Trixie G. Smith–Curriculum Vitae

MSU, The Writing Center

434 Farm Lane, 300 Bessey Hall

East Lansing, MI 48824

Work (517) 432-3610

smit1254@msu.edu

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. English—Composition/Rhetoric, University of South Carolina, Aug. 2002

  • Dissertation: “Identifying Space for Diversity: A Phenomenological Investigation of Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions of the Composition Classroom”  Committee: Nancy Thompson (Chair), Christy Friend, Ed Madden, Lynn Weber
  • Minor: Gender Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of South Carolina, May 2002

M.A. English—Renaissance Drama, University of South Carolina, Dec. 1999

  • Thesis: “The Folktale Origins of King Lear” Director: George Geckle

M.L.I.S.—Master of Library and Information Sci, University of South Carolina, Dec. 1999

B.A. English and Elementary Education, Mobile College, May 1988

  • Minor: Music summa cum laude

WRITING CENTER and ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Director, The Writing Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2007-present

Duties include teaching and overseeing the work of 90+ undergraduate and graduate           writing consultants and operating eight satellites. Duties also include conducting faculty           workshops and consultations, mentoring consultants, and working with the college and         the university to develop and implement the vision of the center, which includes program planning at various levels, grant writing and implementation, and outreach to the university as whole, to the greater Lansing area, to area schools, and to the international writing center community through programs, research/scholarship, and service. Specific programs/services include one-on-one consulting; writing groups (faculty, graduate, and creative writing); in-class and community workshops; university/community programming such as Open Mic Nights, writing marathons, PhotoVoice projects, game nights, and lectures; partnerships with residential life, the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department, the Student Athletic Support Services Program, the Library, and others as opportunities arise.

Director, Red Cedar Writing Project, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2015-present

Duties include working with the RCWP Leadership Team, as well as the director of our sister/satellite site, The Top of the Mitt Writing Project, to provide professional development opportunities for our Teacher Consultants, as well as teachers in the area. This programming includes summer institutes, advanced summer institutes, reading and writing groups, Spartan Writing Camps (grades 1-8), Greenrock Writing Camp (grades 9-12), in-school PD as requested, research projects, annual fall and spring NWP meetings, and lobbying campaigns related to policy advocacy and/or change. Duties include grant writing, fundraising, budget oversight, mentoring, planning and implementation of programs, developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships, annual reporting to NWP, representing RCWP on campus and in our schools, project PR, and meeting other needs as they arise.

Advisor, MA in Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy, Rhetoric & Writing Graduate Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2013-present.

Duties include advising all incoming students in the program; curriculum development and oversight; partnership building across units on campus; answering questions from interested students and recruits; representing the program/students on the Graduate Advisory Council; representing the council to the WRAC faculty and/or college advisory and curriculum committees as needed.

Coordinator, Graduate English Teaching Assistants, Middle Tennessee State University,      Murfreesboro, TN 2006-2007.

Duties included teaching and overseeing PhD- and MA-level Teaching Assistants in FYC;    mentoring TA peer mentors/administrative assistants; mediating between TAs and           department; teaching composition theory, research, and pedagogy; TA scheduling; TA       problem solving, and serving as consultant to the interim writing center director,         especially in areas of WAC/WID. The position as de-facto WPA also made me a    consultant for various writing initiatives and needs across campus and chair of the    Writing Programs Committee.

Director, University Writing Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 2004-2006.

Duties included teaching and overseeing Writing Assistants, Administrative Assistants and 20+ student workers and academic scholar workers. Programs included one-to-one writing sessions and long-term tutoring; creative writing and research writing groups; the online writing center and UWC Web site; faculty workshops and class visits, including working with science faculty on a SENCER team, consulting with faculty about writing in their various disciplines, and overseeing a developing writing fellows program; a writing studio program in conjunction with developmental studies; collaborations with our McNair Scholars program, student support services, and the Walker Library; and various open houses, contests, and open mic nights, as well as fundraisers and outreach projects.

Founding Director, Middle Tennessee Writing Project, Middle Tennessee State University,    Murfreesboro,TN 2004-2007.

This position allowed me to work with the Co-Director from the Elementary and Special Education Department to receive NWP grant funds and run our site. Duties included fundraising and preparing budgets; overseeing and working with our Leadership team, including Co-Directors, the Technology Liaison, and Teaching Consultants; teaching the summer institute and helping with in-service; overseeing the continuity committee and continuity activities for our TCs and area teachers including our Saturday Morning Live! program; developing partnership programs such as long term in-service, study groups, and youth writing camps with area schools and school districts; representing MTWP at national meetings and to the teaching community in our area; and working on project PR.

Associate Director of Writing, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 2003-   2005.

Duties included overseeing the University Writing Center; advising all writing minors             (approximately 50 students a semester); overseeing all students, faculty, and businesses    involved with Individualized Writing Projects (English 3990) and Writing Internships (English 4000); serving on the Writing Programs Committee; and helping with TAs as            needed.

Assistant Director, Center for Business Communication, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2000-2002.                        

Duties included training and managing graduate assistants who served as communication consultants; managing center office; maintaining client and center records; designing and conducting training workshops for business school and community; mentoring International Teaching Assistants; serving as a conversation partner, reading teacher, and pronunciation tutor with ESL students; consulting with clients in written, verbal, and visual communication; and teaching a variety of in-class and community workshops including “Collaborative Writing,” “The Writing Process,” “Research and Documentation,” “Teamwork and Small Group Communication,” “Intercultural Communication,” “Talking Your Way to the Top,” and “Oral Presentations”.

Assistant Director, Writing Center at the University of South Carolina, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Summer 2000.             

Duties included conducting daily tutoring sessions with students and faculty, overseeing work-study students and the daily business of the office, reporting weekly to out-of-town director; designing and overseeing a poster session advertising the Writing Center to resident counselors and advisors; training tutors in the athletic academic center.

Writing Assistant, Writing Center at the University of South Carolina, Department of English, University of South Carolina, 1999-2000.

Duties included weekly tutoring sessions with students and faculty from all levels and            fields including undergraduates in composition, literature, and history, and graduates in          social work, music, education, math, and journalism; maintaining several standing   appointments with ESL students; monitoring the Grammar Hotline.

Writing Assistant, Writing Center/Computer Lab, Central Carolina Technical College, 1996.

Duties included daily tutoring and guidance for walk-in clients.

Peer Tutor, Writing Center, Mobile College, 1985-1988.

Duties included daily tutoring and guidance for walk-in clients.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Hallman, Rebecca, Ezekiel Choffel, with Trixie G. Smith. “(Re)Focusing Qualitative Methods for Writing Center Research.” The Peer Review. Issue 0. http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/issue-0/

Smith, Trixie G. ““Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends”: Short Term Writing Center and Community Collaborations.” WAC Partnerships Among Secondary and Post Secondary Institutions: An Introduction to WAC and Partnerships That Cross Academic Levels and Disciplines. Eds. Pamela Childers and Jacob Blumner. Perspectives on Writing Series. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2016.

Smith, Trixie G. “My Butch Wears a Hot Pink Bra: When Reality Interrupts Theory.” The Writing Instructor. 2015-03.

Smith, Allison D., and Trixie G. Smith. The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically About Pop   Culture, 2nd ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2015.

Smith, Trixie G, Allison D. Smith, with Holly T. Hamby. Building Bridges through Writing. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2014.

Smith, Trixie G., Janice C. Molloy, Eva Kassens-Noor, Wen Li, and Manuel Colunga-Garcia. “Developing a Heuristic for Multidisciplinary Faculty Writing Groups: A Case Study.” Working with Faculty Writers. Eds. Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice. Utah State UP,   2013.

Smith, Trixie G., and Darowski, Joseph J., eds. Movies, Music, and More: Advancing Popular Culture in the Classroom . Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2011.

Koenig, Deanna, and Trixie G. Smith. “Incorporating the MBTI into Tutor Training Increases Client Satisfaction with The Writing Center.” ReCUR 1.2 (Dec 2010): 14-20.

Smith, Allison D., Trixie G. Smith, and Stacia Watkins. The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically About Pop Culture. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009.

Bobbitt, Rebecca, Allison D. Smith, and Trixie G. Smith. Teaching in the Pop Culture Zone: Using Popular Culture in the Writing Classroom. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009.

Rollins, Brooke, Trixie G. Smith, and Evelyn Westbrook. “Collusion and Collaboration: Concealing Authority in the Writing Center.” (E)Merging Identities: Working with Graduate Students in the Writing Center. Ed. Melissa Nicholas. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2008.119-39.

Smith, Trixie G. “Back to the Center: Becoming the ‘University’ Writing Center at MTSU.” Southern  Discourse 10.3 (Summer 2007). 8-9.

Smith, Allison D., Trixie G. Smith, and Karen Wright, editors.  COMPbiblio: Leaders and         Influences in Composition Theory and Practice. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press,             2007.

Smith, Trixie G. “Southeastern Writing Center Association 2007 Conference “Static and           (dis)Harmony: Tuning into Writing Centers in the Music City.” Southern Discourse 9.3           (Summer 2006)12.

Smith, Trixie G., and Alan Coulter. “A Conversation about Writing Centers: TWCC Connects   Tennessee Centers.” Southern Discourse 9.1 (Fall 2005): 1.

Hale, Gwendolyn, and Trixie G. Smith. “Finding Our Center in Charleston: Reflections from the 2005 SWCA Conference.” Southern Discourse 8.3 (Summer 2005): 12-13.

Smith, Allison D., and Trixie G. Smith, eds. Surviving Freshman Composition. 3rd ed. Boston:Pearson Custom Publishing, 2006. (Co-writer for chapters: “Editing,” “Doing Research,” and “Using MLA”) (2nd ed. 2004; 1st ed. 2003).

Smith, Trixie G. “Keeping Track: Librarians, Composition Instructors, and Student Writers Use the Research Journal.” Research Strategies 18.1 (2002): 21-8.

PUBLICATIONS & PROJECTS IN PROCESS

Smith, Trixie G, Katie Manthey, Philip Bratta, Ezekiel Choffel, Wonderful Faison, John Gagnon, Scotty Secrist. “Reflections on/of Embodiment: Bringing our Whole Selves to Class.” Revised and resubmitted with Feminist Pedagogies.

Smith, Trixie. Invited chapter for Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition, Eds. Danielle DeVoss and John Gallagher.

Manthey, Katie, Trixie G. Smith, and Jessica Tess. “Coming Out as Other in the Graduate Writing Classroom: Feminist Pedagogical Moves for Mentoring Community Activists.” Accepted for the collection Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis (Eds. Lee Nickoson and Kris Blair, under contract).

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, Elena Garcia, Soo Kim, Katie Manthey, and Trixie Smith. Eds. Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting. Under contract with WAC Clearinghouse Publishers (forthcoming 2018).

Smith, Trixie G. “Collaging the Classroom, the Personal, and the Critical: Autoethnographic Writing in      the National Writing Project.” Proposal accepted for collection Self-Culture-Writing:                                      Autoethnography for/as Writing Studies. Eds. Rebecca Jackson and Jackie Grutsch McKinney.

Smith, Trixie G. “Embodiment in the Writing Center: Stories/Theories” Accepted for a special issue of          the Journal of the CWPA. Forthcoming.  

Cox, Matthew, and Trixie Smith. “Assembling Queer Professionals: The Fulfillment of Mentoring Across Identities.” Under revision.

Brooks Gillies, Marilee, Scott Chiu, and Trixie G. Smith. “Sailing Forward: Mentoring and Supporting New WC Directors.” Under revision for Writing Center Journal.

The Voices of Sistrum.  An Oral History Project begun in spring 2011. Ongoing.

 

EDITORSHIPS

Koch, Robert, Aneill Ralin, and Trixie Smith, eds. Special Issue of The Writing Instructor. Queer and Now. Spring 2015. http://parlormultimedia.com/twitest/content-access

Brooks-Gillies, Marilee, Elena Garcia, Soo Kim, Katie Manthey, and Trixie Smith. eds. Special Issue on Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines. Across the Disciplines, Summer 2015.

Smith, Allison D., and Trixie G. Smith, series editors. The X Series for Professional Development. Fountainhead Press.

Released:

  • Compbiblio: Leaders and Influences in Composition Theory and Practice (2007)
  • (E)Merging Identities: Graduate Students in the Writing Center (2007)
  • Writing and the iGeneration: Composition in the Computer-Mediated Classroom (2009)
  • Diversity in the Composition Classroom (2010)
  • Movies, Music and More: Advancing Popular Culture in the Writing Classroom (2011)
  • Teaching Creative Writing to Undergraduates: A Practical Sourcebook (2011)
  • Adding to the Conversation on Service-Learning in Composition: Taking a Closer Look (2013)
  • Web 2.0 Applications for Composition Classrooms (2013)
  • Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Collaborative Peer Review and Response in the Writing Classroom (2014)
  • What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School (2015)
  • Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students (2017)
  • Writing Centers and Disability (2017)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

National and International Conferences

“(Transforming) Stories of Familial, Racial, and Sexual Dis/re/orientation: The Labor and Language of Being Women and Doing Family.” Panel. CCCC Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. March 15, 2018.

“Interrogating Composition in the 21st Century.” Pre-conference workshop facilitator. CCCC Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. March 14, 2018.

“Critical Writing, Critical Meaning, Critical Making: Zines and Other Multimodal Composing in the Center.”  Workshop with Katie Manthey. IWCA. Chicago, IL. November 13, 2017.

“Continuum of Professional Development Programs to Support Publishing Community-Engaged Scholarship.” Roundtable with Dianna Baldwin, Diane Doberneck, Miles McNall. Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference. Birmingham, AL. September 26, 2017.

“Writing Center Partnerships Across Campus: Successes and Failures.” Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute. June 9, 2017.

“At Arms Length: (Un)Easy Relationships Among Queer Thought and Rhetorical Listening.” Chair and Respondent. CCCC Annual Conference, Portland, OR. March 18, 2017.

“Preparing for Writing Center Leadership Roles.” IWCA Sponsored Panel. CCCC Annual Conference, Portland, OR. March 17, 2017.

“Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods to Change the Field.” Roundtable Chair. CCCC Annual Conference, Portland, OR. March 16, 2017.

“Rethinking and Refining Professional Development: What We are Learning from Our Work.” Roundtable. NWP Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. November 17, 2016.

“Resisting Traditional Notions of Mentoring: Queer Stories of Reciprocity and Integration.” Roundtable with Josh Gardner, Katie Manthey, Ruby Nancy, Matt Cox. Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI. October 2, 2016.

“Responding to the Changing Educational Landscape.” Roundtable with Mitch Nobis and Dawn Reed. NWP Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. November 19, 2016.

“Building an Outreach Program: Three Key Considerations for Creating, Developing, and Sustaining Community Partnerships.” Conference on Community Writing. Boulder, CO.   October 16, 2015.

“Building and Sustaining Community Outreach through the Writing Center.” Panel with Dianna Baldwin. International Writing Centers Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 9, 2015.

“The Risks and Rewards of Motherhood in the Academy: Making Various Perspectives Visible.”Roundtable with 6 other participants. Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 21, 2015.

“Layered Mentoring: The Meaningful Creation of Writing Center Networks.” Roundtable with Scott Chiu, Dianna Baldwin, Shewonda Leger, and Laura Hagan. International Writing Centers Association Conference. Orlando, FL. November 1, 2014.

“(re)Living the History: Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus, Sings Out.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Cincinnati, OH. November 18, 2013.

“Revising and Growing a Faculty Workshop for Teaching with Writing.” Panel with Terri Trupiano Barry, Bridget Behe, Daisy Levy, and Michael Orth. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Savannah, GA. June 8, 2012.

“Past, Present, Future: Making High School-College WAC Collaborations Work.” Pre-conference Workshop with Jacob Blumner. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Savannah, GA. June 7, 2012.

“Creating an Environment of Play in the Center.” Panel presentation with Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Ben Goodwin, and James Jackson. IWCA Gathering at NCTE Conference. Chicago, IL. November 17, 2011.

“F*#k Tradition: Mapping/Making/Performing/Contesting Queer Relations.” Pre-conference Workshop. 62nd Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 6, 2011.

“Smashing the Tablets.” Roundtable with Pamela Childers, Jeanne Harrington, Muriel Harris, and Deaver Traywick. IWCA. Baltimore, MD. November 4, 2010.

“Marketing Writing Fellows/Mentors Programs.” With John Lauckner and Jared Jay Featherstone. IWCA. Baltimore, MD. November 4, 2010.

“Creating Safe Cultural, Emotional, and Physical Spaces for Diverse Students in the Center.”    Workshop with Pamela Childers, Tammy Conard-Salvo, and Richard Sévère. IWCA.      Baltimore, MD. November 5, 2010.

“Cultivating Spaces for Bunnies in the Garden OR Purposeful and Organic Mentoring TowardCommunity.” Roundtable with Dianna Baldwin, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Barbra Elenbaas, Elena Garcia, John Lauckner, and Whitney Orth. Writing Program Administrators Conference. Philadelphia, PA. July 17, 2010.

“Defining and Redefining Roles for Classroom-based Tutoring by Mentors Across Disciplines.” 61st Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, Kentucky. March 20, 2010.

“Creating Safe Writing Center Spaces for Diverse Students.” Workshop with Pamela Childers, Tammy Conard-Salvo, Steven Lessner, and Richard Sévère. 61st Annual Conference on     College Composition and Communication. Louisville, Kentucky. March 17, 2010.

“’Mind the Gap’: Creating Safe Writing Center Spaces for Diverse Students.” With Pamela Childers. International Writing Center Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada,        October 31,2008.

“Mentoring Teachers of Writing: Utilizing Time and Place.” With Pamela Childers and Leigh Ryan. Writing Development in Higher Education Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June            26, 2008.

“Collaborating Across Borders: Forming International Writing Center Partnerships” with Carol Haviland, Magnus Gustafsson, Linda Bergmann, Michele Eodice, and Brady      Spangenberg. European Writing Center Association Conference, Freiburg, Germany, June 21, 2008.

“Teacher/Tutor/Scholar/MENTOR: Perspectives on Mentoring to Facilitate Professional Development.” With Pamela Childers and Leigh Ryan. European Writing Center         Association Conference, Freiburg, Germany, June 20, 2008.

“Writing in the Sciences on the Secondary and College Levels: Is There a Connection?” with Pamela Childers and Reid Alexander. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Austin, Texas May 31, 2008.

“International Intersections, Parts I and II.” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Austin, Texas May 30 and 31, 2008.

“Drawing Students into Writing: Pop Culture as Contact Zone in First-Year Composition.” 59th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans,             Louisiana, April 4, 2008.

“Space Switcheroo: An Exploration of GSA Positions in Flux.” International Writing Center   Association Conference. Houston, Texas, April 12, 2007.

“Responding Creatively to Literary Texts, or Bringing the Woman in the Yellow Wallpaper to Life.“ 58th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, New   York, March 23, 2007.

“Why I Hate Writing or Even Experienced Teachers Are Scared of Tests’.“ NCTE, Nashville, Tennessee, November 17, 2006.

“Exploring Site Development and Leadership Development in the First Three Years: A Workshop for New-Site Leaders.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 17, 2006.

“Writing to Learn Chemistry: Design and Development of Water Taste Test for the Campus Community.” With Kirsten Boatwright, Judith Iriarte-Gross, Will Ingram, Chris Pierce,  Martha Weller, and Shannon White. American Chemical Society Conference. San Francisco, California, September 13, 2006.

“Who’s Conducting This Train, Anyway? Professional Development Revisions in a Department in Flux.” With Allison Smith and Gwen Hale. WPA 21st Summer Conference. Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 14, 2006.

“Teaching in the Southern Regions: Ideas for Engaging Students.” With Staci Stone, Carol   Osborne, and Lee Anna Maynard. College English Association 37th Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas, April 6, 2006.

“Adopting Personas and Building Ethos: Analyzing Discourse Communities for Service Learning Projects in the Professional Smith Writing Class” 57th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 2006.

“Bravery in the Writing Center: Experimenting with New GSA Positions.” With Rachel Robinson and Laurel Taylor. Teaching/Mentoring SIG at 57th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, Illinois, March 24, 2006.

“Guinea Pigs, Teamwork, & Blood Pacts: A Director and Two MA students Journey through   GSAs.” With Rachel Robinson. International Writing Center Association Conference,          Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 20, 2005.

“Becoming Allies: Protecting Gay and Lesbian Students.” PFLAG Forum. Yes2Kids Conference. Franklin, Tennessee, February 15, 2005.

“Administrative and WAC/WID Projects: Developing Colleagues in a Writing Center Course.” Southeastern Writing Center Association’s Annual Conference, Charleston, South            Carolina, February 11, 2005.

“Who’s Training Whom? Reconsidering Mock Tutorials as a Tutor Training Practice.” Watson Conference on Composition and Rhetoric, Louisville, Kentucky, October 8, 2004.

“Mentoring Matters: A ‘Best Practices’ Workshop for Mentors of Composition Instructors and  Teaching Assistants.” 55th Annual Conference on College Composition and      Communication. San Antonio, Texas, March 24, 2004.

“Getting Back to Mock Sessions: Similarities and Differences in Tutor Responses.” With Paige Klein, Mary Tarsi, and Stacia Watkins. Southeastern Writing Center Association’s Annual    Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, February 20, 2004.

“Becoming Allies: Protecting Gay and Lesbian Students.” PFLAG Forum. Yes2Kids Conference. Franklin, Tennessee, February 16, 2004.

“Students’ and Instructors’ Suggestions for Creating an LGBT-Friendly Classroom.” NCTE Fall Convention. San Francisco, California, November 21, 2003.

“Collaboration or Collusion?: The Language of Community Building in Writing Center Sessions.” SCMLA. Hot Springs, Arkansas, October 31, 2003.

“Research Journals: Students, Instructors, and Librarians Collaborate.” 54th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, New York, March 21, 2003.

“It’s a Girrrrl Toy—Yuck!” Queering the Classroom: Playing with Themes and Methods in Writing Classes. Workshop at the 54th Annual Conference on College Composition and   Communication. New York, New York, March 19, 2003.

“Creating Space for GLBT Writers.” 53rd Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, Illinois, March 20, 2002.

“Setting Industry Standards in Business Communication: Benchmarking Best Practices With Big Business Schools.” Fifth National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference.          Bloomington, Indiana, June 1, 2001.

“Substantive Similarities in Teen Coming-Out Stories: Examining Form Through Goffman’s Participation Framework.” Fourth Annual GLBT Studies Conference. Asheville, North   Carolina, March 24, 2001.

“Power in the ‘Collegial’ Writing Center.” With Brooke Rollins. National Writing Center Association Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, November 3, 2000.

Regional Conferences

“Assessment as Everyday Practice in the Writing Center: Collaborating and Revising.” Roundtable with Marilee Brooks-Gillies. East Central Writing Center Association Conference. Dawagiac, MI. March 24, 2017.

“Assessment into Research, Assessment into Action: A Workshop.” With Rachel Robinson. Southeastern Writing Centers Association Conference. Oxford, MS. February 18, 2017.

“Taking the Writing Center on the Road: Community Composing Project and Outreach.” Panel with Dianna Baldwin and Floyd Pouncil. MCEA and MiWCA Joint Conference. Macomb, MI. October 22, 2016.

“Engaging Diversity: Creating Safe (Enough) Space in our Classrooms.” Workshop with Joseph Cheatle. MCTE Annual Fall Conference. East Lansing, MI. October 7, 2016.

“Is This Seat Taken?: Interacting with Difference and Embodiment in the Writing Center.” Roundtable with Elizabeth Keller and Laura Gonzales. East Central Writing Center                   Association Conference. Oxford, OH. March 28, 2014.

“Is This Seat Taken?: Interacting with Difference and Embodiment in the Writing Center.” Roundtable with Matthew B. Cox and Elizabeth Keller. Southeastern Writing Center               Conference. Greenville, NC. February 8, 2014.

“Creating Space for Diverse Students and Consultants.” Workshop with Matthew B. Cox. Southeastern Writing Center Conference. Greenville, NC. February 6, 2014.

“A Pic Wrth 1k Wrds: 21st Century Stories and Strategies for Creating the Multi-Literacy Center.” Workshop with Dianna Baldwin. East Central Writing Center Association Conference, Clarion, PA. April13, 2013.

“My Butch Wears a Hot Pink Bra: When Reality Interrupts Theory.” Queer Studies Conference. Asheville, NC. April 5, 2013.

“Embracing Assessment, Improving the Center: A Four-Fold Approach to Assessment.” Panel with Ezekiel Choffel, Ashley Haglund, John Lauckner, Katie Manthey, Catherine              McCaffrey, Whitney Orth, and Michael Tardiff. East Central Writing Center Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN. March 30, 2012.

“Lesbian Feminist Manifesto as Rhetorical Resistance” Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. Murfreesboro, TN. March 24, 2011.

“Slaying the Unicorn with a Double Edged Sword, OR Exploring Myths of Text and of Interaction in the Writing Center.” Roundtable, double session with Lamiyah Bahrainwala, Dianna Baldwin, Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Barbra Elenbaas, Elena Garcia, Ben Goodwin, James Jackson, Elizabeth Keller, John Lauckner, Cari Ross, and Michelle Trumble. East Central Writing Center Association. March 4, 2011.

“Liberating Faculty Pedagogy through Workshops—STAF (Strategies and Tools Across Fields): Teaching with Writing.” MIWCA Share Fair. Sault Ste Marie, MI. October 16, 2010.

“Converging with the ECWCA Community: Why and How You Can Host the ECWCA   Conference.” Roundtable with Tammy Conard-Salvo, Jeanne Smith, Jay Sloan, Doug          Dangler, Jill Reglin, Leslie Johnson-Farris, and Richard Sévère. East Central Writing Center Association Conference. East Lansing, MI. April 10, 2010.

“Writing Centers and Multiples Sites: Searching for the Convergence.” Roundtable with Lori Rogers, Maryann Crawford, and Ellen Schendel. East Central Writing Center Association   Conference. East Lansing, MI. April 9, 2010.

“Who are Your Clients, and Why Does It Matter? A Consultant Training Activity.” Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference. Oakland University. October 17, 2009.

“Professional Development in the Writing Center—What Does it Look Like, What Could it Look Like? A Roundtable Discussion.” With Jacob Blumner, Diane Boehm, Jill Pennington, and Ellen Schendel. East Central Writing Center Association Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 4, 2009.

“A Close Look at the Interrelationship Among Writing Centers, ESL Writers, and Classroom Instructors.” With Scott Chiu. East Central Writing Center Association Conference, West         Lafayette, Indiana, April 3, 2009.

“Creating Effective Poster Presentations: Employing CRAP Across the Disciplines.” With Deanna Koenig. East Central Writing Center Association Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 3, 2009.

“Superheroes and Storytellers in the Writing Center: Community Outreach through Technology Workshops.” With Karissa Chabot. East Central Writing Center Association Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 3, 2009.

“Pedagogy and Pop Culture III: She-Ra: Princess of Pedagogy in the Pop Culture Zone.” With  Rebecca Bobbitt. PCAS/ACAS, Louisville, Kentucky, October 9, 2008.

“Engaging New Technology: Initiating and Creating Podcasts for your Writing Center.” With Karissa Chabot and Noah Ullmann. Michigan Writing Centers Association Bright Ideas    Conference. Livonia, Michigan, October 4, 2008.

“Superheroes and Storytellers in the Writing Center: Community Outreach through Technology Workshops.” With Karissa Chabot and Joseph Darowski, Michigan Writing Centers Association Bright Ideas Conference. Livonia, Michigan, October 4, 2008.

“What Now? Defusing Sticky Situations in the Writing Center.” With Matthew Cox, Karissa    Chabot, and Tiffany Turcotte. East Central Writing Center Association Conference,          Columbus, Ohio, April 11, 2008.

“‘What the h*## do I do now?’ Dealing with Sticky Writing Center Situations.” With Matthew Cox and Karissa Chabot. Michigan Tutoring Association, October 19, 2007, and Michigan Writing Centers Association Bright Ideas Conference, October 20, 2007, Muskegon, Michigan.

“Writing Fellows Facilitate Writing in the Disciplines.” With Kennie Rose and Kirsten Boatwright. MTSU College of Liberal Arts Showcase. February 23, 2006.

“’A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words’: Tutoring Strategies for Poster Presentations.” Workshop with Karen Wright and Laurel Taylor. Southeastern Writing Center Association      Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 18, 2006.

“Creating Safe Space for GLBT Students: A Workshop.” MTSU Women’s Studies Research    Series. January 26, 2006.

“Substantive Similarities in Teen Coming-Out Stories: Examining Form Through Goffman’s Participation Framework.” Women’s Studies Graduate Student Panel. Columbia, South        Carolina, March 1, 2001.

“’Briskly to supply the wants of a longing Woman:’ A Rhetorical Analysis of Narrative Fidelity in The Women’s complaint against Tobacco (1675).” The Women’s Studies Program and The College of Liberal Arts 14th Annual Conference. Columbia, South Carolina, February     23, 2001.

“Teaching the Skills of Collaboration: A Teamwork and Small Group Communication Workshop at USC’s Center for Business Communication.” Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. Auburn, Alabama, February 16, 2001.

“Undertones of Authority in the Collegial Writing Center.” With Brooke Rollins and Evelyn      Westbrook. 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Meeting. Rockville,    Maryland, April 1, 2000.

 

INVITED LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

IWCA Collaborative 2018.  “Embodiment in the Writing Center.”  March 12, 2018. Webinar.

MSU Office of Outreach and Engagement.  Workshop on PhotoVoice. East Lansing, MI. March 31, 2017; October/November 2017.

MSU Office of Outreach and Engagement.  Co-facilitate Faculty Writing Retreat. October 2016, 2017.

International Writing Center Association Directors’ Summer Institute. Invited co-host and facilitator (organizer, workshop leader, works-in-progress consultant). Bryan, TX, June 5-10, 2016.

International Writing Center Association Directors’ Summer Institute. Invited co-host and facilitator (organizer, workshop leader, works-in-progress consultant). East Lansing, MI, June 14-19, 2015.

Hope College English Faculty Retreat. Keynote Speaker. “Multimodal Composing in the Classroom and in the Writing Center.” Holland, MI. April 24, 2015.

Northeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2015. Keynote Speaker. “Embodiment in the Writing Center.” Hoboken, NJ. April 18, 2015.

Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2015. Workshop on Assessment with Rusty Carpenter and Kevin Dvorak. Nashville, TN. February 19, 2015.

Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2015. Panel on Outreach with Dianna Baldwin. Nashville, TN. February 19, 2015.

International Writing Center Association Directors’ Summer Institute. Invited facilitator (workshop leader, works-in-progress consultant). Lexington, KY, June 21-27, 2014.

“Creating Safe Space for Authentic Writing Experiences.” Bowling Green State University, ENGL 4840: Foundations of Teaching Writing. October 2012.

Savannah State University. “Working with Writing.” Faculty and Staff Workshops, Part of their QEP plan “The Write Attitude.” June 2012.

“Faculty Writing Groups.” MSU Faculty and Organization Development Workshop: Writing and Publishing the Peer-Reviewed Journal Article in the Humanities. May 2012.

Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. “Diversity Isn’t Just a Black and White Issue: Pluralizing the Work of the (Multi-literacies) Center.” February 2012.

Savannah State University. “Teaching with Writing Across the Disciplines.” Faculty Workshops, Part of their QEP plan “The Write Attitude.” August 2011.

College of Arts and Letters. Co-facilitated with Nancy DeJoy the Revision of our Tier II Shared Learning Outcomes and exemplary materials to institute these changes. Spring             Semester 2011 (met once a month).

“Adult Students as Learners: Writing Across the Curriculum.” MSU Certification in College Teaching Institute. Summers 2011 and 2012.

“Creating and Assessing Effective Writing Assignments Across the Curriculum.” Michigan State University Lily Seminar. November 2009.

“Writing in the Disciplines.” MSU College of Agricultural and Natural Resources. September 2009.

 

GRANTS

National Writing Project. C3WP High Needs Scale Up. 2018-2020. $20,000.

Lansing Arts Council Mini Grant. 2018. $4,000. Awaiting awards.

National Writing Project. College Ready Writers’ Program. 2017-19. $20,000.

National Writing Project. LRNG Educator Innovator Grant. Declined in 3rd round reviews but kept for future possibilities/funding.

National Writing Project. Sandboxes for Learning, HASTAC/LRNG Re-grant. 2016-17. $20,000.

National Writing Project. New Leaders SEED Grant 2016-17. $15,000.

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs 2. Project Grant $11,438.00. 2015-16 (Co-PI with Dianna Baldwin).

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Project Grant $10,160. 2015 (Co-PI with Dianna Baldwin).

MSU CAL Imagine Flint Grant. Youth PhotoVoice Project $5150. 2015 (Co-PI with Dianna Baldwin).

National Writing Project site renewal: $100,000+ including university and partner matches, 2007- 08 (with Bobbie Solley).

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant, MTSU, Spring and Summer 2007—complete textbook (with Allison Smith and Stacia Watkins), start-up work with X Series in    Professional Development (with Allison Smith).

National Writing Project site renewal: $95,000+ including university and partner matches, 2006-07 (with Bobbie Solley).

National Writing Project new site grant: $73,000 including university match, 2005-06—established Middle Tennessee Writing Project (with Bobbie Solley).

Curriculum Integration Grant, MTSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women in the University, Summer 2005—developed course in Lesbian Literature.

Technology Access Grant, MTSU, $100,000, 2005-06—built University Speaking and Writing Center.

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant, MTSU, 2004-05—developed 2 book proposals   (with Allison Smith)

Instructional Technology Grant, MTSU ITD, summer 2005—developed new Online Writing   Center

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Nominee, 2016 Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award. IWCA.

Michigan State University Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Commendation for exemplary work. November 2014.

Ayne Cantrell Award (for Outstanding Service to the MTSU Women’s Studies Program) for 2005-06 (Nominee 2004-05).

Nominee, 2006 SWCA Achievement Award.

W.T.C. Bates Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Writing, Department of English, University of South Carolina, 2001.

Harriott Hampton Faucette Award for Graduate Student Research, Department of Women’s Studies, University of South Carolina, Spring 2001.

Teacher of the Year, Mary G. Montgomery High School, 1995.

Governor’s Apple Award, State of Alabama—1994 (Student-voted award for “being instrumental in the lives of students”).

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Constellations. Editorial Board. Reviewer. 2018.

IWAC Conference. Proposal Reviewer and Scholarship Judge. 2017.

Founding Editorial Board. The Peer Review, online journal of the IWCA focused on student writers. 2015-present.

International Writing Center Association Board, Elected Member at Large, 2012-2014. re-elected 2014-2016.

  •        Chair, Research Awards Committee
  •        Chair, Works-in-Progress Committee (Host works in progress sessions at annual fall conference and at spring collaborator)
  •        Member, Finance Committee
  •        Member, Travel Awards Committee

College Composition and Communication. Reviewer. 2016-present.

Across the Disciplines. Reviewer. 2016-present.

Computers and Composition. Reviewer. 2015-present.

Council of Writing Program Administrators Journal. Reviewer. 2014-present.

Writing Center Journal. Reviewer. 2014-present.

Research in the Teaching of English.  Reviewer. 2012-present.

WAC Clearinghouse Publications Review Board. 2012-present.

Stage 1 Reviewer. Conference on College Composition and Communication 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018.

Michigan Writing Center Association. Conference Host, 2012.

Michigan Writing Center Association Board, 2011-present.

East Central Writing Center Association Board, Treasurer, 2010-present.

East Central Writing Center Association Board, 2010 Conference Co-Chair, 2009-present.

Michigan Writing Program Administrators Annual Meeting, Host, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Chair)

International Writing Center Association, Website Committee Member, 2008.

Southeastern Writing Center Association Board, 2007 Conference Chair, 2006-2008.

National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Site Host, 2006.

NCTE Annual Conference, local site committee, 2006.

International Writing Center Association, Finance Committee Member, 2005-2008.

Research Network Forum. Discussion Leader. Annual Conference on College Composition   and Communication. 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

“Writing in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum.” Symposium Host. American Chemical Society Conference. San Francisco, California, September 13, 2006.

Peer Reviewer, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 2006.

Southeastern Writing Center Association Board, Member-at-Large, 2004-06.

Southeastern Writing Center Association Annual Conference, program chair, 2005.

Tennessee Writing Center Collaborative, Co-founder in 2004. Host of annual fall meeting and website.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

CAL Project Team, Tracy Time and Attendance System, faculty rep. 2018.

LBGT Resource Center Assistant Director Search Committee, 2017.

WRAC, Academic Specialists’ Merit Review Committee, 2017.

CAL Dean Search Committee, 2014-15.

AISP Director Search Committee, 2015.

LGBTQ Task Force, Center for Gender in Global Context, 2011-present.

Curriculum Committee, Center for Gender in Global Context, 2013-present.

Graduate Committee, Center for Gender in Global Context, 2014-present.

Faculty Advisor, Queer Theory Playground, a WRAC Research Cluster, 2012-present.

Academic Pillar, MSU Neighborhoods, Michigan State University, 2010-present.

Rhetoric & Writing, Graduate Advisory Council, Michigan State University, 2008-present.

College of Arts and Letters Inclusion/Diversity Committee, 2007-present.

  •             Advance to Adventure Conference Host, 2009, 2010, 2012
  •             Queer Conversations Organizer, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (with the Queer Theory Playground)

Writing Center Assessment Committee, chair, 2007-present.

Writing Center Outreach Committee, chair, 2010-present.

Writing Center Grant Committee, associate chair, 2012-present.

Job Search Committees (Generalist, History of Rhetoric, UWC Assistant Director positions)   Middle Tennessee State University, 2004, 2005, 2006

Women’s Studies Council, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002-2007

  •        Chair, Library Committee—2002-2007
  •        Chair, WMST Research Series—2003-2007
  •        Co-Chair, Graduate Certificate Curriculum Development Committee. 2006-2007
  •        Member, 2006-2007 National Women’s History Month Committee
  •        Member, Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Conference Committee, 2007, 2005

Service Learning Advisory Board, Middle Tennessee State University, 2005-2007

Experiential Learning Committee, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006-2007

Lambda, Faculty Sponsor, Middle Tennessee State University, 2004-2007

ESL Committee, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002-2005

Students Affairs “B” Committee, Middle Tennessee State University, 2002-2004

Service Learning Ad Hoc Committee, Middle Tennessee State University, 2004

Co-leader, Composition/Rhetoric Association, University of South Carolina, 2000-2001.

Second Reader, Ekta Rawal’s “New Avenues: An Anthology of Short Stories” senior thesis for the South Carolina Honors College, Spring 2001.

Writing Programs Committee, University of South Carolina, 1998-2000.

Chair of Communications Committee, Graduate English Association, University of South         Carolina, 1998-1999; committee member, 1996-2000.

Library and Information Science Student Association, 1999.

Graduate Student Association, 1996-2000.

English department representative to the GSA, 1998-2000.

Building Leadership Team, Mary G. Montgomery High School, 1994-1996.

Textbook Selection Committee, Mobile County Public School System, 1995.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Michigan State University, 2007-present

WRA/ENG 395 Writing Center Theory and Practice

AL 891 Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Administration

AL 980 and 891 Special Topics in Cultural Rhetorics: Queer Rhetorics; Embodied Rhetorics

AL 878 Composition Theory

AL 842 Workshop in Writing (tied to RCWP Summer Institute)

WRA 848 American Cultural Rhetorics

WRA 886 MA Research Colloquium

WRA 888 Methods of Teaching Writing

WMS 304 Intro to Queer Studies

 

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 2002-2007

Engl 1010 Expository Writing                         Engl 1020 Research & Argumentative Writing

Engl 2130 Themes in American Literature    Engl 2550 Introduction to Peer Tutoring

Engl 3500 Applied Writing                            Engl 3520 Professional Writing

Engl 3990 Individualized Writing Project      Engl 4000 Writing Internship

Engl 4005 Advanced Composition                Engl 4/5510 Modern English Grammar & Usage

Engl 4850 Special Topics in Literature: Lesbian Literature

Engl 7/6540 MTWP Summer Institute

Engl 7/6550 Writing Center Theory, History, & Practice

Engl 7/6560 Seminar in the Teaching of Composition

Engl 7/6590 Seminar in Teaching Literature

Women’s Studies 4202 Symposium: Lesbian Studies

 

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1997-2002

Engl 101 Composition                                 Engl 102 Composition and Literature

Engl 460 Advanced Composition                Engl 463 Business Writing

Women’s Studies 112 Women in Society    Women’s Studies 112 Honors

English 283 Themes in British Literature—teaching assistant under George Geckle

 

Columbia Junior College, Columbia, SC 1999-2001

Gen Stud 237 Advanced Essay & Research             Gen Stud 131 Composition I/Essay

 

Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter, SC 1996

Reading 099 Developmental Reading       English 099   Developmental English

 

GRADUATE SUPERVISORY COMMITTEES

Doctoral Students

Phil Bratta, ABD (exp 2018), member, Rhetoric & Writing

*Wonderful Faison, ABD (exp 2018), chair, Rhetoric & Writing

Steven Lessner, ABD 2012 (exp. 2013), assistant professor, Elon University

*Sarah Prielipp, ABD (exp 2019), chair, Rhetoric & Writing

Lauren Brentnall, in exams, member, Rhetoric & Writing

*Elise Dixon, in exams, chair, Rhetoric & Writing

Hannah Espinoza, ABD (exp 2019), member, Rhetoric & Writing

Kate Firestone, in exams, chair, Rhetoric & Writing

Stephanie Mahnke, ABD (exp 2019), member, Rhetoric & Writing

Soctty Secrist, in exams, member, Teacher Education

Tamika Keen, ABD (exp 2019), member, AAAS

*Rachel Robinson, in coursework, chair, Rhetoric & Writing

*Jerrice Donnelson, in coursework, chair, Rhetoric & Writing

 

Graduated (*indicates Chair)

Rebecca Hayes, PhD 2017, member, Assistant Professor, U of Missouri

*Maria Novotny, PhD 2017, chair, Assistant Professor, U of Wisconsin—Osh Kosh

John Gagnon, PhD 2017, chair, Assistant Professor, U of Hawaii–Manoa

*Casey Miles, PhD 2016, chair, Rhetoric & Writing

*Esther Milu, PhD 2016, chair, Rhetoric & Writing; Assistant Professor, Morgan State University,

Baltimore, MD

Modu Lami Fofana, PhD 2016, member, Rhetoric & Writing; Assistant Professor, Oklahoma

State University

Erich Pitcher, PhD 2016, member, Teacher Education; Oregon State University

Jon Wargo, PhD 2016, member, Teacher Education; Assistant Professor, Wayne State

University, Detroit, MI

Elizabeth Keller, PhD 2015, member, Assistant Professor, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN

Katie Livingston, PhD 2015, member, Visiting Professor, MSU, East Lansing, MI

*Katie Manthey, PhD 2015, chair, Assistant Professor, WC Director, Salem College, Salem, NC

Kaliamma Ponnan, PhD 2014 (MSU Teacher Education); Malaysia

Marilee Brooks-Gillies, PhD 2013 (MSU R&W); Assistant Professor and WC Director, IUPUI-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Elena G. Garcia, A PhD 2013 (MSU R&W);) Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University

Madhu Narayan, PhD 2013 (MSU R&W); teaching abroad in South Korea

*Matthew Cox, PhD 2012 (MSU R&W); Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

Daisy Levy, PhD 2012 (MSU R&W); Assistant Professor, Southern Vermont College

Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, PhD 2012 (MSU R&W)*; Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State                             University

*Travis Webster, PhD 2012, (MSU R&W); WC Director, University of Houston—Clearlake

Chiu Scott, PhD 2011 (MSU Linguistics); WC Director, California Lutheran University

*Dianna Baldwin, PhD 2009 (MTSU); Associate Director, The Writing Center, Michigan State                                   University

 

Masters Students

 

John McClintock, in coursework, (MSU, CSLP)

Analisa Skeen, in coursework, (MSU, CSLP)

 

Graduated (*indicates Chair)

Brooke Chambers, MA 2017, (MSU, CSLP); private sector work

Everardo Cuevos, MA 2017, (MSU, CSLP); doctoral program, MSU

*Tania de Sostoa McCue, MA 2017, (MSU, CSLP); doctoral program, MSU

Julia Shapiro, MA 2017, (MSU, CSLP); doctoral program, University of Wisconsin

Naomi Sweo, MA 2017, (MSU, CSLP); private sector work

Mirabeth Broade, MA 2016, (MSU, CSLP); instructor, secondary school, NYC

*Bree Gannon, MA 2016, (MSU, CSLP); doctoral program, MSU

*McKinley Green, MA 2016, (MSU, CSLP); doctoral program, Univ of Minnesota

Ezekiel Choffel, MA 2015, (MSU, DRPW); doctoral program, Syracuse University

*Sarah Johnson, MA 2015 (MSU, CSLP); non-profit education, Seattle, WA

Shewonda Leger, MA 2015, (MSU, DRPW); doctoral program, MSU

*Corinne Cozzaglio, MA 2014, (MSU, DRPW); instructor, Grand Rapids Community College

Rachel Seiderman, MA 2014, (MSU, DRPW); tech writer, Washington DC

Kimberly Tweedale, MA 2014, (MSU, CSLP)

*Simone West, MA 2013, (MSU CSLP); doctoral program, NYU

*Esther Milu, MA 2012 (MSU CSLP); Assistant Professor, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Ben Goodwin, MA 2012 (MSU CSLP); instructor, Utah Valley University

Elizabeth Keller, MA 2011 (MSU DRPW); Assistant Professor, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN

Casey Miles, MA 2011 (MSU DRPW); Assistant Professor, MSU, East Lansing, MI

Karissa Chabot, MA 2009 (MSU CSLP); Legislative Aide, Michigan House of Representatives

*Kenny Rose Smith, MA 2007 (MTSU English); doctoral program, University of Louisville

*Marie Brown, MA 2007 (MTSU English); instructor, Middle Tennessee State University

*Tanya McLaughlin Garrett, MA 2007 (MTSU English); .NET Developer at Conexess Group

*Laurel Taylor, MA 2006 (MTSU English): Instructor, TC Williams HS, Alexandria, VA

*Alan Coulter, MA 2006 (MTSU English); Instructor Edison State College

Kelly Hancock, MA 2004 (MTSU English); Chattanooga Community College

Marcia Beene, MA 2004 (MTSU English); US Department of Defense

Stephanie Harper, MA 2003 (MTSU English); Instructor, Nashville Christian High School

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Library

Assistant Reference Librarian, Columbia Junior College, Columbia, SC, 1999-2002.

Provided general reference services and patron assistance; conducted bibliographic               instruction classes; ordered, processed, and cataloged materials; oversaw circulation;               maintained serial collection; supervised library at night; and supervised work-study                   assistant.

Secondary Teaching

Mary G. Montgomery High School, Mobile County Public School System, AL, 1990-1996.     

Teacher: Composition 12, 11, and 9; British, American, and World Literatures; Creative             Writing; Journalism—Newspaper, wrote in-house grant for computer equipment and             software. Coach/Sponsor: Dance Team and Flag Team—developed and controlled                     yearly budgets, oversaw numerous fund raisers, and took teams to competitions                         annually; Close-Up—supervised large fund raiser and took students to Washington D.C.           annually; Cultural Literacy Club.

Dunbar Middle School, Mobile County Public School System, AL, 1989-1990.

Teacher: Reading 6, Language Arts 7.

Columbia Middle School, Columbia County Public School System, GA, 1988-1989.

Teacher: Reading 6, Language Arts 6, Character Development; Newspaper sponsor.

 

REFERENCES

 

Available upon request.