Creative-critical Rhetorics, Institutional Change, Experiential Learning
Ben Lauren’s scholarly interests are creative-critical rhetorics, institutional change, and experiential learning. His scholarship has appeared in journals such as Computers and Composition, Reflections, Kairos, Transactions on Professional Communication, Technical Communication, and the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. His first book, Communicating Project Management, interrogated participatory approaches to managing work, leadership, and organizational change. He is also an accomplished songwriter, best known for his work as singer/songwriter with the band No Address. As a solo artist he recorded, produced, and self-released an indie album called Stop For Nothing. He’s currently working on a new album about healing from trauma called Hold Me Down, which reimagines roots music as a way to explore the affective elements of genre.
Ph.D., Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University (2014)
Lauren, B. (2018). Communicating Project Management: A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams. New York, NY: Routledge.
Lauren, B., Hart-Davidson, W. (2018). Get off the grid, get in the groove: A phronetic progymnasma. PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, 5. Retrieved from http://textshopexperiments.org/textshop05/get-off-the-grid
Lauren, B., & Pigg, S. (2016). The Egonets of Technical Communication Solopreneurs: Communication Practices, Genres, and Networks that Build and Sustain Careers. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 59(4), 342-362.
Selected Courses Taught
WRA 401: Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation
WRA 841: Professional Writing Theory and Research
WRA 853: Workshop in Rhetoric and Writing
WRA 885: Research Colloquium
Research or Academic Affiliations
Broad User Research Group