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 of Rhetoric & Composition. 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

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

“Disfiguring Socratic Irony.” Philosophy & Rhetoric 49.2 (2016): 149-172.

“‘/’ ‘And’ ‘-‘? An Empirical Consideration of the Relationship Between ‘Rhetoric’ and ‘Composition.'” Enculturation 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 17.3 (2013).

“‘I Was Just Doing a Little Joke There’: Irony and the Paradoxes of the Sitcom in The Office.” Journal of Popular Culture 45.4 (2012): 727-748.


Other Publications

With Joshua Gunn. “A Petulant Demand.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 45.4 (2015): 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. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2015. 224-279. Reprinted from Kairos 17.3.

With Brice Nordquist. “In (Virtual) Space No One Can Hear You Scream: Towards Fostering Collaboration in Online Writing Centers.” Kentucky English Bulletin 60.2 (2011): 27-31. Print.

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


Conference Presentations

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

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

“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.


Courses Taught

ENGL 4605: Advanced Composition – Middle Tennessee State University

ENGL 1010: Expository Writing – Middle Tennessee State University

E 314L: Banned Books and Novel Ideas – The University of Texas at Austin

RHE 309K: Rhetoric of Irony – The University of Texas at Austin

RHE 306: Rhetoric and Writing – The University of Texas at Austin

ENGL 2320: World Literature II – Tennessee State University

ENGL 1020: Freshman English II – Tennessee State University

ENGL 1010: Freshman English I – Tennessee State University

ENG 1010: First-Year Writing – Belmont University

ENG 1010: Composition I – Nashville State Community College

ENG 102: Intermediate College Writing – University of Louisville

ENG 101: 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.


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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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


Service Outside the University

Reading Buddy. East Nashville Hope Exchange. Read in small groups with elementary students as part of summer literacy program. Nashville, TN. 2010.

Tutor. Americana Community Center. Tutored immigrant students in various school subjects. Louisville, KY. 2008.

Tutor. Carter-Lawrence Elementary School. Tutored second-grade student in reading and writing. Nashville, TN. 2004.


Technological Proficiencies

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

Audio: GarageBand, Audacity, Audition

Images: Photoshop

Video: Premiere, iMovie

Courseware: PBWorks, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Canvas

Presentational: Prezi, PowerPoint, Keynote