Presentations

National/International Presentations


The Changing State of Research in Online Writing Instruction. Panel presented with Kevin De Pew (Old Dominion), Jason Snart (College of DuPage), and Kimberly Fahle (Virginia Wesleyan College) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, OR (March 15-18, 2017).

Develop, Design, Deliver: Teaching Graduate Students to Teach Writing Online.
Panel presented with Kevin DePew (Old Dominion), Kelli Cargile-Cook (Texas Tech), and
David Grover (Texas Tech) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication
in Houston, TX (April 6-9, 2016).

Taking Action with Student Retention and Success: An OWI “Student Matters.”
Workshop co-facilitated with Beth Hewett (Defend and Publish) and Jason Snart (College of DuPage) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, TX
(April 6-9, 2016).

Faculty Matters: The Rewards and Risks of Online Writing Instruction. Workshop co-presented with Diane Martinez (Western Carolina University) and Jason Snart (College of DuPage) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa, FL (March 18-21, 2015).

Shifting the Conversation from “Cents” to “Sense:” Using Data Regarding Student Satisfaction in Online Courses to Support Student Engagement. Presenting at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, Indiana (March 19-22, 2014).

Translation and Transformation of Writing Pedagogy: Moving from Face-to-Face to Online. Presented with Dr. Nancy Knowles (Eastern Oregon University), Tawnya Lubbes (EOU) and Dr. Steve Clements (EOU) at the inaugural Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta, GA (October 4-6, 2013).

Bridging the Gaps: Modeling Best Practices and Mentoring Distant Online Instructors. Presented as part of the panel When the Distance is not Distant: Modeling Best Practices and Maximizing Public Interaction in the Online Course with Dr. Dani Weber (University of Pittsburg-Bradford), Katherine Ericsson (EOU, Washington State University), and Jessie Borgman at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas, NV (March 13-16, 2013)

Remapping Portals to the Digital Parlor. Presented with Dr. Julie Faulkner (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology-Australia) and Dr. Erik Ellis (Stanford University) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis, MO (March 21-24, 2012)

“Old Dogs” and New Media: A Summer Institute for Faculty Development and Institutional Research. Presentation with Dr. Steven Clements at the 17th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, FL (November 9-12, 2011)

The Affordances and Constraints of “Doing” Multimodal Work at Rural Institutions. Presentation with Dr. Jessie Blackburn (University of Pittsburg-Bradford) at the Writing Program Administration Conference in Baton Rouge, LA (July 10-17, 2011)

Of Motivations and Misconceptions: Students’ Rationales for Choosing Online Classes. Presentation with Dr. Elwyn Martin at the Distance Learning Administration National Conference in Savannah, GA (May 22-25, 2011)

Learners Leading Leaders: Understanding Online Student Motivation Through Student Surveys. Presentation with Dr. Elwyn Martin at the United States Distance Learning Association National Conference in St. Louis, MO (May 1-4, 2011)

From Texting to Textual to YouTube: Students’ Literacy in Mixed Media. Panel presentation Sex, Lies, and Student Video Projects: Shifting Relations in Digital Literacy and Composition with Dr. Ethna Lay (Hofstra University) and Dr. Kris Kellejian (UW-Bothell) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, GA (April 6-9 2011)

Discovering the Unimagined: Re-envisioning Grounded Theory Using Contextualist Research Paradigms. Presentation with Dr. Carmen Siering (Ball State) and Dr. Dani Weber (Ball State) at Conference on College Composition and Communication in Louisville, KY (March 2010)

Face-to-Face to Cyberspace: Training and Assessing New Online Faculty. Presentation with Witt Salley (Ozarks Technical Community College) at the Distance Learning Administrator’s Conference in Jekyll Island, Georgia (June 2008)

Re-Searching and Re-Presenting: Constructing our Profession/our Professional Identities panel presented with Dr. Carole Clark Papper (Ball State and Hoftstra University) and Dr. Dani Weber (Ball State) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in New York City, New York (March 2007)

“Compleately” Multi-Literate:  Teachers as Techno-Learners in the New Millennium presented with Dr. Leo Huisman (Ball State University) and Dr. Sarah Robbins (BSU and Indiana University) at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Nashville, TN (November 2006)

Research Narratives: Demystifying the Research Product by Focusing on the Process presentation with Dr. Becky Rickly (Texas Tech) and Dr. Carole Clark Papper (BSU and Hofstra) at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition in Louisville, KY (October 2006)

Teachers as Tour Guides: Surrendering the Role of “Expert” in Computerized Composition Classrooms, a panel presented with Dr. Sarah Robbins (IU) at the Conference on Writing, Teaching, and Technology in Amherst, Massachusetts (April 2006)

“My Students Can’t Do That!”: Using Social Scenarios to Promote Student Achievement in the Composition Classroom, a panel presented with Dr. George Jensen (University of Arkansas-Little Rock) and Barrie Talbott (Ozarks Technical Community College) at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, California (March 2005)

Practicing What We Teach: Applying the Golden Rule to Help Marginalized Students Access the Academy,” a workshop presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, California (March 2005)

Deep Play as an Instigator for Learning, a workshop presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in New York City, New York (March 2003)


Regional Presentations


“Re-imagining Service Learning and Community Engagement in Rural and Online Contexts.” Presentation with Dr. Cori Brewster and Dr. Nancy Knowles at the High Mountain Affiliate of the Writing Program Administration conference in Spokane, WA (September 23-24, 2011).

Reflective Writing in First-Year Composition: Takes, Retakes, Outtakes.Presentation with Dr. Nancy Knowles, Dr. Cori Brewster, and Dr. Mark Shadle at the Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference at Portland State University in Portland, OR (May 2010).

Putting Teachers “Through the Paces”: Training, Mentoring, and Assessing New Online Faculty. Presentation with Witt Salley at the Missouri Distance Learning Association at Osage Beach, Missouri (July 2008).

Crossing into the Academy: Interactive Strategies for Helping Marginalized Students Transition to Success in the Writing Classroom. Presentation with Barrie Talbott and Jennifer Flinn Dunkle (Ozarks Technical Community College) at the Teaching in the Two-Year College Midwest Conference in St. Charles, Missouri (October 2006).

From Face-to-Face to Cyberspace: Transitions and Transformations in Online Teaching and Learning special interest group presented at the Teaching in the Two-Year College Midwest Conference in St. Charles, Missouri (October 2006).

Value as Central to Evaluation: Building Community by Responding to Student Writing. Presented with Barrie Talbott and Jennifer Flinn Dunkle (Ozarks Technical Community College) at the Teaching in the Two-Year College English Association–Midwest Conference in Omaha, Nebraska (October 2005)

When Students Attack: Transcending Student Aggression, Conflict, and Hostility to Foster Learning in the Two-Year College Classroom. Presentation with Barrie Talbott, Jennifer Dunkle and Casey Reid (Ozarks Technical Community College) at the Teaching in the Two-Year College English Association–Midwest Conference in Peoria, Illinois (October 2004).

Ice Fishing in Minnesota, creative writing nonfiction presented at the Missouri Philological Association Annual Conference in Springfield, Missouri (March 2000).

Collaboration and Communication in the College Composition Classroom, a paper presented as part of a collaborative project at the NCTE Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida (June 1999).

The Politics of the Research Paper and the Personal Essay, a paper presented at the Midwest Writing Center Association Annual Conference in Springfield, Missouri (October 1999).

Playing Racquetball in a Vacuum: A Theory of Response, a paper presented as part of the collaborative project Crossing the Line: A College/High School Writing Exchange at the Missouri Association of Teachers of English Conference in Columbia, Missouri (September 1997).

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