Some of the things I'm working on.
My first book, Antimonopolist 2.0: Toward an Economics for Composition, is completed and under contract. The book uses four case studies of different forms of economic activity in academic contexts connected to the military in order to argue for an expanded sense of the value of different forms of academic labor and capital. Writing, as a technology, substitutes capital-intensive processes for labor-intensive processes, and that act of substitution is economic in nature. Such an understanding demands that we see all of rhetoric and composition as field for economic investigation.
An Algorithmic Poem
Stanzas and syllables and powers of two
This poem is a bit of a parlor trick: I'll read it aloud to you and ask you to select a single line that in some way captures your attention. Identify which stanzas the line appears in. If you tell me which stanzas, I'll tell you which line you picked. The trick relies on syllable-counting and binary multiplication: the poem is, in effect, a computer, or at the very least a calculator. Perceptive readers will note that the longest line is thirty-one syllables, just shy of thirty-two, which has a significant relationship to the number of the poem's stanzas.
Smith Grant Proposal
Funded May 2015–May 2016
I was awarded a WSU Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment Grant in 2015 for a project titled "Using Online Peer Review and Write-to-Learn Assignments to Improve Writing Quality, Classroom Engagement, and Knowledge Transfer." Following the completion of that grant and another, I'm continuing to use data-driven approaches to look into how using Eli Review and other technologies and approaches might transform pedagogies in a variety of classrooms.