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Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator, Gender Studies
Saginaw Valley State University


Publications

Journal Articles
“Art, Sex, Identity and Existence: A Dialogue on Selfies.” Co-written with Mike Mosher. Bad Subjects. Issue 88: The University. Online. (September 2015): n.p.


“Forget Forgetting: We Can Still Find You. Probably.” Bad Subjects. Issue 86. Online. (Summer 2014): n.p.


“Viva Whenever: Suspended and Expanded Bodies in Time.” Journal of Evolution and Technology. Vol. 22, No. 1 (December 2011): 73-80.


"The Future of Forgetting: Rhetoric, Memory, Affect."  Co-written with Jeff Pruchnic. Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Vol. 41, No. 5 (2011): 472-494.


Book Chapters

“So Close, Yet So Far Away: Temporal Pastiche in Dear Photograph.” Rhetoric Through Everyday Things. Scot Barnet and Casey Boyle, eds. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama, 2016. 171-182. Print.


“Tricks of the Trade or Trading Off?: The Cost of Professionalizing.” What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Fountainhead Press. 2015: print.

“Writing about Oppression: Intersectionality and the College Classroom.” Accepted for inclusion in Rethinking the Role of Diversity in Higher Education. Under contract with Sense Publishers.

Book Reviews
“To Have and to Fold: A Review of Timothy Murray’s Digital Baroque: New Media Art and Cinematic Folds by Timothy Murray.” Enculturation. (September 29, 2014): n. pag. Web.

 “Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class.” The Information Society. Vol. 30, No. 4 (July 2014): 292-293.

“Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory.” The Information Society. Vol. 30, No. 02 (March 2014): 159-160.

“Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace.” The Information Society. Vol. 28, No. 5 (October 2012): 346-347.

“Reticulations: Jean-Luc Nancy and the Networks of the Political.” The Information Society. Vol. 27, No. 4 (July 2011): 272-273.

Digital Projects and Publications
Co-host, HASTAC Scholars Forum, "Living Mediations: Biology, Technology, and Art." Hosted this forum with three co-hosts from two different universities. We developed the forum, invited other special guests, moderated the comments and continued the discussion offline. Launched March 2011 and as of May 4, 2011, it had 57 lengthy comments and 8000+ page views.

Guru Magazine Articles
“Shaken or Stirred? EBooks or Paper?” Guru Magazine. Issue 18, (October 2015): n.p.


“Review of: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind.” Guru Magazine. Issue 18, (October 2015): n.p.

“Remote Control for Brains…and Bugs?” Guru Magazine. Issue 16, (February 2014): 33-35.

“When Writers Lie, Cheat, and Steal” Guru Magazine. Issue 15, (December 2013): 51-53.

“Crowd-Sourced Code Hacking: Decoding Kryptos.” Guru Magazine. Issue 14, (October 2013): 9-13. Cover story.

“Evolution of a story: An Interview with Adam Marek.” Guru Magazine. Issue 13, (August 2013): 48-51.

“Peeping Inside the Mind of the Stripper.” Guru Magazine. Issue 13, (August 2013): 26-29.

“You’re Getting Sleepy…” Guru Magazine. Issue 11, (April 2013): 21-25.

“Review of Bio-Punk: Stories from the Far Side of Research.” Guru Magazine. Issue 11, (April 2013): 53.

“Review of Deceived Wisdom: Why What You Thought Was Right Is Wrong.” Guru Magazine. Issue 11, (April 2013): 54.

“Out, Damned Spot!” Guru Magazine. Issue 10, (February 2013): 24-27.

“The Life of a Book Worm.” Guru Magazine. Issue 8, (October 2012): 44-46.

“Criminal Minds: Inside the Underworld.” Guru Magazine. Issue 7, (August 2012): 19-22.

“Remember That!” Guru Magazine. Issue 6, (June 2012): 18-19.

 “Die Once, Live Twice.” Guru Magazine. Issue 5, (April 2012): 17-19

“Crossovers in the Senses.” Guru Magazine. Issue 4, (February 2012): 44-47.

“Face the Truth!” Guru Magazine. Issue 3, (December 2011): 27-29.

“Stop Copying Me!” Guru Magazine. Issue 2, (October 2011): 22-24.

“Is Seeing Really Believing?” Guru Magazine. Issue 1, (August 2011): 26-29.

Conference Reviews
Computers and Writing 2009 Individual Session Reviews: A2, B7, D1, E7. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. 14.2 (Spring 2010): n. pag. Web. 

Encyclopedia Entries
“Google Flu Trends.” Accepted for inclusion in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Big Data.

“Wikileaks.” Accepted for inclusion in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Big Data.

Presentations

Conference Presentations

“The Cardinal Coaching Program: Envisioning Student Success with Cross-Campus Collaboration.” Written and presented with Neil Baumgartner (SVSU). The Michigan Student Success Conference. Troy, Michigan. February 2016.


“How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, or the Citizen Body under Arrest.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Houston, Texas. November 2015

Panel Chair. "Sex, Time, and Sharknados: Intangible Turning Points of Biopolitics.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Houston, Texas. November 2015.

“But First, Let Me Write with Selfies.” WIDE-EMU, East Lansing, Michigan. October 2015.

“Comparing Student Engagement and Satisfaction in Online vs. Face-to-Face Courses” Writing and Presenting with James Bowers, Ph.D. (SVSU) and Poonam Kumar, Ed.D. (SVSU) Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, Michigan. October 2015.

“Detroit, Zines, and Digital Justice.” Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, Southfield, Michigan. September 2015.

“Teaching Presence on the Rise: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Online Courses. ” Written and Presented with James Bowers, Ph.D. and Poonam Kumar, Ed.D. (SVSU) Bucknell University Digital
Scholarship Conference: Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Presented via Skype. November 2014.

“’Detroit is a Shithole': Matthew Barney and the City.” Networked Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, Southfield, Michigan. September 2014.

“Bordering and Unknown Space: On the Non-Existent Text.” Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, Texas. May 2014.

Panel Chair. “What Border?: Crossing Invisible Lines.” Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, Texas. May 2014.

“Unpaid Digital Citizenry: Neo-Capitalist Pyramid Schemes.” Citizenship Studies Conference, Detroit, MI. March 2014.

“Stairway 2 Success (Squared): Intentional Retention Reform for Conditionally Admitted Students.” Written and Presented with Nick Wagner, Ed.D. and Bryan Crainer (SVSU). High Impact Practices: Creating a Culture of Completion Conference, Troy, Michigan. February 2014.

“Free Playbor.” WIDE-EMU, Ypsilanti, Michigan. October 2013.

“Meta-metamorphosis: The Aesthetics and Survival of Transition.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, South Bend, Indiana. October 2013.

Panel Chair. “Co-Dependent, Post-Dependent.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, South Bend, Indiana. October 2013.

"Hacking the Lens: Presence through Absence" Written and Presented with Derek Risse (Wayne State University). Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice, Southfield, Michigan. September 2013.

“Digital Ar[t]chives and the Memory of Forgetting." Computers and Writing, Frostburg, Maryland. June 2013.

“Artifacts and Feminist Ethos: Memory and Identity Construction.” Written and Presented with Suzan Aiken, Ph.D. (SVSU). Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Conference, Holland, Michigan. March 2013.

“Participatory Video Inside and Out: Popular, Political, and Programmatic Performance(s).” Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University: A Digital Humanities Symposium, Lexington, Kentucky. February 2013.

“Addressing Challenges of the Common Core through Technology and Literacy Coaching.” Annual Conference for the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, East Lansing, MI. October 2012.

"Factish or Fiction?: Fake Images, Truth Claims, and Memory.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Milwaukee, WI. September 2012.

Panel Chair. “Avoid the Noid: Posthuman Paranoia.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Milwaukee, WI. September 2012.

 “The Rhetorical Mimic: Using Empathy to Persuade.” Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2012.

“The TEXTures of Digital First Year Writing.” Computers and Writing, Raleigh, North Carolina. May 2012.

“Emphatic Persuasion: The Rhetorical Mimic.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Conference, Alma, Michigan. March 2012.

“Some New Laws of Motion: Physics and Digital Writing.” Computers and Writing, Ann Arbor, Michigan. May 2011.

“Manipulating Memory: Keeping It Real.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Georgia. April 2011.

Panel Chair. “The Subtexts of Manipulation: Embodying, Extending, Unearthing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Georgia. April 2011.

“Digital Memory, Networked Forgetting.” Prepared for THATCamp Chicago, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  November 2010.

“The Vicious Cycle: Memory, Loss, and Return.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts. Indianapolis, Indiana. October 2010.

Panel Chair. “The Vicious Cycle.” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts. Indianapolis, Indiana. October 2010.

“Forgetting to Remember: Keeping Tabs on Digital Memory.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 2010.

Panel Chair. “Scandalous! Reclaiming Controversy for Rhetorical Scholarship.” Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. May 2010.

“Memory: Techne, Technology, and Remembering.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, Kentucky. March 2010.

“Decoding Kryptos and the Failure of Human/Machine Interaction.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2009. 

Panel Chair. “Decoding Use: Broken and Failed, Localized and Expansive.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2009.

“Viva Whenever: Suspended and Expanded Bodies in Time.” Computers and Writing. Davis, California. June 2009.                                                                                                                    

“Investigating Suspension: Body Expansion and Time Creation.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Charlotte, North Carolina. November 2008.

“A Page of One’s Own: Investigating Hyper-Gendered Blogging.” Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. Nashville, Tennessee. October 2008.

“Linking Up: Blogging and Ethical Self-Consciousness.” Rhetoric Society of America. Seattle, Washington. May 2008.

 “Blogging Butler: Digital Sex Versus Digital Gender.” Computers and Writing. Detroit, Michigan. May 2007.

“The Future of Computers and Writing.” Roundtable Participant. Computers and Writing. Detroit, Michigan. May 2007.

“Facilitating Peer-Review Across the Curriculum.” Tutor Institute. Detroit, Michigan. April 2006.