Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

(Updated Fall 2015)

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2006
Field: English Rhetoric and Composition
Dissertation: “Implicit Response: Instructor Values and Social Class in the Literacy Narrative Assignment”
Dissertation Committee: Joanna Wolfe (Director), Bronwyn Williams, Debra Journet, Susan Ryan, Ann Larson

M.A., Abilene Christian University, 2002
Field: English
Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1999, Summa Cum Laude
Field: English and History
Minor: Secondary Education
Endorsement: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Certification: Texas Lifetime Teaching Certificate

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Associate Professor of English, Professional Writing Program, Baylor University, 2013-present

Coordinator of Professional Writing, English Department, Baylor University, 2014-present

Assistant Professor of English, Professional Writing Program, Baylor University, 2006-present

Instructor, Department of English, Abilene Christian University, Summer 2005, Summer 2006

Instructor
, Department of English, Central Texas College, 2006

Assistant Director of Composition
, Department of English, University of Louisville, 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant
, Department of English, University of Louisville, 2002- 2004

Co-Director of the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition
, Department of English, University of Louisville, 2002-2004

Assistant Director of the Writing Centers Research Project (WCRP)
, University of Louisville, 2003-2004

Research Assistant
, Department of English, University of Louisville, 2002- 2004. Worked on a National Science Foundation Grant with Dr. Joanna Wolfe.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
, Department of English, Abilene Christian University, 2001-2002

Writing Center Consultant
, University Writing Center, Abilene Christian University, 2001-2002

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Composition theory and pedagogy, technical communication, teamwork and collaborative writing, digital and multimodal composition, service learning, literacy studies

 

PUBLICATIONS

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2015). “From Story to Analysis: Reflection and Uptake in the Literacy Narrative Assignment.” Composition Studies, 43(2).

Alexander, Kara Poe, and Williams, Danielle M. (2015). “DMAC After Dark: Distributed Invention at and beyond DMAC.” Special Issue: “CIWIC, DMAC, and Technology Professional Development in Rhetoric and Composition.” Editors: Cheryl Ball, Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Cindy Selfe, and Scott DeWitt. Computers and Composition: An International Journal, 36, 32-43.

DePalma, Michael-John, and Alexander, Kara Poe. (2015). “A Bag Full of Snakes: Negotiating the Challenges of Multimodal Composition.” Computers and Composition: An International Journal.

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2013). “Material Affordances: The Potential of Scrapbooks in the Composition Classroom.” Composition Forum: A Journal of Pedagogical Theory in Rhetoric and Composition, 27 (Spring). http://compositionforum.com/issue/27/

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2013). “The Usability of Print and Online Video Instructions.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 22 (3), 237-259.

Alexander, Kara Poe, Powell, Beth, and Green, Sonya C. (2012). “Understanding Modal Affordances: Student Perceptions of Potentials and Limitations in Multimodal Composition.” Special Issue: “Multimodal Composing: Opportunities and Challenges in Basic Writing Contexts.” Basic Writing eJournal, 10/11. http://bwe.ccny.cuny.edu/

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2011). “Successes, Victims, and Prodigies: ‘Master’ and ‘Little’ Cultural Narratives in the Literacy Narrative Genre.” College Composition and Communication, 62 (4), 608-633.

Wolfe, Joanna, Britt, Cynthia, and Alexander, Kara Poe. (2011). “Teaching the IMRaD Genre: Sentence Combining and Pattern Practice Revisited.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 25(2), 119-158.

Nominated for a 2013 NCTE Technical and Scientific Communication Award for the Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical and Scientific Communication.

Wolfe, Joanna, and Alexander, Kara Poe. (2005). “The Computer Expert in a Mixed-Gendered Collaborative Writing Group.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 19 (2), 135-170.

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2004). “Literacy Practices and Literacy Events of a 21st Century American Child.” [Digital Video Composition] Computers and Composition Online, 2 (1). (13 minutes, 40 seconds). http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/theory.htm

Republished in:

(2007). In C. L. Selfe (Ed.), Multimodal Composition for the 21st Century: A Resource Book for Teachers. [DVD]. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Book Chapters

Alexander, Kara Poe and Hahner, Leslie A. (2015, forthcoming). “The Intimate Screen: Re-visualizing Understandings of Down Syndrome through Digital Activism on Instagram.” In Douglas Walls and Stephanie Vie (Eds.), Social Writing/Social Media: Pedagogy, Presentation, and Publics. Perspectives on Writing Series. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse.

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2015). “Establishing Online Business Identities: How Female Small Business Owners Use Social Media to Market Their Business.” In Carol Smallwood (Ed.), Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities (pp. 27-36). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2012). “Collaborative Composing: Practices and Strategies for Implementing Team Projects into Writing Classrooms.” In Kathleen Hunzer (Ed.), Collaborative Learning and Writing: Essays on Using Small Groups in Teaching English and Composition (pp. 181-200). Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company Publishers.

Alexander, Kara Poe, and Powell, Beth. (2012). “Team Writing for the Community: Literacies Developed in a Service-Learning Context.” In Isabel Baca (Ed.), Service-Learning and Writing: Paving the Way for Literacy(ies) through Community Engagement (pp. 47-71). Leiden and Boston: Brill Publishing.

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2007). “More about Reading, Responding, and Revising. In Cynthia L. Selfe (Ed.), Multimodal Composition for the 21st Century: A Resource Book for Teachers (pp. 113-131). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

Invited Articles

Powell, Beth, Alexander, Kara Poe, and Borton, Sonya. (2011). “Interaction of Author, Audience, and Purpose in Multimodal Texts: Students’ Discovery of Their Role as Composer. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 15 (2).


Reprinted Publications

Alexander, Kara Poe. (2007). Literacy Practices and Literacy Events of a 21st Century American Child [CD-ROM]. In C. L. Selfe (Ed.), Multimodal Composition for the 21st Century: A Resource Book for Teachers. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. (13:40)

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND SABBATICALS

Baylor Research Leave, “The Rhetoric of the Literacy Narrative: Identity, Reflection, and the Literacy Myth,” Spring 2016.

Baylor Fellow, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, 2014-2015. Recognizes professors across the disciplinary spectrum who exemplify excellence in teaching.

Favorite Professor, Phi Beta Kappa Inductee, 2013.

Visiting Scholar, Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC). English Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. May 13-May 24, 2013.

University Research Committee (URC) Small-Range Grant, “Writing Matters: Technical and Professional Writing in Careers.” $3860 awarded. Baylor University, 2012-2013.

Baylor University Teaching Development Grant, $1500 awarded. Summer Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2012.

Faculty Fellow, Summer Faculty Institute, Baylor, 2010.

Summer Sabbatical, “Usability, Retention, Satisfaction, and Efficiency of Video and Print-Based Technical Instructions.” Baylor, 2009.

Summer Sabbatical, “Multimodality and Technical Writing: The Case of Instructions.” Baylor, 2008.

URC Small-Range Grant, “Multimodality and Technical Writing: The Case of Instructions.” $2570 awarded. Baylor, 2007-2008.

Summer Sabbatical, “Rhetorical Elements and Composing Strategies: What Multimodal Essays Teach Students about Writing.” Baylor, 2007.

URC Small-Range Grant, “Rhetorical Elements and Composing Strategies: What Multimodal Essays Teach Students about Writing.” $1600 awarded. Baylor, 2006-2007.

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

(2015). “Sustainable Service-Learning: Building Relationships and Literacies When Writing for the Community.” Community Writing Conference, Boulder, CO (Accepted)

(2015). “Literacy Sponsorship and Social Change in the Writing Classroom.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention (RMMLA), Santa Fe, NM (Accepted)

(2015). “Making Learning Last: Service-Learning and Social Change in the Feminist Writing Classroom.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Tempe, AZ (Accepted)

(2015). “From Story to Analysis: What Counts as Reflection in Personal Narrative Writing.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN (Under Review)

(2015). “#theluckyfew: Analyzing the Risks and Rewards of Innovative Digital Advocacy on Instagram.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Tampa, FL.

(2015). “From Story to Analysis: Reflection and Uptake in the Literacy Narrative Assignment.” CCCC, Tampa, FL.

(2015). “Literacy Narratives: Reflecting on Theory, Practice, and Research.” Co-Chair and Workshop Leader, CCCC, Tampa, FL.

(2014). “Composing (R)evolutions: Investigating the Transfer from Print-Based Writing Knowledge to Multimodal Composition Contexts.” Computers and Writing Conference, Pullman, WA.

(2014). “Fostering Compassion: Forgiveness Writing as Social Change.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, Louisville, KY.

(2014). “Students as Sponsors of Social Change: How Digital Technologies Enable Literacy Sponsorship in Service-Learning Settings.” Featured Session. CCCC, Indianapolis, IN.

(2013). “Hashtags, Posts, and Tweets: Digital Marketing through Social Media.” CCCC, Las Vegas, NV.

(2012). “Instructor Assessments of Reflection-in-Presentation in the Literacy Narrative Assignment.” CCCC, St. Louis, MO.

(2012). “Usability and Affordances in Print and Video Instructions.” Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.

(2011). “Networks in Service-Learning and Team Projects: How Student Teams Perform in Real-World Contexts.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference (ATTW), Atlanta, GA.

(2011). “Technical Instructions’ Impact on Users: Relationships between Print and Multimodal Texts.” CCCC, Atlanta, GA.

(2010). “The Composition Remix: Revisiting Students’ Use of Print Affordances to Better Understand How They View Multimodal Affordances.” CCCC, Louisville, KY.

(2010). “Synergistic English: Material Design and Message in Multimodal Scrapbooks.” Watson Conference, Louisville, KY.

(2009). “Synergistic Creations: Material Design and Message in Multimodal Scrapbooks.” CCCC, San Francisco, CA.

(2008). “Attending to the Realities of our Students: Student Perceptions of Print Texts and Multimodal Compositions in Writing Classrooms.” CCCC, New Orleans, LA.

(2008). “Rhetoric in the New Work of Composing: Exploring How Students Understand Rhetorical Elements in Multimodal Compositions.” Watson Conference, Louisville, KY.

(2007). “Reading Stories: Instructor Responses to Master Literacy Narratives of Students.” CCCC, New York, NY.

(2006). “Master Literacy Narratives Unveiled: The Stories Students Perform when They Write about Literacy.” Watson Conference, Louisville, KY.

(2006). “New Regions of Composing: Exploring Multimodality in the Writing Classroom.” College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

(2006). “Owning Discourse: Celie’s Literacy Development and Empowerment in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.” 20th Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY.

(2006). “Rhetorical Reflection in Literacy Narratives: What Instructors Value in Student Texts.” CCCC, Chicago, IL.

(2005). “Composing Images, Creating Texts: A Conversation about Incorporating Multimodality into the Composition Classroom.” CCCC, San Francisco, CA.

(2005). “A Rhetorical Wrangling with Literacy: Grappling with Dominant Notions of Literacy in Sapphire’s Push.” 20th Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY.

(2004). “‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’: Patrick Henry’s Use of Ethical and Spiritual Metaphors in His Political Speech.” Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference, Austin, TX.

(2004). “Incorporating Multimodal Projects into the Classroom: Sharing Audio and Video Projects” (With Cynthia Selfe and “Literacy, Technology, and Education” classmates). Watson Conference, Louisville, KY.

(2004). “The Significance of the Stories Students Tell: A Perspective Based on Empirical Research.” National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE), Indianapolis, IN.

(2004). “A Woman’s Place in a Mixed-Gendered Technical Writing Team.” CCCC, San Antonio, TX.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

Invited National Presentations

(2014). “From Story to Analysis: Reflection, Uptake, and Inclusivity in Literacy Narratives.” Teaching Institute, Texas A&M University—Commerce, Commerce, TX.

(2013). “Literacy Sponsorship and Digitally Enabled Social Change.” Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC). English Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

 

Invited Local Presentations

Baylor University

(2015). “Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Branding and Connection.” Baylor Libraries, Special Collections Librarians.

(2015). “Turning Your Teaching into Scholarship,” Baylor’s Lecturer Mentoring Program.

(2015). “Literacy Narratives in Theory and Practice,” Dr. Michael DePalma’s English 5310 Rhetoric and Composition graduate seminar.

(2014). “The Power of Writing to Learn: Integrating Writing into Your Classroom.” Provost’s Faculty Forum.

(2014). “Designing Writing: How to Create Meaningful and Engaging Writing Assignments.” Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, Academy for Teaching and Learning.

(2014). “Establishing a Positive Ethos: How to Request Recommendation Letters.” Professional Development session for undergraduate English majors.

(2014). “Developing As a Scholar: Publication, Collegiality, and Navigating the Tenure Track.” Summer Faculty Institute.

(2014). “Using Canvas in the Classroom: Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities,” Baylor University Libraries’ Transformational Teaching Showcase. Educause Learning Initiative Spring Focus Session.

(2014). “Write, Rewrite, Collaborate: Principles and Practices for Writing Groups in the Dissertation and Beyond,” Dissertation Writing Lab. Baylor Graduate School.

(2013). “The Job Search and Faculty Life: What to Expect in a Faculty Position,” Panel discussion for Dr. Laine Scales’s graduate seminar Educational Administration (EDA) 6302: “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.”

(2012). “Establishing a Professional Identity Online through Social Media and a Professional Web Site,” Presented to English Faculty and Graduate Students.

(2012). “Multimodal Writing,” Dr. Michael DePalma’s English 5310 Rhetoric and Composition graduate seminar.

(2011). “Literacy as Plural, Multimodal, and Contextual,” Presented to Dr. Donna Walker-Nixon’s English 3303 (Advanced Expository Writing) students.

(2011). “Rhetoric and Grammar in the Writing Classroom: Issues and Challenges,” Presented to Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman’s Writing Center Practicum.

(2011). “Using Blogs for Travel Writing,” Presented to Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman’s Travel Writing course.

(2011). “Using Smart Classrooms to Enhance Teaching,” Presented to English Faculty and Graduate Students.

(2010). “Professional Writing in Social Work,” Presented to graduate students in the Master of Social Work program, School of Social Work.

(2009). “Teaching First-Year College Writing Successfully,” Presented to the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute for Teachers.

(2008). “Teaching First-Year College Writing Successfully,” Presented to the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute for Teachers.

(2007). “How to Teach Grammar in the Context of Student Writing,” Presented to Dr. Mona Choucair’s English Education course.

(2006). “Teaching Grammar Rhetorically,” Presented to Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman’s Writing Center Practicum.

 

University of Louisville

(2004). “Collaborative Learning in the Classroom,” Presented with Sonya Borton and Beth Powell at orientation for all new Graduate Teaching Assistants, UofL.

(2004). “Literacy for the 21st Century: A Glimpse of the Future through Multimodal Texts,” Presented with Dr. Cynthia Selfe and other students in Literacy, Technology, and Education course, UofL.

(2004). “Preparing for College Writing: Papers, Papers, and More Papers,” NIA College Preparation Conference for Diversity, UofL.

(2003). “Incorporating Team Projects into Writing Classes,” Presented with Dr. Joanna Wolfe at orientation for all new composition instructors, UofL.

 

Abilene Christian University

(2002). “Incorporating Writing across the Curriculum,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU.

(2002). “Peer Review Workshops in the Classrooms,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU.

(2002). “Responding to Student Writing,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU.

(2001). “Primary and Secondary Research Methodologies,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU.

(2001). “Utilizing Writing Conferences in the Classroom,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU.

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

On the undergraduate level, all levels of composition and technical and professional writing, including workplace writing, digital writing, writing with new media, multimodal composition, advanced composition, and first-year writing; graduate courses in composition theory, the teaching of writing, literacy studies, and digital and multimodal composition.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Baylor University (* designed original course)
English Department Courses
English 1302    Thinking and Writing
English 3300    Technical and Professional Writing
English 3300    Technical and Professional Writing for Engineering and Computer Science
English 3303    Advanced Expository Writing
English 4309    Advanced Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
English 4318    Writing for the Workplace
English 4375    Special Topics in Writing, “Multimodal Composition and Digital Rhetoric”*
English 4375    Special Topics in Writing, “Writing in a Digital Age”*
English 4377    Internship in Professional Writing
English 4397    Professional Internship for English Literature Majors
English 5310    Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Seminar:

  • “Digital Writing and Literacy”*
  • “Literacy, Multimodality, and Composition”*
  • “Literacy Narratives”*

Interdisciplinary Courses
Engineering 4301    Global Business: Economics and Communication. Co-taught with Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Walter Bradley (retired), and Assistant Dean of Business, Anne Grinols
University 1000


Abilene Christian University

English 111    Composition and Rhetoric
English 326    Business and Professional Writing Online


Central Texas College

English 1301    Composition 1


University of Louisville

English 101    Introduction to College Writing
English 102    Computer-Assisted Introduction to College Writing
English 105    Advanced Composition for First-Year Writers
English 303    Scientific and Technical Writing
English 373/WGS 325    Women in Literature

 

INVITED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

“Establishing a Professional Identity Online through the Use of Social Media and a Professional Web Site,” Presented to English Faculty and Graduate Students, Baylor University, 2012.

“Using Blogs for Travel Writing,” Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman’s Travel Writing course, Baylor, 2011.

Guest Speaker, “Using Smart Classrooms to Enhance Teaching,” Presented to English Faculty and Graduate Students, Baylor, 2011.

“Literacy as Plural, Multimodal, and Contextual,” Presented to Dr. Donna Walker-Nixon’s English 3303 (Advanced Expository Writing) students, Baylor, 2011.

“Rhetoric and Grammar in the Writing Classroom: Issues and Challenges,” Presentation to Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman’s Writing Center Practicum, Baylor, 2011.

“Professional Writing in Social Work,” Students in the Master of Social Work program, School of Social Work, Baylor, 2010.

“Teaching First-Year College Writing Successfully,” Advanced Placement Summer Institute for Teachers. Baylor, 2008, 2009.

“How to Teach Grammar in the Context of Student Writing,” Dr. Mona Choucair’s English Education course, Baylor, 2007.

“Teaching Grammar Rhetorically,” Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman’s Writing Center Practicum course, Baylor, 2006.

“Preparing for College Writing: Papers, Papers, and More Papers,” NIA College Preparation Conference for Diversity, University of Louisville (UofL), Louisville, KY, October 2004.

“Collaborative Learning in the Classroom.” Presented with Sonya Borton and Beth Powell at orientation for all new Graduate Teaching Assistants, UofL, 2004.

“Literacy for the 21st Century: A Glimpse of the Future through Multimodal Texts,” Presented  with Dr. Cynthia Selfe and other students in Literacy, Technology, and Education course, Delphi Center, UofL, 2004.

“Incorporating Team Projects into Your Writing Class,” Presented with Dr. Joanna Wolfe at orientation for all new composition instructors, UofL, 2003.

“Responding to Student Writing,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, Abilene Christian University (ACU), 2002.

“Incorporating Writing across the Curriculum,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU, 2002.

“Peer Review Workshops in the Classrooms,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU, 2002.

“Primary and Secondary Research Methodologies,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU, 2001.

“Utilizing Writing Conferences in the Classroom,” Writing Workshop Series for Faculty, ACU, 2001.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS
Alpha Delta Pi Top 100 Favorite Professors, Baylor University, 2008-2009

Alpha Delta Pi Top 100 Favorite Professors, Baylor University, 2007-2008

Alpha Delta Pi Top 100 Favorite Professors, Baylor University, 2006-2007

Graduate Dean’s Citation, University of Louisville, 2006

Barbara Plattus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, University of Louisville, 2003-2004

First Place in Graduate Research, Metroversity Writing Competition, “Standing Against One’s Self: Detection and Voyeurism in Lady Audley’s Secret,” 2004

Honorable Mention in Graduate Research, Metroversity Writing Competition, “A Will to Survive: Immigrant Women in My Antonia,” 2003

Red and Black Faculty Mentor, University of Louisville, 2002-2003
Member, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Abilene Christian University, 1995-1999

President, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Abilene Christian University, 1997

Member, Pi Lambda Theta, International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, 1997-99

Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities, Abilene Christian University, 1998, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Summer Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, June 2012

Academy for Teaching and Learning’s New Media Seminar, “Awakening the Digital Imagination: A Networked Faculty-Staff Development Seminar,” Baylor University, Spring 2012

Educational Technology Showcase, Collaboration between Baylor Libraries and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Spring Learning Focus Session, Baylor, 2012

“Flattening the Classroom: Building Collaborative Learning Environments,” organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Baylor, 2010

Digital Storytelling Workshop, Baylor, 2009

New Media Consortium Conference, Baylor, 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC)
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC)
Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
TechRhet
Women in Professional and Technical Communication (WPTC)

 

SERVICE

Professional
Online Content Writer, MyTechCommLab, Pearson Publishing, 2012
Editorial Associate and peer reviewer for the journal, Literacy in Composition Studies, 2012-present
Reviewer, Composition Forum: A Journal of Pedagogical Theory in Rhetoric and Composition, 2012-present
Booth Volunteer, Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), CCCC Conference, 2010, 2012
Outside Reviewer, Questions and Concepts, Cengage Publishing, 2012.
Reviewer for Pearson, “Model Documents” in MyCompLab and MyTechCommLab, 2012
Outside Reviewer, Good Writing. Oxford University Press, 2012.
Outside Reviewer, The St. Martin’s Guide Batch 3 Readings. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011.
Outside Reviewer, On Composition. Pearson, 2011.
Outside Reviewer, The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. 9th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011.
Member of a Writing Group, Baylor, 2010-present.
Outside Reviewer, Conversation by Susan Walsh. Wadsworth Publishing, 2010.
Outside Reviewer, The Practical Argument. Cengage Press, 2009.
Researcher, “Global Business: Economics and Communication” Research Group. In collaboration with the Engineering Department at Baylor. 2009.
Outside Reviewer, Understanding Style by Joe Glaser, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Professional Writing Representative at Waco Non-Profit Network monthly meetings, 2006-2008.


Departmental

Baylor University
Member of Graduate Faculty, 2006-present
Member of Professional Writing Committee, 2006-present
Member of Technology Committee, 2006-present
Advisor for students majoring in Professional Writing, 2006-present
Participant in Baylor’s Parent-Teacher Coffee, 2006-2010
Participant in the Beall Poetry Festival, 2006-present
Faculty Participant, Student Professional Writing Organization, 2008-present
Official English Department “Tweeter,” I created and currently maintain the Twitter Page for the Department of English at Baylor, 2008-present
Faculty Advisor to English Graduate Students, 2010-2011
Speaker at the English/Professional Writing/Linguistics Academic Session during Baylor’s Premiere Weekend, Spring 2010
Created flier for Dr. William Virgil Davis’ Poetry Reading, 2010
Member of Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2009-2010
Member of Student Scholarships and Awards Committee, 2009-2010
Member of Search Committee, Professional Writing Position, 2009-2010
Created brochure for Dr. Roger Rosenblatt’s “Tell Me a Story” presentation, 2009
Created brochure for Shannon P. Meehan and Roger Thompson’s presentation on their book, Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq, 2009
Member of Ad Hoc Committee for English Departmental Website, 2006-2008
Faculty Mentor to Graduate Teaching Assistants in the English Department, 2007, 2008
Researcher for Professional Writing Committee, 2007.
Active Participant in New Faculty Mentoring Meetings, 2006-2007
Active Participant in New Faculty Orientation, August 2006

University of Louisville
Graduate Student Representative of Comprehensive Exam Committee, English Department, University of Louisville, 2003-2004
Director of Spring Speaker Committee, organized and facilitated the event that brought Dr. Helen Fox to campus, English Department, University of Louisville, 2003-2004
Treasurer, English Graduate Organization, University of Louisville, 2003- 2004
Member, English Graduate Organization, University of Louisville, 2002-2004
Member, Twentieth Century Literature Conference Committee, University of Louisville, 2003, 2004

 

University
Member of Communications/Media University Committee, Baylor University, 2010-present
Contributor to Provost’s Office inventory of internships, Baylor, 2012
Volunteer for Baylor’s Annual Move-In Day, Baylor, 2008, 2009, 2012
Participant in the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s New Media Seminar, “Awakening the Digital Imagination: A Networked Faculty-Staff Development Seminar,” Baylor, 2012
Participant in HERStories, Baylor, 2010
Faculty Fellow, Summer Faculty Institute, Baylor, 2010
Faculty Partner, Dawson Residence Hall, Baylor, 2008-2010.
Participant in Baylor University Faculty Retreat, 2009
Professional Writing Faculty Representative to Prospective Students, Baylor, 2007-2009
Leader of University 1000, Baylor, 2008, 2009
Host of Welcome Week Dinner for Incoming Students, Baylor, 2008, 2009
Active Participant of a “Teaching Commons” Group, Baylor, 2006-2007


Community

Member, McBay-Sims Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), 2010-present
Volunteer, Caritas, Mexia, TX, 2011
Tutor, Brain Ramp After-School Tutoring Program, Mexia, TX, 2011
Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, 2010-2011
Tee Ball Coach, Mexia, TX, 2010
Parent Volunteer, Texas Christian Academy, 2007-2009
Volunteer, Mission Waco Toy Drive, 2008