Writing Across the Curriculum

WAC Coordinator, Department of Animal Sciences (Purdue, Aug. 2012-May 2013)

Purdue’s Department of Animal Sciences has a long-standing partnership with the Department of English. As one of two WAC coordinators, I managed the writing curriculum of an animal breeding and genetics course, led lectures and workshops, revised rubrics and assignments, conducted assessment, and collaborated with animal sciences faculty to monitor student progress.

ANSC 311 WAC Syllabus

First-Year Writing

Mentor, Introductory Composition (Purdue, Aug. 2014-May 2015)

As a mentor in the introductory composition program, I supervised eight new graduate instructors, observed and evaluated their teaching, and supported them throughout their first year. I also taught the practicum for these new instructors (one of five sections in the program) and collaborated with technology mentors to support instructors’ effective use of digital pedagogy and classroom technologies.

Writing Centers

Content Coordinator, Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue, Jun. 2015-Present)

In this current position, I am responsible for many aspects of the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). I hire and support graduate students as content developers, maintain OWL resources, handle permissions requests and licensing agreements, and manage the annual budget.

Business Writing Coordinator (Purdue, Aug. 2013-May 2014)

In this position, I oversaw the Writing Lab’s business writing consultants (BWCs) while teaching the practicum for prospective BWCs. I overhauled the curriculum for this practicum to enhance attention to race, disability, and diversity and had students propose projects they followed up on as tutors, such as building resources and research resumes in the disciplines.

I was also nominated for the 2014 East Central Writing Centers Association Leader of the Year award for my work collaborating with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering to set up a satellite Writing Lab and educate Lab staff about technical and engineering writing.

Workshop & WAC Coordinator (Purdue, Aug. 2012-May 2013)

As the workshop & WAC coordinator, I maintained the Writing Lab’s interdepartmental relationships, mentored graduate tutors in developing workshops and communicating with faculty across campus, and consulted faculty on integrating writing into their instruction.

Summer Assistant Director (Purdue, May-Aug. 2012)

As the summer assistant director, I drafted the Writing Lab’s 2011-2012 annual report and publicized the Lab’s services.

Administrative Intern (College of Wooster, Aug. 2009-Jun. 2010)

In this full-time professional staff position, I trained and mentored 15 new tutors, managed the writing center’s website, contributed to writing and program assessment, led in-class workshops, and tutored students from all campus majors. This position had a significant WAC/WID component that included liaising with several departments across campus and consulting with faculty teaching first-year seminar.

Writing Studio Coordinator/Assistant Director (WMU, May 2008-Jul. 2009)

At Western Michigan University, I supervised a program (Writing Studio) within the writing center that sent tutors to basic writing classrooms to lead weekly small-group sessions. In this role, I developed a new reporting system that contributed to program assessment and instructor-tutor communication, led the creation of a new resource manual for tutors, and tailored tutor education to the needs of this program. I also assisted the writing center director with hiring, training, and assessment in the main center.