Kailan Sindelar is currently an Assistant Professor of Technical Writing at the University of North Florida. She completed her Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design from Clemson University. Her dissertation is titled “Rewilding with AR and VR: Facilitating Care with Photography in Immersive Apps,” which uses a combination of feminist materialism and game analysis to study how care is facilitated between users and wildlife by designing around a photography game mechanic in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps. She has recently published an article in the Journal of Environmental Media and a chapter in The Changing Face of VR.
Dr. Sindelar has taught technical communication and other courses since 2017 and continues to do so at the University of North Florida. She is also an Affiliate of the Clemson University's Virtual Reality and Nature Lab where she participates in interdisciplinary research using qualitative research methods. Her research goals are to better understand and leverage environmental communication in emerging technologies to inform future designs through critical analysis, participant observation, and interviews. She hopes to direct her own lab in the future, which would partner with industries and local communities to study communication in AR and VR.