Johndan Johnson-Eilola

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Johndan Johnson-Eilola works as Professor in the Department of Communication & Media at Clarkson University, teaching courses in information architecture and usability, technical communication, rhetoric, and mass media. He has gained international recognition for his contributions to finding intersections between practice and theory, and has published extensively on information work, hypertext theory and practice, computer-assisted writing, online communities, and the politics of technology. His published work includes

datacloud Datacloud: Towards a New Theory of Online Work (Hampton Press, 2004) [amazon link]
writing new media cover Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition (with Anne Frances Wysocki, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Geoffrey Sirc, Utah State University Press, 2004) [amazon link]
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Central Works: Landmark Essays in Technical Communication (Co-edited with Stuart A. Selber, Oxford University Press, 2004) [amazon link]

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Designing Effective Websites (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) [amazon link]

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Professional Writing Online (with James E. Porter and Patricia Sullivan, Pearson Education, 2000/2003) [amazon link]

nostalgic angels cover Nostalgic Angels: Rearticulating Hypertext Writing (Ablex/Greenwood, 1997) [amazon link]

Johnson-Eilola's research and scholarship has won several awards, including the Computers & Composition Distinguished Book Award, Best of Kairos, Best Article in Computers & Composition, the Technical Communication Quarterly Best Article Award and has published essays in collections that have been awarded the NCTE Best Collection of Essays in Technical and Scientific Communication several times as well as the National Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award. He has also contributed chapters to numerous journals and anthologies in the field and served as keynote or featured speaker at the Computers and Writing Conference, the Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, the Watson Conference on Rhetoric, and the Conference on College Composition and Communication, among others.

His current research focuses on how users learn to work and communicate within information-saturated spaces (both online and physical).

[last update: 15 July 2005]