Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
St. John’s University, Queens, NY (in progress)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
English, Doctor of Arts (D.A.)
GPA: 3.8

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English, Master of Arts (M.A.)
GPA: 3.4
Thesis: Political Twittoric: The Rhetorical Use of Twitter by the Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign
Advisor: Dr. Caroline Dadas
This thesis observes the uses and manipulations of rhetorical strategies on Twitter, which Barack Obama’s 2012 political campaign utilized to further their re-election campaign.

Drew University, Madison, NJ
English, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Minor in Writing
Major GPA: 3.3
GPA: 3.1

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
First Year Writing Instructor
Montclair State University                                                                                 Montclair, NJ
September 2013 — Present

ENWR100: Introduction to Writing (3 sections)
ENWR105: College Writing I: Intellectual Prose (3 sections)
ENWR105: College Writing I: Intellectual Prose-HYBRID (1 section)
ENWR106: College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study (4 sections)
ENWR106: College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study-HYBRID (1 section)

  • Create syllabi and assignments
  • Provide feedback and assess student writing
  • Design class websites using Blackboard Learning Systems, Canvas, WordPress, and Twitter

Writing Consultant
Montclair State University                                                                                  Montclair, NJ
August 2011 — May 2013

  • Work with undergraduate and graduate student writers, writers with disabilities, and multi-lingual writers in face-to-face or online sessions to help develop as writers
  • Led group workshops with writers to develop specific aspects of writing, such as grammar, research, analyzing texts, creative writing, resume writing, etc.
  • Met in classroom sessions to inform writers on the Center for Writing Excellence’s mission and methods
  • Led professional meetings on best practices and current research in composition and rhetoric, focusing on teaching through technology
  • Drafted Montclair Book 2012 and 2013 Essay Contest questions and criteria for assessment
  • Presented at professional conferences
  • Contributed to Center for Writing Excellence’s WordPress blog

PUBLICATIONS
“Digital Humanities and Pedagogy: An Introduction.” Open for comment: Studying digital literacies (electronic book). December 13, 2014.

PRESENTATIONS & INVITED TALKS
“Composing with CommentPress.” Center for Technology Education. St. John’s University, Queens, NY. November 20, 2014.

“Political Twittoric: The Rhetorical Use of Twitter by the Obama 2012 Political Campaign.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 21, 2014.

“The Silence and the Stare: The Limits of Language in The Passion.” Hunter Graduate Student Conference. Hunter College. New York, NY. May 19, 2012.

“Ready? Set? Text!” 13th Annual New Jersey Writing Alliance Conference. Georgian Court University. Lakewood, NJ. April 20, 2012.

“Controversy in the Writing Center: Confronting Narrow-Minded Writers.” MidAtlantic Writing Centers Association. Shippensburg University. Shippensburg, PA. March 31, 2012.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
“Crafting Multimodal Rhetorics.” Workshop Leaders: Jason Palmeri & Ben McCorkle. RSA Summer Institute 2015. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. June 5-7, 2015.

SERVICE
Social Media Correspondent, CCCC 2015
Member, Transnational SIG, CCCC 2015
Reader, FYW Program Assessment Project, Montclair State University, January 2015

HONORS AND AWARDS
PEP Grant, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2015
MAWCA 2012 Travel Grant
Graduate Assistantship, Montclair State University, 2011-2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Council of Writing Program Administrators
National Council of Teachers of English
Rhetoric Society of America

CERTIFICATIONS
Certificate of Completion: “Protecting Human Research Participants”
National Institute of Health, Office of Extramural Research
September 2014

SAMPLE COURSES
ENWR106: Writing and Literary Study, Fall 2014:
https://enwr106fa14.wordpress.com/

ENWR106: Writing and Literary Study, Spring 2015:
https://enwr106sp15.wordpress.com/

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