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Dr. Joseph Williams

Dr. Joseph Williams

Instructional Associate Professor

Office Number: 329I
Office Phone: +974.4423.0242


Joseph Williams has been a member of the Texas A&M University at Qatar English faculty for eleven years. He teaches Freshman Composition, Intercultural Communication, Language of Film, and Literature and Other Arts, and Technical Communication. Before joining the Texas A&M University at Qatar faculty, he instructed and developed course materials at UAE University in Al Ain; the Academic Bridge Program in Education City; Bogazici Universitesi in Istanbul; the Latin American Association, Georgia State University, and Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. Areas of interest include:  

  • Technical Communication & Rhetoric 
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Risk Communication
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Cyborgs
  • Ethics

Education

  • PhD in Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, USA, 2016
  • Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics, Georgia State University, USA, 2000
  • Graduate exchange student and Spanish / English instructor at Bogazici Universitesi, Turkey, Fall Semesters 1999 and 2000

Experience

Instructional Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Qatar (TAMUQ)
Education City, Doha, Qatar, Jul 2006 – present. 

Lecturer, UAE University
Al Ain, UAE, Aug 2004 – Jul 2006.

Instructor, Academic Bridge Program
Education City, Doha, Qatar, Aug 2001 – Jul 2004. 

Instructor, Latin American Association
Atlanta, Georgia, Jan 1999 – Jul 2001 (with exceptions of Sep 1999 – Dec 1999 and Sep 2000 – Dec 2000)

Instructor, Bogazici Universitesi
Istanbul, Turkey, Sep 2000 – Dec 2000 

Instructor, IEP Program, GSU
Atlanta, Georgia, Jan 2000 – Aug 2000

Works in Refereed Journals

Lail, B., Dragga, S., Williams, J., Small, N., Roof, D., and Lail, S. (2013). User-centered engineering ethics curricula, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Summer Issue, pp. 59 – 65.

Williams, J., Rice, R., Lauren, B., Morrison, S., Van Winkle, K. (2013). Problem-based universal design for learning in technical communication & rhetoric instruction, Journal of Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 247 – 261.

A Selection of Recent Conference Presentations

“Safety within Oil Rig Culture: Deciphering Intercultural Miscommunication among Offshore Petroleum Workers”: Qatar Faculty Forum, Doha, Qatar (March 2017).

“Getting Vocal: An ethnography for subordinate offshore workers”: Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (November 2016).

“Profiles as Prostheses: Extended Norms + Identities in Online Dating”: 22nd International Academic Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (April 2016).

“Regulating Risk: Analysis of a Petroleum Safety Initiative”: Moving Beyond Risks: Organising for Resilience Conference, Bled, Slovenia (September 2015).

“Working Through Social Networking: A Burkean Rhetorical Study”: Liberal Arts International Conference, Doha, Qatar (February 2015).

“Strategizing + Synthesizing: Triumphs + Tribulations of an International Branch Campus” (Panelist): IAFOR Conference, Osaka, Japan (Oct 2014) with Hodges, A., Seawright, L., and Van de Logt, M.

“U-N-I-T-Y: Integrating Classroom Diversity in the Age of Globalization”: National Literatures and the Process of Cultural Globalization Symposium, Tbilisi, Georgia (Sep 2014).

Publications

  • “TCR in Qatar: A Panel Presentation”: TTU TCR Maymester, Lubbock, Texas, USA (May 2012).
  • “iPods + iPads as Learning Tools: 2 Experiences in Qatar”: Technology for Higher Education, Doha, Qatar (February 2012) with Gromik, N.
  • “The Art of Intercultural E-mail: A Study of American & Qatari Writing Strategies in the Workplace”: TTU TCR Maymester, Lubbock, Texas, USA (May 2011).
  • “Metacognition Ignition: Self-Awareness to Promote Learner Autonomy”: IATEFL Conference, Hyderabad, India (January 2011).
  • “MetaBytes: Leveraging Technology to Demystify Student Learning”: THE Conference, Doha, Qatar (October 2010) with Small, N.
  • “Getting Global: Transnational Collaboration in the University Classroom”: 4Cs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (March 2010).
  • “Strategizing + Synthesizing: Triumphs + Tribulations of an International Branch Campus” (Panelist): IAFOR Conference (Oct 2014) with Hodges, A., Seawright, L., and Van de Logt, M.
  • “U-N-I-T-Y: Integrating Classroom Diversity in the Age of Globalization”: National Literatures and the Process of Cultural Globalization Symposium, Tbilisi, Georgia (Sep 2014).
  • “Catching Fire: Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills in the University Classroom”: TESOL Peru, Lima, Peru (Aug 2014) with Salama, G.
  • “Offshore vs. Onshore: Deciphering Intercultural Technical Miscommunication among Petroleum Engineers”: Research Network Forum, TTU TCR Maymester, Lubbock, Texas, USA (May 2013).
  • “Arabesque: Tracking The Arab Stereotype in Hollywood”: Hollywood & The World Conference, Sydney, Australia (Feb 2013).