Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D., English – Field of Study: Rhetoric, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2016

Dissertation: “Student-Teacher Relations in Rhetoric and Writing Classrooms: Pedagogy, History, Theory”

M.A., English, University of Louisville, May 2009

B.A., English – Writing Emphasis, Belmont University, May 2007, Magna Cum Laude


Academic Employment

Assistant Professor. Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University. 2016-present.

Assistant Instructor. Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Texas at Austin. 2011-16.

Temporary Full-Time Instructor. Department of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy; Tennessee State University. 2010-11.

Adjunct Instructor. Department of English, Belmont University. 2009-10.

Adjunct Instructor. English, Humanities, and Arts Division; Nashville State Community College. 2009.

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Department of English, University of Louisville. 2007-09.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

With Kate Pantelides. “Predicting Futures, Performing Feminisms: Chronology and Ideology in Writing Classrooms.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. Forthcoming.

“A Podcast?! Whatever Gave You That Idea? Some Reverberations from Walter Benjamin’s Radio Plays.” Rhetorics Change, Intermezzo/Parlor P. Forthcoming.

“Imitating Bechdels in ‘Banned Books and Novel Ideas’: An Exercise in Rhetorical Unmastery.” Approaches to Teaching Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, edited by Judith Gardiner, Modern Language Association. Volume Forthcoming.

“Disfiguring Socratic Irony.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, vol. 49, no.2, 2016, pp. 149-172.

“‘/’ ‘And’ ‘-‘? An Empirical Consideration of the Relationship Between ‘Rhetoric’ and ‘Composition.'” Enculturation, vol. 20, 2015.

“An Encounter With Pedagogical (H)alterity.” Hybrid Pedagogy, Feb. 2014.

With Scott Nelson et al. “Crossing Battle Lines: Teaching Multimodal Literacies Through Alternate Reality Games.” Kairos, vol. 17, no. 3, 2013.

“‘I Was Just Doing a Little Joke There’: Irony and the Paradoxes of the Sitcom in The Office.” Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 45, no. 4, 2012, pp. 727-748.


Other Publications

With Joshua Gunn. “A Petulant Demand.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 4, 2015, pp. 481-485.

With Scott Nelson et al. “Crossing Battle Lines: Teaching Multimodal Literacies Through Alternate Reality Games.” Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2013, Parlor Press, 2015, pp. 224-279. Reprinted from Kairos, vol. 17, no. 3.

With Brice Nordquist. “In (Virtual) Space No One Can Hear You Scream: Towards Fostering Collaboration in Online Writing Centers.” Kentucky English Bulletin, vol. 60, no. 2, 2011, pp. 27-31.

“Hyperurbanity: Idealism, Urbanism, and the Politics of Hyperreality in the Town of Celebration, Florida.” Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Parks and Their Influence, edited by Kathy Merlock Jackson and Mark I. West, McFarland Publishing, 2010, pp. 150-68.


Conference Presentations

“Hacking the Preliminary Exam with Python.” Modern Language Association Convention. New York, NY. Upcoming.

“Delimiting Critique in the Name of Pedagogy.” Modern Language Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA. 2017.

“The Interrobang and the Limits of Critical Methodologies in Rhetoric and Composition‽.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. 2016.

“A Bellowing Lecture Followed by a Tense, Suspicious Silence: On Welcome to Night Vale and Academic Podcasting.” Computers & Writing Conference. Rochester, NY. 2016.

“A Podcast?! Whatever Gave You That Idea? Some Reverberations from Walter Benjamin’s Radio Plays.” Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. 2016.

“Risking Uncertainty: Questioning Thesis Statements.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. 2015.

“Evacuating Subjectivity: An Exercise.” South Central Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Austin, TX. 2014.

“What Pedagogical Authority Was, Is, and Could Be: Responding to Hannah Arendt’s Philosophy of Politics and Education.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. 2014.

“The (Other) Ends of Rhetoric.” Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Dallas, TX. 2014.

“Disfiguring Socratic Irony or, Troubling the Border of Humility and Authority.” Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX. 2014.

“Is There a Subject in This Class? Problems of Subjective Freedom in For-Profit MOOCs.” Symposium of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric. San Antonio, TX. 2014.

“‘/’ ‘And’ ‘-‘?: A Quantitative Examination of the Relationship Between ‘Rhetoric’ and ‘Composition.'” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. 2013.

“Re/framing ‘White’ Student Identities Via Reflexive Reading.” Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. 2012.

“Who’s in on the Joke?: Irony in Post-Millennial Sitcoms.” Conference of the Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South. Savannah, GA. 2010.

With Brice Nordquist. “In (Virtual) Space No One Can Hear You Scream: Fostering Community and Continuity in Online Writing Instruction.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Computer Connection. San Francisco, CA. 2009.


Invited Talks

“Sounding Off in the Humanities.” Belmont Humanities Symposium. Nashville, TN. 2016.

“Responding to Teaching Robots.” Belmont Humanities Symposium. Nashville, TN. 2016.


Courses Taught

Rhetoric and Recorded Sound – Middle Tennessee State University

Digital Rhetoric and Writing (Graduate Course) – Middle Tennessee State University

Advanced Composition – Middle Tennessee State University

Expository Writing – Middle Tennessee State University

Banned Books and Novel Ideas – The University of Texas at Austin

Rhetoric of Irony – The University of Texas at Austin

Rhetoric and Writing – The University of Texas at Austin

World Literature II – Tennessee State University

Freshman English II – Tennessee State University

Freshman English I – Tennessee State University

First-Year Writing – Belmont University

Composition I – Nashville State Community College

Intermediate College Writing – University of Louisville

Introduction to College Writing – University of Louisville


Grants, Awards, & Honors

Media Production Grant. Humanities Media Project, The University of Texas at Austin. 2016.

Continuing Fellowship. The Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin. 2015-16.

Excellence Fellowship. Department of English, The University of Texas at Austin. 2014.

Best Webtext Award. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 2014. For “Crossing Battle Lines: Teaching Multimodal Literacies through Alternate Reality Games.”

The James L. Kinneavy Prize for Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition. Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Texas at Austin. 2014.

Emerging Pedagogies CCCC Travel Grant. Pearson. 2013. For “Las Vegas from a Distance: Visualizing CCCC 2013.”

Emerging Pedagogies CCCC Travel Grant. Pearson. 2012. For “Four Movements: Medi(t)ations on CCCC 2012.”

Graduate Student Professional Development Award. The Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin. 2012 & 2014.


Academic Involvement & Service

Assistant Editor. Intermezzo. 2015-present.

Conference Proposal Reviewer. Rhetoric Society of America. 2015-present.

Workshop Participant. “‘Subalternity’ and ‘Transnational Literacy’: The Significance of Gayatri Spivak’s Scholarship for Rhetoric and Communication Studies.” Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Madison, WI. 2015.

Copy Editor. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. 2014-present.

Editorial Board Member. The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects. 2013-present.

Script Writer. Humanities Minutes Podcast, Humanities Media Project, The University of Texas at Austin. 2014-16.

HASTAC Scholar. Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. 2013-present.

Partner Teacher. Students Partnering for Undergraduate Rhetoric Success (SPURS). Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Texas at Austin. 2012-2013.

Panel Chair. “Postmodern, Posthuman, Post Identity.” Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. 2008.


University Leadership

Assistant Director. Digital Writing and Research Lab, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Texas at Austin. 2013-15.

President. Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter, The University of Texas at Austin. 2013-14.

Project Leader. Zeugma Podcast, Digital Writing and Research Lab, The University of Texas at Austin. 2012-13.

Assistant Director. Virtual Writing Center, University of Louisville. 2008-09.


University Service

Information Literacy Advisory Group. Middle Tennessee State University. 2017-present.

GTA Observation and Award Committee. Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University. 2016-17.

Writing Work Group. Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University. 2016-17.

First-Year Forum Committee. Department of Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Texas at Austin. 2012-13 & 2014-15.

Project Member. Immersive Environments Group, Digital Writing and Research Lab, The University of Texas at Austin. 2011-12.

Freshman English Assessment Committee. Tennessee State University. 2010-11.


Technological Proficiencies

Web Development: HTML5, CSS, Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress

Audio: GarageBand, Audacity, Adobe Audition

Images: Adobe Photoshop

Video: Adobe Premiere, iMovie

Courseware: Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Canvas, PBWorks,

Presentational: PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote