Kristin L. Arola
(Washington State University)
Cheryl E. Ball
(West Virginia University)
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Kristin L. Arola is an Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. Her work brings together composition theory, digital rhetoric, and American Indian rhetorics so as to understand digital composing practices within larger social and cultural contexts. Her most recent book, Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment) [with Anne Frances Wysocki, Utah State UP, 2012] is an edited collection that explores how the media we produce and consume embody us in a two-way process. She is also the co-editor of the third edition of CrossTalk in Comp Theory: A Reader [with Victor Villanueva, NCTE, 2011]. Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, and the Journal of Literacy and Technology. She resides in Pullman, WA, with her amazing husband and charming dog.
Jennifer Sheppard is a faculty member in the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Department at San Diego State University, where she serves as the Associate Director of Lower Division Writing. She regularly teaches courses in visual communication, digital and popular culture rhetorics, and professional communication. Her research and publication projects have focused on the intersection of theory and practice in digital writing, new media composing, professional communication, and pedagogy for face-to-face and online instruction. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Literacy and Technology, Hybrid Pedagogy, Computers and Composition, and several edited collections, including Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication and RAW: Reading and Writing New Media. She lives in San Diego, CA, with her partner, Kathryn, and their son, Eli.
Cheryl E Ball is an Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies in the English Department at West Virginia University. Her areas of specialization include multimodal composition and editing practices, digital media scholarship, and digital publishing. Since 2006, Ball has
been editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. She has published articles in a range of rhetoric/composition, technical communication, and media
studies journals including Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Programmatic Perspectives, and Technical Communication Quarterly. Her recent books include a scholarly multimedia collection The New Work of Composing (co-edited with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman, C&C Digital Press) and the print-based RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (co-edited with Jim Kalmbach, Hampton Press).
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