(Revised August 2016)
- Ph.D., English with a Specialization in Composition and Rhetoric, 2010
University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Distributed Minor in New Media and Games, Learning, and Society
- M.A., English with a Specialization in Writing Studies
Northern Michigan University, 2004
- B.S., English
Northern Michigan University, 2002
- Certificate, Persian-Farsi, Basic
Defense Language Institute, 1998
- B.F.A., Film & Video
Northern Michigan University, 1996
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
- New Media Studies & Literacies
- Collaborative Writing & Learning
- Literacy & Writing Studies
- (Online) Writing Center Theory & Practice
- Online Research Methodologies
- Fan Studies & Participatory Culture
- Experiential Learning
- Assistant Professor, Department of English, The University of Tennessee — Chattanooga
- Director, Writing & rhetoric Across the Curriculum & Director, The Learning Commons, Quest University Canada, 2012-2013
- Assistant Professor, Department of English, St. John Fisher College, 2010-2012
- Core Faculty, Interdisciplinary Minor in Digital Cultures and Technologies
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2004-2010
- Coordinator, The Online Writing Center, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, 2008-2009
- Coordinator, Outreach, The Writing Center, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, 2009-2010
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Northern Michigan University, August 2002-May 2004
- Writing Tutor, Writing Center, Department of English, Northern Michigan University, August 2001-May 2002
- “Polymorphic Frames of Pre-Tenure WPAs: Seven Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia.” With Derek Mueller, Laura Davies, Matt Dowell, Alanna Frost, Mike Garcia, and Kate Pantelides. KAIROS: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.) 21.1 Fall 2016.
- “Like Coming in from the Cold: What We Mean When We Say We Value Technological Professional Development.” With Alanna Frost, Moe Folk, Les Loncharich. Computers and Composition Online. Spring, 2015.
- “Hypersocial-Interactive Writing: An Audience of Readers-as-Writers.” Literacy in Composition Studies. 2.2, 17-43.
- Erasing Property Lines: A Collaborative Notion of Authorship and Textual Ownership on a Fan Wiki." Computers and Composition. 28.1. 2011.
- Ruby-Slippers, Flying-Monkeys, and Coordinating Conjunctions: A Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road of Grammar Instruction," LORE. Bedford/St. Martin’s, Fall 2003.
NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
- "Digital Research Methods: Databases, Ethics, Enactments, Histories, and Prcesses." Conference Proceedings of the 2016 Computers and Writing Conference. St. John Fisher College.
IN THE MEDIA
- John Lovas (Best Academic Weblog) Award 2016: Another Word: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center Blog. Beginning in 2004, in conjunction with KairosNews, Kairos began awarding its annual Best Academic Weblog, which was renamed in 2006 as the John Lovas Award in honor of scholar, teacher, and public intellectual John Lovas. Working with Writing CEnter Director Brad Hughes, and in my position as the Online Writing Center Coordinator, I deisgned, edited, and contributed to the blog's first iteration.
- KAIROS Service Award, 2009. This competitive national award was for ongoing—sustainable—dedication to supporting and investing in technological literacy as well as demonstrating a commitment to community-building and collaborative authorship.
- Experiential Learning Faculty Fellow, 2016-2017. As a member of this, the first cohort, I will meet monthly and apply for experiential learning course designation for a new professional writing course, share information about experiential learning and course designations with my College and Department through meetings or presentations, and present as part of a group at the UTC Instructional Excellence Conference on May 9-10, 2017.
- HASTAC Scholar, 2009-2010. A fellowship awarded to support participation in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, including hosting discussions and writing blog posts regarding new media technologies and literacies.
- Technology Fellowship, Department of English, UW-Madison, 2005-2006. This competitive award enabled me to do research on writing and new media and technology theory and pedagogy as well as serve as a technology consultant to the department.
- UTC Student Research Fellowship, Fall 2015, funded for up to 100 hours of student work.
- UTC CAS Travel Award, Fall 2015, $500. In support of my presentation/role in a CCCC 2016 convention half-day workshop, “Active Support for Radical Pedagogies: The Post- pedagogical Movement, Project-Based, Multigenre, and Multimodal Approaches.”
- UTC Faculty Development Grant, Spring 2015, $800. In support of my attending the Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Writing Research.
- UTC CAS Travel Award, Spring 2015, $500. In support of my CCCC 2015 conference presentation, “Breaking Down BlackBoards Walled Garden: Collaborative Writing and Learning with Google Apps for Education."
- Learning Circle Travel Award, St. John Fisher College, Summer 2012. This grant was awarded to support a project including travel to the New Media Consortium Conference to support the development of the new major in Digital Cultures & Technologies, the writing of a "Fisher Horizon Report," and faculty development presentations.
- Faculty Research Grant. St. John Fisher College, Summer 2011. This award is currently supporting data collection for my book project.
- Graduate Research Network Travel Grant, Computers and Writing, Purdue University, May, 2008. This award enabled me to travel and present at the 2008 Computers and Writing Conference.
- DoIT Engage Adaptation Award, UW-Madison, Fall 2008-Spring 2009. (With [http://www.annettevee.com Annette Vee] and [http://www.scotbarnett.net Scot Barnett]) This competitive $1,200 award funded a collaborative writing project for one section of Intermediate Composition, including the establishment of the [www.writingtechnology.net Writing Technology Wiki].
- Vilas Travel Grant Award, March 2009. This competitive award enabled me to travel and present at the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication.
- Graduate Research Network Travel Grant, Computers and Writing, Athens, GA, May, 2008. This award enabled me to travel and present at the 2008 Computers and Writing Conference.
- Vilas Travel Grant Award, March 2008. This competitive award enabled me to travel and present at the 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication.
- “Active Support for Radical Pedagogies: The Postpedagogical Movement, Project-Based, Multigenre, and Multimodal Approaches.” Half-day workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Houston, April 2016.
- “Breaking Down BlackBoards Walled Garden: Collaborative Writing and Learning with Google Apps for Education." Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Tampa, March 2015.
- “Google Apps for Education in the Composition Classroom.” Computers & Writing Conference, Washington State University, June 2014.
- “Teaching the Teachers: Designing a FYW Curriculum for Non-Writing Specialists.” Polymorphic Frames of Pre-Tenure WPAs: Eight Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Indianapolis, March 2014.
- "The Public Work of
Wiki (Collaborative) Writing: Cultural Competencies in Collaborative Knowledge Production." Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Las Vegas, March 2013.
- "Toward a More Comprehensive Theory of Audience: The Hypersocial-Interactive Model of Writing." Computers & Writing Conference, North Carolina State University, May 2012.
- "Portals of Participation: Wikis and a Writing-Reader Model of Audience." Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, St. Louis, March 2012.
- "Clash of the Mindsets: A Writing-Reader Model of Audience." Computers & Writing Conference, University of Michigan, May 2011.
- “A Hypersocial-Interactive Model of Wiki-Writing.” Qualitative Research Network, College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Atlanta, April 2011.
- “Audience Interactive 2.0: Wiki Readers-as-Writers.” Computers and Writing, Purdue University, May 2010.
- “'Habits of Mind': A More Collaborative Notion of Authorship and Textual-Ownership." Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Louisville, March 2010.
- "The Wiki-Way: Wiki-Mediated Constructions of Authorship and Patterns of Collaborative Composition.” CCCC, San Francisco, March 2009.
- "There Can Be Only One: Conflicting Notions of Authorship in Online Collaborative Writing.” Watson Conference, Louisville, October 2008.
- “Writing WoWWiki: Open Source Knowledge Production in a Fan Community and Its Implications for Writing Instruction in the 21st Century.” Computers and Writing, University of Georgia, May 2008.
- “Don't Bite the n00bs!: Collective Networks & Collaborative Composition in WoWWiki.” CCCC, New Orleans, March 2008.
- “Conceptualizing a Space for Learning 2.0: Striking a Balance Between Teaching Technical Skills and Cultural Competencies in a New Media Writing Classroom.” Computers and Writing, Wayne State University, May 2007.
- “Writing with Wikipedia.” WiscWiki 2007. UW-Madison. April 2007.
- “(Mis)Uses of Argument: The Toulmin Model of Argumentation in Contemporary Composition Textbooks.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Oakland University, Rochester, March 2006.
- “Experiential and Reciprocal Learning in the Academic Service-Learning First-Year Composition Classroom.” A Celebration of Student Research and Creative Works, Northern Michigan University, April 2004.
- “Toward a Paperless Classroom: Submitting and Grading Assignments Using WebCT’s Assignment Dropbox and MS Word.” Faculty Showcase, Northern Michigan University, March 2004.
- “Experiential Writing and Service-Learning.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters Annual Meeting, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, March 2004.
- “Connections Generating Learning: Service-Learning and First-Year Composition.” Michigan Council of Teachers of English, Lansing, October 2003.
- “The Road Not Taken, Yet: A Former Writing Tutor's Tale of Changed Views Regarding the Relationships between Students and Tutors/Teachers and the Importance of Writing Centers.” CCCC, New York, March 2003.
WORKSHOPS & TALKS
- “Designing a Quantitative Study of Wikipedia: Learning How to Do Quantitative, Replicable, Aggregable, and Data-Supported Research.” Works in Progress. Department of English, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. November, 2015.
- "Research of Wikis and Collaborative Writing." Third-Friday Faculty Research Presentations. St. John Fisher College, April 2011.
- “Research Methods in Writing Studies.” Writing Fellows Program. UW-Madison, October 2009.
- “Fan Gamer Production Around Games.” [http://www.humanities.wisc.edu/events/special-events.html#HumanitiesNOW:GameOn! Humanities NOW: Game On! The Culture of Video Games], Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison, May 2009.
- “Online Resources for Writing Studies Research.” Composition & Rhetoric Colloquium, UW-Madison, November 2008.
- “AVT: A Powerful New Medium for Online Writing Center Consultations.” (with Brad Hughes and Annette Vee) Ongoing Education Session, Writing Center, UW-Madison, November 2008.
- “The Writing Technology Wiki: Writing Engage Grant Proposals and Planning for Project Sustainability.” English 201 Staff Meeting, UW-Madison, November 2008.
- “Writing the Dissertation Proposal.” Composition & Rhetoric Colloquium, UW-Madison, November 2007.
- “In the trenches: Reflections on Being a Grad Student in Composition & Rhetoric.” Video conference. Northern Michigan University, November 2007.
- “Do I Really Teach Writing?” Composition & Rhetoric Colloquium, UW-Madison, October 2007.
- “Plagiarism, Appropriation, Sampling.” Scot Barnett's English 201, Intermediate Composition: Problems of Authorship: Autonomy, Ownership, Creativity. October 2007.
- “Learn(ing)@UW: The Basics.” English 100 Instructor Orientation, UW-Madison, August 2007.
- “It's Not All Linear Text Anymore: The Least We Should All Know to Help Writing Center Students Compose Multimodal Texts in New Media Landscapes.” (with Rachel Azima, Scot Barnett, and Brad Hughes) Ongoing Education Session, Writing Center, UW-Madison, May, 2007.
- “Writing New Media & Participatory Culture in Intermediate Composition.” Department of English Board of Visitors. UW-Madison, May 2007.
- “Writing New Media and Participatory Culture.” World Premiere of the New Computer Classroom, Writing Center, February 2007.
- “Mystified by modules? Disoriented by the drop box?: Learn@UW Course Management Software Tutorial.” UW-Madison, September 2006.
- “Learn@UW and Technology Resources for Teaching.” English 201 Instructor Orientation, UW-Madison, August 2006.
- “Scholarly Publishing: Online.” Composition and Rhetoric Colloquium, UW-Madison, September 2005.
Courses Designed and Taught
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Quest University Canada
St. John Fisher College
- 5170: Introduction to Composition Theory
- 4910/5970: Writing and Publishing in New Media
- 4870/5970: Fans, Gamers, Tweeters: Digital Rhetoric and Participatory Cultures
- 4860: Visual Rhetoric
- 3810: History and Origins of Writing
- 3830: Writing Beyond the Academy
- 2880: Professional Writing
- 2050: Intro to Rhetorical Analysis
- 1020: Rhetoric and Composition II
- 1010/1011: Rhetoric and Composition I
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- English 425: Senior Seminar: "Becoming a Writing Researcher"
- English 382: Digital Literacies
- English 380: Visual Rhetoric
- English 361: Writing with New Media
- English 355: Special Topics in Professional Writing
- English 259: Argument and Persuasion: Introduction to Rhetoric
- English 255: Introduction to Professional Writing
- English 199: Research-Based Writing, Spring semesters
- English 101: First Year Writing, Fall semesters
Northern Michigan University
- EN 201: Intermediate Composition
- Web Writing & Participatory Culture
- Writing New Media & Participatory Culture
- EN 100: First-Year Composition
- Cool, Culture, Technology and Identity
- Writing About Academic Writing
- Reading and Writing the Just War Tradition
- EN 111: First-Year Composition
- Service-Learning & Academic Writing
- Popular Culture & Academic Writing
- Introduction to College Writing and Research
Writing Center Teaching
Quest University Canada
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- "Writing Literature Reviews"
- "Preparing the Précis: Developing Research Questions and Learning the Rhetorical Features of the Question Précis"
- "He Said, She Said: The Importance of Documenting Sources in Academic Writing"
- "Effective Note-Taking"
- "Reading Rhetorically"
- "Editing and Proofreading for Keystone Projects"
- "Introduction to Writing & Rhetoric Across the Curriculum"
- "Keystone Writing Groups: Keys to Productive Peer Review"
Northern Michigan University:
Undergraduate Writing Tutor
- Face-to-face and online (synchronous & asynchronous)
- "Writing Statements of Current & Future Research"
- “Writing Critical Reviews of Nonfiction Books and Articles” class
- “Dissertator's Primer” class
- Ongoing Educations Sessions (professional development workshops)
- “AVT: A Powerful New Medium for Online Writing Center Consultations.” (with Brad Hughes and Annette Vee)
- “It's Not All Linear Text Anymore: The Least We Should All Know to Help Writing Center Students Compose Multimodal Texts in New Media Landscapes.” (with Rachel Azima, Scot Barnett, and Brad Hughes)
- Writing Center Outreach
- “Writing Fulbright Application Essays” class
- Graduate Research Network/Computers and Writing Travel Grant Committee, 2016-
- Ride2CW Coordinator, 2016-
- Ride2CW Organizer and Fundraiser/Rider for Graduate Research Network Travel Grants, Computers & Writing Conference, NCSU, 2012
- Graduate Research Network Discussion Leader, Computers & Writing Conference, NCSU, 2012
- KAIROS Service Award Judge, Computers & Writing Conference, NCSU, 2012
- Organizer, Ephemera Project, Computers & Writing Conference, NCSU, 2012
- Graduate Research Network Discussion Leader, Computers & Writing Conference, Univ. of Michigan, 2011
- Ride2CW Fundraiser/Rider for Graduate Research Network Travel Grants, Computers & Writing Conference, Univ. of Michigan, 2011
- Organizer, Ephemera Project, Computers & Writing Conference, Univ. of Michigan, 2011
- KAIROS Service Award Judge, Computers & Writing Conference, Purdue, 2010.
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
- English Department Website Redesign, 2016.li>
- Faculty Senate, University, 2015-2017.
- Technology and Social Media Committee, Department, 2014-, Chair, 2015-
- Writing and Communication Center Director search committee, University, Fall 2014.
- Assistive Technology Initiative Committee, University, 2014-2015
- Curriculum Committee, Department, 2014-
Quest University Canada
- Academic Dishonesty Coordinator, 2012-2013
- Academic Accommodations Coordinator, 2012-2013
- Writing & Rhetoric Curriculum Committee (Chair), 2012-2013
- Learning Contracts Committee (Chair), 2013
St. John Fisher
- Major in Digital Cultures and Technologies Sub-Committee (A&S), 2011-2012. Ongoing service as one of four members currently working with various schools and departments to identify the major's objectives and develop its curriculum. In addition, we are seeking the input of local business and organization leaders to identify in-demand skills and competencies.
- Educational Technologist Search Committee (College), 2011. Served to English departement and DCT minor representative is search for and selection of candidate for College's new Ed. Technologist.
- Minor in Digital Cultures and Technologies Committee (A&S), 2010-2012. Ongoing service including curriculum develop, event coordination, marketing, and recruitment
- Writing Curriculum Committee (English Dept.), 2010-. Ongoing service including curriculum develop and revision. Completed first year of assessment project, assessing learning goals for Writing Concentration courses as well as outcomes (included survey and focus group with graduating seniors).
- English Department Gateway & Capstone Course Evaluation Subcommittee, 2011-2012. Service focused on evaluating the objectives of these courses.
- Learning Community Assessment Committee, 2011-2012. Service focused on evaluating whether LC goals were being met in student work.
- Tech Committee, English Department, 2008-10
- UW-Madison Project Bamboo Advisory Committee, Graduate Student Representative, 2008-10
- Technology Consultant & Web Designer, English Department, 2005-2010
- Web/Email List Administrator, Composition and Rhetoric PhD Program, 2005-2010
- New Graduate Student Mentor, UW Composition & Rhetoric Program, 2005-2006
- English Department Teaching Committee, 2006-2007
- Blogging Consultant to Department of Instructional Technology (DoIT) and L&S Learning Support Services, 2007
- Games, Learning, and Society Conference Committee, 2006
- Instructional Technology Consultant for First-Year and Intermediate English Composition, 2006-2009
- Coordinator, Writing and Rhetoric Across the Curriculum, Quest University Canada, 2012-2013.
- Co-Director, Learning Commons, Quest University Canada, 2012-2013.
- Coordinator, Outreach, The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2009-August 2010.
- Trained graduate student writing instructors in the principles of outreach (based on our readings of outreach-related literature); giving brief introductions to Writing Center Services in courses across the curriculum; and co-teaching units on writing with instructors in various disciplines
- Coordinated outreach requests for classroom visits
- Designed and implemented new record-keeping procedures
- Coordinator, Online Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2008-August 2009.
- Trained graduate student writing instructors for both (asynchronous) email and (synchronous) chat teaching
- Managed and updated the Writing Center’s websites and mail accounts
- Developed web media and designed publicity materials, including blog, screencasts, YouTube channel, and iTunesU site
- Coordinated requests for email and chat instruction
- Worked with department and campus IT staff
- Leader, Ongoing Education Workshops and Staff Training, Writing Center, Spring 2007-2010.
- Conducted workshops for fellow Writing Center TAs on topics such as online writing center pedagogy and working with new media/multimodal texts
- Web/Email List Administrator, Composition and Rhetoric PhD Program, 2005-2010.
- Designed, managed, and updated the program’s website and email lists
- Worked with faculty and students to manage program information