Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kara Poe Alexander

PDF of CV (Updated Fall 2013)

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

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

Ref­er­eed Articles

Alexan­der, Kara Poe. (Forth­com­ing, 2013). Mate­r­ial affor­dances: Mes­sage and hap­tic­ity in mul­ti­modal scrap­book com­po­si­tions. Com­po­si­tion Forum. Vol­ume 27.

Alexan­der, Kara Poe. (Forth­com­ing, 2013). The usabil­ity of print and online video instruc­tions. Tech­ni­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Quar­terly. Vol­ume 22.

Alexan­der, Kara Poe, Pow­ell, Beth, and Bor­ton, Sonya. (2011/2012). Under­stand­ing modal affor­dances: Stu­dent per­cep­tions of poten­tials and lim­i­ta­tions in mul­ti­modal com­po­si­tion. Basic Writ­ing e-Journal, 10/11. Spe­cial Issue: “Mul­ti­modal Com­pos­ing: Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Chal­lenges in Basic Writ­ing Con­texts.” Issue Edi­tor: Bar­bara Gleason.

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.

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: An Inter­na­tional Jour­nal, 2(1) (13:40). Repub­lished in Cyn­thia L. Selfe (Ed.), Mul­ti­modal com­po­si­tion for the 21st cen­tury: A resource book for teach­ers. Cresskill, NJ: Hamp­ton Press, 2007.


Ref­er­eed Book Chap­ters

Alexan­der, Kara Poe, and Pow­ell, Beth. (Forth­com­ing, 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. Emer­ald Group Publishing.

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: McFar­land Press.

Alexan­der, Kara Poe. (2007). More about Read­ing, respond­ing, and revis­ing. In C. L. Selfe (Ed.), Mul­ti­modal com­po­si­tion for the 21st cen­tury: A resource book for teach­ers (pp. 113–131). Cresskill, NJ: Hamp­ton Press.


Non-Refereed Pub­li­ca­tions

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. Prax­isWiki 15(2). Webtext/Multimedia Composition.


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

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

Hash­tags, Posts, and Tweets: Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing through Social Media.” Con­fer­ence on Col­lege Com­po­si­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion (CCCC). Las Vegas, NV, 2013. (Accepted)

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

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

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

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

Syn­er­gis­tic Eng­lish: Mate­r­ial Design and Mes­sage in Mul­ti­modal Scrap­books.” Wat­son Con­fer­ence on Rhetoric and Com­po­si­tion. Louisville, KY, 2010.

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

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

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

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

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

Mas­ter Lit­er­acy Nar­ra­tives Unveiled: The Sto­ries Stu­dents Per­form when They Write about Lit­er­acy.” Wat­son Con­fer­ence on Rhetoric and Com­po­si­tion. Louisville, KY, 2006.

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

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

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

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, 2005.

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

Incor­po­rat­ing Mul­ti­modal Projects into the Class­room: Shar­ing Audio and Video Projects.” Wat­son Con­fer­ence on Rhetoric and Com­po­si­tion. Louisville, KY, 2004.

A Woman’s Place in a Mixed-Gendered Tech­ni­cal Writ­ing Team.” CCCC. San Anto­nio, 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 Con­fer­ence. Austin, 2004.

 

 

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     ECS: 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, “Lit­er­acy, Mul­ti­modal­ity, and Composition”*

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