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Santosh Khadka

Curriculum Vitae
Sierra Tower 834
Department of English
California State University Northridge, CA 91330
E-mail: santosh.khadka@csun.edu
Phone: 818 677 4337 (Office)
Website: santoshkhadka.net

Education

▪ PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric

Syracuse University, New York (2014)

▪ Masters of Arts in English


Pokhara University, Nepal (2004)

▪ Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Journalism, and Population


Studies
Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2001)

▪ Digital Humanities Summer Institute


University of Victoria, Canada (2018)

▪ Digital Media and Composition Institute


Ohio State University, Columbus (2012)

Academic Employment

➢ California State University Northridge


▪ Assistant Professor of English (August 2014-)
▪ Director of Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (May
2016-May 2018)
▪ Affiliate Faculty, Center for Digital Humanities (August 2018-)
▪ Mellon Faculty Mentor (March 2016-)
▪ Faculty Mentor, English Department Teaching Associate
Program (January 2016-)

➢ Syracuse University
▪ Teaching Associate (April 2012-May 2014)
▪ Writing Consultant (August 2008- May 2014)
▪ Teaching Assistant (August 2008-April 2012)
▪ Writing Center Administrator Intern (August 2012-August
2013)
▪ Teaching Mentor (Fall and Spring 2011; Fall 2012)

➢ University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA


▪ Writing Tutor (Jan. 2008 to August 2008)

➢ Pokhara University, Kathmandu, Nepal


▪ Assistant Professor of English (August 2005 to Jan. 2008)

➢ Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal


▪ Lecturer of English (Jan. 2005 to Jan. 2008)

➢ Ekta Books Publishers and Distributors, Kathmandu, Nepal


▪ Editor of Bilingual Dictionaries (Jan. 2005 to Jan. 2008)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications
➢ Monograph
▪ Multiliteracies, Emerging Media, and College Writing Instruction.
Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, March 2019 (In Press).
➢ Edited Books
▪ Bridging the Multimodal Gap: From Theory to Practice. Edited Book
with J.C. Lee. Utah State University Press, January 2019 (In Press).
▪ Narratives of the Marginalized Identities in Higher Education: Inside
and Outside the Academy. Edited Book with Joanna C. Davis-
McElligatt and Keith Dorwick. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group,
August 2018
▪ Designing and Implementing Multimodal Curricula and Programs.
Edited Book with J.C. Lee. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group,
January 2018.
➢ Journal Articles

▪ “A Broad-based Multiliteracies Theory and Praxis for a Diverse


Writing Classroom.” Computers and Composition: An International
Journal 47 (March 2018). PP. 93-110.
▪ “(Teaching) Essayist Literacy in the Multimedia World.” Composition
Forum 32 (Fall 2015).
▪ “Geopolitics of Grants Writing: Discursive and Stylistic Features of
Not-for-Profit Grant Proposals in Nepal and the USA.” Journal of
Technical Writing and Communication 44.2 (2014). PP. 139-168.
▪ “A Situated Discourse: How Writing is Defined and Taught in Higher
Education in Nepal.” Literary Studies 31 (March 2018). PP. 134-144.
▪ Editorial. Special Issue on Multimodality. Coauthored with J.C. Lee.
3.1 (2015). Journal of Global Literacies Technologies, and Emerging
Pedagogies <http://joglep.com/index.php/archives/volume-3-issue-
1/>.
▪ “Copyright Legislations and “public good”: A Multinational Survey.”
Literary Studies 28 (March 2015): 85-96. Print.
▪ “Reformulating Notion of Intercultural Communication Style within
a Rhetorical Frame.” Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal 6.1
(December, 2013): 1-16.
▪ “In/variability of Research Methods/Methodologies of Transnational
Compositionists.” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies and
Emerging Pedagogies 1.2 (March 2013): 71-88.
▪ “Rhetoric of World Englishes, Writing Instruction Around the World
and a Global Outlook for the US Composition Classroom.” Journal of
Global Literacies, Technologies and Emerging Pedagogies 1.1.
(October 2012): 21-37.
▪ “Feasibility of Freewriting Heuristic in the English as a Second
Language (ESL) Classroom.” Molung Research Journal: A
Publication of Research Articles on Multidisciplinary Issues 3.1 (Jan.
2012): 131-137.
➢ Special Issue of a Journal
▪ Co-editor (with J.C. Lee) of Special Issue on Multimodality. Journal
of Global Literacies, Technologies and Emerging Pedagogies, Fall
2015.
➢ Book Chapters
▪ “When Multimodal Meets the Translingual: Case Studies from an
Experiment with a Multiliterate Composition Pedagogy in a
Globalized Classroom.” Translingual Dispositions: The Affordances
of Globalized Approaches to the Teaching of Writing. Eds. Suzanne
Blum Malley, Alanna Frost, & Julia Kiernan. WAC Clearinghouse,
October 2019 (In Press).
▪ “The Impetus for Making Digital Writing a University Wide GE
Requirement: The Process and Outcome.” Proceedings of the annual
Computers & Writing Conference, 2018. WAC Clearninghouse, 2019
(In Press).
▪ “Worlds Apart: A Third World Academic’s Navigation of the US
Higher Education and Citizenship,” a chapter in Narratives of the
Marginalized Identities in Higher Education: Inside and Outside the
Academy. Eds. Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt and
Keith Dorwick. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. PP. 138-
148
▪ “Extending the Conversation: Theories, Pedagogies, and Practices of
Multimodality,” an introductory chapter with J.C. Lee for Bridging
the Multimodal Gap: From Theory to Practice. Utah State University
Press, March 2019. PP. 1-12. (In Press).
▪ “A Situated Discourse: How Writing is Defined and Taught in Higher
Education in Nepal,” a chapter reprint in Higher Education in Nepal:
Practice, Policy, and Perspectives. Eds. Krishna Bista, Rosalind
Raby, and Shyam Sharma. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group (In
Press).
▪ “Perspectives on Designing and Implementing Multimodal Curricula
and Programs,” an introductory chapter with J.C. Lee for Designing
and Implementing Multimodal Curricula and Programs. Routledge:
Taylor & Francis Group, January 2018. PP. 1-12.
▪ “Making the Outside Visible,” an introductory chapter with Joanna
Davis-McElligatt and Keith Dorwick for Narratives of the
Marginalized Identities in Higher Education: Inside and Outside the
Academy. Edited Book by Santosh Khadka, Joanna C. Davis-
McElligatt and Keith Dorwick. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group,
2018. PP. 1-15.
▪ “Sporting Safe in the Liminal Sphere: ‘Tactics’ and Facebook.”
Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society: Practices
Integrating Social Media and Globalization. Eds. Marohang Limbu
and Binod Gurung. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, November 2013. 206-
216.
➢ Bilingual Dictionaries
▪ Assistant Editor. Ekta Comprehensive English-Nepali Dictionary.
(Editors—Shreedhar P. Lohani, and Rameshor P. Adhikary).
Kathmandu: Ekta Publishers, 2011. (1,938 pages)
▪ Associate Editor. Ekta Brihat Nepali-Angraji Kosh (Ekta
Comprehensive Nepali-English Dictionary). (Editors—Shreedhar P.
Lohani, and Rameshor P. Adhikary). Kathmandu: Ekta Publishers,
2011. (1,019 pages)
➢ Project in Progress

▪ “On Their Own Terms: Taking a Grassroots Approach to


Transnational Writing Research,” an article submitted to rhetoric and
composition’s flagship journal, College Composition and
Communication, based on the findings from a CCCC funded
international research project, with Dr. Ligia Mihut, Dr. Sara Alvarez,
and Dr. Shyam Sharma.

Non-Peer Reviewed and Digital Publications


➢ Promotional Videos for CSUN English Department

▪ Writing and Rhetoric Minor Promo Video

▪ Popular Culture Minor Video

▪ Creative Writing Studies Featured Video

▪ “Navigating US Academy,” an invited blog entry for Conference on

College Composition and Communication’s Transnational

Composition Standing Group, 26 January 2015.

▪ “My Journey to America,” an op-ed article published in myRepublica,

a sister newspaper of New York Times, 20 January 2018

➢ Interviews

▪ 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication

Podcast, 14 March 2018.

▪ Audio Interview in Nepali for Namaste FM’s Program “Paila,” 22

July 2016.

Keynote, Invited Talks and Workshops

▪ “Upper Division Writing Proficiency: An Overview,” an invited


presentation at Administrative Council (chairs of 6 departments, Dean,
Director of Student Resource Center) of College of Arts, Media, and
Communication at CSUN, March 29, 2018.
▪ “Recent Updates on Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam,” an
invited presentation at Writing Council at CSUN, March 6, 2018.
▪ Nepal Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Program Coordinator and
Digital Humanities Subject Specialist. Sponsored by United States
Educational Foundation, Nepal and University Grants Commission,
Nepal. http://dhnepal.iacer.edu.np/subject-specialists.html . June 13-
28, 2017.
▪ “Academic Values of Digital Portfolios,” an invited presentation for
HSI/Mellon Fellows, HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Program at
CSUN, September 22, 2017.
▪ “Mapping the Discipline of Rhetoric and Composition,” an invited talk
at Tribhuvan University’s Padma Kanya Campus in Kathmandu, Nepal,
June 26, 2017.
▪ “The New Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam: Overview for
Faculty and Staff,” an invited presentation for CSUN’s Multilingual
Writers Group, February 22, 2017.
▪ “Dreams Chasing Us,” an invited talk at United States Education
Foundation’s Get Inspired Series in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 8,
2016.
▪ “Multiliteracies Approach to Education,” a keynote speech at
Transformations: The Summer 2016 Education Summit at Midwestern
University, Nepal, July 24-26, Nepal.
▪ “Communication Style and Global Workplaces,” an invited talk at
Literary Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, August 10, 2016.
▪ “Working with Sources: Strategies for Developing Your Research
Agenda”, an invited workshop at Central Department of English,
Tribhuvan University, Nepal, August 9, 2016 (with Dr. Gene
Hammond and Dr. Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University, New
York).
▪ “Geopolitics of Grant Writing: Strategies of Non-profit Grant
Writing,” an invited talk at University of Delhi, India, August 6, 2016.
▪ “Academics in the USA: System of Education, American Classroom,
and Succeeding in College,” an invited talk at Pre-Departure
Orientation, United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal,
July 20, 2016.
▪ “Writing in the Profession, Communities, and Across the Curriculum,”
an invited panelist at Central Department of English, Tribhuvan
University, Nepal, July 18, 2016 (with Dr. Katherine Silvester, Dr.
Shyam Sharma and Dr. Tika Lamsal).
▪ “A Materialist Approach to Digital Writing,” a half-day invited
workshop at Institute of Advanced Education, Communication, and
Research (Pokhara University) in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 15, 2016.

Selected Conference Presentations

➢ National
▪ Discussion Leader for Research Network Forum. Conference on
College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, March 13-16,
2019 (Forthcoming).
▪ Speaker, “Documentary Production and Quandaries of Ethical
Treatment of Sources,” Computers and Writing Conference, Michigan
State University, June 20-22, 2019. (Submitted)
▪ Speaker, “The Making of Digital Writing a University Wide GE
Requirement: The Process and Outcome”, Conference on College
Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March 14-17, 2018.
▪ Session Chair, “I Can't Go For That: Basic Writing, Standard English
and the Language We Use,” Conference on College Composition and
Communication, Kansas City, March 14-17, 2018.
▪ Speaker, “The Promises and Perils of Digital Writing as a General
Education Course," Computers and Writing Conference, George
Mason University, Virginia, May 24-27, 2018.
▪ Participant, “Digital Publishing Course,” Digital Humanities Summer
Institute, Victoria, Canada, June 4-8, 2018.
▪ Roundtable Presenter, “Assessing Upper Division Writing Proficiency
Exam: Should there be a Native/Nonnative Divide?” Symposium on
Second Language Writing, Bangkok, Thailand, June 30-July 2, 2017.
▪ Panelist, Transnational Writing Standing Group sponsored panel, “A
Study of Writing Practices in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal,
India, and Colombia,” Conference on College Composition and
Communication, Portland, March 15-18, 2017.
▪ Panelist, “Engaging the Transnational: A Multi-Sited Study of
Discourse about Writing in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal,
India, and Colombia”, Writing Research Across Borders IV
Conference, Bogota, Colombia, February 15-18, 2017. Presented
Virtually.
▪ Panelist, “Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Scholarship, Program
Administration, and Pedagogy,” Rhetoric Society of America
Conference, Atlanta, May 26-29, 2016.
▪ Workshop co-chair, “Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing:
Critical and Multiperspective Approaches”, Conference on College
Composition and Communication, Houston, April 6-9, 2016.
▪ Speaker, “Teaching Essayist Literacy in the Multimedia World”,
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston,
April 6-9, 2016.
▪ Speaker, “How WPAs Can Support Cultivation of Multiliterate
Capabilities in Students? ” Council of Writing Program Administration
Conference, Boise, Idaho, July 16-19, 2015.
▪ Speaker, “Multiliterate Composition Framework for Public Work of
Composition.” Conference of College Composition and
Communication, Las Vegas, March 13-16, 2013.
▪ Speaker, “Reframing Identifications through Global-digital
Confluence.” Rhetoric Society of America Bi-annual Conference,
Philadelphia, May 25-28, 2012.
▪ Speaker, “Writing Instruction Variations across Borders: Implications
for U.S. Composition Classrooms.” Writing Education Across
Borders Conference, Days Inn Penn State, State College, PA.
September 30-October 1, 2011.
▪ Speaker, ““Public Good": Even not an Afterthought in Copyright
Legislations across Nations.” Conference of College Composition and
Communication, Atlanta, April 6-9, 2011.
▪ Speaker, “Discursive and Stylistic Variations in Grants Proposal
Writing in Nepal and the USA: An Intercultural Technical
Communication Case Study.” Writing Across Borders Conference,
George Mason University, Virginia, February 17-20, 2011.
▪ Speaker, “Quest for Ideal Copyright Legislation: A Survey of “Public
Good” Provision Across Four Countries.” Conference on Intellectual
Property, Iona College, New York, April 30-May 1, 2010.
▪ Speaker, “Rhetoric of World Englishes and its Implication to
Composing Practices.” Conference of College Composition and
Communication, Louisville, KY, March17-20, 2010.

➢ Local
▪ Guest lecture on “Podcasting” in Dr. Danielle Spratt’s ENGL 507: An
Introduction to Graduate Studies class in April 10, 2018
▪ “How to Score the New, Assessment-enhanced WPE,” a Training
Session for New Writing Proficiency Exam Readers, April 20, 2017.
▪ Guest Lecture on “Digital Tools” in Dr. Mauro Carassai’s LRS 300:
Liberal Studies Gateway Experience class, March 8, and October 18,
2017.
▪ Guest Lecture on “New Media, Multimedia, and Digital Writing:
Affordances and Constraints” in Dr. Irene Clark’s English 600A:
College Composition: Theory and Pedagogy class, April 3, 2017.
▪ Guest Lecture on “Digital Tools” in Dr. Mauro Carassai’s LRS 491:
Capstone Seminar, March 8, and October 26, 2016.
▪ “Re-inventing Life: Sponsoring Literacies for Bhutanese Refugees in
Syracuse, NY.” Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and Research,
Syracuse University, New York, May 5, 2012.
▪ “Why E-Portfolio.” Syracuse University Teaching Assistant
Orientation, Syracuse University Graduate School Programs, 31st
January 2012.
▪ “Evaluating a Globalized Classroom: How to Respond to and Grade
Domestic and International Students Equitably?” Syracuse University
Future Professoriate Program Conference, Hamilton, NY, May 17-
18, 2012.
▪ Panelist (with Fumilayo Edna Showers and Missy Watson),
“American Classroom.” Syracuse University Teaching Assistant
Orientation Program, August 2011.
▪ Panelist, “Roundtable with Nonnative Speaking Writers.” ESL
Seminar Series, Syracuse University Writing Center, February 9th,
2011.

➢ Departmental

▪ Speaker, “What is New About New Upper Division Writing


Proficiency Exam?” Fall Composition Orientation, 24 August 2017.
▪ Organizer of Workshop on Composing with Web. 2 May 2016.
▪ Organizer of Workshop on Composing with Video. 29 Feb. 2016.
▪ Faculty Speaker, “Transaction & Transfer: Globalization,
Multiliteracies & Higher Education”, a panel of new faculty members,
sponsored by English Department at California State University
Northridge, 15 April 2015.
▪ Presenter (with Dr. JC Lee), “Going Multimodal in Stretch
Classrooms,” Composition Faculty Fall Orientation, 20 August 2015.
▪ Presenter (with Dr. Sharon Klein), “Working with Multilingual Student
Writers,” Composition Faculty Spring Orientation, 15 January 2015.
▪ Presenter, “New Courses for the Rhetoric and Composition Program,”
Composition Faculty Spring Orientation, 15 January 2015.
▪ Panelist (with Dr. Lois P. Agnew), “Teaching Values: Case Studies.”
Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Community Day, The Writing
Program, Syracuse University, August 19, 2013.
▪ CCR Panel with Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda, The Writing Program Spring
Conference. Syracuse University April 4-5, 2013.
▪ Panelist (with Nicole Howell and Missy Watson), “Cultivating Work
and Life in CCR.” Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Community
Day, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 22, 2011.
▪ Breakout group Leader, “Reimagining Student Writer.” Fall
Conference, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 23,
2012.
▪ Panelist (with Dr. T J Geiger, Dr. Ben Kuebrich, and Dr. Caroline
Ostrander), Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Colloquium, The
Writing Program, Syracuse University, New York, March 1, 2012.
▪ Breakout group leader, “Public Writing” workshop with Nancy
Welch, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, May 6, 2011.
▪ Breakout group Leader, “Writing in Classroom Spaces.” Spring
Conference 2010: Writing Spaces, The Writing Program, Syracuse
University, April 7-8, 2010.

Research Contribution

▪ Contributing Researcher, Citation National Project (Principal


Researchers: Rebecca Moore Howard and Sandra Jameson)

Courses Taught

➢ California State University, Northridge


▪ ENGL 654: Literacy, Diversity, and Technology Spring 2015

This course incorporates topics both from literary studies and rhetoric and composition, and
focuses primarily on new media composition, grant writing, sci-fi movies, postcolonial fiction,
and diversity as it pertains to creative and academic writing practices.
▪ ENGL 600BF: College Composition—Field Experience Fall 2016

Study of theoretical and pedagogical issues that impact the teaching of writing at the college level.
Review of current studies in rhetoric, composition, and literacy. 600B/F also entails faculty
observation of student teaching.

▪ ENGL 600B: College Comp—Theory and Pedagogy Fall 2016


English 600B is the second course in English Department’s Teaching Associate program. It is also
designed as a teacher-training seminar to prepare TAs to teach second course in First-Year
Composition, English 114B, “Approaches to University Writing.” As 600A, this course also
addresses both theoretical and pedagogical issues associated with the teaching of Composition
today, including theories of assessment, genre, and digital media, as well as key elements of
classroom teaching, such as project design, lesson planning, evaluation, and classroom
management.
▪ ENGL 600A: College Comp—Theory and Pedagogy Spring 2016

English 600A is the first course in English Department’s Teaching Associate program. It is
designed as a teacher-training seminar to prepare newly selected TA candidates to teach First-Year
Composition, focusing on English 114A, “Approaches to University Writing.” The course
addresses both theoretical and pedagogical issues associated with the teaching of Composition
today, including theories of process, social constructionism, translingual writing, and emerging
media, as well as key elements of classroom teaching, such as assignment design, lesson planning,
evaluation, and classroom management.

▪ DW 459: Digital Writing Fall 2015

This course engages the expanded notion of writing, and focuses specifically on the composing
practices with multisemiotic resources, such as sound, video, images, web, graphics, and
animation, in the digital world. It also deals with social media, digital identity, and ethical issues
surrounding the digital production of texts.

▪ ENGL 315: Digital Writing Spring and Fall 2018, 2017

This course engages the expanded notion of writing, and focuses specifically on the composing
practices with multisemiotic resources, such as sound, video, images, web, graphics, and
animation, in the digital world. It also deals with social media, digital identity, and ethical issues
surrounding the digital production of texts.

▪ ENGL 205: Business Comm. in its Rhet. Contexts (Summer 2018, 2017,

2016, 2015)

English 205 focuses on the development of critical reading, research, writing, and technology
skills in the context of business. The course has four major elements: a) rhetorical reading,
research, and writing, b) collaboration and presentation, c) understanding and analyzing diverse
audiences, and d) ethical considerations in business communication.

▪ ENGL 115: Approaches to University Writing Fall 2014

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include
the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational
strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on
diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.
▪ ENGL 114A: Approaches to University Writing Fall 2014 (2 sections)

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include
the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational
strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on
diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.
▪ ENGL 114B: Approaches to University Writing Spring 2015 (2 Sections)

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include
the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational
strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on
diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.

▪ ENGL 113A: Approaches to University Writing Fall 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include
the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational
strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on
diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.

▪ ENGL 113B: Approaches to University Writing Spring 2016 (2 sections)

Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases shall include
the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational
strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on
diction, syntax, and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style.

▪ ESW 99: Writer’s Workshop Summer 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

This course is designed to give students opportunities for introspection, collaboration,


summarizing, responding to peers, and receiving feedback on reading and writing assignments.

➢ Syracuse University
▪ WRT 307: Professional Writing 2 Sections

This course engages a variety of professional genres that are frequently encountered in the
workplace, and teaches students to analyze audiences and situations, manage a sustained, multiple
product project, work collaboratively, design and produce texts and graphics, conduct basic
usability testing, and develop effective oral presentations.

▪ WRT 205: Critical Research and Writing 8 Sections

This course engages the rhetorical strategies, practices, and conventions of critical academic
researched writing.

▪ WRT 205: Critical Research and Writing (Online) 1 Section

Online version of WRT 205 that focuses on the rhetorical strategies, practices, and conventions

of critical academic researched writing.

▪ WRT 120/220: Writing Enrichment 2 Sections


These courses are independent studies in writing, and students are required to work one-on-one
with a professional writing consultant for a minimum of 12 hours during a semester to complete
them.

▪ WRT 105: Academic Writing 2 Sections

This course focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and
argumentation, and engages students in the study and practice of writing processes, including critical
reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies.

➢ Pokhara University
▪ Eng. 550.3 Theories of Globalization 2 Sections

The course examines the themes, locations and representations of globalization from a variety of
theoretical perspectives and invites students to investigate how the processes of globalization are
embodied in specific texts and contexts.

▪ Eng. 455.1 Discourses in the Disciplines 3 Sections

This course studies how multiple discourses of literature, philosophy, history, and politics come
together to construct certain discourse communities, and seeks to introduce students to the wide
range and variety of English prose, leading to a critical awareness of the textuality of writing,
which they can apply to their own writings.

▪ Eng. 440.1 Environmental Composition 2 Sections

This course takes an environmental approach to writing and studies literature in order to learn
about the relation between nature and culture.

▪ Eng. 425.1 Critical Approaches to Literature 2 Sections

This course attempts to orient the students towards various critical schools and approaches
including traditional criticism, formalism, psychoanalysis, mythological and archetypal criticism,
feminist criticism, cultural studies, Marxist criticism, structuralism and post-structuralism, and
reader response criticism, and encourages them to apply those critical approaches to particular
literary texts.

➢ Tribhuvan University
▪ Eng. 508.2 Non-Western Studies 1 Section
This course seeks to provide a countervailing balance to the primacy of the Western ideas and
literature in the academic courses of universities of Nepal and elsewhere, therefore, integrates
contribution of the diverse range of societies from China, Korea and Japan to Indian subcontinents
to Persian and Arabian world to Africa, the Caribbean and the native settlers of the America to
ideas, culture and literature of the world.

▪ Eng. 505-1 A General Survey of British and American Fiction 2 Sections

This course is designed to offer students a critical-chronological survey of British and American
fiction by examining them from a variety of theoretical perspectives: Marxism, Gender Studies,
Deconstruction, Cultural Studies, Formalism, Reader Response criticism, and minority and post-
colonial studies.

▪ Eng. 504-1 Creative Writing 1 Section


The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the processes involved in producing
different types of creative texts ranging from poetry, fiction, and dram to films in order to scaffold
their creativity in composing similar or different texts.

▪ Eng. 502-1 Critical Thry from Plato to Post-moderns 2 Sections

This course surveys critical theories from ancient Greek time to the present. Therefore, the course
comprises of selections from canonical critical texts from classical Greece to modern Western
Criticism.

Consulting

➢ Syracuse University Writing Center


▪ Spring 2013; Fall 2012; Spring and Summer 2009

➢ University of Louisiana at Lafayette Writing Center


▪ Spring, 2008; Summer 2008

Services

➢ Department
California State University, Northridge
▪ Chair, Amenities Committee (2015-2016)
▪ Member, Departmental Review Ad Hoc Action Committee, 2018
▪ Member, Business Communication Committee (2018-2019, 2017-
2018, 2016-2017)
▪ Member, Composition Committee (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017,
2015-2016, 2014-2015)
▪ Member, Amenities Committee (2014-2015)
▪ Faculty Evaluator, Subject Matter Exit Interviews (2014-)
▪ Interviewer, Teaching Assistant Selection Committee (2014-)
▪ Faculty Mentor, English Department Teaching Associate Program,
Spring 2015-
▪ Lead Faculty for English Department Highlights Initiative-- an
initiative to promote English Department’s programs and courses
through promotional videos and by featuring courses and innovative
student-teacher projects in the department’s website and its social
media networks as English Department Highlights.
▪ Creator of CSUN Writing and Rhetoric Social Media Initiative to
increase its web presence and visibility for Writing and Rhetoric minor.
▪ Panel Moderator, Associated Graduate Students of English Conference,
Spring 2015
▪ Judge, most accomplished student essay in third section (Critiquing
Consumerism) of 22nd edition of Wings, Fall 2015. Wings is a collection
of most distinguished student essays at CSUN.
Syracuse University, New York
▪ Writing Center Administrator Intern
-Developed and administered professional development
sessions for writing consultants and teachers
-Developed writing resources for writing consultants/teachers,
undergraduate students, graduate students, and multilingual
students
-Administered the Writing Center—put together WC schedule,
oversaw online and face-to-face consulting sessions in the WC,
and resolved issues with WC Online software
-Helped develop undergraduate (WRT 331: Peer Writing
Consultant Practicum), and graduate (WRT 600: Writing and
Rhetoric for Multilingual Writers of English) courses
administered by the Writing Center
▪ Member, Lower Division Committee. The Writing Program,
Syracuse University Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.
▪ Member, Writing Center Committee. The Writing Program,
Syracuse University Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
▪ Member, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University,
2010-2012
▪ Member, AARG Project (Assigning, Responding, Reading and
Grading Student Writing), The Writing Program, Syracuse
University, Spring 2012.
▪ Member, Online Reading Group, The Writing Program,
Syracuse University, Fall 2012.
▪ Member, Online Group on Working with Students with
Disabilities, The Writer Center, Syracuse University, Spring
2013.

➢ College
California State University Northridge
▪ Member, Distinguished Visiting Speakers Fund Committee,
2018
▪ Member, Academic Programming Fund Committee, 2018
▪ Mellon Faculty Mentor, HSI Pathways to the Professoriate
Project supported by a $5.1 million grant from the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation. August 2015-

➢ University

California State University Northridge


▪ Director of Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, May
2016-May 2018.
-Founded Grammar Lab in the LRC, specifically for
international and multilingual students who need help with
English grammar and basic writing.
--Recruited two lecturer faculty members and one Linguistics
graduate student as the tutors for the Grammar Lab
--Trained new readers to score WPE tests.
--Researched, located, and edited reading passages for WPE
tests
--Periodically updated and reviewed test prompt and scoring
guidelines both for WPE and the assessment categories—
Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Information
Literacy.
--Led essay selection session; normed reading sessions all year
round; resolved splits; guided table leaders and individual WPE
readers, and responded to appeals for exams re-evaluations, as
needed.

▪ Coordinator, UDWPE Advisory Board, May 2016-May 2018


▪ Member, Writing Council, May 2016-May 2018
▪ Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Extended Learning,
2015-
▪ Faculty Liaison, International Education Council, 2015-
▪ Member, Multilingual Writers Group, 2014—

Syracuse University, New York

▪ Teaching Mentor

▪ -Served as “core faculty” during the Teaching Assistant

Orientations Programs

-Served as a small group leader and mentor to approximately


300 new TAs
-Served as a session planner and presenter
-Participated in the development and implementation of TA
program activities throughout those academic years
➢ Community

▪ Taught a service learning course, ENGL 654: Literacy,


Diversity, and Technology in the Spring, 2015. Students wrote
grants for We LIFT LA, a local NGO at Northridge.
▪ English as a Second Language Teacher for Bhutanese Refugees
in Syracuse, administered by Maxwell School, Syracuse
University, Fall 2011
▪ Tutor, Syracuse University GED Tutoring Program at Auburn
Correctional Services, NY administered by the Writing
Program, Syracuse University, Fall 2011.

➢ Profession
▪ Reviewer for Technoculture (a scholarly journal)
▪ Reviewer for Composition Forum (a scholarly journal)
▪ Reviewer, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced
Learning (a scholarly journal)
▪ Reviewer, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and
Emerging Pedagogies (a scholarly journal)
▪ Reviewer for Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic & Social
Inquiry (a scholarly journal)
▪ Reviewer, International Journal of Multidisciplinary
Perspectives in Higher Education (a scholarly journal)
▪ Reviewer, Higher Education in Nepal: Practice, Policy, and
Perspectives (Routledge)
▪ Guest Editor, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and
Emerging Pedagogies (a scholarly journal)
▪ Social Media Committee Member, Transnational Composition
Standing Group @ Conference on College Composition and
Communication.
▪ Mentor in Mentoring @C’s, a program organized by The Council
of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student
Organization at Conference on College Composition and
Communication, Tampa, Florida, March 18-21, 2015.
Mentees:
Dr. Katherine Silvester, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana
University
Mariya Tseptsura, doctoral student, University of New Mexico
▪ Editor of Bilingual Dictionaries
-Collected and compiled Nepali/English vocabularies from
various primary and secondary sources
- Translated those vocabularies into equivalent English/ Nepali
vocabularies
-Edited giving the translation precision and exactness, and
finally published the bilingual dictionaries (Nepali to English,
and English to Nepali)
▪ Proposal Reviewer, Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and
Research, Syracuse University, New York, 5th May, 2012.

Professional/ Pedagogical Training and Workshops

➢ Organized
▪ “Workshop on Composing with Web”. English Department,
California State University Northridge, May 2, 2016.
▪ “Workshop on Composing with Video”. English Department,
California State University Northridge, Feb. 29, 2016.
▪ “Understanding and Responding to Multilingual Student
Needs.” Syracuse University Writing Center, March 4, 2013.

Honors, Grants, Awards


▪ Keck Foundation Grant ($299,000) for Undergraduate
Program (Submitted with Dr. Scott Kleiman, Dr. Danielle Spratt,
Dr. Mauro Carassai, Dr. Colleen Tripp, and Dr. Li Liu)
▪ Campus Quality Fee Proposal ($36,262) for Advanced Audio
and Video Production Experience for Humanities Students
(Submitted)
▪ Faculty Fellowship. CSUN College of Humanities. Spring 2019.
▪ eLearning Grant. Faculty Technology Center, CSUN, Fall 2018.
▪ Conference on College Composition and Communication
Research Initiative Grant. $10,000 (With Dr. Ligia Mihut, Dr.
Shyam Sharma, and Sara Alvarez). Conference on College
Composition and Communication, Spring 2016.
▪ Faculty Development Grant, English Department, California
State University Northridge, Fall 2016.
▪ Faculty Writing Boot Camp. California State University,
Northridge, Summer 2015.
▪ Community Engagement Curriculum Development Grant.
California State University, Northridge, Spring 2015.
▪ Certificate of Recognition, myCSUNtablet Initiative, 2015.
▪ Summer Research Grant, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric
Doctoral Program, Syracuse University, New York, 2012.
▪ Bedford/St. Martin’s Scholarship to attend Digital Media and
Composition Institute at Ohio State University, 2012.
▪ Certificate in University Teaching, The Graduate School,
Syracuse University, New York, 2012
▪ Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School Syracuse
University, New York, 2011
▪ Nominated Member by Golden Key International Honor
Society for academic excellence, 2010
▪ Nominated by Phi Beta Delta for academic excellence, 2010.
▪ Dean’s List Award for exceptional academic excellence by
Pokhara Univeristy, Nepal in 2004
▪ Numerous other merit awards and scholarships

Professional Affiliations
▪ Rhetoric Society of America
▪ Conference of College Composition and Communication
▪ National Council of Teachers of English