Paul A Prior

1990 …2020
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Writing Studies, Literate Activity, Dialogic Theory, Semiotic Practice, Applied Linguistics, Genre, CHAT and ANT.

Personal profile

Paul Prior is a Professor in English and the Center for Writing Studies and Director of the Center for Writing Studies. Working with cultural-historical activity theory, actor-network theory, and dialogic semiotics, he has explored connections among writing, talk, embodied action, learning, and disciplinarity.

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Research Output 1990 2020

A collaborative longitudinal design for supporting writing pedagogies of STEM faculty

Prior, P. A., Gallagher, J., Turnipseed, N., Cooper, S. L., Zilles, J., Popovics, J. S., Yoritomo, J. Y. & Elliott, C. M., 2020, In : Technical Communication Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Academic literacies as laminated assemblage and embodied semiotic becoming

Prior, P. A. & Olinger, A., 2019, Retheorizing literacy practices: Complex social and cultural contexts . Bloome, D., Castanheira, L., Leung, C. & Rowsell, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 126-139

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

A Flat CHAT perspective on transliteracies development

Smith, A. & Prior, P., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Learning, Culture and Social Interaction.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school organization
sociality
history
interview
semiotics

A tale of two rubrics: Realigning genre instruction through improved response rubrics in a writing-intensive physics course

Yoritomo, J. Y., Turnipseed, N., Villotti, M. J., Tate, A., Searsmith, K., Perdekamp, M. G., Prior, P. & Zilles, J. L., Jun 15 2019, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Physics
Students
Technical writing
Teaching
Feedback
time
internet community
semiotics
workplace
travel

Activities 1998 2015

  • 7 Editorial activity

Research in the Teaching of English (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
2013 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Writing & Pedagogy (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Text and Talk (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
2005 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Written Communication (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
19982004

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Research in the Teaching of English (Journal)

Mark Allen Dressman (Editor), Sarah Jane McCarthey (Editor), Paul A Prior (Editor)
20082013

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Honors & Recognition

Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award

Paul A Prior (Recipient), Patrick Berry (Recipient), Hannah Bellwoar (Recipient), Derek Van Ittersum (Recipient), Janine Solberg (Recipient), Jody Shipka (Recipient), Bill Chewning (Recipient), Karen Lunsford (Recipient), Liz Rohan (Recipient), Kevin Roozen (Recipient), Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau (Recipient) & Joyce Walker (Recipient), 2007

Prize

digital media
communication