Education | Teaching | Research | Awards and Grants | Service

The Graduate Center, CUNY | Ph.D., English (specializing in Rhetoric and Composition)
In progress

Duquesne University | MA, English (specializing in Rhetoric and Composition)
May 2014

Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) | Module 1 and 2
May 2011

Southwestern University | BA, Communication Studies
May 2008

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Macaulay Honors College Instructional Technology Fellow (August 2016-present)
I provide ongoing pedagogical guidance and technical support to faculty who would like to integrate technology-influenced projects into Macaulay Honors College seminars. I also build course sites for faculty using Macaulay’s Word Press install, ePortfolio, facilitate writing and technology workshops for students, and conference with students on writing and tech-related projects.

Baruch College Center for Teaching and Learning Hybrid Seminar Coordinator (November 2015 – present)
I support faculty developing hybrid and online courses in Writing Across the Curriculum, assignment and syllabus design, integrating open educational resources, developing assessment practices, and selecting and using online teaching tools. I also provide technical and pedagogical support for faculty using Baruch’s WordPress install, Blogs@Baruch, as well as a wide variety of other technological tools (, Google Docs, iMovie, and Genius). I  also give professional development workshops in active learning across the disciplines, multimodal assignment design, teaching with technology, and related topics.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Teaching Fellow (August 2015 – May 2016)
Courses taught: Words Do Things: Composition, Rhetoric and Local Activism;
Disciplinary Investigations: Ways of Knowing and Writing Across the Curriculum

Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Teacher Trainer (July 2014 – July 2016)
I designed and taught professional development workshops covering lesson planning, classroom management, phonology, skills acquisition (reading / listening / speaking / writing), pedagogical theory, and student-centered teaching methodologies and techniques to apprenticing teachers of English as a Second Language. I also provided lesson planning support and assessment through teacher observations and feedback sessions.

Duquesne University Teaching Fellow (August 2012-May 2014)
Courses taught: Literature at the End of the World; Literature and Borders; Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum

English as a Second Language Teacher
Selected courses taught: Advanced Grammar for Teachers of English; TOEFL Preparation; Certificate of Advanced English Preparation; Certificate of Proficiency in English Preparation; English for Academic Purposes; English for Specific Purposes (English and Fashion Design, English and Journalism); Business English; General English (Advanced, Upper-Intermediate, Intermediate, Pre-Intermediate, Elementary, and Beginner) Younger Learners (Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Upper-Intermediate)

Writing Center Consultant
Debby Ellis Writing Center at Southwestern University (November 2006-May 2008)

University Writing Center and Online Writing Center at Duquesne University (August 2012-June 2013)

Curricula developer, International House New York (December 2010-May 2011)
I wrote two course books and accompanying teaching materials for a 6-week summer study abroad immersion program for Younger Learners at International House New York.

Curriculum writer, Visions Global Empowerment (July-August 2012)
I wrote teacher development materials and developed a packet of lesson plans for a team of volunteer English teachers teaching Younger Learners in a summer enrichment program.

Director of Studies, International House New York (May 2011-May 2012) Assistant Director of Studies, International House New York (September 2009 – May 2011)
I organized teacher scheduling, hired faculty, developed a faculty onboarding process, assisted with organization to support ACCET accreditation, organized and conducted teacher observations, organized and coordinated a faculty development program, and managed student evaluations.

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“’We Will Know Our Heroes and Our Culture’: Revisiting the Five Demands at the City University of New York Toward Building Critical Transliteracies Ecologies.” Racing Translingualism in Composition: Toward a Race-Conscious Translingualism. Edited by Tom Do and Karen Rowan. (Accepted for inclusion).


“How Do Faculty Discuss Justice Pedagogies With Their Peers? Program Models from Across CUNY.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty Development Day. New York, NY, USA. January 25, 2018.

“Teaching Multilingual Students.” School for Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Program, New York, NY, USA. January 16, 2018.

“Careers in Media: Career Options for Graduate Students in the Humanities.” Duquesne University departments of English and Journalism / Multimedia. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. March 17, 2016.


“Unpacking the Teaching Philosophy Statement.” The Graduate Center, CUNY English Department, New York, NY, USA. September 29, 2017.

“Grades: What Are They Good For? Contract Grading and Student Motivation.” The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY, USA, September 2, 2016.


“Translanguaging Across (and outside of) the Curriculum: Participatory Action Research as Performance-Methodology in Cultivating a Translingual Orientation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. (Forthcoming).

“Making the City University of New York Protests Matter: What the Translanguaging Student Activists of 1969 Can Tell Us About Translingual Pedagogy Today.” Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. (Forthcoming).

Beyond the Graduate Office: WPA-GO Community Calls.” Computers and Writing. Fairfax, VA, USA. May 26, 2018

“Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum in (What Have Always Been) Post-Factual Times.” Modern Language Association. New York, NY, USA. January 7, 2018.

“Constructing Ecologies: Faculty Development Beyond the English Department in an Age of Austerity.” Council of Writing Program Administrators. Knoxville, TN, USA. July 22, 2017.

“Assessing Multimodal Writing: Cultivating Course Contract Pedagogies for Emerging Composition Medias.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR, USA. March 15, 2017.

“(Re)Defining Success in the Hybrid Classroom.” CUNY Information Technology Conference. New York, NY, USA. December 1, 2016.

“Queer Literacies/Queerer Pedagogies: A Critical Experimental Presentation/Performance.” Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference. Bloomsburg, PA, USA. November 5, 2016.

“Ships and Blackboards: CUNY’s Infrastructures and the Myths of Mobility.” Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, USA. October 20, 2016.

“The Activist WPA Online: Approaches to the Labor of Online Writing Instructions.” Council of Writing Program Administrators. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. July 15, 2016.

“Curricular Overseeing vs. Curricular Liberties: Designing Infrastructures for Pedagogical Innovation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, Texas, USA. April 7, 2016.

“Making Space(s) For Sound: Educational Soundscapes and the Active Learner.” McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference. Montréal, Canada. April 24, 2015.

“Get Out, Come In: Bringing the ‘Real World’ To Your Classroom.” International House World Organization Young Learners Conference. Mataró, Spain. March 18, 2011.

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Lynn Kadison Dissertation Year Fellowship
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Rewarding excellent scholarship and dedicated service to the English department

Teaching and Learning Center Grant
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Primary Investigator

Writing Program Administrators: Graduate Organization
Service Award, 2017

Macaulay Honors College Instructional Technology Fellowship
Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Primary Investigator with Christopher Silsby

Presidential Research Fund Travel Award
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Graduate Center Fellowship
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Duquesne University

Southwestern University Merit Scholarship
Southwestern University

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Composition Community (CompComm), The Graduate Center, CUNY
Co-Chair, elected, 2016-2018

Writing Program Administrators: Graduate Organization (WPA-GO)
Elections Committee, 2015-2018
Elections Committee Chair, 2016-2018

English Student Association, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Course Assessment Committee, elected, 2015-2016

English Graduate Organization, Duquesne University
Co-Secretary, elected, 2013-2014

First-Year Writing Committee, Duquesne University
Graduate Student Representative, recommended, 2013-2014

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