I teach various core courses in the communication and media program at njit. current work in social media and ubiquitous computing provides the pedagogical framework for graduate level study in the masters program for professional and technical writing.

media technologies and the literary arts

critical work in these two fields of study begins by recognising that together they constitute an enduring legacy of modern industrial society’s ongoing social, economic and political investment in furthering scientific as well as cultural knowledge. the courses I have developed and taught in njit's communication and media program acknowledge first and foremost the important relationship between knowledge building and representational practices that continues to link the earliest alphabetic scripts to today’s vast array of electronic media formats. full course descriptions and outlines are available by clicking on the course title.

  • our program begins formally with an introduction to mass media and its historical development over the last two centuries as an economic, cultural and political framework of knowledge - communication theory: ENG 302.

  • a special video narrative course introduces students to different video-based, multimedia environments in order to develop new strategies for both reading and writing within our increasingly screen-oriented culture. - video narrative: COM 303.

  • one of the most valuable elements of the com/media program is its capacity to interpret and analyze media from a literary-centred discipline, while providing critical perspectives on electronic/programmable forms of writing. this course challenges us to engage with these technologies both creatively and critically as individual producers: where the poets meet perl - Electronic Writing Workshop: COM 390.

  • our new graduate course investigates electronic media as a new social environment, building upon the online participation of students at both collective and individual levels of practice. with the help of such popular web formats, as blogs, wikis, chat, Twitter and virtual worlds, the course engages with primary scholarship on the relationship between mediated communication and human community - Social Media, Theory and Practice: PTC 629