|2007 - Present||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communications, Media, and the Arts|
|2001 - 2007||Graduate Teaching Associate, University of South Florida|
|2003 - 2004||Coordinator of Computer, Mediated Instruction, University of South Florida|
|1998 - 2001||Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida Atlantic University|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2008 - Present||Co-Editor, Quadrivium: A Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Scholarship||2012 - 2015||Member, M.A. Application Review Committee||2015||Member, COMP Assessment Committee, NSU Department of Writing and Communication,||2015||Member, Community OutreachCommittee, NSU Department of Writing and Communication,||2015||Memeber, NSU Editorial Board||2015||Chair, Web Presence Committee, NSU Department of Writing and Communication,||2014||Member, Academic Program Metric Committee||2010 - 2012||Member, Sustainability Committee, Nova Southeastern University||2012||Member, Academic Review Committee, Biomedical Informatics major||2009 - 2010||Chair, Enhancing Online/Hybrid Classes Committee, Nova Southeastern University||2006 - 2009||Online Editor, JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory||2004 - 2006||Managing Editor, JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory||2004||Guest Editor, JDM Bibliophile, Edgar Hirshberg Memorial Issue||Member, Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (ATAC)||Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)||Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)||Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)||Member, Popular Culture Association (PCA)||Member, Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)|
Honors and Awards
- (2007) Outstanding Dissertation Award Nomination, USF Graduate School, University of South Florida
- (2006) Alice Hearne Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, University of South Florida
- (2005) Joseph Bentley Teaching Fellowship for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student, Department of English, University of South Florida
- (2005) Harry S. Newman Award for Academic Promise, Department of English, University of South Florida
- (2004) Irving and Molly Rubin Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of English, University of South Florida
- (2004) Pass with Distinction, Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams, University of South Florida
- (2004) Edgar Hirshberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Florida Center for Writers
- (2003) Provost’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Assistant, University of South Florida
- (2001) Certificate of Appreciation for Invaluable Assistance, South Eastern Women’s Studies Association
|2007||Ph.D., English, University of South Florida|
|2001||M.A., English, Florida Atlantic University|
|1998||B.A., English, Florida Atlantic University|
Designing Digressions with Eric D. Mason Digressions Literary & Art Journal Gallery (2017)
“Digressions” are temporary departures or instances of divergence from a main theme, so it makes sense that this journal invites students to move away from the rigidity of academia and scholarship. As D.J. King–our first ...
How to Get Hit on the Head and Laugh About It: Humor in the Formation of Self Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship (2012)
Students come to a university for many reasons, but rarely would one say that one of those reasons is to tell (or listen to) jokes. But I think humor can be much more central to ...
Greening the Globe, One Map at a Time The Community Literacy Journal (2009)
Literacy is often conceived as the literacy of community members, but rarely as these members’ literacy of their communities. Although our sense of community has become increasingly separated from geography, our local environment is a ...
Remediating the Magic Kingdom: Notes Toward a Poetics of Technology Currents in Electronic Literacy (2008)
In this essay, I will address the imagined technologies within and the existing technologies surrounding Cory Doctorow's sci-fi novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (DOMK ). DOMK takes place at a Disney theme ...
“Border-Building: Cultural Turf and the Maintenance of Hybridity M/C Journal (2004)
Borders seem to be dropping all around us. Interdisciplinary university curricula, international free trade, wireless broadband technologies—these and many other phenomena suggest a steady decline in the rigidity and quantity of borders delimiting social interactions. ...
Books and Book Contributions (3)
Cooking the Books: Jewish Cuisine and the Commodification of Difference Communication, Media, and Arts Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2008)
Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. Contributors explore how these various modes ...
“Her very phrases”: Exploiting the Metaphysics of Presence in Twelfth Night Communication, Media, and Arts Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2008)
This chapter argues that, in addition to the favoring of speech over writing, "many other hidden sediments cling" to the "metaphysico-theological roots" of the metaphysics of presence, including the ideological commitments related to gender that ...
Me, You, and My Avatar: Composing Real Identities in Virtual Worlds CAHSS Intellectual Conversations (2014)
From social media to online dating sites to video games, we now have the ability to "curate" our online identities, much like a curator would select only certain paintings in a museum's collection to be ...
In MEDIAs Res CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2020)
This project curates 2019-2020 CRDM coursework completed in WRIT 5320 Advanced Writing for Technologies, WRIT 5340 Studies in Multimodality and Digital Media, WRIT 5400 Technical Writing, and WRIT 5800 Editing, Layout, and Design, and features ...
And . . . Action!(?): Directing and Performing Emotion in the Writing Center CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
We invite participants to attune to the direction and performance of emotions in writing centers to create more equitable conditions for teaching and learning.
Disrupting the Stories We Tell: Emotion, Identity, and Embodiment in the Writing Center CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2018)
Stories shape the work that we do, producing both reassurance and dissonance as we reconcile reproduced lore to lived reality. This panel seeks to disrupt our understandings of how narratives are constructed, circulated, and utilized ...
Engaging the Faculty: Developing Content and Writing Support CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2018)
In this roundtable, presenters gather information on interactions with university faculty and writing centers. Upon reflection, they will ask participants to collaborate on discussing best practices concerning the development of workshops and overall supportive content ...