I teach digital rhetoric and professional writing in the English department at UT—Chattanooga.

I teach digital rhetoric and professional writing in the English department at The University of Tennessee—Chattanooga. I have previously held positions as the Director of Rhetoric Across the Curriculum and Co-Director of the Learning Commons at Quest University Canada as well as Assistant Professor of English at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, where I was the Co-Director of the new Major in Digital Cultures & Technologies, which included some of my courses: Digital Literacies, Visual Rhetoric, and Writing with New Media.

My research interests include collaborative writing, new media, fan studies, collective intelligence, and authorship and audience. My work has appeared in Literacy and Composition Studies, Computers & CompositionComputers and Composition Online, KAIROS, and LORE.

Among other jobs, a couple of the more interesting ones include working on an Alaskan fishing boat and as a Persian-Farsi military intelligence “voice and signal communications interceptor and analyst” in the U.S. Army.

In addition to my studies at UW-Madison, I was also a student at Northern Michigan University (BFA 96; BS,02; MA, 04), where I studied Art and Design (drawing; painting; graphic design; film and digital video production) and English (creative writing and composition) and spent a lot of time on the trails of the U.P. and along the shores of Lake Superior XC skiing, mountain biking and hiking. These days, I try to get out and explore the Chattanooga area on my SUP.

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Rik Hunter, PhD
English Department
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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