Associate Professor, Oregon State University
Ehren Pflugfelder teaches courses in professional/technical writing, new media studies, and rhetoric and composition. He is at work on a book project that examines connections between rhetoric, mobility, and technology, under contract with Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture called Communicating Technology and Mobility. It argues that from the design of complex technical projects to our everyday use of mobility devices – automobiles, roadways, smart phones, etc. – we are immersed in a network of subtle arguments. This work also outlines some of the ways in which technical communicators can take up positions as symbolic-material workers that give voice to human users as well as important nonhumans involved in transportation projects. Ehren as also a Managing Editor for Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.