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Tim Amidon PhD, MA

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

Dr. Tim Amidon is a digital rhetorician who holds an appointment in English and the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health in the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU. His research explores the interrelationships of technology, workplace literacy, rhetorics of health and safety, as well as data ownership and human agency. He's currently working on a NSF funded team science project to design a physiological monitoring wearable for use in the fire service. His scholarship has appeared in Communication Design Quarterly, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Hybrid Pedagogy, conference proceedings and a number of edited collections.

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital rhetoric and design
  • Rhetorics of health and medicine
  • Internet of things
  • Workplace literacy
  • Risk communication

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • NREMT, National Medical Education Training Center, 2020
  • PhD, English with a specialization rhetoric and composition, University of Rhode Island, 2014
  • MA, English, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 2007
  • Dual BA, English and Political Science, University of Rhode Island, 2002



  • Section Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
  • Member, Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication
  • Member, Association of Teacher's of Technical Writing
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication

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