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Jody Shipka

Jody Shipka, an Associate Professor of English who teaches courses in the Communication and Technology Track has always been a strong believer in learning. Even after receiving her B.A. in English from Loyola University, Chicago and her Ph.D. in English/Writing Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign she still has a passion for learning. She has recently finished her book, Towards a Composition Made Whole which provides the reader with ways of reworking existing and current theories of writing, learning, and multimodal production. Some of her other work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, Kairos, Text and Talk, and Writing Selves/Writing Societies. Her work dealing with her field of research and interests can be located here. Another passion of Jody Shipka is her photography; she is intrigued and interested in the idea of representing words with an image. She wants her students to be able to have questions, to wonder about communication and the world, and to be flexible in communicating. She wants students to be able to be comfortable with taking risks and asking the questions of “What am I here to learn?” and to ultimately feel good about the work that they accomplished. When asked what the most rewarding thing she gets from teaching she said: “seeing students proud of the work they do and invested in what they are producing.”