July 25, 2004
Academic Vita

CHRISTINE BOESE
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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Rhetoric and Communication: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1998. GPA 4.0. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1998. GPA 4.0. Dissertation Chair: David Porush. Readers: James Zappen, Tamar Gordon, Audrey Steinhauer. Outside Reader: Cynthia Selfe.

Dissertation: www.nutball.com/dissertation

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1990 (sixty credit terminal degree). Thesis: Darkroom Glories poetry manuscript.

Bachelor of Arts: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1985.
Major: Journalism. Minor: English.


RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

Cyberculture Studies, Weblogs, Social Network Computing, Interface Design and Usability, Interaction Architecture, Hypermedia & Multimedia Communication Theory, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Computers & Composition, Rhetorical Theory and Analysis, Feminist Theory, Cultural Studies, Ethnographic Research Methods, Professional/Technical Communication, Electronic Journalism, Public Relations, Literary Journalism, Photojournalism, Poetry, Nonfiction, & Fiction Workshops


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Proficiency (able to teach): Movable Type, TypePad, Director, Flash, & Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Premiere, PageMaker, Quark, Excel, FileMaker Pro, HTML, CSS.
Basic Knowledge: UNIX, JavaScript, XHTML, XML, MySQL, PHP


EMPLOYMENT: Academic

Courses Taught
Graduate seminars in Visual Communication, Rhetoric of Web Publishing*, Writing for Electronic Media*; Undergraduate courses in Professional/Technical Communication, Laptop Composition, Honors Composition, Expository Writing (pilot course for computer-assisted teaching), Writing for Electronic Media* (RPI iteration), Writing to the World Wide Web*, Newswriting, Reporting, Feature Writing, Photojournalism. Honors Critical Thinking & Creative Writing (* indicates new courses I developed).

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July 21, 2004
Portfolio

Here is an electronic portfolio of my work.

I also have a slide and print portfolio, and a publication clip file. If you would like to see that or a CD-ROM version of the electronic files below, email me to set up an interview.

(Click on the thumbnail picture to see the full size version.)


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July 01, 2004
Resume

CHRIS BOESE


CREATIVE PRODUCER WRITER/CONTENT DEVELOPER
INTERACTION DESIGNER INFORMATION ARCHITECT
CYBERCULTURE RESEARCHER ART DIRECTOR

www.nutball.com/portfolio

OBJECTIVE

  • Technical, creative & journalistic writing
  • New media production, project management & consulting
  • Graphic design and photography freelance projects
  • Work in computer-based training, HCI, or usability


RESULTS-ORIENTED NEW MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

  • Writer; Researcher/Associate Writer for redesigned CNN Headline News with convergent media interface. Wrote & edited headline ticker live during some major events in recent U.S. history, 9/11 and 2 wars. Worked on broadcast and web visual redesign for 1-yr anniversary of original overhaul. Cyberculture/cult media columnist, "HotBox" and tech columnist, "HotWired." Freelanced for CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" NYC prime time show.
  • First Web-based dissertation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute receives international recognition (1998 to present). Permanent site is required reading in graduate seminars both within & outside the USA, receiving international trAce award (UK) & site traffic avg of 5,000 unique visits a month 4 years later. Author interviewed in New York Times article on cult TV.
  • Built Clemson Interactive Research Studio to test interface theories on the Public Service Activities web portal (1998-2001). Site redesign, launched 10/99, began pulling more hits than the Clemson University Home Page within 1 year (it has since been redesigned by another group). Directed team of grad assistant web consultants to develop Studio Computer Manual, Consulting Training & Procedure Guide, Web Design Standards & Specifications, & a formal Usability Study (with coded video data). Clemson University named Time Magazine Public College of the Year 2000 largely for the professional communication & writing across the disciplines programs. Students from the Research Studio were some of the most highly placed from the program.
  • Electronic Media, Arts, & Communication (EMAC) Web Site received Best of RPInfo award, 1996 (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). EMAC Web recruitment effort & program development doubled enrollment in 1 year & helped gain national media attention. Author won the Rensselaer Founder's Award (highest award given at RPI) for work with EMAC.
  • Applied same dual-purpose web design as with EMAC to RSVP, Rensselaer's prestigious distance learning program (1997-98) for recruitment & e-learning.

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November 13, 2002
Cover Letter

CREATIVE VISION +
NEW MEDIA TALENT +
ADVANCED RESEARCH =
A DYNAMIC ASSET for your firm


Dear Hiring Manager;

I am seeking contract work or full-time challenges with a promising new media enterprise, computer training division, or research institute in need of a go-getter who has created innovative new media products and taught graduate seminars on visual communication, interface design, information architecture, and usability.

KEY STRENGTHS

  • Web producer & marketer, content developer, interface designer, information architect, and info-structure revolutionary with proven results since 1994.
  • New Media researcher, social critic, and futurist studying evolving cybercultures, online communities, blogs, self-organizing systems, VR and cybernetics; able to visualize complex systems, conduct formal ethnography, and analyze social effects on audiences and markets (first book manuscript in editing stages, second book in progress).

  • Award-winning teacher and communicator applying innovative tools and approaches to computer-assisted learning since 1990.

  • Published and award-winning photographer, journalist, print designer, poet, fiction, and literary non-fiction writer (professional since 1978).


My Rensselaer Polytechnic credentials file will be sent under separate cover upon request. A portfolio of my work can be found at www.nutball.com/portfolio.

I look forward to arranging a time to discuss this opportunity.


Sincerely,


Chris Boese

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