Associate Professor

Year Started at JMU: 1997

passer@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

Ph.D., English, Texas Tech University, 1998

M.A., Speech Communication, Texas Tech University, 1989

B.A., Speech Communication, Texas A&M University, 1987

Professional Focuses

The study and production of the online and webbed environments, primarily to prepare students for cutting-edge industries in technical communication

Publications

“Accessibility and the Web Design Student.” Rhetorical AccessAbility: At the Intersection of Technical Communication and Disability Studies. Ed. Lisa Meloncon. Baywood Publishing Co., Inc. 2013.

A Technical Communicator’s Guide to Web Design. Hawthorne, Mark, and Elizabeth Pass. Paris: Lavoisier, July 2005.

Community Voice contribution. Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Fall 2004.

“Revealing Writing Technologies: Characteristics of Invention and the Pattern of Development.” Submitted to TEXT Technology. Spring 2003.

“E-Pedagogy: Deleuze and Guattari in the Web-Design Class.” Kairos:  A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 6.2. November 2001. english.ttu.edu/kairos/in_progress/6.2/coverweb/de/pass

“Managing the Conundrum: Doing an Effective Job Teaching Those Packed Web Design Courses To Students Who Just Want to Do the ‘Fun Stuff’.” Conference Proceedings for Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). Pittsburg, PA. October, 2001.

“Interactive Oz.” Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 5.1. Fall 1999. english.ttu.edu/kairos/5.1/index.html  

“Student Publications Groups: Meeting the Needs of Students and Industry” (with Mike Zerbe). Conference Proceedings for Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 1999.

“Meeting the Needs of a Global Community: Technical Translation Answering the Call” (with Mike Zerbe). Conference Proceedings for Council for Programs on Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). October 1998.

“Adding Value to the Technical Communication Program: The Need for Required Research Methodology Courses.” Conference Proceedings for Council for Programs on Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). Lewes, Delaware. October 1997.

“Pull Up a Chair,” with Amy Hanson. Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 1.2. June 1996. english.ttu.edu/kairos/1.2/index.html 

“Thoughts on Purpose.” Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 1.1. January, 1996. english.ttu.edu/kairos/1.1/index.html

“What’s In a Name? What We Call What We Do and Why It Matters,” with Mick Doherty. RhetNet Snapshot. February 21, 1996. www.missouri.edu/~rhetnet/doherty-pass_snap.html 

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