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Dr. Geoffrey Clegg

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Fax
(940) 397 4931
Email
Title
Writing Program Director
Department
English
Location
Bea Wood Hall
Room
234

Other Positions

English

Associate Professor

Bea Wood Hall 234
(940) 397 4931
English

Assistant Professor

Bea Wood Hall 234
(940) 397 4931
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas A&M University-Commerce PhD in Rhetoric and Composition 2016
Northwestern State University Masters of English 2005
Northwestern State University Bachelors in History and English 2003
Employer Position Start Date End Date
MSU Texas Associate Professor and Writing Program Director 08/15/2022
MSU Texas Assistant Professor of Business and Technical Writing 08/01/2017
Arkansas State Visiting Assistant Professor
The Pennsylvania State University Lecturer
Western Michigan University Assistant Professor

Research and Presentations

Book Chapters

"Victimless Leather: Toward a New Materialist Ethics of Invention" in Reinviting (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley. Eds. Ryan Skinnell, Judy Holiday, Kendell Gerdes. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. July 2019..


"Sustainable Audiences: Navigating Literacies through Penn State's Sustaintability Project, Business Writing, and Community Outreach" in Writing, Democracy, and Activism: The Political Turn in the Trump Era. Eds. Deborah Mutnick, Jess Pauzeck, Steve Parks, & Shannon Carter. Routledge. Aug. 2019.


"Beyond Hearts and Minds: Posthumanism, Kairos, and Technical Communication in US Army Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency" in Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication. Eds. Kristen R. Moore & Daniel P. Richards. New York: Routledge. 2018.


Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

"Programmatic Outcomes in Undergraduate Technical and Professional Communication Programs” w/ Lisa Meloncon, Jessica Laurer, Johanna Phelps. Submitted to Technical Communication Quarterly. Under review.


Contributor: “Where We Are.” Composition Studies 47.1 (2019): 175-180.


Jill Bradbury, Geoffrey Clegg, Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Pamela Kincheloe, Tonya Stremlau. (2018). “Response to Carol L. Robinson, ‘Go Ask Alisoun: Geoffrey Chaucer and Deafland (deafness as authority)’. Literature Compass. 2018; e12503.             https://doi.org/10.1111/lic3.12503


Geoffrey M. Clegg. (2018). Unheard Complaints: Integrating Captioning Into Business and Professional Communication Presentations. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly81(1), 100–122. https://doi.org/10.1177/2329490617748710


Geoffrey Clegg. “Cicero’s Rhetorical Invention and Its Relationship to Modern Theory: How Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Externalism Contribute to Understanding Invention.” Louisiana English Journal 28 (2009): 26-29.


Book Reviews


Rev. of Rhetoric Inc.: Ford’s Filmmaking and the Rise of Corporatism by Timothy Johnson. Community Literacy Journal, forthcoming.  


Rev. of Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities by Susanne Bruyere. Disability Studies Quarterly, March 2021. https://dsq-sds.org/article/view/7926

 

Rev. of Exploding Technical Communication: Workplace Literacy Hierarchies and Their Implications for Literacy Sponsorship by Dirk Remley. Programmatic Perspectives, Fall 2016.

 

Workshops

Facilitator. “Mutality and Equity through Intergenerational Exchange.” Conference on College Composition and Communications. Workshop. Chicago, IL. March 2022.

 

Facilitator. “Mind Mapping Across Cultural Rhetorics: Innovating Commonplaces for Intersectional Knowledge-Making.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Workshop. Milwaukee, WI. March 2020.


National Conferences

Why Are We Here? Refractive Visual Rhetorics 4 Social Justice. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 2022. Virtual.

 

Workplace Writing Special Interest Group. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 2022. Virtual.

 

Labor Caucus Standing Group. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 2022. Virtual.

 

 Roundtable on Technology in the Classroom. Association for Business  Communication. Tampa, FL. October 2021. Virtual.

 

Workplace Writing Special Interest Group. Conference on College Composition  and Communication. Virtual, March 2021.

 

Labor Caucus Standing Group. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Virtual, March 2021.

 

Outside the Business College: Non-Tenure Track, Tenure Track, and Adjunct Issues in Business Communication. Association of Business Communication. San Diego. October 28, 2020.

 

Using Programmatic Outcomes in TPC Programs More Effectively. Council for    Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). West Chester, PA, October 2019.

 

Review and Discussion of First Workplace Writing SIG at the CCCC’s. Association of Business Communication. Detroit, MI, October 2019.

 

Workplace Writing Special Interest Group. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Special Interest Group proposal for business and  professional writing scholars. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019.

 

Uncovering Ethiopia’s Lost Rhetorical Heritage: Performance of Ethos in Zera Yacob’s Treatise. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019.

 

Platform Capitalism and Coding Campus: Promises Unfilled. American Studies Association. Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2018.

 

Placing Writing Systems Scholarship within the English Studies Curriculum. South Atlantic MLA. San Antonio, TX, Oct. 2018.

 

Demagogue in Demand: Exploring Certainty and Truth in Jordan Peterson’s Dissent to Bill C-16. Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN, May 2018.

 

Always On the Boundaries: Community Engagement, Activism, and Labor Outside of the Classroom. Conference on College Composition and  Communication. Labor Caucus Panel. Kansas City, MO, March 2018.

 

Digital Possibilities for Writing About Writing Pedagogies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Labor Caucus Panel. Kansas City, MO, March 2018.

 

Reflecting Rhetoric: World Hijab Day and the Extensions of Rhetorical Performance and   Community Literacy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR,       April 2017.

 

Unheard Complaints: Negotiating Spaces of Students' Perceptions of the Disabled Professional Writing Instructor. Association for Business Communication. Albuquerque, NM. Oct. 2016.

 

Creating Codes of Ethics/Conducts Statements. My Favorite Assignment Presentation. Association for Business Communication. Albuquerque, NM. Oct. 2016.

 

Where Business Majors Fear to Tread: Writing About Writing, Difference, and    Inclusion in a WID Course.” International Writing Across the Curriculum.  Ann Arbor, MI. June 2016.

 

The Echoes of Graduate Instruction: Tracing Rhetorical Power from a Rural  Sphere. Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA, May 2016.

 

Can Writing About Writing Aid STEM Majors?: A Look at Genre Theory, Threshold Concepts, and the FYC Classroom. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX, April 2016.

 

Sustainable Audiences/Renewable Products: Penn State’s Sustainability Project, Technical and Professional Writing, and Community Outreach.” Poster Presentation for Writing Democracy Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX, April 2016.

 

Beyond the Digital Professional Presence: Teaching Writing for and about Facebook in Business/Professional Writing Courses.” Association for  Business Communication Conference. Seattle, WA, October 2015.

 

“Disruptions, Pauses, and Restarts: How Feminist Historiography Can Blur the   Lines between Rural and Urban in the History of Composition and Rhetoric. Midwestern Conference on     Literature, Language, and Media.      DeKalb, IL, March 2015.

 

Articulating Risk: Overcoming Writing About Writing’s Monolingual Bias in a    Korean Immersion Program. Conference on College Composition and         Communication. Tampa, FL. March 2015.

 

Converging Histories: The Need for Researching Rural Technical     Communication Programs and Writing Programs (1970-1990).      Convergences Composition Conference, University of Central     Arkansas/University of Arkansas Little Rock. Conway, AR. March 2015.

 

15 Years Of Feedback And Second Language Writing: What The Past Can Say     About The Future. South Central Modern Language Association. Austin, TX. November 2014.

 

Connecting Irving to the Other: Using Tales of the Alhambra and Mahomet and His Successors as Cultural Analytics. American Literature Association.  Washington Irving Society. Washington D.C. May 2014.

 

Quantum Echoes: How the Archives, Interdisciplinary Composition, and a          Forward Thinking Professor Reshaped Graduate Level Writing.  Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. April 2014.

 

I Forgot The Title Of This Paper: Working Memory In 20th Century Linguistics.             South Central Modern Language Association. New Orleans, LA. November 2013.

 

Resisting the Singular, Acting Plural: Incorporating Dynamic Theoretical  Approaches to the Composition Classroom. Conference on College     Composition and Communication. Research Network Forum. Las Vegas,         NV. April 2013.

 

Directed and Undirected Resolution in Absurd and Nonsensical Humor. Third   North East Texas Humor Research Conference. Dallas, TX. Feb. 2013.

 

Making Western Conceits Public: Bridging Intercultural Writing, Rhetoric, and    the International Student in the Composition Classroom.” Student        Success in Writing Conference. Savannah, GA. Feb. 2013.

 

The Function of Stance Markers in the Workplace: Comparison of Two     Workplace Corpora in New Zealand and the United States. American      Association of Applied Linguistics. Dallas, TX. April 2013.

 

Seoul Searching: Transitioning Basic Writers within the TAMU-       Commerce/Konkuk University Frontiers Project.” TAMU-C Conference on   Globalization and the Humanities. Commerce, TX. November       2012.

 

Permeable Boundaries: Rhetoric and Resistance in Emerson's 'The Lord's  Supper' Speech. South Central Modern Language Association. San         Antonio, TX. November 2012.

 

Those That Came Before: Reviving Sarah Egerton’s 17th Century Polemic The     Female Advocate.” Federation of Rhetoric    Symposium, Women and         Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion. Denton, TX. April 2012.

 

In (Lip) Service to Diversity: Preparing Graduate Students for the Community     College Classroom. Conference on College Composition and    Communication. Research Network Forum. St. Louis, MO. April 2012.

 

Irving's Ghishawah: Religious Blindness, Translation, and Ideology in       Washington Irving's Mahomet and His Successors. 9th Annual Texas A&M   University Pathways Symposium. College Station, TX. November 2011.

 

Toxic Discourse: The Summoner’s Tale and the Disfigured Soul.” Midwestern          Conference on Language, Literature, and Media. DeKalb, IL. March 2011.

 

Defying the Self: Episolarity, Confidence, Gendered Action in Samuel        Richardon’s Pamela. South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century  Studies. Salt Lake City, Utah. February 2010.

 

Place as Authenticity: An Examination of the Sentimental Locus in Samuel          Richardson’s Clarissa.” Southeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century         Studies. Johnson City, TN. February 2010.

 

Homo Compositius: Towards a Systemic Governance of Environment in   Technical Writing. Louisiana Association for College Composition.        Monroe, LA. November 2009.

 

The Agonistic Relationship between Developmental English and the University: Need, Structure, and Resistance. Arkansas Philological Association. Eureka Springs, AR. October 2009.

 

Vitalism, Philology, and Spatial Dynamics: How Composition is Informed by          Complexity.” Louisiana Association of College Composition. Alexandria,  LA. November 2008.

 

Uncomfortable Silence: Race and Rhetoric in the Freshman Composition  Classroom.          Louisiana Council of Teachers of English. Baton Rouge, LA.    October 2008.

 

Accessing the Classroom: Composing the Modern University by Locating the     Material Culture of Students. Conference on College Composition and Communications. Research Network Forum. San Francisco, CA. March 2005.

 

What Do You Mean By That? Pedagogy, Online Discourse, and Hermeneutics.              South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Roanoke, VA. November     2004.

 

Modern Serfdom and the Present Student: A Pedagogical Look at Consumer       Culture and the Myth of Difference. Pop Culture Association of the South.  New Orleans, LA. October 2004.

 

Bloggin’ Molly. Conference on College Composition and Communications.         Research Network Forum. San Antonio, TX. March 2004.   

 

Vacancy and Visual Literacy: A Study of T.S. Eliot and Edvard Munch.  Northwestern State University. Sigma Tau Delta Graduate Conference. Natchitoches, LA. December 2003. 


Teaching

Courses Taught at Midwestern State University

Undergraduate

ENGL 1143: Academic Writing & Research

ENGL 2203: Introduction to Professional Writing

ENGL 2113: Intermediate Composition and Grammar

ENGL 2223: Professional Writing for Business (online and face-to-face)

 

Undergraduate/Graduate

ENGL 4523/5523: Introduction to Linguistics (online)

ENGL 4503/5503: Technical and Professional Editing (online)

 

Courses Taught at Western Michigan University

BCM 3700: Business Communications

 

Courses Taught at Pennsylvania State University—University Park

ENG 202D: Business Writing

ENG 202D: Business Writing (In partnership with the Penn State Student                     Farm Initiative)(SP16)

ENG 202D: Business Writing for International Students (pilot section)

 

Courses Taught at Arkansas State University

Undergraduate

ENGL 1003: Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1013: Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 3013: Practical Writing (WID for Social Work majors)

ENGL 3043: Technical Writing

 

Graduate

ENG 5711: Preceptorship in Writing Studies

 

Texas A&M University Commerce

ENG 1301: College Reading and Writing

ENG 1301/100: College Reading and Writing w/ Lab Section (Korean Immersion Program)

ENG 1301/100: College Reading and Writing w/ Lab Section (Co-Requisite)

 

Louisiana State University Alexandria

ENGL 0092: Developmental Writing

ENGL 1001: Rhetoric and Composition I

ENGL 1002: Rhetoric and Composition II

ENGL 2002: Professional Writing (online and face-to-face)

ENGL 2052: Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 3002: Technical Writing (online and face-to-face)

 

Northwestern State University

ENGL 0920: Developmental English

ENGL 2060: American Literature Survey

 

Northern Illinois University

ARTH 291: Art History Survey I: ca. to 1400

ARTH 292: Art History Survey II: 1400—Present


SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT

Midwestern State University

English Education/Adolescent Literature Search Committee, Chair, 2021-22

Technical Writing Search Committee, member, 2021-22

Curriculum Committee, Chair, 2020—

Composition Committee, 2017—

Online Teaching Committee, 2020—

Composition Search Committee, 2019-2020

 

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Midwestern State University

Retention Taskforce, 2021-2022

EAB Committee, 2020—

504/ADA Grievance Committee, 2019—

Student Allocations Committee, 2019—

College Research Committee, 2019-2021

Publications Board, 2018-2020

American Democracy Project, 2018-2020

         

In-service: Dillard College of Business, “Current and Future Directions of                   Business Communication in the Classroom.” 11/16/2018.

Liaison: Dillard College of Business Administration

 

Pennsylvania State University

Program on Writing and Rhetoric Seminar: Working with International     Undergraduates

 

Created a standalone section of ENGL 202D: Business Writing for international  students

 

Arkansas State University

English and Philosophy Department Service

Reviewer: MA Exam Reading List in Composition and Rhetoric

Co-Faculty Sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta (w/ Drs. Kristi Costello & Kate Kreuger)

ESL Liaison for the English Department

In-service Presentations for astAte’s Composition Boot Camp:

·        â€œPeer Review Best Practices,”

·        â€œDiscourse Analysis,”

·        â€œWriting About Writing Curricular Integration”

Faculty Mentor: Leslie Malland (2014-2015, ENGL 1003)

Technical Writing Committee

Composition Committee

Freshman Textbook Selection Committee

 

Arkansas State University Service

ESL and Business Writing Presentation for the Department of Business: Co-presenter (w/ Dr. Kristi Costello)

 

ESL Portfolio Reviewer for Entering MBA Students

 

ITTC Faculty Seminar Speaker: “Entering New Beneficial Spaces: Working with          International Students.” Feb. 2015

 

Texas A&M University Commerce

English Graduates for Academic Development, Vice-President 2011-2012

JUNTO Member, 2011-2014

AVID Committee Member, 2012

Writer, ENG 1301 “Writing Assignments Explanation” Video, 2012

Judge, Celebration of Student Writing, 2013        

 

Louisiana State University Alexandria

QEP Committee for Arts, English, and Humanities 2008-2009

Advisor for the student newspaper, The Sentry 2008-2009

Developmental Writing Committee Fall 2008-2010

English Department Writing Task Force 2008-2010

Dual Enrollment Program 2008-2010; 2012-2013

Writing Competency Trainer, Department of Education 2008-2010

Internet Technology Advisory Committee member 2009-2010

Continuing Education Committee member 2009-2010

Continuing Education Hiring Committee member 2009-2010

General Education Committee member 2008-2009

 

Northwestern State University

Writing Competency Reviewer 2003-2005

FYC Textbook Adoption Committee 2003-2004

Graduate Student Representative, Student Government Association 2003

         

SERVICE TO DISCIPLINE 

Rhetoric Society of America

Digital Communications Officer, 2020—2024

         Social Media Director: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

         RSA Remote

         Rhetoricsociety.org webmaster

Archivist Search Committee, 2021-2022

2021 Rhetoric Society Biennial Institute

         Planning, working with virtual conference hosting, social media      promotion, etc.

Archives Committee, 2020—2022

 

Conference on College Composition and Communications

2022 CCCC Stages 1 and 2 Reviewer, 2021

2021 CCCC Stages 1 and 2 Reviewer, 2020

2020 CCCC James Berlin Dissertation Award Selection Committee, 2019-2020

Research Network Forum, Executive Board Member, 2017-2018

CCCC Stage 1 Proposal Reviewer, 2017-2020

Technical and Scientific Communication Awards Selection Committee, 2018-     2019

Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2017-2018 Committee, 2017-   2018

Disability Travel Award Committee, 2017-2018

CCCC@SJSU proposal reviewer, 2017

Roundtable Leader, Research Network Forum: 2015—

Newcomers Booth Volunteer: 2015-2018

Session Chair: 2014-2018

CCCC Local Committee Volunteer: 2016, 2017

 

Disabilities Standing Group (CCCC)

Member, 2016—

Mentor, 2017—

         Mentored Manako Yabe through transition from PhD to job market,                   2017-2019

 

Writing About Writing Standing Group (CCCC)

Webmaster team, 2016—

         Updates website and maintains listserv.

At-large member, 2015-2016

 

Labor Caucus (CCCC)

Secretary, 2021—2023

Steering Committee, 2018-2021

At-large member, 2015-2017

 

Workplace Writing ABC/CCCC Joint Special Interest Group

Founding member, 2018—

Co-chair, 2018—

Listserv and Web Admin, 2018—

 

Council for Writing Program Administrators

Newcomers Committee member, 2015-2018

 

Council for Technical Professional and Scientific Communication

White Paper Committee member, 2017—

Outcomes Project member, 2017—

Assessment Committee member, 2017—

 

Association for Business Communication

Teaching Committee Member, 2015—

Teaching with Technology Committee, 2017-2019

Pearson Teaching with Technology Award Committee, 2017-2018

Chair of ABC Marketing Committee’s CCCC Special Interest Group, 2018—

         ABC Conference Proposal Reviewer, 2017—

 

Journal Editorial Staff and Peer Reviews

Chapter Reviewer, TPC Book Series, University of Colorado Press, 2020—

Article Reviewer, IEEE Transactions, 2020—

Article Reviewer, Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, 2020—

English Coordinator, E-JournaALL, EuroAmerican e-Journal of Applied      Linguistics and Languages, 2018—                                              

English Language Reviewer, 2013-2018

Book Review Editor for English, E-JournALL, 2014—

Article Reviewer, Association of Business Communication Western Bulletin, 2019—

Article Reviewer, Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, 2018—

Article Reviewer, Social Inclusion, 2018—

Article Reviewer, The CEA Forum, 2018—

 

South Central Modern Language Association

Chair, “American Dialect Society,” 2014-2015

Chair, “Rhetoric and Composition,” 2014 SCMLA Conference, Austin, TX

Secretary, “General Linguistics,” 2014—2015

Secretary, “Rhetoric and Composition,” 2013 SCMLA Conference, New Orleans, LA

 

Various

Session Chair, “Profession,” North East Texas Humor Research Conference, 2013. Dallas, TX.

Executive Council Member, Louisiana Council of Teachers of English, 2008        -2010.

Executive Council Member, Louisiana Association of College Composition, 2008.

Solicitations Editor, Louisiana English Journal, 2009-2010.

 

Professional Memberships

Association for Business Communication

National Council of Teachers of English

Council of Writing Program Administration

Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

College Composition and Communications

Rhetoric Society of America

South Central Modern Language Association

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing