Jason C Tham
Jason Tham is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His dissertation 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 Wearable Research Collaboratory (WRC), 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 has co-edited a special issue of Computers and Composition that will be 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 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 is a 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.
Jason was a 2014-15 HASTAC Scholar.