Joseph Aldinger

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
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Dr. Joseph M. M. Aldinger is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology as well as the Managing and Technical Editor for the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. He teaches business communication classes, sixteenth and seventeenth-century poetry, literary theory, and oversees the publication process for the JCRT. He is also the Marketing and Communication Coordinator for Georgia Institute of Technology’s Serve-Learn-Sustain Center. His PhD is from the State University of New York (SUNY), University at Buffalo in Literary Studies. Dr. Aldinger’s interdisciplinary research areas include business communication, digital pedagogy, disability studies, and early modern poetry. His most recent research in business communication demonstrates how multimodal digital assignments can help teach students how to write stronger proposals. This article also argues that introducing students to issues of access via disability and food studies helps students find value in the outward public facing documents that they produce in order to impact change in their community. Students participating in his courses use their writing and analytical thinking to address issues of equity in their communities. This research moves his scholarship towards issues of social justice that address a broader public audience. As a scholar, he is committed to applying his research to current discussions concerning public health, equality, and sustainability in our communities.

Dr. Aldinger's teaching is based on the philosophy of liberation found in the work of Paulo Freire and Myles Horton. Students, for Dr. Aldinger, are collaborators and producers of knowledge who he enjoys helping pursue their intellectual curiosities. At the core of Dr. Aldinger’s teaching philosophy is the belief that education can and should be liberating. All of Dr. Aldinger’s courses are designed on the principles of: play,  inclusivity, agency, equity, embodiment, intellectual emergence, and beauty.

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