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Brian Rapp
University of Central Florida



Jose AparicioJose Aparicio is a PhD student at the University of South Florida. His research interests include American and British Modernism and Contemporary Fiction, Literary Theory, and Emotion.




Cassandra Branham | Cassandra Branham received her Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of South Florida and is pursuing a PhD in Texts and Technologies at the University of Central Florida.

Adam Breckenridge| Adam Breckenridge is a Doctoral Candidate in the Rhetoric and Composition program at the University of South Florida. His research interests include Film, Creative Writing and Online Spaces.

Emma Brown | Emma Brown, Master of Arts recipient, works as an Adjunct Instructor for the Mass Communications Department at the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Emma’s research interests include Media Framing, Media Law, and Education.




Jason Carabelli | Jason Carabelli is a PhD student in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University. His research interests include Technical Communication, New Media, and Web Design. 

Steve E. Carson | Steve Carson is External Relations Director for MIT OpenCourseWare (https://ocw.mit.edu). His responsibilities include sustainability initiatives; strategic partnerships with other organizations; MIT OpenCourseWare's support of opencourseware projects at other institutions; special projects in priority areas; and project evaluation. Steve also served as the first president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium from 2008 to 2011, where he oversaw the incorporation of the organization as an independent non-proft, secured funding to support its operation and helped grow membership to include more than 250 universities globally. He currently serves on the organization's Board of Directors.

Dr. Michael Charlton | Dr. Michael Charlton is an Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University, where he teaches Composition, Technical Writing, and Public Relations Writing. 

Cassie Childs | Cassie Childs is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Florida. Her current research interests include Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature—and Eighteenth-Century Women Writers in particular. She edited the second edition of Rhetoric Matters for the First Year Composition program at USF, and has a forthcoming book review in Women’s Writing.

Sam Corbett | Sam Corbett received his Master of Arts in Literature from the University of South Florida in 2012. He is interested in how knowledge, memory and history is transmitted between individuals and eras. His literary interests include Southern Noir and Post-Modernism.


Fredrik deBoer | Fredrik deBoer is a doctoral student in Rhetoric and Composition. He holds an MA in English with a focus in writing and rhetoric from the University of Rhode Island and a BA in English and philosophy from Central Connecticut State University. His research interests include secondary and postsecondary writing pedagogy, institutional critique, and quantitative research methodologies

Rhonda Dietrich | Rhonda Dietrich holds the position of Adjunct Professor of English Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County.


Eir-Anne Edgar | Eir-Anne Edgar is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Kentucky's department of English. Her research focuses on feminist, queer, and African American texts of the Cold War era and issues of American citizenship. Eir-Anne was the co-editor of disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Issue 21, Spring 2012. She has written about Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novel Herland in World Literary History and drag performance in "RuPaul's Drag Race" in Studies in Popular Culture.

Angela Eward-Mangione |Angela Eward-Mangione is currently a doctoral student in the Literature program at the University of South Florida with interests in Cultural Studies, Adaptation Theory, Early Modern Literature, and Post-colonial Literature.


Danielle FarrarDanielle Farrar is a first-year Ph.D. student in Literature at the University of South Florida. Her academic interests include early modern drama, particularly the revenge tragedies of Shakespeare’s contemporaries and cultural studies, including the history of anatomy/dissection and medicine.





Brianna Jerman | Brianna Jerman is a doctoral student in English with a focus in literature at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include modern and post-modern literature, women’s studies, and psychoanalytic theory.






Mark Leib | Leib 's plays and adaptations have been produced Off-Broadway and in Cambridge, Edinburgh, and St. Petersburg, Florida. He has worked for Universal Studios/Turman-Foster Productions in Hollywood and has written for cable television in Orlando, Florida.  He is theatre critic for the alternative newspaper Creative Loafing in the Tampa Bay area, and has won seven awards for excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, including three first-place Sunshine State Awards. Leib was the first playwriting lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Study at Harvard University in 1989-90, and is currently Visiting Instructor in the English Department of  University of South Florida. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he won the CBS Foundation Prize in Playwriting.

Nancy E. LewisNancy E. Lewis received a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Florida’s College of Education. As part of the Adjunct Faculty and the First-Year Composition staff at USF, she currently works as an FYC instructor and has had the privilege of serving as a mentor to incoming graduate teaching assistants. With her background as a long-time literacy educator and life-long learner, Lewis appreciates the opportunity to write brief pedagogical articles that provide support for college writers.




Katherine McGee | Katherine McGee is a PhD Candidate at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include gothic literature and ecocriticism, and she is currently working on her dissertation on the novels of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley.

Jessica McKee | Jessica McKee is a PhD candidate at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include American literature, gender studies, and pedagogy. She is currently completing her dissertation on the novels of Toni Morrison.

M.C. Morgan | MC Morgan is a professor of English, former Director of The Writing Resource Center and former Director of Composition at Bemidji State University. He teaches academic writing, electronic rhetoric, technical writing and writing for the web and new media. In 2006 was awarded the BSU TELL Grant for Creating an Internship Opportunity: Blogging Interns. https://mcmorgan.org/

Dr. Joseph Moxley | Joe Moxley is the founder, publisher and CEO for Writing Commons. A professor of English and Director of Composition at the University of South Florida, Moxley has published books, articles, and chapters on a variety of topics, including creative writing pedagogy; qualitative research methodologies; digital libraries; learning communities, scholarly publishing, and ETDs (electronic theses or dissertations).







Jenna Pack | Jenna Pack is a PhD student in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include digital scholarship, theories of interactivity, computers and composition studies, and professional/technical writing. Visit her website at https://jennapackpedagogy.com.







Daniel Richards Dr. Daniel Richards is an assistant professor of English at Old Dominion University, specializing in technical communication. His research interests include the rhetoric of risk and disaster, posthumanist theory, and American pragmatism.




Dr. Kyle D. Stedman | Dr. Kyle D. Stedman is assistant professor of English at Rockford College (effective August 2012), where he teaches courses in writing and rhetoric. His work explores sonic rhetorics, intellectual property, and fan studies. His publications have appeared in Computers and Composition, Currents in Electronic Literacy, and the Writing Spaces series of textbooks, and his coauthored book for NCTE, Agency in the Age of Peer Production, was released in Summer 2012.

Brogan Sullivan | Brogan Sullivan is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of South Florida, where he teaches fiction writing and English composition.




Susan Gail Taylor | Susan Gail Taylor is a doctoral student in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition at the University of South Florida. She holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Writing and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science all from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her academic interests include first-year composition pedagogy, composition theory, language theory, autoethnography, and the intersection between rhetoric and technology. She plans to examine digital and physical technical documents from the no-kill animal shelter reform debate and assess their rhetorical strategies for her dissertation.










Allison Wise | Allison Wise is a PhD candidate studying 20th-century British literature at the University of South Florida. Her research primarily explores the conjunction of material culture, memory, and the urban spaces of the British empire. She is also the Managing Editor of the Mailer Review, a journal devoted to the works of Norman Mailer.

Dr. Jason Wirtz | Jason Wirtz is an assistant professor of Rhetoric & Composition and English Education at Hunter College. His research focuses on writerly invention—the intellectual and practical strategies writers use to aid invention.

Dr. Amanda Wray | Dr. Amanda Wray teaches courses in the department of Literature and Language as well as Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. She received a PhD in Composition, Rhetoric, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona





Jennifer A. Yirinec | Jennifer Yirinec received her Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of South Florida and is entering the PhD program in English literature at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include Victorian literature, pre-film technologies, adaptation theory, and composition studies.





Jennifer Janecheck
Visiting Assistant Professor, English, University of Iowa