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Emily M.

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EDUCATION

legge@purdue.edu Department of English Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907

DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (EXPECTED SPRING 2016) PURDUE UNIVERSITY Primary Area: Rhetoric and Composition Secondary Area(s): Rhetoric, Technology, and Digital Writing; Professional Writing; Indigenous Rhetorics, Public Rhetorics Coursework: Gender, Rhetoric, and the Body, New Media Studies, Visual Rhetoric, Modern Rhetorical Theory, Native American Languages, Rhetorical Methodologies, Professional Writing Theory, Publics MASTER OF ARTS IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION, AUGUST 2011 PURDUE UNIVERSITY Thesis: Writing Orality: Claiming Rhetorical Sovereignty in Ecologies of Rhetorics Coursework: Archives and Digital Humanities, Computers in Language and Rhetoric, Writing in Virtual Worlds, Minority Rhetorics, Classical Rhetorical Theory, Postmodern Rhetorical Theory, Composition Theory BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES, MAY 2005 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Minor: History Coursework: Native America Literature, Postcolonial Literature, British Literature, History of the English Language, Semiotics, Literary Theory, Cold War History, Ethnography of Communication, Language and Politics, and Syntax

Scholarship
PUBLICATIONS “Daughters of the Seminaries: Re-Landscaping History through the Composition Courses at the Cherokee Female Seminary” College Composition and Communication (under review) “Where Composition Goes to Work: A Digital Archive of the Public Face of 4Cs” Part of the Pearson Emerging Pedagogies and Research Travel Grant, co-authored with Adam Strantz (under review) WORKS IN PROGRESS “Writing Through the Lens of Postindustrial Methodologies: The Eastern Band of

Cherokee and the A-Industrial Qualla Boundary” Journal of Business and Technical Communication (draft in progress) “Situating Composition Courses within Digital Humanities: Developing Pedagogies and Fostering Student Engagement” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, co-authored with Adam Strantz (draft in progress) CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2013 “Uncovering History in the Interface: Fostering Student Engagement with Writing Technologies through Historically-Situated Writing Practices” Computers & Writing, Frostburg State, MD 2012 “Selu’s Body: Toward an Indigenous Understanding of Bodies, Community, and Knowledge” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference, Uncasville, CT “Throw Tomahawk, Cast Spirit Walk: The Problems of Agency and Representation of American Indians in Video Games” RSA, Philadelphia “Writing Our Way(s): (Re)Negotiating Native American Identities Through/With Technology” Computers & Writing, Raleigh, NC “The TOWN Project: Student-Driven Collaborative Learning through Social Media” (upcoming) CCCC Computer Connection, St. Louis 2011 “My Little (Othered) Pony: Friendship Gets Complicated” Feminism and Rhetorics, Mankato, MN “Access, Audience, Agency: What the Digital Archive Has to Teach Students” CCCC, Atlanta 2010 "From Third Person Writer to First Person Speaker: Facebook, Real-Time and the Refocus of Ethos In/With the Composition Student" Computers & Writing, Purdue University "Containing the Rhetoric of Peaceful Coexistence: An Examination of the Popular Press During the Cold War Thaw" American Studies Symposium, Purdue University OTHER PRESENTATIONS 2012 “Using Websites” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag “Teaching Portfolios and Doing Composition Research” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag 2011 Guest Speaker, “It’s Getting Hot in Here: Intersectionality and Video Games” Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast, April 1, 2011 “Digital Rhetorics” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag

“Teaching Digital Projects” Purdue Writing Lab Brown Bag

Digital Projects
“Gaming Composition: Creating Student Sovereignty Through Transformative Play” http://www.wix.com/emilymarie82/gaming-composition, Writing in Virtual Worlds, Samantha Blackmon “Daughters of the Seminaries: A Comparative Look at the Rhetoric and Composition Curriculum at Mt. Holyoke & the Cherokee Female Seminary” http://bimulous.net/dots/,Data Visualization, Patricia Sullivan & Michael Salvo “Between the Decolonial and the Indigenous: Locating Histories, Situating Methodologies” http://www.bimulous.net/rhetmethods/ Rhetorical Methodologies, Patricia Sullivan

Teaching
R HETORIC
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C OMPOSITION

ENGL 106: COMPUTER GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY LEARNING COMMUNITY (Purdue University), Fall 2012 This first year composition course is specifically aimed at facilitating community and scholarship with a select group of freshman Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) majors. This course is paired with additional courses within the CGT major in order to facilitated interdisciplinary work and curriculum cohesion. In addition to several supplemental extracurricular events, this composition course focuses on the academic importance of digital spaces and technology through composition and design. More than passively consuming technology, students are given the opportunity to produce digital artifacts in various projects. Through examining symbols, pictures, and other signs related to usability, students begin to understand the complicated interactions between print and digitality. ENGL 106: DIGITAL RHETORICS IN FIRST YEAR COMPOSITION (Purdue University), Fall 2010-Spring 2012 Syllabus Approach Creator, Pilot Program The course aims to situate students within digital rhetoric and focus on questions of access, literacy, play/invention, genre/medium, and fair use/ownership. These questions will apply both to the students themselves and their audiences as they work with digital rhetoric on and offline, with new technology, and with digital spaces. Students create projects such as video essays, PSAs, digital archives, websites, as well as proposals and rhetorical analyses. ENGL 106: REAL TEXTS, RHETORICAL SITUATIONS IN FIRST YEAR COMPOSITION (Purdue University), Fall 2009-Spring 2010 During these courses, students learned how to analyze as well as compose texts

through genres with a strong focus on traditional rhetorical appeals. They created a variety of documents including proposals, narratives, rhetorical analyses, and a research paper. This class included multimodal assignments such as podcasts and eportfolios. ENGL 108: ACCELERATED COMPOSITION (Purdue University), Fall 2011 In this course, advanced composition students engaged in public discourse and writing as they worked closely with the West Lafayette Public Library. The library asked students to conduct research on the international student population at Purdue in order to make multimodal projects for the library as outreach. P ROFESSIONAL W RITING ENGL 420: BUSINESS WRITING (Purdue University), Fall 2012-Present English 420 teaches students the rhetorical principles and writing practices necessary for producing effective business letters, memos, reports, and collaborative projects in professional contexts. The curriculum is informed by current research in rhetoric and professional writing and is guided by the needs and practices of business, industry, and society at large, as well as by the expectations of Purdue students and programs. All sections of English 420 are offered in networked computer classrooms or exclusively online to ensure that students taking the course are prepared for the writing environment of the 21st-century workplace. The course teaches the rhetorical principles that help students shape their business writing ethically, for multiple audiences, in a variety of professional situations.

Departmental and Programmatic Services
DIGITAL RHETORICS SYLLABUS APPROACH LEADER, Fall 2010-Present PEDAGOGICAL INITIATIVES COMMITTEE (PIC), Purdue University, Spring 2011-Present CONTENT DEVELOPER, TOWN: The Online Writing Network, Bill and Melinda Gates Grant and the Purdue Writing Lab, 2011-Present INTRODUCTORY WRITING COMMITTEE (IWC), Purdue University, Fall 2011-Spring 2012 DIGITAL RHETORICS SYLLABUS APPROACH CREATOR, Piloted 2010-2011

Community Action
BOARD MEMBER, Words on the Go, Tippecanoe County, IN, 2010-2011 Words on the Go is a Not for Profit organization developed to combine local poetry and art on public transportation in Tippecanoe County. Currently, I am being trained to take over as Executive Director following the Spring 2011 semester.

INTERN, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Lafayette, IN, Summer 2010 Building on the Archives and Digital Humanities course I took at Purdue, I continued to work with TCHA throughout the summer. I spent most of my time processing archival collections as well as cataloguing research done by Mary Moyers-Johnson on the Battle of Tippecanoe and Fort Ouiatenon.

Honors and Awards
PEARSON EMERGING PEDAGOGIES RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANT, Spring 2013 QUINTILIAN AWARD (TOP 10% OF INTRODUCTORY COMPOSITION INSTRUCTORS), Spring 2012 & Fall 2012 CROUSE EMERGENT SCHOLAR PROFESSIONAL WRITING FELLOWSHIP, Spring 2012 JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN HISTORY OF RHETORIC, Fall 2011 DAVID M KNOX FELLOWSHIP, Purdue University, Fall 2009-Spring 2011 MAGNA CUM LAUDE, University of Oklahoma, May 2005 PHI BETA KAPPA, Spring 2004

Professional Societies
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS IN ENGLISH (NCTE) RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (RSA) COALITION OF WOMEN SCHOLARS IN THE HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (CWSHRC) NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES ASSOCIATION (NAISA) MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA) PHI BETA KAPPA

Technical Proficiencies
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7; Mac OSX Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint Adobe InDesign & Photoshop Audacity, GarageBand Windows MovieMaker, iMovie Other web-based apps

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