Associate Professor of Digital Rhetoric
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- Associate Professor of Digital Rhetoric
- Director Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy Programs
- Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy
- Colorado School of Public Health
- English and University Composition Program
- Ph.D. English
Professor Amidon teaches courses designed to explore interconnections between rhetoric, writing, and technologies. His research program spans the fields of digital rhetoric, technical and professional communication, and public health with applied focuses in areas such as risk communication, user experience design, multimodal literacies, and rhetorics of/and data. His work has appeared in journals such as Technical Communication Quarterly, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Technical Communication, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, and Composition Forum as well as edited collections such as Amplifying Soundwriting Pedagogies: Integrating Sound into Rhetoric and Writing (Eds. Faris, Danforth, & Stedman), Routledge Companion on Media Education, Copyright, and Fair Use (Ed. Hobbs), Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom (Eds. Courant Rife, Slattery, & DeVoss), Cultures of Copyright (Eds. Courant Rife & DeVoss).
He currently serves as the Director of both the Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change M.A. Program and the Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy B.A. concentration in English. In addition, Tim holds an appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Colorado School of Public Health and is a Faculty Affiliate in the Data Science Research Institute and Information Science and Technology Center. He also serves as a Section Editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which publishes born-digital peer-refereed scholarship.
Amidon, Timothy R., Moore, Kristen R., & Simmons, W. Michele. (Eds.). (2023). Community-engaged research in communication design. Communication Design Quarterly, 11(3), Guest editors’ introduction with Ann Blakeslee, Erin Brock Carlson, Lehua Ledbetter, and Emma Rose: “A conversation about community-engaged research,” 5-11.
Amidon, Timothy R., Moore, Kristen R., & Simmons, W. Michele. (Eds.). (2023) Valuing and making visible the labor of coalitional practice: Redesigning genres and methodologies for justice-oriented communication design. Communication Design Quarterly, 11(2), Guest editors’ introduction: “Community engaged researchers and designers: How we work and what we need,” 5-9.
Conference Program Proceedings
Amidon, Timothy R., Pflugfelder, Ehren H., & Richards, Daniel P. (Eds.). (2019). SIGDOC ‘19 Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. Portland, Oregon, October 4-6, 2019. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3328020.
Peer Refereed Journal Articles and Webtexts
Moore, Kristen R., Amidon, Timothy R., & Simmons, W. Michele. (2023). Equity and inclusion as workplace practices: A four step process for moving to action. Technical Communication, 70(3), 7-27. https://doi.org/10.55177/tc710097
Pflugfelder, Ehren H., Amidon, Timothy R., Sackey, Donnie J., & Richards, Daniel P. (2023). Expanding the scope and scale of risk in Technical and Professional Communication. Water access and the Colorado River. Technical Communication Quarterly, 32(3), 224-241. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2023.2210194
Amidon, Timothy R., Nielsen, Alex C., Pflugfelder, Ehren H., Richards, Daniel P., & Stephens, Sonia H. (2021). Visual risk literacy in “Flatten the Curve” COVID-19 visualizations. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651920963439
Amidon, Timothy R. (2020). Brightness behind the eyes: Rendering firefighters’ tacit literacies visible. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 25(1), Special issue on Data Viz in Writing Studies (Guest editors John Gallagher & Dànielle N. DeVoss). Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/25.1/inventio/amidon/index.html
Amidon, Timothy R., Hutchinson, Les, Herrington, Tyanna K., & Reyman, Jessica. (2019) Copyright, content, and control: Student authorship across educational technology platforms. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 24(1), Special Issue on Ownership, Authorship, and Copyright (Guest editors Tyanna K. Herrington, John Logie, & Karen Lunsford). Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/24.1/topoi/amidon-et-al/index.html
Amidon, Timothy R., Williams, Elizabeth, Lipsey, Tiffany, Callahan, Randy, Nuckols, Gary, & Rice, Spencer. (2017). Sensors and gizmos and data, oh my: Informating firefighters’ protective personal equipment. Communication Design Quarterly, 5(4), 15-30. Retrieved from https://par.nsf.gov/servlets/purl/10059804
Amidon, Timothy R.(2016). (dis)Owning tech: Ensuring value and agency at the moment of interface. Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology. Retrieved from http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/hybridped/disowning-tech-ensuring-value-agency-moment-interface/
Refereed Proceeding Articles & Abstracts
Simmons, W. Michele, & Amidon, Timothy R. (2019). Negotiating research stance: An ecology of tensions in the design and practice of community-engaged research. In SIGDOC’19: The 37th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication Proceedings. Portland, OR: ACM. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1145/3328020.3353955
Amidon, Timothy R., & Lipsey, Tiffany. (2018). Blue-collars/tough designs: UX within fire service occupational safety and health programs. In M.A. Wang (Ed.) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Users Contexts and Case Studies (pp. 573-588). DUXU 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 10920. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-91806-8_45
Amidon, Timothy R., Arduser, Lora, Gouge, Catherine, Hutchinson, Les, Jones, John., Jones, Natasha N., Kennedy, Krista, Lipsey, Tiffany, Moore, Kristen R., Novotny, Maria, & Welhausen, Candice A. (2017). Examining usability in the communication design of health wearables [Extended abstract]. In SIGDOC’17: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on Design of Communication. Halifax, NS, Canada: ACM. 10.1145/3121113.3121226
Amidon, Timothy R., & Simmons, W. Michele. (2016). Negotiating “messy” research context and design through adaptive research stances: Experience report. In SIGDOC’16: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference on Design of Communication. Arlington, VA: ACM. 10.1145/2987592.2987622
Amidon, Timothy R. (2022). From postcards to PSAs: Activist soundwriting. In Michael J. Faris, Courtney S. Danforth, & Kyle D. Stedman (Eds.), Amplifying soundwriting pedagogies: Integrating sound into rhetoric and writing (209-222). Ft Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse/ University Press of Colorado. 10.37514/PRA-B.2022.1688.2.16
Amidon, Timothy R. (2021). (dis)Owning tech: Ensuring value and agency at the moment of interface (Article selected for republication in anthology). In Chris Friend (Ed.), Hybrid teaching: Pedagogy, people, and politics (133-142). Hybrid Pedagogy, Inc.
Amidon, Timothy R. (2019). U can haz fair use! In John Gallagher & Dànielle N. DeVoss (Eds.), Explanation points! Publishing in rhetoric and composition (195-198). Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press/University Press of Colorado.
Amidon, Timothy R., Stedman, Kyle D., & DeVoss, Dànielle N. (2017). Remix and unchill: Remaking pedagogies to support ethical fair use. In Renee Hobbs (Ed.), Routledge companion on media education, copyright, and fair use (65-80). New York: Routledge.
Amidon, Timothy R., & Reyman, Jessica. (2015). Authorship and ownership of user contributions on the social web. In Dànielle N. DeVoss & Martine Courant Rife (Eds.), Cultures of copyright (pp. 108-124). New York: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.
Amidon, Timothy R. (2011). Authoring academic agency: Charting the tensions between work-for-hire university copyright policies. In Martine Courant Rife, Sean Slatterly, & Dànielle N. DeVoss (Eds.), Copy(write): Intellectual property in the writing classroom (pp. 49-79). Fort Collins, Colorado: WAC Clearinghouse/Parlor Press.
Editorially Refereed Webtexts
Amidon, Timothy R., Andrews, Chris, Burnside, Elkie, Hart, D. Alexis, & Strain, Margaret M. (2015). Composing MOOCs: Conversations about writing in massive open online courses with Denise Comer, Jeffrey T. Grabill, Kay Halasek, William Hart-Davidson, Patricia James, & Steven Krause. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 20(1).
Amidon, Timothy R. (2012). Spotlight on intellectual property: An interview with members of the CCCC IP caucus. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 17(2).