An English language instructor with international teaching experience, Angela coordinates WRIT1000 and contributes to the Writing Hub’s postgraduate courses and WRIT1001. With extensive experience and expertise in professional writing, Angela’s research interests include copyright across cultures and the intersection of content, authorship, and algorithms in digital publishing models.
Current Research Projects
Implementing Online Peer Tutoring to Strengthen Practices of Peer Collaboration and Feedback
This project explores the development and implementation of an online writing support system that connects students with peer writing tutors to expand on the Writing Hub's current face-to-face writing support. The purpose of this workshop series is to test practical and technical considerations for an online system, while gathering data to better support students who may have a variety of cultural influences on their writing practices and differing cultural notions of seeking support for writing. The project is funded by a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Initiative Award.
“Authorship Abroad: Considering copyright across cultures”. Cultures of Copyright, Eds. Danielle Nicole DeVoss and Martine Courant Rife. Forthcoming, 2013.
“Multimodal Writing Instruction in a Global World,” with Susan Thomas, Frances Di Lauro, and Benjamin Miller. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (Special Issue: Multimodal Research Within/Across/Without Borders). Forthcoming, May 2013.
“Writing with Wikipedia: Building ethos through collaborative academic research," with Frances Di Lauro. Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction, Eds. Kristine Pytash and Richard Ferdig. Forthcoming, 2013.
Selected Presentations and Workshops
“Academic Writing in University” for Taylors College, University Experience Day. September 2012.
“Critical Thinking and Critical Writing” roundtable discussion for University of Sydney, Writing and Rhetoric 2: Argumentation Course. May 2012.
“Professional Writing Abroad: International and Cross-cultural Communication” (Virtual presentation) for Lansing Community College, Authorship in the Digital Age Course. April 2010.
“First Impressions: Working the job interview” for Michigan State University, WRA 455 Portfolio Seminar. February 2008.
"Technical Communication and the American Cancer Society" for Lansing Community College, Technical Writing 124 Class. October 2007.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Initiative Award (with Susan Thomas), November 2012.
M.A. Digital Communication and Culture
University of Sydney
B.A. Professional Writing
Michigan State University
Emphasis on writing, editing, and publishing
- Rhetoric Society of America
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Association of Internet Researchers