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 ®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