Keynote 1: Dr. James Porter
James E. Porter is a Professor in the Department of English and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies at Miami University, where he has served as Director of Composition and as Director of the English language program for international students. At Miami he teaches courses in rhetoric theory and history, digital media ethics, interactive business communication, and data visualization. Porter’s research focuses on rhetoric, ethics, and professional communication. He is the author of Audience and Rhetoric (1992), as well as several books on digital rhetoric, including The Ethics of Internet Research(2009), written with his colleague and partner Heidi McKee. He and McKee have a new book coming out in 2017: Professional Communication and Network Interaction: A Rhetorical and Ethical Approach, which will be published by Routledge in their Studies in Rhetoric and Communication series. Dr. Porter grew up in Cleveland, Ohio; received his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University; and completed his MA at the University of Michigan and his PhD at the University of Detroit. He tweets @reachjim.