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 J. Michael Rifenburg
Ph.D. Candidate in Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy University of OklahomaDepartment of English312 Gittinger HallNorman, OK 73071rifenburg@ou.edu
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, Composition/Rhetoric/Literacy, 2013Dissertation:
the Gap: Tracing Composition 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
 Athlete Literacy.”
Michelle Sidler (chair)B.A. Georgia College & State University, English, cum laude, 2005
 Academic Employment
Program Assistant, University of Oklahoma Writing Center. Summer 2012-present. Writing Consultant, University of Oklahoma Writing Center. Spring 2012-present.Program Development Coordinator, Athletic Academic Services. University of Oklahoma.Spring 2010-present.Instructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant. Department of English. University of Oklahoma. Fall2009-Spring2012.Instructor, Department of English. Columbus State University. Spring 2009. Academic Counselor. Summer Transition Enhancement Program. Auburn University. Summer2008.English Center Tutor. Auburn University. Fall 2007-Spring 2009.Instructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English. Auburn University. Fall 2007-Spring 2009.High School English Teacher. Young Americans Christian School. Conyers, GA. Academic Year2006-2007.
2 J. Michael Rifenburg Curriculum Vitae
“Faculty‟s Muted Response to the Rise of College Sports.”
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices 
. Fall 2012. (forthcoming; 5000 words).
“Getting All Interdisciplinary: A Guiding Business Principle for Writing Center Practice.”
Southern Discourse.
(forthcoming; 1800 words).
“Fleshing out the Uniqueness of Student
-Athlete Writing Centers: A Response to Alanna Bitzel.
Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 
. (forthcoming; 1400 words).
Signs: The Dangers of Multimodal Rhetoric(s) for College Football Players.”
Composition Forum 
. (revise and resubmit; 7400 words).
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 Program. University of Oklahoma. Academic Year 2010-2011.
“Syncopated Relations: Athletics and Academics in American Higher Education.”
Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference 
. Norman, OK. University of Oklahoma. January 2013. (underreview).
“„Badges? We Don‟t Need No Stinkin‟ Badges‟: How Interdisciplinary Relations Legitimize Writing Center Work.”
The Future of Writing Centers: 20
Anniversary Symposium 
. Austin, TX. February 2013.(under review).
chair. Special Interest Group. “Rhetoric, Sport, and St
Conference on College Composition and Communication 
. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013. (forthcoming).Co-
chair. Workshop. “Expanding the Conversation: Graduate Students, Contingent Faculty, and theFuture of Basic Writing.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication 
. Las Vegas, NV. March2013. (forthcoming).
“Striving to Improve: Student
-Athlete Writing Tutoring Under the Auspices of NCAA Academic
Compliance Mandates.”
International Writing Center Association Conference.
San Diego, CA. October2012.
3 J. Michael Rifenburg Curriculum Vitae
“Offloading the Mind onto Sofa Cushions: Distributed Cognition and Learning College FootballPlays.”
Language and Linguistic Student Conference 
. University of Central Oklahoma. November 2012.(forthcoming).
“What Gorgias Can
 Teach Us About Student-
 Athlete Writing Tutoring.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, RNF 
. St. Louis, MO. March 2012.
(Dis)placing Collegiate Football Players: Challenges of Incorporating Student-Athletes in the
 Writing Classroom.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication 
. St. Louis, MO. March 2012.
From Classical Rhetoric, to Student-Athletes, and Back Again: Tracing a Recursive Relationship
Between the Past and Present.”
Teaching Scholars Initiative Colloquium 
. Norman, OK. October 2011.
Sophists and Sports: Competitive Scaffolding in Student-
 Athlete Tutoring Sessions.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication 
. Atlanta, GA. 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 Literacy Studies 
. 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.
“Critical Reflection in the Language Narrative Unit.” Workshop for Returni
ng Graduate Teaching  Assistants. Department of English. University of Oklahoma. Summer 2012.
“Encountering Student
-Athletes in First-
 Year Composition.” Workshop for Returni
ng Graduate Teaching Assistants. Department of English. University of Oklahoma. Spring 2012.
“Aristotle‟s Uses 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 English 3103
 Topics in Advanced Composition: Writing and Audience. University of Oklahoma. Fall 2011.
“Classroom Evaluations.” Workshop for Incoming Graduate Teaching Assistants, Department of 
English. University of Oklahoma. Summer 2011.

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