Who We Are

Doctoral Students

Kamila Albert
Education: M.A., B.A. Nova Southeastern University
Teaching: ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: NSU Writing Center Graduate Assistant, NSU Writing Fellow
Research Interests: multimodality, writing center studies, first-year composition, writing program administration.
Non-academic Interests: coffee, typography, and Gilmore Girls.


David Bedsole
Education: MA Clemson University, BA Huntingdon College
Teaching: First-Year Composition, Advanced Composition, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Technical and Professional Writing
Professional Experience: Reading Writing Center Assistant Director, Computer Writing Classroom Director, Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: Multimodality, assessment, technology, ethics
Non-academic Interests: David plays musical instruments to one degree or another, writes poetry and fiction, cooks passably well, and hangs out with his wife and young daughter. He also has two sketchy dogs.


Brittney Boykins
Education: MA, BA, Florida State University
Teaching: First-Year Composition
Research Interests: student voice in the composition classroom; women's rhetoric, especially in the AME Church


Amanda Brooks
Education: MA Florida State University, BA Stetson University
Teaching: First-Year Composition, ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context, ENC 2135 (Online)
Professional Experience: Computer-Writing-Classroom Coordinator, Digital Studio Consultant, and First-Year Composition Committee Member
Research Interests: multimodality, composition pedagogy, and self-efficacy in composition studies.
Non-academic Interests: crochet, watching Disney movies, manatees, baking, reading fantasy novels, and yoga.


Andrew Burgess
Education: MA Media and Communications Studies, BA Florida State University
Teaching: First Year Composition (documentary film focus)
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: composition pedagogy, the application of documentary video production techniques to research projects in first-year composition courses, the interplay of rhetorical power in documentary films, and reexamining Kenneth Burke's terministic screens through the lens of documentary film production.


Martha McKay Canter
Education: MA, BA University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Teaching: Rhetoric; First Year Composition
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor; Writing Center Administration; Digital Studio Consultant; American Society for the History of Rhetoric, CCCC Liaison; Florida College English Association, Executive Board, FSU Graduate Student Representative
Research Interests: Feminist rhetorics; feminist rhetorical strategies; feminist geography and rhetorical space/s; feminist historiography
Non-academic Interests: Aside from drinking black coffee that's so strong that her friends call it "thick," she's practiced yoga for over 20 years, she enjoys interior design (past field), she loves to cook, entertain family, watch cerebral movies and shows that her friends call "disturbing," and over-indulge other people's dogs-most notably Bella, her daughter's Italian Greyhound, and Bagheera, her son's rescue pup-with too many cookies and walks on demand.


Ellen Cecil-Lemkin
Education: MA Miami University, BA University of Central Florida
Teaching: College Composition, First-year Composition
Professional Experience: Rhet Comp Program Assistant, Co-director of the Museum of Everyday Writing, Writing Tutor at FSU Reading Writing Center, Digital Pedagogy Consultant at Miami University, Mentor Consultant at UCF's University Writing Center
Research Interests: Collaboration, disability studies, digital pedagogy
Non-academic Interests: On her off time, Ellen enjoys remodeling her house and playing with her dog (Maple).


Amy Cicchino
Education: BA and MA in English from Florida Gulf Coast University in SWFL
Teaching: College Composition
Professional Experience: Secondary teacher, College Composition mentor, and member of the College Composition Committee.
Research Interests: Digital Multimodality, Actor-Network Theory, and Program Assessment
Non-academic Interests: Outside of Rhetoric and Composition, Amy loves her dogs, baking, and believes in the power of positive thinking. She is looking forward to the Gilmore Girls Reunion this fall!


Joe Cirio
Education: MA (Rhet/Comp) from FSU. BA (English), BS (Psychology) from Kutztown Univ. of PA.
Teaching: WEPO, Peer Tutoring in the RWC, College Composition
Professional Experience: Asst. Director of the RWC; National Day on Writing Chair; Communications Support in the Office of Assessment at the FLDOE
Research Interests: Writing Assessment (particularly the history of writing assessment, digital and multimodal assessment, and student reflection) and mobility (including everyday writing practices, augmented reality, and place-making through writing).
Non-academic Interests: I could be convinced to eat soft pretzels for a living (please contact me for serious inquiries).


Rob Cole
Education: BA Alabama, MFA Northern Michigan
Teaching: Comp (a lot at other places if you want 'em)
Professional Experience: Visiting Professor at Air War College Center for Writing Excellence, Publications Coordinator at Auburn Montgomery, other stuff too
Research Interests: Digital Pedagogies, Digital Composition, Multimodality
Non-academic Interests: He digs his wife Heidi, his dog Harper, writing, and really awful movies.


Jason Custer
Education: MA Florida State University, BA Eastern Connecticut State University
Teaching: First Year Composition, Research, Genre, and Context, Writing about the Rhetoric of Video Games, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Peer Tutoring Course
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Administrator, Digital Studio Consultant, Writing Center Tutor. Research Interests: Multimodal composition, programmatic assessment, and the rhetoric of computer games
Non-academic Interests: When he's not enveloped in research, administration, teaching, tutoring, reading, and writing, Jason is likely to be turning beads into retro pixel art. www.jasoncuster.net


Meghan Dykema
Education: MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA Western Michigan University
Teaching: College Composition
Research Interests:feminist and social movement rhetorics, writing program administration, writing assessment, fan labor and participatory culture, and legal rhetorics.
Non-academic Interests: In her spare time, Meghan enjoys role-playing games, visiting state parks and historic sites with her partner and his children, and talking about Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with anyone who will listen.


Julianna Edmonds
Education: MA, BA University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Teaching: First-Year Composition; Research, Genre, and Context; Rhetoric
Professional Experience: Reading Writing Center Tutor, College Composition Program Mentor, WPA Assistant
Research Interests: rhetorical praxis, feminist composition pedagogy, feminist rhetorics, writing program administration


Rachel Efstathion
Education: MA University of South Florida, BA Temple University
Teaching: College Composition
Professional Experience: Writing Center Consultant at USF, Reading Writing Center Tutor, Graduate Writing Center Tutor, College Composition Mentor
Research Interests: writing program administration, college composition, digital/multimodal assessment, and eportfolios.
Non-academic Interests:In her free time, Rachel enjoys running, eating donuts, and traveling.


Jennifer Enoch
Education: MA Colorado State University, BA Colorado State University, Pueblo
Teaching: First Year Composition, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, and Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: Graduate Writing Center Tutor, Writing Center Tutor, FYC Mentor, Rhetoric and Composition Program Assistant
Research Interests: everyday writing, digital rhetorics, identity, rhetorical genre studies, archival studies, and multimodal composing.
Non-academic Interests: Jennifer finds inexplicable enjoyment in terrible movies.


Michael Healy
Education: BA Creighton University, MA University of Nebraska Omaha
Teaching: First-Year Composition, Genre, Research, and Context.
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor, First-Year Writing Committee, College Composition Committee
Research Interests: Overlaps in composition and creative writing theory and pedagogy, rhetoric of play
Non-academic Interests: I like to run, cook, brew beer, explore cool places, drink coffee, and eat good food.


Aimee Jones
Education: MA Florida International University, BA University of Florida
Teaching: First Year Composition, Peer Tutoring Course, Rhetoric, and Advanced Editing and Writing
Professional Experience: Reading Writing Center Assistant Director and Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant, First Year Composition Committee
Research Interests: multicultural/multilingual literacies and writing center studies.
Non-academic Interests: Aimee has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Central America and has taught English in Japan and China. Outside of academics, Aimee enjoys surfing, competing in triathlons, and traveling


Megan Keaton
Education: MA UNC Charlotte, BA Michigan State University
Teaching: First Year Composition, Writing and Editing in Print and Online (WEPO), and Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: Graduate Writing Center Tutor, Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant, Digital Studio Coordinator
Research Interests: multimodal and digital literacies, ecologies of composition, and students' "self-taught" literacies


Heather Lang
Education: MA, BA New Mexico State University
Teaching: Writing and Editing in Print and Online; Peer Tutoring; First Year Composition; Writing about Public Service and Community Action (service learning); Writing about Media Culture; Research, Genre & Context
Professional Experience: Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellow 2015-2016, Reading and Writing Center Assistant Director, First Year Composition Committee, GESO Committee, Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: embodied rhetorics, with an emphasis in disabilities studies, digital activism, and writing center studies.


Jeanette Lehn
Education: MA San Francisco State University, BA Reed College
Teaching: Freshman Composition and Rhetoric, Writing and Editing in Print and Online
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor, Adjunct Instructor
Research Interests: Critical pedagogy, writing program administration, cultural studies, visual rhetoric, and written teacher feedback.
Jeanette is the recipient of the Bryan Hall Teaching Award, and was a mentor for the College Composition Program.
Non-academic Interests: Jeanette enjoys cooking, running, watching sketch comedy, and that first cup of coffee in the morning.


Amanda M. May
Education: MA English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University; BA English, Lourdes University
Teaching: ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: Former writing center administrator and tutor, taught conversational English abroad
Research Interests: Writing Center Theory and Administration, Multimodal Composition, Feminist Rhetorics.
Non-academic Interests: When not in her office or on campus, Amanda knits while watching Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead, drinks copious amounts of (unsweetened) iced tea and coffee, and cuddles with her typically not so cuddly cat.


Travis Maynard
Education: BA, Transylvania University; MA, Florida State University
Teaching: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Writing and Editing in Print and Online
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Coordinator, Museum of Everyday Writing Administrator, College Composition Committee, Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: assemblage pedagogy, undergraduate majors in writing and rhetoric, media studies, and rhetoric of science.
Non-academic Interests: In his spare time, he studies the rhetoric of professional wrestling, dabbles in video editing and graphic design, and spends too much time in thrift stores.


Jeff Naftzinger
Education: MA, BA Florida State University
Teaching: Rhetoric, College Composition, Writing About Seinfeld, Writing About Graphic Novels, First-Year Composition.
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Assistant Director, Computer Writing Classroom Director, Digital Studio Consultant, Writing Center Tutor.
Research Interests: Everyday writing, writing technologies, and multiliteracy centers.
Non-academic Interests: In his free time, he likes to read the New Yorker, marathon HBO shows, and play golf.


Kyllikki Rytov
Education: PhD studies, Bowling Green State University; MA in English, Belmont University; BAs in English and in French, Northern Kentucky University
Teaching: College composition (Research, Genre, and Context)
Professional Experience: Writing center consultant, Digital Studio consultant, College Composition Committee member
Research Interests: Classical rhetoric, digital technologies, media archeology, text technologies
Non-academic Interests: A creative writer in the odd spare moment, she considers Bulgakov's Master and Margarita a satirical chef d'oeuvre, and her favorite rhetorical device is zeugma. She's allergic to hyperbole but quite enjoys gluten and old Victorian houses.


Katelyn Stark
Education: BA, MA, and Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition, Appalachian State University
Teaching: Expository Writing; Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum; Research, Genre, & Context
Professional Experience: Developmental Editor; Copy Editor; Editorial Assistant; Writing Center Consultant; Writing Across the Curriculum Research Assistant; Executive Assistant to literary agent, Linda Langton; Peer Reviewer, The Learner
Research Interests: transfer knowledge, genre, digital literacy, multimodality, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum, vertical writing curriculum, writing assessment, and writing program assessment


Jessi Thomsen
Education: MA in English, University of Nebraska at Omaha; MEd in Secondary Teaching and BA in Studio Art, Creighton University
Teaching: College Composition, First-Year Composition (UNO), Technical Writing (UNO)
Professional Experience: College Composition Committee Member, Writing Center Consultant (UNO), Secondary Education Teacher
Research Interests: reflection, composition pedagogy, student engagement, graphic memoir.
Non-academic Interests: Sand volleyball. Mardi, her golden retriever, supervises all of her research and writing endeavors.


Erin Workman
Education: MA University of Maine, BA College of Charleston
Teaching: First Year Composition, ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context, Writing and Editing in Print and Online
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Consultant, Rhetoric and Composition Program Assistant, Assistant Director of College Composition, WPA-GO Secretary, GESO Committee
Research Interests: reflection, visual mapping, and students' transfer of conceptual writing knowledge. She is also interested in writing assessment, particularly as it intersects with writing transfer research.
Website: erinlworkman.com


Anna Worm
Education: MA, BA Grand Valley State University
Teaching: College Composition, Peer Tutoring in Writing
Professional Experience: Reading Writing Center Coordinator, Reading Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: writing centers, online writing centers, feminist rhetoric and composition, queer studies in rhetoric and composition


Masters Students

Brad Anderson
Education: BA Florida State University
Teaching: ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Consultant, Computer Writing Classroom Coordinator
Research Interests: Multimodality, visual rhetoric, digital literacies, cultural studies, circulation
Non-academic Interests: Brad gave up a lucrative seal-poaching career to pursue academic prestige. In his spare time, he engages in some combination of working out, piloting internet spaceships in EVE Online, watching Lord of the Rings, and "getting on with it," whatever that means.


Christina Giarrusso
Education: BA Florida State University
Teaching: First Year Composition, ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: ESL Tutor, Reading and Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio consultant, Southeast Review Fiction and Nonfiction Reader, College Composition Committee Member, and Mentor.
Research Interests: composition pedagogy, assemblage, material/embodied rhetorics, and everyday writing.
Non-academic Interests: Outside of the program, she loves to travel, read fiction, take her dog for walks in new places, and eat too much sushi.


Sean McCullough
Education: BA English and Music from Wittenberg University
Teaching: ENC 2135, ENC 1101
Professional Experience: Marketing Intern, Grant Writing Intern, Writing Center Tutor
Research Interests: Silent rhetorics, rhetorical listening, semiotics, spatial theory, global rhetorics, and feminist rhetorics.
Non-academic Interests: I have an identical twin who studies poetry at the graduate level.


Ashley Rea
Education: BA Texas Christian University
Teaching: First Year Composition
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Consultant, Writing Center Tutor, Economics Tutor, Research Assistant
Research Interests: digital and feminist rhetorics, new media and multimodal composition, and the intersections of economics and rhetoric.
Non-academic Interests: In her spare time, Ashley is an avid rock climber and enjoys kayaking and running.
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