Teaching Samples

Teaching is a vital part of my identity as a scholar. My teaching and research, as a research feedback loop, both inform each other and help me to continually take up and refine pedagogies that are both flexible and inclusive to the different bodyminds that enter into the composition classroom.

English 1110: English Composition

English 1110 is the first of two writing courses that students must take at Ohio State University. The course focuses on analytical writing, focusing on elements of academic research, rhetorical analysis, and effective writing.

In this sample assignment overview, taken from an online first-year composition course, I present my adapted version of Peter Elbow and Vicki Tolar Burton’s believer and doubter game to outline effective reading strategies for students.

This short video lecture, again taken from an online first-year composition course, overviews some of the main moves in rhetorically searching and collecting resources for research. This lecture, one of a number of resources I use when teaching information literacy, highlights library resources available the institution where the course was taught: Ohio State University.

English 2367: Language, Identity, and Culture in the U.S. Experience

English 2367 is the second of two composition courses that the University requires most undergraduates to take. Because English 2367 is a higher level course (generally taken by students in their second year), it offers texts and ideas that are more challenging and thought-provoking.

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Composing for Public Audiences: Writing, Rhetoric, and Research

Composing for Public Audiences is a free, massively open online course based on second-year writing objectives at Ohio State and hosted through Canvas. You may access the course here.

In this video lecture, I introduce and walk through the course’s fourth assignment: a research-based assignment for a public audience.

In this video lecture, I teach effective strategies for conducting peer review using the describe, assess, suggest model.

This Prezi is a collaborative effort with Mike Blancatto. Through Prezi’s interactive interface, we curate some of the multimodal work participants created in previous iterations of the massive open online course.

English 4554: English Studies and Global Human Rights

English Studies and Global Human Rights is an upper-division course that teaches students about social and political issues surrounding human rights and its representation through law, narrative, pop culture, and film.

This presentation supports a short lecture on Deafness and global human rights, as well as an accompanying small- and large-group discussion surrounding topics and issues addressed in the lecture. The activity builds toward research projects students undertake of their own interest in global human rights.

This presentation accompanies a collaboratively-taught unit on disability and global human rights. It combines quotes from student responses, videos of interest, and discussion questions to stimulate conversation, analysis, critique, and further research ideas for the students in the class.