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Dec 2008Present

Master of Arts

Master's Essay: "'So You Say You Want a Revolution' or, Re-Opening Corbett's Fist"

First reader: Richard Marback

Second reader: Jeff Pruchnic

Sep 2006Present

Doctor of Philosophy (Anticipated completion May 2013)

My research interests encompass a variety of fields within and beyond rhetoric and composition, including critical theory, digital theory, new media, histories of rhetoric and composition, rhetorics of popular culture, cultural studies, protest rhetoric, writing pedagogy, and digital culture.

May 2004

Bachelor of Arts

  • Winner, Wayne State University Presidential Scholarship, 2002-2004
  • Winner, Department of English Distinguished Graduating Senior Award, May 2004
  • Winner, Department of German and Slavic Studies Book Award for Excellence in Achievement, November 2003
  • Dean's List 2002-2004

Work experience

Aug 2006Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Adjunct Faculty

Technical Writing II: Presentations, one section of ENG 3060

Technical Writing I: Reports, three sections of ENG 3050

Research: Process and Product, one section of ENG 3010

The FreeSearch Process, three sections of ENG 3010

Sustainable Writing, one section of ENG 3010

Composing Knowledge(s), three sections of ENG 3010

Research and Writing Across the Disciplines, three sections of ENG 3010

Dictionaries, Definitions, and Discourses, two sections of ENG 1020

The Rhetorical Toolbox, two sections of ENG 1020

Writing Through Experience, Experience Through Writing, one section of ENG 1010

Center for Chicano & Boricua Studies Summer Enrichment Program Writing Workshop, Summer 2007

Thinking and Writing Hypertextually, two sections of ENG 1020

Oct 2012Present

Online Faculty

Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University

Fundamentals of College Writing, three sections of ENG 140

Departmental and University Service

Departmental Service:

  • Appointments Committee, 2008-9
  • Composition Committee, 2007-8
  • Undergraduate Commitee, 2006-7

Extracurricular Service:

  • Secretary, Student Association of Graduates in English, 2007-9
  • Tutor, University Writing Center, 2006-7
  • Rhetoric Reading Group, Wayne State University, Founding Member, 2008-present

Professional Associations

  • National Council of Teachers of English, 2007-present
  • Rhetoric Society of America, 2008-present

Honors and Awards

  • School of Criticism and Theory Sponsored Fellowship, Summer 2009
  • Thomas R. Jasina Endowed Scholarship, Spring 2009
  • Graduate Travel Funding Award, Winter 2009
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2006-present



"Interfaces and Infrastructures: Examining New Media Objects in the English Studies Classroom." Pedagogy12.3. Co-authored with James J. Brown, Jr., Andy Engel, Whitney Hardin, Donora Hillard, Jason Kahler, Derek Risse, and Conor Shaw-Draves.

Book Chapters

“Coursework: Tactics and Strategies.” What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Under contract with Fountainhead Press. Forthcoming.

Relevant Coursework

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Writing Machines
  • Untimely Mediations (Directed study with J. Pruchnic)
  • Teaching of Writing
  • Bodies of Persuasion
  • Introduction to Film and Media Studies
  • Affect and Aesthetics
  • Media Reception Studies
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Teaching Practicum


“‘Remain Subtracted:’ Occupy Wall Street and the Rhetoric of Post-Public Citizenship.”Conference in Citizenship Studies. Detroit, MI, scheduled for March 2013. Presentedas part of panel “Citizenship Here and Now: The Role of Rhetoric in UnderstandingCitizenship.”

“The Post-Public Work of Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, scheduled for March 2013. Presented as part of panel “Going Public: Composing New Boundaries of Public and Private Discourses.”

“Consuming Rhetoric: Buying In To Post-Public Agency.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY, scheduled for October 2012.

“Common Sense: Schmitt and Arendt on What We Know.”Conference in Citizenship Studies.Detroit, MI, April 2011.Presented as part of panel “Persuasive Bodies: Rhetoric of/and Citizenship.”

“Doxastic Democracy: Toward a Rhetorical Commonwealth.”Federation Rhetoric Symposium.Commerce, TX, March 2011.

"A Matter of Life and Death Panels: Carl Schmitt’s Anti-Rhetorical Politics."Rhetoric Society of America.  Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.Presented as part of panel "Scandalous!!! Reclaiming Controversy for Rhetorical Scholarship."

“Performativity and Politics: ‘Coming Out’ as a Rhetorical Stance.”Rhetoric Society of America.  Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.Presented in workshop at the Graduate Research Network.

"Invention: The Crowded House of Writing as a Social Process." Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Louisville, KY, March 2010.Presented as part of panel "Don't Call It a Comeback: Remixing the Canons of Rhetoric."

Invited proposal reviewer.Feminisms and Rhetorics.East Lansing, MI, October 2009.

“1969: CCC and Social Change in the Sixties.”Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 2009.Presented as part of the panel “Choragraphies of Composition: Revisiting Five Key Moments in the 60 Year History of CCCC.”

“‘Contrived Image and Staged Virtue’: Celebrity, Discursive Presence, and the Mediation of Ethos.”Rhetoric Society of America.Seattle, WA, May 2008.Chaired panel “E!thos, e-Thos, and (eco)thos: New (Media) Varieties of Ethical Argument.”

“The Future of Computers and Writing.” Roundtable participant. Computers and Writing. Detroit, Michigan, May 2007.


Jeff Rice

Richard Marback

Jeff Pruchnic