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Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Year Started at JMU: 2013
Contact Info


Ph.D., English, Writing and Rhetoric, Bowling Green State University, 2008 

M.A., English, Rhetoric and Composition, Eastern Kentucky University, 2001

B.A., Journalism, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997     

Professional Focuses

Feminist methodologies; rhetorical theory; new media theory; identity, gender, and composition pedagogies; outreach work including tween technology summer camp



"CrossCurrents: Cultures, Communities, Technologies." Co-authored textbook with Kristine Blair and Robin Murphy, Cengage Learning/Wadswork. January 2013


"Engaging Identities: Theorizing place(s) and space(s) in community engagement pedagogy." Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Accepted. Publication expected Fall 2021. 

"Archiving as Learning: Digital archives become heuristic for transformative undergraduate education." In Unsettling Archival Research: Engaging Critical, Communal and Digital Archives, eds. Gesa Kirsch, Romeo Garcia, Caitlin Burns and Walker Smith. Under contract with Southern Illinois Press. 

"Invaluable, but Invisible: Conference hosting as vital but undervalued intellectual labor." Co-authored with Traci Zimmerman. Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, special issue "Invisible Labor of the Academy." 4.2. Winter 2021.

"Not Your Mother's Tech Camp: Rebooting Girls' Technology Camps to Equip the Next Generation of Technofeminists." Computers and Composition. 2018. Pending publication.

"Training Technofeminists: A Field Guide to the Art of Girls' Tech Camps." Co-authored with Jen England. Computers and Composition Online. Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

"The f-word: A decade of hidden feminism in Kairos." Co-authored as class project with Hillary Chester, Rachel Fisher, Kortney Frederick, Troy Fultz, Julia Germain, Tyler Haas, Judy Hong, Meghan Lavin, Sierra McAliney, Peggy Michel, Allison Michelli, Mallory O'Shea, Samantha Perez, Mary Pitts, Morgan Shaughnessy, Kinzie Stanley, Brooklyn Steele, Kelly Vingelis, Chelsea Weatherhead. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 20.2 Spring 2016.

"Collecting Girlhood: Pinterest Cyber Collections Archive Available Feminine Identities." Girlhood Studies. December 2015, vol. 8.3, 6-22.

"A Rhetorician's Guide to Love: Online Dating Profiles as Remediated Commonplace Books." Computers and Composition. June 2014.

"Virtual Teaming: Crossing Borders and Faculty Collaboration in Online Spaces." Co-authors Natalia Rybas and Sergey Rybas. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. January 2013.

"Producing Local Knowledge: The Grad Class Assignment as Curricular Outreach." Co-authored as class project with Tanya Allred, Jennifer Bracken-Scott, Bonnie Chapman, Nate Daniel, Emily Hernandez, Robin Korody, Bryan Lindenberger, Santiago Lopez, Seth Meyers, Omar Montoya, and Frances Walker. Computers and Composition Online: Fall 2010-Spring 2011.


"Making Blogs Produce: Using Modern Academic Storehouses and Factories." Computers and Composition Online. Fall 2006.

Book Chapters

"Organic Mentorship: Feminist model of mentoring as strategy to support scholars and leaders." Co-authors Meg McGuire and Kristine Blair. In Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership, edited collection by Holly Hassel and Kristi Cole. Under contract with Routledge. July 2017.

"Getting 'Girly' Online: The Case for Gendering Online Spaces." In Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs, editted by Elzabeth Monske and Kristine Blair. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. 2017. p 87-105.

"Multimodal Methods for Multimodal Literacies: Establishing A Techno-Feminist Research Identity." Co-author Kristine Blair. In Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment), edited collection by Anne Wysocki and Kristin Arola. March 2012.

"Exercising Opinions: Gamer Girls Push Back Against Video Game Depictions." Co-authors Rachel Gallagher and Michelle Garza. In Girls, Cultural Productions, and Resistance. edited by Michelle Bae and Olga Ivashkevich. July 2012. 


Supporting Faculty Online: Virtual Faculty Development with Online Communities and Resources webinar, Teaching with Technology Special Interest Group of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. Co-panelists Roberta (Robin) Sullivan and Georges Detiveaux. Sept. 21, 2017. Link: 

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