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Computers and Composition Awards

Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Best Dissertation Award

Dates of eligibility for all awards are January 1 thru December 31 of the previous year.

To acknowledge and support the growth and acceptance of scholarship, research, and teaching in our field, we present on an annual basis the Computers and Composition Hugh Burns and Ellen Nold Awards. The Hugh Burns Award is presented annually for the best dissertation in Computers and Composition Studies.

Computers and Composition will honor the winner during an awards presentation held during the Computers and Writing Conference.

Deadline for nominations is March 15. Send nominations for the Hugh Burns Award to:

Dr. Kristine L. Blair
Hugh Burns Award
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555


Hugh Burns Award Recipients

2016
Dustin Edwards, University of Central Florida
Writing in the Flow: Assembling Tactical Rhetorics in the Age of Viral Circulation

Honorable Mention
Jacob Craig, College of Charleston
The Past is Awake: Situating Composers’ Mobile Practices Within Their Composing Histories

2015
Allison Hitt, University of Central Arkansas
From Accommodation to Accessibility: How Rhetorics of Overcoming Manifest in Writing Pedagogies

Honorable Mention
Megan Adams, University of Findlay
Through Their Lenses: Examining Community-Sponsored Digital Literacy Practices in Appalachia

Honorable Mention
Bret Zawilski, Appalachian State University
When All That Is Old Becomes New: Transferring Writing Knowledge and Practice across Print, Screen, and Network Spaces

2014
Crystal VanKooten, Oakland University
Developing Meta-Awareness About Composition Through New Media In The First-Year Writing Classroom

2013
Ann N. Amicucci, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A Descriptive Study Of First-Year College Students' Non-Academic Digital Literacy Practices With Implications For College Writing Education

2012
Tim Lockridge, Saint Joseph's University
Beyond Invention: How Hackers Challenge Memory and Disrupt Delivery

2011
Melanie Yergeau, University of Michigan
Disabling Composition: Toward a 21st-Century Synaesthetic Theory of Writing (Completed at Ohio State University)

2010
Quinn Warnick, St. Edward's University
“What We Talk about When We Talk About Talking: Ethos at Work in an Online Community”

2009
Jeremy Tirrell, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Mapping a Geographical History of Digital Technology in Rhetoric and Composition

2008
Angela Haas, Illinois State University
A Rhetoric of Alliance: What American Indians Can Tell Us About Digital and Visual Rhetoric

2007
Doug Eyman
, George Mason University
Digital Rhetorics: Ecologies and Economies of Circulation

2006
Clancy Ann Ratliff, University of Minnesota
“Where Are the Women?” Rhetoric and Gender in Weblog Discourse

2005
Susan Delagrange, The Ohio State University
Technologies of Wonder: (Re)Mediating Rhetorical Practice

2004
Winifred Wood, Wellesley College
Electronic Deliberation and the Formation of a Public Sphere:
A Situated Rhetorical Study

2003
Joyce R. Walker, Western Michigan University
Standing at the End of a Road:
Death and the Construction of Cyborg Relationships

2002
Warren R. Longmire, Apple Computer, San Francisco
Using Learning Objects in Critical Thinking Pedagogy to Facilitate Entry into Discourse Communities

2001
Carl Whithaus, Old Dominion University
Writing Our Way Toward Interactive Evaluation:
Computer-Mediated Communication, Critical Pedagogy and Hypermedia

2000
Michael J. Salvo, Purdue University
Literacy, Hypermedia, and the Holocaust:
Reconfiguring Rhetoric in Hypermedia Environments

1999
Anne Frances Wysocki, Michigan Tech University
VISIBLY COMPOSED, or Seeing What We Make of Our Selves On Paper and On Screen

1998
Kip Strasma, Illinois Central Community College
Sites of Disjuncture: Reading/Writing Hyperfiction

1997
Todd Taylor, University of North Carolina
Five Questions for Writing Programs in the Information Age

1996
Sibylle Gruber, Northern Arizona University
Multiple Literacies in a Multicultural Setting: Contextualizing Nontraditional Students' Appropriation of Virtuality and Reality

1995
Elizabeth Sanders Lopez, Georgia State University

1994
Margaret A. Syverson, University of Texas, Austin
The Wealth of Reality: An Ecology of Composition

1993
Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Clarkson Tech
Nostalgic Angels: Rearticulating Hypertext Writing
Joan Tornow
Discussing Literature in High School English Classes Using a Local Area Computer Network

1992
Tharon Howard, Clemson University
The Rhetoric of Electronic Communities

1991
Sarah Sloane, Colorado State University
Interactive Fiction, Virtual Realities, and the Reading-Writing Relationship

1990
Mark Mabrito, Purdue University at Calument
Writing Apprehension and Computer-Mediated Peer Response Groups: A Case Study of Four High- and Four Low-Apprehensive Writers Communicating Face-to-Face Versus Electronic Mail