Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


James Kalmbach

Professor, Internship Director, Area Coordinator: Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication

Office Address: STV 421 H
Office Phone: (309) 438-7648
Office Hours:

MWF 2-3  and by appointment (appointments available most afternoons)

Email: Contact James Kalmbach (kalmbach)
Website: Visit James Kalmbach’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG351.01Hypertext M W F 13:00 - 13:50STV 0408
ENG398.01Professional Practice,Internship in English   
ENG409.41Using Technology to Teach Writing in High School/Middle SchoS09:00 - 14:50STV 0410
ENG498.01Professional Practice,Internship in English   
ENG591.06Practicum (Internship) in College Teaching   
Teaching Interests:
Digital pedagogy, Computers and Writing Studies, Technical Communication
Research Interests:
The Intersections of Technology and Pedagogy
Emergent Pedagogies
Digital Literacies
New Media Studies
Web Design
Ph.D. in English, Michigan State University
M.A. in English Linguistics, University of Michigan
B.A. in English with High Honor Michigan State University

Selected Publications:

Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide. Allendale, MI: Writing Spaces. 2011. Co-editors: Mathew Barton, and Charles Lowe.

RAW (Reading and Writing) New Media. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010. Co-editor: Cheryl Ball.

"Technical Reports as Rhetorical Practice." In Cynthia Selfe (Eds.), Resources in Technical Communication: Outcomes and Approaches. Amityville, NY: Baywood, 2007, 21-36.

"Reading the Archives: Ten Years on Nonlinear (Kairos) History." Kairos, 11(1). Retrieved August 29, 2006, from

"Hypermediating the Resume." In Tracy Bridgeford, Karla Saari Kitalong, and Dickie Selfe (Eds.), Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2004. 135-174.

"Word as Image: The Acquisition of Typographic Literacy." In Nancy Allen (Ed.), Working with Words and Images: New Steps in an Old Dance. Westport, Ct: Ablex, 2002. 43-57.

“From Codex to Code: Programming and the Composition Classroom.” Computers and Composition 16. 3 (December 1999). Co-editor: Ron Fortune.

The Computer and the Page: Publishing, Technology, and the Classroom. Greenwich, CT: Ablex, 1997.

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