Curriculum Vitae

James W. H. Howard

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgia Institute of Technology

jhoward94@gatech.edu

 

Education

Emory University, 2016
PhD in English
Dissertation: “Crises of Recognition: Chivalric Disguise and the Social Individual in Le Morte Darthur and The Faerie Queene
Chair: James Morey, PhD

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2008
BA in English, Minors in Math and History

Experience

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-present

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Writing and Communication Program

  • Teach first year composition courses using literature and multimodality
  • Create resources and presentations for teaching multimodally
  • Serve on committees for assessment and textbook curation

Assistant Director, Communication Center, 2017-present

  • Interview and hire staff of peer tutors and desk assistants
  • Train peer tutors in tutoring pedagogy throughout the semester
  • Lead professional staff meetings
  • Design and lead workshops in technical communication and WAC
  • Maintain website and schedule in Drupal and WCOnline

Research Coordinator, Communication Center, 2016-2017

  • Advise professional and peer tutors about research opportunities
  • Direct and mentor undergraduate research assistant in writing center studies
  • Manage IRB-approved methods of data collection for the Center
  • Create workshop materials and presentations based on current research

Professional Tutor, Communication Center

  • Tutor undergraduate and graduate students in communication
  • Prepare workshops for Graduate Communication certificate program
  • Mentor undergraduate tutors in writing and speaking center tutoring

 

Emory Writing Center, 2013-2015

Graduate Coordinator

  • Coordinated day-to-day operations of graduate and undergraduate tutors
  • Interviewed undergraduate and graduate applicants to the center
  • Designed and led training sessions and staff groups on tutor pedagogy

Graduate Fellow

  • Tutored undergraduate and graduate students in communication
  • Collaborated with the Writing Program in outreach and faculty support
  • Formed assessment models for first year writing courses in committee

 

Conference Panels

 Organizer

 “Ludic Pedagogy in the Writing Center: Two Can Play at this Game.” CCCC, 2018.

“Using Technologies and Spaces While Tutoring in the Center.” Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2017.

“Gaming the Medieval: Medievalism in Modern Board Game Culture.” International Medieval Congress, 2015.

“Disguise and Incognito, 1000-1500.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2015.

“Time: Medieval, Early Modern.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2013.

Presenter

“The Communication Center as Makerspace.” Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2018.

“Experts Meeting Experts: Intersecting Professional Identities in the Communication Center.” Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2016.

“Code-Meshing in the Writing Center, or How Language Comes Up in a Session.” Georgia Tutor Symposium, 2015.

“Code-Meshing in Consultation: Are We Really Supporting Linguistic Diversity in Our Southern Centers?” Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2015.

“Reclaiming Our Domain: Digital Literacies and Composition.” Student Success in Writing Conference, 2014.

Presider

“Chaucer and Malory Miscellany.” Southeastern Medieval Association, 2014.

Conference Papers

“What Tools Can Do in Our Center: Use, Pedagogy, and Cost.”  Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2018.

“Using Games to Explore the Ludic Arthur.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2017.

“Enchanted Board: Gender and Submerged Narratives in Arthurian Play.” International Medieval Congress, 2015.

“A Game for Two: Disguise and Friendship in Sir Thomas Malory’s “Tale of Sir Tristram.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2015.  

“Figuring out the Son’s Dede: Julian of Norwich and the Theology of Pun.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2014.

” ‘To turne into a massy habergeon’: Britomart, Disguise, and Becoming the Knight in The Faerie Queene.” Graduate English Advisory Committee Colloquium, Emory University, 2014.

“Romances and Times Between: Conceptualizing Then and Now in Malory and Spenser.”South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2013.

“Unblooded Among the Bloody: Aaron, Humoral Discourse, and Geography in Titus Andronicus.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 2013.

“The Narrator in the Classroom: Lesson Plans and Roleplaying Preparation.” Graduate English Advisory Committee Teach-In, Emory University, 2013.

“Poetics and Mystics: Having Some Pun in Julian of Norwich.” Graduate Colloquy, Emory University, 2012.

The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell as Querelle des Femmes: A Response from Popular Romance.” Southeastern Medieval Association, 2011.

“The First Quest: Guides Structuring the Quest Narrative in ‘The Tale of Sir Gareth.’ ” Medieval Association of the Midwest, 2010.

 

Publications

 Articles

“Using Tools in the Communication Center: A Study and Review.” Communication Center Studies, November 2017.

Reviews

“Stephen Knight, Reading Robin Hood: Content, Form and Reception in the Outlaw Myth.” IAHRS, 2016.

Non-Refereed Materials

“Communication Center.WOVENText, 2017.

 

Selected Communication Workshops

  •       Writing the Resume
  •       Cover Letters
  •       Personal Statements
  •       Public Speaking
  •       Memos and Argumentation
  •       Multiple-Mini Interviews
  •       Research Poster Design
  •       Visual Rhetoric
  •       Global Communication

 

Selected Courses

 Georgia Tech

ENGL 1101: Medievalist Games, Fall 2017

An introductory writing course that has students creating projects that draw connections between medieval literature and recently-released medievalist board games.

ENGL 1102: Paradise Lost, Spring 2017

An introductory writing course that develops each student’s ability to read, analyze, research, adapt, and communicate the poetry of John Milton in the present day.

ENGL 1101: History and Use of English, Fall 2016

An introductory writing course that couples multimodal composition and rhetoric with reading and exercises that explore the history of English and the many Englishes that flourish today.

Emory University

ENG 205: Poetry, Spring 2013.

A survey course designed to teach methods for reading and interpreting poetry. The project involves the preparation of a miniature poetry anthology with a critical introduction.

ENG 181: Magical Writing, Spring 2011.

An introductory writing course about literature, wherein students write about magical motifs in literature ranging from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to modern fairy tales.

ENG 101: New Media and Public Discourse, Fall 2010.

An introductory writing course that connected students’ communications to the new media in which much professional, personal, and civic discourse is situated.

Awards

  • Professional Tutor of the Year, Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2017.
  • Graduate Tutor of the Year, Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2015.
  • Tom Waldrep Scholarship, Southeastern Writing Center Association, 2015.

Service

Hiring Committee Member, Writing and Communication Program, 2018.

Textbook Committee Member, Writing and Communication Program, 2016-present.

Assessment Committee Member, Writing and Communication Program, 2016-present.

Copy Editor, Southern Discourse in the Center, 2016-2017.

Workshop Tutor, Marietta YELLS, 2016-2017.

Portfolio Assessor, Writing and Communication Program, 2015-present.

Communication Center Committee Member, 2015-present.

Curricular Innovation Committee Member, Writing and Communication Program, 2015-2017.

Graduate Tutor, Maynard Jackson High School, 2014.

Committee Member, First Year Composition Assessment, Writing Program, 2014-2015.

Graduate Assistant, British Studies Program, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, UK, 2012.

Presider, GEAC Colloquium, 2011.

Editor, Spenser Review, 2010-2012.

Judge, SIRE-sponsored Undergraduate Research Symposia, 2010-.

Member, Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium, 2010-.

Member, Wendy Belcher Article Writing Group, 2010.

Member, Graduate English Advisory Committee: 2009-2011.

Languages

English (fluent), French (reading), Old English (reading/teaching), Middle English (reading/teaching), Latin (reading/teaching).