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Purdue University
Department of English
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

expected May 2017

Doctorate of Philosophy, English

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Primary Area: Rhetoric & Composition
Secondary Research Areas: Rhetoric, Technology, & Digital Writing; Professional Writing

Dissertation: From Silence to Impact: Activist Discourse and Women Rhetors in Networked Spaces
Committee: Jennifer Bay (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Samantha Blackmon, Michael Salvo

Master of Arts, Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse

June 2012

Bachelor or Arts, Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication

May 2010

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Completed with distinction

Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

Minor: Studio Art
Honors: cum laude


Professional & Technical Writing

Community Engagement
Visual & Digital Rheoric

Gender & Technology

Feminist Rhetorical Histories
Multimodal Composition Theory & Pedagogy

Lane, Liz. Feminine Voice in the Digital Sphere: Disruptive Speech & the Subversion of Gendered Cultural
Scripts. Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Special Issue 8. Fall

2015. 2,500 words. Digital. [Link]
Lane, Liz. Engaging Writing about Writing Theory & Multimodal Praxis: Remediating WaW for English 106:

First-Year Composition. Composition Studies. 42.2 (2014),118-146. Co-authored with Fernando

Sanchez and Tyler Carter. Print. [Link]

Lane, Liz. Considering Global Communication and Usability as Networked Engagement: Lessons from
4C4Equality.Thinking Globally, Composing Locally: Applications for International Communication
Exchange. Eds. Kirk St. Amant and Rich Rice. University of Colorado Press. 22 pp.

Co-authored with Donald Unger. (Forthcoming, Summer 2017)

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Cultivating a Critical Approach to Social Media Research in Rhetoric and Writing Studies. 68th Annual Conference on

College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Portland, OR. 2017. (Accepted)
Ethics of Activist Design: Designing a Technical Communication Pedagogy Grounded in Civic Engagement

Activism. Poster Presentation, Student Research Competition at SIGDOC. Silver Spring, MD. 2016.
Taking Local Action, Writing Activist Networks through 4C4Equality. 67th Annual Conference on College Composition

and Communication (CCCC). Houston, TX. 2016.
Networking Service and Engagement Work: Our Experiences Building 4C4Equality. First Annual Conference on

Community Writing. Boulder, CO. 2015.


Building #FemFuture: Considering Online Feminist Interventions and Subversions to Abuse. Tenth Biennial Feminisms

and Rhetorics Conference. Tempe, AZ. 2015.
Sustaining a #FemFuture: Online Feminist Interventions and Subversions to Hostile Speech. Computers and Writing
Conference. Menomonie, WI. 2015.
Exhuming the Past, Subverting the Future: Historical Traces of Bodily Ethos and Womens Rhetoric on the Activist Web.

66th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Tampa, FL. 2015.

Reviewed by Kairos Praxis Wiki. [Link]
Rebel Grrls 2.0: Sculpting Social and Civic Networks, From Outrage to Impact. Thomas R. Watson Conference.

Louisville, KY. 2014.
Wireless Women: Gender and Access in the Wide Open Web. 65th Annual Conference on College Composition and

Communication (CCCC). Indianapolis, IN. 2014.


Digital Literacy & Evolving Authorship. Computers and Writing Conference. Raleigh, NC. 2012.
Digital Literacy & Music Blogging: Consumers, Creators, and Authorship. 62nd Annual Conference on College

Composition and Communication (CCCC). Research Network Forum. Atlanta, GA. 2011.
Creativity, Consumers, and Copyright: How Internet & Consumer Usage Has Changed the Music Industry. Southern

States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Conference. Memphis, TN. 2010.


Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship

Merit-based research funding awarded for dissertation development.

Summer 2016

Purdue College of Liberal Arts PROMISE Award Travel Grant

Spring 2016; Fall 2016
Merit-based grant awarded by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for conference

travel to the 67th Annual CCCC conference & the 2016 SIGDOC conference.
Purdue Graduate Student Government Travel Grant
Fall 2015
Merit-based, university-wide grant for graduate student conference travel. Received grant for

travel to the 10th Biennial Feminisms & Rhetorics conference.
ICaP Emerging Pedagogies Travel Grant
Fall 2015
Introductory Composition at Purdue grant awarded for pedagogical conference presentation and

travel to the first-annual Conference on Community Writing.
Community Engagement Grant, Office of Engagement, Purdue University
Fall 2014

University-wide grant awarded or graduate course collaborative service-learning project with

Indiana WIC , Tippecanoe County.
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Janice Lauer Award for Excellence in Dissertation Research

Spring 2016

First Runner-up, Purdue University
Best Instructor Presentation
Spring 2014
Purdue University Professional Writing Showcase
Quintilian Award for Professional Development

Fall 2013
Purdue Writing Lab guided Brown Bag workshop
Graduate Assistantship eLearning Scholarship
Fall 2010 - Spring 2012
DePaul University FITS Department
Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonel Summer 2008
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Nuclear Engineering 480: Essential Communication Skills for Engineers

Fall 2016

English 309: Computer-Aided Publishing

Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

English 421: Technical Writing

Fall 2014 - Fall 2016

English 421Y: Technical Writing Online

English 420: Business Writing

Summer 2014
Fall 2013 - Fall 2015


English 505 A & B: Technology Mentoring

Fall 2014 - Spring 2016

English 106: First-Year Composition, Digital Rhetorics

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

English 106: First-Year Composition, Writing about Writing

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric 1

Winter quarter 2012


Workshop Facilitator, Best Practices for Visuals & Graphics in Print and On Screen. Professional

Communication for Engineering graduate students workshop series, Fall 2015 - Fall 2016 (8 sessions). [Link]
Invited Lecture, Online Activism, Gender, & Identity. Prof. Nicholas Marinos Intro to LGBT Studies undergraduate
class, Purdue University. March 2016.
Invited Video Discussion, Online Feminist Activism. Dr. Kerri Haumans Feminist Rhetorics undergraduate
seminar, Transylvania University. March 2016.
Workshop Facilitator, Best Practices for Cover Letters & Employment Documents. Krannert Graduate School
of Management, Purdue University, in association with the Purdue Writing Lab. August 2015 & 2016.
Invited Lecture, Feminism, LGBT Rights, and Activism in the 1970s. Prof. Nicholas Marinos Introduction to LGBT

Studies undergraduate class, Purdue University. February 2015.
Poster Presentation,Professional Writing and Civic Engagement: Redesigning Academe. 11th Annual

Writing Program Showcase, Purdue University. April 2014
Writing Lab Brown Bag Workshop, Assignment Design: Rethinking Literacy Narratives. Purdue University Writing
Lab, Fall 2013.
Presentation, Vernacular Voice in Online Epideictic Texts Representing National Memory of 9/11. Spread the

Word Graduate Student Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. May 2012.
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Editorial Assistant, Peitho

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition (CFSHRC)
Editorial intern, copy editor, and layout designer for Issues 18.1 and 18.2 while the journal while housed at Purdue
University. Supported editorial team during submission and peer-review process, editing, compiling, online publication
process using WordPress platform, and promotion of journal issues. [Link]

Technology Mentor, Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP)

Fall 2014 - Spring 2016

Approaches to Teaching College English (English 505A & 505B)

This year-long course that was a component of a year-long mentoring course on how to teach introductory
composition. I mentored first-year English department graduate teaching assistants on using technology in the
composition classroom to align with ICaP technology goals, means, and outcomes.
Through weekly technology sessions, I demonstrated how to integrate both high and low stakes technology tools into
first-year composition curriculum, including a focus on assignment design, assessment of multimodal projects, and
lesson planning and implementation. I also helf weekly open office hours for graduate TAs.

Technology Initiatives Working Group, Action Coordinator

Spring 2015 - Fall 2016
Organized and promoted professional development workshops for graduate-student led group aimed at bridging
inter-university technology resources, facilitating professional development workshops, and supporting graduate
student technological research

Mentor Committee (Purdue University ICaP Program)

Fall 2014 - Spring 2016
Met regularly to assess and discuss programmatic goals; developed techology mentoring workshops for new
graduate TAs; maintained communication between directors, mentors, and new graduate TAs; and administered
orientation week technology training to incoming graduate TAs each fall semester.

Webmaster, Digital Rhetoric syllabus approach (Purdue University, ICaP program)

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Assisted graduate TAs in the production of digital rhetoric assignment design and implementation. Managed digital
archive and social media pages for the Digital Rhetorics syllabus approach within the ICaP writing program.


4C4Equality (4C4E)

Fall 2013 - Present

Co-founded and coordinated the 4C4E initiative for the 2014, 2015, & 2016 Conference on College Composition &
Communication. 4C4E offers tactics and a network for writing instructors to engage with social justice issues relevant to
local communities in the conferences host city. Each year, these tactics and issues change based on the needs of local
organizers and the kairos of local issues. Since 2015, 4C4E has expanded beyond the 4Cs conference to focus on a
building an open-source networked community engagement tool. We seek to connect community activists, scholars in
the field, and partners in communities to foster relationships among one another. [Link]


Content Developer, Purdue OWL

Summer 2013 - Summer 2016

Purdue University, Online Writing Lab

Developed online materials including guides to the Common Application, Data Visualization, & Cover Letters

Graduate Writing Center Tutor

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

DePaul University, University Center for Writing-based Learning

Wrting Center Fellow

Spring 2007- Spring 2010

Transylvania University, University Writing Center

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Instructor, Internal Drive Technology Camps (iD Tech)

Summer 2013

Instructed four courses centered on game design and introductory coding for ages 7-12. Coached students in using
programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Fusion game design software, Minecraft, and RPG Maker.

eLearning Graduate Assistant, Faculty Instructional Technology

Fall 2010 - July 2012

Developed content for online courses using the Desire2Learn (D2L) content mangagement system and assisted with
weekly faculty technology training workshops. Instructed faculty in the use of: Microsoft Office, iMovie, Camtasia,
SoftChalk, and HTML/CSS editing within D2L.

History of Composition Theory
(K. Leon, 2012; P. Vandenberg, 2011)
Hutton Lecture Series in Rhetoric & Composition
(T. Rickert, 2012; S. Blackmon, 2014; J. Bay, 2016)
Issues in Rhetoric & Composition: Classical
Period (R. Johnson-Sheehan)
Issues in Rhetoric & Composition: Modern Period
(P. Sullivan)
Issues in Rhetoric & Composition: Postmodernism
(T. Rickert)
Gender, Rhetoric, & the Body (J. Bay)
Computers, Language, & Writing (M. Salvo)
Gender and Technology (S. Blackmon)
Multicultural Rhetorics (M. Abraham)
Rhetoric of the Public Sphere (M. Abraham)
Proseminar: Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse


Issues in Language & Linguistics

(C. Tardy)
ESL Curriculum Design
(M. Berns)



Empirical Research Methods
(P. Sullivan)
Practicum in Teaching First-Year Composition (505A&B)
(K. Leon)
Practicum in Teaching Professional Writing (505M)
(M. Salvo)
Practicum in Teaching Rhetoric & Composition 1
(D. Bowden)
Practicum in Writing Center Theory & Pedagogy
(L. Dietz)


Criticism & Theory: Deluze, Lacan, Foucault

(A. Plotnitsky)
The Essay
(J. Bokser)


Professional Writing Theory
(P. Sullivan)
Grant & Report Writing in Service Learning
(A. Ceraso)
New Media Studies: Text & Image
(L. Dush)

Document Design

Multimedia & Video Editing

Image Manipulation & Processing

Web Design

Adobe InDesign
Google Docs suite
Microsoft Office Suite

Camtasia Studio

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop

WordPress platform


ACMs Special Interest Group on the Design of Communicaiton (SIGDOC)

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CFSHRC)
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Jennifer Bay

Patricia Sullivan

Michael Salvo

Samantha Blackmon
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