Collin Bjork

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Collin Bjork is a Ph.D. Candidate and Associate Instructor of English at Indiana University. He specializes in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication. His dissertation argues that attending to the ancient Greek concept of chronos--a sequential notion of temporality--can help account for the ways that persuasion unfolds over time. In the context of digital media, this chronological sense of time complicates traditional rhetorical concepts like ethos, or character. In response, he sketches a theory of "cumulative ethos" that illustrates how character accrues persuasive force over time in digital ecologies. His peer-reviewed article--"Integrating Usability Testing and Digital Rhetoric in Online Writing Instruction"--was published in Computers and Composition in September 2018. He has taught courses in visual rhetoric (video essay), sonic rhetoric (podcasting), technical and professional communication, cross-cultural composition, service learning writing, multilingual composition, and online composition. Collin also worked as an Online Instructional Designer and as a Program Assistant for Multilingual Composition. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, he co-taught multiple English courses at the University of Montenegro in Podgorica. ​

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Collin Bjork is a Ph.D. Candidate and Associate Instructor of English at Indiana University. He specializes in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication. His dissertation argues that attending to the ancient Greek concept of chronos--a sequential notion of temporality--can help account for the ways that persuasion unfolds over time. In the context of digital media, this chronological sense of time complicates traditional rhetorical concepts like ethos, or character. In response, he sketches a theory of "cumulative ethos" that illustrates how character accrues persuasive force over time in digital ecologies. His peer-reviewed article--"Integrating Usability Testing and Digital Rhetoric in Online Writing Instruction"--was published in Computers and Composition in September 2018. He has taught courses in visual rhetoric (video essay), sonic rhetoric (podcasting), technical and professional communication, cross-cultural composition, service learning writing, multilingual composition, and online composition. Collin also worked as an Online Instructional Designer and as a Program Assistant for Multilingual Composition. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, he co-taught multiple English courses at the University of Montenegro in Podgorica. ​

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