“Making the User Experience Matter: Centering Narratives of Teaching and Learning in Online Writing Courses.” Computers and Writing Conference. East Lansing, MI. June, 2019.
“Finding an A11y at MSU: Creating an Accessibility Class for Everyone.” Michigan State University Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. East Lansing, MI. May, 2019.
“Teaching Phronesis: Scaffolding Knowledge Application and Ethical Judgment in Digital Spaces.” Computers and Writing Conference. Fairfax, VA. May, 2018.
“Feedback and Formative Assessment.” Michigan State University Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. East Lansing, MI. May, 2018.
“Creating Conditions for Wonder and Innovation: How Location is Changing the Future of Online Writing Instruction.” Computers and Writing Conference. Findlay, OH. June, 2017.
“Cultivating a Feedback-Rich Classroom with Eli Review.” Michigan State University Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. East Lansing, MI. May, 2017.
“Peer Review for 30 or 300: Teaching Feedback and Revision at Scale.” Michigan State University Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. East Lansing, MI. May, 2017.
“Creating a Transcritical Classroom: Feedback, Accessibility, and Community.” Michigan State University Teaching & Learning Spring Conference. East Lansing, MI. May, 2017.
“Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change: Assessing the Future of Online Writing Instruction.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March, 2017.
“Providing Feedback in a Mobile Learning Community.” Thomas R Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October, 2016.
“Building Writing Communities: Crafting Online Spaces for Student Success.” Wayne State University Composition Program’s Teaching of Writing Conference. Detroit, MI. September, 2016.
“Accessing Online Writing Spaces: Feedback for Everyone.” Computers and Writing Conference. Rochester, NY. May, 2016.
“Crossing the ON-Line: Achieving Online Writing Instruction Goals.” Computers and Writing Conference. Half-Day Workshop co-hosted with Jessie Borgman and Elizabeth Monske. Rochester, NY. May, 2016.
“Mobile Learning Just Keeps on Running: Renegotiating Online Writing Spaces for Students Away from Big Brother.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March, 2014.
“University of iSocrates: Digital Phronesis and Pedagogy.” Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD. June, 2013.
“Digital Interaction: Unraveling Student Voices through Collaborative Technologies.” Computers and Writing Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. May, 2011.
“Working Web 2.0: User Generated Content and Global Writing.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October, 2010.
“Exploring Interactive Screen Capture Broadcast Systems.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March, 2010.
“Greater Expectations: The Layered Meanings of Print and Web Style.” Indiana College English Association Conference. Huntington, IN. October 2009.
“Using Web 2.0 and the Public Sphere to Foster Public Writing in Composition Classrooms.” Conference on the Future of English Studies. Springfield, IL. October 2009.
“The Digital Emergence of the Public/Private Authority.” Computers and Writing Conference. Davis, CA. June 2009.
“Open Source Technology and Online Tutoring.” Computers and Writing Conference. Athens, GA. May 2008.
“Online Tutoring: Fixing the ‘Fix-it Shop’ Mentality with Technology.” East Central Writing Centers Association Conference. Columbus, OH. April 2008.
“Theory and Practice: Romantic Rhetoric and the Artist.” Practical Criticism Midwest Conference. Muncie, IN. February 2008.
2019 #iteachmsu Award
-Awarded for outstanding teaching faculty at MSU – 2019
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
–Service Award for Graduate Students and Adjuncts – 2017
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Academic Advancement Network, November 2018
-Presented on various technologies and methods to foster collaboration between online participants.
MSU Writing Center, May 2018
-Invited to present on Eli Review and various Peer Review technologies employed in distance education and in Face-to-face spaces.
Young Author’s Conference, June 2016
-Spoke with regional K-12 instructors and parents about how to speak to students and their kids about feedback for writing, math, and a variety of subjects.
Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts & Humanities, March 2016
-I presented on how to provide writing feedback to faculty teaching online classes for the summer 2016 semester at MSU.
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, October 2015
-I hosted a brown-bag series talk concerning the use of Eli Review and other online spaces that facility student collaboration for writing feedback and learning.
Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts & Humanities, September 2015
-I coordinated a three-hour workshop that introduced Eli Review to current IAH faculty involving a presentation I gave by myself, the use of a panel of IAH instructors who had used Eli in previous IAH classes, and time set aside for faculty to find ways of using Eli for their classes of over 100 students.
Lyman Briggs College (History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science), September 2015
-I presented Eli Review to various HPS faculty concerning their use of Eli in the classroom and for annual reviews. The rest served as a workshop for faculty to create ways for using Eli in their spring semester.
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Orientation, August 2015
-I presented Eli Review to department faculty and graduate students by exploring its use in improving feedback between students. The presentation also included workshop time that allowed me to help faculty engage and create their accounts to prepare for the fall semester.
Michigan State University Faculty Technology Showcase, April 2015
-I was invited to talk about my digital pedagogy presentation entitled “Using Eli Review and Data to Drive Student Feedback in a Writing Class.” This campus-wide Showcase was hosted by Michigan State University’s College of Education and the IT Services – Technology and Learning department.
Information Technology Services for Teaching and Learning, October 2014
-I presented and was a panel member for a university wide teaching academy on Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning (REAL) classrooms at Michigan State University. Our REAL classrooms are based on principles from the Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) project, which originated at North Carolina State University to establish collaborative, hands-on, computer-rich, interactive learning areas.
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, October 2014
-Co-Presented and hosted a workshop on the use of Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning (REAL) classrooms at Michigan State University. REAL classroom spaces are specifically designed to enable lively interaction, enhanced learning, and increased faculty and student engagement. The presentation and workshop was for faculty members of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures.
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Orientation, August 2013 & 2014
-Presented the intricacies of the third project, Disciplinary Literacies, for the Tier 1 writing classes at Michigan State University to new faculty and teaching assistants. The presentation examined how to teach the project, scheduling, use of digital technologies to facilitate online and in-class discussion, student research, and attaining learning outcomes.
Department of English Online Pedagogy Workshop, March 2013
-Presented and hosted a workshop entitled “Using Google Docs in the Humanities” to the English Department and other Michigan State faculty. This presentation and workshop focused on using Google Docs to foster online student collaboration and building online communities.
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Workshop, March 2013
-Presented “Querying the Remix Assignment” to faculty and graduate teaching assistants in the WRAC Program. The presentation focused on how I teach the fourth project in the Tier 1 writing curriculum by having my students turn their first project, a technology literacy autobiography narrative, into a multimedia video.
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Workshop, October 2012
-Presented and hosted a workshop entitled “Teaching with Google Sites” to the WRAC Program and other Michigan State faculty. The presentation and workshop focused on how to use Google Sites as a Course Management alternative to current systems and how to use Google Applications, such as Google Docs, to foster online and face-to-face student collaboration.