Faculty Emeritus, Associate Professor

Year Started at JMU: 2002

bednarlx@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

Ph.D., English, Lehigh University, 1990

M.A., English, Lehigh University, 1986

B.A., English, Moravian College, 1976

Professional Focuses

The coming together of literature and technology in the audiobook; making the architecture and operation of language more visible to students; technology and culture; intercultural technical communication

Publications
  • "Will the Real American Please Stand Up: Character as Reflection of Culture in Joan Micklin Silver's Hester Street." Studies in Popular Culture 38.2 (2016). Print.
  • “The Alchemy of Sound: The Power of Spoken Language in a Very Visual World.” Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications 2:1 (2016). 7-19. Web. http://www.athensjournals.gr/ajmmc.
  • "Audiobooks: The Past Meets the Future in a Hybrid Medium." Media Research: Learning from the Past, Strategies for the Future. Eds. Genevieve A. Bonin and Yorgo Pasadeos. ATINER: Athens, Greece, 2013. 341-350. Print.
  • "Using a Research in Technical and Scientific Communication Class to Teach Essential Workplace Skills." IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 55.4 (2012): 363-377. Print.
  • "Audiobooks and the Reassertion of Orality: Walter J. Ong and Others Revisited." CEA Critic 73.1 (2010): 74-85. Print.
  • "Learning the Intricacies of Effective Communication Through Game Design."Business Communication Quarterly 71.1 (2008): 68-71. Print.

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