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Dr Collin Bjork

Lecturer in Science Communication

School of English and Media Studies

Trained in rhetoric, writing, and communication, Collin’s current research examines the relationship between time, technology, and ethos. He also has published about digital rhetoric, usability testing, and online writing instruction. Collin is a founding member of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators, and he currently serves as a section editor of their peer reviewed journal, Research in Online Literacy Education. Additionally, he is co-founder of a new academic podcast that amplifies the work of rhetoric scholars from around the globe. He is an active member of the Rhetoric Society of Europe, Rhetoric Society of America, and International Rhetoric Workshop.


Contact details

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

Research Expertise

Research Interests

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


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 Outputs


Bjork, C. (2019). Integrating Usability Testing with Digital Rhetoric in OWI. Computers and Composition. 49
[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.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

  • 139.246 Text Image Design: Digital Technical Writing
  • 247.155 Communication in the Sciences
  • 247.177 Written Communication for Information Sciences

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