306 Clemens Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
1994-1997 State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY
Ph.D. Writing, Teaching, and Criticism
Dissertation: Virtual Prognosis: Writing and the State
1992-1994 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
M.A. English, concentration in Creative Writing-Poetry
Thesis: Zoon: A Postmodern Poetic
1987-1991 Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2010-Present Director of Composition and Teaching Fellows, English Department, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2009-Present Associate Professor, English Department, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
2004-2009 Associate Professor of English and Professional Writing
English Department, State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY
2001-2004 Assistant Professor of English and Professional Writing,
English Department, State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY
1999-2001 Assistant Professor of Humanities and Writing, School of Humanities,
Penn State Capital College, Middletown and Schuylkill Haven, PA
Article selected for Best of Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2011 for “Exposing Assemblages: Unlikely Communities of Digital Scholarship, Video, and Social Networks.”
John Lovas Memorial Academic Weblog Award for Digital Digs (http://www.alex-reid.net), May 2008
Honorable Mention, W. Ross Winterowd Award for Best Book in Composition Theory for The Two Virtuals: New Media and Composition, April 2008
Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 1997-1999
“Center for Excellence in Writing” 3E’s Grant. Awarded March 2012. with Arabella Lyon, Cristanne Miller, and others.
“Gray Literature and Debates in the Digital Humanities” DHIB Fellows Grant. Awarded January 2012. $5090
Humanities Gaming Institute. University of South Carolina, June 7th-25th. Awarded April 2010. $2000 stipend.
“Serious Play and the Cravens Collection.” DHIB Working Group. with Peter F. Biehl, Martin Danahay, Kevin Kee, Roy Roussel and Sarah A. Robert. Awarded January 2010 and December 2010. $4500 and $3500.
The Two Virtuals: New Media and Composition. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2007.
Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Professional Writing Programs. with David Franke and Anthony Di Renzo. West Lafayette, IN: WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2010.
Digital Digs. http://www.alex-reid.net. Over 1200 total posts. 27000+ page vies in last year. 1800+ Twitter followers. Cited by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Forbes, and in academic publications, including Debates in the Digital Humanities.
“Digital Humanities Now and the Possibilities of a Speculative Digital Rhetoric” Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities edited by Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015, 15-20.
“The Activity of Writing: Affinity and Affect in Composition” First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice edited by Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ron Lunsford. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press 2014, 184-210.
“Writing and Learning with Feedback Machines.” Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promise and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses Ed. Steven D. Krause and Charles Lowe. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2014. 204-211.
“Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew Gold. Ann Arbor, MI: U of MI Press, 2012.
“What is Object-Oriented Rhetoric?” Itineration “Big Ideas” (2012): http://itineration.org/portfolio/alex-reid-what-is-object-oriented-rhetoric/
“Composing Objects” Enculturation 14 (2012): http://www.enculturation.net/composing-objects
“Exposing Assemblages: Unlikely Communities of Digital Scholarship, Video, and Social Networks.” Enculturation. 8 (2010): http://www..enculturation.net/exposing-assemblages.
“Exposing Assemblages” Reprinted in The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2011. ed. by Steve Parks, Brenda Glascott, Brian Bailie, Heather Christiansen, and Stacey Waite. Parlor Press, 2013.
“Composing Games: An Object-Oriented Approach.” 21st-Century Literature (2011): 30-42.
”Social Media Assemblages in Digital Humanities: From Backchannel to Buzz.” Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media Ed. Charles Wankel. Bingley UK: Emerald, 2011. 321-338.
“The Write Brain: Professional Writing in the Post-Knowledge Economy” in Design Discourse:
Composing and Revising Professional Writing Programs. Eds by David Franke, Alex Reid, and Anthony Di Renzo. West Lafayette, IN: WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2010. 254-273.
“Miscellanea U: Post-disciplinary Networks in Social Media.” On the Horizon 17.3 (2009): 190-196.
“Social media, public pedagogy, and the end of private learning” invited submission for Handbook of Public Pedagogy: Education and Learning beyond Schooling Eds. by Jennifer A. Sandlin, Brian D. Schultz, and Jake Burdick. New York, NY: Routledge, 2009. 194-200.
“Portable Composition: iTunes University and Networked Pedagogies” Computers and Composition. 25 (2008) 61–78.
“Tuning In: Infusing Media Networks into Professional Writing Curriculum” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 12(1) (2008): http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.2/binder.html?praxis/reid/index.html
“Virtual Haunts: Learning to Live Finally (with New Media)” in Techknowledgies: New Cultural
Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, & TechnoSciences. Eds Mary Valentis, Tara Needham, and PaulaYablonsky. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 28-38.
“An Experimental Ph.d Program: Problems and Possibilities.” With Ann Green. In Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession: Training the Next Wave in Rhetoric And Composition Eds.Virginia Anderson,and Susan Romano. Hampton Press, 2005. 43-60.
“New Media’s Long History and Global Future: Incorporating Technology into a Professional
Writing Program.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 8.1 (2003): http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/8.1/binder2.html?coverweb/reid/reid.swf
“Panoptic Technologies and their Machinic Becomings.” Culture Machine 3 (2001). http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk/Cmach/Backissues/j003/Articles/Reid/Index.htm
“Free Action or Resistance: Cultural Critique in the Classroom.” Theory & Event 4.3 (2000). http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/theory_and_event/v004/4.3reid.html
“iTunes University.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 11(2) (2007). http://praxis.technorhetoric.net/index.php/ITunes_University
“Fingering Prefiguring.” EBR: Electronic Book Review. 2004. http://www.electronicbookreview. com/thread/criticalecologies/tempered
Figure/Ground Communication (2012) http://figureground.ca/interviews/alex-reid/
Currents in Electronic Literacy. (2012) http://currents.dwrl.utexas.edu/2012/interview-with-alex-reid
“Why Blog? Searching for Writing on the Web.” (Textbook chapter) Writing Spaces, Eds Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Parlor Press, West Lafayette, IN.
Works in Progress
Composing Objects: A Speculative Rhetoric. (Book Project). Approximately 50,000 words.
“Big Data Assemblies: Composing’s Nonhuman Ecology” for Assembling Composition edited by Kathleen Blake Yancey and Stephen J. McElroy. Under Contract with Utah State University Press.
“Digital Media in Composition” April 2014, Invited Speaker, Buffalo State College
“Building Bridges between Digital Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities,” April 2013, Invited Speaker, Suffolk County Community College
“Composing Objects.” May 2012, Keynote Address, Computers and Writing Conference, Raleigh, NC
“Writing’s short term: working memory.” 10 February 2012, Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas, Austin, TX
“Object-Oriented Rhetoric in the Digital Humanities.” 2 March 2011, Digital Media at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
“Miscellanea U: Post-disciplinary networks in social media.” 26 February 2009, SUNY Online Learning Summit, Syracuse, NY
“Metanoia: Progress and Regret,” April 2013, Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory Conference, Toronto.
“Establishing Digital Composing in FYC.” March 2013, SUNY Council on Writing Conference, Buffalo, NY
“Social Media and Scholarship: The State of Middle-State Publishing.” January 2013, MLA, Boston, MA.
“Smartphone Parliament.” May 2012, Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, PA
“Minimal Rhetoric.” March 2012, Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO
“Digital humanities and an object-oriented democracy.” January 2012, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA
“Composing Games: An Object-Oriented Approach” 19 May 2011, Computers and Writing, Ann Arbor, MI
“Designing education: What video game designers and rhetoricians can learn from each other.” 7 April 2011, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA
“10,000 Years of Virtual Composition.” May 2010, Computers and Writing, West Lafayette, IN
“The Essay is Dead; Long Live the Essay” March 2010, SUNY Council on Writing Conference, Binghamton, NY
“The Futurity of the Archive: Remix and Catastrophe,” 18 March 2010, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY
“Compositional Computations: Experimenting with Mobile Phone Networks,” 14 March 2009, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA
“Open Access Pedagogy: Digital Composition in the Public Sphere,” 23 May 2008, Computers and Writing, Athens, GA
“Authorship And Research In Web 2.0 Publication,” 28 May 2008, Conference on Information Technologies, Batavia, NY
“Networked Composition and Public Pedagogy” 11 April 2008, North East MLA, Buffalo, NY
“Attention Rhetoric: iTunes University and the End of the Sequestered-Semester.” 18 May 2007, Computers and Writing Conference, Detroit
“’But I Love Literature:’ Media Networks and Disciplinary Values in English Education.” With Karen Stearns. May 2007, Conference on Information Technologies, SUNY Plattsburgh
“Assessing Writing in an Age of Mobile, Convergent Media.” 21 April 2007t, SUNY Council on Writing Conference, Albany, NY
“Public and Portable Pedagogy: iTunes University and New Media Materiality.” 24 March 2007, Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York
“Virtual Haunts: To Learn to Life Finally (with New Media),” 16 April 2005, Center for the Humanities and Technosciences Conference, Albany, NY
“New Media: How and Why” May 2003. Computers and Writing Online
“Student Writing at the Center of a Professional Writing Program.” March, 2003. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, New York
“Writing as a Global Phenomenon.” November, 2003. Engaging Philosophy, SUNY-Cortland, NY
“The Virtual and the Visible: Whiteness in Electronic Discourse.” April, 2001. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver.
“Panoptics to ‘Cyber-optics:’ Media and Control in eXistenZ” October, 2000. Society for Literature and Science Conference, Atlanta
“Technologies for Goals, Goals for Technologies: Instituting an electronic writing program.” April, 2000. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis
“Resistance or Opposition: Post-structural Agency in the Cultural Studies Classroom.” April, 2000. Human Sciences Conference, Washington D.C.
“Killing English with Technology.” Panel Chair and Respondent. December, 1998. Modern Language Assoc. Conference, San Francisco
“Machinehead: Technofascism and Border Subjectivity.” November, 1998. Society for Literature and Science, Gainesville, FL
“Virtual Prognosis: the Production of the Hypertext Conscious.” December, 1997. Modern Language Assoc. Conference, Toronto
“Computers and the Anti-Fascist Classroom.” April, 1997. NorthEast Modern Language Assoc. Conference, Philadelphia
“New Lies about the Writing Classroom.” March, 1996. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee
University at Buffalo
ENG 653: Critical Theory
ENG 585: Digital Research/Pedagogy
ENG 599: Practicum in Teaching
ENG 399: Journalism
ENG 380: New Media
ENG 201: Writing II
ENG 101: Writing I
Internship in Professional Writing
Experiments in Creative Writing
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Writing for Online Publication
Writing in Cyberspace II
Writing in Cyberspace I/Writing in the Digital Age
Seminar in Literary Criticism
Special Topics: Cyberpunk Literature
Computers and the Study of English
Computers in the English Classroom
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Literature
Academic Writing II
Academic Writing I
Penn State Capital College
Writing in the Humanities
Rhetoric and Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Cultural Studies of Science and Technology
Public and Professional Speaking.
Technical and Professional Writing
Creative Writing Workshop
Growing Up in America
Reading Prose Fiction
New Mexico State University
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
2010-Present Editorial Board, Present Tense
2010-Present Editorial Board, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
2009-Present Reviewer, Rhetoric Review
2008-Present Reviewer, Enculturation
2008-Present Reviewer, College Composition and Communication
2008-2010 Co-editor of Praxis section of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
2008-2009 Consultant, Seven Valleys Writing Project (NWP Site)
2003-2009 Technical Advisory Board, Wagadu
2004 Conference Director, Central New York Conference on Language and Literatur
University at Buffalo
2014 Communicative Literacy General Education Working Group, Chair
2014 General Education Steering Committee
2014 Integrative Learning General Education Working Group
2013 General Education Cmte
2013-Present Digital Scholarship and Cultures Cmte
2012-2013 Center for Excellence in Writing Implementation Cmte
2011-2012 Middle StatesWorking Team 5: Educational Programs, General Education, and
Related Educational Activities
2011-Present Summer Taskforce Cmte, College of Arts and Sciences
2010-Present English Department Executive Cmte
2010-Present English Department Graduate Cmte
2010-Present English Department Summer/Literature Cmte.
2009-Present English Department Composition Cmte.
2009-2012 Digital Humanities Steering Cmte.
2007-2008 Blue Ribbon Composition Program Redesign Cmte., English Department
2006-2009t Director, Professional Writing Program, English Department
2006-2009 College Assessment Committee
2006-2007 Editor, The Cortland Cause
2003-2009 Consultant, NeoVox (www.neo-vox.org)
2003-2009 IR Faculty Liaison, Information Resources Committee
2001-2009 Professional Writing Committee, English Department,
2001-2009 Faculty Advisor, Cortland Writers Association
2003-2004 Chair, Personnel Committee, English Department
2002-2004 Chair (2002), Curriculum Committee, English Department
2002-2004 Assessment Committee, English Department
2001-2003 Uniplanet Steering Committee
Penn State Capital College
2000-2001 Academic Affairs Committee
2000-2001 Intercampus Issues Committee
2000 Technology Strategic Planning Committee
1998-1999 Writing Committee
1998-1999 Freshman Partner
1995-1997 Editor, the little magazine
1996 Writing Sequence Committee
1996 Faculty Advisory Committee
New Mexico St.
1992-1994 Associate Editor, Puerto del Sol
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Council of Writing Program Administrators
United University Professions