tim lockridge

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Tim Lockridge

Assistant Professor of English / Miami University


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Virginia Tech
  • BA, English, University of Southern Indiana



  • Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing (digital monograph). With Derek Van Ittersum.
  • Writing the Telephone, Writing the Cloud.


  • Transliguality, Transmodality, and Difference: Exploring Dispositions and Change in Language and Learning. Written with Bruce Horner and Cynthia Selfe. Enculturation Intermezzo Digital Monograph Series (Jeff Rice, Series Editor). 2015. ISBN: 0986433314. Link


  • “Cultural Studies and Composition.” Written with Diana George and John Trimbur. In A Guide To Composition Pedagogies, Second Edition. Oxford University Press. 2014.

  • “Challenging the Rules and Roles of Gaming: Griefing as Rhetorical Tactic.” Written with Evan Snider and Dan Lawson. In Guns, Grenades, and Grunts: The First-Person Shooter. Continuum International Publishing Group (Approaches to Digital Game Studies Series). 2012.

  • “Why Linearity is Not the Issue: Or, The New Work of Composing is Much Like the Old, Only Different.” Written with Diana George and Dan Lawson. In The New Work of Composing. Computers & Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. 2012.


  • "The Kairos Preservation Project." Computers and Composition 46 (December 2017): 72-86

  • “Rhetorical Situations, Research Writing, and Genre: Cross-Institutional Collaboration on Curriculum Design.” Written with Diana George, John Trimbur, Anne C. Wheeler, Kat Gonso, Amy Patterson, and Dan Lawson. Journal of College Writing 10 (2010): 1–42. 2010.

  • “Icons and Genre: The Affordances of” Written with Jennifer Cover. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 9.3: 2009.


  • “Review of Writing for the Web and Designing Web-Based Applications for the 21st Century Writing Classroom.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 2015.


I am a Senior Editor of Computers & Composition Digital Press, and I have contributed to the development, accessibility, and delivery of many born-digital scholarly books, including:

  • Hidalgo, Camara Retorica (2017)
  • Roozen & Erickson, Expanding Literate Landscapes (2017)
  • Shipka, Hidalgo, Anderson, & Campbell, Reconstructing the Archive (2016)
  • Carpenter, Apostel, Apostel, & R. Selfe, Sustainable Learning Spaces (2015)
  • Rhodes & Alexander, Techne (2015)
  • Lewis, Strategic Discourse (2015)
  • Fulwiler & Marlow, Con Job (2014)
  • McKee & DeVoss, Digital Writing Assessment & Evaluation (2013)
  • Ulman, DeWitt, & C. Selfe, Stories that Speak to Us (2013)


  • “CCDP as a Case Study for Digital Publishing Efforts.” With Cynthia Selfe, Gail Hawisher, Patrick Berry, & Melanie Yergeau. Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. (3,600 words). 2016.

  • "Thinking About Multi (or Trans-) Modality, and Trans (or Multi-) Linguality: Power, Ideology, and Emerging Questions.” With Bruce Horner and Cynthia L. Selfe. Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. 2014.

  • “Collaboration and the Construction of Archives.” MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network. 2013.


  • “Evaluating a Workflow for Authoring Multimodal DITA.” Written with Carlos Evia and Sean Healy. In Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (pp. 185-186). 2013.

  • “Structured Authoring meets Technical Comics in Techcommix.” Written with Carlos Evia, Michael Stewart, Siroberto Scerbo, and Manuel Perez-Quiñones. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (pp. 353-354). 2012.


  • Reading Culture 7th Edition Instructor’s Manual. To accompany Reading Culture by Diana George & John Trimbur. Written with Dan Lawson, Kara Mae Brown, and Anne Wheeler. Pearson Publishing. 2009.

  • Composition at Virginia Tech Custom Textbook Chapters (2007-2011): “Writing In Electronic Environments: Text and Technology,” “Writing in Electronic Environments: Multimodal Composition” written with Evan Snider and Scott Kowalewski, “Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing” written with Kelly Pender, and “Visual Literacy” written with Diana George. Pearson Custom Publishing.


  • "Writing with Emergent Writing Technologies: Beyond Word Processing Research." Written with Derek Van Ittersum. Submitted to the CCCC Research Initiative for $10,000. September 2015. Not funded.

  • “Balancing Entertainment and Information Content in Technical Communication Comics.” PI: Carlos Evia. Co-PI: Manuel Perez Quinones. Grant Proposal submitted to Google Research Award Program for $92,518. August 2011. Not funded.

  • “Balancing Entertainment and Information Content in Technical Communication Comics.” PI: Carlos Evia. Virginia Tech Dept of English Seed Grant. Awarded $1306. May 2011. Funded.

  • “Teaching to the Outcomes–A First-year Symposium.” PI: Diana George. Virginia Tech Office of Academic Assessment and the Department of Learning Technologies. Awarded $7500. July 2010. Funded.

  • “Synergistic Approach to Applying Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and Music for Teaching Science and Mathematics Concepts to Young Children.” PI: Carlos Evia. Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment. Awarded: $20,000. May 2007. Funded.


  • "DIY Locksmithing." Conference on Community Writing. Boulder, CO. 2017.

  • "Text Expansion and Wonder." Computers and Writing. Findlay, OH. 2017.

  • "Developing a Pedagogical Space through Web Scholarship Preservation." Computers and Writing. Findlay, OH. 2017. With Enrique Paz and Cynthia Johnson.

  • "Writing with Markdown." Computers and Writing. Rochester, NY. 2016.

  • "Workflow Friction: Designing writing processes around difficulty." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. 2016.

  • "Designing Writing Technologies." Computers & Writing. Menomonie, WI. 2015.

  • “Shifts in Markup: Early Hypertext Theory and Contemporary Writing Technologies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. 2015.

  • “Collaborating on Convergences: Multi- (or trans-) Modality, and Trans- (or multi-) linguality.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. 2014.

  • “Everyday Methods: Tools of the Digital Scholar.” Computers and Writing. Pullman, WA. 2014.

  • “Complicating Digital Transparency: A Pedagogical Approach.” Conference on College Composition and Communication: Computer Connection. Indianapolis, IN. 2014.

  • “Accessibility as Professional Practice: Producing and Circulating Digital Scholarship.” Computers and Writing. Frostburg, MD. 2013.

  • “The Digital Rhetorician as an Agent of Social Change.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. 2013.

  • “Balancing Entertainment and Information Content in TechCommix.” Presented with Carlos Evia. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Annual Conference. Saint Louis, MO. 2012.

  • “Hacking and the Commercialization of Delivery.” Computers and Writing. Raleigh, NC. 2012.

  • “Self-Publishing Hackers: Print Zines as Sites of Dissent.” Computers and Writing. Ann Arbor, MI. 2011.

  • “Into the Archives of Participatory Culture: Remediating Print Fanzines and Digital Collaboration.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. 2011.

  • “Affordances and Artifacts: Web Design in the Composition Classroom.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 2010.

  • “Shared Economies: Exploring an Enthusiast Frame for Writing Studies.” Computers and Writing. Lafayette, IN. 2010.

  • “Collective Revision: How Unsanctioned Fan Communities Rewrite Popular Culture.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. 2010.

  • “What It Is: Lynda Barry, Web Comics, and the Movement of a Medium.” International Conference on Narrative. Birmingham, UK. 2009.

  • “Moving Information Through Multimodal Assignment Sequencing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. 2009.


  • "Digital publishing with Computers & Composition Digital Press." Presented (via Skype) to Stanford University publishing seminar, hosted by Adam Banks. August 3, 2017.
  • "Hypertext and Digital Rhetoric." Presented (via Skype) to Jennifer Grouling's Composition Pedagogy graduate seminar at Ball State University, April 19, 2017.
  • "An English Studies Approach to Digital Editing & Publishing Pedagogies." Presented to Virginia Tech Department of English, February 15, 2017.
  • "Digital Publishing: Processes and Practices." Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute, Ohio State University. May 2016.
  • "Collaborative Writing: The Impact of Social Media." Oakland University Writing Center. November 2015.
  • "Hackers, Sci-Fi, and Self-Publication: The photocopied page and the future of digital writing." Oakland University. November 2015.
  • "Guest Lecture: Digital Publishing." Oakland University Honors College. November 2015.
  • “The Academic Job Search: Campus Visits.” Computers and Writing Graduate Research Network. May 2014.
  • “From Satellites to Snowden: Hacker Histories and the Growth of Surveillance Culture.” Susquehanna University “Technology in our Lives” Speaker Series. March 2014.
  • “Balancing Entertainment and Information Content in Technical Comics.” Virginia Tech Center for Human-Computer Interaction. April 2012.
  • “A Brief History of the Web and Webtexts.” Virginia Tech Roanoke Center. April 2011.
  • Poetry Reading. High Rocks Reading Series. High Rocks Center, Hillsboro, WV. May 2011.


  • “Wordpress as LMS: A Beginners Guide to Creating Custom Course Websites.” Presented with Quinn Warnick at Computers and Writing. Frostburg, MD. May 2013.
  • Writing Workshop. Young Voices Visiting Writer Workshop Series. High Rocks Center, Hillsboro, WV. May 2011.
  • “Assignment Making and Multimodal Production.” Virginia Tech/Emerson College Colloquium on First-Year Writing. Boston, MA. May 2008.


  • “It Is Time to Return.” Passages North 31.1 (Winter/Spring 2010): 46.
  • “New Ruin, Old World.” DIAGRAM 9.5 (October 2009):
  • Survival Tips for a Parallel Universe: Featured Author Chapbook in The Mid-American Review 29.2 (Spring 2009): 25–40.
  • “Wait, This Isn’t the Future I Wanted.” The Cimarron Review 165 (Fall 2008): 8–9.
  • “Governing Bodies.” Verse Daily. 7 November 2008
  • “What You Overheard.” BBC World Service, 16 April 2008.
  • “A Sky of Cinders.” New River Journal of Digital Writing and Art. (Fall 2007):
  • (full list of creative publications available upon request)



Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2014-Present

  • ENG 770: Professional Writing
  • ENG720: Issues in Digital Composition
  • ENG495: Capstone in Rhetoric & Writing
  • ENG/IMS 426/526: Digital Publishing
  • ENG 412/512: Print & Digital Editing
  • ENG/IMS 411/511: Visual Rhetoric
  • ENG/IMS 224: Digital Writing and Rhetoric
  • Independent Study: Coding & Digital Composition

Assistant Professor, Saint Joseph’s University, 2012-2014

  • COM 491: Communications Internship
  • COM 373: Videogame Histories & Rhetorics
  • COM 372: Web Design and Development
  • COM 371: Civic Media
  • COM 201: Ethics in Communication
  • COM 200: Theory and Practice

Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, 2005–2008, 2010-2012

  • English 4814: Writing for the Web
  • English 2744: Intro to Creative Writing
  • English 1106: First-Year Writing: Research
  • English 1105: First-Year Writing

Academic Dean, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, 2008–2011, 2013

Graduate Assistant to the Writing Center Director, Virginia Tech, 2010-2012

Fellow, Virginia Tech Graduate Education Development Institute, 2008-10


  • Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Best Dissertation Award. 2013.
  • The Composition Program Teaching Award. Virginia Tech, 2008.
  • Distinguished Service Award. Virginia Tech Department of English, 2008.
  • Global Perspectives Travel Award. Virginia Tech Graduate School, 2007.
  • The Emily Morrison Prize for Poetry. Virginia Tech, 2006.
  • Alfred Knobler Graduate Scholar Fellowship. Virginia Tech, 2005–2008.
  • Ropewalk Fellowship. Ropewalk Writers Retreat, New Harmony, IN. 2003, 2004, and 2006.
  • Outstanding Creative Writer Award. University of Southern Indiana, 2003.



  • Senior Editor. Computers & Composition Digital Press. 2013-.
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Computers and Composition. 2017.
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Written Communication. 2017.
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Enculturation. 2013, 2015.
  • Manuscript Reviewer. Routledge Press. 2015.
  • Awards Judge. Computers & Composition. 2015.
  • Discussion Leader. Computers and Writing Graduate Research Network. 2012-2017.
  • Assistant Editor. Kairos. 2010-2013.
  • Project Editor. Computers & Composition Digital Press. 2012-2013.
  • Blog Editor. Computers & Composition Digital Press. 2010-2012.


  • Member, English Department Steering Committee. 9/17-Present.
  • Member, Graduate Committee. 8/14-5/16; 2017.
  • Member, Graduate Student Placement Committee. 2017.
  • Chair, Computers, Research, & Pedagogy Committee. 2015.
  • Member, English Department Search Committee. 2015 & 2016.
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Subcommittee. 8/14-5/16.
  • Member, Rhetoric & Writing Committee. 8/14-Present.


  • Web Content Advisory Committee. 2014.
  • University Teaching and Learning Institute Search Committee. 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, New Faculty Orientation. 2013.
  • Communication Studies Assistant Professor Search Committee. 2014.
  • Co-Director, Beautiful Social Research Center. 2012-2014.
  • Communications Studies Department Chair Search Committee. 2012.


PhD Committee Member

  • Manea Alharbi (in progress)
  • Kathleen Coffey (in progress)
  • Bridget Gelms (in progress)
  • Enrique Paz (in progress)
  • Annika Vorhes (in progress)
  • Patrick Harris (defended 7/17)
  • John Silvestro (defended 6/17)
  • Ryan Ireland (defended 4/16)

MA Thesis Director

  • Ryan Vingum (defended 6/16)

MA Thesis Committee Member

  • Angela Glotfelter (defended 6/17)
  • Kyle Larson (defended 7/16)
  • Christopher Maggio (defended 6/16)


  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • National Council of Teachers of English