San Diego State University
Rhetoric and Writing Studies
PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, 2003
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Dissertation: Composing in Multiple Dimensions: Understanding New Media Development Processes
MA in English, with Distinction, 1998
California State University, Chico, CA
Master’s Thesis: Reading & Writing Hypertext: Looking at the Literacy of Outside Online
BA in Liberal Studies, Minor in English, cum laude, 1994
California State University, Chico, CA
Lecturer: San Diego State University, 2014-present
- RWS 744: Visual Rhetoric
- RWS 504: Advanced Professional Writing
- RWS 503: Professional Communication
Associate Professor: New Mexico State University, 2011- 2014
- Eng 600: Doctoral Research, Fall 13
- Eng 566: Online Pedagogy for Writing and Communication, Spring 13
- Eng 543/643: Multimedia Theory and Production, Fall 12
- Eng 478: Document Design, Fall 11, Fall 13
- Eng 318: Advanced Technical & Professional Communication, Fall 11, Fall 12, Spring 13
Assistant Professor: New Mexico State University, 2005-2011
- Eng 600: Doctoral Research, Fall 10
- Eng 585: Portfolio Preparation, Spring 10, Spring 11
- Eng 566: Online Pedagogy for Writing and Communication, Spring 11
- Eng 549/649: Advanced/Graduate Study in Writing: Online Pedagogy, Spring 09
- Eng 543: Multimedia Theory & Production, Fall 08, Fall 10
- Eng 572: Technical & Professional Communication: Theory & Pedagogy, Spring 08, Spring 10
- Eng 218: Introduction to Scientific & Technical Communication, Spring 08
- Eng 449/549: Advanced & Graduate Study in Writing: Web Communication Design, Spring 07
- Eng 610: Proseminar in Rhetoric & Professional Communication, Fall 06, Fall 07
- Eng 318: Advanced Technical & Professional Communication, Fall 09, Spring, 09, Fall 08, Summer 08, Spring 07, Fall 06, Summer 06, Fall 05
- Eng 597: Internship in Technical & Professional Communication, Fall 06, Spring 08
- Eng 578/678: Multimedia Theory & Production, Spring 06
- Eng 478: Document Design, Fall 05, Fall 07, Fall 09
College Assistant Professor: New Mexico State University, 2004-2005
- Eng 315- Writing for the Web, Spring 05
- Eng 318- Advanced Technical & Professional Communication (for RN-BSN Distance Education Program), Spring 05, Fall 04
- Eng 218- Introduction to Scientific & Technical Communication, Spring 05, Fall 04
Adjunct Instructor: New Mexico State University, 2003-2004
- Eng 318- Advanced Technical & Professional Communication, Spring 04, Summer 04
- Eng 478- Document Design, Fall 03
- Eng 218- Introduction to Scientific & Technical Communication, Spring 04, Fall 03
Graduate Teaching Assistant- Instructor of Record: Michigan Tech University, 1999-2003
- HU 2650- Introduction to Web Design, Spring 03, Summer 02
- HU 2644- Introduction to Computer Applications, Spring 02
- UN 2001- Revisions: Written, Oral, & Visual Communication, Fall 01
- HU 203- Introduction to Technical Writing, Spring 00
- HU 209- Verbal/Nonverbal Communication, Winter 99/00
- HU 103B- First Year Writing for Biology Majors, Fall 99
- HU 102- Writing from Sources, Spring & Summer 99
Graduate Teaching Assistant- Instructor of Record: Cal State University, Chico, 1995-1998
- Eng 101- Freshman Composition, Spring 96-Spring 98
- Eng 1A- Writing Workshop, Lab Instructor- Fall 95-Fall 97
- Tutor for CSU, Chico Writing Center, Spring 95
Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects. Co-authored with Kristin Arola and Cheryl Ball. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014.
PUBLICATIONS- JOURNAL ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS
“Multimodality as a Frame for Individual and Institutional Change.” Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology. Co-authored with Kristin Arola and Cheryl Ball. January 2014. Available at http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/multimodality-frame-individual-institutional-change/
“Balancing Act: A Guide to Analyzing Context and Developing a Technologically Appropriate Approach to Visual Communication Instruction.” Designing Texts: Teaching Visual Communication. Eva Brumberger and Kathryn Northcut (eds.). Baywood Publishing. Amityville, NY: 2013, 245-264.
“Multimedia Composition: The Role of Collaboration and Constraints in the Design of New Media Assignments.” Journal of Literacy and Technology. 11(1): April 2010.
“Creating a Design Center: Negotiating Pedagogy, Disciplinarity, and Sustainability in Communities of Practice.” RAW (Reading and Writing) New Media. Jim Kalmbach and Cheryl Ball (Eds.). Hampton Press. Cresskill, NJ: 2010, 323-341. New Dimensions in Computers and Composition series.
- “Creating a Design Center: Negotiating Pedagogy, Disciplinarity, and Sustainability in Communities of Practice.” Reprinted in The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media. Sohui Lee and Russell Carpenter (Eds.). Routledge. New York, NY: 2013.
“The Rhetorical Work of Multimedia Production Practices: It’s More than Just Technical Skill.” Computers and Composition. 26 (2009).
- “The Rhetorical Work of Multimedia Production Practices: It’s More than Just Technical Skill.” Reprinted in Multimodal Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. Claire Lutkewitte (Ed.). Bedford/St. Martin’s. Boston, MA: 2014: 391-404.
“Using Multiple-Source Research to Create Persuasive Evidence-based Communication.” Resources in Technical Communication: Outcomes and Approaches. Cindy Selfe (Ed.). Baywood Publishing. Amityville, NY: 2007, 37-61. Technical Communication series.
Invited Book Review: Communication of Complex Information: User Goals and Information Needs for Dynamic Web Information by Michael J. Albers. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004. 263 pages. Appearing in Technical Communication Quarterly 17(1), Spring 2008, 138-142.
WEB & MULTIMEDIA WORK
Web Designer/Coordinator, NMSU English Department, Spring 05-present
- Coordinated two full revisions of website based on changes to University branding initiatives
- Responsible for content, layout, development, and maintenance of English Department web site and promotion via department Facebook group
- Supervised redesign and implementation of specialized sites for graduate programs in creative writing, literature, and rhetoric and professional communication
Project Manager, Innoventure/Arrowhead Research Center, NMSU, Spring 12-Summer 13
- Coordinated with Education Specialist and graduate student designer to plan design and packaging of curricular materials for entrepreneurship competition for high school students to be licensed nationally
Project Manager, NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Fall 08-Summer 09
- Worked with Associate Dean to discuss website needs and conversion into a new content management system (Mango CMS) for all departments in the College of Arts and Sciences
- Hired and provided ongoing training for graduate assistant to work with individual departments
- Met weekly with GA to discuss site architecture, technical issues, and client concerns
Project Manager, NMSU Provost/Executive Vice President Website, Spring 08
- Met with Provost and Associate Provost to discuss site and audience needs
- Collaborated with GA site developer to research and design site architecture
- Reviewed development work, oversaw project progress, and worked with campus IT staff to launch site
Digital Video Producer, Doña Ana County Emergency Medical Responders, Spring 06-Fall 08
- Created a series of 10 DVDs used to educate EMT personnel about pre-hospital care in rural areas, as well as allow them to obtain continuing medical education credits
- Shot video for pilot episode and participated in critique session with county medical director
- Supervised Design Center intern who shot, edited, and finalized the rest of the series
Digital Video Director, Editor, Producer, NMSU English Department/Design Center, Fall 05-Spring 06
- Created a short digital video in collaboration with First-Year Writing and WAVE programs on responsible choices regarding alcohol
- Responsible for coordinating videography, completing editing and all post-production work
- Presented video to University administrators, NMSU emergency responders, and WAVE program officials
Web/Multimedia Developer, US Forest Service, Houghton, MI Fall 01-Spring 03
- Responsible for creating web site for station and presenting its research to outside stakeholders
- Designed a children’s multimedia site aimed at sixth to eighth graders to teach interactively about regional forests and basic ecological processes and concepts
- Site available at http://forestry.mtu.edu/kidscorner/index.html
Web Designer/Coordinator, MTU Department of Humanities, Fall 00-Summer 03
- Responsible for complete redesign of content, layout, development, and maintenance of Humanities Department web site
- Worked with departmental committees and individuals to increase web-based student recruitment
- Advised faculty on developing personal and course-related web sites
Video Animation Designer, Habitat for Humanity, Houghton, MI, Summer 01
- Consulted with builders and video production specialists to design project to specifications
- Created QuickTime animations using Flash to illustrate building techniques for constructing energy-efficient housing
Project Manager/Interactivity Designer, MTU Youth Programs, Fall 00-Spring 01
- Coordinated research, design, and programming of interactive Flash web site to recruit pre-college students for automotive engineering summer program
- Developed content and user interactions
- Site available at http://web.nmsu.edu/~jasheppa/projects/yp2/yp_home.html
Web Designer, MTU Graduate School, Summer 00
- Responsible for complete redesign of content, layout, and development of Graduate School web site for entire university
- Worked with Graduate Dean’s office to increase web-based student recruitment
GRANTS AND FUNDING
Innoventure- Client-based Communication Project, Spring 12-Summer 13
- $2,400- Received funding to hire and supervise graduate student to redesign and package curricular materials for student entrepreneurship competition to be licensed nationally by Innoventure
Research Funding from Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 11-Summer 12
- $10,000- Received funding to purchase technology and design software related to research/publishing project and for international conference travel
Studio G- Client-based Communication Project, Spring 11
- $800- Received funding to hire and supervise graduate student to design logo, visual identity, flyers and mailers for Studio G Student Incubator/Arrowhead Research Center
Border Servant Corps- Client-based Communication Project, Spring and Summer 11
- $1,000- Received funding to hire and supervise graduate student to develop three brochures for local service organization
Dissemination Grant from College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 09
- $1,500- Received support for travel to and presentation at the Computers and Writing Conference
Southwest and Border Culture Institute Grant, Spring 06-Spring 07
- $2,000- Collaborated with Series Director and PhD student in digitization of 20 years of La Sociedad Para las Artes readings
Research Award from Dean Cruzado, NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Summer 06
- $1,000- Received support for travel to and presentation at the Computers and Writing Conference
- Funding also supported development meetings with co-editor for submission to the RAW (Reading and Writing) New Media collection
“Empowering Writers and Users One Device at a Time: Sustainable Rhetorics and Development of Collaborative Online Technical Documentation,” Computers and Writing Conference, Pullman, WA, June 2014.
“Multimodal Literacy: The Role of Collaboration and Constraints in the Design of New Media Assignments,” 19th International Conference on Learning, London, UK, August, 2012.
“Writing Ourselves into Parenthood: Understanding Social and Technological Rhetorical Conventions in Online Adoption Profiles,” Featured Session at Computers and Writing, Raleigh, NC, May 2012.
“Balancing Visual Production and Analysis: Localized Pedagogies, Comic Interfaces, and American Indian Design,” Featured Speaker at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March 2011.
“Making Multimodal Projects: Integrating Digital Rhetorics and Literacies across the Curriculum,” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Las Cruces, NM, October 2010.
“Sustaining Innovation through Online Community Review: What Writing Studies Can Learn from User/Designer Interaction over iPhone Applications,” Computers and Writing Conference, Davis, CA, June 2009.
“Public Feedback, Usability and the Evolution of Applications for the iPhone: How Online Review Practices Can Inform Approaches to Iterative Design in the Technical Communication Classroom,” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.
“Negotiating Their Way into the Field: Theoretical and Pedagogical Deliberations by Graduate Students New to Teaching Technical and Professional Communication,” Council on Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2008.
“Composing Identity: The Role of Genre, Narrative, and Multimodality in Community-Based Multimedia Projects,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2007.
“Multimodal Narratives: The Challenges of Attending to Design, Rhetoric, Technology, and Story,” Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition, Louisville, KY, October 2006.
“Mediating Space, Pedagogy, and Politics: The Challenges of Developing a Center for Multimodal Communication Design,” Computers and Writing Conference, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.
“Multimedia Composition as Technological, Social, and Exploratory Practice,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.
“Evolving Media, Evolving Literacies: Recommended Practices for Developing Multimodal Communication,” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Tempe, AZ, October 2004.
“Just Because It’s Hands-on Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Intellectual: The Knowledge Building Work of Multimedia Production Practices,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, March 2004.
“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Composing Meaningful and Usable Multimedia Communication,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY 2003.
“Engaging New Media: Strategies for Creating and Critiquing Interactivity,” Computers and Writing Conference, Normal, IL May 2002.
“Composing Multimedia: Using Multiliteracies and Visual Thinking to Increase Intellectual Exploration and Participation,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL March 2002.
“Blurring the Boundaries of Writing: Incorporating Multiple Media into Composition Pedagogy,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, MN April 2000.
“‘Hey Baby’”: Performing Gender and Sexual Identity in Electronic Conversations,” Challenging Rhetorics: Second Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, University of Minnesota, MN, October 1999.
“Visible Texts and Blurred Boundaries: Taking a Closer Look at Hypertext,” Computers and Writing Conference, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, May 1999.
“Reading and Writing Hypertext: Looking at the Literacy of Outside Online,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March 1999.
“Critiquing the Promise of Techno-Democracy: Gender and Electronic Conversations in First-Year Writing,” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s): From Boundaries to Borderlands, Oregon State University, August 1997.
“Mediating Social Inequities in Composition Classrooms and Computer Conversations,” Humanities and Fine Arts Symposium, California State University, Chico, April 1997.
“Mary Austin and Terry Tempest Williams: A Gender-Focused Study of Southwest Landscape Writing,” Humanities and Fine Arts Symposium, California State University, Chico, April 1997.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
“Strategies for Assessing Multimodal Projects.” Invited Webinar Presenter. CompEd Week Hosted by Macmillan Education and Bedford/St.Martin’s, October 2014.
“WAC Effects: Multimodal Writing Across the Curriculum.” NMSU Teaching Academy Workshop, October 2013.
“Multimodality as a Frame for Individual and Institutional Change.” Invited Plenary Speaker. Assessing Multimodality: Navigating the Digital Turn Symposium, Georgia Tech, April 2013.
“Multimodal Assignment Exchange.” Invited Workshop Facilitator/Presenter. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, March 2013.
Workshop Presenter, MC2/LIFT Programs (Mathematically Connected Communities/Leadership Institute for Teachers- NSF-funded two year graduate program), NMSU, Summer 2012, Fall 2012
- Created and facilitated workshops on professional writing and peer feedback for K-12 math teachers
- Collaborated with NMSU Math faculty to determine participant writing needs
“The Role of Design in New Media.” Invited Town Hall Panelist. Computers and Writing Conference, Raleigh, NC, May 2012.
“English Department Graduate Student Orientation.” Participated in panel discussion with other department faculty to prepare new graduate students for coursework and programmatic expectations. New Mexico State University, August 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013.
“Technologies, Courses, and Projects in Rhetoric and Professional Communication.” Instructional Support Services eLearning Tech Show and Tell: An interdisciplinary workshop on learning technologies and the ways they are being employed pedagogically in different departments and units across campus. New Mexico State University, April 2007.
“Preparing Conference Presentations for the Conference on College Composition and Communication.” Development workshop and separate practice colloquium session for RPC graduate students preparing panel presentations for the Conference on College Composition and Communication. February and March 2007.
“Balancing Your Teaching, Research, Service, and Personal Life,” Panel discussion at New Faculty Orientation, New Mexico State University, September 2006.
“Creating Content for the Web,” Web Technology Workshop for Instructors of Technical and Professional Communication Courses, New Mexico State University, November 2005.
“Using iMovie to Create Digital Documentaries,” Perspectives Seminar, Michigan Technological University, October 2002.
“Integrating Graphic Design and Digital Video in Middle and High School Classes,” Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum Workshop, Michigan Technological University, June 2002.
“Manipulating Images and Creating Animated gifs,” Girls+Math+Science=Choices Workshop Series in Digital Media, Fall 00, Fall 01.
“Teaching Speaking,” Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, Michigan Technological University, February 2000.
DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Director, Design Center, NMSU, Spring 05-Fall 14
- Coordinate multiple communication design projects for department and community clients, including:
- Development of layout and design plan to organize curricular materials for student entrepreneurship competition to be licensed nationally by Innoventure/Arrowhead Research Center
- Development of logo, branding scheme, posters and mailers for Studio G student business incubator
- Design and development of multiple brochures for Border Servant Corps outreach group
- Creation of online student satisfaction survey for NMSU English Department Graduate Programs
- Program advertisement for Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference and Council of Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication Conference programs (print)
- Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference (website for 2010 conference hosted at NMSU)
- Borderlands Writing project (web and print materials)
- La Sociedad Reading series (posters, flyers, and web schedule)
- Facebook group to publicize English Department events and connect community members
- English Department (updated/revised brochures for Spring Visitor’s Day)
- NMSU Provost website (development of completely new site for accreditation visit)
- Web portal for Creative Writing program (external website)
- New Mexico English Teacher Exchange Program (external website)
- Doña County Animal Control Office (development and revision of official documentation)
- Developed and delivered workshops on teaching with design technology (including Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Comic Life, and iMovie) for department faculty and graduate students
- Started internship program to create print and digital materials for campus and community clients
- Researched, purchased, and installed all hardware and software for multimedia production facility within allotted budget
- Wrote policy outlining mission and priorities of use
- Created, implemented, and supervise volunteer consultant training program that opens Center for expanded use among department graduate students on multiple projects and provides opportunities for technology-related professionalization
- Increased staffed open hours to 25 hours per week
Technology Coordinator, English Department, NMSU, Spring 05-Fall 14
- Coordinate all additions and revisions to the department web site
- Work as liaison with Department Head and ICT to update software and hardware in departmental computer labs and computer classrooms
- Research and make recommendations on departmental technology purchases
- Supervise assigned graduate students
Member- Arts and Sciences College Research Committee (College-wide committee), NMSU, Appointed Fall 11-Spring 14. Met to review research proposals for college grants and other purposes.
Member- General Education Course Certification Committee (University-wide committee), NMSU, Appointed Fall 09-Fall 12. Reviewed general education course proposals.
Chair and Member- Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, NMSU, 06-12. Met as needed to discuss and address relevant curriculum and policy issues, including proposals for new programs and courses. Evaluated nominations for graduate assistantships, applications to MA, MFA, and PhD programs, and financial awards. Participated in outcomes assessment. Elected as committee chair in Fall 2010.
Member- Personnel Committee, English Department, NMSU, Appointed Fall 07 for a one year replacement term, Fall 13 for a one year replacement term- Met intensively in Fall to review applications.
Member- Undergraduate Studies Committee, English Department, one year replacement term ended Spring 06- Met as needed to discuss and address relevant curriculum and policy issues and to evaluate submissions for undergraduate awards.
Chair and Member- Rhetoric and Professional Communication (RPC) Area Group Committee, English Department, Fall 03-present- Meets one hour bi-monthly to discuss and address relevant curriculum and policy issues and to evaluate PhD student qualifying portfolios and MA and PhD applications. Served as Chair Fall 08-Spring 10.
Member- Advisory Committee, English Department, Fall 11-present- Meets monthly with Department Head and Standing Committee chairs to plan departmental meeting agendas and initiatives.
Member- Interactive Information Kiosk Design Competition Selection Committee, Fall 07-Spring 08, Appointed by NMSU, Chief Technology Officer, VP Michael Hites to evaluate entries for information kiosks to be built and placed on the NMSU campus. Committee work involved examining entries and meeting with other committee members to discuss criteria and competition winners.
Member- Creative Media Institute, Curricular Sub-Committee for Digital Games Track, Spring 06- Met bi-monthly with interdisciplinary faculty representatives from across campus and CMI administrators to discuss course requirements and course development. Wrote brief course descriptions and proposals for five class that could be cross-listed with English pending funding and approval.
Member– Comprehensive Exam Revision Sub-committee of the RPC Area Group, English Department, Fall 04-Spring 05- Met bi-weekly as needed to work on changes for PhD exam process.
Member– Web Oversight Committee MTU, Spring 01-Spring 02.
Member– Web Oversight Sub-committee on University Web Policy, MTU Spring 01-Spring 02.
Member– Humanities Department Computer/Technology Committee, MTU Spring 01-Spring 02.
Environmental Affairs Program Coordinator– Associated Students, CSU, Chico, 93-94.
Editorial Board Member for Computers and Composition, Spring 11-present
- Complete written blind peer-review of approximately three manuscript submissions per year
Editorial Board Member for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Summer 06-present
- Conduct written evaluation of approximately three web-based texts per year
- Discuss reviews and suggestions for development with other board members via private online discussion list
Reviewer for Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, July 10, June 13
- Reviewed manuscript submission on visual, verbal, and virtual approaches to technical communication for suitability for publication in the journal
Assistant Editor for College Composition and Communication, MTU, Spring 00
- Read, reviewed, and made recommendations to editor for submitted manuscripts
Assistant Editor for Computers and Composition, MTU, Winter 99/00
- Performed developmental and final copy editing
Co-Editor for CSU, Chico English Department Newsletter, Writing from the Center, Fall 97
- Worked with editor on developmental revision
- Co-designed and copy edited final publication
Freelance Editor for children’s science author (Mike Graf), Spring 97-Summer 98
- Conducted research for children’s science book on weather
- Performed developmental and textual copy editing on children’s and adult fiction manuscripts
Editorial and Advertising Assistant for the Chico News & Review, Spring 95-Spring 96
- Assisted sales and design staff with proof reading and copy editing
- Wrote copy for special advertising issues
Program Proposal Reviewer for 2014 Computers and Writing Conference (January 2014). Reviewed conference proposal submissions and evaluated based on conference organizers’ rubric.
Program Proposal Reviewer for Fall 2010 Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference (July 2010). Reviewed conference proposal submissions and wrote evaluations and recommendations for acceptance/rejection.
Bedford/St. Martin’s Teaching Assistant Workshop (June 2010). Moderated and participated in discussion with teaching assistants from across the U.S. about the role of multimodal communication in composition and published curricular materials.
Program Proposal Reviewer for Fall 2010 Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference (June 2010). Reviewed nine conference proposal submissions using evaluation worksheet and made recommendations for acceptance/rejection.
Program Proposal Reviewer for Fall 2009 Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference (April 2009). Reviewed five conference proposal submissions and wrote evaluations and recommendations for acceptance/rejection.
Textbook Review of Riley and Mackiewicz: Visual Composing, under consideration by Pearson Education. (November 2008). Conducted extensive review of entire manuscript and provided evaluation and feedback.
Member- Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Nominating Committee. (October 2008). Conducted review of current ATTW members to select nominees for positions on the ATTW Executive Committee; discussed and ranked nominee suggestions of other committee members; made final recommendations to Vice President.
Textbook Review of Johnson-Sheehan: Technical Communication Today, 2nd edition, published by Longman Publishers. (April 2008). Conducted review of current text and provided evaluation and feedback on new edition update. I have used several editions of this text in teaching English 218.
Textbook Review of Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee: Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare, 5th edition, published by Elsevier Publishers. (July 2007). Conducted review of current text and provided evaluation and feedback on new edition update. I have used several versions of this text in teaching English 318 for nursing students as it focuses on professional communication practices relevant to that field.
Textbook Manuscript Review of Document Design: A Guide for Technical Communicators under consideration by Bedford/St. Martin’s (April 2006). Reviewed prospectus, table of contents and first four chapters for applicability to programs in Technical Communication and courses in Document Design.
McGraw Hill Seminar in Composition: Setting a New Standard, Las Vegas (March 2006). Moderated discussion on “The Standard of Freshman Composition in Your Program.” Participated in workshop on Composition issues and pedagogy with faculty from throughout western U.S.. Attended presentation by scholar Elaine Maimon.
Textbook Manuscript and Interactive Module Review of Technical Communication (7th edition) published by Bedford/St. Martin’s (July 2006). Reviewed revised text material and pedagogical usefulness of newly created interactive modules to support content.
Textbook Manuscript and Prospectus Review of Technical Communication: A Civic Approach under consideration for Houghton Mifflin (October 2006). Reviewed prospectus, table of contents and sample chapters for applicability to introductory and advanced courses in Technical and Professional Communication.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Participant, Publish and Flourish, Teaching Academy, NMSU, Spring 09
- Participated in weekly interdisciplinary collaborative writing group for all of Spring semester
- Attended initial and final workshops on becoming a more prolific scholar
Co-Organizer, Online Scholarship and Publishing Colloquium, NMSU, Fall 09
- Assisted in coordinating presentation focus and logistics, recruiting and hosting visiting scholars (Kristine Blair and Cheryl Ball) and publicizing event to department members
Researcher, Learning Games Lab, Knox Hall at NMSU, Summer 05-Summer 07
- Participated in development of activities for three week summer pilot session and current year-long research with 11-14 year olds on interaction and learning styles in computer-based games.
- Conducted research using multiple qualitative methods
- Collaborated on writing an article about assessment approaches
Assistant Director, Computers in Writing Intensive Classrooms: New Media Institute, MTU, Summer 01 & Summer 02
- Assisted with development and coordination of two week summer institute for university faculty and graduate students from around the country
- Led activities on design processes
- Demonstrated and supported multimedia software
Presenter/Technology Support, Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum Workshop for K-12 Educators, MTU, Summer 02
- Demonstrated graphic design and digital video editing software
- Supported technology project work for K-12 teacher participants
Graduate Assistant for the Writing Center and Composition Program Director, CSU, Chico, Fall 97
- Assisted in tutor training and curriculum development
- Participated in budget and program management activities
Member- Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 2004-present
Member- Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1997-present
Member- Council on Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, 2008-present
Member- National Council of Teachers of English, 1997-present
Member– Learning Technologies User Group, university-wide group meets monthly to discuss and share pedagogical uses of technology, Fall 04-Fall 05
Member– Service Learning Working Group, University-wide coalition established to participate in Campus Compact to strengthen student learning through interdisciplinary community outreach projects, Fall 04-Spring 05
Member– Working Group to establish a Center for the Human Use of Technology, comprised of interdisciplinary members from the College of Arts and Sciences who are currently drafting a proposal for a research center where investigations would focus on universal access to technology, usability, learning technology, and technology-aided communication and communication analysis, Fall 04
Member– Junior Faculty Writing Group. Intradepartmental group of English faculty established to read and provide critical feedback to colleagues on their publication manuscripts in a collaborative and supportive environment. Met monthly to discuss work on a rotating schedule, Fall 03-Spring 05
Member/Contributor- Teaching with Instructional Technology Group, MTU, Fall 98-Spring 03
Graduate School Fellowship for Humanities PhD Program, Michigan Technological University, Fall 98-Spring 99
CURRENT AND RECENT GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
PhD Committee Chair
- Julie Correa- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Spring 10-Summer 2014)
- Jen England- coursework and comprehensive exam (Fall 12-Summer 2014)
- Rachel Gallagher- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Fall 08-Summer 2014)
- Lauren Goldstein- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Fall 11-Summer 2014)
- Sipai Klein- coursework, comprehensive exam, dissertation planning, prospectus development, colloquium preparation (Spring 07-Summer 12, grad Summer 12)
- Ryan Lang- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (co-chair with Mónica Torres) (Spring 08-Summer 2012)
- Meg McGuire- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning, independent study (Spring 08-grad Spring 13, grad Spring 13)
- Rachel Milloy- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Spring 11-present)
- Diane Samuel- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Spring 09-present)
PhD Committee Member
- Michael Alvidrez (Curriculum and Instruction- Dean’s Representative)- dissertation feedback and oral exam (Fall 2012-Spring 2014, grad Spring 2014 )
- Edgar Barrantes- comprehensive exam questions and reading list development, exam evaluation (Spring 09-Summer 2014)
- Deborah Bauer- coursework and comprehensive exam (Fall 13-Summer 2014)
- Melissa Chavira (Education, Learning Technologies)- comprehensive exam evaluation, dissertation reader (Spring 09- grad Fall 11)
- Amy Dalzell- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Fall 07-Fall 2014, grad Fall 2014)
- Dana DeRego- coursework and comprehensive exam planning (Spring 13-Summer 2014)
- Qiumin Dong- comprehensive exam questions, reading list development, exam evaluation and dissertation prospectus review (Fall 07- grad Fall 11)
- Elizabeth Fricke- coursework, comprehensive exam preparation and evaluation, dissertation planning, prospectus evaluation (Spring 07- grad Spring 11)
- Kaleb Heineman- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Fall 10-Fall 2014, grad Fall 2014)
- Dylan Retzinger- coursework and comprehensive exam planning (Spring 13-Summer 2014)
- Marc Scott- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Spring 09- grad Summer 12)
- Christopher Tebo- coursework, comprehensive exam and dissertation planning (Fall 11-Summer 2014, grad Summer 2014)
- Gustav Verhulsdonck- coursework, comprehensive exam preparation and evaluation (Fall 05-Fall 07)
Master’s Committee Chair
- Jennifer Bracken- advising, thesis research and planning (grad Spring 09)
- Jennifer Cervantes- portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 07)
- Jaime Cooper- advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Fall 14)
- Julie Correa- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 07)
- Travis Dulany- advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 11)
- Sadie Estrada- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 07)
- Rachel Gallagher-exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 07)
- Miley Grandjean- advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Fall 08)
- Emily Katseanes- advising, thesis research and planning (Fall 13-Spring 14)
- Jeany Llorente-Ontiveros- advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 09)
- Ricci Montes- advising, course and portfolio planning (grad Spring 10)
- Katie Retzinger- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 07)
- Jessica Savage- – advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 11)
- Frank Sholedice- advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 08)
- Shanon Woodruff- advising, portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 08)
Master’s Committee Member
- Kristie Blicharz- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 05)
- Christina Brumm- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 07)
- Mellissa Burke- portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 13)
- Louie Calderon- portfolio planning and development (grad Fall 11)
- Lynn Coffman- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 06)
- Janice Cools- portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 10)
- Bonnie Chapman- portfolio planning and development (grad Fall 13)
- Christine Hill- portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 11)
- Julie Hughes- thesis planning and development (grad Summer 09)
- Debra Jaccard (MSN in Nursing)- capstone writing and oral exam (grad Fall 10)
- Phillip Johnson- portfolio planning and development (grad Fall 11)
- Mark Kitanga- program application, coursework planning (grad Spring 13)
- Niki Mott- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 08)
- Christina Murphy- exam and portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 05)
- Kyrsti Saunders- course advisement, portfolio planning and development (Fall 13-present)
- Donna Wilson- portfolio planning and development (grad Spring 06)
- Frederick Almarez – coursework planning (Fall 11-present)
- Matt Byrnes- program application, coursework planning (Fall 08-Fall 09)
- Travis Dulany- program application, coursework planning (Fall 09-Fall 10)
- Connie Padilla- program application, coursework planning, independent study development/completion (Fall 08-Fall 09)
- Arcadio Quintana- coursework planning (Fall 10-Fall 11)