and Film & Literature. Her research interests include stardom and movie fan culture through the studio era; the birth and decline of the Hollywood studio system; Sam Fuller, Ida Lupino, and other independent filmmakers of the 1940s and 1950s; orphan films, especially of the educational variety; and the intersections between film and other art forms, such as literature.

    She was the co-editor of The Moving Image (University of Minnesota Press) from 2009-2013, and is the co-founder of Home Movie Day Raleigh.

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    Dr Jessica Katz Jameson

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Jameson's research examines conflict management within organizations with an emphasis on interpersonal conflict and third party intervention. Her research has focused on mediation and dispute system design with attention to the roles of identity and emotion in conflict transformation. Dr. Jameson teaches classes in organizational communication and conflict management. Her work appears in journals such as International Journal of Conflict Management, Negotiation Journal, and Western Journal of Communication as well as the Handbook of Conflict Communication (2013) and other edited volumes. Dr. Jameson is a mediator for the NC State University employee mediation program and serves as President of the International Association for Conflict Management (2016). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    Prof Susan M Katz

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Susan M. Katz, Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1996. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the rhetoric of science and technology and coordinates the English Department Internship Program. Dr. Katz has published articles in The Journal of Engineering Education, The Journal of Business Communication, the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and Programmatic Perspectives. She is the author of The Dynamics of Writing Review: Opportunities for Growth and Change in the Workplace, Writing in a Visual Age, Writing Now, and Start Your Career: 5 Steps to Finding the Right Job after College. Dr. Katz is the recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Outstanding Paper Award, the NCSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Achievement Award for New Scholars in the Humanities and the Arts. In 2011 she was named an NCSU Community of Engaged Faculty Fellow for her work with the undergraduate and graduate internship programs in the Department of English. Dr. Katz is currently in the phased retirement program and will retire at the end of the spring semester in 2018.

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    Dr James Kiwanuka-Tondo

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo is an Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Public Relations program in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University, and Director of International Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has taught numerous courses including Communication Research Methods, Communication Campaigns, Intercultural/International Communication, Public Relations Applications (PR Campaigns), Media Effects, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, and Feature Writing. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo received the award for Outstanding Graduate Teacher of the Year, Department of Communication, 2007/2008; the Advocacy Award for Promoting the Presence of African Americans at North Carolina State University 2007/2008; and the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher  Spring 2007, Department of Communication, North Carolina State University. He also received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award 1999, from Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, University of Connecticut. He has been a principal investigator on several research grants and has authored several publications and conference papers. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, as well as the British Commonwealth Technical Scholarship.

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    Dr Kami A Kosenko

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Kosenko (PhD, University of Illinois) came to NCSU in 2008 and has taught theory, methods, and applied courses on the undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Communication. Kosenko's research focuses on the role of communication in the management of stigmatized conditions and identities. Kosenko is particularly interested in sexual communication and its role in HIV/STI primary and secondary prevention. Dr. Kosenko's research has been published in top communication journals, including Communication Monographs, the Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, and Health Communication. Kosenko also has published in top-tier biomedical journals, such as AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Medical Care, and the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Kosenko has received top paper awards at national and international conferences and has secured internal and external funding (which includes a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health) to support her work.

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    Dr Devin Anthony Orgeron

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Professor Devin Orgeron teaches courses in Film Theory, Film History Since 1940, The New American Director, International Film and Realism, Documentary, and The French New Wave. He also teaches a range of director-focused courses covering filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, Howard Hawks, and the Coen Brothers. Dr. Orgeron researches and writes about cinema and mechanical mobility; cinematic masculinity; contemporary American cinema; film authorship; realism; advertising and commercial images; educational films; and postmodernity. He also collects, shows, and writes about home movies form the 1940s-1960s.

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    Dr Sarah R Stein

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Stein worked in documentary filmmaker, primarily as an editor, for 25 years before getting her doctorate at the University of Iowa in Media Studies. Her current research is in the mediation of rape in the military, and the portrayal of death in the popular media, from a critical cultural studies approach. Her publications in recent years have been co-authored with a number of CRDM students. Dr. Stein teaches classes on communication, culture and technology, film production, and feminist/critical/analytic perspectives.

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    Timothy Linwood Stinson

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Timothy Stinson is associate professor of English at NC State. He has published articles on the Alliterative Revival, printing history, codicology, manuscript illumination, and the application of genetic analysis to the study of medieval parchment. He is editor of the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive, is co-founder and co-director of the Medieval Electronic Scholarship Alliance (MESA), and co-director of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive. His research has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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    Rebecca Ann Walsh

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Rebecca Walsh's research focuses on theories of space and place, anthropocentrism and materiality, and transnationalism. She teaches classes on global modernism; transnational American Studies; world literature; and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Anglo-American literature. She is author of the book The Geopoetics of Modernism (University Press of Florida, February 2015) and has guest-edited a special issue on global diasporas of the journal Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, in addition to publishing essays and articles on race, American empire, and feminist theory. She holds a Ph.D. in twentieth-century literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Dr Stephen B. Crofts Wiley

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Stephen Wiley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. He received his B.A. in Sociolgy and Anthropology at Swarthmore College, his master’s in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Communication Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, Wiley was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting faculty member at the Universidad de Concepción in southern Chile, where he carried out ethnographic fieldwork to see the effects of globalization on ordinary people’s sense of place in the city of Concepción in 2008 and 2012.

  • Grant Bollmer

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    Grant Bollmer studies the history and theory of digital media, with a particular focus on social media platforms, infrastructure, and software. He is the author of the book Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection, which examines the history of connectivity in Western culture as it crosses the development of technological, biological, financial, and social networks. He is currently completing a book titled Theorizing Digital Cultures, which is an overview of different theoretical approaches for the study of digital media and culture. His most recent research examines empathy and affect, both in the history of psychological research and in a range of digital media, from virtual reality and videogames to facial recognition software and social media.

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    Franklin D Cason

    Assistant Professor
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    Casie Fedukovich

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    Teacher, poet, researcher, administrator, writer, editor.

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    Dr Chris Ingraham

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Ingraham’s research focuses on the various ways that our contemporary moment is changing the traditional roles of discourse in democracy. Of particular interest to him is the importance of affect and art relative to citizen involvement in cultural public spheres and civil societies that are increasingly mediated by algorithms. He teaches courses in rhetorical theory and history as well as seminars on critical and interpretive inquiry in the study of culture and media. Among his publications are articles about vernacular rhetoric, archives, public libraries, transdisciplinarity, and algorithms. Dr. Ingraham joined the faculty at NC State in 2015 after finishing his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He doesn’t like referring to himself in the third person.

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    Andrew R. Johnston

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and teach in the Film Studies Program as well as the PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. My research and teaching areas include film history and theory, animation, avant-garde film, color aesthetics, media archaeology, and areas of the digital humanities such as the history of computational technologies and digital archives. My forthcoming book, Pulses of Abstraction: Episodes from a History of Animation (University of Minnesota Press), is a theoretical and historical investigation of abstract animation in cinema and computational media from the 1950s through the 1970s. Highlighting a rich array of graphic techniques, such as etching directly onto the filmstrip, generating rapid, discontinuous montage sequences, or using digital vector displays and programming technologies, I argue that this aesthetic explores the parameters and contours of an expanded media landscape while offering the material out of which a more inclusive, flexible, and dynamic account of cinema can be built. I am also currently writing a series of articles about the historical development of Computer-Generated Imagery from the 1960s through the 1980s and methods of archiving and transcoding these works on contemporary platforms.

  • Nicole M Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    Nicole Lee’s research focuses on the intersection of science communication, public relations and digital media. Her primary program of research examines how public relations practitioners can utilize online dialogue to more effectively communicate about science with lay audiences. She is particularly interested in communication about politically polarized topics such as climate change. Lee has professional public relations experience in a variety of industries, including the sciences, which informs her research and teaching.

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    Stacey L Pigg

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    Dr. Stacey Pigg works at the intersections of digital rhetoric and professional communication to research the impact of networked writing practices on how we work, think, and learn. Her scholarship analyzing how writing takes place through social media, mobile devices, and other networked infrastructures has been published in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Written Communication, and she received the 2015 Nell Ann Pickett Award for best article in Technical Communication Quarterly. Dr. Pigg teaches courses in rhetorical theory, online information design, networked communication practices, and professional and technical communication. She is also the Associate Director of NC State’s Professional Writing Program, where she trains TAs in professional writing pedagogies. Dr. Pigg holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University.

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    Dr Nicholas Thiel Taylor

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    I am honored to join the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Digital Media. Prior to joining NC State, I worked as as a post-doctoral fellow on the Virtual Environments Real User Study (VERUS). VERUS, led by SRI International, was a multi-site, interdisciplinary research program sponsored by the US government. It involved an innovative and collaborative mixture of qualitative and quantitative approaches, applied to the study of connections between avatars in virtual environments such as World of Warcraft and Second Life, and their real world users.

     
  • Dr Emily Winderman

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    After earning her Ph.D. in Rhetorical Studies from the University of Georgia in 2015, Dr. Winderman is thrilled to join the Communication Studies faculty at NCSU.  Her research explores the role of public emotions in the constitution of collective identity in controversies related to women's reproductive healthcare.  In addition to exploring contemporary issues in women's reproductive health, Dr. Winderman also examines the function of emotional appeals in historical discourses so that we might better understand the development of our current reproductive moment.