Charles Hannon

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I am associate dean of the faculty and professor of computing and information studies at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. I teach courses in human-computer interaction, the history of information technology, data presentation, and project management. I also teach in our Gender and Women's Studies program. I write about user experiences and interaction design, educational technology, pedagogy, and for a change now and then, William Faulkner.

Some recent work

Storytelling network in Absalom, Absalom
An analysis of the storytelling network in Absalom, Absalom!. This will appear Faulkner in Context (Cambridge UP, 2014). Read the first page (PDF).
Data flow diagram
We analyzed the experience of transfer students and improved the process of their joining W&J College. Read the first page (PDF).
Essay title
This short essay will appear in the September 2013 issue of interactions. Read the first page (PDF).
Title slide of presentation
A presentation at the 2011 meeting of the IXDA in Bouler, CO. Watch it on Vimeo.
Essay title
This essay appeared in interactions in 2008. Read the whole essay (PDF).
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This book won the 2005 C. Hugh Holman prize for southern literary studies. Learn more at Amazon.

More of my work

"You Already Know How to Use It," Smashing Magazine September 25, 2012.

"Service Learning and Project Management: The Capstone Course in Information Technology Leadership," Service-Learning in Information Sciences. Ed. Brian A. Nejmeh. John Wiley & Sons, 2012, 195-211.

"Telling Truths in Faulkner's Fiction," Review of Richard Godden's William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words; and David Evans' William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Tradition. Southern Literary Journal 42 (2): Spring 2010, 140-43.

"Mental and Conceptual Models, and the Problem of Contingency." interactions, vol 15, no. 5 (September + October 2008) 58-64. Read the whole essay (PDF).

"Paper-Based Computing," Educause Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October-December 2008), 15-16.

"E-Texts in the Classroom," Educause Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 1 (January-March 2008), pp. 12-13.

"Service Learning in Information Technology Leadership: A Natural Connection." Peer Review, vol. 8, No. 4 (2006), pp. 16-19.

"Mining Meaning from Information," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 52, No. 49, B16. Read the whole essay (PDF).

"William Faulkner," The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, Ed. Jay Parini, 2004. Read the first three pages (PDF).

"Just Say No to Poorly Designed Software," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. 51, No. 9, B16. Read the whole essay (PDF).

"The Effect of Online Quizzes on Learning Japanese," Calico Journal 19 (3) 2002, 551-61. (with Reiko Itoh)

"Information Literacy in the Undergraduate Curriculum,” Educause Quarterly 24 (4): 41-42. 2001. Read the whole essay (PDF).

"Making the Most of Information Technology," The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 30, 1999. B8. Read the whole essay (PDF).