Michael Salvo

  • Associate Professor; Director of Professional Writing
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2000

Department Information

 
English // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • Professional & technical writing

  • Research Areas:
    Digital culture and new media studies, usability, and information architecture and design

     

    Professor Salvo's research explores issues in professional & technical writing and rhetoric, particularly ethical issues related to writing with digital technology in academic and nonacademic settings. He teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in professional writing and rhetoric.

    Recent publications include:
    "There is no salvation: Rhetoricians working in an age of information" in Locke Carter's (ed) Market Matters (Hampton, 2005) "Rhetorical action in professional space: Information architecture as critical practice" (2004, Journal of Business and Technical Communication) "Critical engagement with technology in the computer classroom" (2002, Technical Communication Quarterly)

    Prof. Salvo currently serves on the editorial board of Kairos, an online journal he co-founded with six other techno-rhetoricians, and the TC Library of the E-Server, an online repository of technical communication research.
     

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