Raina Bre Garrett

20 Heather Ridge Ct. Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 255-7467 garretrb@muohio.edu www.rbgarrett.net

English/Composition and Rhetoric, Miami University, expected May 2012 Dissertation: Corporeal Rhetorics: Embodied Composing and the Teaching of Writing
Argues for a re-embodiment of the teaching and learning of writing and a re-theorization of bodies in rhetoric and composition; examines bodies as multimodal composing materials, highly interactive with technologies and spaces; and designs pedagogies for multimodal composing.

Committee: Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson (Chair), Jason Palmeri, Heidi McKee, Kate Ronald and Ann Fuehrer (Women’s Studies) The Institute on Digital Media and Composition, The Ohio State University, 2007. Cynthia L. Selfe, Institute Advisor.


English, Appalachian State University, December 2004 Thesis: Locating the Root of Evil: Social Anxieties and the Metaphor of the Witch in Jacobean Drama Graduate Certificate: Composition and Rhetoric


English and Psychology, Appalachian State University, magna cum laude, August 2001

Composition; embodied rhetorics; digital and multimodal composing; writing program administration; feminist rhetorics and disability studies

The Spiro Peterson Award for scholarship, research, and teaching, Department of English, Miami University, 2010-2011. Dissertation Research Award, The Graduate School and Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship, Miami University, 2011. Sinclair Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English, Miami University, 2010-2011. Grant for Graduate Award Holders to Enhance Teaching, Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment, Miami University, 2008.

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Summer Institute Award for Digital Media and Composition, Miami University, 2007. Teacher Appreciation Award, Student Government Association, Appalachian State University, 2005. Cratis D. Williams Merit Scholarship, Department of English, Appalachian State University, 2002.

Garrett, Bre, Denise Landrum, and Jason Palmeri. “Re-Inventing Invention: A Performance in Three Acts.” In The New Work of Composing. Eds. Debra Journet, Cheryl Ball, and Ryan Trauman. (collection accepted for publication with Computers and Composition Digital Press, an imprint of Utah State Press, Forthcoming 2012). Garrett, Bre. “A Responsibility for ‘thinking more capaciously’ about Composition: An Interview with Jonathan Alexander.” Composition Forum 24 (Fall 2011). <http://compositionforum.com/issue/24/jonathan-alexander-interview.php>. Garrett, Bre. Review of Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action by Kristine Blair, Radhika Gajjala, and Christine Tulley, Eds. Computers and Composition, Volume 26 (2009): 302-308.

Adsanatham, Chanon, Bre Garrett, and Aurora Matzke. “Re-Inventing Digital Delivery for Multimodal Composing: A Theory and Heuristic for Composition Pedagogy.” Under review at Computers and Composition.

“From Fifth to First: Digital Delivery Recast as Invention and Composition Theory.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, March 21-24, 2012. Accepted. "Rhetorics and Heuristics for Change: A Workshop for Building and/or Transforming Digital Writing Programs." Computers and Writing, Ann Arbor, MI, May 19-22, 2011. With Jason Palmeri. “Accessing Embodied Delivery through Multimodal Composing and Teaching.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 6-9, 2011. “Disruptive Measures: Feminist Relationships in Pedagogical Research.” 20th Anniversary Feminist Workshop Retrospective: The History and Future of a Space and its Knowledges. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA, April 6, 2011. With Aurora Matzke. “A Heuristic of Digital Delivery: Embodied Theory, Classroom Practice.” Computers and Writing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Illinois, May 20-23, 2010. With Chanon Adsanatham and Aurora Matzke.

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“Audio Composing as a Means of Accessing Techno-Rhetoric.” Pre-Conference Poster Session. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, March 17-20, 2010. With Caroline Dadas. ‘“Talking Back’ as a Method of Feminist Rhetorical Reflection: Building Presence in a First-Year Writing Studio (and Beyond).” The Seventh Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Michigan State University, October 7-10, 2009. “Tea Before Technology: Developing and Sustaining Informal Teacher Networks.” Computers and Writing. Davis, CA, June 18-21, 2009. With Jason Palmeri and Aurora Matzke. “Re-Mapping Literacy Instruction, Re-Articulating Composition.” Expanding Literacy Studies. The Ohio State University. April 3-5, 2009. With Ashley Watson. “How Teachers Rise: An Archival and Person-Based Study of the Performative Construction of TA Identity. Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, March 11-14, 2009. With Ann Updike and Aurora Matzke. “Digital Writing Assessment: Designing and Evaluating Multimodal Writing Assignments, Courses, and Programs.” Pre-conference Workshop Facilitator. Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, March 11-14, 2009. “Invention Then and Now: Voices in Process.” Thomas R. Watson Conference: The New Work of Composing. University of Louisville. Oct. 16-18, 2008. With Denise Landrum and Jason Palmeri. “Invention and Delivery in Digital Spaces: The Dialogic Interdependence of these Rhetorical Canons.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA. April 2-5, 2008. “The Discursive Witching of the Female Body: Doing-Being-Becoming Elizabeth Sawyer, a State Executed English Citizen.” The Sixth Biennial Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference. Little Rock, AR. October 4-6, 2007. “Reading Three Guineas to Teach First-Year Students Feminist Rhetoric and Writing.” The Seventeenth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Oxford, OH. June 7-10, 2007. "Changing the ‘entrenched practices’ of First-Year Composition: Autoethnography as a Mode of Feminist Research.” Research Network Forum. Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY. March 21, 2007. “Loss of Space: On Location in the Writing Classroom.” International Writing Center Association, Houston, TX. April 12-14, 2007. With Megan Ward. “On the Border of Literacy/Illiteracy: Basic Writers, Metacognition, and Author-ity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL. March 22-25, 2006.

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“The Feminist Role of the Writing Center in a Changing University.” Southeastern Writing Center Association. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. February 16-18, 2006. “Discovering the Art of Composition: Feminist Pedagogy and Blending-Genre Writing.” English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities. Edinboro University, Erie, PA. October 19-21, 2005. “Can One Teach Engagement? Integrating Meaningful Research into First-Year Composition Classrooms.” Annual Conference on Composition, Virginia State University, Richmond, VA. May 12-13, 2005. “‘Tis all one to be witch as to be counted one’: The Suggestive Nature of Authority in Reading the Case of Elizabeth Sawyer.” Witchcraft and the Acts 1604-1736. St. John’s College, Durham University, Durham, England. April 3, 2004. “The Dangers of a Flower: Nationalism and the British Empire’s Domestication of Opium.” Victorian’s Institute, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. October 3-4, 2003.

“Graduate Student Writers: A Study of the Processes of Inquiry, Research, Composing, and Delivery.” Miami University Graduate School, Oxford, OH, November 5, 2010. Keynote address with Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. “Girls in the New Millennium: Gender, Sexuality, and Education.” 9th Annual Educational Leadership in the New Millennium. Marcum Center, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, February 14, 2009. “‘Now please understand me’: Contested Histories and the Performance of the Feminist Scholar.” Fifth Annual Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association’s Symposium: Contested Histories. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, March 29, 2008. “On Location in the Writing Classroom.” Fourth Annual Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association’s Symposium: Space & Discipline(s), March 31, 2007. With Megan Ward.

"Composing Voices: Digital Audio and Spoken Performance in the Writing Class." Digital Writing Collaborative Pedagogy Discussion, Miami University, October 13, 2010. “Embodied Composing.” Invited Workshop Facilitator with The Olimpias Performance Research Projects, “Feminism/Disability/Poetry,” Berkeley, CA, August 8, 2010. “Advanced Video Editing Using iMovie and Movie Maker.” Digital Writing Collaborative Workshop, Miami University. Feb. 26, 2010. With Heidi McKee.

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“Job Jeopardy,” Graduate Research Network, Computers and Writing Conference, Davis, CA, 2009. “Digital Pedagogy and the Politics of Embodiment: Feminism, Disability Studies, and Universal Design.” Digital Writing Collaborative Pedagogy Discussion, Miami University, March 2, 2009. “Assessing Digital Texts: A Recursive Approach. Digital Writing Collaborative Pedagogy Discussion, Miami University, Sept. 23, 2009. “Designing and Evaluating Audio Composing Assignments.” Digital Writing Collaborative Pedagogy Discussion, Miami University. October 6, 2008. “A Department Conversation about Blogs.” Digital Writing Collaborative, Miami University, February 8, 2008. With Denise Landrum. “Working Together: Fostering Collaboration in the Laptop Classroom.” Panel: Making the Transition: Integrating Laptops into the English Curriculum. Miami University Department of Teacher Education, October 8, 2007. “What Women Graduate Students Need to Know.” Women Studies Panel Discussion, Appalachian State University, September 8, 2005. “Early Modern English Witchcraft: A Feminist Reading.” Women’s Studies Seminar (WS 3530: Language and Power), Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. October 8, 2004.

Miami University Assistant Director of Composition, 2008-2010
          Co-administered the first-year writing program which offers over 130 sections of composition each semester taught by more than 70 instructors. Co-planned and co-taught English 731, a 4-hour graduate seminar in composition theory and pedagogy for incoming graduate students (20-25 students who teach over 56 sections). Co-taught English 698 and 699, semester-long practica in the teaching of writing, for first-year graduate instructors (20-25 students). Mentored and observed first-year graduate teaching assistants. Read and scored submitted portfolios for placement review. Reviewed syllabi from first-year writing courses. Authored material for the program’s Teacher Guide. See http://www.muohio.edu/composition. Revised composition website and wrote course descriptions for Writing Studio. See http://www.units.muohio.edu/composition/StudioWritingCourses.html. Evaluated portfolios for transfer students seeking FY Composition credit. Participated in program outreach across the university.

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 Co-led curricular re-design: Revised English 112 “Composition and Literature” to incorporate more inquiry-based learning (from pre-proposal stage-implementation); Co-Authored English 112 Inquiry Four, Engaged Reflection, published in The Teacher’s Guide, 2010-2011; Co-designed English 104 and 105 Writing Studio, one-hour elective writing courses. Conducted programmatic assessment: Participated in programmatic and college assessment of English 111 and English 112; Conducted one-on-one discourse-based interviews with randomly selected students from English 111 and transcribed audio interviews; Portfolio Placement Scorer, Miami University Portfolio Program, 2007, Read and scored portfolios submitted by incoming first-year students seeking to earn credit for College Composition. See http://www.muohio.edu/portfolio. Led policy revision: Developed, revised, and published program policies for earning FY College Composition credit via submitting a Transfer Portfolio or a Course Equivalency portfolio. See http://www.units.muohio.edu/composition/policies.html.

Assistant Coordinator of Digital Writing Collaborative, Fall 2008 & Spring 2010
       Supported and mentored composition instructors as they integrated digital technologies in their pedagogy. Supervised and offered ongoing professional development (workshops, discussion groups, individual consultations, instructional materials) about teaching with technology for faculty and graduate instructors. Facilitated workshops and individual consultations about iMovie/Movie Maker; Audacity; Wordpress; Zotero; Diigo; Google Docs; Dreamweaver. Worked with IT personnel to coordinate maintenance of laptop and hardwire classrooms. Recruited instructors to teach in digital classrooms (offered ongoing support and training). Worked with faculty and graduate students to assess the learning outcomes of digital sections of 111 and 112. See http://www.muohio.edu/dwc. Co-proposed and implemented the Digital Writing Collaborative Blog. See http://dwcblog.wordpress.com/.

Appalachian State University Writing Center Consultant, 2002-2006
   Worked as a writing center consultant for four years (graduate TA & part-time faculty). Co-developed a tutorial program for Education majors taking the PRAXIS Writing Exam. Visited classrooms for on-location sessions.

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Miami University, 2006-present
Co-Instructor, ENG 731: Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition Summer 2008, 2009; 2 sections
A 4-hour graduate seminar for first-year teaching assistants, introduces histories, theories, and practices of composition studies. Students prepare to teach English 111 by constructing a syllabus containing course goals and requirements as well as a daily schedule of activities and lessons.

Co-Instructor, ENG 699 Workshop in the Teaching of Writing II Fall 2008, 2009; 2 sections
A semester workshop for new graduate student instructors teaching first-year composition. Students focus on current classroom practices and pedagogical theories while teaching English 112.

Co-Instructor, ENG 698 Workshop in the Teaching of Writing I Spring 2009, 2010; 2 sections
A first-semester workshop for new graduate student instructors teaching first-year composition. Students focus on current classroom practices and pedagogical theories while teaching English 111. Students also prepare to teach English 112 by constructing a course syllabus.

ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images, Sound, and Motion Fall 2011, 1 section
Foundational course in the undergraduate Professional Writing major and a core-requirement for the Rhetoric and Writing minor, cross-listed in English and Interactive Media Studies. Organized readings and schedule, and designed course theme: “Composing with Words, Images, and Sound, and Motion.” Taught in hardwire Mac lab. See http://eng224digitalwritingrhet.wordpress.com/.

ENG 113: Advanced College Composition Fall 2011; 1 section
An advanced composition course for first-year students who place out of English 111 and 112 via AP credit or a submitted writing portfolio. Designed course theme, “Public/Private Rhetorics: Composition as Creative Persuasion” and taught course through an inquiry model. Students study texts with multiple textual layers including written work, video, blogs, live author speeches, performances, etc.

ENG 112: Composition and Literature Spring 2007, 2008; 3 sections
Designed and taught several sections of English 112 under themes of my design: “Reading and Writing Imagined Geographies” and “Utopias/Dystopias: Constructed Spaces,” for example. Selected course readings and assignments, and designed course to be accessible to multiliteracies and cultural differences. Taught 112 in laptop classrooms and integrated digital, multimodal projects.

ENG 111: College Composition Fall 2006, 2007; 3 sections
Designed and taught several sections of English 111, a rhetoric-based writing course, under the theme of “Writing and Place: Critical Spaces for Composing.” Taught 111 in laptop classrooms and integrated digital, multimodal projects.

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ENG 104, 105: Writing Studio Fall 2007, 2008; Spring 2009; 3 sections
Designed and taught sections of English 105 (spring) and 104 (fall), one-hour elective courses in which students workshop writings from across-the-curriculum in a small-group environment (5-8 students). Taught designated sections for students enrolled in The Scholastic Enhancement Program.

Business 102: Writing for Business Decision Making Fall 2011, 1 section
Taught one-hour required class for pre-Business majors that engage students in major business genres from a rhetorical standpoint, discussing ethos, author-purpose, and audience.

Appalachian State University, 2002-2006
(Graduate Teaching Assistant & Part-Time Faculty) ENG 1100: Composition and Literature Spring 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; 6 sections
Taught and designed course materials and themes for a literature and reading-based writing course. Taught “linked courses” in which sections of ENG integrated material relevant to sections of World History. Taught one section in the Learning Assistance Program.

ENG 1000: Expository Writing Fall 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; 6 sections
First-year college composition course emphasizing invention, drafting, revising, and editing as steps in producing a text. Taught and designed course materials and themes: “A Community of Writers” and “Words and Images.” Taught one section in the Learning Assistance Program.

ENG 0900: Basic Writing Fall 2003, 2004, 2005; 3 sections
A developmental course in process writing and a prerequisite to English 1000. Class focused on multimodal invention strategies, multiple genres, and writing for public audiences.

Editor, College Composition at Miami & The Teacher’s Guide, Hayden/McNeil, 2008-09. Assistant Editor, Writing and Place: Critical Spaces for Composing, a required text for all English 111 composition courses. English Department, Miami University, 2008. Assistant Editor, College Composition at Miami & The Teacher’s Guide, Hayden/McNeil, 2007-08. Creative Non-Fiction Editor & Assistant Editor, OxMag, 2006-2008.

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   Volunteer, “Disability Access Table,” College Composition and Communication Conference, 2011. Volunteer, Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN), “Every CCCC Member has a Literacy Story,” College Composition and Communication Conference, 2010 & 2011. Annotated Entries, The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing, Third Ed., 2009. Provided annotations of William DeGenaro, “Why Basic Writing Professionals on Regional Campuses Need to Know Their Histories,” and Beth L. Virtanen, “Brad, Sean, and James: Saying What They Mean in Voices that Sound like Themselves.” Proposal Reviewer, Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, 2008.

Miami University
  Discussion leader, “Writing Literature Reviews and Abstracts,” Scholastic Enhancement Program/First-Year Writing Experience, Miami University, Feb. 17, 2010. Discussion leader, “Organizational Strategies for the College Researcher: Knowing the What, Where, When, and How,” Scholastic Enhancement Program/First-Year Research Experience, Miami University, November 12, 2009. Discussion leader, “Responding to Rhetorical Analyses,” Howe Writing Center Staff Instruction, Miami University, October 23, 2008. Discussion leader, “Working with the First-Year Composition Curriculum.” Howe Writing Center Staff Instruction, Miami University, September 18, 2008. Discussion leader, Summer Reading Program, Office of Liberal Education, Miami University, 2006-2008. Conference Planning Committee, International Virginia Woolf Conference, Miami University, 2007.

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       Member, English 112 Curricular Re-design, College Composition Committee and Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment, Miami University, 2009-2010. Member, College Composition Committee, Miami University, 2009-2010. Judge, Bedford St. Martin’s Award for Digital Composition, 2008; 2010. Member, Executive Committee, Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association, 2008-2009. English 112 Subcommittee, Miami University, 2008-2009. Essay Reader, College Composition Awards, Miami University, Spring 2008, 2009. Member, Graduate Committee, Miami English Department, 2006-2007.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Workshop Series, Department of English, Miami University, February 23-April 6, 2009. Graduate Student Teaching Enhancement Program (GSTEP), Core Member, Miami University Center ` for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), 2006.

Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC) Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) CCCC Disability Studies Special Interest Group (SIG) Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Modern Language Association (MLA) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson Professor of English Dissertation Chair Miami University, Oxford, OH lewiecc@muohio.edu (513) 529-7106 Heidi McKee Associate Professor of English Director, Professional Writing Miami University, Oxford, OH mckeeha@muohio.edu (513) 529-2635 John Paul Tassoni Professor of English Director of Liberal Education Miami University, Oxford, OH tassonjp@muohio.edu (513) 529-7135 Jason Palmeri Assistant Professor of English Coordinator, Digital Writing Collaborative Miami University, Oxford, OH palmerjr@muohio.edu (614) 353-7325

Kate Ronald Howe Professor of English Miami University, Oxford, OH ronaldkj@muohio.edu (513)529-8296 James Porter Professor of English & Interactive Media Studies Director of College Composition Miami University, Oxford, OH porterje@muohio.edu (513) 529-1393

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