After completing his PhD at Texas Tech, Prof. Salvo spent three years at Northeastern University before joining the Rhetoric & Composition Program at Purdue. His research explores professional & technical writing and rhetoric, particularly ethical issues related to writing with digital technology in academic and nonacademic settings. He lead a group of usability researchers testing Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

Recent publications include:




Prof. Salvo currently serves on the editorial board of Kairos, an online journal he co-founded with six other techno-rhetoricians and the TC Library of the e-server, an online repository of technical communication research.