Matthew Beale

I research how games function--or don't--as learning tools. My dissertation examines rhetorics of game design, technical communication, scrum project management, and the development of a set of design principles for educational game design.

April Cobos

My research focuses on feminist rhetorical scholarship, gender studies, masculinity, and military rhetorics. I am completing my dissertation on the rhetorical practices of women in special forces military communities. Other current research projects include the visual rhetoric of disabled veterans, early 20th century Navy spouse conduct manuals, and the 19th century writings of the Woodhull and Claflin sisters.

Daniel Hocutt
Web Manager & Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts

Daniel Hocutt serves as web manager on the marketing and engagement team for the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond, where he also serves as adjunct professor of liberal arts. His focus areas of Rhetoric, Writing & Discourse and Technology & Media Studies contributed to his technical communication dissertation on tracing rhetorical agency in online search activity..

Megan Mize
Associate Director for ePortfolios and Digital Initiatives

Megan Mize is currently the Associate Director for ePortfolios and Digital Initiatives in ODU's Center for High Impact Practices (CHIP). Her doctoral concentration was Literary and Cultural Studies, with a particular emphasis on the early modern era. 

Jessica Saxon
English Faculty Member

Jessica Saxon is an English faculty member at Craven Community College in New Bern, North Carolina. Her concentration in the program was Literary & Cultural Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies; her dissertation explored uses of paratexts and narrative interventions in "illict" works from nineteenth-century Great Britain.