Administrative Experience

Administrative Experience

Director of the University Writing Program, Northern Arizona University 2015- Present

  • Coordinate 180-200 sections of FYC annually
  • Responsible for daily operations and long-term curricular planning
  • Supervise 55-70 total instructors (GTAs and NTT instructors/lecturers)
  • Train and mentor 25-30 brand new GTAs each year
  • Plan and collaboratively lead multi-week orientation/GTA training
  • Create and collaboratively revise standard syllabi, assignments, and rubrics
  • Make composition placement and transfer articulation determinations
  • Determine enrollment patterns, staffing needs, and schedule priorities
  • Conduct annual faculty searches for writing instructors
  • Collaborate with faculty and Composition Committee to select textbooks
  • Work with Liberal Studies Committee, Writing Commons Director, and various stakeholders to educate teachers and help ensure quality writing instruction across campus

First Year Writing Coordinator, University of Rhode Island, 2009-2014

  • Assisted, guided, and supervised 20-25 TAs and instructors each year
  • Met with textbook representatives; evaluated textbook offerings
  • Designed “Syllabus Menu” to replace standard syllabi starting 2013
  • Revised standard syllabi for 100-level courses 2009-2012

Assistant Director of Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2005

  • Planned and led week-long training orientation for 25+ TAs/instructors
  • Supervised and assisted five rhetoric peer advisors and 60+ TAs
  • Created and evaluated placement essay exams
  • Redesigned, reorganized, and updated the rhetoric website

Coordinator, English Articulation Conference at Allerton, 2004-2005

  • Chaired conference planning committee
  • Arranged featured speakers, entertainment, and publisher sponsorship
  • Evaluated proposals, formed panels, made conference schedule

Rhetoric Advisor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2002-2003, 2005-2006

  • Assisted with planning and leading new-instructor orientation
  • Observed, mentored, and evaluated four-five advisees annually