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Miles Kimball

Miles Kimball

Professor

Office: 363A
Email:miles.kimball@ttu.edu

Awards
Books
Scholarly Edition
Articles
Short Essays and Book Chapters
Reviews
Works in Progress
Presentations
Grant Activity

Document Design: Information Design for Technical Communicators

The Web Portfolio Guide


Books

  • Document Design: Information Design for Technical Communicators. With Ann R. Hawkins. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. 450 pp.
  • The Web Portfolio Guide. New York: Longman, 2003. 183 pp.

Book Series

  • Editor, Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, & Culture

Awards

  • Joe D. Thomas Distinguished Service Award, College English Association, 2011
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Wayland Baptist University, 2009
  • NCTE Award for Best Article on Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical and Scientific Communication, for "London through Rose-colored Graphics: Charles Booth's Maps of London Poverty," 2006
  • Second Runner Up: 2013 Digital Humanities Award, for Texas Manuscript Cultures in the category "Best Digital Project for a Public Audience"
  • Nomination: NCTE Award for Best Article on Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical and Scientific Communication, for "Visual Design Principles: An Empirical Study of Design Lore," 2014 (to be announced May 2015)

Scholarly Edition

  • The Young Duke, by Benjamin Disraeli, with 6000-word critical introduction, annotations, and collation of variants across editions published in the author’s life-time. Volume II of The Early Novels of Benjamin Disraeli. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2004. 327 pp.

In progress

  • Visible Data: Essays on the History of Visualization. Ed. by Charles Kostelnick and Miles A. Kimball. In production; publication in 2015.
  • Leaders in Technical Communication: How a Few Great Companies Get It Done. A special issue of Technical Communication.

Articles

  • “Visual Design Principles: An Empirical Study of Design Lore” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 43(2013).
  • "Mandatory Open Access Publishing for Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Ethics and Enthusiasm." With Ann R. Hawkins and Maura Ives. Journal of Academic Librarianship doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.acalib.2012.12.003
  • “London through Rose-colored Graphics: Charles Booth’s Maps of London Poverty.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 36.4 (2006): 351–379.
  • “Database E-portfolio Systems: A Critical Appraisal.” Computers & Composition 22 (2006): 434–458.
  • “Cars, Culture, and Tactical Technical Communication.” Technical Communication Quarterly 15.1 (2006): 67–86.
  • “Aestheticism, Pan, and Edwardian Children’s Literature.” CEA Critic 65.1 (2002): 50–62.
  • “‘A benefactor of the race’: Sherlock Holmes, Voyeurism, and Victorian Readers.” Kentucky Philological Review 9 (1995): 16–21.

Book Chapters

  • "Mountains of Wealth, Rivers of Plenty: Michael Mulhall's Dictionaries of Statistics and National Competition." Visible Numbers: Essays on the History of Statistical Graphics, ed. Charles Kostelnick and Miles Kimball (anticipated publication 2014)
  • “Electronic Research Projects.” Chapter 18 of J. D. Lester and J. D. Lester, Jr.’s Writing Research Papers. 10th ed. New York: Longman, 2002. 352–362.

Short Essays

  • “Anglo-American Printing.” Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History. Ed. William Kaufman and Heidi MacPherson. London: ABC-Clio, 2005. 751–55.
  • “Susan Ferrier.” Nineteenth-century British Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Abigail Burnham Bloom. New York: Greenwood, 2000.
  • “Effective Design with Limited Tools.” Design Matters 3 (1998): 10.

Presentations

  • "DIY Tech Comm and the Compleat Idiot." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2014. Refereed.
  • "Principles of Design: Relationships between Expert Heuristics & User Research." College English Association, 2013. Refereed.""Exponential Learning in Course Projects: Using One Client for Multiple Simultaneous Classes" Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 2013. Refereed.
  • "12 Viewers Viewing: Establishing Models of Document Design Feedback in Composition." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2013. Refereed."Document Design."
  • "Principles of Design: Expert Heuristics and User Research." College English Association, 2011. Refereed.
  • "A Short History of the Compleat Idiot." Baylor University Alumni Lectures, 2011. Invited.
  • "A Compleat Guide to the Idiot's Manual." Wayland Baptist University Honors Convocation, 2010. Invited.
  • "Doing Tech Comm History: Professional Myths, Historiography, and World War II." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2008. Refereed.
  • "On the Normal Curve: Graphic Communication, Race, and Identity." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2007. Refereed.
  • "Re(Building) Technical Communication as a Research Discipline: A Community Model for Program Assessment." Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 2007. With Thomas Barker (Texas Tech University), Joyce Locke Carter (Texas Tech University), Norbert Elliot and Nancy Coppola (New Jersey Institute of Technology).
  • "Color, Information, and Poverty." American Society for Aesthetics, Rocky Mountain Division, 2006. Refereed.
  • "The Portfolio in Technical Communication: Visual, Digital, & Reflective Rhetoric." College English Association, 2006. Refereed.
  • "A Compleat Guide to the Idiot's Manual: A History of a Sub-Genre." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2006. Refereed.
  • "Developing the Professor/Student Relationship through Co-authorship," with Rob Waller. Council on Programs in Technical & Scientific Communication, 2005. Refereed.
  • "Seeing Poverty in Charles Booth's London." College English Association, 2005. Refereed.
  • "Color Rhetoric and Information Graphics: the Case of Charles Booth." Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2005. Refereed
  • "Spanning the Graduation Gap: Using Bridge Portfolios to Foster Student Success." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 2004. Refereed.
  • "Commerce and the Cosmopolitan: England and France in Playfair's Commercial and Political Atlas (1786)." North Am Society for the Study of Romanticism, 2004. Refereed.
  • "London through Rose-Colored Graphics: Textual and Visual Rhetorics of Poverty." Literary London Conference, London, UK, 2004. Refereed.
  • "Eugenics and Graphic Communication." College English Association, 2004. Refereed.
  • "Visual Rhetoric, Nationalism, and Revolution: William Playfair's Charts and the Statistical Argument." South Central 18th-Century Studies Assoc., 2003. Refereed.

Grant Activity

  • Kimball, Miles, Huntington Library & Rocky Mountain MLA Fellowship, 2005. $2000.
  • Kimball, Miles, "Graphing Humanities." Sponsored by TTU Research Enrichment Fund, Texas Tech University. $35,000(2008 - 2009).
  • Hawkins, Ann (Co-Principal), Kimball, Miles (Co-Principal), Grass, Sean (Co-Principal), "Arts and Humanities Initiative," Sponsored by Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University, $10,000.00. (2006).