© Alex Reid and Figure/Ground Communication Dr. Reid was interviewed by Laureano Ralon on September 20th, 2012 as part of the Figure/Ground scholarly interview series: http://figureground.ca/interviews/scholarly-series/
Dr. Alex Reid earned hi PhD from SUNY Albany in Writing, Teaching, and Criticism in 1997. Since then he’s taught at Georgia Tech, Penn State, SUNY Cortland, and now at the University of Buffalo. He studies digital media networks with a particular interest in their operation within humanities pedagogy and scholarship. His book, The Two Virtuals: Composition and New Media, examines the intersection of technologies of virtual reality with philosophies of the virtual and considers how bringing these two discourses together offers insight into teaching writing. He is co-editor of Design Discourse, a collection of essays on the construction of technical and professional writing curriculum. He has also published articles in several journals and book collections. His primary blog, Digital Digs (www.alex-reid.net), deals with developments in new media, rhetoric, and higher education.