James P. Zappen
Department of Communication and Media
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York 12180-3590
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.rpi.edu/~zappenj Selected Publications
The Rebirth of Dialogue: Bakhtin, Socrates, and the Rhetorical Tradition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004. SUNY Press Listing: http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=60950Articles in Journals
"Affective Identification in Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad." LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 27.4 (2016): 1-16. Forthcoming.
"New York City as Dwelling Place: Reinventing the American Dream in Steven Millhauser's Martin Dressler, Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, and Atticus Lish's Preparation for the Next Life." The Journal of American Culture 39.2 (2016): 141-54.
"US and Russian Traditions in Rhetoric, Education and Culture." Journal of Curriculum Studies 44.6 (2012): 745-60. Text (Taylor & Francis download, in .pdf): http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/n4PCBRmPinVTZ6adw9Dt/full
Ekaterina V. Haskins and James P. Zappen. "Totalitarian Visual 'Monologue': Reading Soviet Posters with Bakhtin." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 40.4 (2010): 325-59.
"Kenneth Burke on Dialectical-Rhetorical Transcendence." Philosophy and Rhetoric 42.3 (2009): 279-301.
James P. Zappen, S. Michael Halloran, and Scott A. Wible. "Some Notes on 'Ad bellum purificandum.'" KB Journal. URL: http://kbjournal.org/node/201/
Burke, Kenneth. "On Persuasion, Identification, and Dialectical Symmetry." Edited with Introduction by James [P.] Zappen. Philosophy and Rhetoric 39.4 (2006): 333-39.
"Digital Rhetoric: Toward an Integrated Theory." Special Issue: The State of Rhetoric of Science and Technology. Ed. Laura Gurak and Alan Gross. Technical Communication Quarterly 14.3 (2005): 319-25.
Teresa M. Harrison and James P. Zappen, "Methodological and Theoretical Frameworks for the Design of Community Information Systems." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 8.3 (2003). URL: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol8/issue3/harrison.html
James P. Zappen, Laura J. Gurak and Stephen Doheny-Farina. "Rhetoric, Community, and Cyberspace." Rhetoric Review 15.2 (1997): 400-419.
Sean Patrick O'Rourke, Don Paul Abbott, Marc Cogan, Rene Dube, Thomas O. Sloane, and James P. Zappen. "The Most Significant Passage on Rhetoric in the Works of Francis Bacon." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 26.3 (1996): 31-55.
"Bakhtin's Socrates." Rhetoric Review 15.1 (1996): 66-83.
"The Rhetoric of Science and the Challenge of Post-Liberal Democracy." Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy 8.3 (1994): 261-71.
"The Logic and Rhetoric of John Stuart Mill." Philosophy and Rhetoric 26.3 (1993): 191-200.
"Francis Bacon and the Historiography of Scientific Rhetoric." Rhetoric Review 8.1 (1989): 74-88. Reprinted in Three Keys to the Past: The History of Technical Communication. Ed. Teresa C. Kynell and Michael G. Moran. ATTW Contemporary Studies in Technical Communication 7. Stamford, Connecticut: Ablex, 1999. 49-62.
"The Discourse Community in Scientific and Technical Communication: Institutional and Social Views." Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 19.1 (1989): 1-11.
"Historical Studies in the Rhetoric of Science and Technology." Technical Writing Teacher 14.3 (1987): 285-98.
"Rhetoric and Technical Communication: An Argument for Historical and Political Pluralism." Iowa State Journal of Business and Technical Communication 1.2 (1987): 29-44.
"Writing the Introduction to a Research Paper: An Assessment of Alternatives." Technical Writing Teacher 12.2 (1985): 93-101.
"Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy and the Rhetoric of Science: Sources for a Pluralistic Rhetoric." PRE/TEXT: An Inter-Disciplinary Journal of Rhetoric 6.1-2 (1985): 9-29.
Dwight W. Stevenson and James P. Zappen. "An Approach to Writing Trial Court Opinions." Judicature 67.7 (1984): 336-45.
"Aristotelian and Ramist Rhetoric in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan: Pathos versus Ethos and Logos." Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 1.1 (1983): 65-91.
"Carl R. Rogers and Political Rhetoric." PRE/TEXT: An Inter-Disciplinary Journal of Rhetoric 1.1-2 (1980): 95-113.Chapters in Books
"Burke, Kenneth." International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming.
James P. Zappen, Sui Duan, and Fanruo Zhang. "From Task-Based to Story-Based Language Learning: Teaching Beginning Mandarin through Dramatizations of Chinese Fables." Chinese L2 Theory and Practice: Selected Papers of CLEF 2012. Santa Clara, California: CLERC Publishing, Nan Hai Books, 2013. 98-123. Text (in .pdf): CLEF2012LanguageLearning.pdf
Teresa M. Harrison and James P. Zappen. "Designing E-Government: Exploring the Potential of New Information and Technology Paradigms for Democratic Purposes." E-Government: Information, Technology, and Transformation. Ed. Hans J. Scholl. Advances in Management Information Systems. Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2010. 156-76.
James P. Zappen and Teresa M. Harrison. "Intention and Motive in Information-System Design: Toward a Theory and Method for Assessing Users' Needs." Digital Cities 3: Information Technologies for Social Capital. Ed. Peter van den Besselaar and Satoshi Koizumi. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3081. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2005. 354-68. Text (in .pdf): IntentionandMotive2005.pdf
William Hart-Davidson, James P. Zappen, and S. Michael Halloran. "On the Formation of Democratic Citizens: Rethinking the Rhetorical Tradition in a Digital Age." The Viability of the Rhetorical Tradition. Ed. Richard Graff, Arthur E. Walzer, and Janet M. Atwill. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005. 125-40. SUNY Press Listing: http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61030
Teresa M. Harrison, James P. Zappen, and Christina Prell. "Transforming New Communication Technologies into Community Media." Community Media in the Information Age: Perspectives and Prospects. Ed. Nicholas W. Jankowski with Ole Prehn. Hampton Press Communication Series. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton, 2002. 249-69.
Teresa M. Harrison, James P. Zappen, Timothy Stephen, Philip Garfield, and Christina Prell. "Building an Electronic Community: A Town-Gown Collaboration." Communication and Community. Ed. Gregory J. Shepherd and Eric W. Rothenbuhler. Lea's Communication Series. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001. 201-16.
"Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975)." Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Ed. Michael G. Moran and Michelle Ballif. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 2000. 7-22.
"Francis Bacon." Encyclopedia of Rhetoric: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age. Ed. Theresa Enos. New York: Garland, 1996. 61-63.
"Distinctio." Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik (Historical Lexicon of Rhetoric). Vol. 2. Ed. Gert Ueding. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1994. 888-91.
"Dewey, Kilpatrick, and Rogers on Expert Communication." Rogerian Perspectives: Collaborative Rhetoric for Oral and Written Communication. Ed. Nathaniel Teich. Writing Research: Multidisciplinary Inquiries into the Nature of Writing. Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex, 1992. 167-79.
"Scientific Rhetoric in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Herbert Spencer, Thomas H. Huxley, and John Dewey." Textual Dynamics of the Professions: Historical and Contemporary Studies of Writing in Professional Communities. Ed. Charles Bazerman and James Paradis. Rhetoric of the Human Sciences. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991. 145-67.
"A Rhetoric for Research in Sciences and Technologies." New Essays in Technical and Scientific Communication: Research, Theory, Practice. Ed. Paul V. Anderson, R. John Brockmann, and Carolyn R. Miller. Baywood's Technical Communications Series 2. Farmingdale, New York: Baywood, 1983. 123-38.Articles in Proceedings
"Current Research in Technical and Professional Communication: What It Is and Is Not Telling Us." Proceedings: The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication 21st Annual Conference: Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 20-22, 1994. Houghton, Michigan: Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, 1995. 54-56.
"Communication for Environmental Problem Solving." Productivity through Engineering: 1982 American Society for Engineering Education 90th Annual Conference, June 20-24, 1982. Ed. Lawrence P. Grayson and Joseph M. Biedenbach. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Engineering Education, 1982. 1: 214-19.
"On Teaching Technical Communication as a Liberal Art: A Paradox." Proceedings: 31st Conference on College Composition and Communication. Ed. John A. Muller. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and others, 1980. 248-50.Government Reports
James P. Zappen, Sibel Adali, and Teresa M. Harrison. "Developing a Youth-Services Information System for City and County Government: Experiments in User-Designer Collaboration." dg.o 2006: The Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, San Diego, California, U.S.A., May 21-24, 2006. University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute and Columbia University: Digital Government Research Center, 2006. 259-64. Text (in .pdf): UserDesignerCollaboration2006.pdf
James P. Zappen, Sibel Adali, and Teresa M. Harrison. "Connected Kids: Designing a Youth-Services Information System for Local Government." dg.o 2006: The Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, San Diego, California, U.S.A., May 21-24, 2006. University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute and Columbia University: Digital Government Research Center, 2006. 470-71. Text (in .pdf): ConnectedKids2006.pdf
Sibel Adali, Teresa M. Harrison, and James P. Zappen. "Connected Kids: Community Information System Design and Development." Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 20-22, 2002, Los Angeles, California. University of Southern California and Columbia University: Digital Government Research Center, 2002. 301-7.Magazine Article
Teresa M. Harrison, James P. Zappen, and Sibel Adali. Cover Feature: "Building Community Information Systems: The Connected Kids Case." Computer (published by the IEEE Computer Society) 38.12 (December 2005): 62-69. Text (in .pdf): InformationSystems2005.pdfRecent Conference Papers
"Kenneth Burke's Conversation with Technology," 9th Triennial Conference, Kenneth Burke Society, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, July 2014.
"'Attitude' in China's Internet Culture," 16th Biennial Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, May 2014.
"Issues in Digital Media/Digital Rhetoric Studies," 16th Biennial Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, May 2014.
"Rhetoric, Dialogue, and Intercultural Education: Global Literatures as Equipment for Living," Rhetoric as Equipment for Living: Kenneth Burke, Culture and Education, Ghent University, Belgium, May, 2013.
James P. Zappen and Sui Duan, "Implementation of a Story-Based Approach to Chinese Language Learning," Princeton Conference on Chinese Language Instruction, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, April, 2013.
James P. Zappen, Sui Duan, and Fanruo Zhang, "From Task-Based to Story-Based Language Learning: Teaching Beginning Mandarin through Dramatizations of Chinese Fables," 2012 Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF), San Francisco, California, November, 2012.
Research and Service Awards and Recognitions
Designation as Fellow, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, March 2012.
Distinguished Service Award, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, October 2007.
"Francis Bacon and the Historiography of Scientific Rhetoric," Rhetoric Review, Donald C. Stewart Award for Best Essay, 1989-90.
Selected Fellowships and Grants
James P. Zappen and Prabhat Hajela, Co-Principal Investigators; Lee Odell, Lee Sheldon, and Mei Si, Consultants, "Enhancing Language/Culture Learning Experiences in Immersive Environments," Center for Cognition, Communication, and Culture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2010, $59,000.
James P. Zappen, Sibel Adali, and Teresa M. Harrison, Co-Principal Investigators, "Connected Kids Search Functions and Interface," Research Experiences for Undergraduates Supplement, National Science Foundation Digital Government Research Program, NSF Proposal No. 0091505, RPI Proposal No. 005-01-501A, 2006-7, $12,000.
Teresa M. Harrison and James P. Zappen, Co-Principal Investigators, "U.S.-Netherlands Cooperation Workshop: Electronic Networks & Democratic Life, Piran, Slovenia" (conducted in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, October 2002). National Science Foundation, NSF Proposal No. 0123029, RPI Proposal No. 430-01-154A, 2001-2, $27,490.
Teresa M. Harrison, James P. Zappen, and Sibel Adali, Co-Principal Investigators, "Connected Kids: Designing Database Software for Web-Based Information Dissemination to Multiple Audiences," National Science Foundation Digital Government Research Program, NSF Proposal No. 0091505, RPI Proposal No. 005-01-501A, 2001-4, $900,000.
"Connected Kids," Interview with Dan Levy, A Better Community, WTEN-TV, Channel 10, Albany, New York, October 7, 2003. URL: http://www.rpi.edu/~zappenj/Vita/Connected_Kids_Channel_10.rm
James P. Zappen, Teresa M. Harrison, Victoria Moore, and Ashley Williams. "Pattern Discussion: Collaborative Design of Community Information Systems." Community Technology Review (Fall 2002-Winter 2003).
Service to the Profession
Editor, Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication, State University of New York Press, 1988-2007.
James P. Zappen, Executive Editor, and Susan Katz, Managing Editor, Newsletter and Proceedings, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, 1990-92.Offices in Professional Organizations
Co-Chair, Bakhtin/Vygotsky Special Interest Group, Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English, 1998-2005.
Member at Large, Executive Committee, 1988-90; Vice President, 1990-92; President, 1992-94; Immediate Past President, 1994-96, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication.
October 15, 2016