ben-headshotI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. I teach courses in Professional WritingExperience Architecture, and Rhetoric and Writing. I am also an Assistant Director of the MA in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing and a HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology Fellow. Before starting at MSU, I spent 7 years as instructor and senior instructor of writing at Florida International University, where I co-founded and coordinated the English Department’s Digital Writing Studio.

My teaching, research, and service aims to help people learn, create, communicate, and participate in today’s increasingly complex and expansive institutional, organizational, and community networks. Routledge’s ATTW Series published my first book titled Communicating Project Management: A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams. In addition, my scholarship has appeared in journals such as Computers and Composition, Transactions on Professional Communication, Technical Communication, and the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

As well, I am also an accomplished songwriter, best known for my work as singer/songwriter with the band No Address. Our co-written song “When I’m gone” spent 22 weeks on Billboard’s Radio Charts peaking at #11 on Rock Radio and #22 on Alternative Rock Radio. No Address completed international and domestic tours in support of our music with acts such as 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, and Shinedown. Our music was placed in popular television shows and movies, such as Annapolis, produced by Touchstone Pictures for Disney. In total, No Address released 3 albums (2 indie), with Time Doesn’t Notice released by Atlantic Records in 2005. Atlantic also released two of No Address’ singles, “When I’m Gone” and “Lasting Words.” Additionally, I have recorded, produced, and released music as recently as 2013 for a solo album called Stop For Nothing.

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