University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
PhD candidate English, Composition and Rhetoric, in progress.
MA English, September 2013.
Dissertation: “WAC in the University: A Study of Institutional Discourse.”
Research interests: Critical discourse analysis, WAC, rhetorical genre studies, writing and new media, and institutional ethnography.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BA English and BA Law, Societies & Justice with Minor in Disability Studies, 2008.
Instructional Technologist, Smith College, 2018 to Present
Educational Technology: collaborate with faculty one-on-one and in groups to implement effective, pedagogically sound course design strategies, and contribute to campus-wide educational technology initiatives to promote faculty development and evidence-based practice.
Specialist, Instructional Technology and Active Learning, University of Massachusetts Amherst Instructional Innovation, 2017 to 2018
Administration: administer lecture capture support and provisioning for approximately 300 courses per academic year, growing utilization by approximately 15% over the previous year; assess instructional technologies (Echo360, iClicker, CATME), prepare reports, and make administrative recommendations; draft and update online help-documentation for faculty and students.
Educational Technology: consult faculty on teaching with technology (designing & sequencing assignments, creating multimedia, utilizing course management systems, planning blended or flipped classrooms);design and deliver faculty workshops on topics including lecture capture, active learning, online collaboration, and grading and feedback.
Educational Technology Consultant, University of Massachusetts Amherst Instructional Innovation, 2011 to 2014
Faculty Support: provide front line technology support to 1,000+ faculty and staff through one-on-one training, workshops, resource creation, and consultation via phone and email; train faculty in teaching technologies including course management systems, social media, screencasting, media editing, and audience responses systems; support faculty in designing both traditional, blended, and fully online classes.
WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Assistant Director for Writing Across the Curriculum, University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Center, 2016 to 2017
WAC/WID: consult with faculty on teaching with writing (designing assignments, giving feedback, sequencing assignments, developing writing-intensive courses); collaboratively plan classroom workshops and co-teach sessions.
Outreach: coordinate writing center outreach activities including class visits, tabling, and departmental outreach; design publicity materials about writing center services and tutor recruitment.
Graduate Student Mentoring: facilitate dissertation writing retreats for doctoral students during winter and summer breaks; organize interdisciplinary graduate writing group; collaborate with the Graduate School and other campus stakeholders to develop and lead workshops.
Assistant Director, University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Center, 2014 to 2016.
Hiring, Training, Mentoring: hire, train, and supervise staff of 40-50 undergraduate and graduate writing tutors; train 16 intern tutors; evaluate tutors during regular observations; coordinate staff meetings and development workshops, including a WID speaker series during Spring 2016.
Administration: create schedule and manage staffing; review student survey data for long-term planning and staff development; represent writing center at faculty events.
Outreach: coordinate interdisciplinary graduate writing group; develop new writing center website; manage presence on social media; design promotional materials for tutor recruitment.
WAC/WID: consult with faculty and TAs on teaching with writing (designing & sequencing assignments, giving feedback); collaborate with the Graduate School to develop and lead workshops.
Coordinator for Junior Year Writing, University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Program/Faculty Senate University Writing Committee, 2014 to 2016.
Administration: coordinate curriculum review of Junior Year Writing Program; prepare materials and minutes for the University Writing Committee; act as liaison to software development team for online review system.
Outreach: collaborate with university support centers (Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, the Teaching Commons) to develop and lead workshops.
WAC/WID: consult with faculty on teaching with writing (designing assignments, giving feedback, sequencing assignments, developing writing-intensive courses); collaborate with the University Writing Committee to develop and lead faculty workshops.
Coordinator for Technology Fellows, University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Program, Spring 2015.
Mentoring: facilitate bi-weekly meetings with graduate teaching associates to support ongoing professional development around integrating technology into the teaching of writing.
PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE WRITING
- “Review: Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference.” The WAC Journal 26.1 (Fall 2016): 155-161. Print.
- Take Your Teaching Online: The Micro-Lecture, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, February 2016.
- Support Your Writing Productivity and Leave Binge Writing Behind, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, February 2016.
- Make a Better Writing Assignment by Design, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, February 2016.
- Build More Collaboration into Your Online Class, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, January 2016
- Give Your Syllabus an Extreme Redesign for the New Year, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, December 2015.
- Making a Writing Group That Works, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, November 2015.
- Build a Professional Website This Summer (Without HTML), GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, June 2015.
- Trying Team-Based Inquiry to Teach Research Skills in the Humanities, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, May 2015.
- Reframe Your Approach to Grading and Feedback, GradHacker – Inside Higher Education, April 2015.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Council of Writing Program Administrators, Knoxville, “Uncovering Program Knowledge Using Institutional Ethnography” (Institute), July 2017.
- Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, “Making [Institutional] Ethnography Our Own: Uncovering ‘How Things Happen’ in Writing Program Contexts” (Workshop), March 2017.
- Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, “Articulating the Values of Writing Across the Curriculum,” April 2016.
- Computers and Writing, Pullman, WA, “Death of the Author 2.0 and Other Reflections on Design and Audience,” June 2014.
- Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, “Rumblr on the Tumblr: Rhetorical Action & Participatory Audiences,” March 2013.
- Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, “Convergence in the Classroom: Exploring New Media in Composition” (Workshop), March 2012.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- New England Writing Center Association, “Institutional Narratives and Writing Center Outreach,” April 2016.
- UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization Interdisciplinary Conference, Amherst, “The American Sitcom Witch as a Discourse of Queer Bodies,” April 2015.
- UMass Amherst English Graduate Organization Interdisciplinary Conference, Amherst, “Institutional Rhetoric and Writing at a State University: ‘Long Live the New Writing Program,’” March 2014.
WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Emerging Tech for Teaching Writing—Smith College, September 2018.
- Annotation Tools for Active Learning—Smith College, August 2018.
- Effective Teaching: Advice from TAs in the Humanities and Fine Arts—University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate Student Orientation, September 2016 & 2017.
- Crafting Writing Assignments in STEM—University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), March 2015.
- Giving Feedback to Student Writers—University of Massachusetts Amherst Junior Year Writing Program, October 2014.
- Planning Your Digital Classroom—Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD), October 2014.
- Course Design: Syllabus Construction, Writing Assignments, and Technology—Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD), April 2014 & November 2013.
- Hacking Your Course Documents: Rethinking Design for Syllabi and Assignment Sheets—University of Massachusetts Writing Program Spring Symposium, January 2013.
- Practicum on Tutoring Writing (200-level Honors Seminar)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spring 2015.
- Tutoring Writing: Theory and Practice (300-level Honors Seminar)
Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fall 2014.
- Going Viral: The Art of Infectious Web Videos (200-level)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spring 2012.
- College Writing (100-level)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010 to 2011 (3 sections), 2011 to 2012 (3 sections), 2012 to 2013 (3 sections), Summer 2016 (2 sections, online).
- Committee on Writing and Public Discourse, Smith College, 2018-Present.
- University Writing Committee – University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Senate, Graduate Representative, 2014-2016.
- Qualitative Research Network, Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 2016.
- Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute (competitive application).
Workshop “Organizing Discourse: Reading and Writing Institutional Histories of Rhetoric” University of Wisconsin – Madison, June 2015.
- Graduate Research Network, Computers and Writing, June 2014.
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Michael Leff Award, Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, Madison, June 2015
- Walker Gibson Prize for Graduate Writing in Composition and Rhetoric, University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of English, 2013
- Technology Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst Writing Program, Fall 2011 to Spring 2012
- Charles Moran Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of English, 2010
- Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
- Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA)
- NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)
- Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)