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Erin L.

Miami University Oxford, Ohio


M.A. in EnglishRhetoric and Composition Miami University Oxford, Ohio Expected: Summer 2014

Areas of Study: Composition and civic engagement, rhetorics of marginalized and oppressed groups, activism in the digital sphere, L2 learning, writing center studies B.A. in English & Writing, Rhetoric and Communication Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky Magna Cum Laude May 2012

Course Work
Rhetoric and Composition Histories and Theories of RhetoricDr. James Porter Rhetorics of Public SpheresDr. Michele Simmons Historical and Current Issues in Writing Program AdministrationDr. John Heyda English as a Second Language: History, Theory and PracticeDr. Tony Cimasko Doing Cultural Work: The Public Intellectual in Theory and Practice Dr. Madelyn Detloff Intensive Spanish for Graduate StudentsDr. Maria Auxiliadora Alvarez Error! Bookmark not defined.

Literature Theory

Foreign Language Qualifications

Teaching Experience
Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Department Miami University Oxford, Ohio 111, Rhetoric and Composition (1 computer lab section) 112, Literature and Composition (1 laptop section) Graduate Consultant, Howe Center for Writing Excellence Miami University Oxford, Ohio Assists members of the academic community with writing in all stages and forms Contributes to accumulative digital knowledge base through client report forms and monthly workshops Revised and created various handouts on genre, grammar, brainstorming and mechanical issues during summer 2013 Teaching Assistant for Writing Center Practicum (Dr. Scott Whiddon) Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky 2004, Writing Center Practicum (1 section) Consultant, Transylvania University Writing Center Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky January 2011May 2012 January 2012May 2012 August 2012Present August 2012Present

Conference Presentations
Pantsuits and Politics: Female Dress as Rhetorical Representation Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference Stanford, California Learning English in Your Spanish Class East Central Writing Center Association Conference Clarion, Pennsylvania With Justine Furbeck and Samuel Seeds Delivery via Dress: An Examination of Clothings Impact on Womens Ethos and Character Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference Washington, D.C. Leaps Forward or Bounds Back? The Internet as a Vehicle for Interaction and Activism Miami University English Graduate and Adjunct Association Symposium Oxford, Ohio Please Sign Here: Encouraging Civic Engagement Through Digital Petitions Computer Connection, Conference on College Composition and Communication Las Vegas, Nevada March 2013 September 2013

April 2013

March 2013

March 2013

Im not strange or exotic, Im just a neighbor that lives down the street: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnatis Outreach and Education Program Southern States Communication Association Conference San Antonio, Texas

April 2012

And you should admit me to your program because Reflections on Student Writing Consultations and the Personal Statement Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference Richmond, Kentucky With Dr. Scott Whiddon, Lisa Nichols, Thomas Hatton, and Lillie Beiting

February 2012

Discussion Facilitator August 2012, 2013 Miami University Summer Reading Program Miami University Led incoming students in an hour-long discussion about Shade it Black (2012) and Reality is Broken (2013) Prepared a lesson plan to engage incoming students during their orientation weekend

Digital Skills
Course Management Software Niihka (Miami Universitys Sakai platform) Moodle Blackboard Graphic Design Software Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Web Design Platforms Wordpress Wix Google Sites Sound Editing GarageBand Audacity

Video Editing iMovie WeVideo

Professional Organizations and Honorary Societies

Member, National Council of Teachers of English Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication Member, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Member, Sigma Tau Delta National English Honorary Society Member, Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Academic Honorary Society Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary Society Member, Alpha Lambda Delta National First-Year Academic and Service Honorary Society December 2012-Present December 2012-Present February 2013-Present November 2011-Present November 2011-Present October 2010-Present February 2009-Present

Professional Writing Experience

Freelance Journalist Business Lexington Lexington, Kentucky Editor-in-Chief The Rambler Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky August 2011-June 2012

May 2011-May 2012