Three CRDM Students and several NCSU faculty members attended and presented at the 2017 Carolinas Writing Program Administrators Meeting in the Middle Conference. Meridith Reed (3rd year CRDM student) and Dana Gierdowski (CRDM alumna) served as Featured Advocates and shared their work, “More One-on-One Attention”: Advocating with Research for Student and Teacher Needs in Writing Spaces.”
Kendra Andrews (2nd year CRDM student) ran a brief workshop, “CFP Central” where participants learned and shared ideas about proposals for the upcoming CRDM Symposium and this summer’s CWPA Conference in Knoxville, TN.
Meridith Reed and Dana Gierdowski served as facilitators for Advocacy Interest Group Workshops and explored on-going work with the presenters and participants of the conference.
Chen Chen (3rd year CRDM student) and Casie Fedukovich (Assistant Director of the FYW Program) also attended and added their voices to the ongoing conversation.
Second-year CRDM student Krystin Gollihue presented at the Carolina Rhetoric Conference held at the University of South Carolina.
Her presentation was titled “#FarmHer and the Hybrid Rhetoric of 21st Century Female Farmers” and detailed a visual analysis of Instagram images made by women in agriculture that both push against and reify the boundaries of traditional gender identity and labor.
Third-year CRDMer, Peter Kudenov unconditionally passed his exams last Friday and is now ABD. Peter’s committee is chaired by Dr. David Rieder, and joined by Drs. Helen Burgess, Tim Menzies (Computer Science), and Stephen Wiley.
Congratulations to Peter!!!
Last week, second-year CRDMer, Kendra L. Andrews, attended the International Conference on Writing Analytics in St. Petersburg, Florida where she presented on “Mining for Transfer: Using MyReviewers to Address Evidence of Writing Transfer in Upper-Level STEM courses.” Her presentation evolved from her work with Dr. Chris Anson on a NSF-funded research project on facilitated peer review in upper-level STEM courses in conjunction with faculty at USF, Penn, Dartmouth, and MIT. Kendra’s primary focus is applying transfer theories to peer review practices in STEM-courses with Richard Straub’s work, “Responding—Really Responding—to Other Student Writers” as the framework for analysis.
With this research focus, Andrews will attend the 2017 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research in New Hampshire. At the seminar, she will spend two weeks developing her research as she moves toward publication and working toward her dissertation.
Third-year CRDM student, Sarah Evans, unconditionally passed her comprehensive exams, and successfully presented her dissertation prospectus. Her committee is co-chaired by Dr. Sarah Stein and Dr. Nick Taylor, and joined by Dr. Helen Burgess, Dr. Liz Craig, and Dr. Emma Westecott (OCAD Univ, Canada).
Third-year CRDM student, Jessica Elam-Handloff, successfully passed her preliminary exams today. Jessica’s committee is chaired by Dr. Steve Wiley, joined by Drs. Chris Ingraham, Andrew Johnston, and Nick Taylor.
Jessica’s dissertation will draw on concepts from Foucault, Kittler, Guattari, and Deleuze to develop a genealogy of media technologies and war gaming, from World War II to the present, in both military and commercial gaming contexts.
Third-year CRDM student Melissa Adams unconditionally passed her preliminary doctoral exams today. Her committee is chaired by Dr. Melissa Johnson, and joined by Dr. Jessica Jameson, Dr. Cat Warren, and Dr. Adam Saffer (UNC-Chapel Hill).