Please welcome LTC's three new faculty members: Jordan Frith, Assistant Professor, Technical Communication; Bert Wilson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Linguistics; and Michael Trice, Senior Lecturer, Technical Communication.
Jordan Frith comes to UNT from the Phd program in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media from North Carolina State University. His research focuses on the appropriation of mobile technologies, particularly newer location-based mobile applications. He has published in journals such as Mobilities and Communication, Culture and Critique and recently published a book on mobile technologies with Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva. He also has experience working as a consultant on technical documents and social media campaigns and enjoys hiking with his two dogs and exploring different parts of Texas.
Robert Wilson received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his M.S. in TESOL from Florida International University, a program that included an assignment as a teacher educator in the Philippines with the U.S. Peace Corps. Dr. Wilson's scholarship is focused on language ecology, the language maintenance strategies of ethnolinguistic minority communities, and the role of identity in Second Language Acquisition. He primarily employs qualitative methodologies, including those associated with ethnography. Dr. Wilson's area of interest is the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Central Asia. When not investigating language in society, Dr. Wilson enjoys reading history and travel literature, and then realizing itineraries based on these texts.
Michael Trice received his M.A. in Technical Communication from Texas State-San Marcos in 2008 and is currently a doctoral candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. He has 15 years of experience working in technical communication as a proposal writer, instructional writer, web designer, reporter, and freelance game designer. He was a Fulbright student researcher to the Centre for Digital Citizenship in Leeds where he furthered his research into user/designer transparency issues in complex systems. Michael spends his spare time helping his wife turn their three children into the next generation of gamers.