Texas Tech University

Rich Rice

Rich Rice
Fulbright Scholar  

Associate Professor

Ph.D.: Ball State University (2002)

Contactrich.rice@ttu.edu, ricrice (skype), ricrice (whatsapp), ricrice14 (wechat), 806.319.5894 (message), 472 (office)
Teaching: Global Technical Communication (5381, Summer)
Editing: Perspectives on Writing Series of The WAC Clearinghouse
Community: Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club

Research interests include contemporary composition and rhetoric, new media, TA training, portfolio assessment, intercultural communication, distance education, and service-learning. | CV



  • St.Amant, K., & Rice, R. (2015). Online writing in global contexts: rethink the nature of connections and communication in the age of international online media. Computers and Composition, 38(Part B). Introduction. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755461515001048. v-x (not peer-reviewed). Print. (50%)
  • Brandt, R., & Rice, R. (2014). Building a better PHR paradigm: Lessons from the discontinuation of Google Health™. Health Policy and Technology. http://www.healthpolicyandtechnology.org
  • Rice, R., & Hausrath, Z. (2014). The necessity of teaching intercultural communication competence in literacy classes. The Journal of College Literacy and Learning, 40. 19-34.
  • Williams, J., Rice, R., Lauren, B., Morrison, S., Van Winkle, K., & Elliot, T. (2013). Problem-based universal design for learning in technical communication and rhetoric instruction. Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 1(1). 247-261. http://ojs.aub.aau.dk/index.php/pbl/article/view/285
  • Rice, R. (2013). "Smart" connect-exchange intercultural study abroad models. Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal, 1(1). 105-110. http://connexionsjournal.org/special-issues/1-1
  • Brandt, R., & Rice, R. (2013). Mobile medicine as efficient and effective intercultural health communication praxis. Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal, 1(1). 47-53. http://connexionsjournal.org/special-issues/1-1
  • Lauren, B., & Rice, R. (2013). Teaching style in basic writing through remediating photo essays. The Basic Writing E-Journal. NY: CUNY. http://bwe.ccny.cuny.edu/LaurenandRiceRemediatingPhoto.html
  • Rice, R. (September/October 2011). New media labs as key technical communication support spaces. Intercom: The Magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. Fairfax, VA: Society for Technical Communication. 6-9.
  • Rice, R. (Summer 2007). iRhetoric placeshifting: A new media approach to teaching the classical rhetoric course. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 11(3). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.3/binder.html?topoi/rice
  • Rice, R. (Spring 2007). Computers & writing 2006 through the rear-view mirror: A redux. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 11(2). http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.2/binder.html?topoi/rice
  • Ball, C., & Rice, R. (Spring 2006). Reading multimodal texts: Remediating the text. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 10(2). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/10.2/binder2.html?coverweb/riceball
  • Papper, C. C., Reynolds, S. K., & Rice, R. (Fall 2000). Pedagogy, practice, and the technology of writing: Effective K-16 computer-mediated teacher and student training strategies. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 5(2). http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/5.2/coverweb/papperreynoldsrice
  • Rice, R. (Spring 1997). Community inside the classroom through building web-pages. Oregon Council of Teachers of English: The Chalkboard, 21(1): 2-3.
  • Rice, R. (Spring 1997). Socio-CyberReality: The formation of multiple realities through virtual HyperMedia. Oregon English Journal, 19(2): 61-64.


  • Rice, R. (2015). Faculty professionalization through agile refactoring support thinking for OWI. In B. L. Hewett, & K. E. DePew (eds.). Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction (pp. 389-410). Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. 978-1-60235-665-8. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/owi
  • Rice, R., & Lauren, B. (2014). Developing intercultural competence through glocal activity theory using the connect-exchange study abroad app. In G. Vershuldsdonck, & M. Limbu (eds.). Digital rhetoric and global literacies: Communication modes and digital practices in the networked world (pp. 154-173). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 978-1-46664-916-3. http://www.igi-global.com/book/digital-rhetoric-global-literacies/78964
  • Rice, R. (2013). The hypermediated teaching philosophy ePortfolio performance support system. In K. V. Wills, & R. Rice (eds.). ePortfolio performance support systems: Constructing, presenting, and assessing portfolios (pp. 41-55). Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. 978-1-60235-441-8. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/eportfolios/chapter2.pdf
  • Brandt, R., & Rice, R. (2013). Mobile medicine practice. In Z. L. Berge, & L. Y. Muilenburg (eds.). Handbook of mobile learning (pp. 483-496). NY: Routledge. 978-0-415-50369-3.
  • Rice, R. (2013). Constructing new mediated knowledge in the process of writing for life. In G. Desai (ed.). The virtual transformation of the public sphere: Knowledge, politics, identity (pp. 246-257). New Delhi, India: Routledge. 978-0-415-81171-2.
  • Brandt, R., & Rice, R. (2012). Dermatological telemedicine diagnoses and andragogical training using web 2.0 mobile medicine video conferencing. In V. P. Dennen, & J. B. Myers (eds.). Virtual professional development and informal learning via social networks (pp. 279-296). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 978-1-46661815-2.
  • Batra, K., & Rice, R. (2012). Transcoded remediation and convergence: Spectacle, sleaze, and bollywood dreams in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding. In S. Ponzanesi, & M. Waller (eds.). Postcolonial cinema studies (pp. 205-217). Oxford, England: Routledge. 978-0-415-78229-6.
  • Rice, R. (2012). ePortfolios and the communicative intellect in online education. In S. Kelsey, & K. St.Amant (eds.). Computer mediated communication: Issues and approaches in education (pp. 62-73). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 978-1-613-50077-4.
  • Rice, R., & C. C. Papper. (2005). Multimodal composing: Teaching effective communication through exploring oral, chirographic, typographic, and electronic culture. In M. Day, & C. Lipson (eds.). Technical communications and the world wide web (pp. 295-304). NY: Allyn & Bacon. 978-0-805-84572-3.
  • Rice, R. (2001). Composing the intranet-based electronic portfolio using "common" tools. In B. Cambridge, S. Kahn, D. P. Tompkins, & K. B. Yancey (eds.). Electronic portfolios: Emerging practices for student, faculty, and institutional learning (pp. 37-43). Washington, D.C.: The American Association for Higher Education. 978-1-563-77050-0.

Awards / Sponsored Research

  • Synoptics Wordscape Interactive Kiosk, TTU Humanities Center, 2015.
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar South and Central Asia Regional Travel Program (Sri Lanka), 2014.
  • Visiting Research Professor, Ashoka University (India), Fall 2014.
  • Transdisciplinary Research Academy Sponsored Research, TTU A&S, 2014.
  • U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Scholars Award: Shifting Programmatic Studies in US-India English/Communication and Study Abroad Programs, 2014.
  • Multicultural Course Transformation Project, TTU TLDPC, 2014.
  • India Study Abroad/Exchange Sponsored Travel Grant, TTU Provost's Office, 2013.
  • Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, TTU TLDPC, 2013.
  • Developing the "Smart" Media Connect-Exchange Study Abroad Model, TTU A&S, 2013.
  • Faculty Development Leave, TTU A&S, 2011.
  • Visiting Research Professor, Central University of Kerala, 2011.
  • CPTSC Research Grant, Distance Learning and India, 2011.
  • Course Redesign Project Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of Academic Excellence and Research. PI, Grant proposal primary writer was J. Muñoz, with input from F. Kemp and myself, 2008.
  • Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Grant, “ISUComm, Technology, and New Media Research at Iowa State University,“ Spring 2007.
  • TTU Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center Faculty Incentive Grant, “Digital Portfolio as Praxis: English and Education Students Implement iMovie Video Clips to Assess Teaching” (with J. Thomas, & P. Johnson), 2003.


  • Rice, R., & St.Amant, K. (Eds.). (Under Review). Global communication: Applications for international communication exchange.

  • Wills, K. V., & Rice, R. (Eds.). (2013). ePortfolio performance support systems: Constructing, presenting, and assessing portfolios. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. 239 ms. Pages. 978-1-60235-441-8. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/eportfolios


  • Reynolds, N., & Rice, R. (2006). Portfolio keeping: A guide for students. 2/e. New York, NY: Bedford. 110 ms. pages. 978-0-31241-909-7.

    Portfolio Keeping

  • Reynolds, N., & Rice, R. (2006). Portfolio teaching: A guide for teachers of college writing courses. 2/e. New York, NY: Bedford, 2006. 117 ms. pages. 978-0-31241911-0.

    Portfolio Teaching: A Guide For Teachers of College Writing Courses


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