Professional Activities

Conference Presentations

  • “When is a “Threat” a Threat?: Technical Policy Language and the Advocacy of Corporate Citizenship.” 19th Annual Conference of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), Houston, Texas, April 6, 2016
  • “Engaging Diverse Learning Styles through STEM Poster Presentations.” NYS STEM Education Collaborative Institute. SUNY College of Technology, Alfred State. July 13-15, 2015.
  • “Multimodal Usability: Technical Writing Students Learn to Engage Users’ Learning Styles across Multiple Media.” SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT). SUNY Geneseo, New York, May 27-29, 2015.
  • “Metistic Maggie: The Craft of a Cunning Quilter.” The 36th Annual Conference of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender. Michigan Technological University, October 10-13, 2013.
  • “Space Erased: The Ideological Interface of Body/Armor.” Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) Conference. Houston, Texas. March 20-24, 2013.
  • “Collaborative Efforts Across Academic Boundaries.” Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) Third Annual Conference. Panel presentation on ways writing is addressed by instructors in composition and in mechanical engineering. Co-presenters James DeClerck and Nancy Barr. Lake Superior State University. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. October 19, 2012.
  • “On the Rhetorical Radar: The Multimodal Genre of the STEM Presentation Poster.” Council for Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication (CPTSC) Annual Conference. Michigan Technological University. September 27-29, 2012.
  • “Writing Across the Curriculum: A Double-Edged Sword.” Council of Writing Programs Administrators (CWPA) Conference. Panel presentation on WAC/WID/CID initiatives at Michigan Technological University. Co-presenters Karla Saari Kitalong and Rebecca Frost. Albuquerque, New Mexico. July 20, 2012.
  • “All Jaws, No Voice: Sharks as Pre-Colonial Others in Speciest Narratives.” National Communication Association (NCA) 97th Annual Convention. New Orleans, November 17-20, 2011.
  • “Ethics, Stakeholder Theory, and Rhetorical Savvy in the Professional Writing Class.”
    Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) Second Annual Conference. Northern Michigan University. October 28, 2011.
  • “From Transmission to Ritual: Bridging the ‘Frontier’ of Second Life.” National Communication Association (NCA) 96th Annual Convention (Top Papers in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.) San Francisco, November 13-16, 2010.
  • “Not So ‘Evil’ After All: PowerPoint as a Site for Multimodal Composition.” Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) First Annual Conference. Michigan Technological University, September 23-4, 2010.
  • “Toward More Effective Assessment of Student Portfolios in a Multimodal Composition Course.”  Council of Writing Programs Administrators (CWPA) Conference. Panel presentation on electronic portfolio assessment in a visual, written, and spoken communication course. Co-Presenters Karla Saari Kitalong and Rebecca Miner. Philadelphia, July 15-18, 2010.
  • “Seeing Through Light: Interfacing Luce Irigaray’s Optics of Being with Ritual Views of Communication.” Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) Conference. El Paso, Texas. March 11-13, 2010
  • “Text, Textile, and Technê: Weaving Alice Walker’s ‘Everyday Use’ into Rhetoric and Technical Communication Curricula.” 7th Biennial Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric. Michigan State University, Lansing, October, 2009
  • Poetry Cross Training Conference, Selected Delegate Performer. Sponsored by Poetry Slam International. Oneonta, New York, June-July 2006
  • “Making a ‘Real World’ of the College Classroom,” 2004 Faculty Development Conference, New Mexico Association of Community Colleges/Western States Consortium for Faculty Development, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • “Team Teaching Effectively,” (Japanese Exchange of Teachers Conference, Kobe, 1993); “Effective Use of the Textbook” (JET Conference, Tokyo, 1992); “Teaching Reading to Non-Native English Learners” (Kumamoto JET/AET Conference, 1991 (JET Program.)

In-House Presentations

  • “A- or B+?: Grade Inflation at the University of New Mexico.” Teaching Effectiveness Institute(UNM-Taos, 2004)
  • “Learning On-Line: Using Web Course in A Box as A Teaching and Learning Tool,” (Center for Effective University Teaching, Northeastern University, 1999)