I'm an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication & Data Visualization in the English Department at Virginia Tech, where I teach courses in technical communication, literacies, and rhetorics of technology.
My past research investigated the uptick and uptake of coding as a form of literacy across educational and professional contexts. My recent research engages questions about understanding how coding is a form of writing. Through this research, I hope to help myself and others learn more about how people have developed and learned how to use written languages to figure digital data rhetorically and in culturally meaningful ways.
I recently concluded a case-study of a web developer, whose coding supported data-journalism work to find and tell stories with large sets of data. I'm currently preparing publications of this research.
I'm always interested in hearing from colleagues and past, current, or potential students. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter as @lndgrn.