C.V.

Updated 5 May 2018.

JASON W. ELLIS

Department of English
New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech)
300 Jay Street, N512
Brooklyn, NY 11201
jellis at citytech.cuny.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English, Kent State University, August 2012.

M.A. in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool, December 2007.

B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2006.

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Asst. Professor of English, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Aug. 2014-Present.

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2014.

Coordinator, Office of Digital Composition, Kent State University, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011.

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Kent State University, Aug. 2008-May 2011.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.

“Thank a Teacher” Award, Student Ambassadors, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013, 2014.

Nomination, Dissertation Award, Kent State University, 2012.

R. D. Mullen Fellowship, University of California-Riverside, 2011-2012.

David B. Smith Fellowship, Kent State University, 2011.

Kenneth R. Pringle Fellowship, Kent State University, 2011-2012.

Nomination, Writing Program Outstanding Teaching Award, Kent State University, 2011.

Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant, Kent State University, 2010.

Mary Kay Bray Award for Best Writing, Science Fiction Research Association, 2007.

James Dean Young Writing Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006.

Presidential Undergraduate Research Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005.

DISSERTATION

Brains, Minds, and Computers in Literary and Science Fiction Neuronarratives”: This project employs cognitive science and evolutionary psychology to demonstrate the wider importance of science fiction to literary studies and the sciences from 1940-1988. With chapters on Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, and William Gibson, I describe science fiction as articulating a new science of mind and conclude by evaluating the contemporary co-evolution of humans and new media technologies. (Dir. Donald M. Hassler).

PUBLICATIONS

Books

The Postnational Fantasy: Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, and Science Fiction, edited by Masood Ashraf Raja, Jason W. Ellis, and Swaralipi Nandi, McFarland, 2011.

Articles

“Decoding the Origins of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Land Ironclads’ and Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton’s Tank.” The Wellsian: The Journal of the H.G. Wells Society, no. 33, 2010, pp. 42-57.

Book Chapters

“Writing the Brain: A Multimodal Assignment Sequence.” Twenty Writing Assignments in Context, edited by Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen, McFarland, 2017, pp. 92-105.

“Science Fiction.” Co-authored with Lisa Yaszek. Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman, edited by Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini. Cambridge UP, 2017, pp. 71-83.

“Engineering a Cosmopolitan Future: Race, Nation, and World of Warcraft.” The Postnational Fantasy, edited by Masood A. Raja, Jason W. Ellis, and Swaralipi Nandi, McFarland, 2011, pp. 156-173.

“Revealing Critical Theory’s Real Life Potential to Our Students, the Digital Nomads.” Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading, and Teaching the Genre, edited by Karen Hellekson et. al., McFarland, 2010, pp. 37-50.

Reference Essays

“Cyborgs.” Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters, edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Ashgate, 2014, pp. 114-119.

“Bicentennial Man.” When Worlds Collide: The Critical Companion to Science Fiction Film Adaptations. Ed. Peter Wright. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, Forthcoming.

Review Essay

Polticial Future Fiction: Speculative and Counter-Factual Politics in Edwardian Fiction. Volume 1: The Empire of the Future, Volume 2: Fictions of a Feminist Future, and Volume 3: Speculative Fiction and Imperialism in Africa. edited by Richard Bleiler, Kate MacDonald, and Stephen Donovan, Pickering & Chatto, 2013. SFRA Review, no. 311, Winter 2015, pp. 37-43.

Notes and Annotations

“Posthuman” and “Interdisciplinary” annotations. Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers and Creators of All Kinds. Open-Access, “Living Frankenstein” Digital Edition. Edited by David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert. Center for Science and Imagination at Arizona State University, partnering with MIT Press, MIT Media Lab, and Plympton Literary Studio, https://www.frankenbook.org/user/jason-ellis.

“Introduction.” Co-authored with Sean Scanlan. Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Narrative, Characters, Media, and Event, special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, no. 12, 2017, https://nanocrit.com/issues/issue12/Editor-s-Introduction-for-NANO-Special-Issue-12-Star-Wars-The-Force-Awakens-Narrative-Characters-Media-and-Event.

Non-Fiction Reviews

A Conversation Larger Than the Universe: Science Fiction and the Literature of the Fantastic from the Collection of Henry Wessells. Exhibit at The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, 25 Jan. 2018-10 Mar. 2018. Foundation (forthcoming).

The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction. Grant Wythoff, editor. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Extrapolation (forthcoming).

Understanding William Gibson, by Gerald Alva Miller, Jr. University of South Carolina Press, 2016. Extrapolation, vol. 59, no. 1, 2018, pp. 107-109.

The World According to Philip K. Dick, edited by Alexander Dunst and Stefan Schlensag. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Extrapolation, vol. 58, no. 2-3, 2017, pp. 341-344.

Neuroscience in Science Fiction Film, by Sharon Packer. McFarland, 2014. SFRA Review, no. 314, Winter 2015, pp. 26-27.

Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology, and Bodies, by Tama Leaver. Routledge, 2012. Extrapolation, vol. 55, no. 2, Summer 2014, pp. 245-249.

Science Fiction, by Mark Bould. Routledge, 2012. SFRA Review, no. 305, Summer 2013, pp. 20-21.

Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable: Critical Essays, edited by William J. Burling, McFarland, 2009. Configurations, vol. 20. no. 1-2, Winter-Spring 2012, pp. 195-199.

Distrust That Particular Flavor, by William Gibson, Putnam, 2012. Science Fiction Studies, no. 39, 2012, pp. 529-531.

Also Make the Heavens: Virtual Reality in Science Fiction, by Svante Lovén, Uppsala University, 2010. Science Fiction Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, July 2012, pp. 339-341.

I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick, by Laurence A. Rickels, U of Minnesota Press, 2010. SFRA Review, no. 296, Spring 2011, pp. 12-14.

Understanding Philip K. Dick. by Eric Carl Link, University of South Carolina Press, 2010. The Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 22, no. 1, Winter 2010, pp. 114-116.

What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction. by Paul Kincaid. Beccon, 2008. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, no. 104, Autumn 2009, pp. 126-128.

Science Fiction Literature in East Germany. by Sonja Fritzsche. Peter Lang, 2006. The German Quarterly, vol. 82, no. 2, 2009, pp. 269-270.

Savage Perils: Racial Frontiers and Nuclear Apocalypse in American Culture. by Patrick B. Sharp, U of Oklahoma Press, 2007. SFRA Review, no. 289, Summer 2009, pp. 24-25.

Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader, edited by Hilde Corneliussen and Jill W. Rettberg. MIT Press, 2008. SFRA Review, no. 288, Spring 2009, pp. 8-9.

Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier, edited by Rhonda Wilcox and Tanya Cochran. I.B. Tauris, 2008. SFRA Review, no. 288, Spring 2009, pp. 9-10.

Playing the Universe: Games and Gaming in Science Fiction, edited by David Mead and Paweł Frelik. Maria Curie-Skłodowska, 2007. SFRA Review, no. 284, Spring 2008, pp. 11-12.

Fiction Reviews

Fighting Gravity. Leah Petersen. Dragon Moon Press, 2012. SFRA Review, no. 304, Spring 2013, pp. 31-32.

Puttering About in a Small Land. Philip K. Dick. Tor, 2009. SFRA Review, no. 291, Winter 2010, pp. 17-18.

Ivory: A Legend of Past and Future. Mike Resnick. Prometheus Books, 2007. SFRA Review, no. 282, Oct/Nov/Dec 2007, pp. 9-10.

Brasyl. Ian McDonald. Prometheus Books, 2007. SFRA Review, no. 281, July/August/Sept 2007, pp. 36-37.

Starship Troopers. Robert A. Heinlein. Ace, 2006. SFRA Review, no. 280, Apr/May/June 2007, pp. 17-19.

The Android’s Dream. John Scalzi. Tor, 2006. SFRA Review, no. 279, Jan/Feb/Mar 2007, pp. 23.

Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels. Ed. Gardner Dozois. St. Martin’s, 2007. SFRA Review, no. 278, Oct/Nov/Dec 2006, pp. 12-14.

Film Reviews

TRON: Legacy. Dir. Joseph Kosinski. Walt Disney Pictures. 2010. SFRA Review, no. 296, Spring 2011, pp. 23-26.

WALL-E. Dir. Andrew Stanton. Walt Disney Pictures. 2008. SFRA Review, no. 285, Summer 2008, pp. 35-36.

Professional Organization Publications

“Employment Stories from SFRA Members.” SFRA Review, no. 302, Fall 2012, pp. 5-6.

“Leaving on a Jet Plane.” SFRA Review, no. 302, Fall 2012, pp. 3.

“New Position(s).” SFRA Review, no. 301, Summer 2012, pp. 3-4.

“Finding a Job Should Not Be Science Fiction.” SFRA Review, no. 301, Summer 2012, pp. 23-24.

“Our Updated Online Presence.” SFRA Review, no. 300, Spring 2012, pp. 3-4.

“A Trip to Eaton.” SFRA Review, no. 299, Winter 2012, pp. 3-4.

“They Like Us!” SFRA Review, no. 298, Fall 2011, pp. 4.

“Praise and Thanks.” SFRA Review, no. 297, Summer 2011, pp. 4.

“Calling All Hands!” SFRA Review, no. 295, Winter 2011, pp. 3-4.

“SFRA 2011.” Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field, no. 608, Sept. 2011, pp. 10.

“2010 SFRA Conference.” Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field, no. 595, Aug. 2010, pp. 10, 55.

Campus Publications

“Multimodal Writing and Sci-Fi.” Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly, Winter 2017, pp. 18.

“Active Learning Through Serious Play in Mobile Co-Curricular Spaces.” Co-written with Patrick Corbett, Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly, Spring/Summer 2016, pp. 16-18.

“Why Science Fiction is Important.” Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, vol. 91, no. 3, Fall 2015, pp. 106.

Scholarly Blog Posts and Online Resources

Neuroscience and Science Fiction Literature.” DynamicSubspace.net, updated 19 Jan. 2018, created 2 Apr. 2015, https://dynamicsubspace.net/research/neuroscience-and-science-fiction-literature/.

Building City Tech’s New Academic Building at 285 Jay Street with LEGO.” DynamicSubspace.net, 12 Apr. 2017, https://dynamicsubspace.net/2017/04/12/city-techs-new-academic-building-at-285-jay-street-modeled-in-lego/.

“How to Build a Cardboard-Box Raspberry Pi 2, Model B Computer with a 7″ Touchscreen LCD Display with Some Thoughts on Pedagogy” DynamicSubspace.net, 24 Nov. 2015, https://dynamicsubspace.net/2015/11/24/how-to-build-a-cardboard-box-raspberry-pi-2-model-b-computer-with-a-7-touchscreen-lcd-display-with-some-thoughts-on-pedagogy/.

“The Debut of the Apple Disk II, Ambiguous Terminology, and the Effects of Memory: Digging Deeper into an Anecdote from Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms.” 15 Sept. 2015, https://dynamicsubspace.net/2015/09/15/debut-disk-ii-ambiguous-terminology-memory-digging-deeper-into-an-anecdote-in-matthew-kirschenbaums-mechanisms/.

“An Entreaty to Gamergate: Giving Ourselves Permission to Change for an Inclusive Video Game Culture.” DynamicSubspace.net. 11 Feb. 2015, https://dynamicsubspace.net/2015/02/11/an-entreaty-to-gamergate-giving-ourselves-permission-to-change-for-an-inclusive-video-game-culture/

Online Video Scholarship

The City Tech Science Fiction Collection.” Jason W. Ellis’ YouTube Channel, YouTube.com, 10 Dec. 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NeBV2cH-4g&t=3s

Voyager Expanded Book Edition of William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy.” Jason W. Ellis’ YouTube Channel, YouTube.com. 23 Jun. 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU8K2DuTfeE

“Emulation Demo of Agrippa: A Book of the Dead with System 7.0.1 and System 7.1.” Jason Ellis’ YouTube Channel. YouTube.com, 14 Sept. 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPK7ZZ3v1bU.

“Google Glass Captured Demo of Voyager Expanded Books Neuromancer eBook on Apple Powerbook 145.” Jason Ellis’ YouTube Channel. YouTube.com, 27 April 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XrIqLdx3EU.

Works in Process

“Media Archaeology and Cyberspace: William Gibson’s Neuromancer.”

“Philip K. Dick as Pioneer of the Brain Revolution.”

“Evolution of the Brain, Technology, and Genre: A Cognitive Approach to Science Fiction.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Papers Presented

“Engagement, Learning and Inspiration in SF: Use Cases for the City Tech Science Fiction Collection.” Symposium on Amazing Stories: Inspiration, Learning, and Adventure in Science Fiction, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, 29 Nov. 2016.

“Engagement, Learning and Inspiration in SF: Use Cases for the City Tech Science Fiction Collection.” First Pulp Studies Symposium, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 7 Oct. 2016.

“Media Archaeology and Cyberspace: William Gibson’s Neuromancer.” Science Fiction Research Association, Stony Brook, NY, June 2015.

“Digital Archives and Vintage Computing at Georgia Tech.” Co-presented with Wendy Hagenmaier. Southeast Vintage Computer Festival 2.0. Roswell, GA, 4 May 2014.

“Philip K. Dick as Pioneer of the Brain Revolution.” First International Dortmund Philip K. Dick Conference, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, November 2012.

“Philip K. Dick as Pioneer of the Brain Revolution.” Science Fiction Research Association, Detroit, MI, June 2012.

“A Cognitive Approach to Science Fiction.” Science Fiction Research Association, Lublin, Poland, July 2011.

“James Cameron’s Avatar and the Machine in the Garden: Reading Moving Narratives and Practices of Production.” Science Fiction Research Association, Carefree, AZ, June 2010.

“Decoding the Origins of the Tank and ‘The Land Ironclads’: Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton and H. G. Wells.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, November 2009.

“Engineering a Cosmpolitan Future: Kant, Equiano, and World of Warcraft.” Science Fiction Research Association, Atlanta, June 2009.

“Time Enough for Twitter: Postmodern Science Fiction and Online Personas.” International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 2009.

“Transsexual Technologies: Re-iterating Cultural Production of Gender.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Charlotte, November 2008.

“Digital Nomads: Revealing Critical Theory’s Real Life Potential to Our Students.” Science Fiction Research Association, Lawrence, KS, July 2008.

“Michael Bay’s Tranformers, the Global War on Terror, and the New Post-9/11 Science Fiction Narrative.” International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 2008.

“Subversive Subjectivity in Battlestar Galactica.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Portland, ME, November 2007.

“Subversion of the Self by the Enemy Other in Battlestar Galactica.” Science Fiction Research Association, Kansas City, MO, July 2007.

“Projecting Victorians into the Future With H.G. Wells’ ‘A Story of the Days to Come’ and Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age.” Science Fiction and the Canon Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, March 2007.

“Spanning the Cold War Through Readings About Autonomous Technologies.” Science Fiction Research Association, White Plains, NY, June 2006.

“Monstrous Robots: Dualism in Robots That Masquerade as Humans.” Monstrous Bodies in Science, Fiction, and Culture: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Fantastic in the Arts at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, March/April 2005.

Workshops

“Mapping and Teaching to the Communication Challenges Facing Our Students with Serious Play.” Co-presented with Patrick Corbett. City Tech Faculty Common’s Scholars Exchange, 5 April 2017.

“Social Media Workshop.” Department of English, New York City College of Technology, 12 May 2015.

“Social Media Pedagogy and Assignments.” Co-presented with Valerie Johnson. DevLab Workshop Series, Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Tech, 8 Apr. 2014.

“Writing the Brain: Using Twitter and Storify in a Multistep and Multimodal Project.” Engaging Conversations, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2 Oct. 2013.

“Multimodality and Perception: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Teaching Rhetorical Skills.” Co-presented with Mirja Lobnik. Assessing Multimodality: Navigating the Digital Turn Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, 12 April 2013.

“Retrocomputing: Studying and Preserving Our Shared Digital Past.” THATCamp Southeast, Georgia Institute of Technology, 9-10 March 2013.

“Assessing Multimodal Student Work.” Co-presented with Derek Van Ittersum. Office of Digital Composition, Department of English, Kent State University, 26 October 2011.

“Blogging in the Classroom and Blogging in the Profession.” Office of Digital Composition, Department of English, Kent State University, 12 October 2011.

“Using the Vista8 Course Management System.” Office of Digital Composition, Department of English, Kent State University, 23 August 2011.

Poster Sessions

“Before Cyberpunk: Science Fiction and Early Personal Computing.” 13th Annual City Tech Poster Session, New York City College of Technology, 19 Nov. 2015.

“Transformations of ‘Cyberspace’ Across Media: Print, Video Game, and Early eBook.” 12th Annual City Tech Poster Session, New York City College of Technology, 20 Nov. 2014.

“Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience. Version 2.0.” Celebrating Teaching Day, Georgia Institute of Technology, 6 Mar. 2014.

“DevLab: The Digital Pedagogy Research and Development Laboratory.” South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, 8-11 Nov. 2013.

“Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience.” Assessing Multimodality: Navigating the Digital Turn Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, 12 April 2013.

“Writing the Brain: Composition and Neuroscience.” Celebrating Teaching Day, Georgia Institute of Technology, 28 March 2013.

Panel Member

“Science on the Screen: Europa Report.” Atlanta Science Festival, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, 28 March 2014.

“Immigration, Alienation, and Arizona SB 1070.” Science Fiction Research Association, Carefree, AZ, June 2010.

“Engineering the Future of SFRA,” Science Fiction Research Association, Atlanta, June 2009.

“Graduate Student Programs and Special Collections.” International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, March 2009.

“Playing the Universe: Reading and Teaching Science Fiction with Video Games.” Science Fiction Research Association, Lawrence, KS, July 2008.

Panel Moderator

Author Roundtable: Joel Shepherd, Clay Griffith, and Susan Griffith, “Dragon*Con Comes to the Book Festival: A Panel of Pyr Authors.” Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, 31 August 2013.

Author Roundtable: Michael Bishop, F. Brett Cox, Paul Di Filippo, Andy Duncan, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Jack McDevitt, and Warren Rochelle, “Engineering the Future and Southern Fried Science Fiction and Fantasy,” Science Fiction Research Association, Atlanta, June 2009.

Conference and Symposia Organization

Organizing Chair, Extrapolation, Interdisciplinarity, and Learning: Second Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, 6 Dec. 2017.

Organizing Chair, Symposium on Amazing Stories: Inspiration, Learning, and Adventure in Science Fiction, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, 29 Nov. 2016.

Programming Director, Science Fiction Research Association 40th Annual International Conference, Atlanta, GA, 11-14 June 2009.

Programming Organizer and Video Archivist, Monstrous Bodies in Science, Fiction, and Culture: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Fantastic in the Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, March 31-April 1, 2005.

Professional Contributions

Guest Co-Editor with Sean Scanlan, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Narrative, Characters, Media, and Event, special issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, no. 12, 2017, nanocrit.com/issues/issue12/.

Book Proposal Reviewer, Bloomsbury, Literary Studies, 2017.

Editorial Board, NANO: New American Notes Online, 2015-Present.

Vice President, Science Fiction Research Association, 2011-2012.

Layout Editor, Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, 2009-2011.

Publicity Director, Science Fiction Research Association, 2008-2010.

Campus Contributions

Coordinator, City Tech Science Fiction Collection at the New York City College of Technology (https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/sciencefictionatcitytech/), 2016-Present.

Director, City Tech Retrocomputing Lab. 2014-Present.

Bookstore Liaison, Department of English, New York City College of Technology, 2016-Present.

Assessment Committee Member, Department of English, New York City College of Technology, 2016-Present.

Course Coordinator for ENG2575, Technical Writing, Professional and Technical Writing Program, Department of English, New York City College of Technology, 2014-Present.

Student Advisor, B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program, Department of English, New York City College of Technology, 2016-Present.

Library Exhibit Designer and Curator, City Tech Science Fiction Collection and Spotlight on Samuel R. Delany, Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, 10 Nov. 2017-5 Jan. 2018.

NEH Faculty Fellow, A Cultural History of Digital Technology: Postulating a Humanities Approach to STEM, Project Director: Anne Leonhardt. Co-Directors: Sandra Cheng, Satyanand Singh, and Peter Spellane. 2015-2018.

Library Exhibit Designer and Curator, City Tech Science Fiction Collection, Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, 22 Nov. 2016-19 Dec. 2016.

Professional and Technical Writing Program Liaison, Assessment Committee, School of Arts and Sciences, New York City College of Technology, 2014-2017.

Committee Member, Professional and Technical Writing Program, Department of English, New York City College of Technology, 2014-2016.

Website Co-Coordinator, School of Arts and Sciences, New York City College of Technology, 2015.

Committee Member, Library Archives Retrocomputing Inititative, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-2014.

Steering Committee Member, Project One (First Year Reading Program), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014.

Pedagogy Committee Member, Project One (First Year Reading Program), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014.

Director, DevLab: Digital Pedagogy Research and Development Laboratory, Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-2014.

Media and Technologies Committee (DevLab), Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-2014.

Reader for the James Dean Young Writing Award, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.

Commentator and Interviewer, Sci Fi Lab Radio Show, WREK 91.1FM, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012.

Reader for the Zarava Award, Writing Center, Department of English, Kent State University, October 2007.

DVD Producer, “Science Fiction Lab Video Presentation for Georgia Tech’s 2006 Girls’ Night Out,” Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, June 2006.

DVD Producer, “Inside the Poem DVD,” Poetry at Tech and Poetry Out Loud, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 2005.

DVD Producer, “Memorial DVD on Professor Emeritus and Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech Founder Bud Foote,” Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, March 2005.

Webmaster, Science, Technology, and Culture (STAC) Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-2006.

GRANTS WON

2016 PSC-CUNY Research Awards (Traditional B). “Multiliteracy Research and Pedagogy Study (MRPS): A Communications Diversity Mobile Research Laboratory for Undergraduate Experiential Learning.” PI: Patrick Corbett. Co-PI: Jason W. Ellis. Amount: $5624.

2016 Lorraine Beitler Student Endowment Fund. “City Tech’s First Mobile “Serious Play” Lab: Co-Curricular Workplace Communication and Problem Solving Workshops.” Co-PIs: Patrick Corbett and Jason W. Ellis. Amount: $693.

2016 New York City College of Technology Foundation Grant. “Establish City Tech Science Fiction Collection.” Co-PIs: Jason W. Ellis and Alan Lovegreen. Amount: $5000.

Grants Applied for

2015 Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF). “A Communications Diversity Laboratory Using LEGO Serious Play.” PI: Patrick Corbett. Co-PI: Jason W. Ellis.

2014 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant: “Kinect Present: Avatars in Humanities to Enhance Oral and Nonverbal Literacies.” PI: Rebecca Burnett. Co-PI: Brandy Blake. Collaborators: Joy Bracewell, Jason W. Ellis, Andy Frazee, Julie Hawk, Karen Head, Amanda Madden, and Noah Mass (all Georgia Tech).

2012 Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). Request for Information (RFI): Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving (SHARP)—“Risk, Rival Hypotheses, and Reflection in Scenario-based Problem Solving.” PI: Rebecca Burnett (Georgia Tech) and Brandon Conover (Bennett Aerospace). Co-PIs: Jason W. Ellis, Andy Frazee, Diane Jakacki, and Amanda Madden (all Georgia Tech).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New York City College of Technology, CUNY

College Writing I, ENG1101.

Specialized Communication for Technology Students, ENG1133.

Introduction to Language and Technology, ENG1710.

Science Fiction, ENG2420.

Writing in the Workplace, ENG 2570.

Technical Writing, ENG2575.

Writing with New Media, ENG2720.

Law Through Literature, ENG3401.

Digital Storytelling, ENG3760.

Advanced Career Writing, ENG3771.

Georgia Institute of Technology

English Composition I, ENGL1101.

Science Fiction, LMC3214.

Science Fiction, LMC3214, Online Hybrid Class.

Technical Communication, LCC3403.

Kent State University

College Writing I, ENG11011.

College Writing II, ENG21011.

AUTHORED WEBSITE

DynamicSubspace.net. Science Fiction, Technology, and Pedagogy Blog. 2006-Present.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Science Fiction Research Association, 2006-2015.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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