Keith Gibson, Assistant Professor. I earned my PhD from Penn State University in 2003 and joined the Auburn faculty the same year. My research focuses on the intersections of rhetorical theories and scientific discourse; I am particulalry interested in how rhetorical pursuits shape scientific knowledge. I have focused much of my work on research surrounding artificial intelligence in the last 50 years, but I am currently investigating the way science influences public policy as well, as in the case of nuclear power.
My research findings heavily influence my teaching. I work predominantly with scientific and professional writers, and the methods I find effective for other, more experienced writers often translate very well into the classroom. I often focus on such topics as technology's influence on writing and the strengths of ancient rhetoric in modern scientific discourse.
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