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Baker, Alana

Edwin "Burt" Aycock

BA: English, Appalachian State University
MA: Technical Communication, East Carolina University

Research Interests: User-centered technology, discourses of innovation, and patents as teachable genres.


Alana Baker

BA: English, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MA: English, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research Interests: Exploring intersections in composition theory, creative writing theory and technical communication theories as they apply to writing pedagogy; examining written interactions between cross-cultural communities; applying rhetorical theories of ethos in pop culture.

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Christina Bethel

BA: English, East Carolina University
MAT: English Education, East Carolina University
MA: English, East Carolina University

Research Interests: Intra/intercultural rhetorics in popular culture with an emphasis on video games and animation, communities of practice and affinity spaces as they apply to framing and performance, critical pedagogy in composition.


Janine Butler

BA: English, University of Maryland, College Park
MA: English, Montclair State University

Research Interests: editing and publishing, identity, multilingual writing, multimodality and accessibility, visual/digital rhetorics, writing program administration.


Patrick Carr

BA: English, St. Bonaventure University
MA: English, University of Rochester
MS: Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Research interests: Representations of organizational identity and legitimacy in discourse; evolutions in these representations; discourses of preservation; discourses concerning the roles and functions of academic and research libraries


Carleigh DeAngelis

BA: Kent State University: English with minors in Latin, Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies. 
MA: Kent State University: English Literature and Language; Focus: Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice.
Research interests: Digital Composition, Multimodal Composition, Memetics, Digital Rhetorics, and Information Design.

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Guyla Evans

BSMT, Medical Technology (Clinical Laboratory Science), East Carolina University
MAEd, Adult Education, East Carolina University

Research Interests:  Construction of patients and discourses encouraged/suppressed by electronic health records


Suzan Flanagan

BA: University of Maryland, University College: Communication Studies with a concentration in Journalism/ Minor in Computer Studies 
MA: East Carolina University: English with a  concentration in Technical and Professional Communication.
Research Interests:  Editing, Usage Error, Grammar, User Experience (UX), and Information Design.


Kerri Flinchbaugh

BS: English, East Carolina University
MAEd: English, East Carolina University

Research Interests:  writing pedagogy, writing centers, WAC and WID, reading and writing as social activities

Chad Holt

R. Chad Holt

BA: Philosophy, Carson-Newman College
MAR: Religion, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Research Interests: Middle East cultural rhetorics, critical discourse analysis, use of visual rhetorics in identity construction.

Gina Kruschek

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Whitney Larrimore

BA: Communications, Methodist University
MA: English and Literature, Fayetteville State University

Research interests: Rhetoric and pedagogy studies, teaching theory and practice


Randy Bernard Marfield

BA: English, Postcolonial Literature, University of Belize
MA: English, Multicultural Literature, East Carolina University

Research Interests: how language, culture and social identity are altered or affected by adopting cultural, discursive and rhetorical practices of dominant cultures in a global society


Gregory J. Orme

BS: Graphic Design, University of Cincinnati
BA: Journalism, Thomas Edison State College
MPA: Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Certificate: Nonprofit Management, Duke University
Research Interests: Communication in organizations and education, public policy, popular culture, and visual rhetoric

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Therese Pennell

BA: English Education at the University of Belize
MA: English with a concentration in Technical and Professional Communication
Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literature
East Carolina University

Research Interests: online education, international policies affecting education (specifically distance education), and international/intercultural technical communication.

Kimberly Denise Thompson

BA: Anthropology, East Carolina University
MA: English, (Literature), East Carolina University

Research Interests: Japanese media, gender studies, multicultural literature, technology and identity, visual and bodily rhetoric


Stephanie West-Puckett

BA: English, North Carolina Wesleyan College
MA: English, East Carolina University

Research Interests:  Digital media and composition, teacher inquiry, service-learning and community engagement, writing program administration