Derek N. Mueller

Curriculum Vitae

Department of English
Virginia Tech
323 Shanks Hall (MC 0112)
181 Turner St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-1738
dmueller@vt.edu

EDUCATION
PhD, Syracuse University, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, 2009
MA, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, English (Rhetoric and Writing), 2000
BA, Park University, English (Literature and Writing), 1996
EMPLOYMENT
Associate Professor and Director of Composition, Department of English, Virginia Tech, 2018-
Associate Professor of Written Communication, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 2014-2018
Director of the First-year Writing Program, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 2013- 2018
Assistant Professor of Written Communication, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 2009-2014
Associate Director of the First-year Writing Program, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University, 2012-2013
Graduate Teaching Associate, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, 2004-2009
Senior Part-time Instructor, English and Humanities, Park University, 2000-2009
Online Course Developer, Park University, 2001-2009
Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Information, Park University, 1997-2004
Part-time Instructor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000
Associate Director of Professional Development for TAs, English Dept., Missouri-Kansas City, 1999-2000

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Theories and practices of composition; Research methods and methodologies; New media and digital writing; Network studies; Writing pedagogies; Geography and mapping; Digital humanities; Visual rhetorics; Information design and data visualization; Disciplinary formation, maturation, and dissipation

HONORS AND AWARDS
Computers & Composition Distinguished Book Award for Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline, 2018
CCCC Research Impact Award for Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline, 2019
Claude English Award, for leadership, service, and professional achievement, Park University, 2019
Catch the Spirit Award, Native Vision, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, 2016
Provost's New Faculty Research Support Award ($4,969 grant to fund research), Eastern Michigan University, 2010
CCR Dissertation Oral Defense, Passed with distinction, 2009
CCR Qualifying Exams, Passed with distinction, 2007
Teaching Assistant Superior Teaching Award, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998, 1999
Sosland Teaching Award, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline. #writing series. Fort Collins, Colorado: CSU Open P, 2018. (192 pp.)

Review: Zobel, Gregory. (2019, November). [Review of the book "Network sense: methods for visualizing a discipline," by Mueller, D. N.]. Communication Design Quarterly, 7(3), 32-33. https://doi.org/10.1145/3321388.3321393

Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies co-authored with Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Andrea Williams. Anderson, SC: Inkshed/Parlor P, 2017. (196 pp.)

Review: Eaton, Christopher. (2019, Fall). [Review of the book "Cross-border networks in writing studies," by Mueller, D. N., Clary-Lemon, J., Phelps, L.W., and A. Williams]. Composition Studies, 47(2), 220-223. https://compositionstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/eaton_review_47.2.pdf

Review: Chen, Chen. (2017, Fall). [Review of the book "Cross-border networks in writing studies," by Mueller, D. N., Clary-Lemon, J., Phelps, L.W., and A. Williams]. Composition Studies, 45(2), 242-245. https://compositionstudiesjournal.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/45.2-chen.pdf

Articles in Refereed Journals

"Polymorphic Frames of Pre-tenure WPAs: Seven Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia," co-authored with Laura Davies, Matt Dowell, Alanna Frost, Mike Garcia, Rik Hunter, and Kate Pantelides, Kairos 21.1 (August 2016). Web. n.p.

"Eight Years a "Wooden Opponent": Genre Change (and its Lack) in Campus Timely Warnings," co-authored with Kate Pantelides and Gabe Green, Present Tense 5.3 (May 2016). Web. n.p.

"Mapping the Resourcefulness of Sources: A Worknet Pedagogy," Composition Forum 32 (Fall 2015). Web. n.p.

"Grasping Rhetoric and Composition by Its Long Tail: What Graphs Can Tell Us About the Field's Changing Shape," College Composition and Communication 64.1 (Sept. 2012): 195-223. [PDF]

"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model of the CCCC Chairs' Addresses, 1977-2011," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web. n.p.

"Digital Underlife in the Networked Writing Classroom," Computers and Composition 26.4 (Dec. 2009): 240-250. [PDF]

Book Chapters

"New Materialisms, Networks, and Humanities Research," co-authored with Laurie Gries, Jenny Bay, and Nathaniel Rivers. Networked Humanities: Within and Without the University. Jeff Rice and Brian McNely, eds. New Media Theory ser. Anderson, SC: Parlor P, 2018. 85-102.

"Every Mad Scientist Needs a Tower, a Monster, and a Telegraph Wire: Blogs as Research and Pedagogy Laboratories for Graduate Students," co-authored with Krista A. Kennedy for Metamorphosis: The Effects of Professional Development on Graduate Students. Eds. Andréa D. Davis and Suzanne Webb. X ser. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead P, 2017. 139-154.

“Style Conventions,” co-authored with Julie Mengert. Understanding Rhetoric Virginia Tech Custom. Boston: Macmillan, 2018. 27 pp.

“Welcome to the Virginia Tech Composition Program.” Understanding Rhetoric Virginia Tech Custom. Boston: Macmillan, 2018. 25 pp.

Anthologies and Reprints

"Mapping the Resourcefulness of Sources: A Worknet Pedagogy." Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2017. Kate Vieira, Vincent Portillo, and Jason Luther, David Blakesley, and Steve Parks, eds. Anderson, SC: Parlor P, 2018. Print. Rpt. of "Mapping the Resourcefulness of Sources: A Worknet Pedagogy," Composition Forum 32 (Fall 2015). Web.

"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model of the CCCC Chairs' Addresses, 1977-2011." Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2012. Steve Parks, Brian Bailie, and Heather Christiansen, eds. Anderson, SC: Parlor P, 2014. Print. Rpt. of "Views from a Distance," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web.

Book Reviews

Rev. of Teaching Writing Online: How and Why by Scott Warnock, co-authored with Angelique Trent (Fish) for Composition Forum 22 (Summer 2010). Web. n.p.

Rev. of The Economics of Attention by Richard A. Lanham, JAC 28.1-2 (2008): 328-335. [PDF]

Peer Reviewed Digital Media

"How to Travel in Time," audio cut-up for "William S. Burroughs Teaches Writing" Response, Enculturation (Feb. 2015). Web. n.p.

"Lessons in Generative Design, Publishing, and Circulation: What EM-Journal’s First Year Has Taught Us," co-developed with Jana Rosinski, Becky Morrison, Chelsea Lonsdale, and Adam Nannini, Kairos 17.2 (Jan. 2013). Web. n.p.

"Tracing Rhetorical Style from Prose to New Media: 3.33 Ways," Kairos 16.2 (Jan. 2012). Web. n.p.

Blog Entries

"Availability Dereliction," Discerning Digital Rhetorics' Futures, Blog Carnival 14, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, October 2018. Web. n.p.

"Digital Rhetorics: Simply Too Complicated a Phenomenon," What Does Digital Rhetoric Mean to Me, Blog Carnival 1, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, June 7, 2012. Web. n.p.

Newsletters

"Distant Reading Methods: How (and Why) to Read 400 Scholarly Articles in One Sitting," SP: Language and Social Processes AERA SIG 32.1 (Spring 2011): 15-16. [PDF]

"Challenging Literacy: Student Readers and Difficult Texts," Composing Ourselves, 4.2, Missouri-Kansas City, Winter 1999. n.p.

Forthcoming and Under Contract

"heuristics," entry in Keywords & Concepts in Making + Design Thinking, edited by Jason Tham. (forthcoming)

Radiant Figures: Visual Rhetorics in Everyday Administrative Contexts, digital, open access collection, co-edited with Rachel Gramer and Logan Bearden. (accepted with revisions, Computers and Composition Digital Press)

"Silouhette of DFWI," chapter for Radiant Figures: Visual Rhetorics in Everyday Administrative Contexts. (accepted with revisions, Computers and Composition Digital Press)

"Big Time Disciplinarity and Its Professional Consequences," co-authored chapter with Kate Pantelides for Composition as Big Data (forthcoming, U Pittsburgh P).

Research Methods for Writers, with Kate Pantelides and Jen Clary-Lemon. (textbook manuscript submitted to Fountainhead Press in July 2020; eight chapters, 26 figures/graphs).

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY

Interview & Press

"The Source Awakens: An Interview with Derek Mueller," by Eric Detweiler, Feb. 16, 2017, Rhetoricity

"Rebranding the Bronx: Why Do Electeds Keep Bringing Up the Bad Old Days?," by Sarina Trangle, Sept. 20, 2016, City & State New York

"Does NYC's Quest for Data Actually Offer Any Insight?," by Sarina Trangle, Aug. 12, 2015, City & State New York

"Episode 19: Dimensions of Data: Visual Disciplinography," by Jana Rosinski, Feb. 28, 2014, This Rhetorical Life, Syracuse University

Editing

Co-editor with Lauren Garskie and Jason Tham, "Discerning Digital Rhetorics' Futures," Blog Carnival 14, Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, 2018.

Sponsoring Editor and Faculty Advisor, EM—Journal, 2011-2014.

Editorial Assistant, College Composition and Communication, 2005-2009
Responsible for CCC Online Archive with Associate Editor, Collin Brooke.

Technical Editor, Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All-in-One, 4th Ed., for Pearson Education, Inc., 2008.

Grants

Online Transition Funding/Pathways, "Developing Fully Online Blueprint Sections for the Composition Program (Expedited Pandemic Response)," with Julie Mengert and Steve Oakey, ($21,969), Virginia Tech, 2020

Pathways Grant, "Bridging the Digital Literacies Initiative and Composition Program," with Stefanie Motko, Tim Becker, Kayla McNabb, Katelyn Griffin, Chloe Robertson, Olayemi Awotayo, and Aaron Bond, ($10,000), Virginia Tech, 2020

Pathways Grant, "Pathways Assessment Professional Development in the Composition Program," ($18,600), Virginia Tech, 2019

Women in Philanthropy Grant, "Developing and Leading a Life Skills Workshop for Native Youth," for 2016 Native Vision camp in Okmulgee, Okla., with Michelle Lietz ($3,500), Eastern Michigan University, 2015-16

Dean's Program Development Initiative, "Enacting the First-Year Writing Program Assessment Initiative (Phase Four - Final)," with Kate Pantelides ($5,000), Eastern Michigan University, 2014-15

Dean's Program Development Initiative, "Enacting the First-Year Writing Program Assessment Initiative," with Kate Pantelides ($5,000), Eastern Michigan University, 2013-14

Dean's Program Development Initiative, "Proposal for a Peer Tutoring Initiative at EMU: A Collaboration Between the University Writing Center, the English Department and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program," with Ann Blakeslee, Cathy Fleischer, and Kim Pavlock ($2,000), Eastern Michigan University, 2011

Posters

"Keywords in Threshold Concepts: Time-Binding and Methodologizing Disciplinary Lexicon," March 20, 2015, poster presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Fla.

"Lessons in Generative Design, Publishing, and Circulation: What EM-Journal’s First Year Has Taught Us," March 22, 2012; Poster presentation with Becky Morrison, Jana Rosinski, Adam Nannini, and Chelsea Lonsdale, Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Mo.

"The EM-Journal Experiment: Selected Lessons in Launching and Maintaining an Online Journal," March 2, 2012; Poster presentation with Becky Morrison, Jana Rosinski, and Chelsea Lonsdale, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Alma College, Alma, Mich.

"Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model," December 3, 2011; Poster presentation, HASTAC V, Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Tracing Rhetorical Style from Prose to New Media: 3.33 Ways," April 7, 2011; Poster presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Ga.

Invited Presentations and Workshops

Invited presenter and co-lead facilitator, “Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction” Workshop, Writing Across Virginia Affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators Virtual Discussion Conference, August 6, 2020 (virtual)

Invited presenter and co-lead facilitator, “Online Writing Instruction” session, 2020 Council of Writing Program Administrators Virtual Discussion Conference, July 14, 2020 (virtual)

"Network Sense and Fugue Data Sets: What In a Precarious Discipline Blooms," April 13, 2020, invited presentation, Writing and Rhetoric Program Spring Lecture, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. (COVID-19 interrupted)

"Reading Out of Bounds; Writing Off the Edge," November 1, 2019, invited workshop, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"Disciplinary Rustle, Phantasmagoria and Fugue," October 31, 2019, invited presentation, Rhetoric Colloquium Series, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"When Disciplinary Things Fall Apart," invited presentation, and "Last Words First, invited workshop, October 29, 2019, Univ. of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

"Discipline Going Gone," October 25, 2018, featured speaker, Watson Conference, Making Future Matters, Louisville, Ky.

"What Source Entanglement Teaches," November 9, 2017, invited presentation and workshop, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Mich.

"The Inventive Edges of Academic Sources," October 13, 2017. With Rachel Gramer, invited presentation and workshop, Saginaw Valley State University, Mich.

"Data Visualization Methods," July 27, 2017. Invited presentation (Skype) for KairosCamp, West Virginia University.

"Writing Desert Survival Kit," June 24, 2017. Invited presentation and workshop for Mapping Terrains and Navigating Bridges: Preparing Students to Transfer Writing Knowledge, hosted by Macomb Community College, Warren, Mich.

"Veering Operations," May 8, 2017. Invited presentation and workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Reading and Writing with Worknets," May 4, 2017. Invited workshop for the Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University.

"Standing on the Shoulders of Networks," March 3, 2017. Invited presentation and workshop, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

"In Walks a Snowflake," January 20, 2017. Invited keynote for the 2017 Academic Success Partnerships Scholars' Banquet, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich.

"Teaching with Canvas," Sept. 1, 2016. Workshop for faculty, instructors, and graduate assistants in English Language and Literature, Eastern Michigan University.

"Mapping Worknets," May 5, 2016. Invited workshop for the Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"Disciplinary Discourse Networks 1984/2014," March 4, 2016. Invited presentation and workshop for the Peck Composition Series, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

"Mapping Worknets," May 7, 2015. Invited workshop for the Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"Meandering Pathways, Strange Turns: Visualization Methods for Heuretical Discipliniography," April 17, 2015. Invited plenary presentation and workshop for the second annual Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Workshop, Syracuse University

"Blogging as Curiosity Habit," September 12, 2014. Invited presentation (Skype) for the Cultural Studies Research Group, University of Winnipeg, MB

"Mapping Worknets," May 8, 2014. Invited workshop for the Advanced Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

Co-facilitator, Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University, April 29-May 3, 2013 (Included "Writing in a Digital Age" workshop, April 30)

"Chronos, Chronos Again: Composing Media-rich Timelines with Timeline JS," April 4, 2013 Invited Digital Future Workshop for the Center for 21st Century Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"Using Google Docs for Collaborative Work," May 10, 2012, Invited workshop for the Communication Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"Blogs as Scaffolding for Research Writing," May 1, 2012, Invited presentation (WI Spotlight) for the Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"A Quick Rhetoric of QR Codes," Nov. 8, 2011, Invited Tech Talk for the Art Department, Eastern Michigan University

"Technological Support for Collaborative Work," May 5, 2011, Invited workshop for the Communication Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"Google Reader Across the Curriculum," April 27, 2011, With Becky Morrison, invited workshop for the Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"How to Curate a Digital Antilibrary: An Introduction to Google Reader," Dec. 2, 2010, Technovations workshop for the Nelson Faculty Dev. Center, Eastern Michigan University

"The Found-Kept Web: A Delicious Workshop," April 28 & May 5, 2010, Invited workshop for the Writing Across the Curriculum Institute, Eastern Michigan University

"Graduate Studies and Professional Ethos, Blogwise," May 2, 2009, Invited speaker (via Skype), Creating, Composing, Curating: Converging Sites of Composition, FYC Professional Development Conference, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"Podcasting: Sonic Composing," October 22, 2008, Guest presenter, CCR720: Interdisciplinary Influences on Composition and Rhetoric: Computers and Writing, Syracuse Univ.

"Tech Camp: A Workshop on Web Writing, Image Work, and Video Production," June 17-19, 2008, Co-Facilitator, The Writing Program, Syracuse University

"Social Bookmarking in Action," August 20, 2007, CCR Community Day Panel, "Scholarship in Action: Scholarly Perspectives II," Syracuse Univ.

"Blogging as a Graduate Student," October 20, 2005, Gateway Focus on Teaching Luncheon Series, "Technology to Support Student Motivation," Syracuse Univ.

"Quick and Dirty Research: RSS and Aggregation," August 24, 2005, Writing Program New TA Orientation, Syracuse University

"The Photographemic Map as Writable Space," August 22, 2005, CCR Community Day Panel, "Mapping Spatial and Material Conditions," Syracuse Univ.

"Technology and the Writing Classroom," April, 1999, Composition workshop, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Conference Presentations

"The Invitational Dilemma of Fragile Disciplinarity," May 21-14, 2020, 19th Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, Portland, Ore. (COVID-19 interrupted)

"Navigating Time Warps at the Intersection of Intellectual and Personal Writing Lives," March 28, 2020, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, Wisc. (COVID-19 interrupted)

"Intersectional from the Start: The Durative Influence of Feminist Rhetorical Theory in the Development of GTA Professional Practice and Identity," Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference, Roundtable, November 15, 2019, James Madison U, Harrisonburg, Va.

"DFWI Wept," September 21, 2019, Corridors: The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference, Blacksburg, Va.

"Charting Felt Time at Mid-Career," June 21, 2019, Computers and Writing Conference, East Lansing, Mich.

"Re-humanizing Spreadsheet Cell Q19," March 15, 2019, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, Pa.

"Command-prompting Unavailability—Do Not Disturb," The States and Futures of Digital Rhetorics, roundtable/fishbowl, May 31, 2018, Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Minneapolis, Minn.

"Illustrating Who We Are Made Of: Literacy Sponsor Avatars as Articulating Presences Unseen," March 15, 2018, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, Mo.

"Network Sense at Nascency," October 28, 2017, Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

"Winding Again the Affiliate's Watch: A Michigan WPA Rebeginning and Roundtable, September 30, 2017, Corridors: The Great Lakes Rhetoric and Writing Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

"The Messy and Complex Middle Ground Between Method and Methodology: A Conversation on Research," Think Tank Session, March 16, 2017, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, Ore.

"In the Dust of this Writing Program," October 15, 2016, WIDE-EMU Conference, Ypsilanti, Mich.

"Worknets as Rhetorical Invention," Designing a WAC Institute for Modal Diversity, International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Roundtable, June 23, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Chreodic Build-up: Planning and Enacting a Networked Methodological Approach," April 8, 2016, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, Texas

"Turn Spotting: Tracing Keywords Across an Expanding Disciplinary Lexicon," October 30-31, 2015, Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Tempe, Arizona

"Threshold Concepts and the Inevitability of Transgressive Invitation," October 10, 2015, WIDE-EMU Conference, East Lansing, Mich.

"Meh Admin: The Generative Potential of Ambivalence," July 17, 2015, Writing Program Administrators Conference, Boise, Idaho

"Program-Responsive Assessment Design: A Report on the First-year Writing Program's Assessment Initiative," with Kate Pantelides. October 31, 2014, Eastern Michigan University 2014 Assessment Forum, Ypsilanti, Mich.

"Mad Handles," E.17 Polymorphic Frames of Pre-Tenure WPAs: Eight Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia, Thursday, March 20, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Ind.

"Emplaced Disciplinary Networks from Middle Altitude," Interdependencies and Cross-Pollination between Canadian and U.S. Writing Studies: Examining Transnational Relationships through Distant and Close Methodologies, Writing Research Across Borders, Symposium W9, February 22, 2014, Paris, France

"Dissoi Ecologoi: Differential Rhetorical Ecologies and Prospective Appeals," Latour’s Compositionism and the Angel of History, Friday, April 26, 2013, HASTAC, Toronto, Ont.

"Considerations of Research Design and Analyzing Large Data Sets in the 2012 Master's Degree Consortium Survey," L.18 Respondent, Saturday, March 16, 2013, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nev.

"Cross-Generational Connections among Retired Faculty, Retiring Faculty, and the Emergent Professoriate: Beginning a Conversation," E.01 Facilitator, Featured Session, Thursday, March 14, 2013, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nev.

"Alien Discipliniography: Visualization Methods for an Ontographic View of Rhetoric and Composition," Networked Relations: New Materialist Contributions to the Digital Humanities February 16, 2013, Networked Humanities Conference, #nhuk, Lexington, Ky.

"Clocking Composition: Exploring Chronography with Timeline JS," Oct. 20, 2012. With Jana Rosinski and Joe Torok. WIDE-EMU Conference, East Lansing, Mich.

"Sifting for Worm Turns: Thirty Keywords over Two Decades in College Composition and Communication," March 22, 2012; Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Mo.

"The Hyper-Circumference of Effectiveness in 3…2…1… FTL Jumps," Oct. 15, 2011, WIDE-EMU Conference, Ypsilanti, Mich.

"CCC In Motion: Twenty Terms Over Twenty Years," May 20, 2011, Panel: "Motion, Media, Method, Materiality," Computers and Writing Conference, Ann Arbor, Mich.

"Cloud Parallax," April 9, 2011, Roundtable: "A Department in Exile: The Challenges of Contested Spaces and Roles," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Ga.

THATCamp—Chicago, November 20, 2010, The Humanities and Technology Camp, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, Ill.

"I'll Have What You're Having: Delicious Mentorship 2.0 Ways," May 22, 2010, Computers and Writing Conference, West Lafayette, Ind.

"When the Last Database You Search Is Not Your Own," March 18, 2010, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, Ky.

"1987: A Choragraphic Return to North's Neighborhood," March, 2009, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, Calif.

"Sweding a Scholarly Journal: Metadata, Digitization, and Whatever You Have On Hand," October 17, 2008, Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, Ky.

"Automata for the Archive: A Machinery for Distant Reading," May 25, 2008, Rhetoric Society of America, Seattle, Wash.

"Everywhere Drafting: A Thick Map," May 23, 2008, Rhetoric Society of America, Seattle, Wash.

"Visualizing Disciplinary Patterns: Distant Reading Methods and Composition Studies," April 11, 2008, Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, N.Y.

"How Archives Learn: Tagging Practices and the Circulation of Digital Archives," April 4, 2008, Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, La.

"Blogging and the Orchestration of Attention It Demands," May, 2007, Computers and Writing Conference, Detroit, Mich.

"Clouds, Graphs, and Maps: CCC From a Distance," March 24, 2007, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Featured Session, New York, N.Y.

"Digital Underlife and Writing Instruction," July 24-27, 2006, Virtual Reality in Real Life Conference, SUNY-Cortland, Online

"Mirror, Mirror on the Web: The Evolution of CCC Online," March, 2006, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, Ill.

"Networked Writing as Micro-Monument: The Long Tail's Nested Memoria," October, 2005, Contesting Public Memories Conference, Syracuse, N.Y.

"Weblogs and Emergence: Opening Gestures in Networked Spaces," April, 2005, Humanities, Arts and Technosciences (CHATS) Conference, Albany, N.Y.

"Ping! Re-Addressing Audience in the Blogosphere," March, 2005, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, Calif.

"Competing Voices in Anna McAfee's Lectures to Young Women," April, 2000, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, Minn.

"Challenging Literacy: Student Readers and Difficult Texts," February, 2000, Missouri Write to Learn Conference, Osage Beach, Mo.

Conferences Organized

Corridors: The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference, Virginia Tech, September 19, 2020

Corridors: The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference, Virginia Tech, September 21, 2019

Liaison, Corridors: The Great Lakes Writing and Rhetoric Conference (formerly WIDE-EMU), Wayne State University, September 30, 2017

WIDE-EMU 2016, with Bill Hart-Davidson and Steven Krause, Eastern Michigan University, October 15, 2016

WIDE-EMU 2015, with Bill Hart-Davidson and Steven Krause, Michigan State University, October 10, 2015

WIDE-EMU 2013, with Bill Hart-Davidson and Steven Krause, Eastern Michigan University, October 12, 2013

WIDE-EMU 2012, with Bill Hart-Davidson and Steven Krause, Michigan State University, October 20, 2012

WIDE-EMU 2011, with Bill Hart-Davidson and Steven Krause, Eastern Michigan University, October 15, 2011

Virtual Reality in Real Life Conference, with Alex Reid, SUNY-Cortland, Online, July 24-27, 2006


Training & Certificates

CITI Program (Basic Responsible Conduct of Research; Social & Behavioral Research - Stage 1 - Basic Course), Virginia Tech, April 2020

LED: Mastery of Online Instruction Certification, Virginia Tech, Fall 2018

Training in Human Subjects Protection, Virginia Tech, August 2018

CITI Program (Stage I RCR/IRB - Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research & Investigators, Students, and Faculty Mentors), Eastern Michigan Univ., July 2017

Future Professoriate Program (FPP), Syracuse University, 2006-2008

Online Instructor Certificate, eCollege, April, 2004

Grant Writing Certificate, Prairie Lands Writing Project, November, 2001

Online Instructor Certificate, VCampus Corporation, August, 2001

National Writing Project Teacher-Consultant, July, 1999

SERVICE AND OUTREACH

Professional Service

PraxisWiki Review Board, Kairos, 2019-

Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Executive Board (elected), 2019-

Antiracist Priorities Web Resources Subcommittee, Co-Chair, Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), 2020-

Digital Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), 2019-

Nominating Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), 2019

Treasurer, Writing Across Virginia Affiliate (elected, unopposed; appointed CWPA liaison for the affiliate), 2019-

Board, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012-

Editorial Board, Enculturation, 2010-

Reviewer (external), tenure and/or promotion for candidates from SUNY-Binghamton, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas Tech University, Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, and University of Kentucky.

Reviewer for Enculturation (19 revs.), College Composition and Communication (eight revs.), Kairos (three revs.), Xchanges (eight revs.), College English (one rev.), Intraspection (one rev.), and Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies (two revs.).

Working Group, "CWPA and CCCC Joint Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic," co-authored with Beth Brunk-Chavez, David Green, Holly Hassel, and Lyra Hilliard. 26 June 2020. Web.

Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Greenville, N.C., 2020

Computers and Composition Distinguished Book Award Committee, 2020

Steering Committee, CCCC Regional Summer Conference, Old Dominion University (host), 2018

Coordinator, Michigan WPA Affiliate, 2018

Facilitator, Institutional and Professional, Think Tank for Newcomers, CCCC, 2017

Linked Women Pedagogues Co-design Participant, Florida State University, 2016

Research Network Forum Table Leader, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, Texas, April 2016

CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication Committee, 2016

CCCC Task Force on Cross-Generational Connections, 2013-2018

Stage II Reviewer, NCTE/CCCC, Champaign-Urbana, Ill., 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018

Online Coach, 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication, April-May 2014

Review Board, Xchanges, 2011-2014

CCCC Nominating Committee, 2013-2014

Co-Chair, Master's Degree Consortium of Writing Studies Specialists, NCTE/CCCC, 2011-2014

Online Coach, 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 2013

Facilitator, Information Technologies, Think Tank for Newcomers, CCCC, 2010-2013

Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2011

HASTAC Mentor, 2010-2011

Proposal Reviewer, Computers and Writing Conference, Detroit, Mich., 2007


University Service

Faculty Co-lead, Communities of Practice (Writing Intensive Courses; Provost's Pandemic Response Initiative), Virginia Tech, 2020-

Strategic Advisory Board, Creativity and Innovation District Living Learning Community, Virginia Tech, 2020-

Gateway to Completion (G2C) Steering Committee/Task Force, Eastern Michigan University, 2016-2018

College of Arts & Sciences Subcommittee on College Response to Racism, Eastern Michigan University, 2016-2017

Campus Literacy Task Force, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2012-2013

Honors College Advisory Council, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2011-2013

Reader, TRUEMU Essay Contest, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2012

Interviewer, Presidential Scholars Competition, Eastern Michigan Univ., Dec. 10, 2011

University Writing Center Faculty Consultant, Winter 2011

Interviewer, Presidential Scholars Competition, Eastern Michigan Univ., Dec. 4, 2010

Computer Refresh Program (CRP) Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2010

Mentor, Online Instructor Mentor Program, Park University, Parkville, Mo., 2007-2009

Facilitator, GKCWP Student Writing Project, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, July, 2001

Facilitator, Student Writing Project, Carver Elementary, Kansas City, Mo., June, 2001


Department Service

Executive Committee, English, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Chair, Composition Committee, English, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Rhetoric and Writing Committee (PhD Program), English, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Chair, Search Committee for Collegiate Professor, Composition Studies, Virginia Tech, 2019-2020

Professorial Personnel Committee, English, Virginia Tech, 2019

Chair, Search Committee for Instructors of First-year Writing (thirteen full-time hires), Virginia Tech, 2019

Professional and Technical Writing Subcommittee, English, Virginia Tech, 2018-2019

Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2017-2018

Graduate Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2016-2018

Chair, First-year Writing Program Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., Sept. 2012-2018

Written Communications Committee, Eastern Michigan University, 2009-2018

Rhetoric and Writing Committee, Eastern Michigan University, 2011-2018

Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing—Associate WPA, 2016-2017

Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing—Technical Communication, 2014-2015

Graduate Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2012-2015

Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing—Technical Communication, 2012-2013

Curriculum Committee, English Language & Literature, Eastern Michigan Univ., 2010-2013

Co-coordinator, CCR Graduate Collective, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 2005-2007

Review Committee on the Candidacy of Professor Collin Gifford Brooke for Promotion and Tenure, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 2006

Graduate Committee, CCR, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 2005-2006

President, English Graduate Student Association, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999-2000


Outreach

Participant (semester-long WPA interview subject) in Dr. Chris Anson's graduate seminar at North Carolina State U, ENG 505/798: Writing Program Administration: Theory, Practice, and Research, Spring 2020

Guest panelist in Dean Karen DePauw's graduate proseminar at Virginia Tech, GRAD5104: Preparing the Future Professoriate, on open access publishing, Oct. 22, 2018, Oct. 21, 2019, and Oct. 19, 2020.

Guest in Dr. Shelley Rodrigo's graduate seminar at University of Arizona, ENGL696E: Theories of Networks (via Zoom) on May 1, 2019. Focus: Network Sense and case-study based research projects-in-progress

Guest in Dr. Kate Pantelides' graduate seminar at Middle Tennessee State University, Writing Center Theory and Practice (via Skype) on September 19, 2016. Focus: Composition Forum article, worknets and invention, secondary research as guided by chora and topoi

Acted as department liaison for campus-wide Canvas pilot (new CMS) in Winter 2015, led a CMS-based pedagogy workshop in September 2016

Guest in Dr. Sean McCarthy's undergraduate class at James Madison University, Theory and Methods in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication (via Skype) on October 23, 2012. Focus: CCC article and research design

Guest in Dr. Jeff Pruchnic's graduate class at Wayne State University, Postpostmodernism (via Skype) on April 1, 2013. Focus: CCC article, recent Kairos article, and distant reading methods

Guest in Dr. Laurie Gries's graduate seminar at the University of Florida, Digital Humanities (via Skype) on October 20, 2011. Focus: distant reading methods and in-progress draft of "Views from a Distance: A Nephological Model"

Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Bernalillo, N.M., 2004, 2005, 2008, 2019

Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Shiprock, N.M., 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018

Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Whiteriver, Ariz., 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2017

Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Okmulgee, Okla., 2016

Volunteer, Little Panthers Basketball, South Point Scholars, Ypsilanti, Mich., 2014

Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Tuba City, Ariz., 2012

Mentor, Native Vision, Sports and Life Skills Camp, Santa Fe, N.M., 2010


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of University Professors, EMU-AAUP, 2009-2018

Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition, ATAC, 2007-2013

Conference on College Composition and Communication, CCCC, 1998-

Council of Writing Program Administrators, CWPA, 2012-

Michigan Council of Teachers of English, MCTE, 2010-2011

Modern Language Association, MLA, 2008-2009

National Council of Teachers of English, NCTE, 1998-

Rhetoric Society of America, RSA, 2007-Lifetime enhanced


DOCTORAL EXAM AND DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

Committee chair, Amilia Evans, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2020-

Committee member, Jonathan Adams, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, Cheyenne Franklin, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, Fai Inthajak, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, Matt Homer, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, Kelly Scarff, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, Alisha Scott, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, Lauren Wallace, RW Program, Virginia Tech, 2018-

Committee member, "Set in Stone: Rhetorical Performances in Virginia Tech’s April 16th Memorial," by Brooke Covington (Asst. Prof., Christopher Newport U.), RW PhD Program, Virginia Tech, 2020

Outside reader, "Visualizing Words and Knowledge: Arts of Memory from the Agora to the Computer," by Seth D. Long (Asst. Prof., U Nebraska-Kearney), PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University, 2015


MA PROJECTS AND THESES SUPERVISED

Advisor, Master's Project, "Journaling Practices to Support First-Year Writing Student Wellness," by Hillary Degner, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing), EMU, 2018

Advisor, Master's Project, "Assembling Adelon," by Brianne Radke, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing), EMU, 2017

Advisor, Master's Project, "What Visual Rhetorics Need from Cultural Rhetorics: A Study of Social Justice Murals," by Ja'La Wourman, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), EMU, 2017

Advisor, Master's Project, "Locating Safe Spaces," by T Passwater, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing), EMU, 2017

Advisor, Master's Project, "Mapping Rhetorical Action in Controversies: Kairos and Advanced Imaging Technology," by Lisa Pignotti, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), EMU, 2015

Advisor, Master's Project, "Stases Theory into Practice: A Rhetorical Perspective on Content-Management Systems and Writing Practices in a Corporate Setting," by Dan Lyons, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), EMU, 2014

Advisor, Master's Project, "Toward a Rhetoric of Amusement Park Maps," by Danielle Newby, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), EMU, 2014

Advisor, Master's Project, "The Mode and the Message: A Case Study of an Online Open Letter to RIM," by Ila Coltas, MA in Written Communication (Professional Writing), EMU, 2013

Advisor, Master's Project, "Technical Composition," by Jana Rosinski, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing/Professional Writing), EMU, 2013

Advisor, Master's Project, "Visualizing Present Tense: Graphing and Mapping a Corner of the Discipline," by Joe Torok, MA in Written Communication (Teaching of Writing), EMU, 2013

Reader, "Something to Talk About: Rhetorical Exchanges on 'Professors Strike Back,' from Ratemyprofessors.com," by Bushra M. Malaibari, MA in Written Communication, EMU, 2010


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISED

Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "The Show Was Yesterday: Redefining Writing and Research Process Through Mixing and Sampling," by Gabriel Green, BA in Written Communication, EMU, 2015

Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "A Craft-based Composition: Expanding and Foregrounding Materiality in Writing," by Chelsea Lonsdale, BA in Language, Literature, and Writing (LLW), EMU, 2012

Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "A Case for Mutual Engagement: On the Consequences of Professor as Terminal Audience," by Adam Nannini, BA in Language, Literature, and Writing (LLW), EMU, 2012

Advisor, Senior Honors Thesis, "Explorations of a Geek," by Erin C. Stratos, BA in Language, Literature, and Writing (LLW), EMU, 2011


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
ENGL1105: First-year Writing: Introduction to College Composition (2 sections)
ENGL3764: Technical Writing (2 sections; 3rd scheduled for WI21)
ENGL3844: Writing and Digital Media (Spring 2021)
ENGL5004: Theory and Practice of University Writing Instruction (1 section)
ENGL5454: Studies in Theory: University Writing Instruction (1 section)
ENGL6364: Research Design in Rhetoric and Writing (1 section)
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mi.
WRTG120: Composition I: Writing the College Experience (1 section)
WRTG121: Composition II: Researching the Public Experience (3 sections)
WRTG326: Research Writing (4 sections)
WRTG328: Writing, Style, and Technology (15 sections)
WRTG444: Writing for the World Wide Web (1 section)
WRTG499: Ind. Study: Composition as Craft (Honors Thesis)
WRTG499: Ind. Study: Inquiring into Digital Humanities (Honors Thesis)
WRTG499: Ind. Study: Digital Writing Pedagogy (Honors Thesis)
WRTG500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Written Communication
WRTG505: Rhetoric of Science and Technology (2 sections)
WRTG516: Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice (3 sections)
WRTG527: Visual Rhetoric
WRTG540: Visual Rhetoric and Information Design (2 sections)
WRTG596: Teaching Composition on the College Level (4 sections)
WRTG699: Ind. Study: Felt Optics: Intersections in Affect Theory and Visual Rhetorics
WRTG699: Ind. Study: Reading-Writing Disability Studies
WRTG699: Ind. Study: Rhetorical Genre Studies
UWC Faculty Consultant, Winter 2011
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
WRT105: Analysis, Argument and Academic Writing (3 sections)
WRT195: Studio 2 for Transfer Students (1 section)
WRT205: Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing* (3 sections)
WRT220: Writing Enrichment
WRT302: Advanced Writing Studio: Digital Writing (1 section)
WRT307: Advanced Writing Studio: Professional Writing (2 sections)
Writing Consultant, Writing Center, 2008
Park University, Parkville, Mo.
EN105: Writing Strategies and Concepts (3 sections)
EN105DL: Writing Strategies and Concepts (Online) (9 sections)
EN106: Writing Purposes and Research (4 sections)
EN106DL: Writing Purposes and Research (Online) (9 sections)
EN306B: Prof. Writing in the Disciplines: Business Communications (Online) (2 sections)
LS211DL: Introduction to the Humanities (Online) (10+ sections)
ML315C: Reading and Culture for International Students (1 section)
PK115: Basic Skills: Writing I (2 sections)
PK116: Basic Skills: Writing II (2 sections)
PK117: Principles of Composition in Review (1 section)
Writing Tutor, Academic Support Center, 2000
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
ENG110: Freshman Composition (2 sections)
ENG225: English II (2 sections)
ENG305WI: Theory and Practice of Composition (1 section)

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