Joyce Locke Carter
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin
Research interests: Computer-based instruction in English; history and theory of rhetoric; software development and design; hypertext theory and application; theory and practice of argumentation; the role of market-based economics in the formation and discourse of the communications fields (technical communication, rhetoric, composition); identity politics and rhetorics; rhetorics and economics
Dr. Carter is the current chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). As a techno-rhetorician, Dr. Carter studies the ways technology (mostly computers and software) affect, enable, and/or modify rhetorical acts. Her current research has examined how rhetorical messages compete with each other; Dr. Carter's book Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition contains some of these findings.Book
Edited Special Issue
- Editor for special issue of Technical Communication on the Implications of Single Sourcing on Writers and Writing. Technical Communication 50.3 (August 2003).
- Carter, J. (2013). How Do Experts Read Application Letters? A Multi-Modal Study (ACM 978-1-4503-1497-8/12/10. ed.). ACM.
- Carter, J. (2013). "Texas Tech University's Online PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric." Programmatic Perspectives 5.2 (Fall 2013), http://cptsc.org/pp/vol5-2/carter.pdf
- Carter, J. (2007). Review of Democracy and New Media, edited by Henry Jenkins and David Thorburn (2nd ed., vol. 16, pp. 261-4). Technical Communication Quarterly.
- Carter, J. (2007). Review of The Support Economy: Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin (3rd ed., vol. 16, pp. 365-8). Technical Communication Quarterly.
- “Rhetoric, Markets, and Value Creation: An Introduction and Argument for a Productive Rhetoric.” In Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition. Ed. Joyce Carter. Hampton, 2005, pp. 1-66.
- Review of Democracy and New Media, edited by Henry Jenkins and David Thorburn. Forthcoming in the journal Technical Communication Quarterly in spring or summer 2005.
- "Understanding the Role of the Highlights Video in Usability Testing: A Consideration of Rhetorical and Generic Expectations." With Dave Yeats. Technical Communication, 52.2 (May) 2005, pp. 156-62.
- "Mind the Gap(s): Modeling Space in Online Education." With Rebecca Rickly. In Cargile Cook, K., & Grant-Davie, K. Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood, 2005.
- “Argument in Hypertext: Writing Strategies and the Problem of Order in a Non-Sequential World.” Computers and Composition 20 (2003), pp. 3-22.
- “The Implications of Single Sourcing on Writers and Writing.” Technical Communication 50.3 (August 2003), pp. 1-4.
- "Arguments in Hypertext: A Rhetorical Approach." Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia. New York: Association of Computing Machinery, 2000. 85-91.
- "A Perspective on Three Cooperating Courses." With Susan Mengel and Joyce Falkenberg. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Software Engineering Education & Training. IEEE. 1999. Pp. 265-77.
- "Multidisciplinary Education through Software Engineering." With Susan Mengel. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings. IEEE. 1999. Pp. 13a3-12 through 13a3-17.
- "Bridging The Gap Between Industry and the Academy Through Cross-Disciplinary, Real-World Courses: A Solution for Today's and Tomorrow's TechComm Programs." Proceedings of 1999 CPTSC Conference, 2000, p. 61.
- "Computer Mediated Discourse and Student Participation at Montpellier." Les Cahiers d'APLIUT XI (June 92): 67-76.
- "DIBS: A Dynamic Interactive Branching System." English in Texas 9 (1987): 37-39.
- 53rd St. Writer. HarperCollins, 1991-6. Primary Macintosh author. Edited electronic versions of Scott, Foresman Handbook 3rd Ed. and Little, Brown Handbook 5th Ed.
- Argumentor. Co-author. Macintosh version published by Intellimation, 1992.
- BiblioCite 1.0. Daedalus Group, 1991-7. Software to manage and automate bibliographies for the Macintosh. Part of the Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment. Sole Macintosh author.
- BiblioCite Pro. Daedalus Group, 1998. Software to manage and automate bibliographies for Macintosh and Windows computers. Project manager, designer, author of many of the "annotation assistants" included in the program.
- Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment. IBM version co-written with Paul Taylor, 1987-8. Designated Best Writing Software at Educom 1990. Primary author of Macintosh version, 1991-3. Primary designer of current upgrades of both platforms.
- Daedalus Online. Joint project with Addison-Wesley Longman, the Daedalus Group, and Headland Digital Media. Developed project 1996-8.
- Elements of Writing--Writer's Workshop. Holt, Rinehart, 1997. Co-designer and planner of a CD-ROM containing writing tools based on Kinneavy's Elements of Writing for 6-12th grade students. This multimedia software is a major revision of the Writer's Workshop for Holt 1993 (below).
- A Writer's Exchange. HarperCollins & Dallas Community College District, 1996. Co-designer of alternate interface to Daedalus software, prototyper, and implementer.
- Writer's Prologue. St. Martin's Press, 1992. Software design and editing.
- Writer's Workshop. Holt, Rinehart, 1993. Software to accompany Kinneavy's Elements of Writing for 6-12th grade students. Software design and editorial control over electronic version of handbook and exercises to accompany it.
- Writer's Workshop. Addison-Wesley Longman (formerly HarperCollins), 1995-8. Software for the Macintosh and Windows computers. Designed the user interface and edited the on-line materials (hypertext versions of the Scott, Foresman Handbook, the Little, Brown Handbook, and five others).
- WriteWell. On-line writing and learning center (http://writewell.daedalus.com) designed for High School and College students. Designed the web interface and the database back-end for the service. 1997-present.
- "Frequently Asked Questions about Megabyte University." Megabyte University (e-mail discussion group, firstname.lastname@example.org). A monthly summary and information sheet about Megabyte University. Monthly since 1993.
- "GenderPlay." [Videotape] In ND, Issue #11. Published by Dan Plunkett, Austin, TX, 1993.
- Language Learning Online: Theory and Practice in the ESL and L2 Computer Classroom. Edited by Janet Swaffar et al. Labyrinth Publications, Austin, TX, 1998. Developer and senior editor of this title, as well as the entity of Labyrinth Publications.
- Kimball, M. (Presenter & Author), Carter, J. (Presenter & Author), Barker, T. (Presenter & Author), Elliott, N. (Presenter & Author), Coppola, N. (Presenter & Author), Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, "“Re(Building) Technical Communication as a Research Discipline: A Community Model for Program Assessment.”," International, Peer Reviewed/Refereed, Published Elsewhere. (2007).
- Carter, J., Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association, Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, "Gender Change as a Technological Issue," International, Peer Reviewed/Refereed. (February 28, 2009).
- Carter, J., Computers and Writing, CCCC, Lubbock, TX, "Frontier Epistemology: Conducting Research on Texas Tech's Online Doctoral Program," National, Peer Reviewed/Refereed. (May 2006).
- Chair rotation, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), 2014-7
- Former CEO and software products developer, The Daedalus Group (educational software company).
- Co-author of the award-winning Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment.
- Chair and head juror, "Best Dissertation in Technical Communication" Award for the CCCC, 2009 and 2010.
- Member of 3-year investigative committee: 2009-2012 CCCC Committee on LGBT/Q Issues
- Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition. Ed. Joyce Carter. Hampton, 2005.
- Carter, J. (2008). Rhetoric, Markets, and Value Creation: Notes towards a Productive Rhetoric. In Edward Clift (Ed.), How Language is Used to Do Business: Essays on the Rhetoric of Economics (pp. 1-30). Lewiston, NY: Mellen.
- Carter, J., Rickly, R. (2005). Mind the Gap(s): Modeling Space in Online Education. Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers. Baywood.
- Carter, J. (2005). Rhetoric, Markets, and Value Creation: An Introduction and Argument for a Productive Rhetoric. Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition (pp. 1-65). Hampton.