About Texts and Technology

The Ph.D. in Texts and Technology program is part of a growing interdisciplinary field combining scholarly study, creative production, and assessment of digital media texts. The curriculum emphasizes theory and practice in new media supplemented by historical grounding in pre-digital media studies. This innovative program prepares students for research, teaching, and program development.  Areas of research and production include digital archiving and editing, asset management, predictive modeling, information architecture, visualization, web design, distributed education, and game design.  Graduates from the Texts and Technology program have gone on to such positions as: Assistant Professor of English, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Director of Course Design and Production, Dean of Distance Learning, and Managing Editor.

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Assistant Professor, Texts and Technology

Highlights

February 8, 2016

photoT&T student, Carissa Baker, attended the UCF Dissertation Forum, a one-day event hosted by the UCF Libraries and the UCF College of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with the UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty and ProQuest Academic. [Read More]

January 26, 2016

photoOn Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the T&T Guest Speaker Series brought T&T Alum Brian Blackburne (2008) to campus. Dr. Blackburn shared lunch with T&T students, faculty, and staff and discussed his experience with the hiring and tenure process. [Read More]

December 8, 2015

photoFive courageous T&T students participated in mock job interviews to assist them in preparing for the job market. Sandy Branham and Clayton Benjamin held their interviews via Skype, and Emily Johnson, John Bork, and Eric Murnane participated in face-to-face interviews. [Read More]

October 30, 2015

photoEmily K. Johnson successfully defended her dissertation, Making waves, mixing colors, and using mirrors: The self-regulated learning support features and procedural rhetoric of three whole-body educational games. [Read More]

October 29, 2015

photoJohn Lamothe, a graduate of Penn State University and current T&T student, successfully defended his dissertation, Disciplinary Mythologies: A Rhetorical-Cultural Analysis of Performance Enhancement Technologies in Sports, in UCF’s Center for Graduate Studies. [Read More]

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Featured Alumni Interviews

Brian Blackburne

Dr. Brian Blackburne begins the fall 2015 semester at Sam Houston State University as a newly promoted Associate Professor in Technical Communication, where he has worked since graduating from the Texts and Technology Program in 2008. [Read More]

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Events

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Flickering Landscapes Conference

Friday, November 13, 2015 - Saturday, November 14, 2015

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Recent Faculty Publications

Stephanie Vie

Writing in an age of surveillance, privacy, and net neutrality.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 20.2 (2016, January). Web. co-authored with Estee Beck, Angela Crow, Heidi McKee, Colleen A. Reilly, Jennifer deWinter, Laura Gonzales, and Danielle Nicole DeVoss.

Stephanie Vie

How are we tracked once we press play? Surveillance and video games.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 20.2 (2016, January). Web. co-authored with Jennifer deWinter

Rudy McDaniel

McDaniel, R., & Fanfarelli, J.R. (2015). Rhythm and cues: Project management tactics for UX in game design.  International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, (7)3, 20-37. Special Issue on UX and Project Management. 

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T&T Student Organization Spring Lunch Social

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy time together at the T&T Student Organization’s Spring Lunch Social at the MIRC Gallery in March. The lunch provided a fun and informal way to continue discussions started in a workshop earlier that day led by Dánielle Nicole DeVoss, Professor in Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.

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