Texas Tech University

Michael J. Faris

Michael Faris

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Penn State University
Office: 482
Email: michael.faris@ttu.edu
Website: http://michaeljfaris.com/blog

Dr. Michael J. Faris's research interests include digital rhetoric and literacy practices, social media, feminist and queer rhetorics, and composition and technical communication pedagogy. As Assistant Chair, he co-administers the First-Year Writing program at Texas Tech.

Dr. Faris is also the Managing Editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Selected Publications

  • Danforth, Courtney S., Kyle D. Stedman, & Michael J. Faris (Eds.). (2018). Soundwriting pedagogies. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. Available at http://ccdigitalpress.org/book/soundwriting/ 
  • Bivens, Kristin M., Lora Arduser, Candice A. Welhausen, & Michael J. Faris. (2018). A multisensory literacy approach to biomedical healthcare technologies: Aural, tactile, and visual layered health literacies. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(2). Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.2/topoi/bivens-et-al/index.html
  • Faris, Michael J., Andrew M. Blick, Jack T. Labriola, Leslie Hankey, Jamie May, & Richard T. Mangum. (2018). Building rhetoric one bit at a time: A case of maker rhetoric with littleBits. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(2). Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.2/praxis/faris-et-al/index.html
  • Faris, Michael J. (2018). How to be gay with locative media: The rhetorical work of Grindr as a platform. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 6(3). Available at http://www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-6/how-to-be-gay-with-locative-media-the-rhetorical-work-of-grindr-as-a-platform/
  • Faris, Michael J. (2017). Contextualizing students' media ideologies and practices: An empirical study of social media use in a writing class. In Stephanie Vie & Douglas Walls (Eds.), Social writing/social media: Publics, presentation, and pedagogies (pp. 283–307). Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. Available at https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/social/
  • Faris, Michael J., Sarah E. Austin, Erica Stone, & Joyce Locke Carter. (2017). Remediating the CCCC Chair's Address for video. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 22(1). Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/22.1/inventio/faris-et-al/index.html
  • Faris, Michael J., & Kristen R. Moore. (2016). Emerging scholars and social media use: A pilot study of risk. Communication Design Quarterly, 4(2), 52–63.
  • Cox, Matthew B., & Michael J. Faris. (2015). An annotated bibliography of LGBTQ rhetorics. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 4(2). Available at http://www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-4/an-annotated-bibliography-of-lgbtq-rhetorics/
    Reprinted (2017). In Steve Parks, Brian Bailie, Romeo Garcia, Adela Licona, Kate Novickas, & David Blakeslee (Eds.), The Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition: 2015–2016 (pp. 249–261). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.
  • Faris, Michael J. (2014). Coffee shop writing in a networked age. College Composition and Communication, 66(1), 21–24.
  • Faris, Michael J., & Stuart A. Selber. (2013). iPads in the technical communication classroom: An empirical study of technology integration and use. Journal of Business and Technical Communication,27(4), 359–408.
  • Adams, Heather, Jeremy Engels, Michael J. Faris, Debra Hawhee, & Mark Hlavacik. (2012). Deliberation in the midst of crisis. Cultural Studies <==> Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 333–341.
  • Faris, Michael J., & Stuart A. Selber. (2011). E-book issues in composition: A partial assessment and perspective for teachers. Composition Forum, 24. Available at http://compositionforum.com/issue/24/ebook-issues.php
    Reprinted in (2013). S. Parks, B. Glascott, B. Bailie, H. Christiansen, & S. White (eds.), The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals: 2011 (pp. 97–117). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press.

Other Achievements

  • CCCC Executive Committee, 2015–2018
  • Managing Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2017–present
  • Associate Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2016–2017
  • Assistant Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2013–2015
  • Social Media Co-Coordinator, ATTW, 2013–2016
  • CCCC Committee on the Status of Graduate Students, 2012–2018 (Chair, 2015–2018)