Joseph Patrick Bartolotta

Education


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy: Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Communications
(Successfully Defended on April 26, 2013)
Dissertation Title: “Laboring Literacy: Rhetoric, Language, and Sponsors of Literacy in Workers’ Education in the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union 1914-1939.”
Advisor: Thomas Reynolds
Committee: Lee-Ann Breuch, Christina Haas, and Donald Ross

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Degree: Master of Arts: English Rhetoric, Composition and Professional Communication (2008)
Thesis Title: “Toward a Humor-Enhanced Classroom”
Advisor: Michael Mendelson
Committee: Barb Blakely, Linda Shenk

University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN

Degree: Bachelor of Arts: English with a Writing Emphasis (2006) Cum Laude

Publications

Haas, C. & Bartolotta, J. (2012). Editor’s Introduction: The Multiple Dimension of Writing in Global context. Written Communication, 29.1, 3-4. Special Issue on Writing and Global Context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Edited Collection

Bartolotta, J., Bourelle, T., & Newmark, J. (to be published in 2018) special issue on User-Centered Design and Usability in the Composition Classroom.Computers & Composition.
Link to CFP here.

Research Interests

Connections between Rhetoric and Literacy
Professional Communication and Literacy
Do-It-Yourself and Professional Communication
Genre and the Teaching of Professional Writing
Methodologies for the Study of Writing
Professional Writing Internships

Teaching Experience


University of New Mexico - Albuquerque

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, 2015-present.
Lecturer III, Department of English Language and Literature 2013 – 2014.

Graduate-Level Courses
Major Texts in Rhetoric (ENGL 542)
Contemporary Texts in Rhetoric (ENGL 543)
Teaching Composition (ENGL 537/530)
Teaching Professional Writing (ENGL 539)
Business Communication (MGMT 712)

Upper-Division Courses
Documentation (ENGL 414) (computer classroom component)
Scientific, Environmental, and Medical Writing (ENGL 413)
Legal Writing (ENGL 420) (computer classroom component)
Professional Writing Internship (ENG 499)
Technical and Professional Writing (ENGL 219) (computer classroom component)
Business and Professional Writing (ENGL 219A) (computer classroom component)

First Year Writing Courses
Expository Writing (ENGL 101)

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Graduate Instructor, Department of Writing Studies, 2008-2013.

Upper-Division Courses
Introduction to Scientific and Technical Communication (WRIT 3001)
Business and Professional Writing (WRIT 3029W)
Technical and Professional Writing (WRIT 3562W) (computer classroom component)

First Year Writing Courses
University Writing (WRIT 1301) (computer classroom component)

Iowa State University

Graduate Instructor, Department of English, 2006-08.
First Year Writing Courses
Foundational Composition I (ENGL 104) (computer classroom component)
Foundational Composition II (ENGL 105) (computer classroom component)
Foundational Composition II (ENGL 250) (computer classroom component)

Teaching Interests

Rhetoric of Science and Technology
Professional Communication
Usability Research/User-Centered Design
Composition and Writing Studies Theory and Methods
Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Theories
Kenneth Burke and Burkean Methods
Environmental Rhetoric

Presentations

International Academic Conferences and Presentations


“Writing and an early 20th century union-sponsored literacy in the United States.” Writing Research Across Borders III; Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, France, February 19-22, 2014. [Peer-reviewed]

“Future possibilities of archival research on Writing.” Writing Research Across Borders III; Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris, France, February 19-22, 2014. [Peer-reviewed]


National Academic Conferences and Presentations


"Do-it-Yourself Professional Development: Engaging Communities and Business Communication" 81st Annual International Convention of the Association for Business Communication; Albuquerque, NM. October 22, 2016. [Peer-reviewed]

"Rhetoric SIG: Audience Considerations and the Rhetorical Strategies of Campus Communication" 81st Annual International Convention of the Association for Business Communication; Albuquerque, NM. October 20, 2016. [Peer-reviewed]

“Action Based on Knowledge is Power:” Multiliteracies and Advocacy in the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; Houston, TX. April 9, 2016. [Peer-reviewed]

“Documentation Reviews: A Creative Approach to Developing Critical Multimodal Literacies in Professional Writing.” 80th Annual International Convention of the Association for Business Communication; Seattle, WA. October 28-31, 2015. [Peer-reviewed]

“How to write instructions for (almost) anyone: Tumblr and social media as a new site for craft instructions.” Computers and Writing; University of Wisconsin – Stout. May 28-31, 2015. [Peer-reviewed]

“Teaching the ideological with the functional: Introducing OSS in a Technical Documentation Classroom.” Computers and Writing; University of Wisconsin – Stout. May 28-31, 2015. [Peer-reviewed]

“Assessing and Writing about the Myriad of Complex Ethical Issues of Risk and Relationships in Professional Writing Internships.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; Tampa, FL. March 21, 2015. [Peer-reviewed]

“What’s the Value of the Technical Writing Internship Class?: A study across the field.” (Poster Presentation) Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW); Tampa, FL. March 18, 2015. [Peer-reviewed]

“Approaches to Historical Methodologies in Business Communication Scholarship: Celebrating the Past While Envisioning the Future.” 79th Annual International Convention of the Association for Business Communication; Philadelphia, PA. October 22-25, 2014. [Peer-reviewed]

“Humans Act and Machines Move: Burke’s Critical Approach to Technologies.” 9th Triennial Kenneth Burke Conference; St Louis, MO. July 17-20, 2014. [Peer-reviewed]

“Crossing borders of language and borders of justice: Rhetorical training in an immigrant/labor organized literacy program.’ Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America; San Antonio, TX, May 22-26. 2014. [Peer-reviewed]

“Opening Literacies, Opening Rhetorics: How an Education Program in a Labor Union Granted and Complicated Access to Its Members.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; Indianapolis, IN. March 22, 2014. [Peer-reviewed]

“Laboring Literacy: How a literacy program in one Labor Union made writing public and turned workers into writers and speakers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; Las Vegas, NV. March 14, 2013. [Peer-reviewed]

“Economies of literacy: Organized labor educational literacy programs in an immigrant community.” 2012 Thomas R. Watson Conference; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, October 18, 2012. [Peer-reviewed]

"Indulging John Marshall's ‘Sympathies’: Identification, the Cherokee Nation, and the Supreme Court in Worcester v. Georgia." Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America; Philadelphia, PA, May 2012. [Peer-reviewed]

“Problematizing literacy as an economic gateway.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; St. Louis, MO. April 22, 2012. [Peer-reviewed]

“What we talk about when we talk global: Enacting the Global in writing research articles.” 15th Annual Conference – Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW); St. Louis, MO, April 21, 2012. With Christina Haas. [Peer-reviewed]

“Twelve Bars and a Pen: Improvising and Writing as Sidepeople.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; Atlanta, GA. April 9, 2011. [Peer-reviewed]

“Creating a New Relationship with Creation: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Christianity’s Tip-Toe Toward Environmental Sustainability.” Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America; Minneapolis, MN, May 29. 2010. [Peer-reviewed]

“Seeing Perspectives in Contact: RNC2008, Situated Knowledge and the Writing Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; Louisville, KY, March 20, 2010. [Peer-reviewed]

“Reconsidering the Same Problem: Technical Literacy, the Digital Divide and their Precursors.” Conference on College Composition and Communication; San Francisco, CA. March 16, 2009. [Peer-reviewed]

“From Logs to Blogs: Inviting Local Ecological Advocacy to the Web” Conference on College Composition and Communication; New Orleans, LA. April 3, 2008. [Peer-reviewed]

Local Academic Conferences and Presentations


“Rhetorics and Literacies: A Study of a Writing in a Union-Funded Educational Program.” University of New Mexico Department of English Language & Literature Spring 2014 Colloquium Series; Albuquerque, New Mexico. March 27, 2014.

“The Intersections of Rhetoric, Literacy, and Literacy Sponsorship: An Investigation into the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union's Educational Program 1915-1939." University of Minnesota’s Communication Studies and Writing Studies Departments “Doing Rhetoric at the U” Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 27, 2013.

“The Ethics of the Archives: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Archival Research Methods in Writing Studies.” University of Minnesota Department of Writing Studies Current Research Parlor, Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 10, 2013.

“Crafting a Cultural Approach to Business Writing” (with Timothy Oleksiak) Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Annual Conference, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota. April 5, 2013.

“Writing with Disaster: A Contemporary Case for Technical Writing Teaching.” Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Annual Conference, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 29, 2012.

“Brown v. Board of Education as Argumentative Text.” Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Annual Conference, University of Minnesota; St. Paul, Minnesota. April 3, 2010.

“Local Music, Localized Rhetorics.” Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Annual Conference, University of Minnesota; St. Paul, Minnesota. April 3, 2009.

“Humor and Phronesis: Satire as a Discursive Activity.” Federation Rhetoric Symposium, Texas Women’s University; Denton, TX. February 9, 2008.

“Urban Culture without Urban Space.” Conference of the English Departments of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities; Macalester College, Spring 2006.

Workshop Presentations

"Workshopping Personal Statements and Letters of Intent." University of New Mexico, Department of Biology, PREP/FlyBase Postbaccalaureate Program, Albuquerque, NM. November 17, 2014.

“Engaging Cultures in Professional Writing.” (with Timothy Oleksiak) Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing Annual Conference, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota. April 4, 2013.

“Writing as Craft: A ‘Model Approach’ to Business Writing” (with Timothy Oleksiak) University of Minnesota Department of Writing Studies Teachers Teaching Teachers event. Invited Presenter, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN. February 21, 2013.

“Let’s Get Professional.” University of Minnesota Writing Studies Advanced Composition Workshop, Invited Panelist, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN. August 28, 2012.

“Responding to Student Writing.” University of Minnesota Writing Studies Workshop, Invited Panelist, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN. April 1, 2009.

“WOVE and Environmentally Themed Communication Classes.” ISUComm Workshop, Invited Presenter, Iowa State University; Ames, IA. November 13, 2007.

Academic Service and Honors


Assistant Director for Core Writing, University of New Mexico, August 2015-present.

Director of the Professional Writing Internship Program, University of New Mexico, January 2014-Present.

Member of the University of New Mexico Department of English Outcomes Assessment Committee, August 2014-Present.

Student Publications Board, University of New Mexico, August 2016-Present.

Coordinator of the University of New Mexico English 219/Anderson School of Management course initiative, April 2014-Present.

Co-founder and Assistant Director of LUCID (Laboratory for Usability, Communication, and Information Design), April 2014 – Present.

Awarded a $7,000 grant with Professor Natasha Jones to start a Usability Testing laboratory at the University of New Mexico, funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Rhetoric and Professional Writing Committee, University of New Mexico, 2013-Present.

Core Writing Committee, University of New Mexico, 2013-Present.

Manuscript Reviewer, Written Communication 2012—present

Awarded the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) Award for the Summer, 2011. ($5,000)

Editorial Assistant for the peer-reviewed journal Written Communication. August 2010-December 2012.

Graduate Student Representative: Senate Education Policy Committee, University of Minnesota, 2008-10. (Voting member)

Bedford/St. Martin’s TA Advisory Board. Served 2009-2010.

Professional Memberships


National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Association of Teachers of Technical Writings
Association for Business Communication
Society of American Baseball Research

Would you like to contact me?

Drop me a line: jbartolotta [at] unm [dot] edu. I look forward to hearing from you!