Monthly Archives: June 2013

Josh Reeves, PhD

Josh Reeves, PhD to MemphisThe CRDM student blog is proud to congratulate Dr. Joshua Reeves for successfully defending his dissertation earlier today just a few short months after becoming ABD. His project, titled “If you See Something, Say Something: Communication, Surveillance and Citizenship,” was overseen (couldn’t resist the pun) by a committee co-chaired by Jeremy Packer and Hans Kellner, with Matt MayVictoria Gallagher, and Mark Andrejevic (of the University of Queensland) serving as committee members.

Josh also joins the ranks of employed CRDM grads: he is leaving Raleigh for a new home in Memphis, TN, where he will be an Assistant Professor of New Media in the Communication Department at the University of Memphis.

Nice work, Josh.


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Robin Snead, PhD

Tracing activity

This tracing activity might help expose some of the multimodal practices of university students.

We heartily congratulate Robin Snead on successfully defending her dissertation, titled Tracing Activity: The Multimodal Composing Practices of First-Year Writing Students. Robin’s committee included Chris Anson, Deanna Dannels, Carolyn Miller, and Susan Miller-Cochran (chair).

We remember way back when Dr. Snead was still Robin Snead, ABD. Nice work, and way to represent the program!

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Wendi Sierra PhD

Congratulations to Wendi Sierra for successfully defending her dissertation! Her work explores gamification as 21st century education, and helped her land a cushy job in the Department of English at St. John Fisher College, where she will be co-directing a new interdisciplinary major: Digital Cultures and Technologies.

Wendi, we’ve enjoyed talking you up on the blog, and we’ll miss you. We’re sure you’ll Cs the day in Rochester, NY!

St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College. Where you end up when you beat the dissertation game as thoroughly as Wendi did.

P.S. If you’d like to see Wendi’s job mapped alongside those held by her fellow CRDM grads, click here.

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