Welcome to CEIwertz.com, the official online site for the academic and professional work of Chad E. Iwertz. I am a PhD candidate in rhetoric, composition, and literacy at Ohio State University, where I teach courses in rhetoric and composition, disability studies, and digital media studies.
My research focuses on the framing of disability in technologies of accommodation, access, and accessibility in composition classrooms. My dissertation project, Written in Light: Communication Access and the Methodologies of Disability Service Transcription, explores the composing habits and practices of over 100 professional disability service transcribers across North America.
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Image accompanying this bio is of me on the Oregon State University campus holding a disposable coffee cup and a number of academic books. You see me standing on grass through the twisted branches of Patrick Dougherty’s art installation “Pomp and Circumstance,” which was removed from Oregon State’s campus in the summer of 2015. The photo is filtered to be overexposed, making a sharp contrast between light and shadow. Photography credit Denise Marie Jorgensen Iwertz.
Image at the top of the navigation sidebar, viewable on all pages throughout this website, is a closeup of my head and shoulders with blurred nature in the background. I am a white male wearing glasses and a linen shirt with blue plaid tie. Photography credit Lorene Duffy.