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Anthony DeGenaro – LEO Lecturer II , Ph. D. Student

English Department Rhetoric & Composition

Wayne State University 330-507-9875
5057 Woodward Suite 9408
Detroit, MI 48202
Academic Interests:
Rhetoric & composition, writing pedagogy, creative writing, basic writing, assessment
practices, popular culture.

Conference Presentations:
Rhetoric Society of America Conference May 2020
Panel Portland, OR
 “Hospitality Through Sovereignty: Teaching Demonstration & Workshop”
 Co-facilitated with Walter Lucken IV, WSU

Conference on College Composition & Communication March 2020

Engaged Learning Experience co-facilitator Milwaukee, WI
 “Building Productive Dispositions Towards Assessment”
 Recipient of CCCCs Professional Equity Project Award

Teaching of Writing Conference 2020

Wayne State University Detroit, MI
 “Using Art to Advocate for ‘Authentic Voice’ in the Composition Classroom”
 Co-facilitated with Walter Lucken IV, WSU

Corridors Conference 2018

Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, MI
 “Kairos & Knowledge Production”
 Co-presented with Walter Lucken IV, WSU

College English Association 2018

“Bridges” St Petersburg, FL
 “Action!”: Reflecting on an Author-Centered Expressive Process
 Paper presentation

Conference on College Composition & Communication 2018

Poster Presentation Kansas City, MO
 New Slang: Student Agency in Creating Workshop Vocabulary
 Recipient of CCCCs Professional Equity Project Award.

Southwest Popular & American Culture Conference 2018

Pedagogy & Pop Culture Albuquerque, NM
 Punk Rock Pedagogy: Borrowing from Gaslight Anthem’s “American Slang” to
Co-create First-Year Writing Environments using Pop Culture Artifacts
 Paper presentation
Writing Research Across Borders 2017
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogata, Colombia
 “It’s Essentially Writers talking about Writing”: Reflection in Co-Curricular
Studio Courses
 Co-presenter with Bill DeGenaro (UM-Dearborn) and Jerrice Donelson (MSU).


Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric & Composition) 2017 – Present

 Wayne State University Detroit, MI

M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) 2014

 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

B.A. in English 2012

 Otterbein University Westerville, OH

Teaching Experience
Lecturer II 2019 – Present
Lecturer I 2015 – 2019
University of Michigan Dearborn Dearborn – Writing Program
 Classes Taught: COMP 099-Writing Techniques; COMP 105-Writing & Rhetoric
I; COMP 106-Writing & Rhetoric II; COMP/ENGL 223 –
Introduction to Creative Writing; COMP 227 – Expository Writing; Writing
Studio; ENG 399 – Directed Study in Creative Writing
 University service: placement examination reader, English Department Writing
Awards judge, new instructor support presentation, faculty mentor for
undergraduate creative writing organization.

Graduate Teaching Assistant 2017 – Present

Wayne State University – English Department
 Classes Taught: ENG 1020 – Introductory College Writing; ENG 3010 –
Intermediate College Writing; ENG 3060 – Technical Communications II:

Writer-in-Residence 2019 – Present

InsideOut Literary Arts Detroit, MI
 Communication & Media Arts High School

Instructor 2019
Michigan State University -Verses Camp for Music & Literacy Detroit, MI
 Provided language arts and creative writing instruction for youth participants in
Instructor 2015-2017
ACCESS – 21 Century Community Learning Center
Dearborn, MI
 Provide specialized subject-based tutoring to students in after-school program
operated by prominent non-profit serving Arab-American community in
Southeast Michigan.

Writing Tutor 2014

University of San Francisco – Student Disability Services San Francisco, CA

Teaching Assistant Fall 2013

University of San Francisco –– English Department San Francisco, CA

Recent Publications
“It’s Essentially Writers Talking about Writing”: The Roles of Reflection in a Co-
Curricular Writing Studio Course” – Open Words, 2018 – co-authored with William
DeGenaro, University of Michigan-Dearborn and Jerrice Donelson, Michigan State

“Boys Can Be Cat Ladies, Too” – The Wayne Literary Review, Spring 2018

“An Open Letter to Anthony Precourt: An Elegy, Poem, & Question for my Columbus
Crew” – Our Sports Report, October 18, 2017