Included below are the names, positions, and institutional affiliations of interview participants referenced in the webtext. This information is current as of the time of their interviews in 2015. (We realize several participants now have accepted different positions at different institutions.) This list includes only those 17 participants we cited in this webtext, not the full list of 28 writing studies practitioners we interviewed for the larger study. Our interview population included but was not limited to writing studies professionals who research and publish about IP. Indeed, we intentionally sought out a broader population, though, perhaps not surprisingly, many of the folks who accepted our invitations to interview included scholars who study IP.
Assistant Professor of English in Rhetoric and Composition
Colorado State University
Associate Professor of English in the Rhetoric and Composition Program
University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communications
Texas Tech University
Dean's Professor of Civic Sustainability and the Director of Civic Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives, Editor of Research in the Teaching of English
Director of the Writing Center and the Associate Provost for Academic Engagement
University of Oklahoma
Associate Professor of English
Florida Atlantic University
Anne Ruggles Gere
Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor in the School of Education, Professor of English Language and Literature, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Director of the Joint PhD Program in English and Education, and Director of the Sweetland Center for Writing
University of Michigan
Associate Professor of English, Editor of Technical Communication Quarterly
East Carolina University
Assistant Professor of Composition and Cultural Rhetorics
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Associate Professor of Writing
Grand Valley State University
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Santa Clara University
University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation, Professor of English, Editor of the WAC Clearinghouse
Colorado State University
Professor of Writing and Linguistics, Editor of Across the Disciplines
Georgia Southern University
Assistant Professor of English
Joonna Smitherman Trapp
Senior Program Coordinator for the Writing Program, Co-editor of The Journal for the Assembly on Expanded Perspectives on Learning
Professor of English
1. What is your name?
2. What is your institutional affiliation and position?
3. Tell us the salient part of your IP story. As you reflect on your career, in what notable ways have intellectual property concerns shaped your teaching, research-writing practices, and/or your editorial decisions?
4. What do you think is most important for writing studies teacher-scholars to know about IP?
5. What do you wish you had known before about IP that you know now? Why? What do you still wish you knew?
6. What role should an IRB /Publisher /Teacher take in addressing IP issues?
7. What do you think students should leave writing classes—either first-year writing or writing major classes—knowing about IP, Fair Use, and/or Open Access? Why?
8. What do you teach students in your classes or programs about IP, Fair Use, and/or Open Access? Why?
9. Did you receive a take-down notice or challenge to a Fair Use argument for something you published? If so, how did you respond to the notice? What actions did you take? What happened as a result of them? Did you change future actions based on this experience?
10. What materials should CCCC or NCTE develop as a resource for teachers and researchers in explaining IP issues to IRBs/Publisher/CCCCor NCTE members?
11. What should we be teaching the novice members of our field about ways in which to design and implement studies that effectively consider and account for IP concerns?