1994-1997    State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY Ph.D. Writing, Teaching, and Criticism    

    Dissertation: Virtual Prognosis: Writing and the State  

1992-1994    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM  M.A. English, concentration in Creative Writing-Poetry

    Thesis: Zoon: A Postmodern Poetic

1987-1991    Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ  B.A. English/History 


2009-Present Associate Professor, English Department, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

2004-2009    Associate Professor of English and Professional Writing English Department, State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY

2001-2004    Assistant Professor of English and Professional Writing, English Department, State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, NY

1999-2001    Assistant Professor of Humanities and Writing, School of Humanities, Penn State Capital College, Middletown and Schuylkill Haven, PA

1997-1999    Brittain Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA    

1994-1997    Teaching Assistant, English Department, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY    

1992-1994    Teaching Assistant, English Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM


  • John Lovas Memorial Academic Weblog Award for Digital Digs (, awarded May 2008
  • Honorable Mention, W. Ross Winterowd Award for Best Book in Composition Theory for The Two Virtuals: New Media and Composition, awarded April 2008



  • The Two Virtuals: New Media and Composition. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2007.



  • “Social media, public pedagogy, and the end of private learning” in Public Pedagogy: Education and Learning beyond Schooling  Ed. by Jennifer A. Sandlin, Brian D. Schultz, and Jake Burdick. New York: Routledge Press, 2009.
  • “Virtual Haunts: Learning to Live Finally (with New Media)” in Techknowledgies: New Cultural Imaginaries in the Humanities, Arts, & TechnoSciences. Edited by Mary Valentis, Tara Needham, and PaulaYablonsky. Newcastle, UK:  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 28-38.
  • “An Experimental Ph.d Program: Problems and Possibilities.” With Ann Green. In Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession: Training the Next Wave in Rhetoric And Composition  Ed. by Virginia Anderson,and Susan Romano. Hampton Press, 2005. 43-60.



  • Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Professional Writing Programs. (Essay Collection) Edited by David Franke, Alex Reid, and Anthony Di Renzo. Forthcoming from WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2010.
  • “The Write Brain: Professional Writing in the Post-Knowledge Economy” in Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Professional Writing Programs. Edited by David Franke, Alex Reid, and Anthony Di Renzo. Forthcoming from WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2010.
  • “10,000 Years of Virtual Composition.” May 2010, Computers and Writing, West Lafayette, IN
  • “The futurity of the archive: remix and catastrophe,”  18 March 2010, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY
  • “Compositional Computations: Experimenting with Mobile Phone Networks,” 14 March 2009, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA 
  • Invited Featured Speaker. “Miscellanea U: Post-disciplinary networks in social media.” 26 February 2009, SUNY Online Learning Summit, Syracuse, NY 
  • “Authorship And Research In Web 2.0 Publication,” 28 May 2008, Conference on Information Technologies, Batavia, NY
  • “Open Access Pedagogy:  Digital Composition in the Public Sphere,” 23 May 2008, Computers and Writing, Athens, GA
  • “Networked Composition and Public Pedagogy” 11 April 2008, North East MLA, Buffalo, NY
  • “’But I Love Literature:’ Media Networks and Disciplinary Values in English Education.” With Karen Stearns. May 2007, Conference on Information Technologies, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • “Attention Rhetoric: iTunes University and the End of the Sequestered-Semester.” 18 May 2007, Computers and Writing Conference, Detroit
  • “Assessing Writing in an Age of Mobile, Convergent Media.” 21 April 2007, SUNY Council on Writing Conference, Albany, NY
  • “Public and Portable Pedagogy: iTunes University and New Media Materiality.” 24 March 2007, Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York
  • “Virtual Haunts: To Learn to Life Finally (with New Media),”  16 April 2005, Center for the Humanities and Technosciences Conference, Albany, NY
  • “Writing as a Global Phenomenon.” November, 2003. Engaging Philosophy, SUNY-Cortland, NY
  • “New Media: How and Why” May 2003. Computers and Writing Online 
  • “Student Writing at the Center of a Professional Writing Program.” March, 2003. Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, New York
  • “The Virtual and the Visible: Whiteness in Electronic Discourse.” April, 2001. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver.
  • “Panoptics to ‘Cyber-optics:’ Media and Control in eXistenZ” October, 2000. Society for Literature and Science Conference, Atlanta
  • “Technologies for Goals, Goals for Technologies: Instituting an electronic writing program.” April, 2000. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis
  • “Resistance or Opposition: Post-structural Agency in the Cultural Studies Classroom.” April, 2000. Human Sciences Conference, Washington D.C.
  • “Killing English with Technology.” Panel Chair and Respondent. December, 1998. Modern Language Assoc. Conference, San Francisco
  • “Machinehead: Technofascism and Border Subjectivity.” November, 1998. Society for Literature and Science, Gainesville, FL    
  • “Virtual Prognosis: the Production of the Hypertext Conscious.” December, 1997. Modern Language Assoc. Conference, Toronto
  • “Computers and the Anti-Fascist Classroom.”  April, 1997. NorthEast Modern Language Assoc. Conference, Philadelphia
  • “New Lies about the Writing Classroom.”  March, 1996. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee



Grants Awarded

  • “Millennial Learning in a Virtual World.” Millennials Initiative Award Program. Spring 2007. $2500 to pilot the use of Second Life in campus curriculum.
  • Computing Grant. Fall 2006. with Karen Stearns, $2000 awarded for new software and hardware in department computer lab. 
  • Summer/Winter Session Online Course Development. Spring 2006. $1000 to develop a summer, online version of PWR 315: Writing Creative Non-Fiction.
  • Writing in the Disciplines Grant. Fall 2006. With Linda Rosekrans, $5000 to infuse multicultural perspectives and expand the use of technology in the Professional Writing curriculum. 
  • iTunes  University Services. Spring 2006 With Paul van der Veur, Charles Heasley, and Chris Widdall. Established Cortland as an early site for iTunesU.
  • Campus Technology Innovation Grant. Fall 2005. $500 to integrate Web 2.0 technologies  into my course, PWR 209: Writing in Cyberspace I.
  • College Program Assessment Grant. Spring 2005. $800 from this grant was used to fund department assessment.
  • College Faculy Incentive Grant. Fall 2004. I received $1500 to research and write a grant for NeoVox
  • Title III New Media and Graphics Workshop Spring 2004. $1000 to participate in a series of workshops.
  • Title III Learning Community, Spring 2004. $1000 to develop a first-year learning community.
  • Long Range Planning Funding Fall 2001 $860 for technology to infuse in curriculum.

Campus Presentations

  • “Second Life.” 18 April 2008. Sandwich Seminar.
  • “The Future of the Book.” 27 March 2008. Sandwich Seminar. Jacobus Lounge.
  • Invited Presenter, Institute on Teaching Strategies 18 June 2007
  • “Many-to-many: Learning with iTunes U in a Media Network.” With Paul van der Veur and Charles 
  • Heasley. 18 January 2007, SUNY Cortland Spring Semester Open Meeting.
  • “Web 2.0 and the Teaching of Writing.” 26 April 2006. Sandwich Seminar


University at Buffalo

  • ENG 585: Digital Research/Pedagogy
  • ENG 380: New Media
  • ENG 201: Writing II
  • ENG 101: Writing I

SUNY Cortland

  • Internship in Professional Writing
  • Experiments in Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Poetics
  • Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
  • Rhetoric
  • Writing for Online Publication
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing in Cyberspace II
  • Writing Fiction
  • Writing in Cyberspace I/Writing in the Digital Age
  • Seminar in Literary Criticism
  • Special Topics: Cyberpunk Literature
  • Computers and the Study of English
  • Grammar
  • Computers in the English Classroom
  • Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Academic Writing II
  • Academic Writing I

Penn State Capital College

  • Writing in the Humanities
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Business Writing

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Studies of Science and Technology
  • Public and Professional Speaking.
  • Technical and Professional Writing

SUNY Albany

  • Poetics Workshop
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Growing Up in America
  • Reading Literature
  • Reading Prose Fiction
  • Reading Drama

New Mexico State University

  • Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Freshman Composition



  • 2008-2010         Co-editor, Praxis, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
  • 2008-2009 Consultant, Seven Valleys Writing Project (NWP Site)
  • 2003-2009 Technical Advisory Board, Wagadu (
  • 2004                 Conference Director, Central New York Conference on Language and Literature

University at Buffalo

  • 2009-Present    English Department Composition Cmte.
  • 2009-Present    Digital Humanities Steering Cmte.

SUNY Cortland

  • 2007-2008 Blue Ribbon Composition Program Redesign Cmte., English Department

  • 2006-2009t Director, Professional Writing Program, English Department

  • 2006-2009 College Assessment Committee

  • 2006-2007 Editor, The Cortland Cause 

  • 2003-2009 Consultant, NeoVox (

  • 2003-2009 IR Faculty Liaison, Information Resources Committee

  • 2001-2009 Professional Writing Committee, English Department, 

  • 2001-2009 Faculty Advisor, Cortland Writers Association

  • 2003-2004 Chair, Personnel Committee, English Department

  • 2002-2004 Chair (2002), Curriculum Committee, English Department

  • 2002-2004 Assessment Committee, English Department

  • 2001-2003 Uniplanet Steering Committee

Penn State Capital College

  • 2000-2001 Academic Affairs Committee
  • 2000-2001 Intercampus Issues Committee
  • 2000 Technology Strategic Planning Committee

Georgia Tech

  • 1998-1999    Writing Committee
  • 1998-1999    Freshman Partner

SUNY Albany

  • 1995-1997 Editor, the little magazine
  • 1996    Writing Sequence Committee
  • 1996    Faculty Advisory Committee

New Mexico St.

  • 1992-1994    Associate Editor, Puerto del Sol

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