Joyce R. Walker is an Associate professor at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. She is the director of the Center for Writing Research and Pedagogy, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Rhetoric & Writing Studies. Her research is primarily concerned with the interesting ideas and productions that can be found at the myriad intersections of humans and their composing tools. Her recent article with James Purdy (Duquesne University), “Valuing Digital Scholarship: Exploring the Changing Realities of Intellectual Work” which appeared in MLA Profession 2010, won the Ellen Nold Award for best article from theComputers & Composition Conference in 2011. She is currently at work on a book-length project with Kevin Roozen (Auburn University), Tracing Trajectories of Practice and Person: Sociohistoric Perspectives of Literate Activity.