Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Composition and Rhetoric. University of South Carolina. May 2018
Dissertation: “Writing with Risk: Dangerous Discourse and Event-Based Pedagogy”
Comprehensive Exams: Passed with distinction in both major and minor areas

M.A. English Literature. University of Northern Colorado. May 2013
Thesis: "Expansions of the Public Sphere: Terry Suarez and Mary Wollstonecraft"

Thesis Defense: Passed with distinction

B.A. Communications. Benedictine University. May 2010

Graduated summa cum laude
Research Interests

Primary: Public Rhetoric, New Materialism, Sonic Rhetoric

Secondary: Digital Composition, Multimodality, Event-Based Pedagogies

Academic Appointments


Northern State University. Assistant Professor of English. 2018-Present

University of South Caroli
na. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2013-2018

University of Northern Colorado. Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2011-2013


University of South Carolina. Assistant Director of First-Year English. 2015-2017

University of South Carolina. Grading Assistant. Speech 145. 2017

University of Northern Colorado. Writing Center Tutor. 2011-2013


Peer Reviewed Articles and Chapters

"Digitally Sampled Audio Essays: Using Sound to Explore the Sociality of Aesthetics, Affect, and Critique." Amplifying Soundwriting: Theory and Practice in Rhetoric and Writing, edited by Courtney S. Danforth, Michael J. Farris, and Kyle D. Stedman (accepted)

“Sounding Intimacy.” The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, vol. 2, no. 2, 14 Dec. 2018,

“Community Remix in Progress: Using Sound to Navigate the Crips as a New Materialist Public.” Present Tense, vol. 7, no. 2, 6 Nov. 2018,

“Co-Creating Sonic Publicness.” Rhetorics Change: #RSA16 Proceedings. May 26-29, 2016, Atlanta, GA, edited by Jenny Rice and Chelsea Graham, Intermezzo and Parlor Press, 2018,

“Risk and Event-Based Pedagogies.” Hybrid Pedagogy, 25 July 2017,


  Book Reviews

Review of Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics, by Laurie Gries. Composition Studies, vol. 44, no. 2, 2016, pp. 219-22. /44-2/44.2%20Harley.pdf

Review of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation, by David Novak. enculturation, vol. 23.


Editor. The Carolina Rhetoric. Spring 2017 / Spring 2018 ed., Macmillan, 2017

Editor with Nicole Fisk. The Carolina Reader. Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 ed., Macmillan, 2016

Contributor. “Introduction, Questions, and Exercises for Wayne Booth ‘The Rhetorical Stance.’” The Carolina Reader. Fall 2015 / Spring 2016 ed., Macmillan, 2015

Contributor. “Introduction, Questions, and Exercises for bell hooks ‘Engaged Pedagogy.’” The Carolina Reader. Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 ed., Macmillan, 2014

Conference Presentations

“Community Remix in Progress: An Experiment in Empathetic Listening.” The Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN and Belmont University, Nashville, TN. September 7-8, 2018

“Inextinguishable Violence: Richard Spencer and James Crosswhite.” 18th Biennial  Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 31-June 3, 2018

“When the Alt-Right Attacks Art: How Safety Codes Are Used to Silence DIY Spaces.” 18th Biennial  Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 31-June 3, 2018

“Cultivating an Ecological Public.” 67th Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 15-18, 2017

“Promoting Risk Play in the First Year Writing Program.” Carolina Writing Program Administrators Meeting in the Middle. University of North Carolina Charlotte, Center City. Charlotte, NC. February 17, 2017

“A Field of Tension: Connecting the Public and the Social in Rhetorical Studies.” 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 27-29, 2017

“Remixing the Machine: A Sonic Collage.” 2016 Carolina Rhetoric Conference. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. March 17-18, 2016

“Crip Identities: Circulation, Identity, and Gangsta Culture.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. October 30-31, 2015

“Critical Publicness in the Twenty-First Century: Jürgen Habermas and Rhetorical  Education.” 46th American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. March 19-21, 2015

“The Music of Assembled Publics: Warner and Martin at the Hobgoblinspookadelic.” Popular/American Culture Association in the South Conference. New Orleans, LA.
October 2, 2014

“A Theater of Public Sympathy: Regulating Passion and Establishing Customs in   
Joanna Baillie’s Orra.” The 21st Annual 18th- and 19th- CenturyBritish Women Writers Conference. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. April 4-6, 2014

“The Expansion of Publics through Intertextuality: Mary Wollstonecraft and Teri Suaréz.” 2013 Midwestern Conference on Language, Literature, and Media. University of Northern Illinois. Dekalb, IL. March 22-23, 2013

“The Issue of Authenticity: Robin Hood and Walter Benjamin.” 2012 Research Day. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO. April 12, 2012

“Ideological Differences in the Peer Tutoring Session: How to be the Expert.” Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference. Utah State University. Logan, UT. March 30-31, 2012

“A Model Look: Skyy Vodka’s Portrayal of Women in Its Advertising Compared to Medieval Models of Femininity.” The 17th Clement S. Stacy Undergraduate Research Conference. Purdue University Northwest. Hammond, IN. April 3-4, 2009

National Workshops

“Rhetoric and the New Materialisms.” Led by Thomas Rickert and Diane Davis. 7th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. May 22-25, 2017

“Rhetoric/Violence.” Led by Nathan Stormer. 7th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. May 25-27, 2017

“Whither ‘Social Movement’ in Rhetorical Studies?” Led by Charles Morris and Christina Foust. 6th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. June 5-7, 2015

Journal Appointments

Head Copy Editor. enculturation. 2018-Presnt

Editorial Assistant. enculturation. 2015-2018

Production Assistant. Quiddity International Literary Journal. 2008-2009

Academic Service

Organizer. Pedagogy Reading Group. Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication Studies. Northern State University. Aberdeen, SD. October 2018-Present

Secondary Faculty Adviser. The Exponent. Northern State University's News Publication. Northern State University. Aberdeen, SD. August 2018-Present

Co-coordinator Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2017. Hosted by the Rhetoric Society of America at University of South Carolina. February 2017

President of Rhetoric Society of American at University of South Carolina, student chapter for the national Rhetoric Society of America. 2015. Vice President 2014

Reviewer for the Grace Hagood Downs Award, the USC English Department’s multimodal composition award. August 2014

Reviewer for the University-level pilot assessment of the written component of the Carolina Core, USC's general education program. May 2014

Invited Talks

Response to Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen's edited collection. The City as Power: Urban Space, Place, and National Identity. Great Plains Sociology Conference. Northern State University. Aberdeen, SD. October 17-19, 2018

with Trevor Meyer. “Greatest Hits (and Misses) in Freshman Comp: A Round Table Discussion.” Informational Workshop. First-Year English Orientation. University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. August 23, 2017

"DIY Digital Composition: An Amateur’s Experience.” Digital Brown Bag. Center for Digital Humanities. University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. March 3, 2015

“How to Plan and Execute Peer Review.” ENGL 691-001 "Teaching of Composition in College.” University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. September 7, 2014

“Writing for an Academic Audience.” Student Research Workshop Series. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO. October 30, 2012

“Building Class Discussion and TA Authority.” English TA Training. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO. August 5, 2012


Summer Dissertation Fellowship. 2017. $4,000

Nolan Graduate Fellowship. 2016-2017. $1,000

The Irene D. Elliott Teaching Award. New GTA Category. 2013-14. $250

The Bishop James Griffin Scholarship Award. 2006-08. Full Tuition Abatement
Professional Affiliations

Rhetoric Society of America

Conference on College Composition and Communication

National Council of Teachers of English

Classes Taught

   Northern State Univeristy

ENGL 101. Composition I

       ENGL 102. Composition II

  University of South Carolina

ENGL 102. Researching and Writing about Popular Music. Hybrid Course

ENGL 102. Composing the American Dream

ENGL 102. Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 101. Critical Reading and Composition. Online Course

ENGL 101. Critical Reading and Composition

  University of Northern Colorado

ENG 123. Rhetoric, Publicness, and the Essay. Hybrid Course

ENG 123. College Research Paper

ENG 122. College Composition