About John Walter

John, circa 2008, in his office at UNC-Wilmington. Taken by Cara Williams.
John, circa 2008, in his office at UNC-Wilmington. Taken by Cara Williams.

John Walter

Contact Info
Email: jwalte17 [at] gmu [dot] edu
Skype: gunnhrafn

Office Hours
Enterprise Hall, Room 321

Office Hours
Online: Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM
On campus: Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15 PM
& by appointment

In addition to teaching ENGH 380 for George Mason University, I’m a Founding Associate and editor, writer, and project manager with The Cooler Minds, LLC, and a student in both the Rhetoric and Writing Ph.D. program at George Mason University and in the Digital Curation Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Maine.

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

I serve as co-chair of the CCCC Committee for Computers in Composition and Communication, on the Editorial Board of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and as a member of the Board of Directors Protempore for the Walter J. Ong Society. 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, paper-based electronics, and mandolin. I blog, quite infrequently, at Machina Memorialis.