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Faculty Profile

ROBERT E CUMMINGS

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Writing & Rhetoric
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC INNOVATION AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF WRITING & RHETORIC
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LYCEUM BASEMENT CONF RM
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 Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric 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.

Degrees

BA
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THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE/ KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (1990)
MA
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/ UNIVERSITY, MS (1999)
PHD
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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
DWR - NTT Promotion Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
DWR-Digital Media Studies
Ad Hoc Committee
Food Bank Committee - CWR
Other Kind of Committee
General Education Committee
Ad Hoc Committee