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Marciano, Laura

Assistant Professor / College of Arts & Sciences / Faculty & Staff / Writing & Rhetoric

Marciano, Laura

2 Dec 2015 | by Harrington School

Laura Marie Marciano is a poet and media artist. She is the founder of Gemstone Readings, an online journal and reading series that promotes the narratives and work of female-identified and queer writers and media artists. Her first book of poetry Mall Brat is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanism Press in 2016. She has an MFA from Brooklyn College and is currently […]

Michael Becker

Assistant Professor / College of Arts & Sciences / Faculty & Staff / Writing & Rhetoric

Michael Becker

20 Nov 2015 | by Harrington School

Michael Becker earned his B.A. in English from the University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), his M.A. in English from Sussex University (Brighton, England), and his Ph.D. in English from the University or Rhode Island (Kingston, RI). His primary field is British Modernism and his dissertation investigated literal (gustatory) and figurative (social and aesthetic) tastes in […]

Kushner, Scott

Assistant Professor / Communication Studies / Faculty & Staff / Writing & Rhetoric

Kushner, Scott

9 Sep 2015 | by Harrington School

  Ph.D., French, Duke University, 2009 M.A., French, Duke University, 2005 B.A., Letters, Wesleyan University, 2001 Scott Kushner’s research and teaching investigate the fault lines between the analog experience of everyday life and the digital logics that drive both networked computing and decision making by institutions, corporate actors, and individuals.  His book project, The Lurking […]

Omizo, Ryan

Assistant Professor / Faculty & Staff / Writing & Rhetoric

Omizo, Ryan

9 Sep 2014 | by Harrington School

Ryan Omizo teaches courses in rhetoric and multi-modal composition. His research interests includes computational approaches to rhetorical analysis. He is currently leading a project that is developing an app that will automatically track and analyze facilitation strategies in online learning environments. Professor Omizo received his PhD. in Rhetoric, Composition, and Digital Media from The Ohio […]

Kealhofer-Kemp, Leslie

Assistant Professor / Faculty & Staff / Film/Media / Harrington School-Wide

Kealhofer-Kemp, Leslie

6 Sep 2014 | by Harrington School

  Professor Kealhofer-Kemp teaches a wide range of courses in French and film. Her research interests lie at the intersection of post-colonial studies, gender studies, and film studies. Her most recent projects focus on representations of the North African population in France (and women in particular) in short films, documentaries, made-for-television films (téléfilms) and feature […]

Moen, Mary

Assistant Professor / Faculty & Staff / Graduate / Library & Information Studies

Moen, Mary

20 Aug 2014 | by Harrington School

Mary Moen has been working as a certified School Library Media Specialist for the past eleven years. She received her M.L.I.S from the University of Rhode Island and her B.A. in Art History from Brown University. She is currently a graduate student in the URI/RIC PhD in Education program. Her research interests include digital literacy […]

Welcome Hollie Smith, the Harrington School’s newest Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor / Communication Studies / Faculty & Staff / Harrington School-Wide / Home Page Featured / Public Relations

Welcome Hollie Smith, the Harrington School’s newest Assistant Professor

18 Aug 2014 | by Harrington School

We are excited to welcome Dr. Hollie Smith to the Harrington School’s Public Relations program! She joins our faculty as an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies where her interests in teaching and research will shine. “The University of Rhode Island and the Harrington School seemed like a perfect fit for my background and interests. I love teaching Public Relations […]

Ledbetter, Lehua

Assistant Professor / Faculty & Staff / Harrington School-Wide / Writing & Rhetoric

Ledbetter, Lehua

18 Aug 2014 | by Harrington School

Professor Ledbetter’s research sits at the intersections of feminist rhetorical theory, cultural rhetorics, and professional writing studies. One of her current projects investigates the tensions between academic feminism and entrepreneurial identity-building in women’s online communities, e.g., YouTube’s beauty community. Her work interrogates and disrupts the distinction between professional and unprofessional digital spaces, and argues that these new […]