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carolyn rhea drapes

  • Assistant Instructor
  • Assistant Instructor
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • 10Followers
  • 10Following

Research interests

Rhetoric and Composition Studies: Visual Rhetoric

About

I am a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso where I work as an Assistant Instructor. Main interests include rhetorical theory as applied to photography, graffiti, and other forms of visual expression; other areas include social media, blogs, pop culture, and other types of online compositioning and reporting. Allied interests include needleart, surface embellishment, fashion and fashion history. Previously, I worked for art galleries (in Santa Fe and El Paso), and CPAs. I have also worked as web master and web designer for gas transmission and REIT international corporations. I create and maintain several blogs and twitter accounts to further my understanding of social networks and citizen journalism/communication, and because it's fun.

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Professional experience

Assistant Instructor

The University of Texas at El Paso

August 2006 - Present

Webmaster/web designer

Drapes Consulting Group Inc

April 1997 - Present

Webmaster/web designer

SC Group, Inc.

January 1997 - October 2000(4 years)

Visual specialist/webmaster

El Paso Energy/El Paso Natural Gas

January 1994 - January 1997(3 years)

Education

B.A. Creative Writing

The University of Texas at El Paso

May 2006 - Present

M.A. English, Rhetoric and Writing Studies

The University of Texas at El Paso

August 2006 - May 2008(2 years)