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Miranda Rodak is a life-long student of the liberal arts and a testament to its professional and intellectual versatility. With her B.A. in Liberal Studies, Miranda spent 5 years at the height of the “dot-com bubble” working in product marketing on the earliest iterations of “cloud” technology in business-to-business software. Sparked by this formative experience, she decided to pursue graduate work thinking about the practical and conceptual places where business, emerging media, and communication/rhetoric converge. Miranda earned a graduate certificate in Gender Studies and an M.A. and Ph.D in English, specializing in the rise of the early publishing industry and its shifting gendered rhetoric of “professional” authorship and entrepreneurialism. At the same time, she also focused on teaching undergraduate students the critical writing and analytical skills necessary for navigating the digital age, not only by designing and teaching composition classes in the IU English Department but also by leading a digital-writing technology pilot and working in an administrative position overseeing department-wide curricula and training new teachers. This versatile experience has culminated in Miranda’s position as a Lecturer of business communication in the IU Kelley School of Business where she enjoys teaching undergraduate and MBA students how to analyze complex business situations and craft media-savvy communication strategies. Given the way her own career has interwoven skills and concepts from both business and the liberal arts, Miranda loves working with LAMP students and designing courses that challenge them to critically examine the real and robust work performed by communication structures surrounding media, technology, and entrepreneurialism.