J. Tirrell


Associate Professor | Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Email: tirrellj@uncw.edu
Facebook: J Tirrell
Skype: jtirrell
Tel: 910-962-2866
Fax: 910-962-7186

Department of English
Morton Hall rm. 161
UNC Wilmington
601 S College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5947

Pedagogical Statement

My primary pedagogical goal is to foster productive collaboration in writing instruction through the use of digital technology. Networked tools offer new ways for students and instructors to engage writing's rich social milieu, and my experiences teaching in hybrid and online environments suggest that digital technology can cultivate beneficial interactions not possible through other modes. I believe that technology-enhanced writing education will accrue progressively greater importance because of academia's ongoing digital transition and the specific ability of digital technology to complement a rhetoric-driven pedagogy. Instructors of writing and rhetoric have the unique opportunity to understand and shape how communication occurs in an increasingly networked environment, and I would like to participate in this development with my students.

Graduate Course Websites

Internship in Applied English Studies | UNC Wilmington
Summer 2015

Studies in Rhetoric and Literacy: Location, Location, Location | UNC Wilmington
Spring 2017

Studies in Rhetoric and Literacy: Online Social Networks | UNC Wilmington
Spring 2011

Rhetoric and Culture | UNC Wilmington
Spring 2014 | Spring 2012

Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition | UNC Wilmington
Spring 2013

Undergraduate Course Websites

Senior Seminar: Writing and Video Games | UNC Wilmington
Fall 2013 | Fall 2012 | Fall 2011 | Fall 2010

Rhetorical Theory since 1900 | UNC Wilmington
Spring 2012

Rhetorical Theory to 1900 | UNC Wilmington
Fall 2012

Document Design | UNC Wilmington
Fall 2015 (hybrid) | Fall 2014 (hybrid) | Spring 2014 | Spring 2012

Writing and Activism | UNC Wilmington
Fall 2015

Writing and Technology | UNC Wilmington
Spring 2016 (hybrid) | Fall 2013 | Spring 2011 | Fall 2010 | Spring 2010 | Fall 2009

Themes in Literature: Virtual Realities | UNC Wilmington
Fall 2014

Technical Writing Online (distance education) | Purdue University
Spring 2009

Business Writing Online (distance education) | Purdue University
Summer 2007

Multimedia Writing | Purdue University
Fall 2008 | Spring 2008 | Fall 2007 | Spring 2007 | Fall 2006

Introductory Composition | Purdue University
Spring 2006 | Fall 2005 | Spring 2005 | Fall 2004