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RCID, Our Alumni: A History …

August 26, 2012

Our Alumni: Here’s a History of students entering the RCID program and graduating, from the first group of students, in 2005, to the present:

entered 2005:
Graduated: 5
• Mac McArthur, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Queens College of Charlotte, NC
• Justin Hodgson, tenure-track Assistant Professor, U of Texas, Austin
• Amanda Booher, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Texas Tech
• John Dinolfo, visiting Assistant Professor in the Writing Center and Center of Academic Excellence at the Medical U of SC (MUSC)
• Xiaoli Li, tenure-track Assistant Professor, U of Dayton (Ohio)

entered 2006:
Graduated: 5
• Dev Bose, lecturer of professional communication in Dept of English at Iowa State U
• Michelle Dacus Carr, a Term Professor in the Center for International Student Access (CISA), George Mason U
• Jason Helms, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Texas Christian U
• Joshua Hilst, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Utah Valley U
• Steve Thompson, lecturer at The Johns Hopkins U (Wash, DC) in the Advanced Academic Programs, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Adjunct Associate Professor, U of Maryland U College, Adelphi MD, Dept of Communication.

entered 2007:
Graduated: 7
• Joshua Abboud, Lecturer, U of Kentucky
• Sergio Figueiredo, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social/Digital Media in the Dept of English at Kennesaw State University in Georgia
• Alicia Hatter, Senior Usability Engineer at Vanguard’s corporate headquarters in Philadelphia
• Josephine Walwema, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Dept of English, Oakland U, Detroit
• Mark Ward, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, U of Houston, Victoria, TX
• Wu Dan, Xi’an International Studies U, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
• Randy Nichols, tenure-track Assistant Professor, as Chair of Dept of Professional Communication, Limestone College, SC

entered 2008:
Graduated: 6
• Wendy Blanchard, Literacy/Instructional Coach for Beaufort County (SC) School District
• Anthony Collamati, tenure-track Assistant Professor of New Media Studies, Alma College, Michigan
• Andrew Hurley, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Packaging Science, Clemson U
• Nicole McFarlane, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English, Fayetteville, State U of NC
• Curtis Newbold, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication, New Media and Technical Communication, Westminster College in Utah
• Nicole Snell, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Information Design and Corporate Communication at Bentley University in Massachusetts

  • At present, 23 students have graduated, with positions in academia or industry

I will soon update the RCID Web site with this information as well as add our 9 new students. Best, vv


RCID Graduation, 4 new Ph.Ds, AY 2010-11

April 21, 2011

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Doctor of Philosophy
Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design

Joshua Mitchell Abboud…………………………..Clemson, SC
B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., University of Arizona
Dissertation: The Ethics of Obstruction
Advisor: Dr. Victor j. Vitanza

Sergio Correia Figueiredo…………………………Riverside, NJ
B.A., Rowan College; M.A., Marshall University
Dissertation: UnComposing (Visual) Rhetoric’s: A (Strange) Comic(s) View of Writing in the Age of New Media
Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Haynes

Alicia Nicole Hatter………………………………….Snellville, GA
B.A., College of Charleston; M.A., Georgia State University
Dissertation: You Belong Here: An “Interpellative” Approach to Usability
Advisor: Dr. Tharon Howard

Josephine Nambuya Walwema……………………Mbale, Uganda
B.A., M.Ed., Makerere University; M.A., University of New Mexico
Dissertation: Tactile Interfaces: Epistemic Techne in Information Design
Advisor: Dr. Steve Katz

From the First Graduate in the RCID program …

September 2, 2010

Mac McArthur, our first graduate in the RCID program, sends us an update:

I hope this email finds each of you well and that your terms are beginning smoothly.

I was honored to be asked to give the opening school address to entering freshmen and their parents at Queens University of Charlotte. I was asked to speak on Social media and it relationship to the university’s honor code.  I thought you might enjoy seeing it:

In other news, Erin and I are expecting and are thrilled to welcome our daughter on or around January 1, 2011.

Hope you are well.

Mac McArthur