Week One: Supporting Materials

In this post please find the IAC Class Blogs How-To slideshare, professional biography resources, Multimodal Basics Video.

IAC Class Blogs How-To

Professional Biography Resources

Guide to Writing a Bio (Business)

Guide to “Best Bios”

Academic Biography, Model

McKenna Rose

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow; WCP Assistant Director for Assessment

Dr. McKenna Rose is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also serves as the Assistant Director for Assessment. Her research focuses on Renaissance literature and the Environmental Humanities. Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture. She also has a chapter forthcoming in the edited collection, Watery Thinking, published by Amsterdam University Press. Her book project Salvage Ecology on the Early Modern Stage, turns to the material history of the Renaissance theater to uncover the relationship between objects and the people they leave behind, while also exploring the environmental implications of a culture obsessed with expressing itself through the accumulation of reclaimed material commodities.Through its framing of the early theater as salvage operation, she argues that the constant cycling and recycling of both material substrates and rhetorical figures not only encodes the history of resource depletion, but also suggest methods to redress the dangers of anthropocentric climate change. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Rose teaches First-Year Writing and Technical Communication courses on sustainability and environmental justice.

Multimodal Basics (Video)



Professional Bio


Respond to the prompt in 200-300 words. Please include at least one photo of yourself in addition to the prose text.


Please write a short biography of your professional accomplishments and interests.  Your bio should include the following: Your name; current position and what it is/what you do; company or school name and what they are/do; one professional accomplishment; briefly state your values or work philosophy, and how your values/philosophy inform your career.

Since the audience you imagine writing this for will shape your choices, please consider the following as you write: should you write the Bio in first or third person? Should you show what kind of person you are outside of work? Can/should you include examples, if so what kind? Should you include “jokes” and/or what sort of tone should you use?


To set up your Blog go to https://classblogs20.iac.gatech.edu/wp-iac-signup.php (Links to an external site.). Please see the IAC Blogs How-To Slideshow for more on how to create and configure IAC Class Blogs.


As long as you publish your post to your IAC WordPress class blog on or before the assigned time/date, you will earn full points per document. Remember these activities are designed to develop skills we will use throughout the class and in the major projects. The documents also provide an opportunity for invention and revision.


Paste the URL from the post on your IAC WordPress site into the field in the Canvas Assignment Page. Don’t hesitate to email me with any questions if you run into any technical problems.