“the poem of the mind in the act of finding what will suffice”
Assistant Professor of English, English Department,
Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 2016-present
Assistant Professor of English, English Department,
McMurry University, Abilene TX. 2014-2016
Instructor of English, English Department,
McMurry University, Abilene, TX. 2004-2014
Graduate Teaching Instructor, Department of English & Languages,
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. 2002-2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Technical Communication and Rhetoric (2013)
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Dissertation: Composing Technology: A Critical Rhetorical Analysis of Doxa on the Writing Program Administrators LISTSERV
Master of Arts in English and Language (2004)
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX
Thesis: Henry Noble Day: Rhetoric and Invention in Elements of the Art of Rhetoric
“Composing MOOCs: Conversations about Writing in Massive Open Online Courses” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 20.1 (2015). Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/20.1/interviews/amidon-et-al/index.html. With Amidon, T.; Burnside, E.; Hart, A. D., and Strain, M.
“A New Method in User-Centered Design: Collaborative Prototype Design Process (CPDP)” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 42.2 (2012): 123-142. With Burleson, D.; Dunks, K.; Elmore, K.; Lambert, C.S.; Oppegaard, B.; Pohland, E. E.; Saad, D.; Scharer, J.S.; Wery, R.L.; Wesley, M.; and Zobel, G.
Conference & Workshop Presentations
“You Have a New Friend Request: Graduate Students, Facebook, and Self-Sponsored Professionalization.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX. 7 April, 2016.
“Why Risk It? Interdisciplinary Faculty on Multimodal Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL. 19 March, 2015.
“Writing Instructors Really Are a Pretty Selfless Lot: Constructing Students and Technology on the WPA-L.” Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, PA. 27 May, 2012.
“From a Distance: Graduate Education and Scholarly Agency.” Conference of College Teachers of English, Stephenville, TX. 5 March, 2011.
“RSA: Re/Framing Identifications: a Retrospective.” TTU Tech. Comm. & Rhetoric May Workshop, Lubbock, TX, 29 May, 2012.
“It’s Natural: Writing, Technology, and Naturalness.” TTU Tech. Comm. & Rhetoric May Workshop, Lubbock, TX. 27 May, 2010.
“Style, Content, and the Response of Rhetoric.” TTU Tech. Comm. & Rhetoric May Workshop, Lubbock, TX. 21 May, 2009.
Assistant Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Performed design and editorial work on scholarly webtexts, especially HTML5, CSS, JS, and other web formats. Extensive open-access scholarly publication management experience, including wiki and LISTSERV collaboration with distant colleagues on complex multi-document webtexts through five or more editorial stages
4 years, 2011-present
Senior Editor Douglas Eyman; Editor Cheryl E. Ball;
Other Consulting & Editorial Work
Editorial on The New Work of Composing. Eds. Debra Journet, Cheryl Ball, Ryan Trauman. Logan, UT: Computers & Composition Digital Press/Utah State UP, 2012.
Editorial on ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in Public Workplaces. Eds. Katherine V. Wills, Rich Rice. Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2012.
Project manager for digital and new media team for Grinbath LLC, Lubbock TX. Organized tasks and managed teams providing startup marketing research, white papers, technical and sales documentation, video, and social media management. 2010.
Faculty Recorder, 2014-2016
Faculty Council, 2014-2016
Chairperson, Instructional Technology Committee, 2014-2015
Vice-Chairperson, Instructional Technology Committee, 2013-2015
Vice-Chairperson, Education Advisory Committee, 2012-2013
Education Advisory Committee 2010-2013, 2004-2005
Tablet Review Committee, Spring 2013
Faculty Representative to University Board of Trustees Oversight Committee, 2014-2016
University Board of Trustees Technology & Information Services Subcommittee, 2007-2009
Writing/Communication across the Curriculum Task Force, 2006-2008
Foundations of Excellence Roles & Purposes Committee 2014-2015; First-Year Learning Goals Group 2015-2016
Led a series of annual workshops and retreats on writing assessment, revision, assignment design, and feedback, 2006-2007, 2013-2014
Faculty sponsor, Phi Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English International Honor Society; English major academic advisor; First year student academic advisor.
Development of National Day on Writing University Event in 2015 & 2016
Development of University Certificate of Writing, 2013-2014
Revision of writing assessment & outcomes, 2013-2014 & Ongoing
Responsible for organizing, archiving, and reporting results of FYC assessment for English department.
Other service including annual freshman writing placement. CLEP evaluation. Ongoing program review and assessment. Curricular development and proposals. Other department and university-wide strategic planning.
Coordinator and lead collaborator for department-wide course, Spring 2013.
Harlot of the Arts #definerhetoric Contest Champion 2013
Harlot of the Arts #definerhetoric 2nd place 2012
Recent Graduate Courses Taken
Usability Testing and Research
Foundations of Technical Communication
Research Methods in Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Rhetorical Analysis of Text
Writing for Publication
Studies in Composition: New Media Rhetoric
Studies in Composition: Style
Discourse & Technology: The Rhetoric of Personal Agency
Written Discourse & Social Issues: Cyborgs, Prosthetics, and Rhetoric
Recent Courses Taught
ENGL 4399: Digital Rhetoric
ENGL 3385: Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3383: Theories of Composition
ENGL 1310/1320: Composition & Rhetoric; Composition & Research (incl. Honors sections)
Assorted 23XX, 33XX, and 43XX American Literature courses, Studies in Modern American Literature, and Studies in a Major Author
ENGL 4340: Studies in a Major Author: William Faulkner (Department-wide course coordinator)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)