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Dr. Jared S. Colton

Dr. Jared S. Colton

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location:

RWST 213

IconPhone: 435.797.8412

Educational Background

Ph.D., Clemson University


Dr. Colton has been at Utah State University since 2014. His research addresses the intersections of rhetorical theory, ethics, and politics in the fields of technical communication and rhetoric, from concerns of pedagogy to social justice. He is particularly interested in how classical and contemporary ethical frameworks inform the production, practice, and critique of collective activism via social and mobile media and accessibility technologies. His work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, Present Tense, and other academic journals.

Select Publications:

Colton, J.S. & Holmes, S. (2018). Rhetoric, Technology, and the Virtues. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.

Colton, J.S. & Holmes, S. (2018). A Social Justice Theory of Active Equality for Technical Communication. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 48(1), 4-30.

Colton, J.S., Holmes, S., Walwema, J. (2017). From NoobGuides to #OpKKK: Ethics of Anonymous' Tactical Technical Communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 26(1), 59-75. (Winner of 2018 Nell Ann Pickett Award)