CURRICULUM VITAE

 

PAUL HEILKER

Department of English

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA   24061

 

Paul.Heilker@vt.edu

 

                 

EDUCATION

 

Blue Ridge Writing Program Fellow—National Writing Project, Virginia Tech, 2010.

 

Ph.D. in English—Rhetoric and Composition Studies, Texas Christian University, 1992.

 

M.A. in English—Concentration in Teaching, Colorado State University, 1988.

 

B.A. in English—Literature (major); Journalism (minor); Teaching Certification (minor); State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1985.

 

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

 

Faculty Member, Presidential Global Scholars Program, Honors Program, Virginia Tech, 2012—Present.

 

Director, PhD Program in Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech.  2011—Present.

 

Co-Director, PhD Program in Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech.  2006—2011.

 

Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech.  2000—Present.

 

Coordinator, University Writing Program, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Virginia Tech.  2003—2004.

 

Director, First-Year Composition, Virginia Tech. 1994—2004.

 

Assistant Professor of English, Virginia Tech. 1994—2000.

 

Assistant Professor of English, Loyola University of Chicago. 1992—1994.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Work in Progress

 

Keywords in Writing Studies.  Edited with Peter Vandenberg.  Under contract with Utah State University Press.  Manuscript to be delivered January 2013.

 

Books

 

The Essay: Theory and Pedagogy for an Active Form.  Urbana,  IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1996.  pp. xx; 206.

 

Keywords in Composition Studies.  Edited with Peter Vandenberg.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books, 1996.  pp. xii; 243.

 

Chapters Published in Edited Scholarly Collections

 

"The Rhetorics of Online Autism Advocacy: A Case for Rhetorical Listening."  With Jason King.  Rhetorics and Technologies: New Directions in Communication.  Ed. Stuart Selber.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.  113-133.

 

"Creating Active Citizens: Fostering Effective Student Writing and Speaking."  Teaching Excellence at a Research-Centered University: Energy, Empathy, and Engagement in the Classroom.  Eds. E. Scott Geller and Philip K. Lehman.  Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2007.  131-138.

 

"Researching Like a Writer: The Personal Essay as Research Paper."  Research Writing Revisited: A Sourcebook for Teachers.  Eds. Wendy Bishop and Pave Zemliansky.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook-Heinemann, 2004.  49-56.   

 

"Cognitive Travelogue: The Essay as Travel Narrative."  The Subject is Story.  Eds. Wendy Bishop and Hans Ostrom.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook-Heinemann, 2003.  124-135. 

 

"Learning to Walk the Walk: Mentors, Theory, and Practice in Composition Pedagogy."   Composition Pedagogy in Perspective: Landmarks and Horizons.  Eds. Christina R. McDonald and Robert L. MacDonald.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.  259-267.

 

"B, Box, Beast, Beyond."  Writing What We Teach.  Ed.  David L. Starkey. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2001.  166-175.

 

"What I Know Now: the Personal and the Emotional in Teaching English."  Great Beginnings: Reflections and Advice for New Language Arts Teachers and the People Who Mentor Them.  Ed. Ira Hayes.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1998: 73-80.

 

"Rhetoric Made Real: Civic Discourse and Writing Beyond the Curriculum."  Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Composition.  Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters.  Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education, 1997.  71-78.

 

"The Rhetoric of Spirituality in Popular Meditation Books."  The Spiritual Side of Writing.  Eds. Regina Foehr and Susan Schiller.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books, 1997.  107-117.

 

"Critical Thinking, the Thesis/Support Form, and the Essay."  Reading and Writing Nonfiction.  Ed. Philip Anderson.  Schenectady: New York State English Council, 1994.  87-101.

 

Articles Published in Refereed Scholarly Journals

 

"Autism, Rhetoric, and Whiteness."  Disability Studies Quarterly 32.3 (October 2012).

 

"Autism and Rhetoric."  With Melanie Yergeau.  College English 73.5 (May 2011): 485-497.

 

"On Genres as Ways of Being."  Writing on the Edge 21.2 (2011): 19-31.

 

"The Disappearance of Style from College Composition: A Cultural Perspective."  Studies in American Culture 33.1 (2010): 53-69.

 

"Comment and Response: Two Comments on ÔNeurodiversity.Õ"  College English 70.3 (2008): 319-321.

 

"Twenty Years In: An Essay in Two Parts." College Composition and Communication 58.2 (2006): 182-212.

 

"Official Feasts and Carnivals: Student Writing as Public Ritual."  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 29.1 (2001): 77-84.

 

"On Not Teaching (or Confessions of a New Writing Program Administrator)."  Writing on the Edge 7.1 (1996): 23-33.

 

"Writing Process and the Writing of Essays."  Issues in Writing 6.1 (1994): 51-74.

 

"Discipline and Punish and Process and Paradigms (or Foucault, Visibility, (Dis)Empowerment, and the Construction of Composition Studies)."  Composition Studies 22.1 (1994): 4-13.

 

"'Nothing Personal': Twenty-Five Forays into the Personal in (My) Composition Pedagogy."  The Writing Instructor 12.2 (1993): 55-66.

 

"Revision Worship and the Computer as Audience."  Computers and Composition 9.3 (1992): 59-69.

 

"Public Products/Public Processes: Zoellner's Praxis and the Contemporary Composition Classroom."  Rhetoric Review 10.2 (1992): 232-238.

 

"Textual Androgyny, the Rhetoric of the Essay, and the Politics of Identity in Composition (or The Struggle to Be a Girly-Man in a World of Gladiator Pumpitude)."  Writing on the Edge 3.2 (1992): 64-76.

 

"The Struggle for Articulation and Didion's Construction of the Reader's Self-Respect in Slouching Towards Bethlehem."  The CEA Critic 54.3 (1992): 26-36.

 

"The Bi-Polar Mind and the Inadequacy of Oppositional Pedagogies (or The Dead Poets Society Revisited)."  Freshman English News 19.3 (1991): 5-9.

 

"'Listener Response':  An Introduction to Active Aesthetic Reading for the Sophomore Literature Survey."  College Literature 18.2  (1991): 135-140.

 

Literary Nonfiction

 

"On Running."  The Truth About the Fact: An International Journal of Literary Nonfiction 6.1 (2011): 106-116.

 

"Inertia," "Philadelphia," and "Profusion."  Connotation Press 1.3 (2009): http://connotationpress.com/index.php/creative-nonfiction/224-paul-heilker-inertia

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

"On Outcomes, Exigence, and Genres: My First 25 Years in Composition."  Keynote Address.  The Two-Year College Assocation-Southeast Annual Conference.  Virginia Beach, VA, 23 February 2012.

 

"Exploring (with) the Essay."  The Two-Year College Assocation-Southeast Annual Conference.  Virginia Beach, VA, 23 February 2012.

 

"Multiple Uses of Writing: WAC/WID, Assessment, and Faculty Agency."  Keynote Address.  Virginia Community College System English and ESL Peer Group Conference.  Richmond, VA, 28 October 2010. 

 

"New Genres, Being, and Curriculum Mapping." Virginia Community College System English and ESL Peer Group Conference.  Richmond, VA, 28 October 2010.

 

"On Autism, Rhetoric, Genres, and Being." University of Northern Colorado, Neal Cross Lecture Series.  Greeley, CO, 12 February 2010.

 

"What Should We Be Doing in First-Year Composition Courses?"  University of Northern Colorado, Neal Cross Lecture Series.  Greeley, CO, 11 February 2010.

 

"Genres as Ways of Being."  Plenary Address.  Spilman Symposium on Issues in the Teaching of Writing, Virginia Military Institute.  Lexington, VA, 26 September 2009.

 

"Place, Space, and the 21st Century Essay."  Summer Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition.  Ann Arbor, MI, 6 June 2009. 

 

"Why the Essay?"  Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, 29 January 2007.

 

"A Moratorium on the Thesis-Driven Essay." Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, 29 January 2007.

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

"Entropy, Androids, Empathy, Autism, Humanity."  Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick.  Dortmund, Germany.  18 November 2012. 

 

"Essaying and Being."  Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis.  Salzburg, Austria.  10 November 2012.

 

"Reconsidering Literature and Composition: Then and Now."  Conference on College Composition and Communication.  St. Louis, MO, 23 March 2012.

 

"The Essay, Communication, and Conflict."  Global Conference on Communication and Conflict.  Prague, Czech Republic, 4 November 2011.

 

"Autism, Rhetoric, and Whiteness."  Global Conference on Images of Whiteness: Exploring Critical Issues.  Oxford, United Kingdom, 14 July 2011.

 

"The Rhetorics of Autistic Identity: Diseased, Disabled, Diverse, Shiny, Supremacist."  Contemporary Identities: Paris International Conference.  Paris, France, 15 April 2011. 

 

"Institutional Inception: Carving out Research Center Space through Acts of Definition."  Conference on College Composition and Communication.  San Francisco, CA, 13 March 2009.

 

"The Ethics of Socially Responsible Research: Moving Beyond Paralysis."  Rhetoric Society of America.  Seattle, WA, 23 May 2008.

 

"Rhetoric and Autism."  Conference on College Composition and Communication.  New Orleans, LA, 3 April 2008.

 

"The Rhetoric of Online Advocacy by Aspies for Freedom."  Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.  University Park, PA, 9 April 2007.

 

"The Virginia Tech Medical Rhetoric Research Group."  Virginia Tech Dean's Forum on Health, Food, and Nutrition.  Blacksburg, VA, 5 November 2007.

 

"Neurodiversity and 'The Students' Right to Their Own Language.'"  Fourth Annual Scholarship on Diversity Conference.  Blacksburg, VA, 16 March 2007.

""Cognitive Travelogue: The Essay as Travel Narrative."  Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.  Louisville, KY, 7 October 2006.

 

"The On-Campus Transition Program: A Teacher's Perspective."  Educating Students in the Autism Spectrum for Life in the 21st Century.  Roanoke, VA, 4 October 2006.

 

"'Leverage Resources from Outside Sources': Standardization, Budget Cuts, and the Move Toward Corporate Sponsorship."  Conference on College Composition and Communication.  New York, NY, 22 March 2003.

 

"Graduate Student Representation in CCCC: The View from the Executive Committee."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  Chicago, IL, 22 March 2002.

 

"Black Helicopters: Stealth Forces at Work on Writing Instruction at a University."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  Denver, CO, 15 March 2001.

 

"Official Feasts and Carnivals: Student Writing as Public Ritual."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  Minneapolis, MN, 14 April 2000.

 

"Classical Epistolary Theory, the Ars Dictamanis, and Contemporary Monetary Petitions from Non-Profit Organizations."  Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Convention.  Pittsburgh, PA, June 1998. 

 

"A Rhetoric of Healing: Student-Composed Meditation Books."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  Phoenix, AZ, March 1997.

 

"Traumatic Awakenings: Becoming Theoretically Aware as a Composition Teacher."  Modern Language Association Convention.  Washington, D.C., December 1996.

 

"The Meanings of Theory and the Evolution of Composition."  Thomas R. Watson Conference on Composition and Rhetoric.  Louisville, KY, October 1996.

 

"Rhetoric, Social Action, and Student Writing."  Modern Language Association Convention.  Chicago, IL, December 1995.

 

"The Essay: Counterpractice, Anti-Method, Heresy."  South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention.  Atlanta, GA, November 1995.

 

"'Interrogation Without End': Foucault and the Composition Program as a Site of Inquiry."  Modern Language Association Convention.  San Diego, CA, December 1994.

 

"Contexts for Nonfiction: The Epistemologies of Genre."  CEA Session on Nonfiction.  Modern Language Association Convention.  San Diego, CA, December 1994.

 

"Critical Thinking, the Thesis/Support Form, and the Essay."  Midwest Modern Language Association Convention.  Chicago, IL, November 1994.

 

"Grammar B: An/Other Look."  South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention.  Baltimore, MD, November 1994.

 

"The Heteroglossia of Composition Studies: Bakhtin and the Keywords Project."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  Nashville, TN, March 1994.

 

"Fifteen Forays into the Personal in (My) Composition Pedagogy."  Fourth Annual Texas Christian University Symposium on Teaching Composition.  Fort Worth, TX, February 1994.

"The Essay: A Discursive Form for Valuing Teaching as Inquiry/Research."  Modern Language Association Convention.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1993.

 

"The Reality Check: Focused, Timely, Useful Feedback."  Roundtable on Evaluating Teaching.  Modern Language Association Convention.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 1993.

 

"Veering Toward the Radically Particular: The Future of Composition Studies."  Midwest Modern Language Association Convention.  Minneapolis, MN, November 1993.

 

"Blinding, Demeaning, and Cheating Ourselves: Composition as Academic Preparation."  Midwest Modern Language Association Convention.  Minneapolis, MN, November 1993.

 

"The Essay: An Alternative Form for Composition Instruction."  The Chicago Area English Articulation Conference.  Chicago, IL, October 1993.

 

"Discipline and Punish and Process and Paradigms (or Foucault, Visibility, and the Construction of Composition Studies)."  Wyoming Conference on English.  Laramie, WY, June 1993.

 

"Amnesty International: A Desperately Real Rhetorical Situation for Student Writers."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  San Diego, CA, April 1993.

 

"Academic Freedom, the Thesis/Support Form, and the Essay."  Modern Language Association Convention.  New York, NY, December 1992.

 

"Kineticism Incarnate: Reconsidering the Nature of the Essay."  CEA Roundtable on Nonfiction.  Modern Language Association Convention.  New York, NY, December 1992.

 

"Writing Process and the Writing of Essays."  University of New Hampshire Conference on "Writing Process: Retrospect and Prospect."  Durham, NH, October 1992.

 

"Literacy, Assimilation, and Resistance."  Modern Language Association Convention.  San Francisco, CA, December 1991.

 

"Toward a Rhetoric of Anti-Travel Writing."  CEA Roundtable on Nonfiction.  Modern Language Association Convention.  San Francisco, CA, December 1991.

 

"Wife-as-Coin and the Paradoxical Economics of Infidelity in The Merchant's Tale."  South Central Modern Language Association Convention.  Fort Worth, TX, November 1991.

 

"'Listener Response':  An Introduction to Active Aesthetic Reading for the Sophomore Literature Survey."  College English Association Convention.  San Antonio, TX, April 1991.

 

"Public Products/Public Processes: Zoellner's Praxis and the Contemporary Classroom."  College Composition and Communication Convention.  Boston, MA, March 1991.

 

"Textual Androgyny and the Politics of Identity in Composition."  The National Graduate Student Conference on English Studies.  Lincoln, NE, November 1990.

 

"Revision Worship and the Computer as Audience."  Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.  University Park, PA, July 1990.

 

"The Bi-Polar Mind and the Inadequacy of Oppositional Pedagogies (or The Dead Poets Society Revisited)."  The Wyoming Conference on English.  Laramie, WY, June 1990.

 

"What Student Writers Say About Motivation."  Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention.  Chicago, IL, March 1990.

 

 

GRADUATE COURSES

ENGL 5104, Blue Ridge Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute, Summer I 2010, Summer I 2011, Summer I 2012.

 

ENGL 6304, Disciplinary Issues, Virginia Tech, Fall 2007, Fall 2011.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Hunter Thompson and the American Dream, Virginia Tech, Summer II 2010.

 

RW 6514, Studies in Rhetoric—Modern Rhetoric, Spring 2010.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Theories of Satire, Virginia Tech, Spring 2010.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—World Englishes, Virginia Tech, Spring 2010.

 

ENGL 5314/5244/5974/5174, The Twentieth-Century Essay, Virginia Tech, Fall 1996, Fall 2000, Fall 2002, Summer 2006, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2013.

 

ENGL 5054/5454, Composition Theory, Virginia Tech, Fall 1995, Fall 1996, Fall 1998, Spring 2000, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2008, Spring 2009.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—The Role of Ethos in Nonprofit Grantwriting, Virginia Tech, Fall 2007.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Thomas Browne and the Early English Essay, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Contemporary Composition Theory: Race, Disability, and Orientation, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Studies in Writing Across the Curriculum, Virginia Tech, Spring 1997.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Theories of Writing Processes, Virginia Tech, Fall 1996.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—Basic Writing Theory and Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Spring 1996

 

E 402, The Teaching of College Composition, Loyola University of Chicago, Spring 1994.

 

E 401, The Teaching of Writing, Loyola University of Chicago, Fall 1993.

 

E 501, Independent Study—Computers and Composition, Loyola University of Chicago, Fall 1993.

 

E 409, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory, Loyola University of Chicago, Fall 1992.

 

 

PH.D. DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Franny Howes, Fall 2012—Present.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Cynthia Fields, Fall 2012—Present.

 

Director, Dissertation Committee for Libby Anthony, Fall 2010—Present.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Heidi Lawrence, Fall 2010—Present.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Amy Reed, Virginia Tech, Fall 2008—Present.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Brian Gogan, Virginia Tech, Fall 2008—Spring 2011.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Tyra O'Bryan, Syracuse University, 2007—2010.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Sarah Allen, University of South Carolina. 2004—2006.

 

Co-Chair, Dissertation Committee for Robert Prickett, English Education, Virginia Tech, 2003—2006.

 

Member, Dissertation Committee for Rhonda Catron, English Education, Virginia Tech,  1999—2001.

 

 

M.A. THESIS PROJECTS DIRECTED

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Students' Right to their Own Language: A Critical Reassessment," Gracemarie Mike, Virginia Tech, Spring 2011.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Representations of Contemporary Pregnant Women: The Conflicting Rhetoric of 'Yummy Mummies,'" Lindsay Ehrlich, Virginia Tech, Spring 2011.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Concept of Audience in First-Year Composition Pedagogy," Tess Sell, Virginia Tech, Spring 2011.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Teaching for Social Justice in Composition: The Bracher Debate," Heather Draxl, Virginia Tech, Spring 2010.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Feminist Pedagogies in Composition," Elizabeth Prisley, Virginia Tech, Spring 2010.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and the American Dream," Matthew Fisher, Virginia Tech, Spring 2010.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Composition Instruction and Weight Training: An Exploration," Bryan Friel, Virginia Tech, Spring 2009.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"A Pedagogy of Productive Conflict for First-Year Composition," Jeffrey Spicer, Virginia Tech, Spring 2009.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Representation of Race in The Journal of Basic Writing," Rachel Milloy, Virginia Tech, Spring 2009.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Web-Based Medical Advocacy by Breast Cancer Patients," Kara LaFleur, Virginia Tech, Spring 2008.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Instructional Technology and Basic Writing Courses," Miranda Jones, Virginia Tech, Spring 2005.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The History of Scholarship on Textbooks in Composition Studies," Megan O'Neill, Virginia Tech, Spring 2005.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Toulmin Model of Argument in Composition Studies," Deidre Williamson, Virginia Tech, Spring 2005.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Reviving Expressivism in First-Year Composition Courses," Mary Beth Pennington, Virginia Tech, Spring 2004.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Visual Intelligence and Visual Learning in Composition Pedagogy," Danielle Anderson, Virginia Tech, Spring 2004.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Uses of Film in Composition Pedagogy," Robert Prickett, Virginia Tech, Spring 2004.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Scott Russell Sanders, Wendell Berry, and the Importance of Place," Blair Morris, Virginia Tech, Spring 2004.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Coming to Voice as a Black, Female Academic," Danielle Warthen, Virginia Tech, Spring 2004.

 

ENGL 5994, Thesis—"Imitation in First-Year Composition," Tyra Twomey, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Making Writing Process Public," Emily Lewis, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Portfolio Assessment in First-Year Composition," Julie Mengert, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003. 

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Behavioral Conditioning and Writing Pedagogy," Teggin Chamberlain, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Visual Rhetoric in First-Year Writing Courses," Allen Brizee, Virginia Tech, Spring 2002.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Bartholomae/Elbow Debate in Composition Studies," Sarah Allen, Virginia Tech, Spring 2002.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Personal Essay and Critical Work," Adam Monroe, Virginia Tech, Spring 2002.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Service-Learning in Composition Courses," David Rutkowski, Virginia Tech, Spring 2001.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"The Filipino Essay," Aileen Salonga, Virginia Tech, Spring 2001.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Studies in Civic Discourse," Davina Copsy, Virginia Tech, Spring 1998.

 

ENGL 5974, Independent Study—"Post-Writing: A Neglected Aspect of Writing Process," Michael Attisano, Virginia Tech, Fall 1996.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

 

ENGL 3104: Introduction to Professional Writing, Virginia Tech, Spring 2012.

 

ENGL 4974: Independent Study: "The History of University English Departments," Matthew Skowronski, Spring 2012.

 

UH 2984: Discourse and Global Society, Presidential Global Scholars Program, Honors Program, Center for European Studies and Architecture, Virginia Tech, February 2012.

 

ENGL 1106, The Writing Project, Virginia Tech, Spring 1996, Spring 1999, Spring 2001, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Spring 2011.

 

ENGL 3754, Advanced Composition, Virginia Tech, Fall 1994, Spring 1996, Spring 1998, Fall 1999, Spring 2006, Fall 2010.

 

ENGL H1204, Honors Composition, Virginia Tech, Fall 2009.

 

UH 4994, Undergraduate Honors Research—Autism in Film, Virginia Tech, Fall 2007.

 

ENGL 4974, Independent Study—The Contemporary American Essay, Virginia Tech, Spring 2007.

 

ENGL 1105, Critical Literacy, Virginia Tech, Fall 1994, Summer 1997, Fall 1997, Summer 1998, Summer 2001, Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Fall 2006.

 

ENGL 4784, Senior Seminar, The Contemporary American Essay—Theory, Criticism, Composition, Virginia Tech.  Summer 1996, Summer 2000, Summer 2004.

 

ENGL 4784, Senior Seminar, New Journalism and the Nonfiction Novel, Virginia Tech.  Summer 1999, Summer 2002.

 

ENGL 4974, Independent Study—Writing Portfolio, Virginia Tech, Fall 1995.

 

E 310, Advanced Writing, Loyola University of Chicago, Fall 1993, Spring 1994.

 

E 201, Writing II (Research/Argumentation), Loyola University of Chicago, Fall 1993, Spring 1994.

 

E 101, Writing I, Loyola University of Chicago, Fall 1992, Spring 1993, Fall 1993, Spring 1994.

 

ENGL 2803, Research and Argumentation, Texas Christian University, Fall 1990, Spring 1991, Fall 1991, Spring 1992.

 

CO 301, Writing in the Humanities, Colorado State University, Fall 1988, Spring 1989.

 

CO 150, Freshman Composition, Colorado State University, Fall 1986, Spring 1987, Fall 1987,  Spring 1988, Fall 1988, Spring 1989.

 

CO 101, Fundamentals of Composition (Basic Writing), Colorado State University, Fall 1986, Spring 1987.

 

 

 

SERVICE / OUTREACH

 

Professional Service

 

Member, Leadership Team, Blue Ridge Writing Project, 2012—Present.

 

Member, Advisory Board, Composition Studies, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, Spring 2006—Present.

 

Manuscript Reviewer, College Composition and Communication, 2003—Present. 

 

Advisory Board Member, Spilman Symposium on the Teaching of Writing, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA.  2002—Present.

 

Manuscript Reviewer, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2001—Present.

 

Manuscript Reviewer, The Writing Instructor, 2001—Present. 

 

Manuscript Reviewer, College English, 2000—Present. 

 

Manuscript Reviewer, Composition Studies, 1996—Present.

 

Member, Newcomers' Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Fall 2007—Spring 2011.

 

Member, Committee on Disability Issues, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Fall 2006—Spring 2011.

 

Chair, Resolutions Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Spring 2010.

 

Chair, National Taskforce on Multiple Uses of Writing, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Spring 2005—Spring 2008.

 

President, Phi Beta Kappa, Mu of Virginia Chapter, Virginia Tech, 2006—2007.

 

Member, Nominating Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English, 2005—2006.

 

Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa, Mu of Virginia Chapter, Virginia Tech, 2005—2006.

 

Editorial Consultant, Ally & Bacon/Longman, Prentice Hall, Bedford/St. Martin's, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Heine and Heine, Thomson Learning.  1996—2005.

 

Member, Mentoring Taskforce, Conference on College Composition and Communication.  2003—2004.

 

Publicity Officer, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Virginia Tech.  1996—2003.

 

Executive Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English.  1997—2000.

 

Editorial Board, Best Practices in Cyber-Serve, Service-Learning Center, Virginia Tech.  1997—1999.

 

Chair, John D. Wilson Essay Prize Contest Committee, Mu of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, Virginia Tech.  1996—1998.

 

Professional Writing Consultant, Anderson and Associates, Surveyors and Engineers, Blacksburg, VA.  Fall 1996.

 

University Service

 

CLAHS Representative, University Curriculum Committee for Liberal Education, Fall 2011—Present.

 

Advisor and Writing Coach for Honors Students Preparing Major Scholarship and Grant Applications, Summer 2011—Present.

 

Member, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Graduate Curriculum Committee, Fall 2008—Spring 2011.

 

Member, University Teaching Alumni Award Selection Committee, 2007—2010.

 

Faculty Coordinator, Sporn Award Student Selection Committee, Spring 2007.

 

Member, University Library Committee, 2004—2007.

 

Principal Investigator and Taskforce Coordinator, SCHEV Oral Communication and Critical Thinking Assessments, 2004—2005.

 

Coordinator, University Writing Program, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Virginia Tech.  2003—2004.

 

Ex-Officio Member, University Core Curriculum Committee, Virginia Tech.  2003—2004.

 

Ad Hoc Committee, SCHEV Information Literacy Assessment (with Nan Seaman's and John Muff), Spring 2004.

 

Member, Common Book Steering Committee, Virginia Tech (Provost's Office: Ron Daniel, Chair).  2000—2004.

 

Presenter, University GTA Training Program, Virginia Tech, 1995—2004 (Don McKeon, Coordinator).

 

Co-Director (with Marlene Preston), SCHEV Writing Competency Assessment, Virginia Tech: 2001—2002.

 

Consultant to the Computer Requirement Steering Committee (Provost's Office: Ron Daniel, Chair).  Helped develop means of assessing first-year students' basic computer skills, 1998—2001.

 

Co-Convener, Task Force on Common Experiences, First-Year Experience Initiative, Coordinated by Ron Daniels, Associate Provost, Virginia Tech, 1998—1999.

 

WING Planning Committee, Residence Education, Residential and Dining Programs, Lynne Spoonful, Chair, Virginia Tech,  1998—1999.

 

Coordinator, "University Statement on Plagiarism," created in collaboration with the University Honor System. Spring 1998.    http://www.english.vt.edu/~1styear/plagiarism.html

 

Advisory Committee, New Faculty Development Program, Provost's Office, Virginia Tech, 1995—1996.

 

Search Committee for Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Virginia Tech, Summer 1995.

 

Committee on Assessment, Writing Across the Curriculum Program, Virginia Tech. Spring 1995.

 

 

 

Department Service

 

Director, PhD Program in Rhetoric and Writing, English Department, Virginia Tech.  2011—Present.

 

Co-Director, PhD Program in Rhetoric and Writing, English Department, Virginia Tech.  2006—2011.

 

Member, Professorial Personnel Committee, Virginia Tech, 2002—2006, 2010—Present.

 

Member, Graduate Committee, Virginia Tech, 2006—2008, 2009—Present.

 

Chair, PhD Committee, Fall 2009—Present.

 

Member, Instructor Promotion Committee, Fall 2009—Present.

 

Member, Technology Committee, Fall 2008—Present.

 

Commencement Coordinator, English Department, Virginia Tech.  Spring 2001—Present.

 

Chair, Faculty Mentoring Team for Kelly Pender, Virginia Tech, Fall 2006—Fall 2009.

 

Member, Ph.D. Task Force, English Department, Virginia Tech.  Fall 2002—Spring 2009.

 

Member, Grant Proposal Review Committee, Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society.  Fall 2007—Spring 2009.

 

Member, Taskforce on Vertical Composition Curriculum, Fall 2007—Spring 2008.

 

Member, Custom Textbook Authoring Team, Fall 2007—Spring 2008.

 

Author, Peer Review of Teaching for Kelly Pender, Spring 2007.

 

Member, Thesis Committee for Nathaniel Bowles: "The Harmony of the Spheres from Dante to Sun Ra."  2006—2008.

 

Author, Peer Review of Teaching for Julie Manger, Fall 2006.

 

Member, Thesis Committee for Daniel Grubb: "Hunter Thompson and the Rhetoric of Gonzo Journalism." 2005—2006.

 

Member, Thesis Committee for Matthew Beale: "Playing the Writing Game: Gaming the Writing Play." 2005—2006.

 

Author, Peer Review of Teaching for Carlos Evia, Spring 2006

 

Chair, Search Committee for Director of the Center for Rhetoric in Society, English Department, Virginia Tech.  2003—2005.

 

Member, Faculty Mentoring Team for Sheila Carter-Tod, English Department, Virginia Tech, 2002—2006.

 

Member, Faculty Mentoring Team for Eva Brumberger, English Department, Virginia Tech, 2003—2006.

 

Author, Peer Review for Bob Hicok, Fall 2005.

 

Author, Peer Review for Michael Bliss, Spring 2005.

Director of First-Year Composition, English Department, Virginia Tech. 1994—2004.

 

Chair, Composition Committee, English Department, Virginia Tech. 1994—2004.

 

Member, Instructor Search Committee, English Department, Virginia Tech.  April 2004.

 

Member, Instructor Search Committee, English Department, Virginia Tech.  August 2003.

 

Member, Search Committee for Full Professor and Two Assistant Professors in Creative Writing.  English Department, Virginia Tech.  2002—2003.

 

Member, M.A. Task Force, English Department, Virginia Tech.  2002—2003.

 

Member, Ad Hoc Taskforce on Work and Family Issues, English Department, Virginia Tech, Spring 2003.

 

Member, Instructor Search Committee.  April 2003.

 

Member, Instructor Search Committee.  August 2002.

 

Member, First-Year Writing Taskforce, English Department, Virginia Tech, Summer 2002.

 

Judge, Alfred E. Nobler Essay Contest, English Department, Virginia Tech.  1996—2002

 

Member, M. A. Thesis Committee for Shannon Lewis, master's student in English, Bernice Housman, Chair.  2000—2001.

 

Committee on Teaching, English Department, Virginia Tech.  1996—2000.

 

Faculty Advisor, English Graduate Students Organization, Virginia Tech. 1996—1999.

 

Peer Reviewer for Lisa Bloomer, English Department, Virginia Tech. Spring 1999.

 

Joint Ad Hoc M.A. Curriculum Committee, English and Communication Studies Departments, Virginia Tech. 1997—1998.

 

RTA in Technical/Professional Communications Hiring Committee, Virginia Tech. 1997—1998.

 

Peer Reviewer for Patricia Radicchio, English Department, Virginia Tech. Spring 1998.

 

Freshman "Rhetoric" Task Force, English and Communication Studies Departments, Virginia Tech. Spring 1996.

 

Committee on Writing Programs, Loyola University of Chicago.  1992—1994.

 

English Department Computer-Aided Instruction Committee, Loyola University of Chicago.  1992—1994

 

Committee on Writing Program Assessment, Loyola University of Chicago. Spring 1993.

 

Conference Organizing Committee, Texas Christian University.  Spring 1991.

 

Textbook Selection Committee, Texas Christian University.  Spring 1990.

 

Composition Committee, Colorado State University.  1989—1990.

 

English Graduate Studies Committee, Colorado State University.  1988—1989.

 

Public Service

 

Participant, K-18 Contact Reach Out Grant (English Department, CEUT, Service-Learning, University Writing Program, Montgomery and Floyd County Public Schools: Nancy Metz, Coordinator).  1998—2000.

 

Guest Lecturer, Radford High School and Blacksburg High School.  Instructing college-bound, senior English students on effective peer editing and preparing for college-level writing courses. 1996—1999; 2010.

 

Website Creator and Manager, St. Jude Catholic Church.  1996—1999.

http://mfrl.org/compages/stjude

 

Editor/Desktop Publisher, The St. Jude Times, quarterly parish newsletter for St. Jude Catholic Church, Radford, VA.  1995—1999.

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Advising, 2008.

 

University Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Subjects, Virginia Tech, 2006.

 

Member, Academy of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech, 2006—Present.

 

"The Rhetoric of Online Advocacy by Verbal Autistics."  Principal Investigator: Paul Heilker.  Summer Research Stipend.  Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society.  Virginia Tech.  Summer 2006.  $1500.00

 

Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Curriculum Development Grant: Fundamental Multimedia Composing Procedures for Freshman Composition, Virginia Tech, 1994.

 

College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Stipend: Keywords in Composition Studies, Loyola University of Chicago, 1993.

 

Ida M. Green Doctoral Fellowship, Texas Christian University, 1989-90.

 

Phi Kappa Phi, Colorado State University, 1989.

 

Phi Beta Kappa, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1985.

 

Graduated cum laude, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1985.

 

New York State Regents' Scholarship, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1980

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Conference on College Composition and Communication

 

Rhetoric Society of America

 

National Council of Teachers of English

 

The National Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa