Paul A Prior

1990 …2019
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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 2019

A Flat CHAT perspective on transliteracies development

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school organization
sociality
history
interview
semiotics
time
internet community
semiotics
workplace
travel

Languaging the rhetorical tradition: Pedagogical CHAT in middle school and college

Prior, P. A., Walker, J. & Riggert-Kieffer, D., 2019, Languaging relations for transforming the literacy and language arts classroom. Beach, R. & Bloome, D. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 112-130

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Examining engineering writing instruction at a large research university through the lens of writing studies

Yoritomo, J. Y., Turnipseed, N., Cooper, S. L., Elliott, C. M., Gallagher, J. R., Popovics, J. S., Prior, P. & Zilles, J. L., Jun 23 2018, In : ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2018-June, 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Technical writing
Lenses
Students
Curricula
Innovation

How Do Moments Add Up to Lives? Trajectories of Semiotic Becoming vs. Tales of School Learning in Four Modes

Prior, P. A., Aug 2018, Making Future Matters. Wysocki, R. & Sheridan, M. P. (eds.). Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

College Composition and Communication (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
19992002

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

Written Communication (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Writing & Pedagogy (Journal)

Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

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