Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric
University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Dissertation:  Drawing the Lines: Indigenous American Ledger Drawings and the Decolonization of Rhetorical Knowledge Spaces (Honors Distinction)

B.A. in English, Minor Professional Writing, Magna Cum Laude
Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
Completed: May 2012


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Literature, Media, and Communication (Georgia Institute of Technology)
August 2017 – Present


EMPLOYMENT

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English (University of Kansas)
August 2012 – May 2017

Online Course Reviser/Developer, Department of English (University of Kansas)
June 2016 – August 2016

Marketing Coordinator, KU Writing Center (University of Kansas)
July 2015 – June 2016

Graduate Writing Consultant, KU Writing Center (University of Kansas)
January 2013 – May 2015

Online Course Developer, Department of English (University of Kansas)
June 2013 – August 2013; June 2015 – August 2015

Program Assessment Intern, Department of English (University of Kansas)
May 2013 – August 2013


PUBLICATIONS

“Making Fanfic: The (Academic) Tensions of Fan Fiction as Self-Publication.”
Community Literacy Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017. Click here to access article.

“Ledger Art, Tradition, and Media.”
Becoming a College Writer: Readings to Write By. Ed. Lynee Gaillet. Fountainhead Press, 2017.


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Painting the Black Snake: Native Water Protectors, Ledger Art, and Rhetorical Labor
Conference on College Composition and Communication 2018 (Kansas City, MO)

Decolonizing the Conversation and “The New Eden” Exhibit
Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017 (Portland, OR)

Placenames and Public Memory: A Case Study of Etowah and Hightower
2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference (East Lansing, MI)

Drawing the Lines: Observing Space, Limitation, and Action in Ledger Art
Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference 2016 (Atlanta, GA)

Indigenous American Genres of Creative Protest: A Case Study of Keystone XL Ledger Art
Conference on College Composition and Communication 2016 (Houston, TX)

Writing Captain Kirk and the Digital Frontier: Fan Fiction in the (Online) Composition Classroom
Conference on College Composition and Communication 2015 (Tampa, FL)

Never Alone in the Classroom: An Exploration of Gameplay as Storytelling
Native American Literature Symposium 2015 (Albuquerque, NM)

Two Guys and a Girl Step into a Hot Tub with Katie Elliot
Symposium, Southern Writing Center Association 2014 (Atlanta, GA)

Native to English: Observing Language Contact in Placenames
Eighth Studies in the History of the English Language Conference 2014 (SHEL-8) (Provo, UT)


GUEST LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Handcrafted Rhetorics: DIY and the Public Power of Made Things (Workshop)
Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017 (Portland,OR)

Indigenous American Expressions of Visual Literacy in Keystone XL Ledger Drawings
ECUR 498 Teaching Visual Literacy to Develop Higher Order Thinking
Gail MacKay, University of Saskatchewan (May 9, 2016)

Handcrafted Rhetorics: DIY and the Public Power of Made Things (Workshop)
Conference on College Composition and Communication 2015 (Tampa, FL)


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Student Association of Graduates in English (SAGE), University of Kansas
First-and-Second Year English Committee (2014)
Textbook Selection Subcommittee (2014)
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Lecturer (GTA-L) Committee (2015-present)
Professional Development Committee (2015)

Ars Rhetorica, University of Kansas


AWARDS

Outstanding Alumna Award, English Department
Kennesaw State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, October 2017

Richard and Jeanette Sias Fellowship in the Humanities
Hall Center for the Humanities, 2016-2017

Outstanding Instructor Award
Department of English, University of Kansas, May 2016

James A. Gowen Memorial Award
Department of English, University of Kansas, May 2016

The William Albrecht Memorial Scholarship
Department of English, University of Kansas, May 2016

Angela Jones Award
Department of English (University of Kansas), March 2015, September 2016

First and Second Year English (FSE) Project Grant
Department of English (University of Kansas), May 2013 and May 2015


TECH PROFICIENCIES

Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS

Multimedia Software: Photoshop, PowerPoint, ScreenCast, InDesign, FinalCut, Canva, Camtasia

Content Management Systems [CMS]: Drupal, WordPress, Blackboard

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