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.


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]

October 26, 2015

photoConnie Culler successfully defended her dissertation, Good Works: Commonplaces of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Travel and Tourism Industry. A set of six companies was selected for the study -- Disney, Hilton, Intercontinental, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham – and commonplaces were identified through a blended method of research that employed rhetorical analysis, modified grounded theory, and NVIVO content analysis software. [Read More]

October 20, 2015

photoDr. Paulette Richards, Executive Director of the Atlanta-based digital production company, Ayamedia, presented her work in creating lo-tech videos with her handmade puppets, challenging how we see and think about race and culture. [Read More]

July 13, 2015

photoPastoral and inspiring, the University of Limerick campus in western Ireland served as the perfect backdrop for two back-to-back conferences on technical communication attended by several T&T faculty and students, ProComm 2105 and Sigdoc 2015. [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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Flickering Landscapes Conference

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

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Recent Faculty Publications

Natalie Underberg-Goode

Underberg-Goode, Natalie M.  PeruDigital:  Iterative Design in Cultural Heritage.  American Anthropological Association Conference, December 2014, Washington, D.C.

Mark L. Kamrath

“Early America, American Theosophists, Modernity—and India.” Themed Issue on “Desire and Deceit: India in the European’s Gaze” in Collaboration with Imagology Centre, University of Alba-Iulia, Romania. The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities” 7: 2 (2015): 9-22. http://rupkatha.com/  (peer reviewed)

Rudy McDaniel

McDaniel, R. (2015). Programming perspectives: Teaching computer programming to graduate students in a humanities doctoral program. Programmatic Perspectives (7)2, 213-229.

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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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