Danielle M. Williams

Curriculum Vitae

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Education
Research
Teaching
Service

Danielle Marie Williams

Education

Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2015
Ph.D. English
Concentration: Rhetoric and Composition                                                                         

Dissertation Title: "Hearing What We Cannot See": Contradictions and Complications in a Multimodal Community-based Writing Project

Dissertation Committee: Coretta M. Pittman (Director), Kara Poe Alexander, Michael-John DePalma, & Leslie A. Hahner

Preliminary Exams: Composition Theory & History, Composition & Identity, Computers & Writing, and Research Methods & Methodologies

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000-2004
B.A. English                                                                                                           

Academic Employment History

Interim Director of First-Year Writing, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2017 - present
Lecturer in English, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2014 - present
Director of Freshman Composition, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2016 - present
Assistant Director of Freshman Composition, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2013 - 2014
Teacher of Record, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2009 - 2014
Writing Center Tutor, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2008-2009

Research

“Approaching the (Re)Design of Writing Majors: Contexts of Research, Forms of Inquiry, and Recommendations for Faculty.” (with Kara Poe Alexander, Michael-John DePalma, and Lisa Shaver). Under Review.

“The Unheard Voices of Dissatisfied Clients: Listening to Community Partners as Feminist Praxis.” Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement, Praxis. Eds. Kristine Blair and Lee Nickoson. Forthcoming, 2018.

“DMAC After Dark: Toward a Theory of Distributed Invention.” Computers and Composition 36 (June 2015): 32-43 (with Kara Poe Alexander).

Selected Conference Presentations

“Using Grounded Inquiry as a Method for (Re)Designing Writing Majors.” 2017 CCCC Annual Convention. Portland, OR. March 17, 2017.

“Too Innovative to Fail: Evaluating Risk in Digital Community-Based Writing Projects.” 2015 CCCC Annual Convention. Tampa, FL. March 20, 2015.

“Naming the Unnamed: Reframing the Cultural Politics of Sexuality at Faith-based Universities.” 2012 Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. May 25-28, 2012.

“Conversations towards Social Justice: Learning to Discuss Difference at Faith-Based Universities.” Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Texas A & M University-Commerce. March 10, 2011.

“Conscientización and Identity: Critical Pedagogy Meets the Writings of Ana Castillo.” Thomas R. Watson Conference 2010. University of Louisville. October 15, 2010.

Awards and Honors

The Christine Fall Award: The English Department Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2011-2012

Nominated for the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award by Baylor University's Graduate School, 2011

Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa, Baylor University, 2011

Baylor University Graduate School Travel Award, 2009, 2010, 2012

Teaching Experience

FAS 1302: Writing in the Age of Digital Media
ENG 1302: Thinking and Writing
ENG 1304: Thinking, Writing, and Research: The Pursuit of Curiosity
ENG 2301: British Literature: The Origins and Genre of the Romance
ENG 3300: Technical and Professional Writing

Invited Lectures and Workshops

“Who Is My Neighbor in the Digital Age?” Questions That Matter, LEAD Living & Learning Community, Baylor University, 2016

“Balancing Motherhood in the Academy," 2016 Women in the Academy Conference, Baylor University, 2016

“Panel Discussion on Teaching First-Year Writing,” Michael-John DePalma’s Graduate Course on Composition Pedagogy and Theory, Baylor University, 2015

“Panel Discussion on Being on the Job Market with Children,” Baylor University Graduate Student Life, Baylor University, 2015

"How to Win Jobs and Influence People," Professional Development Workshop, English Graduate Student Association, Baylor University, 2014

“Composing with Audacity, an Open-Source Audio Editing Software,” Dr. Michael-John DePalma’s Special Topics in Writing Course, Baylor University, 2013

“Professionalism in the Department,” New Teaching Assistant Orientation Workshop, Baylor University, 2013

“Using Technology Critically in the Classroom,” New Teaching Assistant Orientation Workshop, Baylor University, 2013

"Panel Discussion on Multimodal Composition and Assessment," Dr. Michael-John DePalma's Graduate Course on Composition Pedagogy and Theory, Baylor University, 2012

"Discussion Strategies and Creating a Classroom Community," New Teaching Assistant Orientation Workshop, Baylor University, 2012

"Effective Classroom Management," New Teaching Assistant Orientation Workshop, Baylor University, 2011

"Curiosity as a Strategy for Invention in Researched Writing," Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman's Writing Center Practicum course, Baylor University, 2011

"Student Athletes and Non-directive Peer Tutoring," Presented with Dr. Mary Lynn Klingman at training workshop for peer tutors in Student Athlete Services, Baylor University, 2008

Academic and University Service

Undergraduate Studies Curriculum Committee, 2014-2015
Professional Writing Committee, 2013-2015
Technology Committee, 2013-2015
Teaching Assistant Mentor, 2010-2014
Freshman Writing Program Committee, 2010-2014
Peer Advisor, English Graduate Student Association (EGSA), 2012-2013
Faculty Partner, Collins Residence Hall, 2012-2013
New Graduate Student Orientation Committee, 2012-2013
President, EGSA, 2011-2012
Faculty Partner, South Russell Residence Hall, 2011-2012
Faculty Advisor, Baylor Club Volleyball, 2011-2012
Faculty Partner, Peer Leader Program, 2011-2012
Vice President, EGSA, 2010-2011
English 1302 Committee, 2010-2011
Chair, EGSA Conference Public Relations, 2009-2010
Chair, EGSA Fundraising, 2009-2010          

Professional Development

Fellow, Summer Faculty Institute, Baylor University, Academy for Teaching and Learning, 2017 

Digital Media and Composition Institute, The Ohio State University, Department of English, 2013 

Digital Storytelling Workshop, organized by The Center for Digital Storytelling, Baylor University, 2013

“7 Things You Should Know MOOCs,” organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Baylor University, 2013

“7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Creation,” organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Baylor University, 2013

"7 Things You Should Know About Challenge-Based Learning," organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Baylor University, 2012

"Getting Students to Read Assignments," organized by the Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, 2012

Academy for Teaching and Learning's New Media Seminar, "Awakening the Digital Imagination: A Networked Faculty-Staff Development Seminar," Baylor University, Spring 2012

"The History of Reading and Contemporary Technology," organized by the Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, 2011

"7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling," organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Baylor University, 2011

"Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments," organized by the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, Baylor University, 2011

Professional Affiliations

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

Languages

Reading comprehension in Spanish, French, German, and Old English