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Jennifer Andrus
Jennifer Andrus

Associate Professor 
3712 LNCO

Interests Include

Legal rhetorics
Rhetorics of domestic violence
Discourse analysis

Selected Awards

University Research Grant, University of Utah: $1960.
Grant to compensate focus group and interview participants in the WRTG 1010 Retention and Student Persistence Study.

University Teaching Grant, University of Utah: $912.91.
Grant to bring in Dr. Jody Shipka to lead a workshop for undergraduate and graduate students.

University Teaching Grant, University of Utah: $1604.69.
Grant to purchase audio recording and transcription equipment for use in the courses such as Discourse Analysis.

Books & Articles

Entextualizing Domestic Violence: Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle. Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Victim Agency: Fractal Recursivity in the Language Ideology of the US Law of Evidence and Domestic Violence.” Language in Society, 41.5 (December 2012), 589-614.

Nona Brown

Nona Young Brown

Instructor (Lecturer)
3890 LNCO
nybrown9@gmail.com

Interests Include

Popular Culture Rhetorics
Online Rhetoric
Multi-Modal Rhetoric

Classes Teaching Spring 2020

WRTG 3012: Writing in the Social Sicences
WRTG 3018: Writing about Popular Culture
WRTG 4030: Visual Rhetoric

Recent Presentations

High-Wattage Thinking & Risk Taking: Assemblage, Multimodal, and Maker Projects. Presentation, Presented, 07/20/2018.

Zachariah Chatterley
Zachariah Chatterley

Instructor (Lecturer)
3890 LNCO
801-581-8733
z.chatterley@utah.edu 

Interests Include

First-year writing

Classes Teaching Spring 2020

WRTG 1010

Recent Presentations

Maureen Clark
Maureen Clark

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
801-824-2295
3890 LNCO
maureenclark@gmail.com

Interests Include


Grant Writing

Classes Teaching Spring 2020


WRTG 3012: Writing in Social Sciences

Recent Presentations


2015: Invited Presenter, TYCA, Salt Lake City, UT “The Second Best Exotic Grammar Lesson”

 

Tracey Daniels-LerbergTracey Daniels-Lerberg

Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Associate Writing Program Administrator
3890 LNCO
t.daniels-lerberg@utah.edu

Interests Include
 
Feminist Rhetorics

Embodied Rhetorics
Indigenous Studies
Animal and Environmental Studies
American Literature & Film Studies

Classes Teaching Spring 2020


WRTG 2010
WRTG 7840

Books & Articles


“Watershed Ethics and Dam Politics: Mapping Biopolitics, Race and Resistance in Sleep Dealer and Watershed,” edited collection, Make Waves: Essays on Water in Contemporary Literature and Film University of Nevada Press. Oct. 2019.

Daniels-Lerberg, Tracey & Lerberg, Matthew (2018). “To ‘See with Eyes Unclouded by Hate’: Princess Mononoke and the Quest for Environmental Balance” . Bloomsbury Publishing. Published, 01/11/2018.

Courtney Cronley, Kristopher Kilgore & Tracey Daniels-Lerberg (2017). "A Multivariate Analysis of Writing Skills in BSW Case Study Papers.". Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. Vol. 22, 181-205. Published, 12/24/2017.
https://doi.org/10.18084/1084-7219.22.1.181

Romeo García

Romeo García

Assistant Professor
3626 LNCO
romeo.garcia@utah.edu

Interests Include

Cultural Rhetorics and Literacies
Literacy Narratives
Rhetorical and Composition Histories and Theories
Critical Theories
Mobility Studies

Selected Awards

García, Romeo. “Unmaking Gringo-Centers.” The Writing Center Journal, vol.36, no. 1, 2017, pp. 29-60.

  • Selected for the 2019 Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition
  • Selected for Reprint in Landmark Essays, Routledge

Grants

Romeo García & LuMing Mao. “Forum on the Future of Comparative, Postcolonial, and Decolonial Work.” University of Utah. College of Humanities. 2020. $10,000.

Romeo García & Christie Toth. “Symposium on Inter-Institutional Transfer and Writing Centers.” University of Utah. College of Humanities. 2020. $2,400.

Books & Articles

Cortez, Josè, and Romeo García. “In Preparation for Alterity: The Absolute Limit of Latinx Writing.” CCC, vol. 71, no. 2, 2020.

García, Romeo, and Jose Cortez. “The Trace of a Mark that Scatters.” RSQ, vol. 50, no. 2, 2020.

García, Romeo. “A Settler Archive: A Site for a Decolonial Praxis Project.” constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space, vol. 1, no. 2, n.p., 2019.

García, Romeo. “Haunt(ed/ing) Genealogies and Literacies.” Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, vol. 19, no. 1, 2019, pp. 230-252.

García, Romeo. “The Predicament of ‘Being There’: Conflict and Emotional Labor.” Navigating Challenges in Qualitative Educational Research, edited by Todd Ruecker and Vanessa Svihla. Routledge, 2019, pp. 67-79.

García, Romeo and Beatrice Mendez Newman. “Teaching with Border Writers: Reconstructing Narratives of Difference, Mobility, Translingualism, and Hybridity.” Teaching Writing with Bordered Writers: Lessons Learned at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, edited by Isabel Baca, Yndalecio Hinojosa, and Susan Wolff Murphy. SUNY Press, 2019, pp. 125-146.

García, Romeo, Joanne, Claudia, and Christie Toth. “‘Work’ As Taking and Making Place.” Journal of College Literacy and Learning, vol. 45, 2019, pp. 104-106.

García, Romeo, Iris Ruiz, Anita Hernandez, and Maria Carvajal Regidor. Viva Nuestro Caucus: The Latino/a Caucus. Parlor Press, 2019.

Editor with Damián Baca. Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise: Contested Modernities, Decolonial Visions. 2019. 

García, Romeo and Yndalecio Hinojosa. “Resistance: Embodied Narratives, Anti-Racist Agendas, and Compassionate Pedagogy.” On Teacher Neutrality: Praxis, Politics, and Performativity, edited by Daniel Richards. Utah State University Press. Forthcoming. 2019.

David Hawkins

David Hawkins

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
3890 LNCO
davidchristianhawkins@yahoo.com

Interests Include

Classes Teaching Spring 2020

WRTG 4030: Visual Rhetoric
WRTG 4070: Rhetorics of Gender
WRTG 4200: Writing Popular Nonfiction

Selected Awards

2013 Finalist, 2013 Poetry Chapbook Prize (The Heavy Feather Review) for Some Electuary of
Sunlight

2012 Finalist, The Emily Dickinson Poetry Prize (The Poetry Foundation/Graywolf Press) for
Dark Adaptations

2011 Finalist, New American Press Poetry Prize (T.R. Hummer, judge), for Dark Adaptations

Jay JordanJay Jordan  

Associate Professor, Writing Program Administrator, Academic Liaison for Utah Global
3624 LNCO

Interests Include

Disciplinary writing of multilingual/international students.

Intersections of contemporary rhetorical theory and multilingual composition.

Selected Awards

Haewaepa as Heuristic: English Complexities in Korea. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2019.

Books & Articles

Jay Jordan (2019). Future Perfect Tense: Kairos as a Heuristic for Reconciliation. Routledge. Accepted, 12/15/2019.

Jay Jordan (2019). Beyond "Coping" to Natural Language Work: A Case Study at a Transnational Campus. Parlor Press. Accepted, 12/01/2019.

LuMing Mao


LuMing Mao

Chair & Professor
3702 LNCO
801-581-7090
luming.mao@utah.edu

Interests Include

Comparative/Cultural Rhetorics
Rhetorical Historiography
Asian/Asian American Rhetorics
Chinese Rhetorics
Translingualism
Critical Discourse Analysis

Selected Awards & Presentations

Recently appointed Director of International Initiatives, College of Humanities

Recently named an Editorial Board Member for Contemporary Rhetoric, the premier journal for rhetoric studies in China

“Rhetoric’s Meaning and Function Reconsidered: Facts and Events.” Invited Talk. Jiaotong University, June 8, 2019.

“Rhetoric as Event: From Facts of Nonusage to the Process of Becoming.” Keynote Address. Shanghai University, May 17, 2019.

Grants

Romeo García & LuMing Mao. “Forum on the Future of Comparative, Postcolonial, and Decolonial Work.” University of Utah. College of Humanities. 2020. $10,000.

Books & Articles

“Se hace camino al andar” or “道行之而成”: Performing Rhetorical Way-Making.”College Composition and Communication 71.2 (December 2019): 330-342. 

Review of The Rhetoric of Mao Zedong: Transforming China and Its People. Rhetorica 38.1 (2020):126-129.

Review of Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truth: The Form and the Way. Rhetorica 37.3 (2019): 328-330.

Maureen A. Mathison

 

Maureen A. Mathison

Associate Professor
3710 LNCO
Maureen.mathison@utah.edu 

Interests Include

WAC/WID
Literacy Studies
Interdisciplinarity
Research Methods
Science & Technology Studies

Selected Awards & Presentations

Faculty Release for Scholarly Pursuits. Spring, 2020

  • Title: Social Contexts and the Rhetoric of Scientific Controversy

Tanner Humanities Internal Research Fellowship. Fall, 2019

  • Title: The Ten-Year Paradigm Shift: Refiguring Bacillus H. Pylori

2020. Human-Centered Projects in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Editing for Social    Justice. Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW).  Milwaukee, WI. March. (with Stephanie Weidauer, student and co-author). Accepted.

2020. Framing Technical Editing as a Social Justice Opportunity Through Human-Centered Projects. International-Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Conference (IWAC), Fort Collins, CO. June. (with Stephanie Weidauer, student and co-author). Accepted.

2020. Learning Microbiology and Its Literacy Practices. Writing Across Borders Conference, Xi’an China. March (with Nina Feng, co-author). Accepted.

2019. Disciplinary Ontologies and the Situating of Writing as a Boundary Object. Paper presented at the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, Gotenberg, Sweden, July.

Books

Mathison, M. A. (2019) (Ed). Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Utah State University Press, Composition Studies Series. (10 chapters, 182 pages).

Reviewed

Technical Communication, vol 66, no 4, November 2019.

Across the Disciplines, vol 16, no 4, December 2019.

Articles & Contributions to Books

Mathison, M. A. (2019). Introduction: Integrating Writing into One College, Many Departments. In M. A. Mathison (Ed.), Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Utah State University Press.

Mathison, M. A. (2019). Sojourning, Resistance, and Trust. In M. A. Mathison (Ed.), Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Utah State University Press.

Mathison, M.A. (2019). “I Don’t Have to Argue my Design– the Visual Speaks for Itself”: A Case Study of Mediated Action in a Mechanical Engineering Classroom. Reprint from Richard Andrews and Sally Mitchell (Eds.), Learning to Argue in Higher Education (pp. 74-84).  Heinemann/Boynton-Cook. (Reprint)

Mathison, M. A. & Bekins, L. (2019). Professors Designing Assignments as Relational Activity: A Baseline for Connecting Thinking, Learning and Writing Connect. In M. A. Mathison (Ed.), Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Utah State University Press.

Mathison, M.A. & Berkland, M. (2019). Sojourners and Third Cultures. In M. A. Mathison (Ed.), Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Utah State University Press.

Read, S. & Mathison, M. A. (2019). Locating Common Ground for Diplomacy: Using Critical Thinking to Teach Writing. In M. A. Mathison (Ed.), Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures: A Case Study of Teaching Writing in Engineering. Utah State University Press.

Anne McMurtrey

 

Anne McMurtrey

Director, University Writing Center
801-587-9122
Marriott Library Level 2
anne.ernest@utah.edu

Interests Include

Improving on and further expanding the writing center's service to support our students across the campus and to meet their varying needs.

Classes Teaching Spring 2020

WRTG 2905: Collaborative Writing Studio

Recent Presentations

Title IX Compliance, and Unexpected Opportunities for Bridge-Building. IWCA (International Writing Centers Association) Conference, 13 March 19.  

“Structure, Nurture, and Paperwork: Creating a Writing Center Course to Support Diverse and Underrepresented Populations,” CWWTC Tutor Con, Denver, CO. February 15-16, 2019.

Joy Pierce

Joy Pierce

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for College of Humanities
3708 LNCO 

joy.pierce@utah.edu

Interests Include

[Auto]ethnography
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigrants
Qualitative methods, esp. ethnography
Educational Policy
Digital Literacy
Digital Divide
Critical/Cultural studies Communication, Education, and Social Justice

Selected Awards & Presentations

TEDx in SLC. April 18th, 2020.

Appointed Associate Dean for the College of Humanities, September 2018

Books & Articles

Pierce, Joy. Autoethnography: Beyond the Self. (Forthcoming).

Natalie Stillman-WebbNatalie Stillman-Webb

Professor (Lecturer), Deartment Coordinator for online teaching/pedagogy
3890 LNCO
ns13@utah.edu 

Interests Include

Writing in Disciplines
Writing for Multimedia
Visual Communication
Technical or Business Writing
Scientific Writing
Online Education

Selected Awards

Emergent Researcher Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The $10,000 award will fund a research project, “Cross-Institutional Study of Communities of Inquiry in Blended and Online Composition”

Books & Articles

Bedford Bibliography of Research in Online Writing Instruction. (introduction co-author, section editor and contributor). Ed. Heidi Skurat Harris. Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2017. Published, 02/08/2017.

"Writing Beliefs and Mentoring Practices: Advisor Perspectives on Post/Graduate Writing Instruction in the Sciences." Research Literacies and Writing Pedagogies for Masters and Doctoral Writers. Ed. Cally Guerin and Cecile Badenhorst. Brill, 2015. Published, 10/2015.

Jon Stone

 

Jonathan Stone

Assistant Professor
3708 LNCO

jon.stone@utah.edu

Interests Include

Sonic Rhetorics
Digital Rhetoric
Music and Rhetoric

Seleced Awards

University of Utah College of Humanities “Rising Star in the Humanities” award (2019-2020).

University Research Committee (URC) Faculty Fellow, University of Utah (2018-2019).

Books, Articles, & Presentations

Stone, J. (under contract) Listening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of American Folksong in the 1930s. University of Michigan Press. (Forthcoming).

“Talking about Talking about Religion: The Study of Mormon Rhetorics” co-authored with Christie Toth. Under review. (August 2019).

“(In)Hospitable Archives: Listening to Sonic Rhetorics of Music, Race, and History” Rhetoric Society of America. Portland, OR. June 2020. (accepted panel presentation).

“Mapping Rhetorics of Sonic History” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Milwaukee, WI. March 2020 (accepted panel presentation).

“Listening to the Lomax Archive” invited talk at the University of Alberta, Sound Studies Institute. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 12, 2020.  

“Sounds Like Rhetoric!” Invited talk at the Dee Grant Reception, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2019.

Christie Toth

 

Christie Toth 

Assistant Professor 
3706 LNCO

Interests Include

Two-year college writing studies
Writing assessment 
Indigenous rhetorics 
Settler colonial studies

Grants

Romeo García & Christie Toth. “Symposium on Inter-Institutional Transfer and Writing Centers.” University of Utah. College of Humanities. 2020. $2,400.

College of Humanities Conference Funding Grant (University of Utah, Fall 2019)

Research Initiative Grant (CCCC, 2017 – 2019).

Program Grant (Benjamin Foundation, 2017 – 2022)

Program Grant (Sorenson Legacy Foundation Grant, 2017 – 2020)

Parent Fund Grant (University of Utah, 2016, 2018, 2019)

Books & Articles

“Talking about Talking about Religion: The Study of Mormon Rhetorics” co-authored with Christie Toth. Under review. (August 2019).

Toth, Christie, Stephen Ruffus, Scott Black, and Scott Jarvis. “It’s Not Just the English Department: Reimagining Two-Year/Four-Year Relations across English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies.” ADE Bulletin. Forthcoming, 2020.

Toth, Christie. “Getting Thorny: Elisabeth McPherson and the ‘Robust Activist Tradition’ of Two-Year College English.” Basic Writing E-Journal. February 2020.

Toth, Christie, Patrick Sullivan, and Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt. “Two-Year College Teacher-Scholar- Activism: Reconstructing the Disciplinary Matrix of Writing Studies.” College Composition and Communication. September 2019.

Toth, Christie and Patrick Sullivan. “Two-Year Colleges: Response.” Invited contribution to Teachers Talking Writing: Conversations about Teaching and Research in Rhetoric & Composition, edited by Shane Wood. To be submitted to Utah State University Press.

Toth, Christie. “Not Quite a Love-Letter-Manifesto.” Invited contribution to Inventing the Discipline: Student Writing in Composition Studies, edited by Peter Moe and Stacey Waite. Book manuscript under review at Parlor Press.

Toth, Christie, Clint Gardner, Cristina Guerrero, Kate Henderson, Jose Loeri, Joseph Moss, Jacque Thetsombandith, and Adilene Tolentino. “Bridging Literacies: First-Gen Transfer Students in a Writing Studies Major.” Beyond Fitting In: Rethinking First-Gen Writing and Literacy Education, edited by Kelly Ritter. Book manuscript under review at Modern Language Association Press.

Toth, Christie and Darin Jensen. “Achieving Visibility through Strategic Publication.” Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition, edited by John Gallagher and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss. University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press, 2019.

García, Romeo, Christie Toth, Joanne Castillo, and Claudia Sauz Mendoza. “Collaborative Co- Presences: Teachers and Students as Social Justice Co-Workers.” Invited forum contribution to Journal of College Literacy and Learning. April 2019.

Max Werner

 

Maximilian S Werner

Associate Professor (Lecturer)
3890 LNCO
mswerner@gmail.com

Interests Include

First-year writing

Veteran Studies

Investigative Environmental Writing

Seleced Awards

Dee Council Grant. Myth and Reason in Centennial Valley, MT.  July-October, 2018.

John R. Park Fellowship. Wolves and Human Management in Centennial Valley, Montana.  May 2017-November 2017.

Books & Articles

Cold Blessings (poems).  Educe Press. March, 2019.

“The Night of Terror: Wyoming Game and Fish’s Latest Attempt to Close the Book on the Mark Uptain Tragedy.” The Greanville Post. February 6, 2019.

The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture (nonfiction: essays. Homebound Publications. May 2018).

“Why (Mostly) Men Trophy Hunt: A Biocultural Explanation.” Counterpunch. November 20, 2018.

“The Rhetoric and Reality of Death by Grizzly.” Counterpunch. October 23, 2018.

“The Merchants of Silence: Predator Control in Southwest Montana.” The Missoulian. Three-part series. January 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2018. (non-refereed).

Asia Campus Faculty

Brandy BippesBrandy Bippes

Email: 
brandy.bippes@utah.edu
Office Location: U708

Interests Include

Interdisciplinary unification of seemingly disparate studies between applied linguistics and technology.

International pedagogy and applied linguistics (TESL).

Corporate training business education.

Computer science, basic programming, computer applications, and technical communication.

About Brandy

Originally from rural Eastern Washington State, Brandy Bippes is an Associate Instructor (Lecturer) of English writing & rhetoric at the University of Utah Asia Campus. Professor Bippes has completed her PhD coursework in Technical Communication & Rhetoric through Texas Tech University with a specialization in second language issues with a strong pedagogical focus. She brings several years of entrepreneurship combined with international work and study to the field. Her most recent work studies mechanisms of international students’ matriculation to U.S. universities. 

On her spare time, Professor Bippes likes to spend time outdoors—especially near plenty of trees and water! She loves to cook and sew clothes for her daughters. A world traveler, she has lived, worked, studied, and researched in many countries. Korea is her 14th country to fall in love with.

Classes Taught at Asia Campus

EAS 1040
WRTG 1010

 

Ashley HarbersAshley Harbers

Email: u6020508@utah.edu
Office Location: U708

Interests Include

Nineteenth-century British social problems novels, protest literature, ESL pedagogy and writing instruction, and the impact of neoliberalism on the future of humanities and liberal education.

About Ashley

Ashley Harbers is a new faculty member in the department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies. She earned a BA in English and Classical Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MA in English literature from the University of Dallas, and she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English language and literature at Yonsei University in Seoul.

Classes Taught at Asia Campus

English for Academic Success (EAS) 1040
WRTG 1010

Nathan MeyerNathan Meyer

Email: n.meyer@utah.edu
Office Location: U707

Interests Include

Media literacy pedagogy and the application of technology in student-centered learning.

About Nathan

Nathan Meyer is a Writing & Rhetoric lecturer at the University of Utah Asia Campus. He earned his BA and MA from California State Universities and his international education includes a CELTA in the Czech Republic and extensive language studies throughout Europe and Latin America. Before joining the University of Utah, Mr. Meyer designed and taught university courses in the United States and China. In 2014 he was recruited as a US State Department English Language Fellow and served for three years as a university lecturer, curriculum developer, and cultural representative in Southeastern Europe.

Classes Taught at Asia Campus

WRTG 1010
WRTG 2010

Ashley HarbersScott Morris

Email: scott.russell.morris@utah.edu
Office Location: U706

Interests Include

History and theory of the personal essay and memoir writing. Inside that specialty he is interested in food and travel writing, recreation and leisure theory, spiritual writing, and development of creativity.

About Scott

Scott Russell Morris earned a PhD in English at Texas Tech University. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University.

Classes Taught at Asia Campus

WRTG 1010
WRTG 2010

Hugh Erik SchuckmanHugh Erik Schuckman

Email: hugh.schuckman@utah.edu
Office Location: U709

Interests Include

Assessing the effectiveness of international volunteer (Peace Corps, JICA, KOICA) education programs. He is also currently studying Buddhist leadership, particularly in colonial and post-colonial education systems.

About Hugh

Hugh Erik Schuckman is a new Writing & Rhetoric Studies professor and will oversee the global citizenship track at The University of Utah Asia Campus. He earned an MA at Columbia University, New York City in the field of Buddhist Studies and later completed a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard University Divinity School. Having taught in a variety of countries (Japan, S. Korea, and Mongolia), he focused on education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and received a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education. Before joining the faculty at University of Utah, Professor Schuckman taught research writing at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and Korea Development Institute of Public Policy and Management (Seoul, Korea).

Classes Taught at Asia Campus

WRTG 2010
UGS 2230 (Global Citizenship)

Emeritus Faculty

Thomas Huckin


Thomas Huckin 

Professor Emeritus
tomhuckin@comcast.net

 
Last Updated: 5/28/20