Ph.D., English — Rhetoric and Composition, minor in History of Text Technologies and Digital Humanities
Florida State University, August 2018
Doctoral Dissertation: “A Portrait of Everyday Writing: A Writer-Informed Approach.”
This dissertation develops both a portrait of everyday writing practices and a definition of everyday writing that is generated from and informed by everyday writers themselves. Existing scholarship on everyday writing often works deductively: scholars define the phenomenon and then use specific groups of writers or artifacts to illustrate that definition for specific purposes. This project, on the other hand, looks inductively at the writing practices, writing artifacts, and writing influences provided by five everyday writers—with different ages, occupations, locations, and experiences—so that the practitioners of everyday writing have a role in shaping the fields’ understandings of what everyday writing looks like and how it is defined.
Committee: Kathleen Blake Yancey, Chair; Kristie S. Fleckenstein; David L. Gants; Paul F. Marty.
M.A., English — Rhetoric and Composition
Florida State University, August 2014
Master’s Thesis: “Composing Infrastructure: Programmatic Values and Their Effect on Digital Composition.”
B.A., English — Editing, Writing, and Media
Florida State University, August 2012
Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University, Department of Languages & Literatures
Summer 2019 – Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Allen K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Summer 2018-Summer 2019
Graduate Assistant Instructor, Florida State University, Department of English
Fall 2012-Summer 2018
Upper-Level Writing & Rhetoric Courses
ENG265A: Writing for the Health Professions; Sacred Heart University
ENG265A: Digital Writing and Rhetoric; Sacred Heart University
ENG265A: Writing in the Real World; Sacred Heart University
RHET125: Writing for a Digital World; Trinity College
ENC 3021: Rhetoric; Florida State University
ENC 3416: Writing and Editing in Print and Online (WEPO); Florida State University
First Year Composition
FYWS125: First Year Writing Seminar; Sacred Heart University
FYS125: First Year Seminar; Sacred Heart University
RHET103: College Writing; Trinity college
ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context; Florida State University
ENC 1145: Writing About Nothing: Seinfeld and Cultural Theory; Florida State University
ENC 1145: Writing About Comic Books; Florida State University
ENC 1101: First Year Composition and Rhetoric; Florida State University
ENC1102: First Year Writing and Research; Florida State University
Other Teaching Experiences
Faculty Writing Across the Curriculum Fellows (Lead Instructor); Sacred Heart University
Faculty Writing Fellows Program (Co-Instructor); Trinity College
Independent Studies: “Monetizing Social Media”; “The Politicization of Contemporary Media”; “Writing in Academic Genres”
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Sacred Heart University, Spring 2021-Present
Assistant Director, Florida State University Digital Studio, Williams Location, Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Assistant Director, Florida State University Digital Studio, Johnston Location, Fall 2013-Summer 2014.
Coordinator, Florida State University Computer Writing Classrooms, Spring 2013.
Tutor, Florida State University Digital Studio, Williams Location, Fall 2015-Summer 2016.
Tutor, Florida State University Digital Studio, Johnston Location, Fall 2012-Summer 2014.
Tutor, Florida State University Reading-Writing Center, Fall 2012 & Summer 2016.
“A Definition of Everyday Writing: Methods for A Writer-Informed Approach to Lifespan Writing.” Approaches to Lifespan Writing Research: Generating Murmurations Towards an Actionable Coherence, edited by Talinn Phillips and Ryan Dippre, WAC Clearinghouse, 2020
“Notebooks, Annotations, and Tweets: Defining Everyday Writing through a Common Lens” with Kathleen Blake Yancey, Joe Cirio, and Erin Workman. South Atlantic Review, vol. 85, no. 2, 2020.
“A Space Defined: Four Years in the Life of the FSU Digital Studios” (with Jennifer Wells, Stephen McElroy, Andrew Burgess, Rory Lee, Josh Mehler, Jason Custer, Aimee Jones, and Joe Cirio). In Rusty Carpenter, Dickie Selfe, Shawn Apostel, and Kristi Apostel, eds., Sustainable Learning Spaces. Computers and Composition Digital Press, 2015.
Publications in Progress
“Constraints.” Keywords in Design Thinking: A Primer for Makers, Designers, & Technical Communicators, edited by Jason K. Tham, WAC Clearinghouse, Forthcoming 2022
“If You Build It, Will They Use It?: Composing Infrastructure, Communities of Practice, and Dispositions of Transfer.” Multimodal Composition and Writing Transfer, edited by Ryan P. Shepherd, Kara Poe, Matt Davis, and Lilian Mina. Under review with Utah State University Press, Forthcoming 2022.
“Notes Towards a Theory of Memory in Writing Through the Lifespan” with Joe Cirio. Methodologies for Lifespan Writing Research, edited by Talinn Phillips and Ryan Dippre, WAC Clearinghouse, TBD.
“Communities of Practice.” Keywords in Making: A Rhetorical Primer, edited by Jason K. Tham, Parlor Press, TBD.
“Notes Towards a Theory of Memory in Writing Through the Lifespan” Writing Through the Lifespan Conference. Athens, OH (online). July 2021.
“Learning to Read the Room: A Digital Project for Understanding Spatial Rhetorics.” Conference on College Communication and Composition, Digital Praxis Poster Session. Milwaukee, WI. March 2020. Cancelled due to Pandemic.
“Performing Transformations through Writing: The Writer and the writer.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA: March 2019
“If You Build It, Will They Use It: Encouraging Digital Composing.” Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies Conference, Austin, TX: October 2018
“A Portrait of Everyday Writing: A Writer-Informed Approach.” Writing Through the Lifespan Conference, Athens, OH: May 2018.
“Cultivating a Space for Everyday Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR: March 2017.
“Composing Infrastructure: Programmatic Values and Their Effect on Digital Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX: April 2016.
“Life in the Margins: A Case Study of Digital Marginalia in Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence,” with Heather Lang. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL: March 2015.
National Conferences, Chairing
“Hacking as Practice, Culture, and Epistemology: Fostering Creative Inquiry and Advocacy in Composition Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN: March 2014.
“Using Architecture, TED, and Design Pedagogies to Teach Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV: March 2013.
“A Tale of Two ePortfolios: Coding vs. Content Management” Florida State University Digital Symposium: February 2018.
“Life in the Margins: CommentPress and Collaboration” with Heather Lang. Florida State University Digital Symposium: February 2015.
On Campus Presentations & Workshops
“Building Transparent Assignments Workshop” Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, Sacred Heart University: October, 2019.
“What is Everyday Writing and Why Should We Study It?” Trinity College Writing Associates Program: January 2019.
“Teaching Rhetoric in the EWM Program: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs (or close approximations).” Rhetoric Society of America, Florida State University Student Chapter: December 2017.
“Tutoring Successfully in the Digital Studio.” Peer Tutoring, Reading-Writing Center Tutor Training Course: September 2017.
“The Internship ePortfolio: Purposes, Platforms, Processes” with Megan Keaton. Editing Writing and Media Internship Program: November 2015 & July 2016.
“Creating a Research Poster.” Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program: February 2016.
“Using InDesign Effectively: An Introduction.” Society for Collegiate Journalists: October 2012.
“Technology in the Classroom Workshop” with the Technology in the Classroom Committee. English Department: Fall 2013; Spring 2014
Member, Writing Through the Lifespan Conference Planning Committee, 2018-Present
Article Reviewer, Composition Studies, Spring 2021.
Fiction Reviewer, The Southeast Review, Summer 2013, 2014, & 2015.
Chair, Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, Sacred Heart University, Spring 2021-Present
Director of Pedagogy, First Year Writing Seminar Committee, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2020-Present
Member, Core Assessment Committee, Sacred Heart University, Spring 2021-Present
Member, Writing Across the Curriculum Prize Committee, Sacred Heart University, Spring 2020-Present
Member, Peer Coaching Development Group, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2020-Present
Co-Instructor, Writing Across the Curriculum Fellows, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Member, Undergraduate Research Committee, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2019-Present
Course Coordinator, EASE Learning Course Development Committee, Sacred Heart University, Summer 2020-Fall 2020
Chair, Languages & Literature Assessment Committee, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2021-Present
Member, Languages & Literature Assessment Committee, Sacred Heart University, Spring 2021- Present
Academic Adviser, Languages & Literature Major, Sacred Heart University, Fall 2019-Present
Co-Chair, The Incubator: Digital Scholarship Showcase, Trinity College, Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Member, Rhetoric, Writing and Media Studies Minor Steering Committee, Trinity College, Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Member, RHET 103 Outcomes Revision Committee, Trinity College, Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Interviewer, Rhetoric and Composition Interview Group, Florida State University, Fall 2015-Spring 2018
Member, Rhetoric Textbook Selection Committee (ad hoc), Florida State University, Spring 2015, 2016, & 2018
Member, First Year Composition Committee, Florida State University.
Technology in the Classroom Committee, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
On Writing Revision Editorial Board, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Intern Director & Archivist, Florida State University Post Card Archive, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.
Writing Through the Lifespan Collaborative
Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
National Council for Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication