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Education

Ph.D.,  English
University of Colorado Boulder
Dissertation: My dissertation focused on technology and disembodiment, analyzing an array of media texts that consider how physical bodies occupy and inhabit increasingly digital spaces.

M.A., English
University of Colorado Boulder

B.A. with Distinction (Summa Cum Laude), English
University of Colorado Boulder

Teaching and Research Interests

Higher education pedagogy, open education, grading and assessment, critical digital pedagogy, learning interfaces, documentary film, new media, public humanities, scholarly publishing, Shakespeare, horror, science fiction, queer theory

Experience

Executive Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington (2015 - present)

Executive Director, Hybrid Pedagogy 501(c)(3) nonprofit (2011 - present)

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013 - 2015)

Assistant Professor, English and Digital Humanities, Marylhurst University (2011 - 2013)

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (2010 - 2011)

Graduate Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder (2001 - 2010)

Instructor, Colorado Community Colleges Online (2007 - 2010)

Faculty Council Administrator, University of Colorado System (2007 - 2008)  

Lead Graduate Teacher, Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder (2003 - 2005)

Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder (1999)

Selected Honors and Awards

Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick (2017)

Coordinator for Mellon-funded Workshop, “Digital Humanities + Art,” Center for Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014 - 2016)

Media Literacy Award, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Spearheaded application for award won by the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech (2011)

Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology (2010 - 2011)

Marinus Smith Teaching Award, Parents Association, University of Colorado Boulder (2009)

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Colorado Boulder, (2004)

Selected Publications

Books

Disrupting the Digital Humanities. Eds. Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel. Punctum Books (2018)

An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy. With Sean Michael Morris. Hybrid Pedagogy Inc. (2018)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

“Starting with the Student: Openness as the Essence of Course Design.” With Robin DeRosa and Christopher R. Friend. Doing Digital Humanities 2. Eds. Constance Crompton, Richard J. Lane, and Ray Siemens. Routledge (forthcoming)

“Hybrid.” With Sean Michael Morris. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Eds. Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew Gold, Katherine Harris, and Jentery Sayers. MLA Press (forthcoming)

“Open Education as Resistance: MOOCs and Critical Pedagogy.” With Sean Michael Morris. MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education. Ed. Elizabeth Losh. University of Chicago Press (2017)

“Desiring Machines: Zombies, Automata, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” The Written Dead: The Zombie as a Literary Phenomenon. McFarland Books (2017)

“Winona Ryder and the Internet of Things.” Educause Review (2016)

“Writing at Scale: Composition MOOCs and Digital Writing Communities.” With Chris Friend and Sean Michael Morris. Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction. University of Colorado Press (2016)

“The Course as Container: Distributed Learning and the MOOC.” With Sean Michael Morris. Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Springer (2015)

“The Loveliness of Decay: Rotting Flesh, Literary Matter, and Dead Media.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts Vol. 25.2-3 (2014)

“Monsters that Matter: Things that Rise in the Contemporary Zombie Film.” Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity: The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media. Eds. Brandy Schillace and Andrea Wood. Cambria Press (2014)

“A Kaleidoscope of Variables: The Complex Nature of Online Education in Composition Courses.” With Christopher R. Friend and Sean Michael Morris. Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines. IGI Global (2014)

“When the Zombie Looks: The Human Being Undone in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.” Bright Lights Film Journal Vol. 81 (2013)

“Toward a Zombie Pedagogy: Embodied Teaching and the Student 2.0.” Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. Eds. Andrew Whelan, Chris Moore, and Ruth Walker. University of Chicago Press (2013)

“Something that Festers: Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Visual Pleasures of Horror.” Bright Lights Film Journal Vol. 71 (2011)

“I’m Not a Dead Body; I Just Play One on TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Performativity of the Corpse.” Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association Vol. 8.1 (2010)

“The Dead Things We Already Are: Pod People, Body Snatching, and the Horrors of Business as Usual.” Bright Lights Film Journal Vol. 66 (2009)

“‘Pity Poor Flesh’: Terrible Bodies in the Films of Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Romero.” Bright Lights Film Journal Vol. 56 (2007)

Electronic Publications:

Director, Founder, and Contributor. Hybrid Pedagogy: an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology (2011 - present)

“A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case Against Turnitin.” With Sean Michael Morris. Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2017)

“Interactive Criticism and the Embodied Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2016)

“Collaborative and Public Writing Techniques for Google Docs.” With Charlotte Frost. Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2013)

“Decoding Digital Pedagogy: (Un)mapping the Terrain.” Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2013)

“On the Deformation of New Media Citation Practices.” Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2012)

“The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses.” Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2012)

“The Four Noble Virtues of Digital Media Citation.” With Pete Rorabaugh. Digital Humanities Now Editor’s Choice (2012)

Selected Media Appearances

“One Way to Show Students You Care — and Why You Might Want to Try It.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (2018)

“Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?” NPR (2018)

“Professors Are Talking About Students’ Dead Grandparents Again.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (2018)

“Battle over college course material is a textbook example of technological change.” The Washington Post (2018)

“Recapping the Year in Digital Learning.” Inside Higher Ed (2017)

“2 Years to Get a Humanities Essay Published? Not Anymore.” PC Magazine (2017)

“Anti Turnitin Manifesto Calls for Resistance to Some Technology in the Digital Age." Inside Higher Ed (2017)

“Jesse Stommel: The One-Room Schoolhouse for a Digital Age.” Profile by Howard Rheingold. Connected Learning (2016)

“Here Are 15 Indispensable Academic Twitter Accounts.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (2016)

“The Trouble with Tenure.” Isthmus (2016)

“Don't Dismiss Those Tweets as Frivolous.” University of the Air. Wisconsin Public Radio (2014)

“Horror Film and the Body.” University Place Presents. Wisconsin Public Television (2014)

“Online Learning: Pedagogy, Technology, and Opening Higher Ed.” Guardian Higher Education Network (2012)

Keynotes and Plenaries

“Ethical Online Learning.” Exploring Digital Pedagogy in Education. Open University. Milton Keynes, England (2018)

“Teaching as Empathy.” Rethinq Conference. University of Colorado Denver (2018)

“Centering Teaching.” Festival of Learning. Vancouver, Canada (2018)

“Open Pedagogy: Building Compassionate Spaces for Online Learning.” Open SUNY Summit. New York City, NY (2018)

“Queering Open Pedagogy.” Digital Pedagogy Lab. Vancouver, Canada (2017)

“Against Counteranthropomorphism: The Human Future of Education.” Disruptive Media Learning Lab Expo. Coventry University (2016)

“Small Scale Digital Pedagogy.” THATCamp NOVA. Annandale, Virginia (2016)

“On This Unworthy Scaffold: Student Agency and the Learning Management System.” MAGIC Conference. Fredericksburg, VA (2016)

“Learning is Not a Mechanism: Assessment, Student Agency, Digital Spaces.” NWeLearn. Olympia, WA (2015)

“Innovation, Iteration, and Student Agency.” Ozark's Technical Community College Innovation Showcase. Springfield, MO (2015)

“Open Door Classroom.” University of New Hampshire Academic Technology Institute. Manchester, NH (2015)

“Emergent Learning.” With Amy Collier. Digital Pedagogy Lab. Madison, WI (2015)

“The Future of Storytelling.” Plenary Panel. UW Writer’s Institute. Madison, WI (2015)

“Digital Activism: Using Networks to Build Inclusive Community.” Wisconsin and Midwest Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. River Falls, WI (2014)

“Sharing Our Creative Work: Tools for Building an Audience.” School of the Arts at Rhinelander, WI (2014)

“Zombie Pedagogies: Embodied Learning in the Digital Age.” The Higher Education Academy Arts and Humanities Conference. Manchester, England (2014)

“Rewriting the Syllabus: Examining New Hybrid and Online Pedagogies.” The Teaching with Technology Symposium. University of Colorado Boulder (2014)

“Critical Pedagogy, Organic Writing, and the Changing Nature of Scholarship.” Critical Ink: The Thompson Writing Program Annual Conference. Duke University (2014)

“Digital Pedagogy for Non-traditional Students.” University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Day of Development (2014)

Selected Invited Talks and Workshops

“Critical Digital Pedagogy.” University of Warwick. England (2017)

“Cogs and Pinions: Obedience and Critical Digital Pedagogy.” University of North Texas. Denton, TX (2017)

“Graduate Training in 21st Century Pedagogy.” University of Delaware (2016)

“Designing Pedagogy with Emergent Outcomes: a Design Thinking Workshop.” Guilford College (2016)

“Critical Pedagogy and Digital Praxis in the Humanities.” With Chris Friend. Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). Victoria, Canada (2016)

“Digital Humanities and the Future of Scholarship: Exclusivity, Disruption, and Leading from the Margins.” Institute for the Humanities Digital Currents Lecture Series. University of Michigan (2016)

“A Cacophony of Voices: Agency and Digital Pedagogy.” Winona State University (2015)

“Digital Pedagogy and Networked Learning.” With Lee Skallerup-Bessette. Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). Indianapolis, IN (2015)

“Engaging New Publics.” Digital Humanities + Art: Going Public Symposium. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

“Making and Breaking in the Digital Humanities: Non-traditional Pedagogies for Community College Students.” Doing Digital Humanities at the Community College. NEH Advanced Topics Institute. Eugene, OR (2015)

“Digital Humanities Assignment Design.” Summer Faculty Institute. University of Delaware (2015)

“Digital Tools for Collaborative Writing.” With Sean Michael Morris. UW Writer’s Institute. Madison, WI (2015)

“Critical Digital Pedagogy.” Stanford University (2015)

“12 Steps for Designing an Assignment with Emergent Outcomes.” University of the Pacific (2015)

“Stand and Unfold Yourself: MOOCs, Networked Learning, and the Digital Humanities.” Disruptive Digital Humanities. George Washington University (2015)

“Developing Innovative Learning and Teaching Practices.” Lasalle College of the Arts. Singapore (2014)

“Critical Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities.” Lewis and Clark College (2014)

“Net Neutrality and Academic Freedom.” WISCAPE Panel. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)

“New Form Scholarship and the Public Digital Humanities.” Public Humanities Seminar. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)

“Digital Humanities: Across Disciplines, Across Campus.” Center for Educational Technology & Innovation Workshop. Carroll University (2013)

“DH+A: Data in the Humanities plus Art.” Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Symposium. University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013)

“Digital Pedagogy, Play, and Mass Collaboration.” Workshop for GreaterThanGames Lab and PhD Lab. John Hope Franklins Humanities Institute. Duke University (2012)

Selected Conference Presentations

Teaching, Pedagogy, and Higher Education

“An Urgency of Teachers: Education as Activism.” Association of American Colleges & Universities. Washington D.C. (2018)

“If bell hooks Made a Learning Management System: Grades, Radical Openness, and Domain of One’s Own.” Domains 17. Oklahoma City, OK (2017)

“Disrupting DH, Dissident DH.” American Studies Association. Chicago, IL (2017)

“Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.” Modern Language Association. Austin, TX (2016)

“This is Not a Journal: Publishing as Pedagogy.” Babel Working Group Biennial Meeting. Toronto, Canada (2016)

“Digital Pedagogy: a Genealogy.” Modern Language Association. Vancouver (2015)

“Digital Pedagogy for History: Lightning Round.” American Historical Association. New York City. (2015)

“Digital Pedagogy is about Breaking Stuff.” Digital Humanities 2014. (2014)

“Right Leaders of Wrong: A Revolution in Higher Eduction.” Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL (2014)

“Toward a New Hybrid Pedagogy: Embodiment and Learning in the Classroom 2.0.” Modern Language Association. Boston, MA (2013)

“Toward a Zombie Pedagogy: Embodied Teaching and the Student 2.0.” Panel Organizer: “Web 2.0, Literature 2.0, Students 2.0.” AAUP Conference on the State of Higher Ed. D.C. (2010)

Literature, Film, and New Media:

“Disrupting the Digital Humanities: New Radical Publics.” Modern Language Association. Austin, TX (2016)

“Disrupting the Digital Humanities.” Modern Language Association. Vancouver (2015)

“The Twitter-verse as Virtual World: Selves and Landscapes in the Textual Interface.” Computers and Writing. Pullman, WA (2014)

“Toward an Interactive Criticism: House of Leaves as Haptic Interface.” The Louisville Conference. KY (2014)

“Dust and Guts: Matter and Affect in Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves.” Science Fiction Division. International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Annual Conference. Orlando, FL (2012)

“The Traumas of the Interactive Text.” Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Division. Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. San Antonio, TX (2011)

“The Rotting Dead and Other Literary Matter that Teems.” International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Annual Conference. Orlando, FL (2011)

“Camera Mortua: Reflections on Photography, the Other, and Zombification.” Center for Humanities and the Arts Colloquium. University of Colorado-Boulder (2006)

Courses Taught

University of Mary Washington (2016 - present)

Higher Education Pedagogy (year-long faculty development course)
Digital Knowledge (year-long faculty development course)
COMM 370: Digital Documentary
ENGL 245: Intro. to Cinema Studies
DGST 101: Intro. to Digital Studies
DGST 301: Digital Journal

Digital Pedagogy Lab (2015 - present)

Radical Assessment and Ungrading
Writing about Teaching
Introduction to Critical Digital Pedagogy
Networked Literacies
Pedagogical Praxis

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (2013 - 2015)

Shakespeare in Community
Shakespeare at 450
Digital Storytelling

Marylhurst University, English and Digital Humanities (2011 - 2013)

LIT 490: Social Media Campaign for the E-lit Showcase at the Library of Congress
LIT 481: Alternative Academic Careers for English Majors
LIT 468: Hypertext and Electronic Literature
LIT 348: Topics in Film Studies: Zombies in Literature and Film
LIT 348: Topics in Film Studies: The Posthuman
LIT 306: Digital Humanities (online)
LIT 204: Critical Analysis

Georgia Institute of Technology, Writing and Communication (2010 - 2011)

LCC 4702: Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing
English 1102: Multimodal Composition II
English 1101: Multimodal Composition I

Colorado Community Colleges Online, English (2007 - 2011)

English 121: English Composition I (online)
English 122: English Composition II (online)

University of Colorado Boulder, Film Studies (1999 - 2011)

Film 4004: Film Theory
Film 1502: Introduction to Film Studies
Film 1002: Film Analysis (online)

University of Colorado Boulder, Writing and Rhetoric (2008-2010)

Writing 3020: Topics in Writing, “Queer Rhetorics”
Writing 3020: Topics in Writing, “Issues in Higher Education”
Writing 1150: First Year Writing and Rhetoric

University of Colorado Boulder, English (2001-2008)

English 3060: Modern and Contemporary Literature and Film
English 3000: Virtual Shakespeare (online and on-ground)
English 2707: Introduction to LGBT Literature
English 1600: Masterpieces of American Literature
English 1260: Introduction to Women’s Literature
English 1001: Freshman Composition
English Department Graduate Teacher Pedagogy Seminar

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