University of Florda
Degree: PhD (2017)
Field: Writing Studies
Director: Sidney I. Dobrin
Dissertation: “Writing Macroscopes: Networked Writing, Digital Content, and Data Science”

University of Akron
Degree: MA (2008)
Field: Composition Studies
Advisor: Julie Drew
Thesis: “(Inter)Active Rhetoric: The Ethics of Agency and Praxis”

The Ohio State University
Degree: BA
Major: English (Focus: Rhetoric)

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

“Looking in the Dustbin: Data Janitorial Work, Statistical Reasoning, and Information Rhetorics.” Computers and Composition Online. Fall 2015. Web.

“Attention Ecology: Trend Circulation and the Virality Threshold.” Co-authored with Nicholas Van Horn and Sean Morey. Digital Humanities Quarterly. Fall 2016.

“MassMine: Your Access to Data.” Co-authored with Nicholas Van Horn. The Journal of Open Source Software. Fall 2016.

“Writing through Big Data: New Challenges and Possibilities for Data-Driven Arguments.” Composition Forum. Forthcoming.

“Circulation Analytics: Research Software Development and Social Network Data.” Circulation, Rhetoric, and Writing. Eds. Collin Gifford Brooke and Laurie E. Gries. Forthcoming.

“The Markdown Movement: Writing’s Influence on Markup.” Kairos. Forthcoming.

Collections in Progress

Doing Visual Studies. Edited with Laurie E. Gries. First Author: Gries. Chapter submissions received—editing in progress.

Professional Posts and Teaching

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2017–present)

Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Florida (2016–2017)

ENC3310 “Advanced Exposition: Digital Rhetoric as Scholarship” (Digital Rhetoric, Advanced Writing)
ENG1131 “Writing through Trends” (Writing Studies, Social Networks)

Seed Grant Research Fellowship, University of Florida Informatics Institute (2015–2016)

Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Florida (2013–2015)

ENC5236 “Advanced Business Writing for Accountants” (Graduate Business Writing)
ENG1131 “Writing through Big Data” (Writing Studies, Data Visualization)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Akron (2006–2008)

English 3300:111 “Composition 111” (Freshman Composition)

Writing Center Consultant, The Ohio State University (2004–2006)

Grants Funded

“MassMine: Collecting and Archiving Big Data for Social Media Humanities Research.” National Endowment for the Humanities. May 2015.

Amount funded: $60,000.00
Roles: Grant writing, data analytics development, participant training, and testing.
Grant application:

“MassMine Development and Training Project.” University of Florida Informatics Institute. May 2015.

Amount funded: $49,837.00
Roles: Grant writing, interdisciplinary curriculum and classroom support (UF college of Journalism, UF Digital Humanities Graduate Cirtificate), training.

Conference Presentations

“Circulation, Data Viz, and Visual Rhetoric.” Panel Member. 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA, (May 2016).

“Writing through Big Data: Using MassMine in the Advanced Writing Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX (April 2016).

“Writing eScience: Using Data Science Tools to Study Networked Writing Ecologies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL (March 2015).

“Humanities Software Development: Data Mining and Writing Studies.” The Humanities and Technology Camp. Gainesville, FL (April 2014).

“Writing Studies and Data Science in the 4th Paradigm.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN (March 2014).

“Beyond Machine Grading: From Grading and Assessment to Quantified Participation.” EGO Conference. Gainesville, FL (October 2013).

“Writing Their Own Realities: Examining the Evangelical Conflation of Truth and Faith.” Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA (April 2008).

“Teaching Critical Thinking as a Process of (re)Definition.” College English Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MS (March 2008).

“Rereading James Berlin: Composition’s Pragmatic Turn.” The University of Akron Graduate Symposium, Akron, OH (February 2008).

“The Language of Homelessness.” Denman Research Forum, Columbus, OH (May 2005).

Invited Lectures and Academic Trainings

“Social Media Data Mining for Communication Research.” SIGDOC, Halifax Nova Scotia (August 2017).

“Text Mining and Visualization.” Digital Humanities Bootcamp, University of Florida (January 2016).

“Introduction to Arduino: Prototyping and Programming.” Marston Science Library, University of Florida (April, November 2015).

“MassMine: Creating, Curating, & Data Mining Social Media.” George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida (November 2014).

“Professional Web Presence, Personal Site, Online Portfolios.” George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida (October 2014).

Professional Activities and Service

Panel and Presentation Reviewer, Rhetoric Society of America Conference. (2016–present).

Newcomers Welcome Committee Volunteer, Conference on College Composition and Communication. (2016).