JD Richter: Writer and Scholar


JD Richter is an English Instructor at SUNY Cortland, as well as a former adjunct professor at Onondaga Community College.  A graduate of the English MA program at the University at Buffalo, he currently teaches Freshman Composition as well as English as a Second Language.

His primary areas of research include digital, cultural and working-class rhetorics, as well as composition theory, writing pedagogy, Marxism, Greek philosophy and writing as activism and hacktivism.

His MA thesis, Birth of the Authors: Digital Collaboration, Electrate Invention and the Dissenting Voice, locates itself within the field of digital rhetorics and tackles issues relating to rhetorical invention on the social web, collaborative authorship and activist writing on the internet.


He maintains his personal blog AceOfSpaece as well as a scholarly rhetoric blog 21stCenturySophist, and is active on the social web.  Outside of the classroom, he enjoys hiking with his labrador, biking and pretentiously Yelping high-brow coffee shop reviews. He is an avid creative writer, his primary genres being email and apology notes in addition to fiction and creative non-fiction.

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To see JD's full CV, please visit his CV page.

NeMLA Latour Presentation

March 2017 Baltimore, MD



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Phone: (585) 746-0332


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NEMLA Latour Presentation

March 2017 Baltimore, MD

MA Thesis Completed

14 September 2016

SeGUE Conference

April 2016 @ SUNY Brockport

Transformations 2015




Crystallize Goes Live!




The Cortland Writer Fall 2014 Release