Chris Dayley
Fifth year

  • BS in Social Work, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • M Ed in Educational Leadership, University of Nevada Las Vegas
chris.dayley@usu.edu

Research Interests

State of diversity and inclusion in the field of technical communication, university recruitment and members of marginalized groups.

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The work of education in the age of the digital classroom: Resurrecting Frankfurt school philosophies to examine online education. In Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), 2014 IEEE International (pp. 1-11). IEEE. w/Hoffman, D. D. (2014, October).

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Theories and Practices Regarding Student Retention in TPC Programs. CPTSC Annual Conference. (2015)

The Work of Education in the Age of the Digital Classroom. International Professional Communication Conference. (2014)

Andrew Hillen
First year

  • BA in History and Classics, University of New Mexico
  • MA in History, University of Utah
andrew.hillen@usu.edu

Research Interests

Classical Rhetoric, Genre studies, Disciplinarity, Hellenistic Federalism, Identity within Communities, Gendering in childcare technical documents.

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The rise and fall of the Achaean League: Citizen Soldiers in the Hellenistic Age. Ancient Warefare Magazine 9(5), 18-19.

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Recognition, Contradiction, and Appropriation in Rhetorical Translation, Rhetoric Society of America, May 2016

Historical Technical Communication: Programmatic Implications, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, October 2015

Sherena Huntsman
Second year

  • BS in English, Utah State University
  • MA in English, University of Utah
sherena.huntsman@usu.edu

Research Interests

Composition, rhetoric, international communication, digital media, pedagogy.

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“Epistemological and Language Difference: Cultural Relevancy in Online Pedagogies,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, Spring 2012

“Voicing the Self in Academic Contexts,” Humanities, Education, and Research Association, San Francisco, CA, spring 2015

Breeanne Matheson
Third year

  • BA in English, Brigham Young University
  • MS in Technical Communication, Utah State University
breeanne.martin@usu.edu

Research Interests

Social justice/advocacy, rhetoric, global workplaces.

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Grant-Davie, K., Matheson B., & Stephens, E.J. (Forthcoming). How doctoral students discover long-term identities as technical communication scholars. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

Matheson Martin, B. (2016). Broadening our View of Audience Awareness: Writing for Posthuman Audiences. Proceedings of IEEE Professional Communication Conference.

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Matheson Martin, B. (2016, April). Broadening the Scope of Disability Advocacy in Technical and Professional Communication: A Mental Health Perspective. Presentation at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) 2016 in Houston, Texas.

Petersen, Emily and Matheson Martin, Breeanne (2015, July) Misuse, play, and disuse: Technical and professional communication’s role in understanding and supporting website owners’ engagement with Google Analytics. ProComm 2015, IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Limerick, Ireland. Hayhoe Fellow Award Winners.

Jennifer Scucchi
Second year

  • BS in English, Utah State University
  • MS in American Studies, Utah State University
jennifer.scucchi@usu.edu

Research Interests

Cultural and identity studies in technical communication; accessibility and usability; pedagogy and Transformative Learning Theory; rhetoric of informal communication (gossip, rumor, etc.) and reputation; social justice.

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It's All Relative: My Journey with Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine." University of Nevada Reno CLAGS (2015)

Beth Shirley
Second year

  • BA in English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • MA in Writing, Publishing, and Literature, Emerson College
beth.shirley@aggiemail.usu

Research Interests

Environmental rhetoric and climate change communication, rhetoric of technology, human-nonhuman agency attribution, new materialism.

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Shirley, B., Colton, J. S. (2016). What Can Horse_ebooks Tell Us About Rhetorical Agency?: The Moral Act of Attributing Agency to Nonhumans. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.

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“Ethical Agency: New Materialism as a Mode for Effective Climate Change Communication.” Presentation at Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. October 2016. Salt Lake City, UT.

“Epistemological Play and Cultivating Impactful Relationships through Gamification of Learning in the Classroom, Campus, and Communities.” Panel presentation with Sherena Huntsman and Jennifer Scucci at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland, OR, 2017.

David D. Hoffman
Alumnus

  • BA in History, Brigham Young University
  • M Ed, Brigham Young University
david.hoffman@aggiemail.usu.edu

Select Publications

The work of education in the age of the digital classroom: Resurrecting Frankfurt school philosophies to examine online education. In Professional Communication Conference (IPCC), 2014 IEEE International (1-11). w/Dayley, C. (2014).

Research Interests

Online education, student satisfaction, educational καιρός, symbolic-analytic work, collaboration, strategic contribution, and social dynamics; communication and texts in educational environments; improving course creation, enhancing teaching capabilities, supporting instructors, and creating positive learning experiences for students.

Emily January Petersen
Alumna

  • BA in English, Brigham Young University
  • MA in English, Weber State University
emily.j.petersen@aggiemail.usu.edu

Research Interests

professional identities, women in the workplace, global workplaces, social media/new media, feminism, archival/historical research, technology, power, social justice/advocacy

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Using antenarrative to uncover systems of power in mid-twentieth century policies on marriage and maternity at IBM. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. w/Moeller, R. M. (forthcoming 2016).

Mommy bloggers as rebels and community builders: A generic description. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 6(1), 9-30. (2015).

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The state of female practitioners in technical and professional communication. Modern Language Association, Austin, TX (accepted for 2016).

Students exit quietly: Using critical theory to encourage the dialectic. Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Logan, UT (2015).