Department of English, Purdue University
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I study and teach writing transfer, networks, and programs using mixed empirical methods. I’m starting my ninth year at Purdue University, where I direct our first-year writing program, Introductory Composition at Purdue, and Professional Writing too. Previously, I was professor at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. I earned my PhD from Florida in 2003.
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Neil Baird and I are presenting our DBI work at SIGDOC 2023! Learn more.
I have two research projects.
First, a methodological study of the discourse-based interview, including interview-based research with participants from universities and colleges across the USA. My collaborator Neil Baird and I recently edited a special issue of Composition Forum, and we’re now creating a web-based resource to help researchers new to the DBI.
I’m also developing Crow, the Corpus & Repository of Writing, with Shelley Staples, Michelle McMullin, Randi Reppen, Ola Swatek, Hadi Banat, and a team of graduate and undergraduate students from Purdue, Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and other universities. Our Crow platform is up and running! And I'm glad to say we have been awarded two major grants: a 2019 ACLS Digital Extension Grant, and a $142,000 grant from Humanities Without Walls. See our recent blog posts for more information.
Please contact me if you need access to any of the scholarship I describe here.
With Crow’s grant writing team, I hosted a workshop at SIGDOC 2022 and published “Student Professionalization through Grant Writing” in the SIGDOC 2020 proceedings.
With the Crow distributed work team, I published
“Assessing equity and inclusion in research teams through Constructive Distributed Work” at IEEE ProComm 2022,
and Iterative, inclusive persona development at SIGDOC 2021.
- Michelle McMullin and I documented Crow's approach to sustainable, ethical collaboration, which we call "constructive distributed work," in “Constructive Distributed Work: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Collaboration and Research for Distributed Teams" from JBTC 35.4 (October 2021).
“People, programs, & practices: A grid-based approach to designing and supporting online writing curriculum,” written with Allegra Smith, Libby Chernouski, Bianca Batti, and Alisha Karabinus. This article describes the “grid” approach Introductory Composition at Purdue uses to semi-standardize online courses. In PARS in practice: Resources and strategies for online writing instructors.
- Proposed changes in the Common Rule: CCCC Response, which I edited in cooperation with Heidi McKee, Joyce Locke Carter, and the CCCC Research Committee.
- “The Unseen Weight of Class.” Review essay. CCC 65.3 (Feb 2014).
- From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup, the collection I edited with Jeff Rice (Minnesota, 2010)
- "Beyond Star Flashes: The Elements of Web 2.0 style"" in Computers and Composition 27.1 (March 2010).
- Work on web standards at CCCC 2008 and CCCC 2010
- “Extreme Usability as Technical Communication.” In Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies, J. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine Willis, eds. SUNY Press, 2006.
I also have recent work in the collection Florida (Jeff Rice, ed, Parlor 2015) and the collection Networked Humanities (Brian McNely, ed, Parlor 2017).
Teaching & advising
In Fall 2023, I am teaching ENGL 309, Digital Design & Production.
I currently advise
Kailyn Shartel Hall,
Marisa Yerace, and
Libby Chernouski. Adrianna Deptula, Danielle Giles, and Ghada Seif Eddiene participate in our biweekly research group.
Past advisees include
Dr. Shelton Weech,
Dr. Allegra Smith,
Dr. Rebekah Sims,
Dr. Hadi Banat,
Dr. Michelle McMullin, and
Dr. Derek Sherman.
Find my list of current, future, and past courses.
Conference presentation materials
Slide deck for CIGSA grant writng workshop, November 29, 2022
Slide deck for UMass Boston grant writing workshop, October 5, 2022
Slide deck for ENGR 103, September 2022: Written communication in the workplace>
- Crow mini-workshop, “Exploring a web-based archive of writing and assignments,” at Computers & Writing 2019
Surveying the field, coordinating research: presentation for CWPA 2017
- Promoting RAD Writing Research through Inter-Institutional
Collaboration at CCCC 2017
- Dartmouth '66 Conference, August 2016
- Computers & Writing, May 2016
- CCCC 2016 (#4C16ACT) Action Hub: Knowledge Shaping
- WIDE-EMU 2015: Archiving Writing: Supporting Research, Sustaining Sharing
- CCCC 2015 (#4C15): Networks for Research
- CCCC 2010: Mutualizing the mix
- CCCC 2008: English studies journal standards
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