Chad E. Iwertz

Welcome to CEIwertz.com, the official online site for the academic and professional work of Chad E. Iwertz. I am a PhD candidate in rhetoric, composition, and literacy at Ohio State University, where I teach courses in rhetoric and composition, disability studies, and digital media studies.

My research focuses on the framing of disability in technologies of accommodation, access, and accessibility in composition classrooms. My dissertation project, Written in Light: Communication Access and the Methodologies of Disability Service Transcription, explores the composing habits and practices of over 100 professional disability service transcribers across North America.

Accessing This Site

This adaptive website has been designed with access in mind: I have worked to make it as accessible as possible to a range of users. If you have recommendations for how access on the site can be improved, please reach out to me using this contact form.

Image at the top of the navigation sidebar, viewable on all pages throughout this website, is a closeup of me inside Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirror room, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. The room infinitely reflects and repeats hundreds of twinkle lights of many colors. Because the room is mirrored on all sides we can also see distorted images of me repeated, as well as distorted reflections of Lorene Duffy in a striped sweater, who is taking this picture.

Education

  • PhD 2019 (expected)

    Doctor of Philosophy in English

    Ohio State University

  • MA 2014

    Master of Arts in English

    Oregon State University

  • BA 2008

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Pepperdine University

Awards & Recognition

  • 2018-2019
    Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship
    The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious and competitive award given by the Ohio State University Graduate School. It recognizes the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of students entering the final phase of their dissertation research.
  • 2018
    Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award
    Among the highest honors given to graduate teaching associates (or GTAs) at Ohio State University, the Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award (or OGATA) recognizes one College of Arts and Sciences GTA annually for excellence in teaching. The award is especially meaningful in that the entire award process is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council. Only undergraduate students may submit nominations, and the Arts and Sciences Student Council reviews CVs and comprehensive student evaluations of teaching, interviews nominees, visits classes, and makes the final selection. For the 2017-2018 academic year, about 120 GTAs were nominated for the OGATA.
  • 2018
    Kitty O. Locker Prize for Excellence in Business Communication
    The Kitty O. Locker Prize for Excellence in Business Communication is a $1000 prize awarded annually for the best publication, conference paper, or dissertation chapter on business, professional, or technical communication produced by a graduate student in the Ohio State University Department of English.
  • 2017
    Ohio State University Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Award
    Among the highest honors conferred to graduate and professional students at Ohio State University. This award is presented annually to only 5 of the nearly 15,000 graduate and professional students enrolled at Ohio State, recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions in leadership and service outside their academic program. Winners are selected based on their demonstrated ability to balance scholarship with leadership and community involvement.
  • 2017
    Excellence in Teaching First-Year Writing Award
    This Ohio State University English Department Award recognizes ingenuity, resourcefulness, and/or creativity in teaching a first-year writing course. Award winners are selected through review of student evaluations, a representative piece of course pedagogical material, and a cover letter framing the instructor's teaching philosophy, goals, and methods.
  • 2015
    Digital Media Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work
    The Digital Media Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work recognizes outstanding digital media work completed by graduate students in the Department of English at Ohio State University.

Administrative Appointments

  • 20182016

    Second Year Writing Program Associate

    Ohio State University English Department

  • 20172015

    Teaching Orientation Facilitator

    Ohio State University Center for the Advancement of Teaching

  • 20152014

    Associate to the Vice Chair of Rhetoric

    Ohio State University English Department

  • 20142013

    First Year Writing Program Associate

    Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature, and Film

  • 20142013

    Writing Intensive Curriculum Assistant

    Oregon State University Writing Intensive Curriculum Program

Academic Appointments

  • 20172015

    Digital Media Project Associate

    Ohio State University English Department

  • 20182014

    Graduate Teaching Associate

    Ohio State University English Department

  • 20142012

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature, and Film

  • 20082007

    Writing Tutor

    Pepperdine University Writing Center