Kent State University
August 2014 - Present
Department of English
August 2008 - August 2014
Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Writing Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
Dissertation Committee: Gail E. Hawisher (Chair), Bertram C. Bruce, Peter Mortensen, Paul A. Prior.
M.A. in English with a specialization in Writing Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
B.A. in English
Drake University, summa cum laude, 2001
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“Craft and Narrative in DIY Instructions. Technical Communication Quarterly 23:3 (2014): 227-46. [HTML]
“Augmenting Literacy: The Role of Expertise in Digital Writing.” Composition Studies 39:2 (2011): 61-78. [HTML]
“Distributing Memory: Rhetorical Work in Digital Environments.” Technical Communication Quarterly 18:3 (2009): 259-280. [HTML]
“Computing Attachments: Engelbart’s Controversial Writing Technology.” Computers and Composition 25 (2008): 143-164. [HTML]
“Data-Palace: Modern Memory Work in Digital Environments.” Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy 11.3 (2007). <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.3/>
Prior, Paul, Janine Solberg, Patrick Berry, Hannah Bellwoar, Bill Chewning, Karen J. Lunsford, Liz Rohan, Kevin Roozen, Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau, Jody Shipka, Derek Van Ittersum, and Joyce R. Walker. “Re-Situating and Re-Mediating the Canons: A Cultural-Historical Remapping of Rhetorical Activity.” Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy 11.3 (2007). <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.3/> Computers and Composition’s Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award
computers and writing
histories of writing and technology
new media technologies
cultural-historical activity theory
Kent State University English Department: 2008-present
- College Writing II
- Argumentative Prose Writing
- Introduction to Technical Writing
- Writing and Rhetoric in a Digital Age
- Freshman Honors Colloquium
- Introduction to the Field: Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Practice
- Reading and Interpreting Research on Writing
- Writing Technologies
Rhetoric Program, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: 2001-2007
- Composition I (Rhetoric 105), “Principles of Composition,” 7 sections
- Composition I (Rhetoric 108), “Forms of Composition”
- Composition I (Rhetoric 105), “Ethnography of the University,” 3 sections
- Advanced Composition (Rhetoric 233), “Writing Ethnographically”
All courses after 2004 taught in computer classrooms.
Writers’ Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: 2005-2006
- Conducted one-on-one 50-minute sessions with undergraduate and graduate students
- Facilitated introduction of computers to workshop through observation of consulting sessions and recommendations of best practices during training meetings and orientation
- Created internal website for consultants with Drupal management software
Writers' Workshop, Drake University: 2000-2001
- Conducted one-on-one 30-minute sessions with undergraduates on a drop-in basis
- Served as designated course tutor for one section of basic writing
“Processing Writers’ Workflows: Examining the Role of Computers in Composing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. 2014.
“Data in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Indianapolis, IN. 2014.
“Automating Writing Processes.” Computers & Writing. Frostburg, MD. 2013.
“Digital Process Narratives.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, KY. 2012.
Invited keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual Gesa E. Kirsch CWS Graduate Student Symposium. “Writing in Pain: Computing Injuries and the Role of the Body in Writing Activity.” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2012.
“If Computer Technologies Aren’t Making Us Stupid, Then What Are They Doing?” Computers and Writing. Ann Arbor, MI. 2011.
“Cunning Experts: Integrating Technical Expertise in Writing Instruction.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. 2011.
“Expertise Online: Deepening Engagement with Writing Technologies.” Writing Research Across Borders II. Fairfax VA. 2011.
“Representing Techne.” Computers & Writing. West Lafayette IN. 2010.
“DIY Techne: Remixing Rhetorical Craftsmanship Online.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville KY. 2010.
“Writing in Pain, Part I.” Computers & Writing. Davis CA. 2009.
“A Techne of Computing: Rhetorical Activity as Artful Tool Use.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville KY. 2008.
“Spending Time to Save Time: Situating Writers' Uptake of Innovative Computer Tools.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans LA. 2008
“Computing Innovation: Writing Technologies in Development and Diffusion.” Computers & Writing. Detroit MI. 2007.
“Hypertext Revisited: Examining the History of Failed Technologies.” Computers & Writing. Lubbock TX. 2006.
“Hyperspace of the Mind: Computer Technology and the Remediation of Memory.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago IL. 2006.
“Teaching Ethnographic Writing: Relevance, Resources, Reflections,” a half-day workshop conducted (with Jessica Bannon, Kory Ching, Kim Hensley Owens, Kevin Roozen, and Amy Wan) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago IL. 2006.
“Five Finger Inscription: Examining the Relationships Between Hardware and Software Interfaces.” Computers & Writing. Palo Alto CA. 2005.
“Ethnography of the University,” Writing Across the Curriculum symposium sponsored by the Center for Writing Studies. Urbana IL. 2004.
“Resisting the Web: How Conventions Shape Web Authorship.” Computers & Writing. West Lafayette IN. 2003.
Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award, 2008
Gragg-Barr Dissertation Fellowships,
Department of English, University of Illinois, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
University of Illinois English Summer Fellowship, travel support for visit to Douglas Engelbart Archive, Stanford University, 2005
List of Instructors Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois, Fall 2001, 2003; Spring 2005, 2007 (maintained by the center for teaching excellence.)
Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Computers and Composition, 2008-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy. 2012-present.
Assistant Editor. Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, Praxis section. 2006-2012.
Associate Editor. Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century: Literate Connections, Hawisher & Selfe (Eds), Palgrave Macmillan. 2007.
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