Assistant Professor Patrick W. Berry completed his PhD work in the Center for Writing Studies and Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught courses in first-year composition, professional writing, magazine production, and digital media composing in diverse classrooms, most recently in a medium-high security prison. Originally from New York City, he completed an MA in literature at Brooklyn College while working in magazine publishing. His work has appeared in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (2007) and in coauthored chapters of Ubiquitous Learning (2009) and Technological Ecologies & Sustainability (2009). His research focuses on how teachers negotiate their personal literacy histories with their understandings of literacy theories and how those negotiations figure into their perspectives on literacy and its teaching. His interests include painting, graphic design, and spending time with his wife, Sho, and their 11-year-old daughter, Emma—preferably at a pool or beach.
||Assistant Professor Kevin A. Browne was born and raised in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies and came to the US in 1989. Kevin received his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Pennsylvania State University in 2009. His work is interdisciplinary and explores the interplay of texts produced by (and about) marginalized people in multiple forms, genres, and settings. His current book project, Caribbean Rhetoric: Traditional and Contemporary Practice, is an exploration of the Caribbean tradition and its application in contemporary times. In addition to ethnic rhetoric, his research interests include contemporary rhetorical theory, visual rhetoric, classical rhetoric, histories and historiographies of rhetoric, and composition theory. He is a poet, a photographer, and a fairly decent cook who wants to learn how to play a musical instrument.