Jason C Tham
Jason Tham is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is currently investigating the potentials of a "maker" approach to writing studies pedagogy. He is particularly interested in how and why design thinking might be valuable to our ongoing scholarly conversations about multimodality and active learning. His work also intersects with wearables and emerging technologies. Through the Wearable Research Collaboratory (WRC), Jason studies the uses and impacts of emerging wearable devices on technical and professional communication education.
With Ann Hill Duin, Joe Moses, and Megan McGrath, Jason is co-editing a special issue of Computers and Composition that will be published in December 2018. With Rebecca Pope-Ruark (Elon U), Joe Moses, 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 July 2019. Jason also serves as associate editor for Survive & Thrive, a journal for medical humanities and narrative medicine, and an editor of information literacy for Writing Commons, both open-access educational avenues for the writing studies discipline.
Jason was a 2014-15 HASTAC Scholar. He also represented Fountainhead Press as a brand ambassador in 2015.