Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Calton

Robert Calton

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of English

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I teach and write about new media and rhetoric, folding emergent technologies into the scope of what it means to be a writer, teacher, and learner in our connected, mobile age. My current research works to intersect mobile technologies and amateur radio with both classical and contemporary rhetorical theories. I am particularly interested in how we can meaningfully integrate mobile technologies in our learning environments and how these technologies shape the ways we communicate and learn in multimodal spaces. I earned my Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric and Composition) from Southern Illinois University and taught in STEM-focused writing courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University. I love spending time outdoors with my Siberian Husky and playing racquet sports; I am also a FCC-licensed Amateur Extra class radio operator and enjoy being on the air in my spare time.