About John Walter

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

Instructor
John Walter

Contact Info
Email: walterj [at] winthrop [dot] edu
Skype: gunnhrafn

Office Hours (via Skype)
Mondays: 7:00-9:00 PM
& by appointment

In addition to teaching WRIT 566: Writing for Sciences and Technology and WRIT 366: Technical Communication for Winthrop 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 media, 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.