Service & Professional Activity

 

My teaching and research are extended through professional activity and service to my department, campus, discipline, and community. I take great pride in supporting and mentoring other scholars and teachers, working on departmental and programmatic issues, advising students on theses and dissertations, and engaging and supporting community initiatives beyond academia.



Committee Work

English Technology and Online Learning Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. August, 2017-Present.

Promotions Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. August, 2017-Present.

Composition Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. February, 2017-Present. Revised course title and course descriptions for English 830: Teaching Writing (with Dana Driscoll – Spring 2017)

Composition and TESOL Awards Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. March, 2017-Present. Rated award applications for Composition and TESOL students (with Dana Driscoll and Lilia Savova)

Composition & TESOL Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. August 2016-Present.

Regular meetings to troubleshoot issues related to the PhD program, contribute to admissions processes, and strategize ways to support students in their academic and social integration. Rater in Qualifying Portfolio Assessment. Rater in Admissions Assessment

LSE Online Subcommittee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. January, 2017-Present.

Troubleshoot issues related to training and support of faculty teaching online Liberal

Studies English courses

English Composition Committee, English Department, Ohio University, Spring 2012-Spring 2014.

Updated and revised course outcomes for English 1510, Writing & Rhetoric I.

Updated and revised approved textbook list for all composition courses.

Prepared report on viability of “Stretch” Program for first-year composition:
“The Viability of ‘Stretch’ Courses for Underprepared Students in English 1510: A Preliminary Report” 

Revised strategies for accommodating second language-learners in junior-composition courses.

 

Department Service

Mini-Conference Organizer. English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall, 2016. Organized and facilitated a “Teaching Fair” for students in English 730 and 830 (Teaching Writing) to present posters on approaches to composition pedagogy, Spring 2017

Mock Interviewer. English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall, 2016. Conducted mock interviews for the job placement committee in two separate hour-long sessions. Provided feedback for PhD students interviewing skills.

Evaluator. English Department, Ohio University. Assessment of Composition Exemption Exams, 2011-2015.

Tutor. Ohio University Appalachian Writing Project: College Entrance Essays. Ohio University, English Department. Fall 2011.

 

University Service

Undergraduate Advisor. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Spring 2016.Began taking on undergraduate advisees in the spring of 2016.

Organizer and facilitator. “Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.” Stabley Library. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 8 March 2017.

Featured speaker/panelist. “Wikipedia as Gateway to Open Access.” Six O’clock Series on Open Access. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall, 2016.

Trained SafeZone Member. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2016. Trained in SafeZone practices and policies to support LGBTQ students on campus.

Volunteer. APSCUF, “Move-in Day.” Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2016. As a “move-in day” volunteer, I unloaded vehicles, greeted students and parents, moved students into residence halls.

Disciplinary Service

Directed Graduate Assistants Shahla Asadollahi and Daewoo Jinn in indexing records for research published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. Indexed three issues total (21.1, 20.2, and 20.1).

Associate Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Fall 2014-Present.

Graduate Research Fellow, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Fall 2014-Fall 2015

Reviewer,

Double Helix. Guest Reviewer. Spring 2017.
Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion.  Spring 2015-Present.

The Louisville Review, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

 

Community Service

Den Leader. Cub Scout Pack 53. Athens, Ohio. Fall 2013-Present.

Classroom Volunteer. Reading Fluency Assessment. Morrison Elementary, 2nd Grade. Athens, Ohio. Fall 2014-Spring 2015.

Classroom Volunteer. Mathematics Instruction Preparation. Morrison Elementary, 1st Grade. Athens, Ohio. Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Library Volunteer. Morrison Elementary. Athens, Ohio. Fall 2014-Spring 2014.

Chapter Lead. Scouts for Equality Allohak Council. Athens, Ohio. Fall 2014-Fall 2015.

 

Professional Activity

Mentor, Composition & TESOL Mentoring Program. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2016, Fall 2017.
Provided constructive feedback on curriculum development, observed and provided developmental and formal teaching evaluations, and served as professionalization mentor for three primary mentees. Observed and provided developmental evaluation for an additional 3 secondary mentees.

Primary Mentees Fall 2016: Roger Powell, Marissa McKinley, Tong Zhang
Primary Mentees Fall 2017: Marissa McKinley, Justin Nicholes, Abdullah Darwish, Lama Alharbi

 

Graduate Advising

Thesis and Dissertation Committees

Director: Sukanto Roy, Talal Aleuwaili, Kawita Sarwari (M.A. Thesis), Mellissa Carr, Rachel Sage, Melanie Gagich

Reader: Titcha Ho, Naife Subahi, Ahdab Saaty, Summer Dickinson, Brent Lucia, Marissa McKinley, Jonathan O’Brien, Stephanie Hilliard (M.A. Thesis), John Loo

 

Professional Development

Teaching Circle Lead Facilitator. “Wikipedia Teaching Circle.” Reflective Practice Project. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Active Plus Participant. 2016-17 Reflective Practice Project. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Training. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Spring 2017.

Wikipedia Education Program Campus Ambassador Orientation. Wikimedia Foundation. IUPUI Library. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Indiana. January 20-21, 2012.

English 7770. Professionalization in English Studies. Attended monthly seminars and presentations dealing with professional issues in English. English Department, Ohio University. Athens, Ohio. 2010-2015.