Matthew Cox joined the ECU TPC faculty in summer 2012. He is currently in the initial stages of a book length project on LGBT professional identity as narrative practice within a Fortune 500 workplace. He is also working on an essay titled "A Queerness of Belonging," for the forthcoming edited collection Echoes of Home: Bringing Home to Work. He also has over 12 years of industry experience in software documentation and publishing for software and hardware user guides. He has worked extensively as a freelance editor and web content consultant. He remains active in the Queer Caucus of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (4C) and the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).
B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington
M.S. Utah State University
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
technical and professional writing
LGBT and queer rhetorics
cultural rhetorics and studies within professional writing
studies in professionalization and identity as narrative
6715: Technical Writing
3880: Writing for Business & Industry
3040: Introduction to Professional Writing
Selected Publications and Presentations
“Kairotic Gaze/Gays: LGBTQ Identity & Graduate Student Professionalization in the Humanities.” (with Travis Webster) Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students (Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development). Eds. Sue Webb & Andréa Davis. 2012.
“Teaching with Technology: Remediating the Teaching Philosophy Statement.” (with Dánielle N. DeVoss, Karissa Chabot-Purchase, Phill Alexander, Barb Gerber, Donnie Johnson Sackey, Staci Perryman-Clark, Julie Platt, and Mary Wendt) Computers & Composition. Volume 29, Issue 1 (2012) 23-38.
“The Relationship Between Innovation and Professional Communication in the ‘Creative’ Economy.” (with David E. Hailey Jr. and Emily Loader) Journal of Technical Writing and Communication – Volume 40, Number 2, April 2010.