We imagine Nathan will write his dissertation using only the letters A, B, X, and Y.
Congratulations to Nathan Hulsey, who passed his preliminary exam yesterday and is now officially ABD! His committee consists of Adriana de Souza e Silva (Chair), Nick Taylor, Rebecca Walsh, and Steve Wiley.
After beating the exam/prospectus boss Nathan will now level up and face his dissertation, tentatively titled “For Play: Games, Seduction and Everyday Life.”
mobile technologies in everday life?
We owe a congratulation or two to CRDMer Tabita Moreno, who passed her preliminary exams earlier today. Congratulations, Tabita!
Her working dissertation title is “Anytime-anywhere: mobile communicative practices and patterns of interpersonal interactions in everyday lives.
” Her committee members are Steve Wiley (chair), Adriana de Souza e Silva
, Liz Craig
, and Jason Swarts
, with Jessica Jameson
serving as a temporary committee member.
We look forward to learning more about Tabita’s project!
It’s time to party in the public sphere. This Wednesday, April 24th, Jeff Swift passed his comprehensive exams. Congratulations, Jeff!
Jeff’s committee consists of Carolyn Miller
(chair), Matt May
, Vicki Gallagher
, and David Rieder
. According to Dr. Miller, he’ll be writing his dissertation about “flash publics and a recuperated public sphere.” Digital rhetoric, meet Locke, Burke, and Habermas…
Kevin may or may not have written his entire dissertation in binary code.
Congratulations to CRDM’s Kevin Brock, who recently (a technical hiccup makes this post far more belated than it wanted to be) successfully defended his dissertation, titled Engaging the Action-oriented Nature of Computation: Towards a Rhetorical Code Studies.
His committee was made up of Dr. David Rieder (chair), Dr. Susan Miller-Cochran, Dr. Jason Swarts, and Dr. Ken Zagacki.
We are also proud to note that Kevin landed a cushy job at the University of South Carolina, where he will be teaching the ins and outs of rhetorical code studies, digital writing, and first year composition to the Gamecocks for the forseeable future.
For more on Kevin, click here. To see Kevin’s job on a map, click here. For more on Gamecocks, click here.
Big Ups to the newly-endoctored Christopher Cummings, who successfully defended his dissertation titled Impacts of Communicating Secondary Risks on Risk Reduction Responses: The Case of Nanoparticle-Formulated Sunscreens this week! Christopher’s committee was chaired by David Berube, joined by Jason Swarts, Deanna Dannels, and Andrew Binder. Soon-To-Be-Doctor Cummings will officially receive his degree in the upcoming May commencement ceremony, after which we can only assume he will indulge in some well-deserved (and well-protected) fun in the sun!
Regular classroom got you down? Need advice about how to redesign your teaching space? Feeling stuck behind the podium? Are your students computer-human assemblages who face away from each other and into the icy void of cyberspace? Ask Dr. Dana Gierdowski!
Dana defended her dissertation, titled Geographies of a Writing Space: A Study of a Flexible Composition Classroom, this past Wednesday, and she passed with flying colors. Dana’s committee members were Chris Anson, Bob Beichner (Physics), Deanna Dannels, Vicki Gallagher, and Susan Miller-Cochran (chair). Dr. Gierdowski’s research focuses on how reconfigurations of learning space can also change the writing and learning experience. We wonder–when will the first year writing course invest in a holodeck?
Fernanda’s dissertation already has its own logo. Just don’t tell the music group with the same name.
We congratulate Fernanda Duarte for being the most recent CRDMer to successfully earn the prestigious ABD designation. Her committee members, Adriana de Souza e Silva (Chair), Jeremy Packer, David Rieder, and Steve Wiley, were impressed by her dissertation project which is tentatively titled “FRACTAL FLESH: Politics of Mobility in Pervasive Computing.”
If her dissertation is anything like everything else she’s done in the program, it will be stellar. We can’t wait to not have to go anywhere to read it because it’s available online everywhere.*
*See what I did there? Mobility in pervasive compu …. oh never mind.
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We congratulate Melinda on passing her preliminary exams and becoming a Doctoral Candidate.
Melinda’s committee is chaired by Dr. Jessica Jameson and consists of Dr. William Kinsella, Dr. Susan Katz, and Dr. Jason Swarts from NC State, and Kathy Sturgis as an External Consultant. Her dissertation topic is “Training rhetoric and workplace reality: A narrative approach to understanding conflict training transfer.”
This is not Valeska’s committee, but these folks don’t look happy with Valeska’s interest in “upward dissent strategies.”
The CRDM student blog congratulates Valeska (Wittek) Redmond on successfully passing her written and oral exams and earning the much-coveted ABD.
Valeska’s committee is made up of Dr. Jessica Jameson (chair), Dr. Elizabeth Craig, Dr. Susan Miller-Cochran, and Dr. Bart Craig (psychology) from NC State, and Cathy Zimmer from UNC-CH.
Her dissertation topic is the relationship among conflict styles, upward dissent strategies, and leader-member exchange (LMX) relationships.
The students of the CRDM program congratulate Kate Maddalena for passing her preliminary exams and officially becoming a PhD Candidate.
Kate’s committee consists of Bill Kinsella (chair), Jeremy Packer, David Rieder, and Jason Swarts. The working title of her dissertation project is “Material Manipulatives, Theoretical Play, and a Digital Episteme.”
Our word of warning to Kate is simple: don’t build your dissertation too tall (it will eventually crush itself).