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I have taught at the college level since 2002 in technical and professional communication, designing for the Internet, digital game studies, multimedia authoring, American literature, personal statements & impromptu writing, first-year composition, and world civilizations. From 2010 to 2013, I held a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in which I ran a client-based technical communication course that provided communication consulting for local nonprofits, small businesses, and startups. In 2013-14, I co-taught a pilot version of technical communication that was integrated with the School of Computer Science's capstone design projects course, in which student teams planned, composed, and delivered client-based and entrepreneurial applications over two semesters.

Here at Clayton State, I regularly teach first-year composition on campus and technical and professional communication online, which, as part of CSU's Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative, centers around service learning projects my students complete for organizations in their communities. I have also taught professional editing. 

I earned my doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University in 2010, under the guidance of Victor Villanueva, Patricia Freitag Ericsson, and Jason Farman. My doctoral research concentrated on digital rhetorics, particularly in digital games; my Master’s research concentrated on David Foster Wallace and postmodern American literature. I have completed graduate coursework in the analysis, composition, and pedagogy of contemporary and digital rhetorics, technical communication, and literature.

I have published individually and collaboratively on my teaching; presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences; led workshops on pedagogy and digital technologies; guest-lectured on teaching, digital rhetorics, and literature; and given interviews on studying and teaching games. My writing focuses on teaching, rhetoric, art, history, and my family.



Spring 2018 Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday 11:00-12:30pm

Tuesday 2:00-5:00pm

Others by appointment



Christopher J. Ritter, Ph.D.