Robert Clapperton is an Assistant Professor in the School of Professional Communications at
Ryerson University. Robert earned his PhD in English Language and Literature with a Graduate
Diploma in Cognitive Science at the University of Waterloo. He specializes in Computational
linguistics, rhetoric, critical discourse and data analysis with an emphasis on the critical
application of natural language understanding in a number of fields including education,
politics, commercial, and social enterprise. Robert’s teaching focuses on the digital enterprise
and communication research methods.
Robert has developed a natural language understanding experiential learning platform for
teaching and practicing communication, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.
The platform is currently used by universities, corporations, and professional
associations across North America.