Tim Lockridge

Tim LockridgeAssistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric


329 Bachelor Hall
Oxford Campus


  • PhD, Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Virginia Tech
  • BA, English, University of Southern Indiana

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Digital Rhetoric
  • Writing Technologies
  • Composition Theory & History
  • Digital Publishing
  • Web Standards & Markup Languages
  • Publics & Counterpublics

Selected Publications

  • Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing. Written with Derek Van Ittersum. (Manuscript in Preparation.)
  • "The Kairos Preservation Project" Written with Enrique Paz & Cynthia Johnson. Forthcoming in Computers and Composition (December 2017).
  • Transliguality, Transmodality, and Difference: Exploring Dispositions and Change in Language and Learning. Written with Bruce Horner and Cynthia Selfe. Enculturation Intermezzo Digital Monograph Series (Jeff Rice, Series Editor). 2015. http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/01/ttd-horner-selfe-lockridge/index.htm
  • "Composition and Cultural Studies." Written with Diana George and John Trimbur. In A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press. 2013.
  • "Challenging the Rules and Roles of Gaming: Griefing as Rhetorical Tactic." Written with Evan Snider and Dan Lawson. In Guns, Grenades, and Grunts: The First-Person Shooter. Continuum International Publishing Group (Approaches to Digital Game Studies Series). 2012.
  • "Why Linearity is Not the Issue: Or, The New Work of Composing is Much Like the Old, Only Different." Written with Diana George and Dan Lawson. In The New Work of Composing. Computers & Composition Digital Press. 2012.
  • "Evaluating a Workflow for Authoring Multimodal DITA." Written with Carlos Evia and Sean Healy. In Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. 2013.
  • "Structured Authoring meets Technical Comics in Techcommix." Written with Carlos Evia, Michael Stewart, Siroberto Scerbo, and Manuel Perez-Quiñones. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. 2012.

Work in Progress

Lockridge is currently studying the DIY print publications of hacker publics and computer enthusiasts. He is also researching (with Derek Van Ittersum) the growth of plain text writing software and workflows.