Admin & Service

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Giving the Winifred Bryan Horner Memorial Lecture in 2017

Administrative Work

In the spring of 2016, The Director of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film asked me to take on a new role of the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the school. Because this position did not exist previously, I was tasked with defining the scope of the position and generating a ranger of administrative and curricular projects. This work has included:

1) Researching the English major, 2) Working with The Director of the School and the Assistant to the Director to develop a new scheduling method, 3) Re-assessing and expanding Ecampus offerings, 4) Helping to create a new professional development course for English Majors, 5) Performing APAA assessment, 6) Chairing a Technical Writing course taskforce, 7) Promoting the major, 8) Creating and managing events.

Recent Review Work

Journal Review

  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2017
  • Rhetoric Society Quarterly journal (official journal of the Rhetoric Society of America): Manuscript Reviewer, 2014 – present
  • Surveillance and Society journal: Manuscript Reviewer for special issue, 2015 – 2016
  • Technical Communication journal (official journal of the Society for Technical Communication): Manuscript Reviewer, 2013
  • Harlot of the Arts journal: Manuscript reviewer, 2013 – present
  • Present Tense journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2011 – present

Conference Review

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC): Submissions Reviewer, 2014 – 2017
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference (ATTW): Submissions Reviewer, 2012 – 2016
  • Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC): Submissions Reviewer, 2015

Textbook research and Review

  • Cengage / 4LTR Press Visuals Reviewer, 2015
  • Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, 2nd ed. (textbook by Mike Markel): Infographic Reviewer, 2014
  • Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, 1st ed. (textbook by Mike Markel): Reviewer, 2014
  • Cengage BCOM 7th ed. Visuals Reviewer, 2014
  • MyTechCommLab by Pearson: Reviewer, 2013
  • Technical Communication, Brief Edition (textbook by Mike Markel): Reviewer, 2012
  • Technical Communication Strategies for Today, (textbook by Richard Johnson-Sheehan): Researcher, 2009 – 2010

Judging

  • The Janice Lauer M. Award for Dissertation Excellence in rhetoric and composition, Judge, 2017
  • The Lisa Ede Award for Excellence in Composition Pedagogy, Committee Member, 2014 – present
  • CLA Scholarship and Creativity Fair: 60-Second Lectures Judge, May 29, 2014
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Northwest Student Conference: Technical Paper Judge, 2013

Recent Committee Work

  • Curriculum Taskforce, School of Writing, Literature, and Film, Committee Chair: 2017 – present
  • “Workload Taskforce,” CLA-wide Committee, Committee Chair: 2017
  • Computing Resources Committee, University Faculty Senate Committee: 2014 – present
  • Cosine Advisory Group, Oregon State University, 2014 – present
  • School of Writing, Literature, and Film Executive Committee, 2015 – present
  • Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Program Liaison – Fall, 2015
  • Oregon State University Faculty Senate, 2014 – 2015
  • Technology Committee, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: member, 2012 – 2013; convener, 2013 – present
  • Technical Writing Instructors Committee, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: 2012 – 2016
  • Rhetoric and Writing Group, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: 2012 – present
  • Composition Committee, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: member, 2013 – 2014

Recent Pedagogy Presentations

  • “Teaching with Technology in Technical Writing.” With Robbie Connor. Oregon State University. May 12, 2017.
  • “Instruction Manuals and Plagiarism.” Oregon State University. April 18, 2017.
  • “Engineering our Way Out.” Oregon State University. Dawn of the Anthropocene, Honors College Colloquium, November 12, 2015; November 11, 2016.
  • “ChromeBook Workshops.” Oregon State University. May 9 & 31, 2016.
  • “2017 CCCC Proposal Workshop.” Oregon State University. May 4, 2016.
  • “Low-Stakes Writing for Critical Thinking: Strategies from Across the Curriculum.” Oregon State University WIC Lunch, October 9, 2015
  • Video recording for Academic Misconduct Tutorial, for Open Oregon State, Ecampus and Instructional Design. July 10, 2015
  • “Mobility Beyond the Automobile: Understanding Transportation as Persuasion.” Oregon State University Center for the Humanities Lecture. April 13, 2015

Search Committee Work

  • Search Committee for Assistant Director of Writing, Oregon State University, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: 2016
  • Chair of Search Committee for Literacy Studies/ELL position, Oregon State University, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: 2015 – 2016
  • Search Committee for Literacy Studies/ELL position, Oregon State University, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: 2014 – 2015
  • Search Advocate for Information Technology Consultant position, Oregon State University, division of Outreach and Engagement: 2014 – present
  • Search Advocate for Music-Performance-Technology faculty position, Oregon State University, School of Arts and Communication: 2014-2015
  • Interview Committee for Director of Writing position, Oregon State University, School of Writing, Literature and Film: 2012 – 2013

Oregon State University Thesis Committees (MA)

  • Wesley Snyder, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Public Proof: Science Communication, Weak Theory, and the Nonrational. Defended: June 29, 2016.
  • Nick Brown, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Co-Chair, Extending and Visualizing Authorship in Comics Studies. Defended: April 31, 2015.
  • Elizabeth Wimberly, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, More than a Term: A Consideration of Support for Generation 1.5 Students at Colleges and Universities. Defended: June 12, 2014.
  • Gail Cole, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Principles and Practices in Online Writing Instruction. Defended: May 12, 2014.
  • Chad Iwertz, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Classified Bodies: Disability, Identity, and the Technological Classroom. Defended: May 1, 2014.
  • Shanna Kileen, MA Literature and Culture, Bleeding Assemblages: Translating Borders in the Bilingual Poetry Of Irma Pineda Santiago. Defended May 30, 2017.
  • Natalie Saleh, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Chatting, Cooking, Curating: English Language Learners as Sponsors of Literacy in a Multicultural Literacy Center. Defended May 15, 2017.
  • Chris Gasser, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Composing for Social Change: Ideological Clashes and Ideographs in the Composition Classroom. Defended: June 6, 2016.
  • Jacob Day, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, An Exploration of Scholarship on Peer Review in Composition Studies: Looking to the Future with Replicable, Aggregated, and Data-Supported Research Methodologies. Defended: July 6, 2015.
  • Tana Garcia, MAIS, Connecting with Students through Multicultural and Culturally Relevant Texts. Defended: June 9, 2015.
  • Jessica Martin, MAIS, Facebook in the Work Environment: A Look at how Facebook has an Impact on the Developing Relationships in the Workplace. Defended: May 24, 2015.
  • André Habet, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Reclaiming Voice: Enacting Social Discourse Communities in Belizean First-Year College Composition. Defended: May 1, 2015.
  • Joy Henry, MFA, Bells. Defended: April 27, 2015.
  • Aaron Schwartz, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Omen of Mere Event: Vignettes in a Post-Wilderness Landscape. Defended: April 14, 2015.
  • Sarah Mosser, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Modalities of Responding to Student Writing: How the Medium Shapes the Message. Defended: June 10, 2014.
  • Allen Sprague, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Relationship-Based Service Learning in a Business Writing Context. Defended: June 7, 2013.
  • Claire Roth, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Co-Chair – ongoing –
  • Jill Sisson, MA Environmental Arts and Humanities, Chair – ongoing –
  • Colleen Boardman, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Co-Chair – ongoing –
  • Chesapeake Alberti, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, Chair – ongoing –
  • Addison Koneval, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture – ongoing –
  • Don Frier, MA Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture – ongoing

Honors Thesis Committees (Undergraduate)

  • William Hemstrom, The Relationship between Science and Narrative in Anime, Defended: August 22, 2013. Committee Member.

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