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Stephen Carradini

Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Stephen Carradini teaches courses on online professional communication in the Technical Communication program. He uses qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate how people who work outside large organizations use online and offline professional communication to do their work. Musicians are the focus of his most recent research. He also studies disciplinarity in academic fields using corpus analytic methods.

He is a member of the Association for Business Communication and ACM SIGDOC. In addition, he has presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Society of America, Symposium on Applied Rhetoric, and the Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators conferences. 

Formerly a professional editor, writer, strategist, and consultant, he writes music journalism at Independent Clauses, co-hosts the Winning Slowly podcast, and plays indie pop music on the side.

Fax: 
480-727-1529
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2017 
  • M.A., Technical and Professional Communication, Auburn University, 2013
  • B.A., Journalism – Professional Writing, University of Oklahoma, 2009
Publications: 

Articles

Carradini, S. (2018). “An organizational structure of indie rock musicians as displayed by Facebook usage,” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication,48(2), 151–174. doi:10.1177/0047281616667677.

Henze, B. with Miller, C. and Carradini, S. (2016). Technical communication. Genre across Borders. Retrieved from http://genreacrossborders.org/research/technical-communication.

Proceedings

Carradini, S. (2017). “Working outside: A problems-based approach for studying musicians and other extra-institutional individuals,” in Keller, B. (Ed.), SIGDOC ’17: The 35thACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, Halifax, NS, Canada. New York, NY: ACM.

Carradini, S. (2015). “Arts nonprofit motivation in choice or rejection of crowdfunding,” in Snyder, J. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 80th Annual International Conference of Association for Business Communication, Seattle, Wash. Blacksburg, Va.: Association for Business Communication. 

Other

Carradini, S. (2016). “Review of Creative Economy and Culture,IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 59 (4), p. 428-430.

Carradini, S. (2015). "Let's talk about Jane: The ethics of 'other' knowledge," Intercom, 62 (5), p. 18-19.

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 422Social Media in the Workplace
TWC 522Social Media in the Workplace
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 422Social Media in the Workplace
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 422Social Media in the Workplace
TWC 522Social Media in the Workplace
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 422Social Media in the Workplace
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 401Fundamentals of Technical Comm
TWC 422Social Media in the Workplace
TWC 501Fundamentals of Technical Comm
Honors / Awards: 

2018 Positive Energy Award, Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communications, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Editorships: 

Assistant Editor, Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Research, ’13-‘17

Assistant Editor, Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education, ’14-‘17

Assistant Editor, Meridian: A Journal of K-16 Education Technology, ’13-‘16

Professional Associations: 

Association for Business Communication, ACM SIGDOC (Special Interest Group for the Design of Communication), Applied Rhetoric Collaborative

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Lucas Patterson – Committee chair, applied project, in progress

Kasey Hannan – committee member, thesis, in progress 

Cody Begaye, Sam Pollock – committee member, applied projects, completed

Work History: 

Co-host, Winning Slowly Podcast, ’14-present

  • Delivered 100+ episodes of a half-hour podcast on technology, religion, ethics and art
  • Edited half of the episodes, starting in 2015

Editor-in-chief and author, IndependentClauses.com music blog, ‘03-present

           Wrote or edited all 2500+ blog posts on independent music

Service: 

To the Community

Speaker/mentor, Hustle Phoenix, ’18-present

  • Spoke to entrepreneurs about how to develop a communication plan
  • Led small groups focused on problem-solving related to social media and marketing tactics

To the Disciplines

Member, ABC Awards Ad Hoc Committee, ’18-present

Member, ABC Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee, ’18-present

Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, Association for Business Communication, ’18-present

  • Developed the Graduate Studies In-progress Research Session for the ABC International Conference
  • Administered the Graduate Student Travel Grant and the Margaret Baker Graham Research Award