Cana Itchuaqiyaq
First year

  • ALB in Environmental Studies, Harvard University
  • MA in Communication, Persuasion, & Rhetoric, Idaho State University
cana.itchuaqiyaq@usu.edu

Research Interests

Social justice/advocacy, issues regarding aging and other marginalized populations.

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(2018). #DisruptAging. Popular Culture Association National Conference (PCA/ACA), Indianapolis, IN.

(2016). Baddie Winkle: Creating a New Senior Moment. Popular Culture Association National Conference (PCA/ACA), Seattle, WA.

(2016). Embracing Performativity in Aging and Communication Research: An Analysis of Baddie Winkle's Instagram Profile. Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference, Pocatello, ID

Angie Kelson-Packer
First year

  • Information forthcoming

Andrew Hillen
Second 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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(2017). Under Pressure: Divisions Among the Greeks in Italy. Ancient Warfare Magazine 11(2), 19-23.

(2015). 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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(2017). A Historical Example of How Language Defines Disciplinary Genre. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland, OR.

(2016).Recognition, Contradiction, and Appropriation in Rhetorical Translation, Rhetoric Society of America

(2015). Historical Technical Communication: Programmatic Implications, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

Sherena Huntsman
Third year, ABD

  • 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

Jennifer Scucchi
Third 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; rhetoric of informal communication; decorum; pedagogy; social justice.

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(2017). Playing Well with Others in the Composition Classroom. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland OR.

(2017). Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Empowering Technical Communication Students with Pedagogy of Empathy, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA), Salt Lake City.)

Beth Shirley
Third year, ABD

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

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

Breeanne Matheson
Fourth year, ABD

  • 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.

Chris Dayley
Sixth year, ABD

  • 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

Issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion, and retention in technical and professional communication academic programs.

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Dayley, C., & Walton, R. (in press). Informing efforts to increase diversity: Academic programs and student motivation in technical and professional communication. Programatic Perspectives.

(2014). 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.

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(2017). The Consequences of Unsystematic Naming Conventions in Technical and Professional Communication Academic Programs. Graduate Student Research Competition at the SIGDOC conference.

(2017). Student perceptions of diversity in TPC academic programs. CPTSC Annual Conference.

David D. Hoffman
Alumnus

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

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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 (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).