Alumni Interview: Brian Blackburne

June 24, 2015 by
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. In addition to teaching at SHSU, Blackburne has consulted with local and national corporations (e.g., Baker Hughes, Knoll, and […]

Alumni Interview: Mark Pollitt

November 3, 2014 by
Former FBI agent Mark Pollitt first visited UCF while working with the National Center for Forensic Science to develop standards for digital forensics. After his retirement from the FBI, he consulted as a cyber-security expert and did some adjunct teaching before accepting a full time position as a visiting professor at UCF. Shortly afterwards, he […]

Alumni Interview: Michelle Ferrier

October 25, 2012 by
Dr. Michelle Ferrier is a digital content architect and Associate Professor of Communications at Elon University. She is also the founder and managing editor of, and Vice President of Journalism That Matters, a nonprofit organization focused on the new news ecology and media entrepreneurship. With varied experience as a community activist, educator, entrepreneur, media consultant, […]

Alumni Interview: Rusty Carpenter

January 18, 2012 by
Dr. Russell Carpenter came to Eastern Kentucky University in fall 2009 as the first director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity where he is also Assistant Professor of English. While a Texts & Technology student at UCF, he studied writing center spaces through the lens of cultural and political geographies in an attempt to […]