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Dr Collin Bjork ,

Lecturer in Science Communication

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Humanities Media and Creative Comm

Trained in rhetoric, writing, and communication, Collin’s current research examines the relationship between narrative nonfiction podcasting and social change. He is also interested in the intersection of time, technology, and ethos. Collin has published about digital rhetoric, usability testing, and online writing instruction. He is co-producer of Global Rhetorics, an academic podcast that amplifies the work and networks of rhetoric scholars from around the globe. Collin also is a founding member of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators and an active member of many professional rhetoric organizations.


Contact details

  • Ph: 069517493
    Location: 4.49, Sir Geoffrey Peren (SGP)
    Campus: Manawatū


  • Collin Bjork - Indiana University (2019)
  • Collin Bjork - Indiana University (2015)
  • Collin Bjork - University of Texas (2008)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Rhetoric Society of Europe (Member) (2017)
  • Member, Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (Life Member) (2016)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University
  • Licence, Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Rhetoric, Composition, Communication, Writing, Science Communication, Digital Media, Podcasting.

Research Opportunities

  • Global Rhetorics Podcast - Production Team Members  (01/06/2020) We aim to grow our international team in ways that foreground the voices, ideas, and expertise of scholars of color so that we better represent the global diversity that we seek to amplify. Email me.


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Cultural Studies (200200):
Journalism and Professional Writing (190300):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Literary Studies (200500): Other Language, Literature and Culture (209900):
Professional Writing (190302): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000): Technical Writing (190303)


Rhetoric, Composition, Communication, Writing, Science Communication, Digital Media, Podcasting.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs


Bjork, C. (2018). Integrating Usability Testing with Digital Rhetoric in OWI. Computers and Composition. 49, 4-13 Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755461518300240
[Journal article]Authored by: Bjork, C.


Bjork, C. (2019). Accumulating Character: Time and Ethos in Rhetorical Theory. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Bjork, C.


Bjork, C., & Choong, P.The Podcaster as an Agent of Social Change. . East Carolina University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bjork, C.
Bjork, C.Rhetoric and the Time of Character. . University of Maryland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bjork, C.
Bjork, C.Time, Ethos, and the Trial of Socrates. . Ghent, Belgium
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Bjork, C.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 139.111 Podcasting: Producing Audio Stories
  • 139.244 Writing for the Public
  • 139.710 Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of Writing

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