Curriculum Vitae

A PDF of my CV is available here.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Interim Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 2017-Present
Associate Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 2015-Present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University, Aug. 2010-May 2015
Writing Program Research Asst., Illinois State University Writing Program, Aug. 2011–May 2012
Editorial Research Assistant, Illinois State University, Aug. 2012-May 2014
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2009-May 2010
Writing Center Consultant, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2008–May 2009
Statistical Coordinator, Eastern Illinois University Writing Center, Aug 2008–May 2009

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Studies, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, 2015
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Committee:    Dr. Cheryl Ball (Chair), Dr. Joyce Walker, & Dr. Bob Broad
Dissertation:  “WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICANS FIRST???’: Rhetorics of Whiteness in Online Reader Comments”

M.A. in English, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, 2010
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Master’s Thesis: “Rhetorical Grammar and the Indefinite You: A Study of First-Year Composition Papers”

B.S. in Finance, 2003
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Graduated with Highest Honors

PUBLICATIONS

See Research page on this website. 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Outstanding Alumni Graduate Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2020
Provost’s Faculty Retreat Grant, 2019
Course Development Grant, LAS Online, University of Illinois, 2018
Online Training Support Grant, LAS Online, University of Illinois, 2018
Technology Purchase Support Grant, LAS Online, University of Illinois, 2018
Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium Travel Grant Award, Indiana University, 2015
Summer 2014 Doctoral Research Fellowship, English Department, Illinois State University, 2014

Maurice Scharton Scholarship (Rhet/Comp Essay Contest), English Department, Illinois State University, 2014
Pearson Emerging Pedagogies Research and Travel Grant for travel to CCCC, 2014
Kairos Graduate Student Service Award, 2013
University Club Scholarship, Illinois State University, 2012
English Department Graduate Student Travel Award, Illinois State University, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Research Network at Computers & Writing Travel Award, 2011, 2014
Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, English Department, Eastern Illinois University, 2011
Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University, 2010
Graduate Student Research Colloquium Keynote, Eastern Illinois University, 2010
Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant, National Popular Culture Association Conference, 2010
Williams Travel Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2010, 2009
English Graduate Student Organization Travel Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2009, 2010
Women’s Studies Essay Contest Winner, Eastern Illinois University, 2009, 2010
Bronze Tablet Award, University of Illinois, 2003
James Scholar, University of Illinois, 2000–2003
Dean’s List, University of Illinois, 2000–2003

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Returning to Common Places: How Textbooks Shape Our Writing Courses and Writing Programs.” Accepted for Conference on College Composition and Communication. Spokane, WA. Apr. 7-10, 2021.

“Customizing a Writing Program by Customizing a Textbook.” Council of Writing Program Administrators. Reno, NV. Jul 19-20, 2020.  Conference postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny: Mommy Blogs as a Site of Racial Education.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL. Nov. 16-17, 2019.

 “Armed with Emotion: Affective Activism in #MarchForOurLives Teacher Narratives.” Computers & Writing. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. Jun. 19-22, 2019. 

“Affecting Digital Activism: A Comparative Study of #MarchforOurLives & #WomensMarch.” Watson Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. Oct. 25-27, 2018. 

Workshop Leader. “Your Transition Toolkit: Successfully Moving from Graduate Student to Early Career Professional.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. Mar. 14-17, 2018.

“From Age to Anger: Intersecting Identities in #NotMyPresident.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. Mar. 14-17, 2018. 

“Affective Resistance: Examining the Hashtag Feminism of the Women’s March.” Feminisms & Rhetorics. University of Dayton. Dayton, OH. Oct. 5-8, 2017.

“Turning Daily WPA Work into Funded Research Projects:  Toward a Model of WPA-Researcher in Action (A Mentoring Session).” Council of Writing Program Administrators. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Jul 20-23, 2017. 

“From Helpful to Hindering: Assessing the Digital Writing Strategies of #NotMyPresident.” Town Hall Presenter at Computers and Writing. University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. Jun 1-4, 2017.

“Show Your Work: Investigating Digital Methods in Humanities Research.” Computers and Writing. University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. Jun 1-4, 2017.

“What Does Feminism Look Like? From Selfies to Celebrities: #FeministsAreUgly as Cultural Critique or Cultural Confirmation?” Computers and Writing. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. May 1922, 2016. 

“From Methods to Resistance: Digital Writing Scholars Crossing Into Digital Humanities Classrooms.” Roundtable at Computers and Writing. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY May 19-22, 2016. 

“Negotiating Whiteness in Parent Reports of Child Racial Awareness.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. Apr. 6-9, 2016.   

“Shaping our Shared Digital Future: Re-imagining the Digital Humanities as a ‘Bigger Tent’ by Probing our Identities, Ethics, and Methods.” Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 2015 Conference. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. May 27-30, 2015.

“Hashtag Activism as Interventionist Practice in the Digital Age.” Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) 2015 Conference. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. May 27-30, 2015.

“Exposing Hegemonic Whiteness in Contemporary Media: Citizenship as Whiteness in Online Reader Comments about Immigration Reform.” Watson Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. Oct. 16-18, 2014.

“From Authors to Designers to Printers: Investigating the Production Processes of an In-House Writing Program Journal.” Conference on Writing Program Administration. Illinois State University. Normal, IL. Jul. 17-20, 2014.

“From Collection to Coding: Interrogating Research Methods for Online Reader Comments.” Computers and Writing. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. Jun. 5-8, 2014.

“Utilizing Anzaldúa’s Theory of Nepantla to Address White Student Subjectivities and Resistance” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. Mar. 19-22, 2014.

“Supporting Integrated Writing Research Through Rhizomatic Literate Activity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. Mar. 14-16, 2013.

“Investigating Students’ Production of Racial Ideologies in a Rhetorical Theory Course.” Watson Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. Oct. 18-20, 2012.

“Revisiting Gender and Language: Examining Gendered Language Characteristics of First-Year Composition Papers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, Mar. 17-20, 2010.

“Helping Students Negotiate Dialects in the Writing Center.” East Central Writing Centers Association. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Apr. 3-4, 2009.

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

Training and Professional Development

Developed, organized, and lead online teacher training for English Dept, University of Illinois, July 6 10, 2020. Presented the following sessions: 

“Best Practices in Teaching Online” Jul 6, 2020
“Responding to Student Writing Online” Jul 9, 2020
“Keeping Your Workload Manageable” Jul 9, 2020

Organized and lead ongoing professional development for Rhetoric instructors via monthly meetings. Select presentations include:

“Enhancing Your Online Course Infrastructure” Nov 13, 2020
“State of the Program Address” Sept 18, 2020
“Reviewing and Implementing Results from the I Write Student Survey” Nov 1, 2019
“State of the Program Address and Supporting Students with Accommodations” Oct 4, 2019
“Pedagogical Innovation Breakout Sessions: Designing Effective Rubrics” Nov 30, 2018
“State of the Program Address and Teaching with I Write” Sept 21, 2018
“Rhetoric Program Town Hall: A Q&A Session with Program Leaders” Feb 9, 2018
“Assignment Prompt Best Practices” Apr 2017

Plan and execute new graduate teaching assistant August orientation annually. Select presentations include:

“Best Practices in Teaching Online” Aug 17, 2020
“Teaching in the Current Political and Social Moment” Aug 19, 2020
“Commenting on and Evaluating Student Writing” Aug 20, 2020, Aug 20, 2019, Aug 20, 2018
“Teaching with a Course Management System” Aug 20, 2020, Aug 22, 2019
“Effective Classroom Management” Aug 21, 2019, Aug 21, 2018
“Campus Resources, Policies, and Plagiarism” Aug 17, 2018, Aug 21, 2017, Aug 18, 2016
“Assessing Student Writing” Aug 18, 2017
“Best Practices in Teaching Writing” Aug 16, 2016
“Teaching with Readings and Developing Arguments” Aug 17, 2015

Administer a partnership with Zhejiang University in Haining, China and the Engineering Dept at the University of Illinois (ZJU-UIUC Joint Institute) to teach Rhetoric courses on-site in Haining. In addition to staffing and overseeing these courses, have lead teacher training in Haining multiple semesters. Select presentations include:

“Teaching Writing as a Process: Prewriting, Drafting, Peer Review, and Revision” Sept 16, 2019, Feb 27, 2019, Sept 24, 2018
 “Commenting on and Evaluating Student Writing” Mar 1, 2019, Sept 26, 2018
“Foundations of Teaching Writing” Sept 24, 2018

Presentations

“Composition I Placement Practices.” Presentation to Division of General Studies Advisors. University of Illinois. May 15, 2020, May 14, 2019, May 15, 2018.

“Composition I Placement Practices.” Presentation to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisors. University of Illinois. May 21, 2020, May 16, 2020.

“Composition I Placement Practices.” Presentation to College of Engineering Advisors. University of Illinois. Apr. 24, 2020.

“Sexy Selfies and Celestial Celebrities: Exploring the Implications of #FeministsAreUgly for Hashtag Feminism.” Center for Writing Studies Brownbag Presentation. University of Illinois. Apr. 5, 2017.

“Racial Justice Allies & Advocates 2.0: Interrupting Racism on Campus.” Racial Justice Allies Training Presentation. University of Illinois. Nov. 3, 2016 and Apr. 3, 2017.

“Racial Justice Allies & Advocates Training.” Racial Justice Allies Training Presentation to the College of Medicine. University of Illinois. Jan. 18, 2017.

“Tips and Tools for Online and Blended Teaching.” Invited speaker to Graduate Forum Series, Illinois State University. Apr. 24, 2015. 

“Teaching with/about Social Media.” Professional Development Speaker to teachers at the Regional Educational Alternative for Developing Youth Program, Champaign, IL. Jan. 16, 2015. 

“Researching and Writing the Genres of Social Media.” Presentation at the Summit on Writing Instruction, Illinois State University. Jan. 9, 2015.

“Communicating in Business: Experiences, Organization, Grammar, and Copyediting.” Consulting Presentation to Agricultural Economics course, University of Illinois. Oct. 15, 2014. 

“Citizenship as Whiteness: White Racial Discourses in Online Reader Comments.” Guest Speaker in Rhetoric and Composition Ph.D. Seminar, Illinois State University. Oct. 6, 2014. 

“Approaching Race, Racism, and Whiteness in the English Language Arts Classroom.” Guest Lecture in Capstone Methods course, Eastern Illinois University. Sept. 18, 2014.

“Building a Multimodal Webtext.” Presentation at Bedford Multimodal Composition Showcase. CCCC 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. Mar. 21, 2014. 

“PhD Programs: How to Apply, What They’re Like, and Where They Lead.” Guest Speaker for Workshop on Ph.D. Programs. Eastern Illinois University. Nov. 7, 2013. 

“Teaching Critical Genre Awareness.” Coffee Klatch Presentation, Illinois State University Writing Program. Sept. 13, 2011.  

“Rhetorical Grammar and the Indefinite You: A Study of First-Year Composition Papers.” Research Colloquium, Eastern Illinois University, Mar. 30, 2010. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Please see Teaching page on this website. 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Editor, I Write: A Writing Guide for the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program at the University of Illinois, Aug. 2018-Present
PraxisWiki Co-Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Aug. 2014–Present

Associate Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Jan. 2012–Jul. 2014
Editorial Assistant, #writing Digital Book Series, WAC Clearinghouse, Jan. 2012–Present
Editorial Assistant, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Jan. 2012–Present
Production Consultant, Grassroots Writing Research Journal, Aug. 2012–May 2013
Associate Editor, Grassroots Writing Research Journal, Aug. 2011–Aug. 2012
Assistant Editor, Grassroots Writing Research Journal, May. 2011–Aug. 2011
Editorial Assistant, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries, Aug. 2011–Dec. 2011
Staff Writer and Copyeditor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics Newsletter, University of Illinois, 2008–2011
Freelance Copyeditor, Publication Services, Champaign, IL, 2008–2009

CORPORATE EXPERIENCE

Investment Banking Analyst, JPMorgan Securities, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2004–2007
Commercial Banking Analyst, Bank One, Chicago, IL, 2003–2004
Leasing Agent, Ramshaw Real Estate, Champaign, IL, 1998–2003

SERVICE

Service to the Department and University

Chair, Rhetoric Advisory Committee, University of Illinois, Fall 2017–Present
Ex Officio Member, Specialized Faculty Committee, English Dept., University of Illinois, Fall 2016-Present
Chair, Rhetoric Program Student Essay Contest, Fall 2017-Present
Member, Provost Student Success Initiative Task Force, University of Illinois, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Member, English Faculty Search Committee, Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Joint Institute, Spring 2020
Chair, Textbook Advisory Committee, Rhetoric Program, University of Illinois, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Search Chair, Lecturer Job Search Committee, English Dept., University of Illinois, Spring 2019
Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Budget, University of Illinois, Fall 2018-Spring 2020
Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Admissions, University of Illinois, Fall 2017-Spring 2019
Member, Critical Courses Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Illinois, Fall 2017-Spring 2019
Presenter, Racial Justice Ally Training Committee, University of Illinois, 2016-2018
Member, Lecturer Job Search Committee, English Dept., University of Illinois, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
Member, Rhetoric Advisory Committee, University of Illinois, Fall 2015–Spring 2016 
Member, Racial Justice Allies Training Committee, University of Illinois, Fall 2016–Spring 2017
Mentor, I-Promise Scholarship Program, University of Illinois, Fall 2015-Spring 2017
Member, Center for Writing Studies Advisory Committee, University of Illinois, Fall 2015–Spring 2017
Member, Diversity Recruitment Planning Committee, English Dept., Illinois State University, 2014–2015
Executive Board Member, RSA Student Chapter, Illinois State University, Jul. 2014–May 2015
President, Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Student Chapter, Illinois State University, 2012–2014
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Aug. 2011–May 2013 
Member, Graduate Forum Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Sept. 2010–May 2011
Member, Professional Growth Committee, English Department, Illinois State University, Sept. 2010–May 2011
Member, Technical Communication Search Committee, Eastern Illinois University, Spring 2010
Member, Graduate Student Advisory Council, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2009–May 2010 
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, Eastern Illinois University, Aug. 2009–May 2010
President, English Graduate Student Organization, Eastern Illinois University, Jun. 2009–May 2010
Vice President, English Graduate Student Organization, Eastern Illinois University, Jan. 2009–May 2010

Service to the Profession

Section Editor, PraxisWiki, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Aug. 2014–Present
Chair, Kenneth Bruffee Award Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators, Fall 2020-Present
Member, Illinois Articulation Initiative, Communications Panel, Fall 2019-Present
Member, Kenneth Bruffee Award Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators, Spring 2020
Member, Transitional ELA Panel, State of Illinois Institutional Collaboration, Spring 2019
Member, Research Grants Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators, Fall 2016-Spring 2019
Member, Committee on the Status of Graduate Students, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Fall 2015-May 2018
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (JUMP), 2011–2016

Service to the Community

Treasurer, PTA Council, Champaign Unit 4 School District, Fall 2019-Present
Member, Disciplinary Advisory Committee, Champaign Unit 4 School District, Fall 2019-Present
President, PTA, Robeson Elementary School, Fall 2018-Spring 2020
Vice President, PTA, Robeson Elementary School, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 2008–2012 
Volunteer, Center for Economic Progress, Chicago, IL, 2007
Volunteer, Chicago Cares Community Volunteer Organization, Chicago, IL, 2004–2007

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA)
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Sigma Tau Delta (STD)

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