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.

Off to UNC Charlotte!


The library boasts lush, elegant green carpeting.

Delighted to report I’ve accepted a lecturer position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Technical and Professional Writing. I’ll be teaching Technical Communication and a course on Language and Digital Technologies. This branch of the UNC system is known for its College of Computing and Informatics, which offers specializations in Cybersecurity, AI, Robotics, Data Science, and more; over half of the students in my general education courses will come from this division. Pleased to get to work with this group alongside the English majors, particularly those with concentrations in Language and Digital Technologies or minoring in UNCC’s transdisciplinary Humanities, Technology, and Science program. The school appears to be a good place to continue my work on information aesthetics. Staying put in the South and a friendly department don’t hurt either.