Room 42

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Room 42 is a new hybrid, taking the best parts of traditional webinars, interview-style podcasts, and online teaching to move us all in a new direction. In the room, you will find the leaders who are molding the new professionals and advancing the profession. Room 42 is where content professionals come share vetted, peer-reviewed research in and around content, writing, rhetoric, argumentation, analysis, linguistics, and more to help us all be better communicators.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Writing Professionals Can Build Bridges

    Xiaoli Li is an Associate Professor of Professional and Technical Writing at University of Dayton, Ohio. She teaches technical writing, business writing, writing for the Web, usability and UX. During the winter intersessions of 2019 and 2020, she took students in her professional and technical writing in ...

    2021-07-23

  2. Transparency, Big Data, & Composition

    Dr. Amanda Licastro has a doctorate in English and recently moved from her position as an Assistant Professor to take on a role as the Emerging and Digital Literacy Designer at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the intersection of technology and writing, including book history, dystopian ...

    2021-07-08

  3. Don't Be Sidelined By Your Slides

    Dr Traci Nathans-Kelly, is currently the Associate Director for the Engineering Communications Program at Cornell University, College of Engineering. Traci has taught technical, business, engineering, and scientific communication courses since 1989.  She co-authored IEEE’s “English for Technical Professionals” online course, and she serves on the IEEE Educational Activities ...

    2021-06-24

  4. Design Thinking for Writing Professionals

    Native to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr. Jason Tham is an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Prior to working in Texas, Jason lived in Minnesota for 10 years while completing his degrees. Now, Jason teaches user experience research, information design, and digital rhetoric ...

    2021-06-10

  5. Digital Technology & the Future of Work

    Dr Tim Amidon is an Associate Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Colorado State University and holds appointments within the English Department and the Colorado School of Public Health. His research surrounds the interrelationships of technology, agency, and workplace literacy with focused interests in rhetorics of data, risk communication, ...

    2021-05-27