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, digital privacy, mobile technologies, feminist and queer rhetorics, and composition and technical communication pedagogy. His current book project investigates how users understand and manage their social privacy in social media environments, arguing for a literacies perspective for managing privacy online. He has conducted research on integrating iPads in technical writing classrooms; on using social media in writing classes; and on how graduate students understand and use coffee shops as writing spaces for their dissertations.

Dr. Faris is also the Social Media Co-Coordinator for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and an assistant editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Selected Publications

  • Cox, M. B., & Faris, M. J.. (2015). An annotated bibliography of LGBTQ rhetorics. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 4(2). http://www.presenttensejournal.org/volume-4/an-annotated-bibliography-of-lgbtq-rhetorics/
  • Faris, M. J. (2014). Coffee shop writing in a networked age. College Composition and Communication, 66(1), 21–24.
  • Faris, M. J., & Selber, S. A. (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, H., Engels, J., Faris, M. J., Hawhee, D., & Hlavacik, M. (2012). Deliberation in the midst of crisis. Cultural Studies <==> Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 333–341.
  • Faris, M. J., & Selber, S. A. (2011). E-book issues in composition: A partial assessment and perspective for teachers. Composition Forum, 24.
    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.
    http://compositionforum.com/issue/24/ebook-issues.php.

Other Achievements

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