I am Assistant Director of the Critical Writing Program at University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. My research explores rhetorical dynamics among criticism, information, and art associated with aesthetic, technological, and theoretical innovations. In addition to writing, my teaching experience includes technical communication, science writing, history of infotech, new media theory, document design, and video production. Recent activity below. Drop me a line: matthewjosborn[at]gmail[dot]com.

Assistant Director: WPA at Penn


Stepping into administration.

I have accepted an offer for the Assistant Directorship of The Critical Writing Program here at Penn, a 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication “Writing Program Certificate of Excellence” recipient.

In addition to teaching, I will oversee student portfolio assessment processes and faculty evaluations, coordinate and participate in research initiatives including National Science Foundation grant-funded projects, as well as help recruit, select, hire, train, and mentor instructors. The position also involves organizing, preparing, and presenting for professionalizing faculty meetings.