This site is designed to showcase the work (and sometimes thinking) of Dr. Justin Hodgson, Associate Professor in the English Department at Indiana University and Founding Editor of the Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (JUMP+). This site contains not only static pages traditionally linked to academic profiles, but an intermittent blog feed featuring Professor Hodgson’s projects and engagements (professional and personal alike).
For more targeted introductions, see below or visit my CV page.J
I am a writer, scholar, teacher, and digital media enthusiast whose research focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and technology, with particular emphases on emerging media arts, rhetorical theory, digital learning, and innovative pedagogy. As a professional speaker, I talk about digital creativity across the curriculum, the intersections of games and learning, digital literacies, and the impact of creative technologies on student learning. As a teacher, I teach a wide range of courses, from introductory writing courses to upper division courses on writing for digital environments, from topical courses that touch on games, digital monuments, and sports to graduate courses that focus on digital rhetoric, digital methods, and digital aesthetics. As a consultant and workshop leader, I help others work through the challenges of bring digital media and digital creativity into the classroom (from one-on-one consultations to course design to large-scale deployments of creative technologies).
In a more technical sense, I am an Associate Professor in the English Department at Indiana University. Prior to joining IU, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at UT Austin. And prior to that, I completed my Ph.D. at Clemson University, in the College of Arts, Architecture, and Humanities transdisciplinary Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design (RCID) program.