Jason C Tham
Jason Tham is finishing his last semester in the Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication PhD program. Jason's dissertation, which he defended in February 2019, examines the intersections of emerging technologies and project/problem-based pedagogy through the lens of design thinking, multimodality, and maker culture. His work also intersects with wearables and emerging technologies. Through the Emerging Technologies Research Collaboratory (ETRC), Jason studies the uses and impacts of emerging wearable devices on technical and professional communication pedagogy.
With Ann Hill Duin, Joe Moses, and Megan McGrath, Jason co-edited a special issue of Computers and Composition that was published in December 2018. With Rebecca Pope-Ruark (Elon U), Joe Moses (UMN), and Trey Conner (U South Florida), he is co-editing a special issue for the Journal of Business and Technical Communication on design thinking, which is slated for October 2019.
Jason is a second-year Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow, currently working on projects that expand the Computers and Writing community. He is also serves on the executive board of ACM's Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) as a social media manager.
This March, Jason will be speaking in Pittsburgh at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication on design thinking and in October at the SIGDOC conference in Portland.