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EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English. Texas Christian University, 2008. Dissertation: Locating Place in Writing Studies: An Investigation of Professional and Pedagogical Effects. Co-Chairs: Dr. Charlotte Hogg and Dr. Carrie Leverenz.

M.A. in English. Texas State University – San Marcos, 2004. Thesis: “Congruence and Misrecognition: A Case Study of Teaching Assistants’ Perceived Commentary Roles and Actual Commentary Practices in First-Year English.” Chair: Dr. Rebecca Jackson.

B.A. in English. Southwest Texas State University, 2002. Honors Program Graduate. Summa Cum Laude.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

St. Edward’s University—Austin, Texas. Assistant Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric. Appointed August 20, 2012.

The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA)—Edinburg, Texas. Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. 2008-2012. Associate Graduate Faculty Member.

Texas Christian University (TCU)—Fort Worth, Texas. Graduate Instructor, Teacher of Record. 2005-2007.

Texas Wesleyan University—Fort Worth, Texas. Adjunct Instructor. 2006-2007.

Texas State University-San Marcos (TxState)—San Marcos, Texas. Graduate Instructor, Teacher of Record. 2003-2004.

PUBLICATIONS

Latino/a Student (Efficacy) Expectations: Reacting and Adjusting to a Writing about Writing (WAW) Curriculum Change at an HSI” with Valerie A. Ortiz. Composition Forum: A Journal of Pedagogical Theory in Rhetoric and Composition 27 (2013): n.p.

“‘I Pledge My Head to Clearer Thinking’: The Hybrid Literacy of 4-H Record Books” in Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy. Eds. Kim Donehower, Eileen Schell, and Charlotte Hogg. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.

Discursive Gender Performances in 4-H Clubs: A Case Study of 1960s South Texas” in Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power. November 2009.

Review. Placing the Academy: Essays on Landscape, Work, and Identity, edited by Jennifer Sinor and Rona Kaufman, for Green Theory & Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy 5.1 (2009): 270-274.

Review. Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students: Lessons Learned at Hispanic Serving Institutions, edited by Christina Kirklighter, Diana Cardenas, and Susan Wolff Murphy, for Composition Studies 37.1 (Spring 2009): 136-139.

“Place Matters in the Academic Job Search,” ASLE News 19.1 (Spring 2007): 8, 16.

Online Review. Readin’ + Writin’ for the Hard-Hat Crowd: Curriculum Policy at an Urban University, by Susan R. Merrifield, for Composition Studies 34.2 (Fall 2006).

PRESENTATIONS

“Resisting Document Design: Learning from Student Perceptions about the Value of Design in a Writing Major” delivered at 2013 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference (WPA). Savannah, Georgia.

“Not Your Normal English Major, or What Should the Undergraduate Writing Major Look Like?” delivered at 2013 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference (WPA). Savannah, Georgia.

“Failure, Discomfort, and Pushing Through” delivered at 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Interrogating the Blind Review” delivered at 2012 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference (WPA). Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Undergraduate (WPA) Researchers” delivered with Angelica T. Nava at 2012 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference (WPA). Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Reading Required, Core Courses for Disciplinary (Trans)Formations in Local Contexts” delivered at 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). St. Louis, MO.

“FYW Researchers in Action: Piloting a Multi-Section Researchers in Action Network Forum (RANF) in FYW Courses” delivered at 2011 Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference (WPA). Baton Rouge, LA.

“I Pledge My Head to Clearer Thinking: Finding a Hybrid Literacy in 4-H Record Forms” delivered at 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Louisville, KY.

“Individual Terroir in the Valley: A Case Study Investigation into How a (Placed) University Affects the Research and Teaching of (Placeless) Academics” delivered at 2009 Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW). Carleton University. Ottawa, Ontario.

“Cast a Wide Net? Factoring in Location During the Job Search” delivered at 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). New Orleans, LA.

“Social Expectations and Public Presentations: Gendered Discourse(s) and Identification in 4-H Clubs” delivered at 2007 Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference. Little Rock, AR.

“‘Where you at?’: How Place Constructs Identities and Shapes Arguments” delivered at 2007 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). New York, NY.

“Recovering, Rejecting, and Re-Presenting: Modern Dogma and a Heuristic of Assent” delivered at 2006 Rhetoric Society of America Conference (RSA). Memphis, TN.

“Head, Heart, Health, and Hands: Literacy Practices in the Overlooked ‘H’ of 4-H Clubs” delivered at 2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Chicago, IL.

Panel Chair: “New Writing by SWR (Studies in Writing and Rhetoric) Authors: Rural Community Activism as Rhetorical Coalition Building.” 2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Chicago, IL.

“Supplementing and Expanding: Synchronous Tutoring at Texas State University” delivered at 2004 Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE). Lamar University. Beaumont, TX.