ben-headshotBenjamin Lauren is an Assistant Professor of Experience Architecture (XA) in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University, where he teaches Professional WritingExperience Architecture, and Rhetoric and Writing. He is also an Assistant Director of the MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing and a HUB for Innovation and Learning in Technology Fellow. Additionally, Ben is the current Book Editor at Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ), where he produces the Communication Design podcast series. His research investigates how people learn to participate in today’s increasingly complex and expansive organizational networks.