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Kyle P.

Vealey
EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition

Curriculum Vitae
kvealey@purdue.edu
www.kylepvealey.com

Purdue University (Expected May 2016)


Dissertation: Storytelling Failure in the Vale of Leven: How a Bacterial Outbreak Became a Wicked Problem
Committee: Patricia Sullivan (Chair), Michael Salvo, Samantha Blackmon, and Thomas Rickert
M.A. in English

Georgetown University (2011)


Thesis: Recasting Rhetorical Invention as Embodied Cognition (Distinction)
Committee: Nathaniel Rivers (Chair) and Norma Tilden
B.A. in English and Philosophy

Providence College (2009)


RESEARCH

Professional and Technical Communication; Public Rhetorics; Rhetoric of Science and


Medicine; Community Engagement; Digital Rhetorics; Rhetorical Theory; Wicked Problems

HONORS

Associate Fellow in Purdues Teaching Academy, Universitys Highest Teaching Award (2014)
Purdues Graduate Schools Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2014)
Center for Instructional Excellence/Office of the Provosts Outstanding Teaching Award (2013)
Purdue OWLs Quintilian Award for Fostering Professional Development (2013)
Purdues Department of English Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012, 2013)
Quintilian Award for Highest Course Evaluations (F2011, S2012, F2012, S2013, F2013, S2014)

PUBLICATIONS Peer-Reviewed Articles

The Shape of Problems to Come: Troubleshooting Visibility in Remote Technical


Communication. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. Spring 2015. (Forthcoming).
Building Problem Forums: On Troubleshooting in the Professional Writing Classroom.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. Fall 2015. (Forthcoming).
Extending Participatory Program Assessment to STEM Disciplines, Local Communities, and
Industry Contexts: Rhetorical Work and Ethical Considerations. With Charlotte Hyde.
Programmatic Perspectives 7(2): Fall 2015. (Forthcoming).
Dappled Discipline at Thirty: An Interview with Janice M. Lauer. With Nathaniel A. Rivers.
Rhetoric Review 34(1): Spring 2014, pp. 165-180.

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Designing Accidents: Advocating Aleatory Research Methods in New Media Pedagogy. With
Jeffery M. Gerding. Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Spring 2013.
Facebooks Ghosts, Networked Grief, and Public Rhetorics. Gnovis: Georgetown Universitys
Journal of Communication, Culture and Technology, 11(2): Spring 2011.
Book Chapters

Of Complexity and Caution: Feminism, Object-Oriented Ontology, and the Practices of


Scholarly Work. With Alexandra Layne. In Rhetorical Feminist Science Studies. Amanda K.
Booher and Julie Jung (Eds.). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. (Forthcoming).
Book Reviews

Book Review of Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for
Participation by Liza Potts. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 29(1): 2015, pp. 145149.
Book Review of Collective Action in Organizations: Interaction and Engagement in an Era of
Technological Change by Bruce Bimber, Andrew Flanagin, and Cynthia Stohl. Itineration: CrossDisciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture: Fall 2013.
Conference Proceedings

Methodological and Ethical Considerations in Participatory Program Assessment. 2013


Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Conference Proceedings.
(Forthcoming).
Content Development

Activity and Postmortem Reports. Developed for the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/997/1/.
Under Review

Book Review of Rhetoric in the Flesh: Trained Vision, Technical Expertise, and the Gross Anatomy Lab
by T. Kenny Fountain. (Under review).
Memory Cards, Tripods, and Bus Schedules: Troubleshooting and the Logistics of Community
Engagement. (Under review).
Civic Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned from Teaching Crowdfunding as an Emerging Site of
Professional Writing. With Jeffrey M. Gerding. (Proposal under review).

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Pedagogy-in-Progress: Continuing James Berlins Cultural Studies Approach to Writing


Instruction. With Don Unger, Jon Wallin, Amelia Chesley, Jeffrey M. Gerding, Sherri Craig,
Daniel Liddle, and Nicholas P. Marino (Revise and resubmit).
CONFERENCES National Conferences

Storytelling Failure in the Vale of Leven: How a Bacterial Outbreak at a Rural Hospital Became
a Wicked Problem. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC):
Writing Strategies for Action. (Houston, TX), March 2016.
The Anatomy of Failure: Lessons Learned from Teaching Crowdfunding as an Emerging Site of
Civic Rhetoric. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention: Responsibility,
Creativity, and the Arts of Language. (Minneapolis, MN), November 2015.
Storytelling Iatrogenic Harm: Articulating Hospital-Acquired Infections as a Matter of Public
Concern. Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing: The Body Technologic: Emerging
Intersections Between Bodies and Technologies. (St. Paul, MN), October 2015.
On Troubleshooting Pedagogy. Council of Writing Program Administration (CWPA)
Conference: The WPA as Worker. (Normal, IL), July 2014.
Devices of Their Own: Designing Viral Rhetorics in Professional and Public Writing.
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Computer Connection:
Open | Source(s), Access, Futures. (Indianapolis, IN), March 2014.
Our Uncertain Rhetorics: Method-Making Behind Closed Doors. Conference on College
Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Network Forum: Open | Source(s),
Access, Futures. (Indianapolis, IN), March 2014.
The Messy Work of Citizen Science: Making Sense of Wicked Problems in Technical
Communication. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW): Shaping Data in
Technical Communication. (Indianapolis, IN), March 2014.
Methodological and Ethical Considerations in Participatory Program Assessment. Conference
of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC): Examining
Status and the Future of Programs in the Field. (Cincinnati, OH), October 2013.
Economies of Movement: Practicing Logistics in Professional and Civic Engagement.
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Network Forum:
The Public Work of Composition. (Las Vegas, NV), March 2013.
Strange Ecologies: Practicing Logistics in Public and Professional Writing. Conference on
College Composition and Communication (CCCC): The Public Work of Composition. (Las
Vegas, NV), March 2013.
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Economies of Exchange: Public and Professional Writing as a Logistical Taskscape. Thomas R.


Watson Conference: Economies of Writing. (Louisville, KY), October 2012.
Implicit Attitudes in Second Language Writing. The 11th Annual Symposium on Second
Language Writing: Graduate Study in Second Language Writing. (West Lafayette, IN),
September 2012.
Agential Architecture: Rethinking Pedagogy as Environmental Design. Computers and
Writing Conference: Architexture. (Raleigh, NC), May 2012.
Regional Conferences

In the Mess of Things: Reassembling Methods in Digitally Mediated Environments. Bowling


Green State University Conference: 21st Century Englishes. (Bowling Green, OH), October
2013.
On Accidents, Methods, and New Media Writing. University of Cincinnati Graduate
Conference. Being Undisciplined. (Cincinnati, OH), April 2013.
In the Cognitive Barnyard: Rhetorics Materiality. British Modernities Group: Modern
Brains: Literacy Studies and the Cognitive Sciences. (Urbana-Champaign, IL), March 2012.
Cultivating the Mundane: Or, Why Invisible Technologies Matter. Georgetown University
English Graduate Colloquium: Emergence. (Washington, D.C.), May 2011.
Facebooks Ghosts, Public Rhetoric, and Networked Grief. Chesapeake American Studies
Association: Critical Junctures: America and its Crises. (Fairfax, VA), April 2011.
Cognitive Science, Anthropology, and Third Sophistic Rhetoric. University of North Carolina
at Greensboro Graduate Conference. (Greensboro, NC), September 2010.
TEACHING

Purdue University
ENGL 421: Technical Writing (2 sections)

In this course, students learn what it means to be an effective technical communicator, whose
work is characterized by the presentation of technical material in written and visual formats that
are user-centered and shaped by considerations of audience and context. The course is grounded
in rhetorical theory and informed by current research in technical communication.
ENGL 420: Business Writing (4 sections)

In this course, students learn about a diverse array of writing practices needed to produce
effective business letters, reports, research documents, and collaborative projects in

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contemporary work environments. Through a variety of digital projects, students put


professional writing into practice through the construction of crowdfunding campaigns.
ENGL 108: Public Writing (4 sections)

In this course, students engage in professional and public forms of writing through sustained
project-based partnerships with local community organizations. Working to meet the needs of
community partners, students have developed projects that range from micro-documentaries for
the West Lafayette farmers market to marketing materials for a local community center.
ENGL 106: First-Year Composition: Digital Rhetorics (5 sections)

In this course, students learn about diverse media, modes, and methods of writing in digital
spaces. Through a variety of collaborative projects, such as website design and collaborative
podcasts, students investigate issues of usability, access, censorship, fair-use, remixing,
multimodal literacies, and what writing looks like in an increasingly participatory culture.
ENGL 106R: Business Leadership Learning Community (1 section)

In this learning community course, students approach professional communication as a


fundamentally rhetorical activity. Students produce a variety of professional documents that
range from instruction sets to collaborative podcasts and post-mortem reports.
ENGL 106: First-Year Composition: Writing about Writing (1 section)

In this course, students leverage their own language, work processes, and ways of making
knowledge in learning how to write effectively for academic, public, and professional purposes.
Developing projects such as writing self-studies, professional blogs, and podcasts, students
approach writing by considering how audiences, situations, and media shape meaning.
Northern Virginia Community College
ENGL 110: College Composition I (2 sections)

In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of academic and public writing. Through
sustained engagement with rhetoric, students are introduced to various writing process models;
provided opportunities to try out diverse strategies for drafting, revising, and editing academic
documents; and practiced primary research methods to craft a series of arguments.
Georgetown Preparatory
Second Language Writing (5 sections)

In this course, students spend an equal amount of time learning about reading, writing,
grammar, and American idioms. Developing projects such as reading reflections, academic
research reports, and professional websites, students are introduced the writing process and
provided opportunities to practice strategies for drafting, revising, and editing documents.

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INDUSTRY

Associate Technical Writer at Blue Capture Consulting, LLC (2013-2014)

Collaborated on the development of compliant federal procurement proposals for the U.S.
government. Responsibilities ranged from initial drafting stages to final production for the
following government departments: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Center
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal
Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
Technology Specialist at Women and Infants Hospital (2006-2009)

Responsibilities included the creation, design, and circulation of educational materials that were
developed in collaboration with the post-partum unit nurse manager and assistant nurse
managers. Created troubleshooting instructions and assessment materials for the
implementation of CERNER, an electronic documentation records system for hospital-wide use.
AWARDS

Crouse Emergent Scholar in Professional Writing Award (2015) $5,000.00


Grace L. Smart Award for Research in Rhetoric and Composition (2013) $200.00
Kneale Award for Research in Pedagogy (2013) $200.00
John Quincy Adams Award for Excellence in the History of Rhetoric (2012)
Grace L. Smart Award for Research in Rhetoric and Composition (2012) $200.00
Best Original Project Award in Purdues Writing Showcase (2012) $200.00
Best Visual Display Award in Purdues Writing Showcase (2012) $200.00

GRANTS

Purdues Graduate School Summer Research Grant (2015) $3,000.00


Research Endeavor Incentive Grant (2014) with Patricia Sullivan and Don Unger $1,000.00
Introductory Writing at Purdues Pedagogical Research Travel Grant (2014) $300.00
Emergent Scholar Travel Grant (2014) $150.00
Vice Provost for Community Engagement Grant (2013) $350.00
Introductory Writing at Purdues Pedagogical Research Travel Grant (2013) $300.00
Vice Provost for Community Engagement Grant (2012) with Archival Grant Team $1,500.00
American Studies Association Grant (2012) with Archival Grant Team $2,000.00

ENGAGEMENT Community Partnerships


West Lafayette Farmers Market (2013)

Established partnership between members of the West Lafayette Department of Engagement,


vendors at the West Lafayette Farmers Market, and students enrolled in ENGL 108: Public
Writing. Students enrolled in my course worked alongside farmers to produce a series of microdocumentaries profiling local family farms to increase the markets presence on social media.
New Chauncey Neighborhood Association (2012-2013)

Developed a backgrounder report for the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association that
described how university neighborhoods across the U.S. have addressed land use and
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development issues. Based on this research, a recommendation report was submitted and used
by the neighborhood association in a presentation to the West Lafayette city council.
Wabash and Erie Canal Interpretive Center (2012-2013)

Drawing from participant observations and a series of interviews with Canal Interpretive Center
board members and volunteers, I developed a marketing report for the organization to help
increase their visibility as a historical society and community-based museum.
MENTORING

Graduate Workshops

Colleagues in Colloquium. Panel for the Rhetoric Society of America Chapter at Purdue
University (2015).
How to Write Effective Cover Letters. Workshop for Masters of Business Administration
(MBA) Graduate Students in Purdues Krannert School of Business (2015).
How to Write Effective Cover Letters. Workshop for Masters of Science in Finance (MSF)
Graduate Students in Purdues Krannert School of Business (2015).
Professional Development in Graduate School. Workshop for the Purdue Writing Lab (2015).
Succeeding in Graduate School. Workshop for Graduate Student English Association (2014).
IRB and Ethics in Teacher-Research. Workshop for Pedagogical Initiative Committee (2013).
Establishing Community Partnerships. Workshop for the Purdue Writing Lab (2013).
On Podcasts and Audio Storytelling. Workshop for the Purdue Writing Lab (2012).
Tips and Strategies on Starting and Completing your Oral Exam. Workshop for Georgetown
University Graduate Student English Association (2011).
Applying to Academic Conferences: An Abstract Workshop. Workshop for Georgetown
University Graduate Student English Association (2011).
Undergraduate Workshops

Pursuing a Career with an English Studies Degree. Panelist for the Purdue English Career
Forum held by the Purdue English Student Association (2015).
Frustration and the Logistics of Community Engagement. Invited panelist for English Career
Forum held by the Purdue English Student Association (2015).

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SERVICE

Member of Purdues Technology Initiatives Working Group (2015)


Participatory Assessment of Purdues Professional Writing Program (2014)
Program Policy Writer for Purdues Introductory Writing Committee (2012-2013)
Public Writing Representative for Pedagogical Initiatives Committee (2012-2013)
Academic Enrichment Chair for Georgetowns Graduate Student Association (2009-2011)
Coordinator of Georgetowns Department of English Symposium (2009-2011)

TUTORING

Writing Tutor at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington D.C. (2009-2011)

Tutored Duke Ellington High School students through a series of writing-based assignments for
classes ranging from dance, literary media, and museum studies to theatre, technical design and
production, and visual arts.
Tutor for Development of Western Civilization Seminar at Providence College (2006-2008)

Tutored freshman and sophomore students enrolled in Providence Colleges seminar,


Development of Western Civilization. Responsibilities included course content review,
clarifying assignment requirements, and providing written-feedback on course papers.
COURSEWORK

Rhetorical Theory and History

Classical Rhetoric
Modern Rhetoric
Postmodern Rhetoric
Composition Theory
Second Language Writing
Approaches to Teaching Writing
Writing Program Administration
Hutton Lectures in Rhetoric and Writing
Empirical Research Methods
Professional and Technical Writing

Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies


Institutional Rhetorics
Transportation, Technology, and Technical Writing
Alternative Rhetorics
New Media Writing
Computers and Writing
Public Rhetorics

Public Rhetorics
Experiential Learning and Engagement Theory
Cultural Studies and Composition
Minority Rhetorics
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Archival Theory, Methods, and Practice


Posthumanism and Rhetoric
Kenneth Burke Seminar
Bruno Latour Seminar
AFFILIATIONS

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)


Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

CERTIFICATIONS Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Certified for Suicide Prevention (2014)

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