Joseph Petraglia-Bahri (Carnegie Mellon, 1991) is an Assistant
Professor of Rhetoric and Cognitive Science in the Georgia
Institute of Technology's School of Literature, Communication
and Culture (LCC). His primary teaching focus is on
introductory courses in rhetorical theory, rhetoric and textual
practices in science and technology, and cognitive approaches
to educational technology. Primary research interests include
the rhetoric of inquiry, comparative methodology,
socio-cognitive approaches to learning, international
education, and the rhetoric of educational technology.
Current collaborative research projects include the
Resources at Tech (RRT), a web-based resource for
introductory rhetoric courses, and
project designed to facilitate constructivist learning.
Petraglia-Bahri has recently edited Reconceiving Writing,
Rethinking Writing Instruction (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1995) and his book Reality
by Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity in
Education is forthcoming (also from Lawrence
Erlbaum). He has published several articles on cognitivism and
writing pedagogy, theories of social construction, and
authenticity as an educational and technological objective.
He cannot be entrusted to raise children, keep pets, or smoke
responsibly. It is only through the efforts of his wife, Deepika
Petraglia-Bahri, a professor of post-colonial theory and literature at Emory
University, that there are any living plants in their home.
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