At the University of Texas, I have filled a number of service and administrative roles, both in the Digital Writing and Research Lab and the Department of Rhetoric and Writing.
Assistant Director, Digital Writing and Research Lab (2012-2014)
- As an Assistant Director, I shape policy, coordinate and mentor other graduate student instructors, manage the Lab’s research project groups, and design and present workshops on pedagogy and technology. In addition, I organize and run annual instructor orientations and speaker events. Holding weekly office hours, I consult with fellow instructors on how digital technologies can enhance their pedagogical practices. I participate in long-term planning and budgeting for the Lab, as well as day-to-day operations such as scheduling, managing inventory, hardware and software testing, and web development and maintenance.
Member, Editorial Collective for The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (TheJUMP)
- An online journal dedicated to publishing outstanding undergraduate multimedia projects, TheJump also offers a unique pedagogical approach to publication. With each submission, the journal publishes the assignment prompt, reflections on the project from both instructors and the student authors, as well as responses composed by members of the editorial collective. In addition to reviewing numerous works, I created this visual response to one student’s project: “Re-presentation: Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour.” I encourage my own students to submit their projects to the journal, and I’ve been delighted to watch the journal being to thrive.
Scholar, Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Consortium (HASTAC)
- A vast network of scholars across disciplines and continents, HASTAC provides a platform for collaboration and discussion for academics interested in the Digital Humanities. As a HASTAC scholar, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in forum discussions, reflect on digital pedagogy practices, and to interview digital rhetoric scholar Liz Losh.