S. Morgan Gresham
118 Davis Hall
140 7th Ave South
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
(727) 873-4784
gresham@stpt.usf.edu
 
 
 
Education Interests
Professional Experience Administrative Experience
Publications Presentations
Teaching Service

Education

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition (2000), University of Louisville.
Dissertation: Feminist Dialectics: Mapping the Landscape of Computer-Mediated Conversation. Director: Dr. Pamela Takayoshi.

M.A., English Literature (1994), University of Louisville.
Thesis: Images of Goddesses and Goddess Worship: The Use of Feminist Spirituality in the Works of Audre Lorde, Ntozake Shange, and Alice Walker. Director: Dr. Suzette Henke.

B.A., English (1991), Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of English, Division of Languages, Literature and Writing, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg. FL 2006-present.

Assistant Professor of English, MAPC Program, Department of English, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 2002-2006 Director of Advanced Writing, 2005-2006

Director of First-Year Writing and Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English. Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 2000-2002

Assistant Professor of English. Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX. 1999-2002.

Publications

"What’s Eating You?" In Diane Driedger and Michelle Owen, editors. Dissonant Disabilities: Women with Chronic Illnesses Theorise Their Lives. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc./Women’s Press, 2007.

With Crystal McCage. Education Matters: Exploring Issues in Education. A Longman Topics Reader. Pearson Longman. October 2007.

With Christa Downer, Roxanne Kirkwood, and Sandra Reynolds. Who’s Really A Cyberfeminist? Women Write Back: The Rhetoric of Pro-Anorexia Websites. In Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action, editors Kristine Blair, Radhika Gajjala, and Christine Tulley. Forthcoming 2008.

With Andy Billings, Teddi Fishman, Angie Justice, Michael Neal, Barbara Ramirez, Summer Smith Taylor, Melissa Tidwell Powell, Donna Winchell, Kathleen B. Yancey, and Art Young. “New Designs for Communication Across the Curriculum.” Postmodernity and Writing Programs, editors Sharon James McGee and Carolyn Handa. 2005.

With Kathleen B. Yancey. New Studio Composition: New Sites for Writing, New Forms of Composition, New Cultures of Learning. WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Fall 2004.

"The New Frontier: Conquering the World Wild Web by Mule." Computers and Composition, Special Issue. December 1999.

With Cecilia Hartley. "The Use of Electronic Communication in Facilitating Feminist Modes of Discourse: An Irigaraian Heuristic." Feminist Cyberscapes: Essays on Gender in Electronic Spaces. Pamela Takayoshi and Kristine Blair, eds. Ablex Publishing. 1999.

With Mike Jackman. "Conversations about Conversations about Conversations: A Review of Beth Baldwin's Conversations." Kairos Online Journal. Autumn 1996.

Presentations

Building OASIS: A Cross-Disciplinary Online Learning Space. Computers and Writing. Detroit, MI. May 2007.

If *you* build it, will they come? Maybe, maybe not: Tales of a Failed Trendspotter. Computers and Writing. Detroit MI. May 2007.

Feminist Roles in the Academy: Connecting mOthers. Workshop. (Sponsored by CCCC Committee on the Status of Women). Workshop presentation. New York. March 2007.

Portraits of Composition: Focus Groups—Results. Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York. March 2007.

Transforming Spaces: Teaching and Learning in the Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication. Workshop. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Clemson, SC. May 2006

Getting Technical with Client-Based Writing Project Classes. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Clemson, SC. May 2006

Appropriating Expectations: Implementing WAC Theories in Real Universities. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Clemson, SC. May 2006

Building OASIS. Computers and Writing. Lubbock, TX. Forthcoming May 2006

“It’s My Body, And I’ll Starve if I Want To”: Writing the Body Electronically. Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Composition & Rhetoric Division XI: Computers and Writing III. Atlanta. Forthcoming. April 2006

Building Community to Sustain Ourselves: Women's Stories of Connection, Reflection, and Professional Success (Sponsored by CCCC Committee on the Status of Women). SIG presentation. Chicago. March 2006.

Mentoring Center Stage: The Role of Mentoring in Building the Composition Community. Chair. Chicago. March 2006.

Portraits of Composition: Focus Groups—What Faculty Say. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago. March 2006.

Writing Family Trees: Interactive Narratives of Mentoring Behind the Scenes of Composition. Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s). Houghton, MI. October 2005.

Portraits of Composition: The Role of Technology in Composition. Computers and Writing. Palo Alto, CA. June 2005

Town Hall. Computers and Writing. Stanford, CA. June 2005.

Portraits of Composition: The Role of Student Work. Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco. March 2005.

The Online Studio. Panel Presentation. Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. October 2004.

Making Waves, Charting Currents: On Feminism, Computers, and Composition (The Past, The Present, and the Future). Panel Presentation. Computers and Writing Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. June 2004.

The Online Writing Studio. Panel Presentation. Computers and Writing Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. June 2004.

Woman (Dis)Orders: Women Writing Back, Writing the Web. Roundtable Discussion. SW/TX Pop Culture Conference. San Antonio, Texas. April 2004.

“From Grammar Police to Guardians of the Ivory Tower: Examining the Assumptions behind ‘Policing the Academy.’” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, Texas. March 2004.

"Woman (Dis)Ordered: Constructing Feminist Responses to (Mental) Illness." Roundtable Discussion. Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s). Columbus, Ohio. October 2003.

With Kathleen Yancey. "The Online Studio." Writing Program Administrators Conference. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 11 July 2003.

"Who's Really a CyberFeminist: The Rhetoric of Pro-Ana Web Sites." Computers and Writing. West Lafayette, Indiana, 25 May 2003.

“Composing Practices: (Re)Composing Identities in the Unforseen Present.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, October 2002.

“If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be the Writing Center Hat.” Writing Program Administrators Conference. Park City, Utah, 13 July 2002.

“It’s Not Supposed to Be Like That Here: Tales of 4.” Computers and Writing Conference. Normal, Illinois, May 2002.

“It Ain’t Really Broke, But I’m Fixin’ It Anyway: First-Year Writing Program Administration.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, 21 March 2002.

“Learning to Be WACky: Small Steps Outside the Discipline.” Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Houston, Texas, 7 March 2002.

“Re-Inventing the University: The Multiple Literacies of TA Training and Development.” Roundtable. Western States Composition Conference. Tempe, Arizona, October 2001.

“It's Certainly Not Kansas: The Landscape of Feminist Administration of CMC Spaces.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference. Decatur, Illinois, October 2001.

“Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Web?” Computers and Writing Conference. Muncie, Indiana, 2001.

“Taming Technology with T.A. Training.” Roundtable. Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY, 2000.

“’I Can’t Get My Mule to START’: Old Technology and Students’ Experiences.” Computers and Writing Conference. Rapid City, SD, 1999.

“Does Silence Equal Invisibility?: Metaphorical Approaches to Listserv Evaluation.” Roundtable. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, 1999.

"Feminist CMC Administration: A Systemic Approach." Computers and Writing Conference. Gainesville, Florida, 29 May 1998.

"Repositioning Theory and Practice: Making Listservs Dialogic (Again)." Roundtable. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, 2 April 1998.

With Cecilia Hartley. "Responses to Diversity: Resistance and Online Conversation." Computers and Writing Conference. Honolulu, 5 June 1997.

With Cecilia Hartley. "Reshaping the Terms of Literacy." Computers and Writing Conference. Logan, Utah, 1 June 1996.

"Identifying and Transcending Barriers to Communication." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Milwaukee, 28 March 1996.

With Cecilia Hartley. "The Use of Electronic Communication in Facilitating Feminine Modes of Discourse: An Irigaraian Model." "What's the Difference: Communities and Communication in Transition" conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. 2 December 1995.

Proposals Under Review
 
 

Administrative Experience

Writing Program Coordinator, Spring 2007-present.

Director of First-Year Writing, 2000-2002.
Responsibilities include hiring and training new GTAs, professional development of GTAs, and assessing GTAs. Also responsible for computer classrooms.

Director of Write Site Writing Center, 2000-2002.
Responsibilities include teaching internship course, hiring and training new tutors, professional development of tutors, and evaluation tutoring program. Also responsible for outreach programs such as MLA/APA workshops, Writing Center newsletter, and WAC readiness.

Assistant Director of CAI lab, 1996 to 1999.
Responsible for the day-to-day management of CAI classroom and lab including scheduling of lab monitors, preparing orientation meetings and materials for CAI instructors, organizing staff meetings, managing Netware system, providing technical support, and troubleshooting.

CAI Lab Monitor, 1995-1996.
Responsible for being a resource for students working in the Computer-Assisted Instruction Lab; answering student questions about writing and technology; solving basic student problems with computer accounts; and maintaining technology.
 

Teaching Experience

Current Courses at University of South Florida St. Petersburg
ENC 1102-Freshman Summer Institute
ENC Advanced Composition/Writing for Scholarly Publication
ENC 4931: Special Topics Practicum in Writing Assessment

Courses Taught at University of South Florida St. Petersburg
ENC 1102 Composition II
ENC 3310 Expository
ENC 2210 Technical Writing, Client-based: Center for Civic Engagement
ENC 3250 Professional Writing (Online)
Technical Writing, Client-based: Science Center of Pinellas County

Courses Taught at Clemson
Feminist Rhetorics (online, graduate seminar)
Business Writing
Technical Writing
English 851: Introduction to Professional Writing for Graduate Students
English 885: Teaching Composition (graduate)
English 8xx: Teaching Business, Professional and Technical Writing (graduate)
Technical Writing
Technical Editing

Courses Taught at Texas Woman's University
Feminist Rhetorics(Graduate)
Composition Theory and Practice (Graduate)
Electronic Pedagogies (Graduate)
Writing Center Internship (Online)
First-year Writing (CAI)
First-year Writing Honors (CAI)
Advanced Composition (CAI)
American Women and Literature
American Literature: 1865-Present
Mythology

Courses Prepared:
Rhetoric of Electronic Writing
Writing for the World Wide Web

Students study particular genres of online writing online (commercial writing, government documents, educational/academic writings, and recreational/conversational writings) and develop rhetorical strategies for understanding and developing writing for each discourse community.

Online Writing for Service
In this class, students develop internet projects that provide information to targeted groups based on students' interest and expertise: e.g. breast cancer awareness, finding child care, literacy outreach, or campus needs.
Studies in the Profession of Rhetoric and Composition (multiple versions)
 1) History of Computers and Composition
 2) Issues of Administration
Electronic Publishing in the Academy
Students will research different disciplinary approaches to the changing nature of publishing in the academy and advocate a position for the field of composition and English studies concerning online journals, dissertations, and conversation forums.
Feminist Geographies of Electronic Spaces
This class examines women and attitudes toward women online. In one version of this class, we will study particular web sites and newsgroups for how women portray themselves online. An alternate version of this class looks specifically at women in composition classroom environments, and asks how conflict affects students' performances in conversations (online and f2f) and writings.


Research Interests
 
Feminist theory and CMC theory. Composition theory and practice.
Online portfolios.  20th Century American literature.
Feminist pedagogy.  Women's studies.
HTML and the World Wide Web.  TA and tutor training.
Online Writing Labs (OWLs) and OWL training. Writing Across the Curriculum

Academic Service

Web Spinner. Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages, 2000-2002.

Guest Speaker. AP English Teachers Workshop. July 2001.

Guest Speaker. North Texas Writing Center Association. Spring Workshop, April 2001.

Web Developer. Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition Web Site, 1996, 1998.

Guest Speaker. English 602: Teaching College Composition. "Online Portfolios." University of Louisville, July 1997.

Portfolio Reader. English 105: Advanced Composition. Department of English program assessment. University of Louisville, May 1996.

KIRIS Portfolio Placement Reader. University of Louisville, May 1996.

Guest Speaker. Composition Program Portfolio Workshop. University of Louisville, December 1994.

Academic Listserv Memberships

ATTW-L, Teacher of Techincal Writing
WPA-L, Writing Program Administrators.
Wcenter, Writing Center Administration.
 

Professional Organizations

Conference on College Composition and Communication.
National Council of Teachers of English.
South Central Writing Center Association.
Writing Program Administrators