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AlisonWitte

BowlingGreenStateUniversity EnglishDepartment,EastHall210 BowlingGreen,OH43403 Email:awitte@bgsu.edu Portfolio:http://www.alisonwitte.net

8054CountyRd.T LibertyCenter,OH43532 (419)6137027 (419)3455637

EDUCATION
Ph.D.English:RhetoricandWriting,BowlingGreenStateUniversity,May2013
Dissertation:PreachingandTechnology:AStudyofAttitudesandPractices. Thestudyextendsthehistoricalstudyofpreachingasarhetoricalartbyexaminingtheimpact oftechnologyuseontheethosofthepreacher.Theresultsindicatethatpreachersand parishionerswhoareregularattendeesstillconceiveofthesermonasanoralgenre,andthus, donotseetheuseoftechnologyasamajormarkerofethos.Rather,ethosislocatedinthe waysthepreacherconnectsorallywiththecongregation,whichismorelikelytobeimpeded bythanhelpedbytheuseoftechnology.Forpreacherswhowishtousetechnologyin preaching,thestudysuggestsdeliberateusethatdirectlyandexplicitlyconnectstheoral presentationtothevisualforparishionersasthemosteffectivewaytousethetechnology andmaintainapositiveethos. Committee: Dr.KristineBlair,Chair Dr.LeeNickoson Dr.SueCarterWood Dr.KatherineBradshaw Award:NonServiceFellowshipfor20122013

M.A.English:Rhetoric/CompositionandAmericanLiterature,IndianaUniversityPurdue UniversityFortWayne,May,2009
Thesis:WhereHaveAlltheGoodMenGone?AbsentMales,MemoryandIdentityin20th CenturyAfricanAmericanFiction Committee: Dr.MichaelKaufmann,Chair Dr.MaryAnnCain Dr.RachelHile

B.A.English/TheologicalLanguages,ConcordiaUniversityRiverForest,May,2005

PRESENTATIONS
PreachingandTechnology:AStudyofAttitudesandPractices.CCCCResearchNetworkForum.St. Louis.March2012. InDarkCornersOnly:TechnologyInstructioninRhet/CompPhDPrograms.withKerriHaumanand StacyKastner.NCTE.Chicago.November2011.

2 ComingintoFocus:Functional,Critical,&RhetoricalDigitalLiteracy.NCTEWholeLanguageUmbrella SummerInstitute.LasVegas.July2011. DigitalWriting,EmergingLiteracies,andCommunityOutreach.withKristineBlair,KatherineFredlund, Kerri,Hauman,EmHurford,andStacyKastner.EMUWIDEUnconference.October2011. LostinTranslation:FunctionalLiteracyGapsinFYC.ThomasR.WatsonConference.Universityof Louisville.October2010. ABloggingContradiction:ProblematizingtheBlogasaTeachingToolintheCollegeComposition Classroom.ComputersandWriting.UCDavis.June2009. ABloggingContradiction.NAGPSRegionalConference.SouthBend,IN.April2009. AMeasureofPower:AgencyandMotherhoodinHarrietJacobsIncidentsintheLifeofaSlaveGirl. SouthDakotaStateUniversityGraduateSymposium,Brookings,SD,April2008.

PUBLICATIONS
WritingTeachersforTwentyFirstCenturyWriters:AGapinGraduateEducation.Coauthoredwith KerriHaumanandStacyKastner.Pedagogy.Forthcoming. CyberfeministsatPlay:LessonsonLiteracyandActivismfromaGirlsComputerCamp.Coauthored withKristineBlair,KatherineFredlund,KerriHauman,EmilyHurford,andStacyKastner.Feminist Teacher.22.1 ReviewofTechnologicalEcologiesandSustainability.Ed.byDanielleDeVoss,HeidiMcKeeandRichard Selfe.ComputersandCompositionOnline.Spring2010.

TEACHINGPOSITIONS
GraduateAssistant,BowlingGreenStateUniversity,20092012 TeachingAssistant,SouthDakotaStateUniversity,20072008 TeachingAssistant,IndianaUniversityPurdueUniversityFortWayne,20062007;20082009

COURSESTAUGHT
BowlingGreenStateUniversity
English2070:IntermediateWriting(Spring2012) Thiscourseextendswhatstudentshavelearnedinearlierwritingcoursesbyexposingthem toadditionalgenresandmodesofwriting. GeneralStudiesWriting1120:AcademicWriting(Spring2010) Thiscourseemphasizescriticalreading,useofsourcesinwritingargumentativeessaysand researchpractices,includingsynthesisandcitation. GeneralStudiesWriting1110:IntroductiontoAcademicWriting(Fall2009) Thiscourseemphasizesargumentandthecompositionandorganizationofargumentative essays.

SouthDakotaStateUniversity
English101:CompositionI(Fall2007,Spring2008) Thiscourseemphasizescriticalreading,analysis,argumentationandresearchpractices, includingsynthesisandcitation.

IndianaUniversityPurdueUniversityFortWayne
Writing131:ElementaryCompositionI(Fall2006,Spring2007,Fall2008,Spring2009) Thiscourseemphasizeswritingasaprocess,writinginmultiplegenresandresearch practices.

OTHERPOSITIONSHELD
AssociateEditor.Computers&Composition:AnInternationalJournal.20102013.
ResponsibilitiesincludedhandlingincomingmanuscriptsthroughtheelectronicEESsystem, readingincomingmanuscriptsforappropriatenesstojournal,andupdatingandmaintaining journalwebsite(http://www.computersandcomposition.candcblog.org).

CopyEditor,Computers&Composition:AnInternationalJournal.2011.
ResponsibilitiesincludedreadingandeditingmanuscriptsforAPAstyleandComputers& CompositionStyleGuide.

Editor,BowlingGreenStateUniversityEnglishDepartmentNewsletter.20102011.
Responsibilitiesincludedcollectingandcombininginformationfromfaculty,currentstudents, andalumni;creatingcontent,includingtextandimages,designingthelayout;andworking closelywiththedepartmentchaironcontentandlayout.

CoFacilitator,DigitalMirrorCampforGirls.2010;2011.
Responsibilitiesincludedassistinginfacilitatingaresidentialcomputercampformiddleschool agedgirlsbysupervisingthecampersduringcampsessions,assistingthemintheworkofthe camp,andcreatingcurriculumtoteachvariousprogramsincludingDreamweaver.

Webmaster,St.PaulLutheranChurch.2012Present.
Responsibilitiesincludeconstructionanddesignofthesite,contentdevelopment,maintenance ofthesite,andweeklyupdatesofsermonaudiofiles.

OfficeManager,McIntoshEnergyCompany.20052007.
Responsibilitiesincludedcorrespondingwithcustomers,preparingavarietyofreports,creating proceduremanuals,creatingandupdatingcompanyhandbooks,andtrainingemployees.

UNIVERSITYSERVICE
Member,SchiemoAwardCommittee(Assignsawardforbestpaperinfirstyearcompositionclasses), SouthDakotaStateUniversity,20072008.

STUDENTAWARDS
SouthDakotaStateUniversitySchimoAwardforOutstandingFirstYearCompositionEssay: TheyMayNotBeReal,ButTheyreSpectacular.Ms.KatieWedel,CompositionI($100award), Spring2008.

GRADUATECOURSEWORK
Ph.D.
ENG6020:CompositionInstructorsWorkshop ENG6150:ModernEnglishLinguistics ENG6210:IntroductiontoRhetoric& CompositionasaDiscipline ENG6800:TeacherResearch ENG6800:MedievalTechnologies ENG6800:HistoryofTechnicalWriting ENG7220:HistoryofWriting&Rhetoric ENG7230:IssuesintheHistoryofRhetoric ENG7240:RhetoricofWrittenDiscourse ENG7260:ResearchinRhetoric&Writing ENG7280:ComputerMediatedWriting ENG7290:Research&PublicationinRhetoric& Writing ENG7800:WritingProgramAdministration ENG7800:AdvancedWritingPedagogy

M.A.
ENGB502:IntroductiontoLiteracyStudies ENGB605:CriticalTheory ENGB622:ElizabethanPoetry ENGB654:AmericanLiteratureSince1914 ENGB675:NativeAmericanLiterature ENGB780:SpecialTopicsinLiterature:Seminar onBeckett&Joyce ENGC505:TeachingComposition:Issuesand Approaches ENGC572:ComposingtheSelf ENGC682:Editing:Theory&Practice ENGC780:SpecialTopicsinRhet/Comp:Genre Theory TransferredfromSouthDakotaState ENGUN:SeminarinTeachingComposition ENGUN:AmericanRenaissanceLiterature ENGUN:CreativeNonFiction ENGUN:WritingandNewMedia

PROFESSIONALMEMBERSHIPS
ConferenceonCollegeCompositionandCommunication ModernLanguageAssociation NationalCouncilofTeachersofEnglish