Facilitators

Beth Bensen-Barber

  • ebensen-barber@reynolds.edu
Beth Bensen-Barber

Beth Bensen-Barber

I am currently a PhD candidate at Old Dominion University with research interests in multimodal composing, visual and digital rhetoric, and twenty-first century literacy skills. My dissertation will focus on multimodal composing across disciplines in a community college setting. I am also an Associate Professor English and Assistant Program Head at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia.

 

 

Jennifer Buckner

  • jbuckner@gardner-webb.edu
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Jennifer Buckner

My research examines intersections between writing, semiotics, and new media, including studies of composing practices and pedagogy. Most recently, my dissertation study examines written-aural remediation practices. As a teacher, I am an assistant professor at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC  and have been teaching there since 2007. I teach courses in composition and new media studies. I also direct our campus writing center and coordinate our undergraduate composition studies program, and graduate writing studies track.

 

 

 

Megan K. Mize

  • mmize@odu.edu
Megan Mize

Megan Mize

Megan Mize is a doctoral candidate in literary and cultural studies at Old Dominion University. She studies the intersection of gender, rhetoric, and literature. She is currently involved in e-portfolio research, developing peer-mentoring processes for the ODU Honors College.

 

 

 

 

Kris Purzycki

  • purzycki@uwm.edu
  • @krispurzycki

Kris Purzycki

A PhD student and teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, my studies include computer games, virtual reality, and electronic literature.  Aside from teaching first-year composition, I also serve on the Art Editors board and as the Production Manager for Cream City Review, a creative writing journal.

 

 

 

Elaine M. Jolayemi

  • em.jolayemi@gmail.com

Adjunct Faculty and Learning Center tutor at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis; teaching Spanish, FYC, Developmental English and ELL.

 

Educator and Life-long learner interested in Web 2.0; increasing retention; Under served student populations; Civic Engagement and Critical Thinking across the curriculum.

 

Danielle Roney Roach

  • droach@odu.edu
Danielle Roney Roach

Danielle Roney Roach

Danielle teaches first-year writing at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and is currently pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and New Media from Old Dominion University. She received her MA in Rhetoric and Composition from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She has taught writing for about ten years and is especially interested in multimodal composition and play in the writing classroom. Her research interests include digital communities, rhetorics of play, fan culture, computers and composition, writing program administration, and digital humanities.

 

 

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & (New) Media at Old Dominion University. She was as a full time faculty member for nine years in English and film studies at Mesa Community College. Shelley researches how “newer” technologies better facilitate communicative interactions, more specifically teaching and learning. As well as co-authoring the first and second editions of The Wadsworth Guide to Research, Shelley was also co-editor of Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press).  Her work has also appeared in Computers and Composition, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Flow¸ as well as various edited collections.

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