Jim Brown


Jim Brown is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center. His research focuses on the ethical and rhetorical dimensions of new media technologies, and he teaches courses in new media, digital rhetoric and writing, videogame studies, and electronic literature. His work has been published in journals such as Computers and CompositionCollege Composition and Communication, and Pedagogy and in various edited collections, including The Computer Culture Reader and Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. His book, Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software, has been recently by the University of Michigan Press.

Emmons interviewing with CameraRobert A. Emmons Jr.

Associate Director

Robert is a documentary filmmaker. His films include:Enthusiast: The 9th Art, Smalltown USA, Wolf at the DoorYARDSALE!Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza (2007), and De Luxe: The Tale of Blue Comet (2010). Goodwill has had the privilege to be screened as part of the Smithsonian exhibition: Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement at the New Jersey Historical Society and won “Best Homegrown Documentary Feature” at the 2008 Garden State Film Festival. In 2009 he received Mexico’s Lindbergh-Carranza International Goodwill Award as a “Messenger of Peace” for his work on Goodwill. From February to August of 2010 Emmons created two short documentaries a week. The 52 short documentaries formed the weekly internet series MINICONCEPTDOCS and can be viewed on his YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Emmons teaches courses in film and media. His latest documentary, Diagram for Delinquents, is about Fredric Wertham and comic books in the 1950’s. Emmons is currently editing his forthcoming documentary, Sickies Making Films, in collaboration with director Joe Tropea.



Each year, DiSC invites applications for Digital Studies Fellowships. Fellows commit to teaching in the Digital Studies program while also doing research. Residency is not required, and fellows can propose online courses.

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