Service

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

For the most up to date information, see my Curriculum Vitae.

Service, to both my university and to my discipline, is one of the most rewarding parts of working in higher education. In the 2020-2021 academic year, I served as Clemson University’s Assistant Director of First Year Composition. In this role, I assisted first-time graduate writing instructors with their teaching responsibilities. Additionally, I helped to redesign the Composition programs curriculum, created video content for the program’s YouTube channel, and compiled resources and lesson plans for program-wide distribution. I also enjoy serving on Clemson’s Advanced Writing Committee as well as its First Year Composition Committee. Additionally, in my PhD program’s chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, I’ve served in various roles such as President, Professional Development Coordinator, Archivist, and Graduate Student Government Senator. In fact, during my year as our RSA chapter’s President, our organization won RSA’s “Outstanding Graduate Student Chapter” award (2020-2021 AY).

Additionally, my Service work stretches beyond Clemson and into the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition. I serve as the Assistant Communications Editor for Xchanges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum. I also help to create educational YouTube videos on the discipline of Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) on behalf of more than ten TPC academic journals and book series. I’ve helped organize professional conferences such as the Carolina Rhetorics Conference, have reviewed manuscripts for publishers such as Writing Spaces, Parlor Press, and The Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition, and I’ve served on the Digital Presence Committee for WPA-GO. I was a HASTAC Scholar for the 2018-2020 term, and am currently a Bedford/St. Martin’s New Scholar.

National Leadership Roles

Assistant Communications & Social Media EditorXChanges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum

YouTube Editorial Team member, Technical and Professional Communication academic journals YouTube account (Ten reputable TPC scholarly journals participating)

Digital Presence Committee, WPA-GO, 2019-2020

Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboration (HASTAC) Scholar, 2019-2020

Conference and Event Organization

Carolina Rhetorics Conference, Planning Committee, Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Departmental and University Service

Advanced Writing Committee, Clemson University Department of English, 2021-2022

First-Year Composition Committee, Clemson University First-Year Composition Program

President, Rhetoric Society of America, Clemson University chapter (Society of  the Third Sophistic),2020-2021.

Professional Development Coordinator, Rhetoric Society of America, Clemson University chapter (Society of  the Third Sophistic), 2019-2020. Thirteen professional development workshops planned, organized, and hosted. Six meetings coordinated between Clemson graduate students and Clemson English Department job candidates.

Archivist, Rhetoric Society of America, Clemson University chapter (Society of the Third Sophistic), 2019-2020. Twelve guest lectures, 6 dissertation and comprehensive exam defenses, and 4 program workshops recorded, edited, and archived.

Discussion leader & organizer, Digital Rhetoric Reading Group, Clemson University Rhetoric Society of America-  3 sessions, Summer 2020.

Summer Book Club Leader, Pearce Center for Professional Communication, Clemson University—”Technology, Language, & Leadership” track

Featured Interviews

Clemson Creatives Jam Session, Adobe Creative Jam (2019). Interview on digital learning and creativity, Christopher Stuart, Clemson University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPaV6NNKxXs

ACADEMIC GRANTS

Micro-Grant, American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR), ($50), Spring 2020

Campbell Fund Grant, Campbell Chair in Technical Communication, Clemson University ($200), Spring 2020

Professional Enrichment Grant, Clemson University Graduate Student Government ($750), Spring 2020

Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Travel Grant, Clemson University ($700), Spring 2020

Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Travel Grant, Clemson University ($700), Spring 2020

Graduate Travel Grant, Graduate Research Network- Computers & Writing Conference, Lansing M.I. ($100), Summer 2019

Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Travel Grant, Clemson University ($700), Spring 2019

Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Travel Grant, Clemson University ($700), Spring 2019

Professional Enrichment Grant, Clemson University Graduate Student Government ($750), Spring 2019

Professional Enrichment Grant, Clemson University Graduate Student Government ($750),  Fall 2018

Father Edward J. O’Heron Scholarship, English Dept., SUNY Cortland ($500), Spring 2014

Marion C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship, English Dept., SUNY Cortland ($500), Spring 2015

PUBLIC AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS

The ReTold Histories of ClemsonClemson University FYC documentary filmmaking public humanities

project (2018-2019 academic year): https://retoldhistoriesofclemson.home.blog/.

Stand Up!: The Academic UnEssay– SUNY Cortland FYC multimedia project  (Fall 2017): https://cortlandcomp03.wordpress.com/unessays/.

Sparking Change– SUNY Cortland FYC multimedia project  (Spring 2017)

Crystallize Review, senior editor and web designer- SUNY Cortland  (2014-2015).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society for the History of Rhetoric (ASHR)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
  • Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC)
  • Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboration (HASTAC)
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • Seven Valleys Writing Project
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Society of the Third Sophistic (Rhetoric Society of America, Clemson University)
  • WPA-GO