Rhetoric and Composition PhD
Rhetoric and Writing Teacher
Digital Rhetoric Scholar
Spring 2017–Summer 2018
In the spring of 2017, I spearheaded the launch of the Digital Writing Studio, a tutoring and work space for students and faculty where they (1) have access to and can learn how to use digital technologies and (2) can receive assistance creating effective digital projects.
As Director of (and tutor within) the Studio, I
scheduled, staffed, trained, observed, and evaluated tutors;
promoted the Studio and its services; and
developed online resources.
Under the auspices of the Digital Writing Studio, I hosted the inaugural Digital Writing Symposium on April 13th, 2017. The Symposium functioned as a showcase of digital texts created by students in English Department classes. The Symposium included an in-Studio event and an online archive.
On April 19th and 20th, 2018, I hosted the second annual Digital Writing Symposium, which once again included an in-Studio event and an online archive.
Director of the Digital Writing Studio at Ball State University
Assistant Director of Online Tutoring at Ball State University
Spring 2016–Summer 2018
As the Assistant Director of Online Tutoring for the Writing Center at Ball State University, I
trained, mentored, observed, and evaluated online tutors;
collaborated with, promoted, and offered services for the Distance Education Program, such as webinars;
oversaw the Writing Center’s social media accounts, which include
created online videos promoting and explaining the logistics of the Writing Center.
Fall 2009–Summer 2011
Director of the Williams Digital Studio at Florida State University
Assistant Director of the Johnston Digital Studio
Fall 2011–Spring 2012
The Digital Studio is a learning facility at Florida State University where both students and faculty can work on and receive tutoring assistance in composing digital and multimedia projects. Tutors who staff the Digital Studio can help brainstorm project ideas, provide feedback on the content and design of a digital project, facilitate collaboration for group projects and presentations, and/or explain the interface and affordances of a given program. The Digital Studio can help one at any stage of the composing process, whether the needs are rhetorical, programmatic, or both.
The English Department Digital Studio opened in the fall of 2008, and I directed it from 2009 to 2011. The second Digital Studio was launched in the fall of 2011, and I was charged with opening and developing it during its inaugural year.
As the Director and Assistant Director of the Digital Studios, I performed the following:
trained returning and new tutors in the practices common to the Digital Studio;
scheduled the hours of operation and the individual hours of the tutors on staff;
initiated a monthly workshop series on particular technological programs;
created and maintained the Digital Studio website;
developed online resources, including handouts for particular technological programs;
collected data about the Digital Studio, including the number of overall and unique visits, the diversity of students visiting the Digital Studio, and the types of tutoring sessions occurring within the Digital Studio;
advertised across campus the goals and services offered via the Digital Studio; and
collaborated with the director of the Writing Center to organize and conduct bi-weekly professional development staff meetings for tutors in both the Writing Center and Digital Studio.
In the Spring of 2010, I launched the Traveling Tutor program, through which tutors visit classrooms to give programmatic tutorials and/or presentations keyed to digital composing strategies, to offer advice and answer questions during workshops, and/or to provide feedback on student drafts.
In the Spring of 2011, I coordinated the fourth annual Digital Symposium. The Digital Symposium is a yearly signature showcase event that celebrates digital texts created by both students and faculty at Florida State University. In organizing the symposium, I was responsible for gathering texts from undergraduates, graduates, and faculty; creating a website to house such texts; advertising the symposium across campus; supervising the symposium; and supplying food and refreshments for attendees. Feel free to look through the Digital Symposium website for 2011. The artifacts for that year's Symposium are divided amongst five genres: newsletters, essays, remediations, re-designs, and portfolios.