Admin, Outreach & Review

Administrative Work: Director of Undergraduate Studies

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 lasted from 2016-2019 and included, but was not limited to, the following activities:

  • Developed data analysis
  • Worked with The Director of the School and the Assistant to the Director to develop a new scheduling method
  • Re-assessed and expanded Ecampus offerings
  • Helped to create a new professional development course for English majors
  • Coordinated with faculty and advisors in the College of Engineering to pilot 2 course/term engineering-only sections of WR 327
  • Wrote a program review for the Curriculum Council and the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation (APAA)
  • Assisted in the creation of a school-wide Open House for potential new majors
  • Held official meetings with another school about potential school realignment
  • Developed a Google AdWords campaign for the English major
  • Coordinated Psychology major-only sections of WR 222
  • Partnered with the School of History, Philosophy, an Religion on the first-ever Humanities Undergraduate Conference
  • Wrote Action Plan in response to Curriculum Council and the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation (APAA) Report
  • Worked with school Advisor and school Public Information Rep to develop webpage for transfer students and timeline for English majors
  • Developed school-wide syllabus language and graphic
  • Collaborated with school Public Information Rep to create undergraduate extra-curricular calendar and timeline
  • Gave undergraduate program presentations to COS, CEAOS, and COF advisors
  • Created Writing Minor outcomes

Outreach and Extension

  • In 2016-2017, my responsibilities included curriculum oversight for two new courses for OSU’s Professional and Continuing Education program (PACE): Technical Writing and Writing for Business. I worked with the instructional designers of the two courses to develop the syllabuses, ensure consistency, and support the face-to-face and online courses. 
  • In 2018, I worked with course instructors and PACE employees, in consultation with a Fortune 500 American multinational microprocessor corporation, to design two online courses and one on-site course.
  • In 2020 and 2021, I worked with a team of instructional designers, industry experts, and instructors to create an entire technical communication certificate program for PACE. Along with a self-paced introductory course, the sequence includes courses on report writing, single-sourcing, procedural documentation, usability methods, and portfolio creation.

Journal Review

  • Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Reviewer, 2020
  • enculturation journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2019 – 2020 
  • Written Communication journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2018–2019
  • Rhetoric Society Quarterly journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2014 – present
  • Technical Communication Quarterly journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2017
  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2017
  • Surveillance and Society journal: Manuscript Reviewer for special issue, 2015 – 2016
  • Technical Communication journal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2013
  • Harlot of the Arts journal: Manuscript reviewer, 2013 – 2015
  • Present Tensejournal: Manuscript Reviewer, 2011 – present

Book Manuscript Review

  • Palgrave/MacMillan: Manuscript Reviewer, 2020.
  • Routledge book series: Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture: Proposal Reviewer, 2017.
  • Kristian Bjørkdahl and Alex Parrish, Eds. Rhetorical Animals: Boundaries of the Human in the Study of Persuasion. Rowman & Littlefield (2017).
  • Paulo Mourão. The Economics of Motorsports: The Case of Formula One. Palgrave Macmillan (2017).

Conference Review

  • Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (SIGDOC): Student Research Competition Reviewer, 2020
  • Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (SIGDOC): Submissions Reviewer, Proceedings Reviewer, 2018; 2020
  • Computers & Writing Conference (C&W): Submissions Reviewer, 2011 – 2012; 2019 – 2020
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC): First-Round Submissions Reviewer, 2014 – 2019
  • Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC): Submissions Reviewer, 2015 – 2019
  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference (ATTW): Submissions Reviewer, 2012 – 2018
  • MA Symposium, School of Writing, Literature, and Film: Submissions Reviewer, Fall 2017
  • Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference (IARSLCE): Submissions Reviewer, 2012

Textbook Research and Review

  • Bedford/St. Martin’s Writer/Worker Reviewer, 2019
  • 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


  • Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship, Judge, 2020
  • ACM SIGDOC Student Poster Competition, Judge, 2019
  • OSU Honors College Thesis Fair poster competition, Judge, 2019
  • CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication, Judge, 2019 
  • 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
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