Jacob D. Richter
Welcome! I’m Jacob D. Richter, and I’m a researcher and educator specializing in Rhetoric, Composition, pedagogy, and digital communication. I’m a PhD Candidate in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) program at Clemson University, and I’ve served as the Assistant Director of First Year Composition at Clemson since 2020. My dissertation traces the efficacy of social media in rhetoric and composition pedagogies, and is titled “Inventing Network Composition: Rhetorical Invention and Participatory Learning Ecologies in Digital Pedagogies.” For more on my dissertation research, see my Dissertation Prospectus.
My published Research has appeared in multiple prestigious peer-reviewed journals in rhetoric and composition. My article “Writing With Reddiquette: Network Agonism and Structured Deliberation in Networked Communities” appeared in Computers & Composition. With Jordan Frith, I’ve published “Building Participatory Counternarratives: Pedagogical Interventions in Digital Placemaking” in Convergence: The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies. Additionally, I’ve published “The Infosphere Probe: An Annotated Bibliography for a Post-Truth Age” in Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, “Cameraphone Composition: Documentary Filmmaking as Civic-Rhetorical Action in First Year Composition” in Xchanges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum (Forthcoming), and “Inventing Networked Electracies” in the journal Textshop Experiments. Additionally, I’ve published book reviews and other writing in places such as The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, and in The Journal of Business and Technical Communication. In addition to published research, I’ve presented at nearly all of my discipline’s most prestigious conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) conference, the Computers & Writing conference, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) conference, and the Northeast Modern Language Association conference. You can read more about my research on this site’s Research tab
I regularly Teach upper and lower division courses in Business Communication (see my Summer 2020 syllabus), in Technical Communication (see my Summer 2021 and Summer 2019 syllabi), and in First Year Composition (see my Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, or Fall 2019 syllabi). Before coming to Clemson, I was a Writing Instructor at SUNY Cortland in upstate New York, where I taught themed courses in First Year Composition, as well as an Instructor of Basic Writing at Onondaga Community College. My pedagogy values inclusivity, equity, active learning, and the elevation of marginalized voices. I pursue my teaching as research, and my research in my teaching. You can learn more about my pedagogy on this site’s Teaching tab.
I’m also a dedicated Leader and Administrator in higher education. In the 2020-2021 academic year, I served as Clemson University’s Assistant Director of First Year Composition. In this role, I assisted first-time graduate writing instructors with their teaching responsibilities. Additionally, I helped to redesign the Composition programs curriculum, created video content for the program’s YouTube channel, and compiled resources and lesson plans for program-wide distribution. At my PhD program’s chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, I’ve served in various roles such as President, Professional Development Coordinator, Archivist, and Graduate Student Government Senator. Additionally, my Service work stretches beyond Clemson and into the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition. I serve as the Assistant Communications Editor for Xchanges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum. I’ve helped organize professional conferences such as the Carolina Rhetorics Conference, have reviewed manuscripts for publishers such as Writing Spaces, Parlor Press, and The Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition, and I’ve served on the Digital Presence Committee for WPA-GO. I was a HASTAC Scholar for the 2018-2020 term, and am currently a Bedford/St. Martin’s New Scholar. You can read more about my Service and Administrative work on this site’s Service tab.
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