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Amanda E.

Haruch
Education

aharuch.com
aharuch@gmail.com

Doctorate of Philosophy | Education: Curriculum & Instruction
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (Expected May 2017)
Master of Arts | English: Rhetoric & Composition
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (May 2013)
Bachelor of Arts | Writing Arts
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (May 2011)
Associate’s Degree | Elementary Education
Camden Community College, Blackwood, NJ (May 2009)

Teaching
Experience

Relevant
Experience

Lecturer
English Department, University of Idaho | Moscow, ID

Fall 2013

Teaching Assistant
English Department, University of Idaho | Moscow, ID

Fall 2011 – Spring 2013

Facilitator/Tutor
English Department, University of Idaho | Moscow, ID

Fall 2011 – Spring 2013

Technology Integration Specialist
Sept 2013 –
Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, University of Idaho | Moscow, ID
As the Doceo Center’s Technology Integration Specialist, I hold workshops on how new and
emerging technologies can be used in education. Additionally, I meet with individuals,
departments, and colleges and assist in incorporating technologies into curriculums to improve
student learning and engagement. I also work with K12 teachers and hold professional
development sessions to help teachers explore best practices for incorporating technology into
their curriculum.
Digital Research Assistant
Fall 2011 – Spring 2013
Department of Writing Arts, Rowan University | Mullica Hill, NJ
During my time as a digital research assistant, I worked with faculty and students of Rowan
University’s Writing Arts program with the goal of creating an online interactive course catalog.
This required interviewing professors and students, video taping interviews, editing interview
footage into a comprehensive description of each course, and creating an online website to
showcase all videos.

Courses Taught

English 207: Persuasive Writing
English 207 asks students to deploy classical and contemporary theories of argumentation
(Aristotelian, Toulminian, Stasis Theory, Rogerian, Perelmanian) to analyze and invent arguments.
Students write in a variety of genres such as editorials, academic essays, visual oral histories, and
visual personal narratives. Students gain an understanding of how new writing technologies can
be used to persuade different audiences.
English 102: College Writing and Rhetoric
English 102 is an introductory composition course designed to improve students’ skills in
persuasive and expository writing and aims to teach students to write in clear, concise, and
vigorous prose. Students complete written assignments including four essays, summaries, open

letters, synthesis, and research papers. Students also use Twitter and blogging to understand the
importance of writing publically and for an audience. Students write in other new media formats,
including Remix Videos shared via YouTube.
English 102: College Writing and Rhetoric (Online summer session)
Same course as English 102, except taught in a compacted eight week session online. This course
requires providing daily lengthy feedback to students to help them comprehend difficult concepts
that would otherwise be taught traditional lecture format.
English 101: Introduction to College Writing
English 101 is an introductory composition course that focuses on strategies for critical reading,
generating ideas for writing, planning and organizing material, and for revising and editing.
During English 101, students are required to complete four essays based on introductory
rhetorical theories. The course prepares students for the demands of college reading and writing,
with focus on reading critically, writing with a main idea, and properly incorporating source
material into writing.
English 109: Writing Studio
English 109 is a student-centered group tutorial focused on writing improvement and is
connected to the English 101 course. Classes are small and full of writers who are found to need
more assistance in learning the concepts taught in English 101.

Professional
Development

Portfolio Assessment
March 2012 – May 2013
University of Idaho
As a portfolio reader, I read dual-credit English 101 final student portfolios from students who
took English 101 as high school students. This exposed me to over 200 portfolios, allowed me to
gain more insight into what makes a strong writer, and gave me more experience grading and
providing responses to student work.
Literary Journal Fugue Reader
August 2011 – May 2014
University of Idaho
As a non-fiction reader for Fugue, I read multiple submissions of non-fiction writing, which
taught me what makes a strong personal narrative and gave me an understanding of
contemporary non-fiction writing.
Rhetoric and Composition Committee Representative
August 2012-May 2013
University of Idaho
Sitting on the Rhetoric and Composition Committee for the English Department allowed me to
speak as a representative for English teaching assistants and contribute to matters relating to
curriculum development.
GPSA Communication Director
August 2011-May 2013
University of Idaho
As the Communicator Director and committee chair, I oversaw all media and communication
related matters by working with other committee chairs and members of GPSA to publicize
events and circulate important information. This included creating a bi-weekly newsletter using
Adobe InDesign and distributing it to the graduate student body.

Conference
Presentations

Haruch, A., Hall, C., Clark, B., Kimmons, R. (2015, March). Potential benefits and implications of
active learning classrooms. To be presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
(SITTE); Las Vegas, NV.
Haruch, A., Kimmons, R., Clark, B., Hall, C. (2015, March). Hacking cost barriers to technology
integration. To be presented at Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE); Portland, OR.
Kimmons, R., Haruch, A., Hall, C., Clark, B. (2014). A grassroots approach to supporting OER

literacy development with rural teachers. To be presented at the Annual Open Education Conference
(OpenEd); Washington, D.C.
Haruch, A. (2014, November). Whose body?: An analysis of MOOCs, metaphor, and
embodiment in course design. Presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology
International Convention (AECT); Jacksonville, FL.
Clark, B., Hall, C., Kimmons, R., Haruch, A. (2014, November). Viewing the student perspective
through Google Glass. Presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology
International Convention (AECT); Jacksonville, FL.
Haruch, A. (2014, June). Challenges of innovative initiatives within the university structure.
Presented at University Business National Summit on Technology & Leadership in Higher Education
(UBTech); Las Vegas, NV.
Haruch, A. (2014, March). Using technology to improve student learning: benefits of blogging for
ESL students. Presented at Palouse Foreign and Second Language Symposium; Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2014, March). Using technology to improve student learning: Google Drive, more
than a word processor. Presented at Palouse Foreign and Second Language Symposium; Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A., Clark, B., Kimmons, R., and Hall, C. (2014). Introduction to Google hardware:
Chromebooks, Chromecasts, and Glass. Presented at Idaho Google Apps for Education Festival - North
(iGAFE); Post Falls, ID.
Hall, C., Clark, B., Haruch, A. (2014, February). Chrome utilization for collaborative learning
experiences beyond the classroom. Presented at Washington State University’s International
Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference; Airway Heights, WA.
Haruch, A. (2013, April). Privacy or openness?: an analysis of college campuses’ risk management
and communication practices. Presented at University of Idaho Graduate English Conference; Moscow,
ID.
Klos, Z., Abatzoglou, J., Clark, M., Currie, C., Dodd, M., Eigenbrode, S., Hall, T., Haruch, A.,
Hicke, J., Higuera, P., Holbrook, J., Jansen, V., Kemp, K., Lamar, A., Lankford, A., Link, T.,
Magney, T., Meddens, A.,Mitchell, L., Moore, B., Morgan, P., Newingham, B., Niemeyer, R.,
Soderquist, B., Suaso, A., Teston, C.,Vierling, K., Walden, V., Walsh, C. (2012, October).
Indicators of climate change in Idaho: the intersection of biophysical change with social
perception across a diverse landscape. Presented at The Pacific Northwest Climate Conference; Boise,
ID.
Haruch, A. (2012, October). Copy[wrong]?: teaching remixing to teach copyright. Presented at
Inland Information Literature Retreat; Spokane, WA.
Haruch, A. (2012, March). Compromising visions: listening to the affordances of multi-modality.
Presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); St. Louis, MS.
Haruch, A. (2011, May). Digitizing corporeality, defining embodiment. Presented at Computers and
Writing Conference (CW); Ann Arbor, MI.

Invited
Presentations

Haruch, A. (2014, April). Movie Editing Software: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker Workshop.
Invited presentation to Jason Mastler’s English Composition Students.
Haruch, A. (2014, March). Making Reflective Learning Work for You & Your Students. Invited
presentation to Teaching and Excellence Brown Bag series, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2014, February). Social Media for Marketing Purposes. Invited presentation to Prof.
Grace Karp's Physical Health Education students, Moscow, ID.

Haruch, A. (2014, February). Wix: A workshop on how to create a Wix website. Invited
presentation to Prof. Grace Karp's Physical Health Education Students, University of Idaho,
Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2014, February). Technology in the Classroom. Invited presentation to University of
Idaho English Department's Teacher Talks series. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2013, December). Multi-modal Technologies for Journalism Students. Invited
presentation to Journalism and Mass Media Department faculty, University of Idaho, Moscow,
ID.
Haruch, A. (2013, December). Movie Editing Software: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker
Workshop. Invited presentation to Wendy Silva's English Composition Students, University of
Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2013, December). Movie Editing Software: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker
Workshop. Invited presentation to Katie Elison's English Composition Students, University of
Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2013, August). Technology in the Classroom. Invited presentation to First-Year
Composition Teaching Symposium Department of English at the University of Idaho by Diane
Kelly-Riley, Director of Composition, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2012, April). Movie Editing Software: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker Workshop.
Invited presentation to Megan Mills-Rittmann's English Composition Students, University of
Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2012, April). Movie Editing Software: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker Workshop.
Invited presentation to Alex Baldwin's English Composition Students, University of Idaho,
Moscow, ID.
Haruch, A. (2011, December). Movie Editing Software: iMovie and Windows Movie Maker
Workshop. Invited presentation to Heloise Abtahi's English Composition Students, University of
Idaho, Moscow, ID.

Awards

University of Idaho Travel Award. (2013, March). Funding of $570 awarded to attend The
Association of Writer’s and Writing Programs Annual Conference.
University of Idaho Travel Award. (2012, March). Funding of $700 awarded to attend The
Conference on College Composition and Communication.
Rowan University Writing Arts Medallion Winner. (2011, May) Excellence in Writing Arts at
Rowan University; one recipient awarded per year.