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Completed Dissertations and Job Placement

2016

Baker, Alexis, "Identity and resistance: Understanding representations of ethos and self in women's Holocaust texts." http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1469715753. Advisor: Sara Newman. Dr. Baker is a full-time Instructor in the English and Communications Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.

Greve, Curt, "Reading beyond the folder: Classroom portfolio assessment as a literacy event." http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1467129338. Advisor: Brian Huot.

2015

Corey, Jessica, "Literate artifacts and psychosocial compositions: Feminist activism's composing, archiving, and revising of social narratives." http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1448646252. Advisor: Pam Takayoshi. Dr. Corey is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies at Syracuse University in New York.

Goldstein, Dayna, "A MacDonald's sentence style disciplinary analysis of honors theses in three genres." http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1448903384. Advisor: Ray Craig. Dr. Goldstein is an Instructor in the Writing and Linguistics program at Georgia Southern University.

McCracken, Christopher, "Mess management in microbial ecology: Rhetorical processes of disciplinary integration." http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1441216323. Advisor: Derek Van Ittersum. Dr. McCracken is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse.

Byrne, Kathryn, "The give and take of peer review: Utilizing modeling and imitation." http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1438036070. Advisor: Sara Newman. Dr. Byrne is the Writing Center Director at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

2014

Krishnan, Uma, "A cross cultural study of the literacy practices of the Dabbawalas: Towards a new understanding of nonmainstream literacy and its impact on successful business practices." Advisor: Brian Huot. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1416312472. Dr. Krishnan is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Kent State University.

Sloan, Phillip, "Assembling the identity of 'writer.'" Advisor: Sara Newman. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1416523281. Dr. Sloan is an Associate Professor of English at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Povozhaev, Lea, "Addiction rhetoric: Conceptual metaphors in conversational illness narratives." Advisor: Sara Newman. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1406720653. Dr. Povozhaev is an Instructor in the English Department at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.

2013

Babara Karman, Kent State University Director: Sara Newman 19th Women and Humor: The Emergence of Feminist Humor.

Lindsay Steiner, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Director: Pamela Takayoshi The Available Means of Design: A Rhetorical Investigation of Professional Multimodal Composing. 

Yvonne Teems Stephens, Hofstra University Director: Pamela Takayoshi The Discursive Construction of Identity and the Body by Members of a Senior Center Yoga Class.  

2012

Courtney Werner, Hope College Director: Pamela Takayoshi Disciplining New Media: Rhetoric and Composition's Disciplinary Development through the Case of New Media 2000-2010.

Nicole Caswell, Eastern Carolina University Director: Brian Huot Reconstructing Emotion: Understanding the Relationship between Teachers' Emotions and Teachers' Response Practices.

Holly Wells, East Stroudsburg University Director: Sara Newman Picture a Scientist: A Visual Rhetoric Approach to the Problem of Gender Disparity in Stem Fields.

Jennifer Cunningham, Kent State University, Stark Director: Brian Huot "jus showin sum luv 2 yo page!": The Features, Functions, and Implications of Digital African American Language.

Diana Awad Scrocco, Youngstown State University Director: Sara Newman An Examination of the Literate Practices of Resident Physicians and Attending Physician Preceptors in a Residential-Run Internal Medicine Clinic.

Jill Hawkins Director: Pamela Takayoshi Sounds Write: Embracing Multimodal Texts as Literate Composition.

Melissa Selby, Stark State University Director: Ray Craig Expanding the Definition of Multimodality: Identifying Key Processes in Students' Designing.

2011

Sigrid Streit, Pennsylvania State University Director: Sara Newman Gesture and Rhetorical Delivery: The Transmission of Knowledge in Complex Situations.  

John Oddo, Carnegie Mellon University Director: Christina Haas Traversing the 24-Hour News Cycle: A Busy Day in the Rhetorical Life of a Political Speech.

Patrick Thomas, University of Dayton Director: Pamela Takayoshi A Discourse-Based Analysis of Literacy Sponsorship in New Media: The Case of Military Blogs.

Elizabeth Tomlinson, West Virginia University Director: Sara Newman Conceptualizing Audience in Digital Invention.

Jillian Hill, University of Houston Director: Ray Craig Collaborative writing activities at Midwest Utility. Yuri Maziev Director: Ray Craig A Vygotskian Critique of Current Writing Theory

2010

Emily Wierszewski, Seton Hill University Director: Ray Craig A Readerly Eye: Teachers Reading Student Multimodal Texts. Dirk Remley, Kent State University Director: Brian Huot This Community's Literacy has been Sponsored by....: An Historical Case Study of the Literate Impact of the Boomtown Arsenal on the Community of Fieldview, Ohio from 1940-1960.

2009

Lewis Caccia, Jr. Director: Sara Newman Risk Communication in the Workplace: An Analysis of Communications Toolkits as Rhetoric Practice. Christa Teston, The Ohio State University Director: Christina Haas Deliberative Decision-Making in One Medical Workplace Setting. Chad Wickman, Auburn University Director: Christina Haas Displays of Knowledge: Text Production and Medial Reproduction in Scientific Practice.

2008

Jeffrey Perry, Indiana University Southeast Director: Brian Huot Institutional Cunning: Writing Assessment as Social Reproduction.

2007

David Overby, Bellarmine University Director: Christina Haas Verifying Web-Based Information: Investigating Professional Communicator's Online.

2006

Kenneth Marunowski Director: Christina Haas The Euro: An Ethnography of Inscription and Incorporation. Kathryn Weiss, Salem Community College Director: John Ackerman Reconceiving Material Rhetoric: Literacy Beyond Language at Kent State's May 4 Memorial.

2004

Hunter Stephenson, University of Houston Clear Lake Director: Stephen P. Witte Kairos, Production, and Writing.

2003

Kerrie Farkas, Millersville University Director: Christina Haas Deliberative Rhetoric in the Civic Arena: A Taxonomy of Discourse in a Local City Government.