John Paul Walter

Teacher, Student, and Writer in Silver Spring, Maryland

John Paul Walter

Teacher, Student, and Writer in Silver Spring, Maryland

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I’m the Assistant Director of Writing Across the Curriculum and a Ph.D. student in the Writing and Rhetoric program at GMU.

I study and teach the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and culture, with particular interests in digital rhetoric and composition, technical communication, WID/WAC, digital curation, media ecology/orality-literacy studies, medieval rhetoric and poetics, and the practices and technologies of memory.

I serve on the Editorial Board of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and have served on and been co-chair of the CCCC Committee for Computers in Composition and Communication.

In the past, I’ve been faculty at Creighton University, Winthrop University, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I’ve also served as an editor, writer, and project manager with The Cooler Minds, LLC, of which I was a Founding Associate. From 2004-2007, I was a processing archivist for Saint Louis University’s Walter J. Ong Manuscript Collection.

In my spare time, I tinker with Arduinos, handmade books, paper-based electronics, and mandolin; read science fiction and fantasy; and play a variety of table-top role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Trail of Cthulhu, and Nights Black Agents.

I live in the Washington, DC area with my wife and our college-student son.

Image of Spouting Rock, above Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs, CO.