Texas Tech University

Rich Rice

Technical Communication & Rhetoric

Email: rich.rice@ttu.edu

Office: 488

Phone: (806) 834-0573

Ph.D. Ball State University (2002)


Researching: Contemporary composition and rhetoric, new media, problem-based learning, portfolio assessment, intercultural communication, online writing instruction, and service-learning.

ENGL5393: Grant Writing (Spring, 2022) 
ENGL4367: Instructional Materials (Spring, 2022) 
ENGL5365: Online Writing (Summer, 2022)   

Editing: Perspectives on Writing Series (WAC)

Director/Judge of UIL Ready Writing 
Past-President, Metro Lubbock Rotary Club 
Vice-President, Community Assistance Volunteers

Sponsoring: International scholars (call me 米富)

Dr. Rice's professional headshot


  • Rice, R., & St.Amant, K. (Eds.). (2018). Thinking globally, composing locally: Rethinking online writing in the age of the global Internet. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press. 380 pages. Print. (50%) 978-1-60732-664-9 https://upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/3296-thinking-globally-composing-locally
  • 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 pages. Print. (50%)
  • Reynolds, N., & Rice, R. (2006). Portfolio keeping: A guide for students. 2/e. New York, NY: Bedford. 110 pages. Print. (50%)
  • Reynolds, N., & Rice, R. (2006). Portfolio teaching: A guide for teachers of college writing courses. 2/e. New York, NY: Bedford, 2006. 117 pages. Print. (50%)

Journal Special Issues

  • St.Amant, K., & Rice, R. (Eds.). (2015). Online writing in global contexts: Rethinking the nature of connections and communication in the age of international online media. Computers and Composition, 38(B). v-x. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/87554615/38. doi:10.1016/S8755-4615(15)00104-8 (50%)
  • Rice, R., & Pohland, L. (Eds.). (9/10-2011). Intercom: The Magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. New Media Labs. http://intercom.stc.org. (100%)
  • Rice, R., (Ed.). (Fall 2001). Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 6(2). http:/english.ttu.edu/kairos/6.2. (100%)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Book Chapters

  • Mitchell, C. A., & Rice, R. (2022). Retooling decision-making in a/synchronous online literacy instruction. In A. Cicchino, & T. Hicks (eds.). Better practices: Experts and emerging instructors explore how to better teach writing in online and hybrid spaces. Accepted. (50%)
  • 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. (100%)
  • 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. (50%)
  • 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. (100%)
  • 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. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415503693. 978-0-415-50369-3. (50%)
  • 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. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415811712. 978-0-415-81171-2. (100%)
  • 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. http://www.igi-global.com/book/virtual-professional-development-informal-learning/62626. 978-1-46661815-2. (50%)
  • 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. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415782296. 978-0-415-78229-6. (50%)
  • 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. http://www.igi-global.com/book/computer-mediated-communication/51945. 978-1-613-50077-4. (100%)
  • 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. http://www.amazon.com. 978-0-805-84572-3. (50%)
  • 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. https://sty.presswarehouse.com. 978-1-563-77050-0. (100%)

Awards / Sponsored Research

  • Digital defiance in a New Delhi media market. TTU scholarship catalyst program, TTU Vice President for Research, 2021.
  • Service-learning research travel award. TTU TLPDC, 2019.
  • Coalition of Community Assistance Volunteers building excellence campaign. Communities of West Texas, 2019.
  • Technical Communication Advisor/Researcher. Southeast University (China), 2019.
  • TTU Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center Faculty Spotlight, 2019.
  • Coalition of Community Assistance Volunteers building utilities grant. Communities of West Texas, 2018.
  • Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, TTU Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center, 2018.
  • Coalition of Community Assistance Volunteers capacity grant. Helen Jones Foundation, 2018.
  • Coalition of Community Assistance Volunteers capacity grant. CH Foundation, 2018.
  • TTU Faculty International Scholarship Global Vision Award (runner-up). TTU Office of International Affairs, 2018.
  • TTU Department of English Visiting International Scholars, TTU Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, 2017.
  • Faculty Development Leave, TTU A&S, 2017.
  • Visiting Research Professor, Southeast University (China), 2017.
  • Synoptics Wordscape Exhibition, TTU Museum, 2016.
  • 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 TLPDC, 2014.
  • India Study Abroad/Exchange Sponsored Travel Grant, TTU Provost's Office, 2013.
  • Service-Learning Faculty Fellow, TTU TLPDC, 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 (India)Faculty Development Leave, TTU A&S, 2011., 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.

New Media Exhibits

Rice, R. (2016). Synoptics wordscape exhibition, TTU Museum (with the TTU Humanities Center and New Media/Rhetoric graduate course).


Rice, R. (2016). Synoptics wordscape kiosk, TTU Museum (with the TTU Humanities Center and New Media/Rhetoric graduate course).


Rice, R. (2014). Living through chess thinking. LILA Foundation for Translocal Initiatives: The Luminous Idea of Life Appreciation. Our Warring Moves: Space, Conflict, Beauty Dialogues. New Delhi, India. http://www.lilainteractions.in/our-warring-moves/#loulou_d_aki


Rice, R. (2009). iPLAY, Lubbock Science Spectrum (with New Media/Rhetoric graduate course; an Interaction Design undergraduate class updated it to iPlay 2.0). Computer installation.