Conference Presentations

“The Arts of Response.” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 15-18, 2019.

“After the Multimodal Turn.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, March 15, 2018.

“Enacting Pedagogy: 7 Microperformances.” Chair. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, March 15, 2018.

"The Arts of Response: The Good, the Bad, and the (Incredibly) Ugly in Writing Workshop and Art Crit Feedback Styles.” The Arts in Society, Vancouver, BC, June 2018

Composition as Installation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March 15, 2018.

"Imagining an Interdisciplinary Writing Studies Minor." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland OR, March 17, 2017.

Keynote speaker. "Transdisciplinarity." The 4th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking. Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education. Berkeley College, NY, October 28, 2016.

Presenter. "No Longer 'Experimental': Collage as Normative Practice, from First-Year Writing to Dissertation." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, April 8, 2016.

Workshop presenter. "Active Support for Radical Pedagogies: The Postpedagogical Movement, Project-Based, Multigenre, and Multimodal Approaches." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX, April 6, 2016.

Invited Speaker. "Resilient Communities." Conference on Community Writing. Boulder, CO. October 16, 2015.

 Chair and Panel Organizer. "Collage: Theory, Pedagogy, Practice." Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, May 2, 2015.

Roundtable Chair, Participant, and Panel Organizer. "We Are All Post-Experimental Now: The Multimodal, Multimedia, Multigenre, Multivoiced Evolution of Writing Studies." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL: March 20, 2015.  

Roundtable Participant. "Critical Expressivism: Moving Beyond the 'Expressivist/Academic' Debate." National Council of Teachers of English. Washington, DC: November, 2014.

Roundtable Chair, Participant, and Panel Organizer. "Creating a Freshman Writing Journal: A Collaboration Between a First-Year Writing Program and a Writing Center." International Writing Centers Association. Orlando, FL: October 30, 2014.

Roundtable Participant. "Reclaiming 'Expressivism': A Critical Conversation." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis: March 22, 20014.

Chair, Participant, and Panel Organizer. "New Pedagogies for Research Writing in the 21st Century: Embodied, Digital, and Multimodal." Writing Research Across Borders III. Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France: February 22, 2014.

Keynote Speaker. "Skee-Ball, Zeppoles, and other Ingredients for Successful Writing Courses." Teaching of Writing Festival, Suffolk Community College, Selden Campus. October 19, 2013. 

Roundtable Chair, Participant, and Panel Organizer. "The World Inside Our Classrooms: What a Diverse Student Body Can Teach its Faculty about Global Learning." American Association of Colleges and Universities, Global Learning in College: Asking Big Questions, Engaging Urgent Challenges. Providence, RI: October 5, 2013.

Invited Speaker. Sequestering Tradition? A Cultural Sustainability Symposium. "A Biodiverse Curriculum: Cultural Sustainability and Compositional Experimentation as Pedagogical Imperatives." Sterling College, Craftsbury, VT: August 16, 2013.

"Ear, Hand, & Eye." Conference on Writing, University of Connecticut. April 5, 2013.

"After the 250th Interview." Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston: March 23, 2013.

"Writing Program as Sanctuary: Cultivating Student Testimonies as an Ecocultural Imperative." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV: March 15, 2013.

"Designing an Institute for Writing Studies: Lessons Learned Six Years After." Modern Language Association, Boston, MA: January 5, 2013.

Invited Speaker. "Composing in the Age of Mashups." Scholar-to-Scholar Symposium and Transfer Fair, Suffolk Community College, Ammerman Campus. February 3, 2012.

 Invited Speaker. "Reading Apocalypse, Writing Eutopia." Writing Studies in the New Humanities. University at Binghamton, NY. February 19, 2010.

Keynote Speaker. "Growing a Writing Program." Two-Year College Association--Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR: October 10, 2009.

Invited Speaker. Sachem School District. November 3, 2009.

Chair, Participant, and Panel Organizer. Thinking Big and Making It Happen: Stories, Strategies, and Lessons Learned from Several Large, Recently Created Writing Programs." Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco: March 12, 2009.

Participant and Panel Organizer. "Ripping Up My Syllabus." Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA: April 5, 2008.

Invited Speaker. Writers Speak Spring 2008. Southampton College, NY: March 26, 2008

Participant and Panel Organizer. "The Ten Thousand Writing Projects Project: Creating a Sustainable Alternative to Textbook Consumption." Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York Hilton: March 22, 2007.

Keynote Address. "Sustenance and Sustainability in the Writing Center." Northeast Writing Centers Association 2007 Conference. University of Connecticut, March 31, 2007.

Invited Speaker. "If You Build It, They Will Come: How We Designed, Budgeted, and Got Approval for an Institute for Writing Studies." Hofstra University, April 18, 2007.

Plenary Speaker. "The Cultural Work of Writing Centers: Contesting Boundaries and the Importance of Local Resistance." International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Minneapolis, MN, October 22, 2005.

"Two-Million-Year-Old DJs, Mashing in the Dataverse." The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies. Providence, RI, August 6, 2005.

Chair. "As Space Shapes Us So We Shape Space: The Impact of Cultural Geography and Place- Based Pedagogy in Composition." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 19 2005.

Keynote Address. "Tracing Memory's Braille: Mapping Lost Narratives. "New York College English Association. April 16, 2005.

Invited lecture. "The Importance of Critical Geography and Place-based Literacy for Composition." Indiana University of Pennsylvania, April 15, 2004.

Participant and Panel Organizer. "Does CCCC Matter? A Critique and Call for Change." Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 26, 2004.

"Creative is Critical: Designing and Evaluating Hybrid, Multimedia, 'Poetic,' and Other Alternative Forms." Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 24, 2004.

"21st Century Neighborhoods." North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community. Saratoga Springs, NY: February 19-21, 2004.

"From Sump to Preserve: The Writing Center as Constructive Sanctuary." International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Hershey, PA. October 24, 2003.

Invited Speaker. "Surviving Dreamtime." University of Kentucky. August 26, 2003.

Invited Speaker. "Prospects for an Ecological English: Implications and Applications of Composition and Sustainability." Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Boston, MA: June 5, 2003.

"Testifying and Bearing Witness." Eco-pedagogies workshop. Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Boston, MA: June 7, 2003.

Invited Speaker. “Sustainable Neighborhoods: Studying Local Communities through Student Writing in the First-Year Seminar.” Drake University. April 8, 2003.

Invited Speaker. "Composition Theory." Faculty Workshop. Sachem Junior High School. Holtsville, NY: April, 2003.

“Misreadings and Mistaken Identities: Tales of Culture Clash in the Writing Center.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York: March 22, 2003.

Invited Speaker. "Writing in Place." Boston College, First-Year Writing Program, October 17, 2002.

“When Going Home Isn’t So Easy: Testimonies from Students in an Urban University.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL: April, 2001.

Plenary Speaker. "Composition and Sustainability." Annual Conference for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Flagstaff, AZ: June, 2001.

"Nine-Way Mind." EPoetry 2001. State University at Buffalo. April, 2001.

Chair. "When Is Hypertext Not Text?" Conference on College Composition and Communication. Denver, CO. March, 2001.

Workshop facilitator. "(Re)Composing a Community of (Eco)Compositionists: New Perspectives on Greening the Curriculum." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Denver, CO, March, 2001.

"Sustainability in English Studies: A Conversation Waiting to Happen." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Denver, CO, March 2001.

"The Quilt Project." American Association of Higher Education. Washington, DC, March, 1999.

"Between Apocalypse and (E)utopia: A Multimedia Performance." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA, March, 1999. 

"The Future of Narrative Discourse: Internet Constructs of Literacy and Identity." Symposium. Pittsburgh: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, May, 1999.

"From WAC to SAC: Composition, Sustainability, and the New Curriculum." Fourth National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. June, 1999.

"Blurred Lines and Permeable Boundaries." CUNY Writing Centers, Association Tenth Annual Conference. Baruch College, NY. March, 1998.

 "Reinventing Local Space: Regional Planning and Service Learning in the Writing Course." Local Geographies and the Politics of Space Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL, April, 1998.

“The Future of Narrative Discourse: Internet Constructs of Literacy and Identity”. Symposium. Pittsburgh: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA, October, 1998.

"Environmental Literacy and Sustainable Composition." Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and CompositionLouisville, KY, October, 1998.

Chair. "Storytelling and Other Ways of Connecting Classroom Literacy to Our Lives." Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and CompositionLouisville, KY, October, 1998.

"Survival, Sustainability, and Freshman Composition." Utopian Studies Conference. Montreal, Quebec, October, 1998.

 Participant and Panel Organizer. "The Survival Braid: Coming Out and Going Under with the Art of Taqqiya." (Not) Just Surviving Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Phoenix, AZ, March, 1997.

Guest Speaker. Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY. April, 1997.

"On Listening to the Inner Ghosts/Within that Twilight Space/Where Fact and Fiction Cancel Out the Other." New York College English Association. Rochester, NY, September, 1997.

"Teaching Self and Place Through a Sustainable Lens." Fourth International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Garden City, NY, October, 1997. 

"Earth/Mind X Mind/Earth = Earthworm Hermeneutics." Earthworms, Dragons, and the Carnival: Theorizing Resistance Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Milwaukee, WI., March, 1996.

"Why Work? Toward Ludic Revolutions and Sustainable Economies." From the Universities to the Marketplace: The Business Ethics Journey. Niagara Falls, NY, November, 1996.

"Synthetic Linking in the Third Classroom: Writing About Work in Webs." Popular Culture and the Humanities. Philadelphia, PA, November, 1996.

"Double Agents and Sub Rosa Syllabi," Graduate Student Professional Development Lecture Series, SUNY Albany, April, 1995.

Guest speaker. The Writing Center and The English Graduate Students Association, SUNY Albany, April, 1995.

Chair. "Refiguring the Social Turn: Composition’s Expressive History." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Washington, DC, March, 1995.

Participant and Panel Organizer. "Shock Pedagogy: Teaching (the) Extremities." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Washington, DC, March, 1995.

"Writing at World’s End." Teaching from a Nexus of Discourses in English Studies: Reconsidering Undergraduate Curricula. SUNY Albany, October, 1995.

"Going Off-Grid: Lessons Learned from Alternative Communal Living in the Burnt-Over District." Religion and Popular Culture Panel. Mid-Atlantic American Culture Association / Popular Culture Association Conference. Syracuse. NY, November, 1995.

"The Environmental Self: Foundation for a Writing Course." Issues in Composition Instruction Roundtable. National Council of Teachers of English Conference. San Diego, CA, November, 1995.

"The Hydra-Headed Workshop: Computers, Egos, Voices." Revitalizing Classroom Practice Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Nashville, TN, March, 1994.

"Writing in Tongues in the Virtual Sanctuary." Interactive Technologies and Network Media Panel. Society for Literature and Science. Boston, MA. November, 1993.

"A Model for Student Workshops on Sexual and Racial Harassment." New York State College Learning Skills Association. Ellenville, NY. March, 1992.

"Institutional Fear and Liberal Naiveté in the Multicultural Debate." Facing Resistance: The Difficulty of Institutional, Teacher and Student Opposition to Multiple Literacies Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Cincinnati, OH, March, 1992. 

"‘The Design of Spontaneous Synergy, or, Take a Walk on the Hard Drive.’ The Albany Awopbop Groupuscle Shares Its Secrets.” What is Modern(?) Conference. U Mass Amherst, MA, October, 1992.

"Taking Afrocentric Rhetoric Seriously." Constructs for Composing: Creativity, Culture, and Metaphor Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Boston, MA, March, 1991.

"Drastically Reconceptualizing the Teaching of Writing." Post-Structuralist Theory and the Teaching of Writing Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Boston, MA, March, 1991.

"Writing Differently: New Feminist Approaches to Composition." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Chicago, IL, March, 1990.

"What is 'Feminine' Composition, and Why Should We Teach It?" Feminist Composition, Feminine Composition Panel. MLA Convention. Chicago, IL, December, 1990.

"Constructing Texts with George Dillon and Gertrude Stein: When Categories of Composition Dissolve." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Seattle, WA, March, 1989.

Circumventing the Closure of 'Closure': 20th Century Alternatives to a Dualistic Problem." Closure in 20th-Century Poetry: Absence or Presence and What does It All Mean? Panel. MLA Convention. Washington, DC, December, 1989.