Andrea Rogers Patton

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 313
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Overview

Andrea Rogers Patton is a third-year Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, where she teaches Business Communication courses in the Scheller College of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in English at Georgia State University, where she also served as an Advanced Teaching Fellow. She has served as an instructor at GSU, Agnes Scott College, and Valdosta State University, developing and teaching courses in freshman composition, business communication, and creative writing. In each of these courses, she has focused on multimodal instruction, with an overall classroom focus on creating and maintaining a personalized, effective writing process for each student. Further, she consistently encourages students to explore the implications of writing as an ongoing and collaborative act, particularly when it involves the use of digital technology.

In addition to teaching, Rogers Patton has served as a tutor in writing centers at Valdosta State, Georgia State, and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, serving a broad range of clients — from high school/dual enrollment students to Ph.D. candidates. As a tutor, her focus is two-fold: to appeal to the individual learning styles of a diverse range of clients and to create tutorials, deliverables, and workshops that address the specific needs of ESL/ELL students. Outside of teaching and tutoring, she has also worked for several literary journals (Atlanta ReviewFive PointsOdradek) and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. She has devoted her remaining time to exploring the intersections of the written and spoken word in her research, writing, and in a variety of poetry and music performances across the southeast.

Rogers Patton's research areas are varied, and include women’s confessional poetry and the complex relationship between American popular music and contemporary American poetry (see her 2016 TED Talk on these topics here). In 2018, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her collaborative poetry project with poet Paige Sullivan, Duets, was shortlisted for several national competitions. Prior to this, she was honored to be selected by current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to receive the Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Poetry Prize, and has also received two Academy of American Poets awards. Her poems appear in Black Lawrence Press’ They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, Hunger Mountain, The American Journal of Poetry, The Adirondack Review, Atticus Review, So to SpeakDistrict Lit, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction and interviews appear in Boog CityTreehouse, and The 11th Hour. She is also the member of several Atlanta musical acts, including a solo project (andi.) and the band Night Driving in Small Towns, which has been featured by Rolling Stone and NPR.

Education:
  • Ph.D., English, Georgia State University, 2016
  • M.A., English, Valdosta State University, 2008
  • B.F.A., Theatre Performance, Valdosta State University, 2005
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Studies Abroad
  • WCP Lecturers
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Accessibility
  • Assessment
  • Cinema Studies
  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Creativity in Context
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Humanities
  • Drama and Theater Studies
  • Education
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Feminism
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Grammar
  • History more generally
  • Inter- and Intra-Cultural Business and Technology Practices
  • Interdisciplinary Learning and Partnering
  • International Collaboration and Partnership Development
  • International Communication
  • Internet Studies
  • Journalism
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Languages in Contact
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Media Production
  • Mediatized Culture
  • Performance
  • Perspectives on technology
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Post-Modernism
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Social Movements
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • World Literature
  • Youth Culture
Courses
  • LMC-3403: Tech Communication