Conference Papers

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (2012-2017) — see CV for complete listing

  • “Creating and Assessing a Community of Practice.” With Elizabeth Kimball, Annual Meeting of the Conference of Small Liberal Arts Colleges Writing Programs (SLAC-WPA), Swarthmore College, PA. January 14, 2017.
  • “The Writing Studies Major within the English Department: History, Challenges, and Rewards.”  NCTE Sponsored Panel. With Elizabeth Kimball, Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Philadelphia, PA. January 5, 2017.
  • “What’s in a Name?  Identifying and Counting Writing and Rhetoric Majors.” Conference on Rhetoric and Writing Studies Undergraduate Programs, El Paso, TX. October 14, 2016.
  • “When STEM meets Plato: exploring inquiry, decision-making, and habits of mind in an integrated summer bridge program,” International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. June 24, 2016.
  • “But I Did Cite the Source!” Distinguishing between failures in integrity and failures in knowledge – and responding.” Exploring Emerging Academic Integrity Issues In Education Sectors conference. March 27, 2016. Dubai, UAE
  • “Touching the Data: Manual-Coding in Citation Context Research,” part of a session entitled “Demystifying Research Methods in Writing Studies,” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Tampa, FL. March 19, 2015.
  • “Revising Patchwriting: Data-Based Insights into ‘Transgressive’ Student Writing.” CCCC Sponsored Panel Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA). Vancouver, CA. January 9, 2015.
  • Changing Literacies; Unchanging Challenges. How Students Navigate Reading and Writing with Sources.” Keynote Address. Changing Landscapes, Changing Literacies Conference. A Joint Conference of the Two-Year College Association-Pacific North West and Pacific North West Writing Centers Association. Vancouver, WA. October 10, 2014.
  • “Writing Back—Writing Fellows Write Advice For WAC Faculty.” International Writing cross the Curriculum Conference, Minneapolis, MN. June 12, 2014.
  • “Students’ Source Choices & Uses: Lessons from the Citation Project” Keynote. New Directions in Information Fluency Conference. Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana University, Moline, IL. April 5, 2014.
  • Breaking the Cycle of Ineffective Research Instruction: Reimagining Information Literacy Collaborations.” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 21, 2014.
  • The Citation Project: Understanding Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Source Choices and Uses. Symposia. Writing Research Across Borders International Conference, (International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research). Paris, France. February 19-22, 2014.
  • [presented in absentia] “Senior Year Writing (SYW): Writing courses that help graduating seniors ‘invent (life beyond) the university. Annual Meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Savannah, GA. July 19, 2013.
  • Source-based writing and critical and analytical thinking in the advanced writing curriculum,” Featured Session: Civic Literacy and Critical Analysis of Source·Based Arguments in the Writing Curriculum. Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 15, 2013.
  • “Retention & Degree Completion: What Does Writing Have To Do With It?” Plenary Address. Connecting Contributions to Learning and Success Conference, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. August 14, 2012.
  • “Reading Across the Curriculum: The Implications of Citation Project Research.” Keynote Address. International Writing cross the Curriculum Conference, Savannah, GA. June 9, 2012.
  •  “Struggling with Sources: Rethinking the Researched Paper.” Keynote Address. Virginia Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Spring Meeting. Sweet Briar College, VA. April 9, 2012.
  • “Take a Deep Breath and Jump: Doing Data-Driven Research When You Aren’t Trained in Data-Driven Methods.” Plenary Address with Rebecca Moore Howard, Research Network Forum (RNF).  Annual Meeting of the Research Network Forum, Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Saint Louis, MO. March 21, 2012.
  • Students’ Source Choices: A Statistical and Rhetorical Analysis of Researched Papers from Sixteen Institutions.” Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Saint Louis, MO. March 22, 2012.
  • “The Next Step: Outcomes for Majors in Writing and Rhetoric. A Roundtable Discussion,” Chair and organizer.  Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Saint Louis, MO. March 22, 2012.
  • “Rethinking Research: Engaging Students (& Teachers) in Researched Writing.” Keynote Address. Student Success in Writing Conference. Savannah, GA. February 3, 2012.