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Faculty Profile

ROBERT E CUMMINGS

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WRITING & RHETORIC
DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF WRITING & RHETORIC
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LAMAR HALL 3RD FLOOR STE B
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1989
Joined UM: 12/10/2009

Areas of Expertise

  • WIKIPEDIA
  • WIKIS
  • WRITING
  • WRITING SKILLS

Brief Bio

Robert Cummings serves as Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. In 2006 he earned the PhD in English from the University of Georgia, with a focus on the connections between rhetoric, composition, and digital technology. His first book was the co-edited volume Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom with Matt Barton, (U of Michigan P digitalculturebooks: 2008). His most recent book is Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia (Vanderbilt UP, 2009), which won the 2010 MLA Mina Shaughnessy award. Along with Pete Forsyth he has more recently received a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to fund the development of Open Educational Resource information on Wikipedia. Similarly, he has served Wikipedia community and Wikimedia Foundation as a frequent consultant on matters pertaining to higher education. And he is finalizing a grant project with Carnegie Mellon?s Open Learning Initiative, the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, and American Association of Community Colleges to create cognitive coursewares for English composition to affect more than 10,000 learners across eight campuses in the US.

Degrees

BA
ENGLISH
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE/ KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (1990)
MA
ENGLISH
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY, MS (1999)
PHD
ENGLISH
THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ATHENS, GEORGIA (2006)

Committee Memberships

Absence Policy Review Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
Common Reading Program
Other Kind of Committee
DWR - Assessment Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
DWR - General Curriculum
Ad Hoc Committee
Faculty Senate-Development & Planning
Faculty Senate Sub-Committee
Food Bank Committee - CWR
Other Kind of Committee
General Education Committee
Ad Hoc Committee