Vita





Lori Alden Ostergaard
Department Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Writing and Rhetoric
Oakland University
ostergaa@oakland.edu

Education

Ph.D. in English Studies. Illinois State University (Normal, IL). June 2006.

Specializations: Writing Program Administration, Composition History, Digital Composition Pedagogy

Dissertation: Composition at the Illinois State Normal University and Illinois High Schools, 1892–1925. Dissertation Director: Janice Neuleib (with Douglas Hesse and Julie Jung)

Abstract: This work uses a variety of archival sources to examine how composition was taught by faculty at the Illinois State Normal University and in the Illinois high schools during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

M.A. in English. Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA). Thesis Director: Dr. Jadwiga Smith.

B.A. in English. Wheaton College (Norton, MA).

Publications

Edited Collections

Ostergaard, Lori and Henrietta Rix Wood, eds. Writing Stories: Composition and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, 1839–1969. (Under contract with University of Pittsburgh Press)

Giberson, Greg, Jim Nugent, and Lori Ostergaard, eds. Undergraduate Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. ISBN 9780874219722. (Forthcoming in 2015 from Utah State University Press).

Ostergaard, Lori, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent, eds. Transforming English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre. Parlor Press 2009. ISBN 9781602350984.

Articles

Ostergaard, Lori. “Working with Disciplinary Artifacts: A Class in Composition Studies for Writing Majors.” (Forthcoming in Composition Studies, Fall 2015).

Allan, Elizabeth, Dana Driscoll, David Hammontree, Marshall Kitchens, and Lori Ostergaard. "The Source of Our Ethos: Using Evidence-Based Practices to Affect a Program-Wide Shift from 'I Think' to 'We Know'." (Forthcoming in Composition Forum, Spring 2015).

Ostergaard, Lori and Jeff Ludwig. "Recovering Histories of High School Writing Instruction, 1913-1928." (Forthcoming in Journal of Teaching Writing, Fall 2014).

Ostergaard, Lori. "'Silent Work for Suffrage': The Discreet Rhetoric of June Rose Colby and the Sapphonian Society, 1892-1908." Rhetoric Review 32.2 (March 2013): 137-155.

Ostergaard, Lori. "'Translating Good Impulses into Action': Rhetorical Education in a High School Girls' Club, 1916-1926." Peitho 13.2 (Spring 2011): 12-16.

Ostergaard, Lori. "Local Archives, Local Practices: The Writing Research of Essie Chamberlain, 1920–1925." Issues in Writing 18.2 (2010): 132-45.

Ostergaard, Lori and Greg Giberson. "Unifying Program Goals: Developing and Implementing a Writing and Rhetoric Major at Oakland University." Composition Forum 22 (Summer 2010). Reprinted (with coda by Jim Nugent) in Ecologies of Writing Programs: Profiles of Writing Programs in Context. Ed. Mary Jo Reiff, Anis Bawarshi, Michelle Ballif, and Christian Weisser. (forthcoming with Parlor Press).

Ostergaard, Lori. “'The Woman Peril in American Education': June Rose Colby and the Sapphonian Society at the Illinois State Normal University, 1905-1909." Studies in the Humanities 36.2 (December 2009): 123-30.

Giberson, Greg, Lori Ostergaard, Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Jennifer Courtney, Kelly Kinney and Brad Lucas. "A Changing Profession Changing a Discipline:  Junior Faculty and the Undergraduate Major." Composition Forum 20 (Summer 2009).

Ostergaard, Lori. "Blessed to Repeat It: Composition History and the IATE Bulletin, 1914-1931." Illinois English Bulletin (Summer 2006).

Book Chapters

Ostergaard, Lori and Henrietta Rix Wood. "Introduction: Adding New Stories to the Historical Narrative of Rhetoric and Composition." In Writing Stories: Composition and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, 1839–1969. Ed. Lori Ostergaard and Henrietta Rix Wood.(Under contract with University of Pittsburgh Press).

Ostergaard, Lori. "Professor June Rose Colby and the Evolution of Composition Instruction at the Illinois State Normal University, 1899-1916." In Writing Stories: Composition and Rhetoric in High Schools and Normal Schools, 1839–1969. Ed. Lori Ostergaard and Henrietta Rix Wood. (Under contract with University of Pittsburgh Press).

Ostergaard, Lori, Greg Giberson, and Jim Nugent. "Oakland University's Major in Writing and Rhetoric." Undergraduate Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. Ed. Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, and Lori Ostergaard. (forthcoming with Utah State University Press).

Ostergaard, Lori, Amy Mecklenberg-Faenger, and Henrietta Rix Wood. "Historical Blueprints of Writing Spaces: High School Girls' Newspapers, Writing Clubs, and Literary Magazines, 1897-1930." Feminist Challenges, Feminist Rhetorics: Locations, Scholarship, and Discourse. Ed. Kirsti Cole. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014. ISBN 1443855014.

Ostergaard, Lori. "Open to the Possibilities: Seven Tales of Serendipity in the Archives."Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition. Eds. Barbara L'Eplattenier, Lisa Mastrangelo, Wendy Sharer, and Alexis Ramsey. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. ISBN 0809329506.

Nugent, Jim and Lori Ostergaard. "Preservation and Transformation." Introduction. Transforming English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre. Ed. Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent. Parlor Press 2009. ISBN 9781602350984.

Book Reviews

Ostergaard, Lori and Greg Giberson. "What Do Writing Majors Need to Know?: Contextualizing a Discipline’s Conversations for Undergraduates." Review of The Norton Book of Composition Studies by Susan Miller. Pedagogy 11.3 (fall 2011): 602-608.

Ostergaard, Lori. Review of Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric by Susan Miller. Composition Studies 37.2 (Fall 2009): 158-61.

Ostergaard, Lori. Review of Regendering Delivery: The Fifth Canon and Antebellum Women Rhetors by Lindal Buchanan. Journal of Advanced Composition. 28.1-2 (2008).

Edited Symposia

Ostergaard, Lori, Jim Nugent, and Greg Giberson, eds. "Response to a Symposium on Mentoring the Work of WPAs." WPA: Writing Program Administration 35.2 (2012): 179-183.

Ostergaard, Lori, Jim Nugent, and Greg Giberson, eds. "A Symposium on Mentoring the Work of WPAs." WPA: Writing Program Administration 35.1 (2011): 148-66.

Work In Process

Nugent, Jim and Lori Ostergaard. "Setting Some Things Straight about Stakeholders: A Useful Concept for WPAs," (article under review).

Ostergaard, Lori, Dana Driscoll, Cathy Rorai, and Amanda Laudig. “Using the Framework to Shape Basic Writing Students’ College Readiness.” In Intersections of the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing: Scholarly, Theoretical, and Practical Application. Ed. Sherry Rankins-Robbinson, Nicholas Behm, and Duane Roen. (chapter under review).

Ostergaard, Lori. “Researching and Writing a History of Composition-Rhetoric.” In Best Practices in Writing Assignment Design. Ed. Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen. (chapter under review).

Allan, Elizabeth and Lori Ostergaard "From 'Falling Through the Cracks' to 'Pulling Through': Moving from a Traditional Remediation Model of Basic Writing to Multi-Layered, Intensive Writing Instruction." (article in process).

Ostergaard, Lori. "Extra Curricular and Co-Curricular Writing Clubs at a Midwestern High School, 1913-1930." (article in process).

Curriculum Materials

Ostergaard, Lori, ed. Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University. 3rd edition. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. (2013). ISBN 978-1-59871-857-7.

Ostergaard, Lori, ed. Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University. 2nd edition. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. (2013). ISBN 978-1-59871-727-3.

Ostergaard, Lori, ed. Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. (2012). ISBN 978-1-59871-549-1.

Hesse, Doug, Kathleen McKinney, and Lori Ostergaard, eds. "With Zeal Unceasing": Essays on Teaching at Illinois State University. Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Normal, IL. (2004).

Ostergaard, Lori and Linsey Cuti, eds. The Redbird Reader: A Collection of Student Writing from Language and Composition, 2nd edition, ISU Freshman Anthology. Stipes Publishing. ISBN 1-58874-297-0 (2002-2003)

Martin, Mike and Lori Ostergaard, eds. The Redbird Reader: A Collection of Student Writing from Language and Composition, 1st edition, ISU Freshman Anthology. Stipes Publishing. ISBN 1-58874-190-7. (2001-2002).

Grants

University Retention Committee Mini-Grant ($10,000), "Revising WRT 150, Composition I: Preparing First-Year Students for Success in College and Beyond," with Marshall Kitchens, Oakland University. (2013).

Office of Undergraduate Education Mini-Grant ($10,000), "Developing and Piloting a New Basic Writing Curriculum," with Marshall Kitchens, Oakland University. (2012).

Technology Liaisons Network Mini-Grant ($5000), "A Technology Liaison Minigrant to Fund a Series of Tech Thursday Workshops on Teaching Writing in/for Online Environments, K-12+," Technology Liaisons Network, National Writing Project. (2010).

Faculty Research Fellowship ($8,500), “Extraordinary Measures: Classroom Research at the Oak Park and River Forest Township High School, the Hemingway Years and Beyond, 1910-1920,” Oakland University. (2009).

Faculty Research Fellowship ($8,500), “'The Content of Her Nature': June Rose Colby, Women's Suffrage, and the Sapphonian Society, 1892–1907,” Oakland University. (2007).

Ora Bretall Dissertation Fellowship ($2000), Illinois State University. (2006).

Teaching-Learning Development Grant ($1,500), Illinois State University Center for the Advancement of Teaching. (2005).

Teaching-Learning Development Grant ($1,000), with Claire Lamonica and Susan Spangler, Illinois State University Center for the Advancement of Teaching. (2005).

Curriculum Development

Degree/Program Development

Co-author, Major/Minor in Writing and Rhetoric, approved winter 2008.

Course Proposals

WRT 231: Composing Audio Essays, approved winter 2008--Explores the rhetorical, ethical, stylistic, and technical principles of creating personal, observational, and ethnographic essays and oral histories for digital audio distribution.

WRT 329: Composition Studies, approved winter 2010--A survey of composition-rhetoric as a discipline, including an examination of the history, theory, research, curricula, and practices associate with composition-rhetoric in the university.

WRT 331: Introduction to Professional Writing, approved winter 2008--An introduction to the field of professional writing. Examines the theories, practices, technologies, and ethics of professional writing in the workplace.

WRT 525: Teaching Writing with New Media, approved winter 2008--Explores the practices and effects of new media (digital audio, graphics, video, slide shows, wikis, and social networks) within the writing classroom and other literate contexts. Examines both the issues surrounding and the theories that are relevant to teaching with/in new media technologies.

Online Course Development

Online Course Development Stipend ($3000), WRT 330: Digital Culture, E-LIS, Oakland University. (2010).

Online Course Development Stipend ($3000), WRT 525: Teaching Writing with New Media, E-LIS, Oakland University. (2009).

Teaching Experience

Oakland University Department of Writing & Rhetoric

Writing 102: Basic Writing Developing writing skills including idea generation and invention, organizational strategies and conventional usage in expository prose. Emphasis on developing fluency and effective writing processes.

Writing 150: Composition I A course emphasizing the rhetorical and stylistic demands of college writing through focus on experiential and expressive writing. Students learn to generate, organize and develop their ideas and to make choices as writers that are appropriate to the rhetorical situation.

Writing 160: Composition II Emphasizes the process of writing in increasingly complex rhetorical situations with focus on developing analytic thinking and problem-solving strategies in writing. Students learn methods of academic research including evaluation and documentation of sources and are expected to create at least one research paper.

Writing 233: Digital Storytelling Explores the rhetorical, ethical, stylistic, and technical principles of creating personal, observational, and ethnographic narratives through visual and digital productions -- slide shows, videos, graphic-intensive web sites, posters, flip books, and comics.

Writing 320: Peer Tutoring in Composition Peer tutoring theories and pedagogies and practical experience in teaching. Work divided between classroom and tutoring assignments. Particularly valuable for majors in the humanities, education, psychology, human services, and related fields.

Writing 329: Composition Studies A survey of composition-rhetoric as an academic discipline, including an examination of the history, theory, research, curricula, and practices associated with composition-rhetoric in the university.

Writing 330/530: Digital Cultures An examination of the rhetoric and ethics of internet technology and culture. Introduces theories of digital culture and its effects on both online and actual identities and communities, especially in relation to ethnicity, gender, class, physical ability, and sexual orientation. Includes individual and collaborative analysis and construction of web projects.

Writing 380: Persuasive Writing Advanced writing is designed to help students develop argumentative and stylistic skill in a variety of rhetorical contexts with applications in business, communication, industry, and government.

Writing 490: Independent Study (Graduate-Level Study of Academic Citation Practices) Special research projects in writing and/or teaching writing. Approved course of study and an authorization form, signed by a faculty member willing to supervise the study, must be submitted to the department the term prior to the term the independent study is taken.

Writing 525: Teaching Writing with New Media Explores the practices and effects of new media (digital audio, graphics, video, slide shows, wikis, and social networks) within the writing classroom and other literate contexts. Examines both the issues surrounding and the theories that are relevant to teaching writing with new media technologies.

Writing 614: Teaching Writing Examination of and practice in instructional techniques and research in writing pedagogy, and such related issues as assessment and classroom workshops.

Illinois State University Department of English

English 101: Composition and Critical Inquiry (Pilot Course)

English 101: Language and Composition Rhetorical approach to writing, taught through extensive collaborative drafting, revising, and editing. Emphasis on critical reading and analysis. Computer-assisted.

English 145: Writing in the Disciplines Introduction to research-based writing for multiple academic audiences. Computer-assisted.

English 244: Applied Grammar and Usage for Writers Traditional, structural, and transformational grammars applied to needs of writers. Choosing among alternative grammatical strategies. Usage; semantics of punctuation. Revising.

English 246: Advanced Exposition Extensive writing of essays developed in greater depth and sophistication in subject matter than those written in previous writing course. Computer-assisted.

English 283: Rhetorical Theory and Applications Critical and analytical examination of the nature and historical development of rhetorical theory and its applications to contemporary discourse.

English 283: Rhetorical Theory and Applications, with Douglas Hesse. Critical and analytical examination of the nature and historical development of rhetorical theory and its applications to contemporary discourse.

English 400: Seminar for New Writing Instructors, with Claire Lamonica. Seminar designed to continue the professional development of writing instructors in their first semester of teaching in the writing programs at Illinois State University.

Lincoln College

Communication 302: Techniques of Persuasion This course surveys the theoretical and empirical literature relating to persuasion and public opinion. It examines how persuasive messages are crafted and their impact on individual and group attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

Heartland Community College

English 102: Composition II An intensive introduction to all elements of formal and academic research, including locating sources; gauging appropriateness and credibility of sources within specific writing contexts; and effectively integrating sources within an essay.

Bridgewater State University Department of English

English 101: Writing I

English 101XL: Writing I ESL

English 102: Writing II; Research and Persuasion

FS 101: Freshman Skills

Professional Experience

Department

Chair, Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Oakland University, summer 2014-present.

Director of First-Year Writing, Oakland University, summer 2010-2014.

Department Website Manager, Oakland University, fall 2008-fall 2012.

Professional Development Coordinator, Oakland University, 2008-2010.

Technology Liaison, Meadow Brook Writing Project, Oakland University, summer 2008-present.

Assistant Writing Program Administrator, Illinois State University, fall 2001-spring 2003, fall 2004-spring 2005.

Placement Test Evaluator, Illinois State University, summer 2002.

Planning Committee Member, English Studies Symposium, Ewing Manner, Normal, IL. April 2002, April 2003.

Placement Test Evaluator, Bridgewater State University, summer 2000.

Workshop Tutor, Freshman Skills Extended, Bridgewater State College Writing Center, fall 1997-spring 1998.

College

Literacy Test Counselor, Massachusetts Educator Certification Test, Teacher Test Task Force, School of Education and Allied Studies, Bridgewater State University, spring 1999.

Seminar Designer/Leader, "Strategies for Taking the Massachusetts Educator Certification Test," Teacher Test Task Force, School of Education and Allied Studies, Bridgewater State University, spring 1999.

Writer and Editor; Teacher Test On-line Study Guide, School of Education and Allied Studies, Bridgewater State University, spring 2000.

Graduate Assistant, Eisenhower Grant Initiative Project, School of Education and Allied Studies, Bridgewater State University, fall 1997-spring 1998.

University

Graduate Assistant, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, fall 2005-spring 2006.

Faculty Volunteer Expert, Teaching Resource Group, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Illinois State University, spring 2005-spring 2006.

Co-Chair 2005 Ewing Symposium. English and Communications Interdepartmental Conference. "Emerging Practices: Rhetoric, Critical Inquiry, and the First-Year Experience." Ewing Manor, Normal, IL. 1 April 2005.

Graduate Assistant, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Illinois State University, summer 2004.

National

Proposal Reviewer, 2014 National Council of Teachers of English Conference. Washington, D.C. Online review period: January 16-February 10, 2014.

Assistant Editor, WPA: Writing Program Administration. 2009-2012.

Web Judge, 2009 National Council of Teachers of English Affiliate Website Awards. June 2009.

Proposal Reviewer, 7th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Online review period: March 5-20, 2009.

Stage II Proposal Reviewer, Conference on College Composition and Communication, NCTE Headquarters, Urbana, IL. Review period: June 18-20, 2004.

National Program Assistant, 55th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX. (Doug Hesse, Assistant Chair). January 2003-May 2004.

Stage II Proposal Reviewer, Conference on College Composition and Communication, NCTE Headquarters, Urbana, IL. Review period: June 26-29, 2003.

Stage I Proposal Reviewer, Conference on College Composition and Communication. (online). Online review period: May 2003.

Honors and Awards

Conference on College Composition and Communication Certificate of Writing Program Excellence. Award Applicant Author. 2012-2013.

Outstanding Service Honoree, Oakland University. (2012).

Maurice Scharton Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, Illinois State University Department of English. (2004).

Outstanding University Graduate Student Teaching Award, Illinois State University. (2003).

Albert and Margaret Osband Stetson Scholarship in Composition-Rhetoric, Illinois State University Department of English. (2002).

Taimi Ranta Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Ph.D. Candidate, Illinois State University Department of English. (2002).

Anna Keaton English Education Scholarship, Illinois State University Department of English. (2002).

Professional Advancement Award, Illinois State University Graduate Student Association. (2004).

Academic Committee Work

National

Executive Committee, Elected Member. Conference on College Composition and Communication. fall 2012-present.

CCCC Task Force on Preparing Teachers of College Writing, Member. Conference on College Composition and Communication, spring 2014-present.

Affiliates Committee, Member. Council of Writing Program Administrators. fall 2012-present.

Opinion Panel, Member. National Council of Teachers of English, fall 2006-winter 2010. 

University

University Retention Committee, Member. Oakland University, fall 2014-present.

Faculty Re-Employment and Promotion Committee, Member. Oakland University, fall 2013-present.

Search Committee, University Member. Oakland University Academic Skills Center Director Search, fall 2008.

E-Learning Faculty Advisory Committee, Member. Oakland University, fall 2006-winter 2007.

University Teaching Committee, Member. Illinois State University, fall 2003-spring 2005.

College

Writing-to-Learn Committee, Founding Member. Oakland University, summer 2011-winter 2013.

Bachelors in Liberal Studies Executive Committee, Member. Oakland University, winter 2010-winter 2012.

Committee on Instruction, Member. Oakland University, fall 2009-winter 2011.

Assembly, Member. Oakland University, fall 2007-winter 2010.

Women and Gender Studies Executive Committee, Member. Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences, fall 2006-winter 2009.

College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Graduate Student Representative. Illinois State University, fall 2005-spring 2006.

Department 

Executive Committee, Member. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, summer 2012-present.

Committee on the Major, Member. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Summer 2011-present.

Composition I Redesign Committee, Chair. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, summer 2013-summer 2014.

Basic Writing Committee, Chair. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, summer 2012-summer 2014.

Technical/Professional Writing Search Committee, Member. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, 2012-2013.

First-Year Writing Committee, Chair. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, summer 2011-summer 2014.

Technical Writing Search Committee, Member. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, 2010-2011.

First-Year Composition Search Committee, Chair. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, 2008-2009.

New Media Search Committee, Chair. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, 2008-2009.

Policies and Procedures Ad-hoc Committee, Member. Oakland University Department of Writing and Rhetoric, fall 2008.

Curriculum Committee, Member. Oakland University Department of Rhetoric, Communication, and Journalism, fall 2006-present.

Search Committee, Member. Oakland University Department of Rhetoric, Communication, and Journalism, fall 2006-spring 2007.

Graduate Committee, Member. Illinois State University Department of English, fall 2002-spring 2004.

Writing Committee, Member. Illinois State University Department of English, fall 2001-spring 2002.

Professional Growth Committee, Member. Illinois State University Department of English, fall 2000-spring 2001.

Basic Writing Curriculum Committee, Member. Bridgewater State University Department of English, fall 1999.

Presentations

National

"Improving At-Risk Student Learning and Retention: A Basic Writing Curriculum Redesign."e; Panel. 64th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. (March 19-22, 2014).

"Auguring Alternative Futures: Nineteenth-Century Normal Schools and Twenty-First Century Practices." Respondent. 63rd Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. (March 13-16, 2013).

"Gender Socialization and Feminism in a High School Girls' Club, 1916-1926." Panel. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Mankato, MN. (October 12-15, 2011).

"Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Writing Instruction at the Oak Park High School, 1913-1930." Panel. 62nd Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. (April 6-9, 2011).

"Extraordinary Measures: Teacher Research at the Oak Park High School, 1913-1923." Panel. 61st Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. (March 17-20, 2010).

"'The Desire for Fellowship and the Strength that Fellowship Brings': Building Community in a Newly-Masculinized University." Panel. 7th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI. (October 2009).

"Invention and the Bureaucratic Process." Panel. "Making Waves of Change: Creating a BA Degree in Writing and Rhetoric." 60th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. (March 2009).

"From 'Hen Socials' to Conversational Club: The Evolution of the Sapphonian Society at Illinois State Normal University, 1892-1908." Panel. 6th Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference. Little Rock, AK. (October 2007).

"'A Most Unusual Person:' June Rose Colby and the Centrality of Composition." Paper. 58th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. (March 2007).

"Just Awakening to Self-Consciousness: June Rose Colby's Address to the Peoria Women's Club." Panel. 57th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. (March 2006).

"Theoretically Prepared: From the Job Market Through the First Years as an Assistant Professor Administrator." Workshop. 57th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. (March 2006).

"Toward a Defensible Articulation of English Studies." Panel. 55th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX. (March 2004).

"The Rhetoric of Erasure: Marketing a Disembodied Othello to Undergraduates." Panel. Tenth Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Las Vegas, NV. (May 2002).

"Bandwidth and Bandwagons: Internet Education and the First-Year Course." Panel. 53rd annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. (March 2002).

"From the Center to the Street: Writing in the Center and the Business World." Workshop Coordinator. 53rd annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. (March 2002).

"Technically Female: Public Rhetorics of Women and Technology." Panel. Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference. Decatur, IL. (October 18-20, 2001).

"Creating Intercultural Electronic Communities." Panel. 52nd annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Denver, CO. (March 2001).

"'I did wrong!'" Students Shaping of the Self in a Virtual Environment." Panel. The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. (October 2000).

"Taking Care of Business in the Writing Center: Two Case Studies." Co-authored paper. 64th Annual Convention of the Association for Business Communication. Los Angeles, CA. (November 1999).

University and Regional

"Reeling Them In: The Impetus for a Course Redesign in First-Year Composition." With Laura Gabrion, Colleen Doyle, and John Freeman. Student Success Conference. Oakland University. February 5, 2014.

"Writing-to-Learn Faculty Development Institute Orientation." With Robby Stewart, Graham Cassano, Andrea Kozak, and Mark Rigstad. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. April 18, 2012.

"Writing-to-Learn Workshop." With Robby Stewart, Graham Cassano, Andrea Kozak, and Mark Rigstad. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. March 12, 2012.

"Writing-to-Learn Workshop." With Graham Cassano and Andrea Kozak. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. November 10, 2011.

"'A Most Unusual Person:' June Rose Colby and Literacy Instruction at Illinois State Normal University.” Illinois State Historical Society. (February 2007).

"Integrating Two Disciplines: Planning an Interdepartmental Conference." Panel. Illinois State University Teaching and Learning Symposium. Normal, IL. (January 2006).

"Political Rhetoric in the Undergraduate Classroom: Problems and Possibilities." Panel. 41st Annual Community College and University English Articulation Conference. Allerton Park, IL. (April 2005).

"(Re)Articulating Approaches to English Studies Doctoral Training." Panel. English Studies Symposium. Normal, IL. (April 2004).

"Everything I Know About English Studies I Learned at Killarney's Pub: Interrogating the Spaces Where We Work." Paper. English Studies Symposium. Normal, IL. (April 2003).

"'A Question [...] Though of Little Consequence': Marketing a Disembodied Othello to Undergraduates." Panel. Shakespeare in America. Normal, IL. (July 2002).

"Preparing to Teach FY Comp: Professional Development in the Writing Program." Panel. 38th Annual Community College and University English Articulation Conference. Allerton, IL. (April 2002).

"Preparing Graduate Students to Teach in General Education at Illinois State University: A Multi-Faceted Approach." Panel. Illinois State University Teaching and Learning Symposium. Normal, IL. (October 2001).

"Rave Scene 101: The Benefits of 'Underground' Writing in the College Composition Classroom." Panel. 37th Annual Community College and University English Articulation Conference. Allerton, IL. (April 2001).

"Using Professional Journals in Language and Composition II." Workshop. English Studies Symposium. Normal, IL. (March 2001).

Invited Presenter

"Q & A." Future Professors Workshop. Summer Institute. Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Illinois State University. Normal, IL. May 30, 2007.

"Proposing and Writing Conference Papers." Graduate Forum. Illinois State University Department of English. (September 2004).

"Answering the Call: Writing Proposals that Get Accepted for Ewing and Beyond." Illinois State University Department of English. (March 2004).

"The History of English Studies: Questions and Consequences." Discussion Leader. Graduate Forum. Illinois State University Department of English. (September 2003).

"Designing an Internet Classroom." Workshop Leader. Third Annual Illinois Association of Teachers of English and Illinois State Writing Project Day of Reunion and Renewal. Illinois State University. (February 2002).

"Conference on College Composition and Communication Proposal Writing Workshop." Illinois State University Department of English. Normal, IL. (April 2002).

Workshops Offered

Easy Online Tools for Writing Classes, with Catherine McQueen, Department of Writing and Rhetoric. November 4 & November 5, 2009.

Advanced Institute on Podcasting, Meadow Brook Writing Project. February 7, 2009.

Using Audacity and MovieMaker in First-Year Writing, Department of Writing and Rhetoric. February 14 and February 16, 2009.

Responding to Student Essays, with Rebecca Rivard, Department of Writing and Rhetoric. March 25 and March 26, 2009.

Putting Your Course Materials on the Web: Web Design Workshop for First-Year Writing Instructors, Department of Writing and Rhetoric. March 26 and March 28, 2009.

Workshops and Colloquia Attended

CCCC 2012 Workshop Participant," Gateways to the Past: Conducting Archival Research." St. Louis, MO. March 21, 2012.

2011 Writing Program Administrators Conference Workshop, Participant. Baton Rouge, LA. July 10-13, 2011.

National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Technology Liaison Sessions. Nashville, TN. November 18-20, 2010.

Participant, Michigan Council of Teachers of English Autumn Assembly. Lansing, MI. October 29, 2010.

CCCC 2010 Workshop Participant, "The Composition MA Remixed: Preparing New Community College Faculty, Addressing Diverse Student Needs." Louisville, KY. March 17, 2010.

Participant, National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Technology Liaison Sessions. Philadelphia, PA. November 19-21, 2009.

Participant, National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Technology Liaison Sessions. San Antonio, TX. November 20-22, 2008.

Participant, 2008 Planning Your Site's Web Presence: A Working Retreat. National Writing Project Technology Initiative Event. Denver, Colorado. May 2–4, 2008.

Literacy and Technology: Writing, Communicating, Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age—A Roundtable Discussion with Cynthia Selfe. Oakland University. Rochester, Michigan. April 20–21, 2007.

CCCC 2007 Workshop Participant. "Identifying the Artifacts Among Us: Exploring Possibilities in Researching and Building Local and National Archive Collections." New York, NY. March 21, 2007.

National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Technology Liaison Sessions. Nashville, TN. November 16-18, 2006.

Participant, Computers in Writing Intensive Classrooms-New Media Institute, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. June 1-15, 2005.

Participant, Electronic Portfolios: Theory, Promise, Practices, Lessons--A Workshop with Kathleen Blake Yancey. Illinois Wesleyan University. Normal, IL. October 12, 2004.

"Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key--Reconsidered." A Presentation by Kathleen Blake Yancey. Illinois State University. Normal, IL. October 12, 2004.