education

Doctor of Philosophy, English: Rhetoric and Composition   –   expected May 2018
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Areas of Emphasis: Professional and Technical Writing, Digital Rhetorics
Dissertation: Conventions of the Commons: Technical Communication and Crowsdsourced Digital Publishing
Committee: Dr. Patricia Sullivan (chair), Dr. Jenny Bay, Dr. Michael Salvo, Dr. Richard Johnson-Sheehan

Master of Arts, English: Technical Communication   –   May 2013
Graduate Certificate: Publishing and Editing   –   May 2012
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Bachelor of Science, English: Professional and Technical Writing   –   May 2006
Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Minor: American Studies

International Education
Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Professional Writing in Postindustrial Scotland. Summer 2014
Texas Tech University Study Abroad. Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Austria. Human Geography. Summer 2012
University of Plymouth, Exmouth, Devon, UK. 2003 – 2004

 

publications

Chesley, A. (forthcoming, 2017) A brief history of crowdsourced digital publishing at LibriVox.org. Proceedings of the Annual Computers & Writing Conference. WAC Clearinghouse.

Chesley, A. (2017). Users as makers: User experience design for and by the crowd. Proceedings from the 35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. https://doi.org/10.1145/3121113.3121201

Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., Laux, D., Parupudi, T., Kardgar, A., & Knapp, S. (2017, June), Assessing the impact of an interdisciplinary First-Year Experience program. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27626 

Kardgar, A., Mentzer, N., Laux, D., Chesley, A., & Whittinghill, D. M. (2017, June), Developing strategies for instruction and assessment of infographics for first-year Technology students. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28150

Parupudi, T., Knapp, S., Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., & Laux, D. (2017, June), Comparing Team Member Effectiveness in Integrated and Non-Integrated First-year Introductory Design Courses. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28054  

Coots, M. W., Knapp, S., Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., & Laux, D. (2017, June), An Evaluation of STEM Integration Effectiveness by Artifact Analysis. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/27557

Chesley, A. (2017). Indexing it all: The subject in the age of documentation, information, and data, by Ronald E. Day. [Review of the book Indexing it all: The subject in the age of documentation, information, and data, by Ronald E. Day.] Technical Communication Quarterly, 26(1), 97–99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2016.1258268  

Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., Jackson, A., Laux, D., & Renner, M. (2016, June), Integrating Technology, English, and Communication courses for first-year Technology students. Proceedings from the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/25414

Chesley, A. (2012). Review of Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith. [Review of the book Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith.] Journal of Electronic Publishing, 15(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0015.105  

Chesley, A. (2012). The Hows and Whys of Technical Editing. [Review of the book Technical Editing, 5th ed. by Carolyn D. Rude and Angela Eaton.] Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators’ Communicator. Spring 2012. 52–53.

 

works in progress

Chesley, A. (abstract accepted). Invisible and inaudible: The work of digitizing the public domain as public service. Special issue: Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Knapp, S., Chesley, A. Michael W. Coots, M. W. Mentzer, N., Laux, D. (under review) The impacts of integrating English, Communication, and Design Thinking. Journal of Technology Education.

Chesley, A., Knapp, S., Mentzer, N. Laux, D., Kardgar, A. (revise and resubmit). Interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches for integrated first-year design. Advances in Engineering Education.

Unger, D., Wallin, J., Vealey, K., Marino, N.P., Liddle, D., Chesley, A., Craig, S.E., & Gerding, J.M. (revise and resubmit). Pedagogy-in-progress: Continuing James Berlin’s cultural studies approach to writing instruction. Composition Studies.

 

presentations

Public Technical Communication
Users as makers: User experience design for and by the crowd. Paper presented at the ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication. Halifax, Nova Scotia. August 2017. (International Conference)

Tracing and valuing free, crowdsourced Digital Humanities work. Paper presented at Computers and Writing. Findlay, Ohio. June 2017. (National Conference)

The making-public of All The Things. Ignite talk presented at Purdue University’s Professional Writing Showcase Ignite Session. April 2017.

Tending to the multilingual, transmedia, crowdsourced cultural commons of LibriVox.org. Presented at Cultural Rhetorics. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 30 September–2 October 2016. (Regional Conference)

Negotiating standards for open, collaborative, Digital Humanities projects. Presented at the Graduate Research Network Workshop at Computers and Writing. Rochester, New York. May 2016. (National Conference)

The open-sourcing of Tech Comm: DIY sites and Technical Communication pedagogy. Panel presented with Miles Kimball and Tim Elliot at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, Indiana. March 2014. (National Conference)

Pedagogy + Interdisciplinarity
Assessing the impact of an interdisciplinary first-year experience program. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Columbus, Ohio. June 2017. (National Conference)

Developing strategies for instruction and assessment of infographics for first-year technology students. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Columbus, Ohio. June 2017. (National Conference)

New directions in engagement pedagogy: Bridging gaps between stakeholders via digital tools and techniques. Panel presented with Trinity Overmyer and Erin Brock Carlson at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference. Portland, Oregon. March 2017. (National Conference)

Design, communication, and writing: Interdisciplinary integration for first year technology students. Poster presented at the ACM Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication Student Research Competition. Silver Spring, Maryland. September 2016. (International Conference)

Integrating Technology, English, and Communication courses for first-year Technology students. Poster presented with Andrew Jackson and Asefeh Kardgar at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. New Orleans, Louisiana. June 2016. (National Conference)

Feminism, rhetoric, and writing: ‘Yogas’ of the university space. Panel presented with Whitney Myers and Jackie Hoermann at Feminisms and Rhetorics. Arizona State University. Phoenix, Arizona. October 2015. (National Conference)

Digital Media + Intellectual Property
On the ownability and openness of creative work. Presented at Intellectual Properties: Archive, Canon, Clone, Copy. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota. September 2014. (Regional Conference)

Data and cliques: Recipes as representative, instructive practice. Presented at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana. March 2014. (National Conference)

Digital authorship and voyeurism on Pinterest. Presented at Writing Research Across Borders III. Paris, France. Université Paris–Ouest, Nanterre, La Défense. February 2014. (International Conference)

Food, community, and copyright: Recipes as invitational, communal, and open-source argument. Presented at the 29th Annual All-University Conference: Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace through Empowering Women, Part II. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas. April 2013. (Regional Conference)

Authorship/ownership/curatorship on Pinterest and other social networks. Presented at the Research Network Forum of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 2013. (National Conference)

The forms and functions of food photography on Pinterest. Presented at the Southwest/Texas Pop Culture and American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2013. (Regional Conference)

 

workshops & invited talks

On Organizing the LibriVox Online Community. 10-Minute Tech Comm Podcast with Dr. Ryan Weber. August 2017

The Integrated Freshman Experience: Lessons learned from 2016–2017. Workshop presentation for instructors on interdisciplinary integrated teaching and research. August 2017

Stitching community: Quilt crafting as a construction of technology, meaning-making, and digital life. Workshop presented with Sherri Craig and John Sherrill. Cultural Rhetorics. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan. October 2016

The Integrated Freshman Experience: Lessons learned from 2015–2016. Workshop presentation for instructors on interdisciplinary integrated teaching and research. August 2016.

Academic citations: MLA and APA styles. Purdue Writing Lab Workshop. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana. July 2015

Resumes. Purdue Writing Lab Workshop for Project Stepping Stone of Indiana. West Lafayette, Indiana. June 2015

Research writing for general audiences. Purdue Writing Lab Workshop for Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research student authors. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana. April 2015

Editing and mentoring student authors. Purdue Writing Lab Workshop Series for Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research student editors. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana. February 2015

Designing research posters. Workshop on poster preparation for the Next Generation Scholars Fair. Sponsored by Purdue Graduate Student Government Academic and Professional Development. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana. October 2014

Online portfolios. Workshop presentation for the Society for Technical Communication, Intermountain chapter. Weber State University–Davis. Layton, Utah. November 2009

 

teaching & tutoring experience

 

(The * indicates courses where I taught as instructor of record. Sample syllabi are available here.)

Professional Writing at Purdue
Introduction to Research for Professional Writers* (ENGL 203, for PW majors), 1 section – Spring 2017
Online Business Writing* (ENGL 420Y), 3 sections – Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
Technical Writing* (ENGL 421), 1 section – Spring 2016
Business Writing* (ENGL 420), 1 section – Fall 2015

Introductory Composition at Purdue
Purdue Promise Learning Community, Introductory Composition* (ENGL 106R), 1 section – Fall 2014
Introductory Composition* (ENGL 106), 3 sections – Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

Purdue Writing Lab
Writing Tutor, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015
ESL Conversation Group Leader, Spring 2015, Summer 2015
Purdue OWL Content developer, Fall 2014

Texas Tech University First-Year Writing
Advanced College Rhetoric* (ENGL 1302), 2 sections – Spring 2013
Essentials of College Rhetoric* (ENGL 1301), 2 sections – Fall 2012

Russell Ridge Center, Maple Valley, Washington
Beginning Web Design, 1 section – Spring 2007

editing & other experience

Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, Texas
Contractor (proofreading, editing), August 2012 – present
Editorial Assistant, August 2011 – August 2012

Salt Lake Community College, South Jordan, Utah
Library specialist, October 2009 – August 2011

Kopy It & Scrapbook Supply, Gallatin, Missouri
Graphic designer and print manager, May 2006 – December 2006

The Parent Help Resource Center, Gallatin, Missouri
Writer, web developer, and graphic designer, May 2006 – December 2006

Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, Logan, Utah
Editorial Assistant and webmaster, September 2004 – May 2006

 

academic appointments

Research Assistant, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Summer 2015 – present
Planned and facilitated a large, mixed-methods research study aimed at measuring the educational impact of an interdisciplinary, integrated first-year experience course.

Assistant Director, Purdue Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Program, Fall 2015 – Summer 2017
Worked under Dr. Patricia Sullivan to coordinate large and small events for the program, recruit prospective graduate students, mentor current graduate students, and communicate with alumni.

 

honors & awards

Promise Graduate Student Research Award – Purdue University College of Liberal Arts LINK LINK LINK
$1,500 to support research and international conference travel for graduate students, based on application.
Received June 2017

Graduate Summer Research Grant – Purdue Research Foundation
$3,332 in support of 2 consecutive months of summer research, based on application.
Received April 2017

Pedagogy Travel Grant – Graduate Student English Association & Introductory Composition at Purdue
$200 toward conference travel for graduate students presenting pedagogical presentations, based on application.
Received April 2017

Promise Graduate Student Research Award – Purdue University College of Liberal Arts
$500 to support research and conference travel for graduate students, based on application.
Received September 2016

ATTW Research Methods Workshop Scholarship LINK TO THIS – Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
$200 toward conference registration and accommodations, based on application.
Received Spring 2017

Ross Fellowship – Purdue University English Department
~$24,000 stipend and tuition waiver for the recruitment of outstanding PhD students.
Received for the 2013–2014 academic year

Texas Tech University Press Graduate Publishing & Editing Assistantship
~$30,000 stipend and tuition waiver for graduate studies in publishing & editing.
Received for the 2011–2012 academic year

 

technical skills

Content management using Wordpress, Drupal, Blackboard, Canvas, Squarespace
Audio/video production in Adobe Captivate, Quicktime, iMovie
Audio recording and editing in GarageBand
Web design using HTML, CSS, some XML, basic scripting in javascript, PHP
Graphic design for print and web using Adobe Creative Suite, Open Office Suite, GIMP
Editing, proofreading, transcription, manuscript preparation, some typesetting
Qualitative coding and analysis in NVivo
Print production and some bookbinding

 

engagement & service

LibriVox.org, global public domain audiobook project
Community Podcast Host, August 2017
Book Coordinator, November 2016 – present
    The Arte or Crafte of Rhethoryke, by Leonard Cox (in progress)
    Caliban by the Yellow Sands, by Percy MacKaye (in progress)
    On the Sublime, by Longinus, https://archive.org/details/on_the_sublime_1705_librivox ­(cataloged May 2017)
Reader (36 projects) and Proof Listener (11 projects), January 2016 – present
https://librivox.org/reader/10603 

Conference on College Composition and Communication
Stage 1 Reviewer for CCCC’s 2018 proposals, May 2017

ACM’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC)
Stage 2 Reviewer for conference paper submissions, May 2017
Stage 1 Reviewer for conference proposals, February 2017

Introductory Composition at Purdue
Writing Showcase Judge, April 2014 & April 2015  

Digital Humanities Lab, Texas Tech University English Department, Lubbock, Texas
Transcriber for the Texas Manuscript Cultures LINK ?  project, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Letterpress Lab, Texas Tech University English Department, Lubbock, Texas
Press Devil (cleaning, organizing, distributing type), Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
MaterialBookCulture (YouTube series for and by book history students), Spring 2012

 

professional memberships

Association of Computing Machinery
National Council of Teachers of English
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Purdue Rhetoric Society of America
Purdue Graduate Student English Association

 

community involvement

Purdue Musical Organizations All Campus and Community Chorale – performing member
Blue Moon Rising Choir – performer, Fall 2016
Lafayette Civic Theatre – performer, volunteer
Food Finders Food Bank – volunteer
CityFoods Co-Op – volunteer

 

relevant coursework

Rhetoric and Composition
Postmodernism and Composition Studies, Spring 2015   (Dr. Michael Salvo)
Gender, Rhetoric and the Body, Spring 2015   (Dr. Jenny Bay)
History of Rhetoric: Modern Period, Fall 2014 (Dr. Patricia Sullivan)
History of Rhetoric: Classical Period, Spring 2014 (Dr. Richard Johnson-Sheehan)
Teaching Introductory Composition II, Spring 2014 (Dr. Richard Johnson-Sheehan)
Teaching Introductory Composition I, Fall 2013   (Dr. Thomas Rickert)
Introduction to Composition Theory, Fall 2013   (Dr. Jenny Bay)
Intercultural Communication, Spring 2013   (Dr. Rich Rice)
Written Argumentation, Fall 2012   (Dr. Amanda Booher and Dr. Joyce Carter)
Rhetorical Theory, Fall 2012   (Dr. Ken Baake and Dr. Amanda Booher)
Visual Rhetoric, Spring 2012 (Dr. Miles Kimball)

Professional Writing
Professional Writing Theory, Fall 2014   (Dr. Patricia Sullivan)
Institutional Rhetorics, Fall 2013   (Dr. Patricia Sullivan)
Usability Studies, Spring 2013   (Dr. Brian Still)
Technical Manuals: Instructional Development and Design, Spring 2012   (Dr. Craig Baehr)
Foundations of Technical Communication, Fall 2011   (Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook)

Digital Rhetorics
Computers, Language, and Rhetoric, Fall 2015   (Dr. Samantha Blackmon)
Rhetoric, Games, and Play, Spring 2014   (Dr. Samantha Blackmon)
Digital Studio: Memory Practices and Technoscience, Fall 2013   (Dr. Nathan Johnson)

Publishing and Textual Scholarship
Advanced Problems in Literature: History of the Book, Spring 2012   (Dr. Ann Hawkins)
Research Methods in Literature and Language: Bibliography, Fall 2011   (Dr. Ann Hawkins and Dr. Jennifer Snead)
Publications Management, Fall 2011   (Dr. Brian Still)

Research Methods
Empirical Research Methods, Spring 2015   (Dr. Patricia Sullivan)
Field Methods of Research, Spring 2013   (Dr. Rebecca Rickly)

Languages and Linguistics
World Englishes, Spring 2016   (Dr. Margie Berns)
Intensive ESL Tutor Training, Spring 2015   (Dr. Vicki R. Kennell)
German for Reading Knowledge, Spring 2014   (Ms. Claudia Mueller-Green)

 

references

Available upon request.