Madison P. Jones

PhD, Rhetoric & Writing Studies

About Me

Jones headshot photo I am an assistant professor in the departments of Writing & Rhetoric and Natural Resources Science at the University of Rhode Island where I am a Senior Fellow at the Coastal Institute and direct the DWELL Lab. I research the rhetoric of science through social and historical perspectives, teach courses on science writing and environmental advocacy, and practice community-engagement with science using location-based technologies (e.g.—augmented reality and StoryMaps) as well as creative and digital/visual approaches to science and environmental communication. My research intersects place-based writing and digital rhetoric to understand how locative media provide new possibilities for environmental advocacy and science storytelling. As part of my place-based research, I am interested in using rhetorical historiography as part of the social justice paradigm shift for environmental communication. My research has received support from a wide range of organizations, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, to The National Institute of Food and Agriculture.