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Education

Ph.D. in English, Concentration in Rhetoric & Composition, University of Texas at El Paso, 2013

M.A. English, Concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2007

B.A. English Literature, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2005

Dissertation:

The service-learning writing classroom: A (safe) haven for articulating difficult stories about whiteness and race Director: Isabel Baca, Ph.D.

Theses:

Creating authentic experiences: Using collaborative writing teams in a service-learning composition classroom (Defended thesis for Curriculum & Instruction, 2009)

Rhizomatic literacies: Restructuring pedagogy and practice within the freshmen composition classroom (MA in English, Rhetoric & Composition, 2007)

Research Areas

First-year writing, technology, writing across the curriculum, business and technical writing

Work History

Aug 2013Present

Instructor, Business Writing 302, English Composition 101 & 102, Multilingual Composition 107

Arizona State University

Responsibilities: Teaching freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors rhetorical, technical and literary strategies and techniques, writing styles, formats and conventions, research strategies using various technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking sites.

Aug 2014Present

Adjunct Instructor, English 101 & 102

GateWay Community College

Responsibilities: Teaching freshmen and sophomores rhetorical and technical strategies and techniques, writing styles, formats and conventions, research strategies using various technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking sites.

Jan 2010Aug 2013

Adjunct Instructor, English Composition 1301, 1302, Literature 2341 & Technical Writing 2311

El Paso Community College, Valle Verde campus

Responsibilities: Teaching freshmen and sophomores rhetorical, technical and literary strategies and techniques, writing styles, formats and conventions, research strategies using various technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking sites.

Aug 2009May 2013

Assistant Instructor, English Composition 1311, 1312, & Workplace Writing 3355

University of Texas at El Paso

Responsibilities: Teaching freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors rhetorical strategies and techniques, writing styles, formats and conventions, research strategies using various technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking sites, as well as service-learning projects with local non-profit organizations.

Aug 2007May 2009

Adjunct Instructor, English Composition 1301 & 1302

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi

Responsibilities: Teaching freshmen students rhetorical strategies and techniques, writing styles, formats and conventions, research strategies using various technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking sites s, as well as service-learning projects with local non-profit organizations.

Nov 2001May 2006

Substitute Teacher

Corpus Christi Independent School District (Alternative High School Center)

Responsibilities: Working with at-risk students from grades 6-12, tutoring students for the state exam in writing, reading, science and math, lesson planning and classroom teaching

Professional Experience

Sept 2015 - May 2016     Instructor & Coordinator in ProMod English 

As a ProMod English instructor at Arizona State University, it is my job to with individuals from other disciplines, designing a cohered syllabus, curriculum, and projects. In my role as coordinator or ProMod English, I am responsible for meeting and working with other ProMod English instructors in designing their curriculum, projects, and learning modules. 

Aug 2013 - May 2015       Coordinator of Online and Hybrid Instruction

As coordinator of online and hybrid instruction at Arizona State University, it was my job to help instructors learn how to transition into online and hybrid environments as well as experiment and learn from their teaching techniques and use of technologies. I developed and led best practice workshops to help instructors transition into online environments. The workshops included learning and exploring how to use web-based programs, as well as designing online and hybrid writing assignments and effective online teaching practices.

Scholarship

“Adventures in ProMod: Learning how to cohere  a shared curriculum” (article in-progress)

Something to write about: Service-learning as transitional rhetoric in composition.” Chapter in Adding to the conversation on service-learning in composition: Taking a closer look (pp. 69-80). Ed. Susan Garza, 2013. Southlake, TX , Fountainhead Press.

Bridging classroom and community: An approach to doing service-learning in the writing classroom.” Chapter in Service-learning and writing: Paving the way for literacy(ies) through community engagement (pp. 1-24). Ed. Isabel Baca, 2012. Netherlands, BRILL Publishers.

Rhizomatics: Following the roots in writing and research heuristics.” Online Publication, 2011. ERIC Database. (ERIC# ED517052).

(Inter)Views: Engaging freshmen in primary research in the composition classroom.” Online Publication, 2010.ERIC Database. (ERIC# ED511846).

Rhizomatic literacies: Restructuring pedagogy and practice within the freshman composition classroom” (Master thesis). Online Publication, 2009. ERIC database. (ERIC# ED510705).


Presentations

Arizona State University's L2 Workshop – Presenter

  • Presented: “A profitable business? Students buying their papers online”
  • Tempe, Arizona, Arizona State University-Tempe Campus, August 31 & September 3, 2015

Arizona State University’s Composition Conference – Keynote Presenter

Arizona State University’s Composition Conference – Presenter with Dr. Adelheid Thieme and Dr. Heather Hoyt

Conference on College Composition and Communication – Presenter with Isabel Baca, Melody Bowdon, Jo Ann Bamdas, Liliana Gonzalez, and Stefanie Johnson

  • Presented “Becoming ‘Literate’ about Communities: Lessons Learned in the Field,” roundtable
  • Presentation “Learning beyond workplace writing and rhetoric: Becoming literate about community”
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, March 16, 2013

First-Year Writing Program Workshop – Presenter

  • Presented “Engaging research”
  • El Paso, Texas, University of Texas of El Paso, April 6, 2012

Race, Ethnicity and Community Engagement in Higher Education Conference – Presenter with Isabel Baca and Arturo Muro

  • Presented “Living literacy through service-learning,” concurrent session
  • Texas Tech, October 17-20, 2010

The Community Internship Course – Presenter

  • Presented “Writing, research, service, & methods”
  • University of Texas at El Paso, May 5, 2010

CEDER Conference: International Literacy Coaching Summit – Presenter

  • Presented “Tiering: Creating the framework for reading and writing intervention” roundtable discussion
  • Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, April 17, 2010

English Graduate Student Conference – Presenter

  • Presented “Rhetoric, identity, and presentation in the first year composition classroom”
  • University of Texas at El Paso, February 19, 2010

Literacy Coaching Summit – Presenter

  • Presented “Crossing over: Transitioning between high school and college writing instruction” roundtable discussion
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, April 4, 2009

Graduate Student Association Research Symposium – Presenter

  • Presented “Rhizomatic literacies: Restructuring pedagogy and practice within the freshmen composition classroom”
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, March 29, 2008

12th Annual Reading Conference—Catch the Wave of Literacy – Presenter

  • Virtual Presentation “Re-conceiving writing assignments through activity theory”
  • Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi & the Education Service Center #2, at 209 North Water Street, Corpus Christi, April 4-5, 2008

27th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience – Presenter with Jen Bray and Kellie Jarvis

  • Presented “Leading first-year students into the deep waters of academic research”
  • San Francisco, California, February 15-19, 2008

CEDER Conference: Education for Changing World – Presenter

  • Presented “Tactics in teaching reading and writing”
  • Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, December 1, 2007

Graduate Student Association Research Symposium – Presenter 

  • Presented “Literacy and pedagogy”
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, April 21, 2007

11th Annual Reading Conference: Once Upon a Time: Literacy for All Ages – Presenter with Olaf Fors

  • Presented “Understanding multiple literacies”
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, March 30 & 31, 2007

Workshops

“Measuring success – Measurement, assessment, and peer review strategies” on April 28 & 29, 2015 at Arizona State University

“Negotiating boundaries – Discussions and conferencing” on April 1 & 2, 2015 at Arizona State University

“Creating a network of ethos – Integrating Web-Based Technologies in Project Designs” on March 4 & 5, 2015 at Arizona State University

“Establishing an online presence - Syllabus and preparation” on February 11 & 12, 2015 at Arizona State University

“Measuring success – Measurement, assessment, and peer review strategies” on November 4 & 5, 2014 at Arizona  State University

Workshop content: Strategies for choosing and using web-based survey programs to collect students’ feedback on the structure of the class and projects, 2) using the collected data as a way to evaluate teaching practices and project designs, and 3) engaging students in hybrid and online environments in a variety of peer review activities, such as anonymous, and using web-based technologies such as PBworks and Google Drive 

“Negotiating boundaries – Discussions and conferencing” on October 28 & 29, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: Strategies for designing and preparing hybrid and online discussion forums, such as choosing technologies, creating prompts and criteria to make the discussion engaging, and layering multiple discussions, 2) using discussion prompts to help the students understand and ask questions about the concepts addressed in t class and projects, and 3) using online conferencing programs, such as AnyMeeting.com and Google Hangouts

“Creating a network of ethos – Integrating Web-Based Technologies in Project Designs” on October 7 & 8, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for creating and maintaining communities in hybrid and online environments, 2) Choosing and using various web-based technologies in project designs, and 3) using web-based technologies, such as wikis, and discussion boards, to engage students in hybrid and online environments    

“Establishing an online presence - Syllabus and preparation” on September 23 & October 1, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for developing syllabi for hybrid and online classes, 2) addressing teacher efficacy in teaching practices, and 3) developing a repertoire of teaching materials, such as instructional videos, using we-based technologies for project designs, and developing class plans

“End of the Semester Follow-Up Workshop” and “Creating and Using Groups in Online and Hybrid Environments” on April 22 & 23, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Wrap-up discussion over topics covered in the workshops, peer-to-peer strategies, designing syllabi and assignments and integrating web-based technologies into the classroom, 2) strategies for using various social media, such as Facebook, and learning management systems, such as Digication, as platform to create groups and 3) using free, online video and audio conferencing programs, such as anymeeting.com

“Creating the Multidimensional Classroom in Online and Hybrid Environments” on March 4, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for creating collaborative projects for online classes, 2) creating groups in an online environment and 3) designing class plans that support collaborative projects

“Peer-to-Peer Activities in Online and Hybrid Environments” on February 12, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for designing and conducting peer review activities in an online or hybrid class, 2) structured and non-structured peer review examples and 3) using web-based technologies to create opportunities for students to collaborate on writing assignments

“Designing Class Plans and Writing Assignments in an Online or Hybrid Environment” on January 21, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for designing and presenting class plans in an online or hybrid environment, 2) using web-based technologies to design and present assignments and activities to students and 3) integrating web-based technologies into writing assignments and class plans

“Syllabus Designs and Presentations for Online and Hybrid Environments” on January 14 & 15, 2014 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for designing a syllabus for an online or hybrid writing course, 2) introducing and using various web-based technologies in the teaching of writing and 3) using PBWorks wiki as a learning management system, storage and collaborative space

“Syllabus Design for Online Environments” on December 3 & 4, 2013 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for designing a syllabus for an online writing course, 2) designing and sequencing writing activities and assignments and 3) integrating various web-based technologies into teaching writing in an online course

“Creating the Multidimensional Classroom in Online and Hybrid Environments” on November 14, 2013 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for using social media, 2) creating online social spaces for students to communicate and 3) developing students’ critical awareness of how they communicate on social websites

“Peer-to-Peer Activities in Online and Hybrid Environments” on October 17, 2013 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for conducting peer review sessions, 2) anonymous peer review strategies and 3) using web-based technologies to create opportunities for students to collaborate on writing assignments

“Designing Class Plans and Writing Assignments in an Online or Hybrid Environment” on October 10, 2013 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies for designing class plans, 2) designing assignments and activities and 3) using web-based technologies to create dynamic and engaging class plans, assignments and activities

“Introduction to Teaching Online, Hybrid and Distance Courses” on September 19, 2013 at Arizona State University

Workshop content: 1) Strategies and ideas for teaching students in hybrid, online and distance learning environments, 2) using PBWorks as a platform for teaching and learning, &  3) introduction and explanation of our ASU Writing Programs PBWorks workspace

Professional Memberships

National Conference of Teachers of English, 2011-13

College Composition and Communication, 2013

Rhetoric Society of America, 2012-14

Modern Language Association, 2012-14

Golden Key International Honour Society, 2007-08

Student Association of Graduate English Scholars (SAGES), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2005-07

Sigma Tau Delta, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2005-07

Volunteer Services

Writer for the Child Crisis Center of El Paso, El Paso, 2011

Tutor in the Writing Center, University of Texas at El Paso, 2009

Teacher and Discussion Leader, University Author’s Day at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, 2007

Teacher and tutor, General Education, Literacy, Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS test)

Preparation at Solomon Coles High School Center, Corpus Christi, TX, 2006-2008

References

Isabel Baca, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of English

The University of Texas at El Paso

500 West University Avenue  El  Paso, TX 79902 Office: Hudspeth Hall 312

Hudspeth Hall 312

915-747-6245

ibaca@utep.edu

Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Director of the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

The University of Texas at El Paso

500 West University Avenue  El  Paso, TX 79902 Office: Liberal Arts 343

Liberal Arts 343

915-747-7017

blbrunk@utep.edu

Peter Goggin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Arizona State University

851 S. Cady Mall Room 542

P.O. Box 870302, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302

Language and Literature 308B

480-965-7748

petergo@asu.edu

Evelyn Posey, Ph.D.

Professor of English

The University of Texas at El Paso

500 West University Avenue El Paso, TX 79902 Office: Hudspeth Hall 314

Hudspeth Hall 314

915-747-8487

eposey@utep.edu