Jody Shipka is an Associate Professor of English teaching courses in the Communication and Technology Track. She received her B.A. in English from Loyola University, Chicago and her Ph.D. in English/Writing Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests include mediated activity theory, histories of Rhetoric and Composition, multimodal discourse, digital rhetorics, and play theory.
Shipka is the author of Toward a Composition Made Whole and the editor of Play! A Collection of Toy Camera Photographs. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, Enculturation, Kairos, Text and Talk, and Writing Selves/Writing Societies and other edited collections.