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Daniel Tripp specializes in digital media and rhetoric, distance education, and postmodern American prose. In particular, his research interests include the future of writing in an expanding media ecology, the survivalist rhetoric of literary innovation in the late age of print, and the visualization and virtualization of English studies.
While pursuing these interests, he has worked as an Assistant Coordinator for the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University and as a multimedia developer and web designer for The Mariner10 Series, a project dedicated to producing inter-disciplinary, multimedia titles that combine scholarly rigor with emerging digital technologies. As a member of the Mariner10 team, he co-authored Red Planet: Scientific and Cultural Encounters with Mars, a scholarly DVD-ROM published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, which combines text, graphics, video, and animations to explore the history of Mars as both a scientific and cultural artifact.
In addition to his work in digital scholarship, he has extensive experience in distance education. Since 1999, he has taught online courses for West Virginia University, Frostburg State University, Kaplan University, South University, and Florida Community College at Jacksonville. He has also served as a Summer Distance Writing Coordinator and as an Assistant Course Developer for the English Department at West Virginia University, where he helped pilot web-based course offerings and provided technical oversight for the distance writing program.