No one's an island. We all take part in a variety of groups, which shape us in ways we don't always recognize at the time. Rather than trace out the various influences of all the groups who've helped to make me who I am, I'll simply list them here, and invite readers to speculate about how these combine to create the postmodern pastiche known as Geoff.
The Studio for New Media
Served as the director of a group organized to extend and develop both scholarly and popular understanding of new media.
newmedia.engl.iastate.edu - Director - January 2005 to the present
The Educational Video Interest Group
Served as the faculty advisor to a group organized to further understanding and research in the area of using video for learning and testing by practical hands-on projects as well as theory-based discussions and presentations.
evig.engl.iastate.edu - Faculty Advisor - August 2009 to the present
ISU English Technology/New Media Committee
Served first as a member, and later as chair, of the committee in charge of technology for the department.
engl.iastate.edu/faculty/admin.html - Member - September 2003 to 2011
TESL/Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University
Served as an affiliate in the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and Applied Linguistics programs based at Iowa State University.
www.public.iastate.edu/~apling/english.html - Affiliate Faculty - November 2003 to the present
Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Iowa State University
Served as an assistant professor in the RPC, RCPC and Tech Comm programs based at Iowa State University.
engl.iastate.edu/graduatestudies/RPC/rpcfaculty.html - Assistant Professor - August 2003 to the present
Served as a member of the CHIplace group organizing collaborative projects in human-computer interaction.
www.chiplace.org/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=geoffsauer - Member - July 2003 to the present
Online Writing Center Consortium, Colorado State University
Served as an member in the online writing across the curriculum consortium based at Colorado State University.
owcc.colostate.edu/members.cfm - Member - September 2001 to the present
Textual Studies, University of Washington
Served as an affiliate faculty member in the Textual Studies program at the University of Washington-Seattle.
depts.washington.edu/texts/faculty.shtml - Affiliate Faculty Member - October 2001 to June 2003
Internet Studies Center, University of Minnesota
Served as an associate research faculty member in the Internet Studies Center at the University of Minnesota.
www.isc.umn.edu/about/faculty.html - Associate Research Faculty Member - September 2001 to the present
Technical Communication, University of Washington
For three years I taught as an assistant professor in the Department of Technical Communication at the University of Washington-Seattle.
www.washington.edu - Assistant Professor - October 2000 to June 2003
Faculty Council on University Libraries, University of Washington
For a year I served as a member, then a year as the chair of the Faculty Senate's University Committee for university libraries at the University of Washington-Seattle.
www.washington.edu/faculty/facsenate/councils/fcul/fcul.html - Member, then Chair - October 2001 to June 2003
The Monaco Group
A group of technical communication faculty dedicated to innovative research and practice by developing new approaches and new solutions to communication problems.
groups.eserver.org/monaco/ - Member - April 2001 to the present
EServer Technical Communication Library
A web portal that indexes
tc.eserver.org/ - Founder and Member, Editorial and Advisory Boards - April 2001 to the present
UW STC Student Chapter
I was the faculty advisor to the world's largest student chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, the University of Washington-Seattle chapter, for two years.
students.washington.edu/stc/ - Faculty Advisor - October 2000 to October 2002
A journal based in Berkeley, California, Bad Subjects is an investigation into contemporary American cultural studies.
eserver.org/bs/ - Member, Editorial Board - September 1993 to the present
A collaboration with
eserver.org/ - Director - October 1990 to the present
A program in which high school students are taken to Washington D.C., to visit politicians and to learn more about U.S. government and civil society.
www.presidentialclassroom.org/ - Alumnus - April 1985