San Jose State University, Department of English and Comparative Literature
English 129: Introduction to Career Writing (Fall 2018—1 section; Spring 2019—1 section)
Primary instructor of 25-student course in which students write to get published in the places that they read and to practice in the types of writing they might do in the workplace. Students develop skills for writing for creative nonfiction publications, social media, nonprofits, and marketing and communications. Students also write and produce English Department newsletter, an in-class podcast series, and their own blogs.
English 100WB: Written Communications, Business (Fall 2018—1 section; Spring 2019—2 sections)
Primary instructor of 25-student course designed to simulate actual business communication scenarios (oral and written) that are encountered by business professionals daily during the course of their careers. Assignments include professional correspondence, job documents, promotional materials, reports, and more.
University of Arkansas, Program in Rhetoric and Composition
Courses taught and designed:
English 2003: Advanced Composition, Multimodal Focus (Fall 2017—2 sections)
Co-designer and primary instructor of 22-student pilot courses on multimodal composition for students in a variety of majors, including education, health, and science majors. Assignments include compositions in social media and podcasting/video.
English 1023S: Writing for Social Media (Spring 2016—2 sections)
Designer and primary instructor of 19-student composition courses that focused on writing for social media. Encouraged development of rhetorical reading and writing skills based on discussion and analysis of social media practices. Worked to prepare students for using social media in a professional capacity.
English 1023S: Writing about Online Writing (Spring 2015—1 section)
Designer and primary instructor of a 19-student composition course that focused on online writing spaces. Encouraged development of students’ critical technological literacy through analysis of online rhetorical situations and strategies and examination of online discourse communities.
English 3035: Technical and Report Writing (Spring 2017—1 section; Spring 2018—2 sections)
Primary instructor of 22-student technical and report writing courses for students in a variety of majors, mainly in health-related fields. Introduced students to practices and concepts of technical communication and professional writing through four major course units that focus on public, visual, institutional, and accessible communications.
English 1033: Technical Composition 2 (Fall 2016—1 section)
Primary instructor of 18-student technical composition course for business and engineering majors. Introduced students to practices of technical communication and professional writing, including analysis of rhetorical situations, ethical practices, document design, integration of visuals, and preparation of common technical documents.
English 2003: Advanced Composition (Fall 2015—2 sections)
Primary instructor of 18 to 22-student composition courses about writing in and for the workplace. Developed students’ skills at both academic and professional writing through developing rhetorically sound job documents, analyzing workplace documents, and investigating and engaging with the cultural values, issues, forms, media, and conventions traditionally found in workplace communication, specifically of their proposed field or occupation.
English 1023: Composition II (Spring 2014—2 sections)
Primary instructor of 19-student composition courses that followed the writing about writing pedagogical approach. Continued students’ development of reading and writing strategies as emphasized in Composition I by asking students to examine their writing practices through the lenses of the writing studies field and by encouraging students to analyze the discursive and writing practices in their communities, hobbies, or fields of study.
English 1013: Composition I (Fall 2013—2 sections, Fall 2014—1 section)
Primary instructor of 18-student composition courses on introductory elements of first year composition such as critical reading, summary, synthesis, and analysis. Led students in writing assignments based on a number of nonfiction sources from across the curriculum to teach students to demonstrate sound argumentation, clear focus and organization, and strong development and support for ideas.
English 5523: Technical Writing for Online Audiences, Writing for Social Media
Designer and guest instructor of a 4-week graduate unit on writing for social media. Created all track content, including weekly video lessons, reading lists, reading responses, and major assignment.
East Tennessee State University, Department of Literature and Language
English 1020: Critical Thinking and Argumentation—Cultural Expression
(Spring 2013—2 sections)
Primary instructor of 25-student first-year composition courses that stressed reading, researching, and writing processes. Used discussions of both canonical literature and popular culture texts to encourage students to think critically about an issue from multiple perspectives, to incorporate of a variety of multimedia primary and secondary sources, and to create and sustain argument in writing.
English 1010: Critical Reading and Expository Writing (Fall 2012—2 sections)
Primary instructor of 25-student first-year composition courses that introduced students to critical reading strategies and phases of writing and researching processes. Led students in assignments that asked them to read and write about the works of others, both for comprehension and evaluation.