Ashley J.

1800 East Seneca Street Tucson, Arizona 85719 919.434.5665 University of Arizona, Department of English 1423 E. University Boulevard, Room 445 Modern Languages Building Post Office Box 210067 Tucson, Arizona 85721 520.621.1836

Ph.D. Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona, May 2012 Dissertation: Public Pedagogy: Writing Programs, Undergraduate Curricula, and the Civic Purposes of Higher Education Committee: Drs. Amy C. Kimme Hea (Chair), Anne-Marie Hall, and Maritza Cardenas Comprehensive Exams, Pass with Distinction, Oct. 2010 Research & Teaching Specializations: Public and Community Writing, Writing Program Administration, Visual & Spatial Rhetorics, Multi-Genre Composition, Digital Media, Secondary English Education, Histories of English Studies, Ethnographic and Action Research Methods, Curriculum Studies and Development M.A. English, North Carolina State University, May 2005 Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition Certificate: Advanced License for Secondary English Education in North Carolina Thesis: Weblogs in the Post-Secondary Writing Classroom: A Study of Purposes Committee: Drs. Chris M. Anson (Chair), Ruie Pritchard, and Michael Carter B.A. English, North Carolina State University, May 2003 (magna cum laude) Concentration: Secondary English Education Certificate: Teaching License for Secondary English Education in North Carolina Minor: Social Work

Peer-Reviewed, Single Author Journal Articles “The Essence of the Path: A Traveler’s Tale of Finding Place.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Special issue on spatial praxes. [accepted and externally peerreviewed, forthcoming summer 2012]. “Debates from the Past, Conversations about Our Future.” English Journal101.3 (Jan 2012). [accepted, forthcoming].

“Advancing Campus-Community Partnerships: Standpoint Theory and Course Re-Design.” Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 8.3 (2009): 76-98. Print. Edited Journals Guest co-editor, with Amy C. Kimme Hea and Jennifer Haley-Brown. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Special issue on spatial praxes. [forthcoming summer 2012]. <>. Book Chapters (invited) “Equalizing Voices: Student-Faculty Partnerships in Course Design.” Engaging Student Voices in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Ed. Carmen Werder and Megan M. Otis. Sterling: Stylus, 2010. 96-114. Print. (with Ayesha Delpish, Alexa Darby, Mary Knight-McKenna, Rich Mihans, Katie King, and Peter Felten, 20% of contribution) Textbook Contributions “Finding and Conducting Research on a Local Issue.” Writing Public Lives: From Personal Interests to Public Rhetoric. Ed. Christopher Minnix and Carol Nowotny-Young. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil, 2010. 165-78. Print. “Considering Genre When Planning a Public Argument.” A Student’s Guide to First-Year Writing. Ed. Marissa M. Juárez, Jacob Witt, and Jennifer Haley-Brown. 31st ed. Plymouth: Hayden McNeil, 2010. 254-57. Print. Reviews “Virtual Volunteerism: Review of LibriVox and VolunteerMatch.” Community Literacy Journal. [accepted, forthcoming].

Graduate Assistant Teacher, University of Arizona, 2008 - present English 101 and 102: First-Year Writing (3 sections) Assignments in these courses emphasized the skills of close reading, rhetorical analysis of visual and cultural texts, research, public argument, reflection, and revision. Students focused on local community/public issues and composed in multiple modes and genres. English 109H: Honors Composition, Writing in Local Publics (1 section) Students examined their role as public intellectuals through assignments that approach writing as having power both within and in public communities beyond the university. Assignments included rhetorical analysis, ethnographic research, public argument, and “Writing on Location” blog entries.

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Faculty Instructor , Elon Academy, June – July 2008 <> Writing Workshop (1 section) College bridge program for students with financial need or no family history of college. Taught summer writing workshop for rising 10th grade high school students. Lecturer (Full-Time Faculty Member Position), Elon University, 2005 - 2008 English 110: College Writing (12 sections total, 2 service-learning sections) Students composed rhetorical analyses, conducted research on public issues, and composed multi-genre arguments. All sessions were held in a computer lab, and servicelearning designated sections required 20 hours of service at a local non-profit. English 100: Introduction to College Writing (2 sections) Basic writing course for students concurrently enrolled in College Writing. Emphasized revision and reflection through peer workshops and weekly, individual conferences. English 219: Writing Studies Survey (1 section) Composition theories and pedagogies course for English Education majors. Students composed annotated bibliographies, led whole-class discussions, and designed teaching unit plans on topics such as critical pedagogies and writing as a process. English 253 [study abroad]: Ireland: Literature, Culture, and History (2 sections) Three-week course in Ireland focused on Irish literature and history. Students conducted independent field research projects that resulted in multimedia projects. English 255 [winter term & summer online]: Latin American Magical Realism (2 sections) Twentieth-century Latin American literature course. Students read short stories and novels, conducted research on authors, and composed thesis-driven response essays. English 382: Teaching Internship (independent study with 2 students) Mentored two undergraduate Teaching Assistants and facilitated their teaching and conferencing with students enrolled in English 100. With my guidance and feedback, TAs designed and implemented lessons on writing and wrote teaching reflections. Elon 101 (2 sections) Extended orientation course to support the transition of first-year students. Discussed topics such as academic expectations and becoming engaged on campus and beyond. Graduate Teaching Assistant, NC State University, 2003 - 2005 English 101: Academic Writing and Research (2 sections) Writing in the Disciplines (WID) style course with projects designed to explore conventions in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Half of the course meetings met in a traditional classroom and the other half met in a computer lab.

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Academic Transfer Assistant [competitive application], Writing Program, University of Arizona, 2009-2011 Assistant WPA position. Evaluated writing coursework for incoming transfer students from national and international institutions, assessed writing portfolios, graded CLEP exams, coordinated registration (add/drop) for Writing Program instructors and students, managed writing program transfer credits and registration at university-wide orientations, and redesigned parts of writing program website to include online testing and placement for incoming students. Competitive position came with re-assigned time from teaching one course each semester. Writing Center Consultant & Literacy Outreach Assistant, Writing Without Borders Community Connections Grant [competitive application, stipend], University of Arizona, 2010-2011 <>. Cross-community literacy initiative partnering the UA Writing Program and the Tucson High Magnet School (THMS) Writing Center. Offered curricular support for the THMS Writing Center by developing and delivering workshops on rhetorical analysis, making visual arguments, and peer review strategies. Served 30 hours in each of two semesters. Facilitator, Pilot Test of Directed Self-Placement (DSP), University of Arizona, Feb. 2011 Designed and administered a pilot test for a DSP questionnaire for the Writing Program’s placement of incoming first-year and transfer students. Holistic Scorer, Writing Across the Curriculum & Critical Thinking Campus-Wide Assessment Project [invited participant, stipend], University of Arizona, Feb. 2010, June 2010, & May 2011 <>. In a series of group holistic scoring sessions, I read and scored essays from hundreds of students enrolled in first-year writing courses and upper-level courses across the curriculum. Project sought to compare and assess the level of critical thinking skills students attain in their first two years at the university. Facilitator, Group Evaluation of CLEP Exam Rubric, University of Arizona, Feb. 2010 Led a group of graduate TAs in reading sample CLEP exams, implementing a trial rubric for evaluation, and discussing the utility of and possible changes to the rubric.

Consultant, College of Humanities Research and Instructional Computing [competitive position, invited], University of Arizona, 2009-2011 <>. Designed and led instructional workshops and conducted one-on-one consultations with faculty and graduate TAs from diverse disciplines in the College of Humanities.

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Competitive administrative position involved re-assignment from teaching one course each semester. Facilitator, Teaching with Technology Curriculum Design Groups, College of Humanities, University of Arizona, 2009 Developed and led a series of group workshops to support faculty from diverse disciplines design curricular materials for online and hybrid courses in the Humanities. Instructor, Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), University of Arizona, June – July 2009 & 2010 <> Led a series of workshops on MS Office and Web 2.0 technologies with two groups of International Scholars in the U.S. Department of State’s Humphrey Fellows program. Worked with professionals in diverse fields (lawyers, scientists, journalists, etc.). Invited Panelist, “Emergent Technologies for the Writing Classroom: Podcasting and Elluminate.” Brown bag hosted by the Writing Program, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. Apr. 2010. Workshop Leader, College of Humanities Instructional Computing, 2009-2011 Desire 2 Learn (D2L) [course management system (CMS)] (14 workshops) Web Design for Creating a Professional Website Using Dreamweaver (6 workshops) Drupal Administrator & Content Manager Workshops (6 workshops) Elluminate [web conferencing program] (4 workshops) Google Sites: Creating a Professional Website (3 workshops) CatMail, CatGroups, and Google Apps (3 workshops) Introduction to RefWorks (2 workshops) Word Processing for Dissertations (1 workshop) Invited Panelist, “Blogs in the Humanities.” Roundtable discussion hosted by the College of Humanities Instructional Computing, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. Apr. 2009. Invited Panelist, “Teaching Online Courses.” Roundtable discussion hosted by the College of Humanities Instructional Computing, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. Dec. 2008. Invited Workshop Presenter, “An Introduction to Using Weblogs in the Classroom.” Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP), an affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP). North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. June 2005.

Student/Faculty Interaction Grant ($500), University of Arizona [application under review] Proposed project would fund a public symposium to showcase student writing. Travel Grant for Dissertation Research ($450), Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), University of Arizona, Mar. 2011 Travel Grant ($325), English Graduate Union (EGU), University of Arizona, July 2010

Ashley J. Holmes


Travel Grant ($325), English Graduate Union (EGU), University of Arizona, Mar. 2010 Travel Grant ($275), English Graduate Union (EGU), University of Arizona, Mar. 2009 Community Partnership Initiative Grant ($1,100), Elon University, 2007-2008 Collaborative project partnered the director of a local non-profit (Kopper Top Life Learning Center), three former students, and me as the instructor to redesign the curriculum of a service-learning College Writing course. Teaching and Learning Faculty Writing Residency ($250 stipend) [competitive application], Elon University, May 2008, May 2007, & May 2006 Academic Service-Learning Faculty Scholars Program ($1,000 stipend) [competitive application], Elon University, Aug. 2006 – May 2007 <>. Year-long faculty development program during which faculty members met monthly to develop courses with academic service-learning components. Faculty Re-Assigned Time [competitive application], Elon University, 2006 Re-assigned time from teaching one course to work on a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) service project for the department and university.

International, National, and Regional Conference Presentations “Compose Yourself: Creating Digital Teaching Philosophies.” Computers & Writing 2012. [under review]. “The Writing Program Goes Public: A Comparative Study of Public Pedagogy in Three Writing Programs.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Mar. 2012. [accepted] “’It’s Easy to Volunteer’: A Place-Based Analysis of Virtual Service.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy (WSRL) Conference. Arizona State University. Phoenix, AZ. Oct. 2011. [accepted] “Directed Self Placement Goes Online: New Directions in Technology for Writing Programs.” Council of Writing Program Administrators’ (CWPA) Conference. Philadelphia, PA. July 2010. “Ecologies for Writing Programs: A Heuristic for Building Sustainability.” [remote via Skype]. Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) Conference. London, England. June 2010. “Those Who Can’t (Research), Teach: A Historical Study of English Journal in the Late Progressive Era.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Louisville, KY. Mar. 2010.

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“Confronting Social Change and Agency in Service-Learning.” Roundtable. Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference (WSRL) Conference. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Oct. 2009. “Bridging Community and Academic Realities: Re-Designing a Service-Learning Writing Course with Student and Community Voices.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). New Orleans, LA. Apr. 2008. “Backwards Design: Considering Course Objectives in Service-Learning.” North Carolina Campus Compact Service-Learning Conference. Elon University. Elon, NC. Feb. 2008. “Sharpening Tools for Teaching the Writing Process.” North Carolina English Teacher’s Association (NCETA) Conference. Charlotte, NC. Nov. 2007. “Learning Citizenship through Writing: A Study Comparing Service-Learning and Traditional Courses.” Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Institute. Chicago, IL. June 2007. “Exploring Voices and Identities: Multigenre Research in First Year Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). New York, NY. Mar. 2007. “Transformative Pedagogy: Weblogs as Learner-Centered Writing Spaces.” International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference. Washington, D.C. Nov. 2006. “Pedagogy in the Center Space: Weblogs as Student-led Communities.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Chicago, IL. Mar. 2006. “Blogging to Learn: Using Weblogs in College Classrooms across the Curriculum.” Lilly South Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC. Feb. 2006. Invited Workshops and Talks “Understanding Spatial Rhetoric: A Starter Kit to Theory and Practice.” Invited workshop. “Writing Takes Place: Situating Student Writing with 21st Century Literacies.” Symposium sponsored by Bedford/St. Martin’s. Mesa Community College. Mesa, AZ. Apr. 2011. “Teaching Rhetorical Analysis.” Brown bag hosted by the Writing Program, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. Nov. 2009. “Multigenre Research: An Alternative to Traditional Research.” Invited workshop. Visual culture faculty interest group, hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), Elon University. Elon, NC. Feb. 2006. “Writing across the Curriculum: Teaching Scientific Writing.” Invited workshop. NC Teach “Super Saturday” Training for Lateral Entry Teachers. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. Apr. 2005. ($250 stipend)

Ashley J. Holmes


The Elon Viz Cult (Visual Culture) Group, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), Elon University, 2006-2008 <>. Course Design Working Group, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), Elon University, Fall 2005 <>. Student Bridges Women in Leadership Program [peer-reviewed application], NC State University, 2005 <>. Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP), a branch of the National Writing Project (NWP) [competitive application], NC State University, June 2004

National Service Reviewer, Community Literacy Journal, Jan. 2010 <>. Reviewer, The Bedford Book of Genres (formerly Sourceplay), Ed. Liz Kleinfeld and Amy Braziller, [textbook under contract with Bedford/St. Marin’s, expected 2012], Nov. 2007 University Committees & Service Member, Learning and Teaching with Technology (LATTe) Group, University of Arizona, 20102011 <>. Mentor, Arizona Assurance Scholars Program, University of Arizona, 2009-2010 UA scholarship program for students from low-income families to attend UA. Met with two scholars throughout their first year to discuss campus life, classes, grades, etc. Member, Academic Technology and Computing Committee (ATACC) [university standing committee, elected], Elon University, 2007-2008 Addressed issues related to technology on campus, brainstormed new technology initiatives, and reviewed applications for ATACC grants. Member, North Carolina Teaching Fellows Advisory Board [university committee, appointed], Elon University, 2006-2007 & 2007-2008 Reviewed, evaluated, and suggested improvements for current programming related to Elon teaching fellows in diverse majors. Academic Advisor, Elon University, 2006-2007 & 2007-2008 Advised approximately 30 first-year students, undecided in major. Mentor, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Duke University Ph.D. Candidate, Elon University, 2006-2007 Met monthly to discuss the demands of being a full-time faculty member, ways to seek funding for teaching and research, how to balance service, teaching, and research, etc.

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Department Service Member, Writing Program Advisory Committee (WriPAC) [writing program committee], University of Arizona, 2010-2011 (Acadecmic Transfer Assistant, appointed) & 2009-2010 (English Graduate Union representative, elected) Participant, Arizona English Articulation Task Force Meeting [state-wide articulation task force], Central Arizona College, Casa Grande, AZ, Oct. 2010 State-wide meeting with WPAs from all of the universities and community colleges in Arizona to address issues related to placement, CLEP exams, AP/IB credit, course descriptions, and state-mandated legislation for English programming. Peer Mentor, Graduate Student in Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English, University of Arizona, 2009-2010 Conference Co-Chair, New Directions in Critical Theory Conference, University of Arizona, 2009-2010 National, interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Co-chair duties included fundraising, securing keynote speaker Dr. Walter Mignolo, crafting and distributing the CFP, evaluating panel proposals, and facilitating the three-day conference. Volunteer Judge, Performative Assessment of Professional Writing, 2009-2010 Volunteered as a member of a mock board of directors for 5 performative assessment events for final projects in Business and Technical Writing courses. Member, Difference and Inequality Committee [writing program committee, volunteer], University of Arizona, 2008-2009 & 2010-2011 New Faculty Mentor for College Writing, Elon University, 2006-2007 & 2007-2008 Met with new faculty members teaching College Writing several times throughout their first year to discuss issues such as pedagogy, assessment, and teacher evaluations. Member, Long Range Planning Committee [department committee, elected], Elon University, 2006-2007 & 2007-2008 As an “at large” member, advised department chair on issues related to the department, such as upcoming hiring plans, course offerings, scheduling, curricular goals, etc. Member, Job Search Committee [department committee, appointed], English Department Lecturer Search (national), Elon University, 2007-2008 Exit Interviewer for Graduating Seniors, Elon University, 2006-2008 Interviewed Creative Writing, Literature, and English Education majors. Academic Advisor for English Majors, Elon University, 2006-2007 & 2007-2008 Member, College Writing Committee [writing program committee, invited], Elon University, 2006-2007 Graduate Student Consultant, Campus Writing and Speaking Program (CWSP) [appointed], NC State University, 2003-2004 <>.

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Volunteer, Young at Art Festival, University of Arizona Poetry Center, April 30, 2011 <>. Volunteer Literacy Tutor and Grant Writer, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson, Spring 2010 <>. After completing a 12-hour training program, volunteered for four hours each week with the English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) program. Developed and led a series of basic computer literacy skills workshops for adults learning English. Researched and helped draft grants for the non-profit organization. Presenter, Community Workshop [invited], “Integrating Technology in the English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA) Classroom,” Mini-Conference for the Literacy Volunteers of Tucson, Mar. 2010 Volunteer Literacy Tutor, Wright Family Literacy Program, Pima Community College Adult Education, Fall 2009 <>. Volunteered two hours weekly to help Somali refugee women learn to read and write. Nationally funded program partners Head Start and the local community college. Volunteer Workshop Leader, High School to College Program, University of Arizona, Jul. 2009 Designed and led 2-hour interactive workshop session for approximately 30 high school sophomores about writing a college admissions personal statement essay. Co-Facilitator for Second Saturday Writing Community, Southern Arizona Writing Project (SAWP), a branch of the National Writing Project (NWP), Spring 2009 Facilitated a new program for SAWP alumni and local high school teachers, during which participants set goals, read and wrote for several hours, then reported back. Mentor, Senior Student Project at Cummings High School, Burlington, NC, April – May 2007 Volunteer Judge, Senior Project Evaluation at Cummings High School, Burlington, NC, May 2006

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Modern Language Association (MLA) National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

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University of Arizona, English Department PO Box 210067, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0067 (520) 626-0790, Dr. Anne-Marie Hall Associate Writing Specialist and Director of the Writing Program University of Arizona, English Department PO Box 210067, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0067 (520) 621-3553, Dr. Chris M. Anson University Distinguished Professor of English and Director of Campus Writing and Speaking Program NC State University, 131B Tompkins Hall, Box 8105, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105 (919) 513-4080, Dr. Jessie Moore Associate Professor of English and Professional Writing and Rhetoric Coordinator Elon University, 2338 Campus Box, Elon, NC, 27244 (336) 278-5649, Dr. Maritza Cardenas Assistant Research Professor of English University of Arizona, English Department PO Box 210067, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0067 (520) 621-3866,

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