Adam Rex Pope

Adam Rex Pope

Assistant Professor

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-2286

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Dr. Adam R. Pope is the director of the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics, an online program that he founded. Coming to the U of A from Purdue University's program in Rhetoric and Composition, Dr. Pope is interested in technical writing, especially technical writing in online spaces. His current research focuses on the ways that crowdfunding services like Kickstarter have altered the funding landscape for non-profits and startups.

Technical writing in online contexts, crowdfunding, technical writing pedagogy, online pedagogy

Writing in online contexts, technical and professional writing, technical editing, online writing pedagogy

ENGL 5513, Document Design for Technical Writers

ENGL 5523, Technical Writing for Online Audiences

ENGL 5533, Technical Writing Praxis

ENGL 5963, Technical Editing and User Experience Design

Ph.D. Purdue University in English, focus in Rhetoric and Composition, specializing in Technical and Professional Writing & Public Rhetorics

Peer-Reviewed Publications

(in press) "Understanding the Writing Demands of Crowdfunding Campaigns with the Genre Mapping Report." Business and Professional Communication Quarterly

(2018) with Sara E. West.  "Corporate Kairos and the Impossibility of the Anonymous, Ephemeral Messaging Dream." Present Tense.

(2017) "Bloodstained, Unpacking the Affect of a Kickstarter Success." Present Tense.

(2011) "The Ethics of Adopting a Content Management System." Computers and Composition Online.


Open Technical Writing: An Open-Access Textbook for Instruction in Technical and Professional Writing. Published August 2018. Funded by the OER program at the U of A. Newest edition available here:

In the past, Dr. Pope has developed an open-source learning management system for teaching writing based on the CMS Drupal. He also serves as a techncial editor, having worked on numerous articles and one book now published with Oxford University Press. Moving forward he hopes to expand his research into the technical communication surrounding independent game design and as part of that project he's currently actively developing games for the Unity Engine.