Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Waterloo. He earned his BA and MA in English Co-Op at University of Waterloo (focusing on computer-assisted learning and computational text analysis) and his PhD in Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University (focusing on online information design, usability, and human-computer interaction). His research emphasizes the relationship between technology, cognition, and instruction in scientific and technical contexts.
He is author of the award-winning Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning (MIT Press, 2010), and has consulted for the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon, Apple Computer, and IBM.
Mehlenbacher, B., & Kampe, C.* (2017). Expansive genres of play: Getting serious about game genres for the design of future learning environments. In C. R. Miller & A. R. Kelly [now Mehlenbacher] (Eds.), Emerging Genres in New Media Environments (pp. 117-133). London, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
Zaharias, P., & Mehlenbacher, B. (Eds.). (2012). Introduction to Special Issue on Usability Design for Learning and Education in Virtual Worlds. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 70 (7), 475-476.
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