Chris Ritter received his PhD from Washington State University in 2010, where he studied digital rhetoric, particularly in videogames. His research interests orbit around games and other digital works' potential expressive, persuasive, and educational roles in struggles for social justice. He has taught first-year composition, 20th-century American literature, multimedia authoring, technical and professional communication, and digital game studies. Currently, his courses teach students the rhetorics of technical communication and web design via service projects for local nonprofits and small businesses.

A Letter to Students and Clients – Drawing Lessons from Failure in a Service Learning Classroom

As a client-based course, my technical communication class at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta functions like a hybrid between a college class and a consulting firm, with the students working in teams to compose websites, marketing strategies, reports, manuals, and a variety of other artifacts for local nonprofits and small businesses. Continue reading