Lecturer, professional writing (science and technology), Massey University, School of English and Media Studies
I am a lecturer in professional writing (science and technology) in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University in New Zealand. I am also the course coordinator and lecturer for a first year science communication paper, and teach a second year paper in digital technical writing. I am originally from Texas where I received my Ph.D. in technical communication and rhetoric with a concentration in eHealth communication. My research interests include digital writing strategies and literacies in eHealth and science communication, narrative medicine (e.g. illness and disability narratives), new and social media approaches to interactive storytelling in science communication, and the visual-material rhetorics of story map journals as interactive science reporting (applied practice and theory). My research has been published and presented at numerous international conferences on subjects that intersect studies in technical-science communication, literature, health sciences and humanities, disability, and technology.
Evidence-based scicom: Research exploring new and social media
Research paper: Inquiring science minds want to know: A visual-material approach to understanding the applied practice of interactive science reporting and audience engagement (Presenter)