To date, most of my scholarship has focused on usability and digital communication practices. Currently, I am working on a couple of projects based on the results of an IRB-approved study designed to capture digital composing habits of first-year students at UAB.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Mapping Use, Story Telling, and Experience Design: User Network Tracking as a Component of Usability and Sustainability. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 32, no. 2, 2018, pp. 198-228.
Technological Familiarity & Multimodality: A Localized and Contextualized Model of Assessment. Computers and Composition Online. Spring 2017, http://cconlinejournal.org/bacha/. (13,602 words + code)
Problematizing and Mediating the Mundane: Walking/Dwelling/Using as Rhetorical Invention. College Composition and Communication, vol. 68, no. 2, 2016, pp. 266-291.
"Taxonomies, Folksonomies, and Semantics: Establishing Functional Meaning in Navigational Structures."Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, vol. 42, no. 3, 2012, pp. 249-263.
Recent Conference Presentations
Mediating the Mundane: An Extended Multimodal Approach to First-Year Composition.
Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO, 2018.
Building a Community of Technical Communicators: On-Campus Student Organizations and Service Learning Partnerships. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Portland, OR, 2017.
What Fundamental/Practical Skills Should Technical Communication Students Possess When they Graduate? Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Logan, UT, 2015.
"Extending the Collaboration across Courses: An Example of a Client-Based Service Learning Project." Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication. Colorado Spring, CO, 2014.
"The 'Digital Native': Multimodal Composer or Sophisticated Tool Specialist." Computers and Writing. Pullman, WA, 2014.
"'Usability Testing' vs. 'Usability Studies': From Testing Use to Sustainable Development Practices." Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Las Vegas, NV, 2013.
"Giving Clients Something they can Use." The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, 2015.
"Narrating Use: Storytelling, Usability and In-Context Testing." The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, 2012.
"Developing a Digital Community in Online Teaching Environments." Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2011.
"Usability Studies and Organizational Cultures." Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2011.
"Researching and Writing about Professional and Technical Communication:
What's Usable about Usability Studies." University of Southern Indian, Evansville IN, 2011.
"The Rhetoric of Use in 2d Design." Blue Ridge Community College, Asheville NC, 2010.
"Writing Center Technologies and Online Writing Instruction." Purdue University, 2010.