Interests: queer theory, Tavistock group relations theory, psychodynamics, affect theory & emotion, writing studies pedagogy, qualitative research methods
Dissertation project: "Teaching Discomfort" is a sustained investigation of "discomfort" for writing studies that draws from affect, group relations, and queer theory
Related activities: past English 102 (research writing) mentor
Interests: pedagogy and play in the composition classroom, game and cultural literacy, online identity cultivation, writing identity cultivation, feminist theory, assessment
- Verse Wisconsin: Writing Community Essay, Summer 2012
- "Personal Architecture: Understanding, Improving, and Living in Your Inner House" UMR-ACUHO Newsletter Article Fall 2007 (Awarded Best ‘On The Personal Side' Article)
- "Mentoring Dumbledore Style: Importance of Mentoring as Seen in Harry Potter" UMR-ACUHO Newsletter Article Fall 2006 (Awarded Best ‘Feature' Article)
- "Architects, Participants, and Rule Sets: (Re)constructing Digital Identity" Conference on College Composition and Communication, Presentation Panel: St. Louis, MO, Spring 2012
- "The New Harlem Renaissance: Exploration of Individual & Universal Voices." Poetic Pedagogical Project, Association of Writing Programs Conference 2011: Washington, DC, Spring 2011
- "H2o: Happiness to Others: The Poetry of Leadership" Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association Conference, Keynote Speaker/Presenter, UW Eau Claire, February 2010
- "Who Am I: Life as a Prose Poem" Multi-Genre Expansion/Contraction Pedagogical Project,
Association of Writing Programs Conference 2009: Chicago, Winter 2009
- Martin Luther King Jr. "Dream Out Loud Day" Keynote Speaker/Presenter, UW Green Bay, January 2008
Teaching Experience:Intro to College Composition, Intro to English Studies, Advanced Composition, Poetry Workshop, Business Communication
National Writing Project Fellow, Previous Online Writing Center Coordinator/Consultant, Prevision face to face Writing Center
Paige Conleyemail: email@example.com
Interests: visuality and rhetoric, feminist theory, composition pedagogy, public activism and social justice, early 20th-century histories of rhetoric and composition, writing program administration and the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature
Recent conference presentations:
- " Vera Connolly's Good Housekeeping Crusade for "the Indian Cause." Panel Presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri: March 2012.
- "The Writing Center: A Critical Isthmus for Basic Writers?" Panel Presentation, Midwest Writing Center Association Conference, Madison, Wisconsin: October 2011.
- "'And They Had the Nerve to Wear Moccasins': the Personal and Political Rhetoric of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, 1917-1936." Panel Presentation, Native American Indian Studies Association Conference, Sacramento, CA: May 2011.
- "Sacred Circles and Eagle Plumes Gathered Before a Great Stone Shrine: Zitkala-Ša's Dacotah Ode and the Expansive Power of Epideictic Discourse." Panel Presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA: April 2011.
- "The Body Observed: Visual Culture, Identity and Marginality." Panel Presentation, Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN: May 2010.
- "Reflections on Teaching, Speaking, and Writing: Freshman Composition and Public Speaking as a Learning Community." Roundtable Discussion Participant, Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN: May 2010.
- "Sighting Patty/Situating Tania: American Visual Culture, Rhetorics of the Body, and Gender Unrest." Panel Presentation, Visual Culture and Global Practices Conference, California State University-Long Beach: March 2010.
- "Remapping a Space for Rhetoric." Panel Presentation, Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Biennial Conference, East Lansing, MI: October 2009.
Conley, Paige A. "Sighting Patty, Situating Tania: American Visual Culture, Rhetorics of the Body and Gender Unrest." Radical Women and Female Radicals. Eds. Kirsti K. Cole and Sheryl Cunningham. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, forthcoming.
- Conley, Paige A. and Maria L. Hamlin. "Justice-Learning: Exploring the Efficacy with Low-Income, First-Generation College Students." Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 16.1 (Fall 2009): 47-58. Print.
- Conley, Paige A. "Catesby, Audubon, and the Discovery of the New World." Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Autumn 2009. Web.
- Conley, Paige A. "Fumeuse de Haschisch: Emile Bernard in Egypt." Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Autumn 2006. Web.
- Conley, Paige A. "Review of Changing is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930" in American Indian Quarterly, forthcoming.
- Conley, Paige A. "Catesby, Audubon, and the Discovery of the New World." Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Autumn 2009. Web.
Related activities and awards:
- First-Year Composition Program English 095 Coordinator (2010-2012)
- Columbia University Library Scholar (2012-2013)
- Newberry Library Short-Term NCAIS Fellowship (2012-2013)
- Tinsley Helton Dissertation Fellowship (2012-2013).
Ash Evansemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: Composition pedagogy, multimodal composition, digital/online writing, identity, Aristotelian rhetoric
- "Blurring Social and Academic Literacies," CCCC, Las Vegas, 2013
- "140 Characters or Bust: The Effect of Twitter on Generation Y and Formal Composition Methods," CCCC, St. Louis, 2012
- "Imaginative Development: Multimodal Compositions From Process to Product," More Than Words Can Say: A Conference on Multimodal Composition, Wright State University, 2011
- "Establishing Authority in the Classroom," Teaching Associate Orientation Panel, Ohio University, 2011
Teaching experience: Rhetoric and Writing, Women and Writing, Intro to College WritingAwards: English Department's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Nominee, Ohio University, 2010-2011
Dani Hartkeemail: email@example.com
Interests: composition pedagogy, visuality and rhetoric, artist statements, feminist theory, second language writing, rhetoric of science
- "Seizing Opportunities to Move from 'Say' to 'Do': The Very Real Work of Enhancing Public Sphere Literacy," North Carolina State University Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, NC., February 2013
- "(Im)Possibility of Peerness: Graduate Student Tutors in the Writing Center," Midwest Writing Center Association Conference, Madison, October 2011.
- "Exhibiting Writing: Crafting an Artist Statement," Ohio Art League workshop, Columbus, September 2011.
- "City Mouse Meets Country Mouse, or How Technology Brought our Classrooms Together," Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Milwaukee, October 2009
- "Unraveling the Language Puzzle." The Wisconsin English Journal. 53.2 (2011): 93. Print.
- "Response to 'Prattle of the Sexes.'" The Writing Lab Newsletter. 32.1 (2007): 11-13. Print. Co-authored.
Teaching experience: Introduction to College English, online (Eng101), Advanced College Writing in English as a Second Language (ESL 118)
- NCTE/CEE English Methods Study research assistant(2012-current)
- Reflective Writing project assistant (2010-2012)
- National Writing Project teacher consultant
- "More Than a Copycat: Using Imitation to Build Reading Comprehension." National Writing Project development series talk, Milwaukee, March 2010
Awards: Wisconsin Council Teachers of English Outstanding First Year Teacher Award, 2008-09; Graduate Chancellor's Award
Jennifer Kontnyemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: textual materiality, visual rhetoric, practice/performance theory, the politics of "error" in new media
Interests: Contemporary Rhetoric, Humor Theory, Argumentation Theory, Composition Pedagogy
- "What the analysis of argument can do for FYC students and the public sphere." North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, NC: February 2013.
- "Laughing our way through critical endeavors: How the analysis of humor offers students of First Year Composition a heuristic for critically understanding the rhetorical dimensions of discourse." CCCCs, Mo: March 2012.
Teaching experience: Eng 101, 102, 240. Living Learning Communities Pilot. Online Courses
Related activities: Eng 102 Mentor, Mentor Program Coordinator, Writing Center Tutor
Interests: Literacy studies, refugee studies, post-colonial feminist theory, feminist research methods, ESL and basic writing pedagogy
Related activities: Volunteer at the Pan-African Community Association, past English 095/105 course co-coordinator
Jessica Nastal is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition, Associate Editor for the Journal of Writing Assessment http://journalofwritingassessment.org/ and Associate Lecturer in the Intensive English Program http://www4.uwm.edu/esl/iep/.Her dissertation examines placement practices for First-Year Composition and presents a new theory of assessment to ensure students are placed accurately and adequately, and to avoid discriminatory practices in urban, open-access settings. Jessica's research interests include histories of composition, composition pedagogy, writing assessment, writing program administration, multilingual writing and rhetorics, and working class studies. In her free time, Jessica can be found bemoaning the fate of her Chicago sports teams, which, at the least, have made her an eternal optimist.
Interests: Writing Assessment, Composition Pedagogy, Translingual Writing, Working-class Studies, Postcolonial Theory
Awards: UWM Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, English Department Teaching Award, Graduate Student Chancellor's Award, Phi Beta Kappa.
Teaching Experience: 095, 101, 118, 102, 215 and courses in the Intensive English Program at UWM; Composition and ESL courses in Madrid, Spain
- "Reframing Placement in Composition." Research Network Forum participant at CCCC. 2013.
- "Haunted Places: Composing Possibilities for Democratic Design." Panel chairperson at CCCC. 2013.
- "Reaching Out: Using Argument, Assessment, and Intra-Campus Collaboration to Make the Private Work of Composition Public." Panel chairperson at North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing. 2013.
- "Bridging the Gap Between Placement, Instruction, and Writing Program Values." Panel participant at North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing. 2013.
- "Gateways to Dissent: Wisconsin Labor Protests, Civic Engagement, and Translingual Pedagogies." Panel chairperson at CCCC. 2012.
- "Composition as a Site of Resistance to Cultural Assimilation." Panel participant at CCCC. 2012.
- "Constructions of Disability in the Composition Classroom." Panel participant at CCCC. 2011.
- "‘Allowing for Inclusion': Addressing Military Students through Transformative Hospitality" presented at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's First Year Writing Symposium. 2010.
- "I Read it on Your Wall: Facebook's Influence on First-Year Writing Students' Conception of Audience" presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. 2010.
- "Online Peer Review as Reflective Practice" presented at Marquette University Graduate
Student Conference. 2009.
- "Past as Present in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night" presented at Saint Louis University's Graduate Student Colloquium. 2007.
- "‘They Perished in the Seamless Grass': Emily Dickinson's Indictment of the U.S. Civil War" presented at Saint Louis University's Graduate Student Colloquium. 2006."
- "Review of: Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White." Journal of Writing Assessment Reading List (2012): n. pag. Web. http://jwareadinglist.blogspot.com/2012/10/part-i-review-of-norbert-elliots-and.html
- Nastal, Jessica and Ryan Witt. “Review of ‘Understanding Job Advertisements and Composing
Effective Cover Letters I & II’ Presentations at CWPA 2012.” CWPA Mentor Blog (forthcoming). Web.
- Associate Editor with the Journal of Writing Assessment. Eds. Diane Kelly-Riley and Peggy O’Neill. http://journalofwritingassessment.org/
- "The Tyrone Family as Allegory for pre-World War Two United States of America: Illusions of an Isolationist Nation." eOneill.com. (2010). Web.
- "Madrid." Mosaic Literary Magazine. 5 (2009). Print.
- ENGLISH: Fundamentals of Composition (095), Introduction to College Writing (101), College Writing and Research (102), Introduction to English Studies (215), Writing with Style (230)
- ESL: Advanced College Writing in English as a Second Language (118), College Writing and Research ESL-designated sections (102); Immersion, Writing, and Electives in UWM's Intensive English Program"
- University Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship
- Graduate Chancellor's Award
- English Department Teaching Excellence Award
- University Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Travel Award
- Graduate School Travel Awards
- English Department Travel Awards
Dissertation Project: Jessica's dissertation answers the decades-old question of how to best place students into their often-required composition courses and argues, in the vein of Brian Huot, Peggy O'Neill, and Linda Adler-Kassner, that we must reframe our public discussions to give placement the central attention it deserves in writing programs and academic institutions.
Related Activities: In 2012-13 Jessica is serving as the English Department's Coordinator for English 095.
You can find Jessica on Twitter @jlnastal, where she posts about composition, assessment, grad life, and her unfortunate fate as a Chicago sports fan
Ingrid Jayne Nordstrom
Interests: Composition Pedagogy, Basic Writing Pedagogy, Literacy Theory, Writing Center Studies, University-Supported Community Writing/Literacy Centers, Public Writing, Community Studies
- "The (Im)Possibility of Peerness: Graduate Student Tutors in the Writing Center," Midwest Writing Center Center Association Conference, 2011.
Teaching experience: Eng 095, 101, and 102 at UWM; Conversational English courses in Zhuravka, Ukraine and Nagasaki, Japan
Awards: Graduate Chancellor's Award
Related Experience: English 095 Coordinator (beginning fall 2013), National Writing Project Teacher Consultant, Peer Tutor at UWM Writing Center and UWSP Mary K. Croft Tutoring-Learning Center, Director/Workshop Leader for "Yeah, Write" Youth Creative Writing Workshop Series, Volunteer for Lincoln Hills Poetry Project
Adam M. Pactonemail: email@example.com
Interests: Disability Studies, Authority, Assessment, Pedagogy, Rhetorical Theory
- "Composing: An Ars Logica." Forthcoming in Writing on the Edge.
- "If I Don't Know what I'm Teaching, How Can I Make the Best of It?": Rev. of Teaching What You Don't Know, by Therese Huston. Pedagogy 12.1 (2011): 187-91. Print.
- Review of The Changing of Knowledge in Composition: Contemporary Perspectives (forthcoming in Composition Studies).
- Review of Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence (forthcoming in Anthropology Review Database).
- "Perusing the Parousia: A Formalist Reading of 'The Second Coming.'" Peer English 3 (2008): 75-84. Print.
- "Bringing Socrates to the Center: the Socratic Method as Functional Peer Tutoring." Southern Discourse 12.1 (2008): 3-11. Print.
- Review of My Word: Plagiarism and College Culture by Susan Debra Blum. Anthropology Review Database. The University of Buffalo and UBWings, 25 Nov. 2009. Web.
- Review of Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression, ed. David Wallis. Modern Language Studies 38.1 (Summer 2008): 85-87. Print.
- Review of Reorienting Orientalism, ed. Chandreyee Niyogi. In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism 15.2 (2008): 189-92. Print.
- Review of Creating Our Own: Folklore, Performance, and Identity in Cuzco, Peru, by Zoila S. Mendoza. Anthropology Review Database. The University of Buffalo and UBWings, 1 Sept. 2008. Web.
- Review of Beyond Red Power: American Indian Politics and Activism since 1900, ed. Daniel Cobb and Loretta Fowler. Anthropology Review Database. The University of Buffalo and UBWings, 31 Jan. 2008. Web.
"Dasein," Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine. 25.2 (Fall/Winter 2009) Print.
- "Asperger's Syndrome, Composition, and Self-Identification: A Model for Curricular Negotiation" (to be presented at the Society for Disability Studies Conference 2013).
- "Out-of-Sync in All the Right Ways: Autism and the Asynchronous Writing Conference." (to be presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention 2013).
- "CMS-Mediated Identity," presented at CCCC (St. Louis, MO, March 2012)
- "Just Another Other: Oroonoko, 'Noble Savagery,' and Alterity," presented at the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (Johnson City, TN, February 2010).
- "A Cock and Bull Paper: Tristram Shandy, Self-Reflexivity, and Filming the Unfilmable," presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference (Portland, OR, March 2008).
- "Peer Tutoring and the Socratic Method: the Applicability and Usefulness of Elenchus in Writing Centers," presented at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference (Savannah, GA, February 2008).
- "Perusing the Parousia: A Formalist Reading of 'The Second Coming,'" the Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature (Johnson City, TN, November 2007).
- "Fantasies Final and Fantasies Infinite: An Exploration of the Transactional Nature of Role-Playing Video Games," the Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South (Jacksonville, FL, September 2007
Teaching experience: English 095, English 101, English 101 online, English 102, English 102 online, English 102 hybrid
Awards: Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (2013-2014); James A. Sappenfield Fellowship; Chancellor's Graduate Student Award; UWM Graduate Student Travel Award
Related Activities: Online Composition Mentor (2012), Online Composition Coordinator (2012-2013)
Alexis F. Pegram-Piper
Degree: PhD, English- Rhetoric and Composition
Academic Interests: Eco-criticism, Eco-composition, Native literature and criticism, Native writing on the Environment, Environmental Discourse, Invention as a office of Rhetoric, Eco-Feminism, Composition Pedagogy, Classical Rhetoric, and Temporality
- Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World Online Teaching Guide, Forthcoming, November, 2012. Contribution title: "The Significance of Identification within Rhetorical Theory and Writing on the Environment"
- An Architect's Guide to Effective Self-Presentation, Forthcoming 2013. Contribution title: "Harnessing the Powers of Classical Rhetoric and Invention in you Self-Presentation Campaign"
- Pegram, Alexis, David Clanaugh, and Michael Lewis. Presented at the College Composition and Communication Conference, St. Louis, April 2012. "(Mis)appropriating the Strategies of the Opposition: Burke's �Selection of Means' within Anti-Environmental Rhetoric."
- Pegram, Alexis. Presented at University of Michigan Language and Rhetoric Conference, Anne Arbor, September 2011. "The Rhetoric of the Wise Use Movement: Three Inappropriate Appeals to Pathos."
- Pegram, Alexis. Presented at the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Conference, Newberry Library, Chicago, July 2011. "Keeping the Sacred Fire Lit: The Re-Imagination of Memory and the Possibilities for Environmental Rhetoric within Linda Hogan's Mean Spirit."
- Pegram, Alexis. Presented at UW Milwaukee Composition Forum, April 2011. "Moving From Rhetorical Analysis to Critical Inquiry: Using the Elements of a Rhetorical Situation to Help Students Engage with the 102 Outcomes."
- Pegram, Alexis. Presented at Red River Graduate Student Conference, North Dakota State University, March 2011. "Presence, Performance, Tricksters, and Victims: The Pedagogical Implications of Survivance for Speakers of Marginalized Dialects in the Composition Classroom."
- Pegram, Alexis. Presented at First-Year Composition Conference, UW Milwaukee, May 2010. "Experience as Knowledge: Using Personal Narrative to Bridge the Gap Between Interpretative and Reflective Essays."
- Forthcoming: Pegram-Piper, Alexis. College Composition and Communication Conference, April 2013. "Environmental Issues in the Composition Classroom: A Look at Ethos and Identifications within Environmental and Anti-Environmental Groups"
Dissertation Project: Performing a Rhetorical Analysis of Invention, Temporality, and Consequent Conceptions of the Natural World within Native Texts and Non-Native Writing on the Environment with an examination of the implications for Eco-composition and Composition Pedagogy
- Four years of teaching English 101 and 102 at UW Milwaukee, including online instruction
- Learning Technology Center Online Teaching Certification, UW Milwaukee, April 2012
Kristi Prinsemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: composition pedagogy, craft, digital and multimodal composition, materiality, production
Publications: "Crafting New Approaches to Composition" in Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment): Bodies, Technologies, Writing, the Teaching of Writing. Eds. Kristin L. Arola and Anne Frances Wysocki. Utah State University Press, 2012. <http://www.usu.edu/usupress/books/index.cfm?isbn=8800>
- "DIY Craft Practices in Composition," CCCC, 2013
- "Developing Craft Economies of Writing," Watson Conference, 2012
- "'So... We get to make stuff?': DIY craft, new media and production," Computers and Writing, 2012
- "Making Our Futures by Hand: What Composition Can Learn from Craft Production," CCCC, 2012
- "Feminist Challenges: Practicing Feminism in Digital Pedagogical Practice," Feminisms and Rhetorics, 2011
- "Doing Digital: A Production-Focused Pedagogy," digital pedagogy poster session co-presenter, CCCC, 2011 <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/praxis/index.php/Doing_Digital:_a_production-focused_pedagogy>
- "Fashioning New Selves: Production, Craft and Shifting Subjectivities," CCCC, 2011
- "Digitality and New Feminist Rhetorics (Or, Rather, Crafting New Ways of Writing)," Watson Conference, 2008
Related activities: English 101 coordinator (2011-2013), new instructor mentor (2010-2013), Digital English project assistant (2009-2011), UWM Writing Project assistant (2008)
Awards: UWM Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-14; UWM English Department James A. Sappenfield Fellowship, 2009
Kristin Ravelemail: email@example.com
Interests: Digital and multimodal composition, feminist theory, composition pedagogy, basic writing pedagogy, writing center studies, ethics
- Crafting Subjectivity,"" CCCC, 2013
- "Considering Ethos in a Craft Economy,"" Watson Conference, 2012
- "Developing a Symbiotic Relationship," ECWCA, 2009
- "Kinesthetic Learning," ECWCA, 2008
- "Creative Writing in the Writing Center," ECWCA, 2007
- "Responding to Poetry at the Writing Center," MWCA, 2007
Interests: Composition pedagogy, queer rhetoric and composition, queer pedagogy
Teaching experience: Current English 101 instructor; Former high school English teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools.
Awards: Chancellor’s Graduate Student Scholarship Award
Related activities: Writing Center tutor