Research

My research is broadly concerned with rhetoric of science and technology, science communication, genre theory, writing across the disciplines, and open access/open culture.

Current Projects

One of my current projects involves the publication of work from my dissertation, “Genre Change Online: Open Access and the Scholarly Research Article Genre.”

My next research program focuses on the instruction of critical professional genres for scientists and engineers, connecting the studies of genre theory and science communication. In this research, I explore approaches to teaching science writing and communication from both a theoretical and practical approach and discuss applications for a wide variety of scholars. Of particular interest in this program is how rhetorical scholars can effectively engage scientists and engineers as we collectively seek to improve our public communication of complex scientific and technological issues.

Previous Research Programs

Duke Energy-Progress Energy Merger: Research into public discourse surrounding the Duke-Progress Energy merger in the Carolinas announced in 2011. Click the link for information about my publications and presentations resulting from this research program.