I am a second-year PhD student in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Doctoral Program at North Carolina State University with a focus on Critical Digital Pedagogy including student, teacher, and administrative narratives and identities associated with technology.
Before I came to NC State University, I was a high school English teacher for five years and a full-time lecturer in the University Writing Program at UNC Charlotte. I have a M.A.T. for secondary English and a M.A. in English with a focus on composition & rhetoric.
Currently, I serve as the Graduate Assistant Director at NC State University and have been asked to serve in this position for another year. I also serve as a Research Assistant to Dr. Chris Anson and have works in process for publication. During a WPA class taught by Dr. Anson, I created a website for New WPAs or WPAs in Training. I am very proud of my website and would like to continue working on it for WPA-GO in the future. (back to the top)
I am a second-year PhD student at Florida State specializing in Writing Program Administration and Digital Multimodality. Recently, I have become a member of WPA-GO and am currently serving on the Mentoring Events Committee for 4Cs. After participating in mentoring events at 4Cs and CWPA last year, I am excited to take on a behind the scenes role and have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences thus far recruiting for that even. I would love to increase my involvement in this organization because the efforts WPA-GO supports (mentorship, inclusivity, professional growth, and collective social action) are all issues that I feel are incredibly important to the overall health of the field and any program. When not working, I enjoy baking and babying my two dogs, Page and Penelope. (back to the top)
I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student specializing in disability studies, composition, and rhetoric. My recent research centers on accessible writing pedagogies, the experiences of GTAs with disabilities, and accessibility assessment tools for writing centers and FYC programs. (back to the top)
Jill Grauman is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at Iowa State University. In addition to teaching and working as a communication consultant at the Writing and Media Center, Jill is the Co-Assistant Director of ISUComm, ISU’s first- and second-year multimodal communication program. In this role, she has found many opportunities to apply her research interests in WPA, including professional development and teacher commenting strategies, to her administrative work through leading sessions of ISU’s teaching pedagogy course and revising the course’s assignment prompts and rubrics. Finally, Jill is also currently working in the WPA-GO mentoring group. (back to the top)
I’m a fourth-year PhD candidate, currently composing a dissertation on threshold concepts of writing studies and departmental unification through faculty professional development workshops. As a current graduate writing program administrator, I develop and host department-wide meetings, plan graduate teaching assistant orientation, and maintain the department website. I believe in boosting mental health through physical wellness, which often leads to much contemplation on the intersections between yoga and writing studies. Finally, I’m an advocate for promoting the publicity of writing studies within and without the walls of the university. (back to the top)
Carolyne King graduated from The University of Scranton in 2008 and earned an M.Ed at Salisbury University in 2010. She worked in Residence Life at PSU for several years before beginning her studies at the University of Delaware. At UD, Carolyne has served as the Assistant Director of the University Writing Center (2014-2015) and as the Associate Editor of College English (2016-2017).
As a doctoral student, Carolyne studies reading practices in the composition classroom. Her research focuses upon reading theory and the negotiation between reading practices and the construction of meaning, especially as it concerns issues of embodiment. She is also interested in research methods, especially considering information-processing theories as well as issues related to data coding and selection. (back to the top)
ABD at Wayne State University. Interested in disability rhetoric, antiracist pedagogies, disability rights issues, activism, issues that affect scholars of color, and improving graduate student mentorship at universities. I enjoy teaching first year composition and researching how people with disabilities represent their unique identities on internet platforms. I work in a writing center for fun, and am highly interested in writing center work. (back to the top)
I am a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I research and teach digital rhetoric, protest rhetoric, and social justice movements. I have served as a graduate student reviewer for The Peer Review since its inception, and have also served as Graduate Assistant Director of UNCG’s Writing Center and Assistant Director of UNCG’s Digital ACT Studio. I am currently acting as the Assistant Director of the College Writing Program. I received my MA in 2012 from Eastern Kentucky University, and my BA in 2010 from the University of Kentucky. (back to the top)
Jessica Ulmer is an instructor of English at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC and a doctoral student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. She has taught at the two-year college level for almost four years after teaching middle and high school for seven years prior.
Jessica’s research interests include transfer of writing-related knowledge, disciplinary literacies & pedagogies; first-year composition as writing studies, children’s and adolescent literatures, literacy and motivation, and developing digital literacy in writing courses. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking, and spending time with her sweet fur baby, Chyna, whom she co-parents with the love her life and future husband, Jim. (back to the top)
Shane A. Wood
Shane A. Wood is a 3rd year PhD student in Rhetoric & Composition at the University of Kansas. He earned his M.A. in Composition Theory at California State University, Fresno. Shane’s research interests are in writing assessment, writing program administration, and composition pedagogy. He teaches first-second year English classes (English 101, 102, and 203), and he serves as the editorial assistant for Composition Forum. Shane has presented at various conferences including the Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Conference of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), and the Thomas R. Watson Conference. He has served on numerous department committees and has three years of writing center work experience. His pedagogy centers on creating an inclusive classroom space for all identities. (back to the top)