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Richard Ward - MS, BA

Richard Ward

Department of English

  • Macon - School of Arts and Letters - 229
Biography: Richard Ward's areas of study are Technical Communication, Communication Studies, and Cultural Studies, as he continues work on his dissertation. His particular interest lies in the “darkside” of communication; specifically, lying and misinformation (or alternative facts) as they can be found in science and technical communication and how the public might be manipulated through their varying ideologies. This interest has led him down a path of research that explores manufactured scientific controversies and how they can become politicized through scientific filibustering, “gumming up” the mechanism of scientific progress that often has catastrophic outcomes.
Education: MS Rhetoric, Theory & Culture from Michigan Technological University
BA Professional Writing and Rhetoric from York College of Pennsylvania
Publications: Academic:

Ward, Richard, and Stefka Hristova. 2022. “Slogans of White Supremacy: Imagined Minority Corruption in Trump-Era Politics.” In Corruption and Illiberal Politics in the Trump Era, First. London: Routledge.

2017. “The Visual and Performing Arts in the Technical Communication Classroom: Reinforcing the University’s Internal Community Literacy via Service-Learning.” Master’s Report. Michigan Technological University. http://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/etdr/1.


2018. “A Rumble in the Woods.” In Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction, 17–25. Z Publishing House.

2015. “Cute from a Distance.” York Review 21: 10–15.

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