Cheryl Geisler is professor of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, where she served as the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. She has written extensively on the nature of texts, especially those mediated by new technologies. A recognized expert on verbal data coding, she organized a special section of the Journal of Writing Research (Vol 7, No 3) on current and emerging methods in the rhetorical analysis of texts and wrote an article on coding in Written Communication. She has published more than fifty articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings, as well as five books including Analyzing Steams of Language. She has received awards for her work from Computers and Composition, the Rhetoric Society of America, and the National Communication Association. She is a Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.