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James E. Porter
- Professor, Department of English and Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies
- Director, American Culture and English
- Ph.D., University of Detroit (1982)
- M.A., The University of Michigan
- B.A., John Carroll University
Teaching and Research Interests
- Rhetoric theory and history
- Digital rhetoric, online writing instruction
- Business and professional communication
- Theory and ethics of research methodology
- Porter, James E. “How Does Rhetoric Theory Inform the Practice of Technical Communication?” Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Ed. Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart A. Selber. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2013. 125-145.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Archival Research.” College Composition and Communication 64 (2012): 59-81.
- McKee, Heidi, and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Conducting Writing Research on the Internet: How Heuristics Help.” Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Ed. Lee Nickoson and Mary P. Sheridan. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 2012.
- Porter, James E. “Response: Being Rhetorical When We Teach Intellectual Property and Fair Use.” Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom. Ed. Martine Courant Rife, Shaun Slattery, and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2011. 263-272.
- McKee, Heidi, and James E. Porter. “Legal and Regulatory Issues for Technical Communicators Conducting Global Internet Research.” Technical Communication 57 (2010): 282-299.
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. “Rhetorica Online: Feminist Research Practices in Cyberspace.” Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies. Ed. Eileen E. Schell and K.J. Rawson. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2010. 152-170.
- Porter, James E. “Rhetoric in(as) a Digital Economy.” Rhetorics and Technologies: New Directions in Writing and Communication. Ed. Stuart A. Selber. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2010. 173-197.
- Porter, James E. “Recovering Delivery for Digital Rhetoric.” Computers & Composition 26 (2009): 207-224. (Article won Ellen Nold Award for Best Article in the field of Computers and Composition.)
- McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-Based Process. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
- McKee, Heidi, and James E. Porter. “The Ethics of Digital Writing Research: A Rhetorical Approach.” College Composition and Communication 59 (2008): 711-749.
- Porter, James E., Patricia Sullivan, and Johndan Johnson-Eilola. Professional Writing Online. 3rd edition. Boston: Longman, 2008. http://www.pearsonhighered.com/pwo
- DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole, and James E. Porter. “Why Napster Matters to Writing: Filesharing as a New Ethic of Digital Delivery.” Computers & Composition 23 (2006): 178-210.
- The WIDE Research Center Collective. “Why Teach Digital Writing?” Kairos 10.1 (2005). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.1/binder2.html?coverweb/wide/index.html
- Porter, James E. “The Chilling of Digital Information: Technical Communicators as Public Advocates.” Tech/Web: Technical Communications and the World Wide Web in the New Millennium. Ed. Michael Day and Carol Lipson. Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum, 2005. 243-259.
- Porter, James E. “Why Technology Matters to Writing: A CyberWriter’s Tale.” Computers & Composition 20 (2004): 375-394.
- Porter, James E., Patricia Sullivan, Stuart Blythe, Jeffrey T. Grabill, and Libby Miles. “Institutional Critique: A Rhetorical Methodology for Change.” College Composition and Communication 51 (2000): 610-642. (Article won Braddock Award for Best Article in College Composition and Communication.)
- Porter, James E. Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing. Greenwich, CT: Ablex, 1998. (Book won 1998 Computers & Writing award for Distinguished Book.)
- Sullivan, Patricia A., and James E. Porter. Opening Spaces: Writing Technologies and Critical Research Practices. Greenwich, CT: Ablex, 1997. (Book won 1998 NCTE award for Excellence in Technical and Scientific Communication, “Best Book.”)
- Porter, James E. Audience and Rhetoric: An Archaeological Composition of the Discourse Community. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1992.