Ramesh Pokharel

Ramesh Pokharel

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

PhD (ABD)

The University of Texas

PhD expected May, 2013

Dissertation Title: Mapping Rhetorical Situation: 1968-2012

Committee: Dr. Carol Clark, Director, Dr. John Scenters-Zapico, and Dr. Stacey Sowards

Significant Coursework:

 Composition Studies                                        Composition Theory and Pedagogy

 Rhetoric and Technology                                  Second Language Teaching

 Second Language Acquisition                         History of Rhetoric I (Classical)

 Advanced Critical Theory                                   History of Rhetoric II (Modern)

 Grant Writing                                                        Community Literacy Internship

        Postmodern/Glocalization Issues in Rhetoric and Writing

2005 - 2007

MPhil

Pokhara University

Significant Coursework:

English Literature                                           Literary Theory

Mass Communication                                     Race and Identity Studies

Trauma Studies                                             Genocide Studies

1992 - 1994

MA

Tribhuvan University

Significant Coursework:

English Literature                                           Linguistics and Literature

Literary Theory                                               Linguistics

History of English Literature and Criticism

1989 - 1992

BA

Tribhuvan University

Significant Coursework

  • English Literature
  • History of British and American Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Economics

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Assistant Instructor

The University of Texas

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tutor at University Writing Center
  • Teach first year composition courses (f2f and hybrid)
  • Teach Workplace Writing (f2f and online)
  • Teach Technical Writing (f2f and online)
  • Participate in workshop and seminars
1995 - 2009

Lecturer of English

Tribhuvan University

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taught English Language, Literature and Composition to undergraduate students in English
  • Taught Advanced Writing, Writing for Academic Purposes, Literary Theory, English Literature, History of British and American Literature, Intellectual History, Linguistics and Literature, British and American Fiction to the graduate students, and English Language and Literature to the undergraduate students in English
  • Administered and evaluated tests as part of the continuous assessment system
  • Organized and participated in seminars, workshops and training of the university professors.
  • Assigned and evaluated the test papers; supervised dissertations
  • Participated in decisions regarding syllabi, teaching approaches, challenges and achievements 
1987 - 1990

Associate Teacher of English

Manakamana Primary School

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taught courses of English, grades 1 to 5
  • Organized extra-curricular activities

Custom

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  Reviewer, TESOL Journal                                                                                      March 2012-now

  Reviewer, Journal of International Students                                                      January 2012-now

      Arkansas State University, USA

  Teacher Trainer, Higher Secondary Education Board                                     January 2008 - August 2009

       Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal

  • Trained English Teachers of Higher Secondary School for teaching compulsory English in grades 11 and 12

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND SEMINAR

  • Blackboard 9.1 Workshops, University of Texas at El Paso, from June 19, 2012 to June 22, 2012.
  •  Digital Academy (Online Teaching) Training, University of Texas at El Paso, from March 7, 2012 to April 9, 2012.
  • Teaching First Year Composition, University of Texas at El Paso, from Aug. 10, 2009 to Aug. 23, 2009.
  • A Workshop/Seminar on Course Design of Communication Studies and Practices, Pokhara University, Nepal, from April 15, 2009 to April 30, 2009.
  • Orientation Program of the M. A. English Second Year Syllabus, Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, from July 2, 2002 to July 12, 2002.
  • Training on Population Education for English Language Teacher, Directorate of Curriculum and Training, Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal, from Feb 7, 2001 to Feb 12, 2001.
  • Orientation Program of the M.A. English First Year Syllabus, Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, from March 3, 2000 to March 12, 2000.
  • English Teaching Seminar-Workshop, Curriculum Development Center, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, from March 15, 1998 to March 20, 1998.
  • Three Year B. A. Optional English Teaching Workshop, English Subject Committee, Tribhuvan University, from March 16, 1997 to March 19, 1997.
  •  Workshop on Research Methodology, Office of the Monitoring Committee, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, from Oct. 2, 1994 to Oct. 4, 1994.

PUBLICATIONS

Book

  • Postmodern Rhetoric of Knowledge in Umberto Eco’s Narrative. Molung Publication, Nepal (Forthcoming)

Articles

  • “Politics and Problematics of the Definition and Categorization of Ethnicity in Nepal.” Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 4(1), 2012 (pp. 1-14).
  •  “Reflection on My EFL Experiences.”  TESOL Journal 2.1, March 2011 (pp. 13-15).
  •  “(Re)writing (rhetorical) history: The process and problems of feminist historiography.” Molung Research Journal, vol. 2 (1), 2011.
  • “Responding to Student Writing.” GCM SPARK, vol. 5 (1), 2010.
  • “Tracing Writing as a Process.” Molung Research Journal, vol. 1 (2), 2010.
  • “Literature: Diverse Experiments in Style.” GCM SPARK, vol. 4 (1). 2009.
  • “Knowledge As Secrecy in Medieval Age.” GCM SPARK, vol. 3 (1), 2008.
  • “What is Knowledge?” GCM SPARK, vol. 2 (1), 2007.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Rhetoric of Woman Body and Women Rights in Nepal.” International conference on Nepal’s Development and Nepalese Scholarship, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, 2010

Research

  • An Overview for Teaching Link English and Meanings into Words, A Research Paper Submitted to Higher Secondary Education Board, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal, 2008
  • An Overview for Teaching The Magic of Words and The Heritage of Words, A Research Paper submitted to Higher Secondary Education Board, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal, 2008
  • Grammatology of Knowledge in Umberto Eco’s Narratives, A dissertation submitted to the Department of English, IACER, Pokhara University, 2007

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Rhetorical Construction of Indigenity and its Problem in Nepal.” Fourth International conference: Global Expertise & Commitment for a Prosperous Nepal, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, March 17, 2012
  • “Creating Students’ Agencies within the ‘Digital Divide’ in first year composition class.” CCCC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 6-9, 2011
  • “Race and Ethnicity: An Exploration of the Construction of Ethnicity in Nepal.” International conference on Nepalese Diaspora: Hostland Challenges and Homeland Interest, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, March 19, 201
  • "Rhetoric of Woman Body and Women Rights in Nepal.” International conference on Nepal’s Development and Nepalese Scholarship, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, March 20, 2010
  • “Agency within the Digital Divide in Rhetoric and Writing Studies.” SWA/PCA/ACA conference at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, February 10, 2010
  • “Exploring the Tension between Nepali Women’s Lived Experience and Body Site of Cultural Inscription.” Graduate Student Conference, University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA, 2010

AWARDS

  • UTEP Graduate Scholarship Award, University of Texas El Paso, May 16, 2011
  • Miner Hero Award on Philanthropy, University of Texas El Paso, April, 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate International Student Award, University of Texas El Paso, May 2011

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY (Social Work)

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center (www.las-americas.org), 1500 E. Yandell Dr.     El Paso, TX 79902

  • Translator in Volunteer Service (2009 - present)
  • Grant Writer in Volunteer Service (February 2011- present).

International Representative Program, Office of International Program, The University of Texas at El Paso (September 2010-present

  • International Representative of University of Texas at El Paso for Nepal
  1.   Participate in Community Outreach Program  
  2. Organize Community Events
  3. Present about Nepal
  4. Work as a cultural liaison

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Rhetoric Society of America (2009 - present)

·        Member

    Literary Association of Nepal (2005 - present)

·        Life-Long  Member

    Tribhuvan University Teacher Association (1996 - 2009)

·        Member

REFERENCES

Dr. Carol Clark Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Department of English

    University of Texas El Paso

        cclark@utep.edu 

Dr. Beth Brunk-Chavez, Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Department of English

    University of Texas El Paso

        blbrunk@utep.edu

Dr. John Scenters-Zapico,Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Department of English                  University of Texas El Paso

         jscenters@utep.edu