Spectrum Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jason Tham is an associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University (TTU) on the indigenous land of Comanche and Mescalero Apache Peoples. He works as assistant chair in the Department of English and teaches courses in UX research, information design, instructional design, web publishing, and digital rhetoric. He co-directs the User  Experience (UX) Research Lab and serves as faculty sponsor to the TTU Society for Technical Communication student chapter.
At TTU, he also serves as a faculty mentor in the McNair’s Scholars Program and a faculty fellow in community-engaged scholarship, sponsored by the Provost’s outreach and engagement initiative. Dr. Tham holds a PhD in rhetoric and scientific and technical communication from the University of Minnesota. His dissertation involved a study of makerspaces and the cultivation of a maker pedagogy for technical communication studies. Between 2015-2019, he was a researcher affiliated with the Wearables Research Collaboratory at Minnesota. He investigated the sociocultural aspects of wearable technologies and embodied devices to examine their applications in various learning contexts. For this work, Dr. Tham was inducted as a research partner in the Digital Life Institute, an international research collective hosted at Ontario Tech University, Canada.


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