Author: Daniel Hocutt

Web manager and adjunct professor of liberal arts at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. PhD in English focused on technical communication from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Studies rhetorical agency at the intersections of humans and technologies.

There’s a temptation to identify Janice Walker as the heart and soul of the Computers & Writing Graduate Research Network (GRN), but I’m almost positive that she would deny any such claim and shift that role to the graduate students and volunteer mentors who facilitate table discussions. She would also point out that she shares the chairing responsibility with Angela Haas and has a strong planning committee. That said, as a first time GRN attendee, I saw much of Walker’s joie de vivre and esprit de corps in the way the GRN was implemented during the day-long experience. Walking into the ballrooms…

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