Madison P. Jones

PhD, Rhetoric & Writing Studies


Jones headshot photo I recieved a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in May 2020, specializing in Rhetoric and Writing Studies with a secondary focus in Technical & Professional Communication. My research intersects digital rhetoric and environmental communication to understand how emerging technologies provide new possibilities for local advocacy, science storytelling, communication design, and community responses to environmental crisis. In Fall of 2020, I will join the faculty at the University of Rhode Island as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric/Writing and Natural Resources Science.

My dissertation project, Writing, Place, Network: Scale and Digital Rhetoric, was awarded the Fall 2019 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award. In the project, I use an ecological methodology to locate the place-based affordances of digital writing technologies. At UF, I teach courses in professional writing, digital rhetoric, and ecomedia. My articles have appeared in Enculturation, Rhetoric Review, Computers and Composition Online, Kairos, and elsewhere.

In addition to my research and teaching, I also serve as an Augmented Reality Criticisms (or ARCs) Coordinator for the Trace Innovation Lab, a digital rhetoric initiative at the University of Florida, through which I consult with faculty and graduate students in the development of digital projects, organize digital humanities conferences, and coordinate workshops geared toward undergraduate research. I also served as a Smathers Graduate Intern in Emerging Technologies, creating workshops and tutorials for the UF Marston Science Library's Moblie App Development Environment (MADE@UF) Lab. As both a poet and a web developer, I am as at home working with line breaks as I am lines of code.

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