SCHOLARLY AREAS OF INTEREST
My scholarly areas of interest include composition theory, spatial rhetorics, writing center studies, and digital media studies.
PhD in English Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. In progress.
MA in English Composition, The University of Akron. Akron, OH. 2009
BA in English, Professional Writing Minor. The University of Akron. Akron, OH. 2007
Regional Writing Centers Coordinator & Instructor of Composition 2011-2014
The University of Mississippi
- Supervised Writing Center Directors on two regional campus writing centers
- Coordinated marketing efforts and produced videos, fliers, and presentations for the writing centers
- Reinvented and updated two regional campus writing centers
- Coordinated writing center collaboration across five campuses
- Designed and delivered CRLA certified consultant development program
- Founded and planned TutorCon, a regional peer tutoring conference
- Taught Writing 101 for Engineers, Writing 101, and Business-themed Writing 102
Writing Center Intern/Professional Staff 2010-2011
The College of Wooster
- Consulted with students on assignments from first year essays to senior thesis projects and with faculty on lesson plans and handouts
- Designed posters, brochures, and information cards for marketing campaigns
- Served as Editor-in-Chief for Year One literary magazine. In charge of graphic design, marketing, staff recruitment, writing workshops, page layout, and publishing
- Designed and delivered customized writing workshops for classes campus-wide
Faculty Writing Center Consultant 2009-2011
The University of Akron Summit College
- Consulted with undergraduate and graduate student writers.
- Filmed, edited, and web published Spring 2010 biannual publication: “The Writer’s Voice: Works in Progress by Basic Writing Students”
- Revised and streamlined Writing Center system for faculty communication
- Gathered and compiled assessment data
Assistant Lecturer, Basic Writing 2009-2010
The University of Akron
Assistant Editor, Computers & Composition: An International Journal 2014-2016
Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow 2014-2016
The University of Michigan Press
University Graduate Fellow Awardee in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy 2014-2015
The Ohio State University
Law School Writing Center Director & Co-Founder (Graduate Assistantship) 2008-2009
The University of Akron School of Law
English Composition Instructor (Graduate Assistantship) 2007-2008
The University of Akron Department of English
Writing Center Intern 2007-2008
The University of Akron Developmental Programs
Project GRAD Counselor & Bridge to Graduation Counselor 2007
Buchtel High School, Akron, OH
Learning Assistant/Peer Tutor (CRLA Certified Level III) 2002-2007
The University of Akron
CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
“The Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative as an Instructional Tool: Cross-Community Collaborations and Connections.” Computers and Writing Conference. Rochester, NY. 2015.
“Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus: The Columbus Dance Community.” The Digital Media and Composition Institute. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio. 2015.
“Engaging Multiliteracies, Engaging Communities: The Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.” Computers and Writing Conference. Menominee, WI. 2015.
“The Wonderful World of Tutorcon: The Birth and Evolution of a Peer Tutoring Conference.” International Writing Centers Association Conference. Orlando, FL. 2014.
“Multimodality: What it is and How to Teach it.” Transitioning to College Writing Symposium. The University of Mississippi. University, MS. 2013.
“Employing Peer Review in the Classroom: A Workshop.” Transitioning to College Writing Symposium. The University of Mississippi. University, MS. 2013.
“The Multimodal Writing Center: Exploring the Connection between Digital Composition and Consultant Development.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Georgia Southern University. Savannah, GA. 2013.
“Building Community in the Writing Center.” The Mississippi Writing Centers Association Conference. Mississippi College. Clinton, MS. 2013.
“Basic Writers in the Writing Center.” The Mississippi Writing Centers Association Conference. Mississippi College. Clinton, MS. 2013.
“Writing Centers Advertising Using Social Media.” The Midwestern Pop Culture Association Conference. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. 2012.
“Integrating Peer Response into the Writing Classroom and Writing Center.” Transitioning to College Writing Symposium. The University of Mississippi. University, MS. 2012.
“Exploring the Ideologies of Tutor Training Requirements.” Southeastern Writing Centers Association. Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond, KY. 2012.
“A Bridge In Between: The Writing Center Intern at the College of Wooster.” East Central Writing Centers Association Conference. Michigan State University. Kalamazoo, MI. 2011.
“How Composition Studies Can Illuminate the Teaching of Legal Writing.” The Conference for Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research. The University of Akron. Akron, OH. 2009.
“Redesigning Notions of Literacy: The Law Writing Center.” College English Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2008.
“The Peer Tutor’s Role in Student Retention.” Ohio Association of Developmental Educators Conference. The University of Akron. Akron, OH. 2005.
CAMPUS & DEPARTMENTAL TALKS
“Grant Writing Workshop.” University of Mississippi Department of Art. University, MS. 2013.
“EDHE Instructor Workshop on Assessing Writing.” University of Mississippi. University, MS. 2013.
“Peer Feedback in the Classroom: a Workshop” University of Mississippi Medical Center. Jackson, MS. 2012.
“Using Peer Feedback in the Classroom.” CWR Orientation. The University of Mississippi. University, MS. 2012.
“Effective Student Teacher Conferencing Strategies.” Center for Writing and Rhetoric Brownbag Lecture. The University of Mississippi. University, MS. 2011.
“Getting Started: Your First Year of Grad School.” The University of Akron. Akron, OH. 2008.
LEADERSHIP & DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
TutorCon 2014 Planning Committee Chair, The University of Mississippi 2014
Oxford Writing Center Director Search Committee, The University of Mississippi 2013
TutorCon 2013 Planning Committee, Chair, The University of Mississippi 2013
Transitioning to College Writing Symposium Planning Committee, The University of Mississippi 2012
Tupelo Writing Center Director Search Committee, The University of Mississippi 2012
Writing for Engineers Curriculum Planning Committee, The University of Mississippi 2011-2012
Literary Guild President, The University of Akron 2008-2009
Dietetics Essay Review Committee, The University of Akron 2007-2009
Basic Writing Textbook Committee, The University of Akron 2004-2006