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 J. Michael Rifenburg
Ph.D. Candidate in Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy University of Oklahoma, Department of English312 Gittinger HallNorman, OK 73071rifenburg@ou.edu
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy, 2013Dissertation: tentatively titled
 Mind the Gap: Tracing Compositio
n and Rhetoric’s
 Response to Intercollegiate Athletics and the Student-Athlete
. Advisors: Christopher Carter(chair), Kathleen Welch, Catherine Hobbs, Michele Eodice, Alan VelieM.A. Auburn University, Composition and Rhetoric, 2009
Thesis: “Pens, Paper and Football Plays: A Case Study Involving Student
Michelle Sidler (chair)B.A. Georgia College & State University, English, cum laude, 2005
 Academic Employment
Program Assistant. Learning, Teaching, and Writing (LTW). Summer 2012-present.
Plan and enact professional development material and events for Writing Center (WC)consultants
Assist LTW Executive Director and Associate Director with research projects
Maintain relations with Departments and Programs across campus
Consult with OU writers
Assist with Graduate Teaching Academy
Aid in end-of-semester reports and statistical informationProgram Development Coordinator, Athletic Academic Services, University of Oklahoma.Spring 2010-presentInstructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, Fall2009-Spring2012.Instructor, Department of English, Columbus State University, Spring 2009Instructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Auburn University, Fall 2007-Spring 2009Young Americans Christian School, High School English Teacher, Academic Year 2006-2007
2 J. Michael Rifenburg Curriculum Vitae
“Faculty’s Muted Response to the Rise of College Sports.”
The Atrium: A Journal of AcademicCommunity Voices
. Fall 2012. (forthcoming).
“Getting All Interdisciplinary: A Guiding Business Principle for Writing Center Practice.”
Southern Discourse.
“Fleshing out the Uniqueness of Student
-Athlete Writing Centers: A Response to Alanna Bitzel
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal
. (forthcoming).
“Constrictive Signs:
The Dangers of 
Multimodal Rhetoric(s) for College Football Players.”
Composition Forum
. (revise and resubmit).
Honors & Awards
College of Arts & Sciences Travel Grant ($750), University of Oklahoma. Spring 2012.Robberson Travel Grant, Graduate College ($500), University of Oklahoma. Spring 2012.English Department Travel Grant ($300), University of Oklahoma. Spring 2012.Graduate Teaching Academy Fellow, Learning, Teaching, and Writing, University of Oklahoma.2010-2011 Academic Year.
chair. Special Interest Group. “Rhetoric, Sport, and Student
Conference onCollege Composition and Communication
. Las Vegas. March 2013. (forthcoming).Co-chair. Workshop
. “Expanding the Conversation: Graduate Student
s, Contingent Faculty, and
the Future of Basic Writing.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication
. LasVegas. March 2013. (forthcoming).
“Striving to Improve: Student
-Athlete Writing Tutoring Under the Auspices of NCAA Academic
Compliance Mandates.”
 International Writing Center Association Conference.
San Diego.October 2012.
ng the Mind onto Sofa Cushions: Distributed Cognition and Learning College FootballPlays
 Language and Linguistic Student Conference
. University of Central Oklahoma.November 2012. (under review).
3 J. Michael Rifenburg Curriculum Vitae
“Syncopated Relations: Athletics and Academics in American Higher Education.”
 Dissonant  Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference
. University of Oklahoma January 2013. (underreview).
“What Gorgias Can Teach Us About Student
Athlete Writing Tutoring.”
Conference on CollegeComposition and Communication, RNF 
. St. Louis. March 2012.
(Dis)placing Collegiate Football Players: Challenges of Incorporating Student-Athletes in theWriting Classroom
Conference on College Composition and Communication
. St. Louis. March2012.
From Classical Rhetoric, to Student-Athletes and Back Again: Tracing a Recursive RelationshipBetween the Past and Present.
Teaching Scholars Initiative Colloquium
. Norman, OK. October2011.
Sophists and Sports: Competitive Scaffolding in Student-Athlete Tutoring Sessions
Conference on College Composition and Communication
. Atlanta. May 2011.
“Gaming and Writing: Children’s Communicative Practices Via Nintendo DS.”
Computers and Writing
. Purdue University. May 2010.
Pens, Paper and Football Plays: A Case Study of Student-Athlete Literacy
 Expanding LiteracyStudies
. The Ohio State University. April 2009.
Invited Speaker
“Facilitating Lines of Communication Between the Athletics Department and the EnglishDepartment.”
Workshop for Incoming Graduate Teaching Assistants, Department of English.University of Oklahoma. Summer 2012.
ritical Reflection in the Language Narrative Unit.” Workshop for Returning Graduate
Teaching Assistants, Department of English. University of Oklahoma. Summer 2012.
“Encountering Student
-Athletes in First-
Year Composition.” Workshop for Returning Graduate
Teaching Assistants, Department of English. University of Oklahoma. Spring 2012.
“Aristotle’s Use
for Writing Tutor Training.” Inaugural Forum of the Institute of 
Writing,Rhetoric and Technology. Facilitated by Kathleen Welch. University of Oklahoma. Fall 2011.
“Contemporary Theories of Audience and Aristotle’s
On Rhetoric
.” Kathleen Welch’s
English3103 Topics in Advanced Composition: Writing and Audience. University of Oklahoma. Fall2011.
“Classroom Evaluations.”
Workshop for Incoming Graduate Teaching Assistants, Department of English. University of Oklahoma. Summer 2011.

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