Paul A Prior

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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

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

A Flat CHAT perspective on transliteracies development

Smith, A. & Prior, P., Mar 2020, In : Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. 24, 100268.

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

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    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

  • Activities

    • 7 Editorial activity

    Research in the Teaching of English (Journal)

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

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    Research in the Teaching of English (Journal)

    Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
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    Text and Talk (Journal)

    Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
    2005 → …

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    Written Communication (Journal)

    Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
    2011 → …

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    Writing & Pedagogy (Journal)

    Paul A Prior (Editorial board member)
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    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

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