Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. in English (emphasis in Rhetoric), University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas, May 2020.

M.A. Comparative Literature, University College London. London, England, November 2013.

B.A. English with a minor in Creative Writing, The Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia, December 2011.

B.A. Spanish, The Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia, December 2011.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Deliberative Drifting: A Rhetorical Field Method for Audience Studies on Social Media.” Computers and Composition, vol. 54, December 2019.

Book Chapters

“The Ideograph and the #Pussyhat: The Multimodal Rhetorics of Brevity in the Women’s March.” Hashtag Activism Interrogated and Embodied: Case Studies on Social Justice Movements, edited by Melissa Ames and Kristi McDuffie. University Press of Colorado and Utah University Press. (Forthcoming.)

“Defend and Survive: Dissertating during a Pandemic.” Recollections from an Uncommon Time: 4C20 Documentarian Tales, edited by Julie Lindquist, Bump Halbritter, and Bree Straayer-Gannon. (Forthcoming.)

Editorially Reviewed Publications

Prelude to a Remix: Damon Lindelof’s Instagram Letter to Watchmen‘s Wary Audience.” In Media Res, 16 September 2020.

Scholarly Blog Publications

“Workshopping Antiracism in the Writing Center.” Axis. 4 Sept. 2018.

“Drawing the Compositional Lines in Consultations.” Axis. 23 Oct.2017.

“Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and Future Reality, Oh My!” Digital Writing & Research Lab. 5 Oct. 2016.

“The New View-Master Takes On Augmented Reality; Should We Take It Into the Classroom?” Digital Writing & Research Lab. 12 July 2016.

“Augmented Reality Has Arrived and It’s Ready to Be Analyzed! Well, Almost.” Digital Writing & Research Lab. 21 Apr. 2016.

“Experimenting in the Digital Humanities.” Digital Writing & Research Lab. 13 Apr. 2016.

“Augmented Reality and Smartphones: Friends or Foes?” Digital Writing & Research Lab. 21 Mar. 2016.

“Reflections on Racist Comedy in the Classroom.” Blogging Pedagogy. 9 June 2015.

“Discussing Stereotypes in the Classroom.” Blogging Pedagogy. 26 February 2015.

Scholarly Podcast Episodes

Writing after Writing: An Interview with John Gallagher.” Rhetoricity. Interviewer. 6 Apr. 2021.

How We Write for the Big Screen.” How We Write. Interviewer and Producer. May 2019.

“Food Trucking.” Zeugma. Interviewer and Producer. April 2015.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Arts. 2020 – Present.

The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Instructor, Department of Rhetoric & Writing. 2014 – 2020.

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION WORK

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Director, Professional Writing Program. 2020 – Present.

The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Director of Lower Division Writing, Department of Rhetoric & Writing. 2016 – 2018.

Administrative Team Member and Writing Consultant, University Writing Center. 2015 – 2019.

Program Liaison at University of Edinburgh, McCombs Business School BBA International Programs. 2015 – Present.

DIGITAL LITERACIES AND EDITORIAL WORK

Associate Editor (Copy Editing), enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. University of South Carolina. 2020.

Managing Editor, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. University of Texas at Austin. 2017 – 2019.

Managing Editor, Axis: The Blog. University of Texas at Austin. 2017 – 2019.

Copy Editor, enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. University of South Carolina. 2016 – Present.

Assistant Editor, The End of Austin, American Studies Department. University of Texas at Austin. 2016.

Editor, E3W Review of Books. Department of English. University of Texas at Austin. 2015 –2016.

Digital Learning Specialist and Project Member, Digital Writing & Research Lab (DWRL). 2014 – 2016.

Augmented Reality Project Group: designed website as a research resource for scholars of augmented reality and locative media.

Zeugma: developed and produced podcasts related to the series’ theme of the intersection of rhetoric and technology.

Copy Editor and Pagebuilder, Blackbird Literary Journal. Virginia Commonwealth University. 2011.

CONFERENCES

“Taking Conspiracy Theories to School: Transforming Pedagogies for a Post-truth World.” National Communication Association. To be delivered 19 Nov 2021.

“The Infrastructural Rhetorics of Facebook.” National Communication Association. Virtual. 19 Nov 2020.

“Race, Gender, and (In)civility: Activist Audiences on Social Media.” Rhetoric Society of America. Portland, Oregon. A research paper accepted for presentation at the 19th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Portland, OR, May 2020. Conference subsequently canceled due to COVID–19 pandemic.

Technology & Trauma: Surviving the Disruptions of a Technocratic World.” National Communication Association. Baltimore, Maryland. November 2019. 

“Stretching to Support Where We Really Are: Effective Management in the Neurodiverse Writing Center.” South Central Writing Centers Association. Belton, Texas. 22 February 2019. Workshop Co-Organizer and Co-Leader.

“Managing the Neurodiverse Citenzry of the Writing Center.” International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, Georgia. 13 October 2018. Workshop Co-Organizer and Co-Leader.

“Writing Center Publications Editors Roundtable.” International Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, Georgia. 11 October 2018.

“Designing for Collaborative Writing in the Digital Classroom.” Trends in Teaching College Composition. McKinney, Texas. 5 October 2018.

“Re-inventing Audience through Thorubos Today.” Winner of the Gerard A. Hauser Research Award. Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 2018.

INVITED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

“Researching Rhetoric & Writing on Social Media.” Invited talk for Junior Faculty Meeting. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 8 Feb. 2021.

“Deliberative Drifting in Social Media Research.” Invited talk for IMGD 5600. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 18 Nov. 2020.

“Learning by Copy-Editing.” enculturation, 1 Jul. 2020.

“Promoting Mindfulness about Racial Justice in Tutor Training.” Invited workshop for RHE 369C. University of Texas at Austin. 21 February 2018. 22 March 2018.

“What is Rhetoric?: Fundamentals for Teaching First-Year Rhetoric.” Invited talk for RHE 398T. University of Texas at Austin. 21 August 2018.

“Lower-Division Rhetoric Courses at UT Austin: A Guide for Writing Center Consultants.” Invited Lecture for RHE369C. University of Texas at Austin. 29 March 2018.

“Responding to Journal Submissions.” Invited talk for the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal. University of Texas at Austin. 6 February 2018.

“Editing Audio with Audacity and Garageband.” Invited workshop for Digital Writing & Research Lab. University of Texas at Austin. 17 October 2014.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS

COVID-19 Recovery Grant, Women’s Impact Network and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 2021-2022.

Research Travel Award, Department of Humanities & Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 2021.

Excellence Fellowship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2019 – 2020.

E. Bagby Atwood Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2019.

OpenCon Travel Scholarship, University of Texas Libraries. 2018. (Declined)

Gerard A. Hauser Research Award. Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2018. Awarded to best paper from a graduate student.

James F. Parker Excellence Award, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2017.

Summer Excellence Fellowship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. Summer 2016 and 2017.

Adele Steiner Burleson Scholarship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. 2017.

Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Award, Third Place. British Comparative Literature Association. A national competition in the United Kingdom. 2014.

TEACHING

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Instructor of Record

Writing about Social Media, Spring 2021

Introduction to Rhetoric, Spring 2021

Writing about Science and Technology, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

Elements of Style, Fall 2020

University of Texas at Austin

Instructor of Record

Rhetoric of Freaks and Geeks, Fall 2015, Spring 2019

Writing in Digital Environments, Fall 2018

Students Partnering for Undergraduate Rhetoric Success (SPURS), Fall 2014, Spring 2015.

Rhetoric & Writing, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Additional University Teaching

Supervised Teaching in Writing, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, co-designed and co-taught with Dr. Clay Spinuzzi

Other Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant. DC Greens “Cooking with Kids” Program. Washington, D.C. March 2014 – June 2014.

Assisted program instructor in delivering hands-on lessons about cooking and nutrition in DC public and charter schools.

Substitute Teacher and Instructional Assistant. Fairfax County Public Schools. Fairfax County, Virginia. March 2014 – June 2014.

Lead English Tutor. Action Tutoring. London, England. January 2013 – April 2013.

Prepared and delivered lesson plans for students in need of academic support. Liaised between program directors, school administrators, and other tutors.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor. Sacred Heart Center. Richmond, Virginia. September 2011 – December 2011.

Taught bi-weekly classes in Spanish and English to adult English-language learners.

Teaching Assistant. Elkhardt Middle School. Richmond, Virginia. February 2010 – May 2010.

Served as a teaching assistant in an ESL classroom. Tutored in one-on-one and group sessions with students in most need of academic assistance.

SERVICE

National

Documentarian. Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2020 – May 2020. Role revised to take place online amidst conference cancellation.

Reviewer, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. August 2019 – Present.

Reviewer, Writing Center Journal. February 2019 – Present.

Texas Representative, Executive Board of South Central Writing Centers Association. February 2018 – March 2020.

Member, Scholarship Committee. South Central Writing Centers Association. February 2018 – March 2020.

Interviewer, RSA Oral History Project. Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis. May 2018.

University and Departmental

Member, WPI Arts & Sciences Subcommittee on Marketing & Outreach. January 2021 – Present.

Chair, Strategic Planning Committee. WPI Professional Writing Program. September 2020 – Present.

Chair, Program Review Committee. WPI Professional Writing Program. August 2020 – Present.

Member, Hiring Committee. University Writing Center. May 2018 – May 2019.

Chair, First-Year Forum Committee. Department of Rhetoric & Writing. University of Texas at Austin. Spring 2018.

Chair, University Writing Center Editorial Committee. University of Texas at Austin. August 2017 – August 2019.

Co-President and Co-Founder, UWC Morale Team, University Writing Center, University of Texas at Austin. August 2017 – August 2019.

Consultant, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, University of Texas at Austin, January 26, 2016.

Co-President, Eunoia Society. University of Texas at Austin. September 2015 – September 2017.

Co-President, Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter. University of Texas at Austin. September 2015 – September 2016.

Member, Lower-Division Curriculum Committee. Department of Rhetoric & Writing. University of Texas at Austin. August 2016 – August 2018.

Presenter, University Writing Center Presentations Committee. University of Texas at Austin. August 2016 – August 2019.

Member, First-Year Forum Committee. Department of Rhetoric & Writing. University of Texas at Austin. September 2015 – June 2018.

Local

Theater Manager, South by Southwest. Austin, TX. February 2018 – Present.

Theater Manager, Austin Film Festival. Austin, TX. October 2017 – November 2018.

KUTX Ambassador, KUTX. Austin, TX. September 2016 – February 2020.

Outreach and Events Coordinator. Neighborhood Farm Initiative. Washington, D.C. March 2014 – August 2014.

Communications Officer. UK Youth Climate Coalition. UKYCC.org. January 2013 – February 2014.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“Rhetoric, Culture, & Technology.” Seminar led by Dr. Adam J. Banks and Dr. Damien Pfister. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Virtual. May 2021. Participants selected from competitive pool.

“At the Crossroads of Data Analysis: CuDA Provides Analytic Options.” Short course led by Dr. Michaela R. Winchatz and Dr. Michelle Scollo. Presenters: Dr. Donal A. Carbaugh, Dr. Trudy Milburn, and Dr. Brion van Over. National Communication Association. Remote. 20 Nov. 2020.

Advanced Teacher Preparation. Faculty Innovation Center. University of Texas at Austin. 18 December 2019.

Advanced ELL Student Support. University Writing Center. University of Texas at Austin. 30 September 2019.

“Becoming Human in Anti-Racist Social Protest in Digital & Embodied Publics.” Seminar led by Dr. Armond L. Towns and Dr. Kristan Poirot. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. College Park, Maryland. June 2019. Participants selected from competitive pool.

disABILITY Advocate Certificate. Services for Students with Disabilities. University of Texas at Austin. 21 March 2018.

Teacher Preparation Certificate. Sanger Learning Center and Faculty Innovation Center. University of Texas at Austin. 27 October 2017.

LQBTQA+ Ally Certificate. Gender and Sexuality Center. University of Texas at Austin. 12 May 2017.

Inclusive Classrooms Leadership Certificate. Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE) within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). University of Texas at Austin. 4 May 2016.

“Invention and (Post/Anti/Trans/Non)Humanism.” Workshop led by Dr. John Muckelbauer and Dr. Kendall Phillips. Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Bloomington, Indiana. May 2017. Participants selected from competitive pool.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

North East Writing Across the Curriculum, since 2020

National Communication Association, since 2019

International Writing Centers Association, since 2018

South Central Writing Centers Association, 2018-2020

Rhetoric Society of America, since 2017

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish

TECHNOLOGICAL PROFICIENCIES

Web Design: Atavist, WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, MAMP, Atom, HTML, CSS, Javascript

Audio: Garageband, Audacity, Audition

Video: Adobe Premiere Pro, Wondershare Filmora Scrn, iMovie

Social Network Analysis: Gephi, NodeXL

Topic Modeling: Voyant

Images: Adobe Photoshop

Archival: Tropy, Zotero, Omeka, Evernote

Presentational: PowerPoint, Prezi, Storify, Zoom, Jamboard, FlipGrid