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About Russell Carpenter

Dr. Russell Carpenter, recipient of the Von Till Outstanding Newcomer award from the National Association of Communication Centers, came to Eastern Kentucky University in fall 2009 as the director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. He completed his doctoral work in Texts & Technology at the University of Central Florida. While a doctoral student at UCF, he studied writing center spaces through the lens of cultural and political geographies in an attempt to understand how technology might enhance the ways we teach and learn in these spaces. He puts this research to work in the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity.
Dr. Carpenter serves on the executive board of the Southeastern Writing Centers Association. He is also on the editorial board for Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Dr. Carpenter also moderates commcenters, a national listserv for communication centers.
His recent book is Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships with Dr. Melody Bowdon published in 2011 by IGI Global. With Dr. Bowdon, he is also co-editing a special edition of the Community Literacy Journal on digital technologies and community literacy to be published in fall 2011. Dr. Carpenter's current book project is Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology to be published by IGI Global in 2012. He is also co-authoring a textbook with Drs. Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet entitled Introduction to Applied Creativity to be published in 2012.

Positions

Present Director-Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky University
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Honors and Awards

  • Voelker, Blackburn, Niehoff Architects, Inc. Outstanding Design in the 2011 American School & University Education Interiors Showcase
  • Von Till Outstanding Newcomer award from the National Association of Communication Centers
  • Editors' Choice article in Academic Exchange Quarterly-Composing Collaboration: An Integrative Pedagogy


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