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Daniel L. Hocutt

Web Manager, School of Professional & Continuing Studies
Adjunct Professor, Liberal Arts
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
  • Profile
    Since 2000, Hocutt has been the School’s Web Manager, where he manages website content and social media efforts. He is also an adjunct professor of English in the School, having taught composition, professional communications, research writing and a course on the trickster. He earned two degrees in English from the University of Richmond and directed the Summer Residential Governor’s Schools for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts at the University of Richmond from 1998 to 2001.
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    • Awards

      SPCS Innovations in Teaching Award, University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, January 10, 2024.

      2017 Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award, University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, May 6, 2017

    • Memberships

      Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)

      ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC)

      Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC)

      National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

    • Certifications

      Secondary English Teaching Licensure (Virginia), 1992-2002

    • Community Service

      • Reviewer, ACM SIGDOC 2021 conference proposals and proceedings
      • Co-chair, ACM SIGDOC 2020 conference program
      • Co-editor, ACM 34th International Conference on the Design of Communication proceedings
      • Reviewer, ACM SIGDOC 2019 conference proposals and proceedings
      • First-time attendee mentor, Computers & Writing Annual Conference 2018
      • First-time attendee mentor, Computers & Writing Annual Conference 2017
      • President, National Conference of Governor’s Schools, 2001-2012
      • Vice President for Technology, National Conference of Governor’s Schools, 2000-2001

  • Selected Publications
    Journal Articles

    Hocutt, D. L. (2024). Seeing professional experience through an academic lens — and vice versa. In Ranade & Berger (eds.), Special issue on academic & industry collaborations. Intercom, 71(1), 29–33. https://www.stc.org/intercom/

    Hocutt, D. L., Ranade, N., & Verhulsdonck, G. (2022). Localizing content: The roles of technical & professional communicators and machine learning in personalized chatbot responses. Technical Communication, 69(4), 114–131. https://doi.org/10.55177/tc148396 

    Davis, K., Stambler, D. M., Campbell, J. L., Hocutt, D. L., Duin, A. H., & Pedersen, I. (2022). Writing infrastructure with the Fabric of Digital Life platform. Communication Design Quarterly, 10(2), 44–56. https://cdq.sigdoc.org 

    Davis, K., Stambler, D., Veeramoothoo, S., Ranade, N., Hocutt, D., Tham, J., Misak, J., Duin, A. H., & Pedersen, I. (2021). Fostering student digital literacy through The Fabric of Digital Life. Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy. https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu

    Tham, J. C. K., Burnham, K. D., Hocutt, D. L., Ranade, N., Misak, J., Duin, A. H., Pedersen, I, & Campbell, J. L. (2021). Metaphors, mental models, and multiplicity: Understanding student perception of digital literacy. Computers & Composition, 59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2021.102628 

    Hocutt, D. L. (2018). Algorithms as information brokers: Visualizing rhetorical agency in platform activities. Present Tense – A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 6(3). Retrieved from http://www.presenttensejournal.org 

    Hocutt, D. L., & Brown, M. E. (2018). Crossing wires with Google Apps: Jumpstarting collaborative composing. In C. Ball, C. Chen, K. Purzycki, & L. Wilkes (Eds.), The Proceedings of the Annual Computers and Writing Conference: Vol. 1. 2016-2017 (pp. 52-57). Ft. Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse. Retrieved from https://wac.colostate.edu/resources/wac/proceedings/cw2016-2017

    Hocutt, D. L. (2017). The complex example of online search: Studying emergent agency in digital environments. Proceedings of the 35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. https://doi.org/10.1145/3121113.3121207 

    Hocutt, D. L. (2016). User activity in context: Technical communicators as articulators of Google Analytics data. Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. https://doi.org/10.1145/2987592.2987611

    Brown, M. E., & Hocutt, D. L. (2015). Learning to use, useful for learning: A usability study of Google Apps for Education. Journal of Usability Studies, 10(4), 160-181. Retrieved from http://uxpajournal.org

    Book Chapters

    Brown, M. E., & Hocutt, D. L. (2018). Glocalizing the composition classroom with Google Apps for Education. In R. Rice & K. St.Amant (Eds.), Thinking globally, composing locally: Rethinking online writing in the age of the global Internet (pp. 320-339). Louisville, CO: Utah State University Press.

    Brown, M. E., & Hocutt, D. L. (2017). Pervasive pedagogy: Collaborative cloud-based composing using Google Drive. In B. Gurung & M. Limbu (Eds.), Integration of cloud technologies in digitally networked classrooms and learning communities (pp. 98-119). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


    Hocutt D. L., & Ranade, N. (2022, October 22). Who is our audience? Understanding critical data literacy with AI in Technical Communication (TC). Digital Life Institute. https://www.digitallife.org

    Hocutt, D. L., & Ranade, N. (2019, November 19). Google Analytics and its exclusions. Blog Carnival 16. Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org 

    Hocutt, D. L. (Ed.). (2015, November 16 - December 3). What opportunities are available to influence the way algorithms are programmed, written, executed, and trusted? (Curated collection of 11 Field Guide Survey responses). MediaCommons. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org 

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