The Technical Communication community of faculty are as talented outside the classroom as they are teaching, and many have been published, made nationwide presentations, and have done notable projects worth reading.
Faculty Publications and Presentations
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT CHAIR | TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
(2016) Graduate Writing Support: Research, Pedagogy, and Program Design
With Nigel Caplan, Michelle Cox, and Talinn Phillips. University of Michigan Press
Peer reviewed articles and book chapters
Technical Communication Client Projects and Nonprofit Partnerships: The Challenges and Opportunities of Community Engagement. Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication: Scholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives. (Second author, with Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson). New York: Routledge. (Godwin Agboka and Natalya Matveeva, eds.)
(In press). On the Distinct Needs of Multilingual STEM Graduate Students in Writing Centers. Re/Writing the Center: Pedagogies, Practices, Partnerships to Support Graduate Students in the Writing Center. Logan: Utah State University Press. (Susan Lawrence and Terry Myers Zawacki, eds.)
(2017) The New Mexico Tech Writing Program and Writing Center. Working Writing Programs: A Reference of Innovations, Issues, and Opportunities. Logan: Utah State University Press. (With Maggie Griffin Taylor and Julianne Newmark). Companion site: here.
2015 Creating a Culture of Communication: A Graduate-Level STEM Communication Fellows Program at a Science and Engineering University, Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing. (With Rebecca Clemens, Drea Rae Killingsworth, and Julie Dyke Ford). Available here
2013 Systems of Writing Response: A Brazilian Student's Experiences Writing for Publication in an Environmental Sciences Doctoral Program, Research in the Teaching of English, 48(2).
2013 Building for Sustainability: Boot Camp as a Nexus of Graduate Writing Support. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 10(2). Available here
2012 The Problem of Graduate-Level Writing Support: Building a Cross-Campus Graduate Writing Initiative. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 36(1): 95-118.
2008 Mentoring as a Long-Term Relationship: Situated Learning in a Doctoral Program. Steve Simpson and Paul Kei Matsuda. Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders' Reflections on Academic Enculturation. Christine Pearson Casanave and Xiaoming Li (Eds.). U of Michigan P.: 90-104.
2015 Review of Communicating Popular Science,
Technical Communication Quarterly (in press).
2012 Review of Genres in the Internet: Issues in the Theory of Genre, English for Specific Purposes Journal, 31(1): 70-72.
2010 Review of Technologies in the Second Language Composition Classroom and Plagiarism, the Internet, and Student Learning, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 9(1): 80-82.
2008 Review of Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 7(1): 208-210.
Selected newsletter articles
2013 Geek to Geek Tutoring: The New Mexico Tech Writing and Oral Presentation Center, Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association Newsletter, 1(1). Available here
2011 CCCC ESL Workshop Report: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Writing Programs and Writing Centers, SLW News: The Newsletter of TESOL’s Second Language Writing Interest Section. Available here
2011 Graduate Learning Communities? Integrating Language Support for ESL and Native-English Speaking Graduate Students. SLW News: The Newsletter of TESOL’s Second Language Writing Interest Section, 6(1). Available here
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Peer Reviewed Publications
Kramer-Simpson, E. (2018). Matching technical and professional communication students with internships. Programmatic Perspectives, 10(2), 100-124.
Kramer-Simpson, E. & Simpson, S. (2018). Technical communication client projects and nonprofit partnerships: The challenges and opportunities of community engagement. In G. Y. Agboka and N. Matveeva (Eds.), Citizenship and advocacy in technical communication: Scholarly and pedagogical perspectives, (pp. 91-109). NY: Routledge.
Kramer-Simpson, E. (2017; 2018). Feedback from internship mentors in Technical Communication internships. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 48(3), 359-378. doi.org/10.1177/0047281617728362
Kramer-Simpson, E. (2016;2018). Moving from student to professional: Industry mentors and academic internship coordinators supporting student learning in the workplace. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 48(1), 81-103. doi.org/10.1177/0047281616646753
Kramer-Simpson, E., Newmark, J. & Ford, J. D. (2015). Learning beyond the classroom and textbook: Client projects' role in helping students transition from school to work. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 58(1), 106-122.DOI: 10.1109/TPC.2015.2423352
Non-peer Reviewed Publication
Kramer-Simpson, E. (September 2014). Providing feedback to junior and senior multilingual students at a STEM university. Second Language Writing News. http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolslwis/issues/2014-09-24/2.html.
Conference Presentations and Workshops
“Technical Writers for Good: Humanizing Proposal Writing Through Nonprofit Grants,” at STC, May 2019, Denver, CO.
“Performing Public Writing: Toward More Meaningful Nonprofit Partnerships,” with Steve Simpson and Angelica Perry at CCCC, March 2019, Pittsburgh, PA.
“Institutional Contexts and Programmatic Strategies for Assessing Student Writing” with Steve Simpson and Jesse Priest, NMHEAR, February 2018, Albuquerque, NM.
“Flexible but Frequent: How Any Department Can Build Rich Relationships with Industry Partners through Small, Manageable Techniques,” with Elizabeth Barteau, CEIA, April 2017, Denver, CO.
“Contextualizing Technical Writing in STEM and Beyond: Curricular Design and Assessment Methodologies for Student Learning,” with Jesse Priest and Janet Kieffer, ATTW, March 2017, Portland, OR,
“Degree of Success: Measuring Student Outcomes and Retention/Persistence in a Technical Communication Program,” NMHEAR, February 2016, Albuquerque, NM.
“Viable, Not Just Triable: Research to Discover the Necessary Conditions for a Program” with Lars Soderland on the panel “Advisory Boards in Research and Practice.” CPTSC, October 2015, Logan, UT.
“Developing a Long-term Non-profit Partnership” in the panel “Technical Communication Client Projects and Non-Profit Partnerships: Programmatic Research, Student Voices and Future Directions,” with Steve Simpson, Abi Smoake and Rachel Rayl at CPTSC, October 2015, Logan, UT.
“’The FDA Will Shut Us Down’: The Risks and Rewards of Non-Profit Sector Proposal Writing in the Technical Communication Classroom” with Steve Simpson. CCCC, March 2015, Tampa, FL.
“The Assessment Coordinator Perspective” in the panel “A System of Assessment: The Writing Program from Multiple Perspectives.” NMHEAR, Feb 2015, Albuquerque, NM.
“Internship connections” in the panel “Across Disciplinary Lines: Fostering Connections and Seizing Opportunities at New Mexico Tech.” CPTSC, September 2014, Colorado Springs, CO.
“Technical communication internships as sites of learning and knowledge transformation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
“Data visualization in a classroom context.” ATTW, March 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
“Assessing through internships: Program assessment in research and teaching.” NMHEAR, February 2014, Albuquerque, NM.
“Surprisingly Smooth: TC Interns Juggle the Messiness of the Workplace.” With Rosario Durao and Steve Simpson, CPTSC, September 2013, Cincinnati, OH.
“Service Learning and Client-based Projects in the Undergraduate Technical Communication Program.” ATTW, March 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Grades as a Measure of Student Success: Articulating the Evaluation of Writing in Higher Education.” NMHEAR, March, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Student voices in discussions of teacher feedback.” Second Language Writing Symposium, September 2012, West Lafayette, Indiana.
“Feedback from student voices: How students process and use teacher written commentary.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri.
“Providing efficient and valid evaluation: Feedback on student writing.” NMEAR, February 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Making spaces for students: Teacher feedback and student revision.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2010, Louisville, Kentucky.
“Who gives feedback to multilingual writers?” Symposium on Second Language Writing, November 2009, Tempe, Arizona.
“Re-envisioning student authority in revision” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2009, San Francisco, California.
“Constructing and re-constructing literacy: Second language students' negotiation of teacher feedback and appropriation,” University of New Hampshire Literacy Conference, November 2007, Durham, New Hampshire.
“Negotiating a Partnership: Communication between the Writing Center and Composition Instructors”. North East Writing Center Association Conference, March 2007
“Write Back”. KOTESOL, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 2006.
Workshops and Conference Service
“Opening Spaces for Multilingual Students: Curricular Designs and Pedagogical Innovations for First-year Classrooms and Beyond.” CCCC, March 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
“Keeping multilingual writers in mind: How universal design can lead to inclusive pedagogies and practices” (Part 3, with Christina Ortmeier-Hooper). Workshops, Sessions MW.2 & AW.2. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2009
Symposium Assistant at the 8th Symposium on Second Language Writing. Arizona State University, November 2009.
Symposium Assistant at the Graduate Student Conference at the 7th Symposium on Second Language Writing. Purdue University, June 2008.
Conference Assistant at the University of New Hampshire Literacy Conference, 2007.
Socorro Grants for Puerto Seguro (local homeless shelter): 14/19 grants funded
- 2018 Catholic Foundation grant for 5,800 for washer/dryer upgrade
- 2018 Rice Bowl grant for 1,300 for food and hygiene supplies
- 2018 Episcopal grant for 4,000 for utilities support for clients
- 2017 Catholic Foundation grant for 5,500 for storage container
- 2017 Rice Bowl grant for 865 for food and supplies
- 2017 Episcopal Diocese grant for 3,000 for utilities for clients
- 2016 Episcopal Diocese grant for 2,000 for transportation
- 2016 Rice Bowl grant for 1,680 for shelving
- 2016 Frost Foundation grant for 10,000 for plumbing
- 2016 New Mexico Community Foundation grant for 1,700 for chairs and tables
- 2016 Wells Fargo grant for 5,000 for an extra day of service
- 2015 Episcopal Diocese grant for 2,000 for temporary lodging
- 2014 Frost Foundation grant for 10,000 for kitchen appliance
- 2014 Episcopal Diocese grant for 2,000 for utilities support for Puerto Seguro
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | SOCIAL SCIENCE
2017. Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
2016. “Generating Community, Generating Justice? The Production and Circulation of Value in Community Energy Initiatives.” Teknokultura, 13(2): 511-540
2016. "Trial-and- Error Urbanism: Addressing Obduracy, Uncertainty and Complexity in Urban Planning and Design." Journal of Urbanism. 9(2): 148-165.
2015. “Technological Determinism and Permissionless Innovation as Technocratic Governing Mentalities: Psychocultural Barriers to the Democratization of Technology.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. 1: 98-120.
2014. "Authentic Virtual Others? The Promise of Post-Modern Technologies." AI & Society 29(1): 11-21 here
2013. "Design for Community: Toward a Communitarian Ergonomics." Philosophy & Technology 26(2): 139-157. here
2012. "Technology, Choice and the Good Life: Questioning Technological Liberalism." Technology in Society 34(4): 326-336. here
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Pinto, Marta Pacheco, Joana Moura, and Rosário Durão (2016).“Understanding the visual communication of science and technology in translation: Initial results of an e-survey.” Journal of Translator Education and Translation Studies, 1(2), 2016: 58–77.
Durão, Rosário, Marta Pacheco Pinto, Kristina Henneke, and Karen M. Balch (2014). “Visualizing science and technology across cultures: Results of a pilot study.” Information Design Journal, 21(2), 2014: 99–114.
Durão, Rosário, Tie Wei, Kristina Henneke, Karen M. Balch, Maxwell Hill, and Rachel Rayl (2014). “Visualizing the data visualization network: The DVMap project.” European Scientific Journal, September 2014, Special issue edition, Vol. 1: 232-241, 2014.
Durão, Rosário, and Kyle Mattson (2014). “A more complete experience: Revisiting digital production at connexions.” connexions • international professional communication journal, 2(1) 2014: 3-4.
Durão, Rosário (2013). “International professional communication: An overview.” connexions • international professional communication journal, 1(1) 2013: 1-24.
Ford, Julie Dyke, Julianne Newmark, and Rosário Durão (2015). “Writers among engineers and scientists.” In Undergraduate Writing Majors: Nineteen Program Profiles, edited by Jim Nugent, Greg Giberson, & Lori Ostergaard (Boulder, CO: Utah State University Press), 2015: 106-118.
2009 Technical Translation: Usability Strategies for Translating Technical Documentation, Jody Byrne. The Interpreter and Translator Trainer (ITT), 3(1): 177–180.
[In press] Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson, Steve Simpson, and Rosário Durão (2013). “Building Strategic Partnerships: Experiential Learning and the Technical and Scientific Communication Curriculum.” 2013 Proceedings of the Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication.
Costa, Carlos J., Daniel Bofill, Joaquim Baptista, Marco Neves, and Rosário Durão (2014). “Perspectives on design of communication.” ISDOC ’14, pp. 177-177, 2014, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems and Design of Communication.
APCOMTEC (2014). Os nossos associados: Entrevista a Rosário Durão [Our members: An interview with Rosário Durão] APCOMTEC newsletter (APCOMTEC – Portuguese Association of Technical Communication), 2014.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | ENGLISH
"Sustainability Across the Curriculum: The Rhetorics of the Student Scientist-Activist." Writing Across the Curriculum and Essential Learning Outcomes, forthcoming.
“The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration in Tutorial Sessions.” The Journal of Human Architecture 8.1, 2010.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | ENGLISH
“HathiTrust ACS Report: The Program Era Project.” Presented: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018, University of California, January 25, 2018 (with Loren Glass and Nicole White).
Invited talk, “A Hacker’s Guide to the Digital Humanities.” Presented: Graceland University, March 16, 2017.
Respondent, Post45 Colloquium, Concordia University, November 4-5, 2016.
“You are the UI: Design, Desire, and the User Interface” Presented: Bridging Divides:
Craft, Culture, Critique Conference, University of Iowa, April 8-9, 2016.
Respondent, Post45 Colloquium, University of Iowa, November 6-7, 2015.
“Works Like Magic: Interface, Metaphor, Meaning in the Graphic User Interface.” Presented: Changes and Exchanges: Craft, Culture, Critique Conference, University of Iowa, April 10-11, 2015
“Weird Science: Exploring Technology and the Singularity in China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station.” Presented: Into the Void: Craft, Culture, Critique Conference, University of Iowa, March 29, 2013.
“See Change?: Pattern Recognition, De-Massification, and the Ubiquitous Media Image.” Presented: The Art of Revolution: Craft, Culture, Critique Conference, University of Iowa, March 31, 2012.