Organizers

Con­fer­ence Committee

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Veron­ica House (con­fer­ence chair)
Asso­ciate Fac­ulty Direc­tor for Service-Learning and Out­reach, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boulder

Dr. Veron­ica House is Asso­ciate Fac­ulty Direc­tor for Service-Learning and Out­reach in the Pro­gram for Writ­ing and Rhetoric at the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boul­der.  As founder of the University’s Writ­ing Ini­tia­tive for Ser­vice and Engage­ment, she cre­ated the first service-learning Writ­ing and Rhetoric courses for first-year stu­dents and has coor­di­nated the Pro­gram for Writ­ing and Rhetoric’s trans­for­ma­tion into one of the only writ­ing pro­grams in the nation to have inte­grated service-learning through­out its lower and upper divi­sion courses.  She has worked with fac­ulty at col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try to design service-learning courses and pro­grams.  She works on the Advi­sory Com­mit­tee for Cam­pus Com­pact of the Moun­tain West and sits on the Board of Direc­tors for Bridge House, a non-profit serv­ing Boulder’s home­less and work­ing poor.  She is the author of Medea’s Cho­rus: Myth and Women’s Poetry Since 1950 (2014) and arti­cles appear­ing in Reflec­tions and Com­mu­nity Lit­er­acy Jour­nal.  Her recent teach­ing, com­mu­nity work, and schol­ar­ship focus on food re-localization, food lit­er­acy, envi­ron­men­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and insti­tu­tion­al­iza­tion of community-engaged pedagogy.

 

 

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Chris­tine Mac­don­ald
Senior Instruc­tor, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boulder

Dr. Chris­tine Mac­don­ald is a senior instruc­tor in the Pro­gram for Writ­ing and Rhetoric at the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boul­der. For sev­eral years she has taught a course in grant writ­ing and service-learning, in which stu­dents work closely with local non-profit pro­fes­sion­als and write grants for pro­grams in a vari­ety of areas includ­ing the arts, health care, edu­ca­tion, LGBTQ, envi­ron­ment, dis­abil­i­ties, aging, and social ser­vices. She has served on the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of CU’s Insti­tute for Eth­i­cal and Civic Engage­ment and has led work­shops on link­ing service-learning with course objec­tives for the Engaged Fac­ulty Insti­tute, spon­sored by Col­orado Cam­pus Com­pact, and for CU’s Grad­u­ate Teacher Program.

 

 

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Seth Myers
Instruc­tor, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boulder

Dr. Seth Myers is an Instruc­tor in the Pro­gram for Writ­ing and Rhetoric at the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boul­der.  He received his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Pro­fes­sional Com­mu­ni­ca­tion from New Mex­ico State Uni­ver­sity in 2013.  His work in New Mex­ico focused on the affor­dances of mul­ti­ple modes and media as they per­tain to reflec­tive writ­ing and learn­ing.  Now at Col­orado, Dr. Myers’ teach­ing and schol­ar­ship inter­ro­gate the rhetorics of com­mu­nity writ­ing, espe­cially using net­worked and design tech­nolo­gies, as a means to pro­mote crit­i­cal rhetor­i­cal aware­ness and social justice.

 

 

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Gary Hink (Web Designer)
Instruc­tor, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boulder

Gary Hink, Ph.D. is a Dig­i­tal Com­po­si­tion Instruc­tor in the Pro­gram for Writ­ing & Rhetoric at Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boul­der. He received his Ph.D. Eng­lish from Uni­ver­sity of Florida (2012), work­ing pri­mar­ily with Gre­gory L. Ulmer on post­struc­tural­ism, media ecol­ogy, dig­i­tal rhetoric, and con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture & cul­ture. Fore­ground­ing mul­ti­modal com­pos­ing, net­work writ­ing, and media the­ory in recent years, Gary’s research and classes under­take ques­tions of tech­nol­ogy, insti­tu­tions, sub­jec­tiv­ity, social prac­tices, and cul­tural forms in the emerg­ing appa­ra­tus of elec­tracy. Con­nect­ing research and ped­a­gogy in courses Tech­nol­ogy & Amer­i­can Cul­ture, Writ­ing in the Meme­sphere, Writ­ing in the Visual Arts, and espe­cially New Media & Civic Engage­ment, this work devel­ops inno­v­a­tive rhetoric and praxis for the Inter­net as pub­lic sphere.

 

 

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Cather­ine Kunce
Senior Instruc­tor, Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado Boulder

Dr. Cather­ine Kunce received her Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­sity of Den­ver.  Her most recent pub­li­ca­tion, The Cor­re­spon­dence of Sarah Helen Whit­man and Julia Deane Free­man: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman (Delaware UP), deals with fas­ci­nat­ing and pre­vi­ously unpub­lished let­ters between two nineteenth-century Amer­i­can women writ­ers, one of whom was engaged to Edgar Allan Poe.  Cather­ine has taught a range of ser­vice learn­ing courses, includ­ing her most recently pub­li­cized “Read­ing Bud­dies” course, which pairs read­ing at-risk ele­men­tary school chil­dren with first-year writ­ing CU students.