Jennifer Sheppard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies and earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University in 2003. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersection of theory and practice in digital writing, multimodal communication, visual rhetoric, and technical/professional communication. Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition, the Journal of Literacy and Technology, Hybrid Pedagogy, and several edited collections, including Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication and RAW: Reading and Writing New Media. She is also co-author, with Cheryl Ball and Kristin Arola, of Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects, (2nd ed.) published by Bedford/St. Martin’s in 2018. She is a recipient of a 2018-19 Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts & Letters.