JILL BELLI

718.260.4974                jbelli@citytech.cuny.edu        http://jillbelli.org

English Department        New York City College of Technology, CUNY

300 Jay Street, Namm 512 (Office: Namm 520)        Brooklyn NY 11201

EDUCATION

Doctoral Certificates: American Studies; Interactive Technology & Pedagogy

Dissertation: Pedagogies of Happiness: What and How Self-Help, Positive Psychology, and Positive Education Teach about Well-Being

Committee: Carrie Hintz (supervisor), Sondra Perl, Matthew K. Gold

Honors: Second Qualifying Examination (Orals) passed with distinction

Honors: Magna cum laude

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

RESEARCH  & TEACHING INTERESTS 

PUBLICATIONS

Belli, Jill. “Winston as ‘Sentimental Archaism’: The Role of Nostalgia in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Critical Insights: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ed. Thomas Horan. September Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2016. 83-97.

Belli, Jill. “Why Well-Being, Why Now?: Tracing an Alternate Genealogy of Emotion in Composition.” “Emotions in Composition,” special issue of Composition Forum, Ed. Lance Langdon. 34 (Summer 2016), compositionforum.com/issue/34/why-well-being.php 

Miller, Benjamin, Amanda Licastro, and Jill Belli. “The Writing Studies Tree.” The Research Exchange Index (REx) 1 (Spring 2016). rex1.comppile.org/search/full_report.php?EntryID=53 

Belli, Jill. “Unhappy? There’s an App for That: Tracking Well-Being through the Quantified Self.” “The Quantified Selves and Statistical Bodies,” special issue of Digital Culture & Society, Eds. Pablo Abend and Mathias Fuchs. 2.1 (March 2016), 89-104. dx.doi.org/10.14361/dcs-2016-0107 

Miller, Benjamin, Amanda Licastro, and Jill Belli. “The Roots of an Academic Genealogy: Composing the Writing Studies Tree.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 20.2 (Spring 2016), kairos.technorhetoric.net/20.2/topoi/miller-et-al/index.html.

Belli, Jill, Charlie Edwards, M. Genevieve Hitchings, Jonas Reitz, Jody R. Rosen, and Jenna Spevack. “The OpenLab As a Research Community: Building for City Tech’s Future.” Invited article for Nucleus: A Faculty Commons Quarterly. 6 (Fall 2014): 12-13. http://issuu.com/facultycommons/docs/fc_nucleus_fall2014?e=6814685/10473330

Miller, Benjamin, Amanda Licastro, and Jill Belli. “Crowdsourcing Disciplinary Data: the process of building the Writing Studies Tree.” Invited co-authored blog post. Sweetland Digital Rhetorical Collaborative Fall 2013 Blog Carnival on “Dealing with Data, Digitally.” 27 November, 2013. http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2013/11/27/crowdsourcing-disciplinary-data-the-process-of-building-the-writing-studies-tree/

 

FORTHCOMING

Belli, Jill. “More than Friendship: The Golden Girls as Intentional Community.” The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television: From I Love Lucy to Modern Family. Eds. Aaron Barlow and Laura Westengard. ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, [2017].

UNDER REVIEW

WORK IN PROGRESS: INVITED / ACCEPTED

“Rethinking Happiness: Positive Psychology’s Implications for the Utopian Impulse,” invited book chapter on utopian studies in conversation with happiness studies/positive psychology for the collection, The Next Generation: Emerging Voices in Utopian Studies (edited by Phillip E. Wegner), as part of the Ralahine Utopian Studies series, [2017].

WORK IN PROGRESS

“Teaching the Humanities in a Skills-Based Educational Environment.” Co-authored with Geoff Zylstra et. al. Intended submission to Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. [Spring 2017].

Pedagogies of Happiness. Book Manuscript. Preparing manuscript for submission to university press. [Summer 2017]

“Teaching Happiness: The Pedagogy and Politics of Positive Education.” Preparing text for submission to an education/pedagogy journal.

“Digital Happiness, Data Mining, and Networks of Well-Being.” Preparing text for submission to a digital humanities journal.

 

DIGITAL PROJECTS

Writing Studies Tree. writingstudiestree.org

Description: The WST is an online, crowdsourced database of academic genealogies within writing studies: an interactive archive for recording and mapping scholarly relationships in Composition and Rhetoric and adjacent disciplines. I am a founding member and developer of the project since 2011 (with Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro).

The Openlab. https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/ 

Description: I am Co-Director of the OpenLab (focused on pedagogy, community-building, outreach, and professional development), City Tech’s open-source digital

platform for teaching, learning, and collaborating.

Society for Utopian Studies Digital Presence. utopian-studies.org

Description: As the web developer for the North American Society for Utopian Studies, I have reconceptualized and redesigned this professional organization’s web presence. I maintain the Society’s main site and websites for the Society's annual conferences, the Society newsletter, a teaching website (that aggregates/discusses utopian syllabi/assignments), a utopian bibliography, and activity on social media (such as Facebook and Twitter).I have reconceptualized and redesigned this professional organization’s web presence.

 

AWARDS

The Writing Studies Tree. Co-Recipients: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro. Kairos Service Award. 2015. http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/awards/pastwinners.html#grad (The Writing Studies Tree was launched the three of us were graduate students, and this award recognizes our work in the field during that time and beyond).

GRANTS

PSC-CUNY 48 Research Award, “Utopian Hope and Digital Happiness: An Expanded Understanding of Well-Being,” $3,500, [July 2017- June 2018].

OpenLab Integration (Community). “Digital Pathways Project.” Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program Title III, Part F. Department of Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (with New York City College of Technology, CUNY and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY as senior college partners), $6,000,000, October 1 2016 - September 30, 2021.

Co-Director, Curricular & Community Development. “Learning in the Public Square: An Open Platform for Humanities Education.” NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant. OpenLab Team, with Commons in a Box (CUNY Academic Commons). Matthew K. Gold, Project Director, $389,322, September 1 2016 - August 31, 2018.

“Futures Past Archive.” Project Participant (outreach and usability coordinator), with Patrick Smyth (principal investigator, lead developer) and Hannah Aizenman (developer, visualization specialist). Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant (Implementation), The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2016-2017. $4,000, funded.

OpenLab Integration Co-Director. “Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM.” Title V Cooperative Arrangement, Department of Education, New York City College of Technology and Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, $3,225,178, October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2020.

“The Writing Studies Tree: An Academic Genealogy.” Benjamin Miller (Project Lead) and Amanda Licastro. Project Participant. Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, $4,000, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014-2015.

PSC-CUNY 45 Research Award, book project Pedagogies of Happiness: What Self-Help, Positive Psychology, and Positive Education Teach about Well-Being, $3,500, July 2014 - June 2015.

“The Writing Studies Tree: An Academic Genealogy.” Benjamin Miller (Project Lead) and Amanda Licastro. Project Participant. Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, $8,000, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013-14.

Nicole LaRose Graduate Student Travel Grant. Society for Utopian Studies. 2012.


Description:
Grant awarded to international and domestic graduate students for travel to
annual Society for Utopian Studies conference. Grant recipients are chosen for:
1) The quality of the paper proposal/abstract, with attention to its contribution to utopian studies; 2) The soundness of the proposed budget; 3) A demonstrated commitment to the society, as evidenced by repeat attendance and participation in the life of the society.

 

“The Writing Studies Tree: An Academic Genealogy.” Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant, collaboration with Benjamin Miller (Project Lead) and Amanda Licastro. The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2012 - 2013.

 

Online Group at Queens College (OlgaQC), Queens College, CUNY, Winter 2008.

Description: Grant awarded to a select group of faculty members to participate in intensive training sessions for online course development (followed by a series of semester-long meetings and discussions to continue this work).

Not Funded

OpenLab Integration Team (OpenLab Co-Director, Community Development). “Aspira: Creating an Ecosystem for Student Success in STEM.” HSI-STEM, Department of Education, New York City College of Technology, $5,897,859, 2016-2021. [not funded]

Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellowship, $10,000, [not funded].

Advisory Board Member. “Opening Humanities Education with the Commons in a Box and the OpenLab.” NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grant. OpenLab Team, with Commons in a Box (CUNY Academic Commons). Matthew K. Gold, Project Director, $324,557, 2015-2017. [not funded]

“Sustainably Scaling Up Student Success: Engagement through Cohort Communities” (with the OpenLab Team). CUNY Advance Scale-Up Grant, $199,016.28. 2015-2017. [not funded]

“Composing a Discipline: Views from the Branches of the Writing Studies Tree” (with Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro). CCCC Research Initiative, $10,000. 2015-2017. [not funded]

FELLOWSHIPS
Faculty Fellow, NEH Making Connections: Engaging the Humanities at a College of Technology faculty development program, Spring 2014 – Spring 2015.

Faculty Fellow, Living Lab General Education Seminar. “A Living Laboratory: Revitalizing General Education for a 21st-Century College of Technology.” New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Spring 2013 – Fall 2014.


        Description:
“A Living Laboratory: Revitalizing General Education for a 21st-Century

College of Technology” is a five-year initiative (2010-2015) funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions (Title V) program. Its mission is to re-envision General Education at City Tech as a “living laboratory,” using City Tech’s signature strengths: hands-on experiential models of learning and our vibrant Brooklyn Waterfront location. Each year, 18 Faculty Fellows participate in an intensive seminar during the Spring semester, exploring innovative pedagogical approaches that they then incorporate into their courses in the Fall. In the second year of their participation, Fellows recruit and mentor colleagues, attend a series of workshop and events, and collaborate to produce a final report.

 

Lynn Kadison Dissertation Year Fellowship, English Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2012.

Description: Competitive Dissertation Year Fellowship (funding and tuition remission) rewarding excellent scholarship and dedicated service to the English Program.

 

Instructional Technology Fellowship, Macaulay Honors College / Baruch College, CUNY, August 2009 – August 2012.

Description: Competitive fellowship for advanced doctoral students at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Fellows work with both students and faculty in developing/implementing technology-across-the-curriculum initiatives within Macaulay Honors College.

 

Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2011 – 2012

Description: Competitive grant competition for doctoral students at The Graduate Center, CUNY. My research project, which received the highest award amount, centered on attending the annual European Utopian Studies Society conference (Nicosia, Cyprus, July 2011) and presenting 1) my ongoing research on happiness, positive psychology, and utopia; 2) the new Society for Utopian Studies website I designed and created.

 

CUNY Student Leadership Award, CUNY, 2010 – 2011

Description: Every year the City University of New York recognizes those individuals with exceptional student leadership qualities. Individuals selected for this award have made major contributions to the community and the College, either as student government officials, club officials, or through their discipline.

 

Chancellor’s Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY, Fall 2005 – Spring 2010

Description: Competitive award for doctoral students that includes five-year tuition remission and a three-year teaching fellowship at one of the CUNY campuses.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Conference Papers Given

“Creative Collaborations: First Year Learning Communities on City Tech’s OpenLab.” Presentation with the OpenLab and FYLC teams. “Accelerating Progress, Accelerating Equity: Improving Student Success in Developmental and Gateway Courses,” 2017 CUE (Coordinated Undergraduate Education) Conference, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY New York, NY, [5 May, 2017.]

“Deepening our Disciplinary Understanding: The Writing Studies Tree as Purposeful Cultivation.” Panel with Amanda Licastro and Benjamin Miller. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Portland, OR, 16 March, 2017.

“CCCC is a Reunion: Trace your Family Tree.” Interactive Booth (with Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Portland, OR, 16-18 March 2017.

“Showcasing Success: City Tech’s OpenLab as Model of Sustainable Growth,” with the OpenLab team. 15th Annual CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY, 2 December 2016.

Happiness and Utopia: Taking Stock and Looking Forward.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, 29 October 2016.

“Computers & ... Professional and Technical Writing.” Invited Speaker for Town Hall. Co-participants: Dànielle DeVoss, Angela Haas, Bill Hart-Davidson, Allison Hitt, Wendi Sierra, Barbi Smyser-Fauble, Quinn Warnick, Doug Eyman (chair). Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, 21 May 2016.

“Writing Well-Being into our Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Discipline.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Houston, TX, 8 April, 2016.

“CCCC is a Reunion: Trace your Family Tree.” Interactive Booth (with Sondra Perl, Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Houston, TX, 6-9, April 2016.

“City Tech’s OpenLab: Community Partnerships for Innovation and Integration.” “Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Innovating and Integrating,” with the OpenLab team. 14th Annual CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY, 4 December, 2015.

“Let’s Stop Talking about ‘Technology,” & Talk about Pedagogy …” Invited respondent on Teaching Panel, “A Conversation - ‘Flow’ and 21st Century Approaches to Teaching Utopian Studies: Tradition vs. Technology,” with Kenneth Roemer, Peter Sands, and Brian Greenspan. “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 7 November, 2015.

“Happiness Flows: Uncovering the Infrastructure Driving the Global Resurgence of Well-Being.“ “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 6 November, 2015.

“Education and Utopia.” Invited participant in roundtable with Tom Moylan, Nathaniel Coleman, and Darren Webb. “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 5 November, 2015.

“Opening Education: Connecting and Collaborating on City Tech's OpenLab.” Project Demo with Jody Rosen and Charlie Edwards. HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) 2015 Conference (“Exploring the Art & Science of Digital Humanities”), East Lansing, MI, 28 May, 2015.

“Engaging a College Community through Open Digital Technologies: City Tech’s OpenLab.” Presentation with the OpenLab team. “Engaging for Impact: CUNY as a Catalyst for Change,” 2015 CUE (Coordinated Undergraduate Education) Conference, City College, CUNY New York, NY, 8 May, 2015.

“A Place to Learn, Work, and Share: Composing, Connecting, and Collaborating on City Tech’s OpenLab.” Presentation with Jody Rosen. 7C Computer Connection, Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Tampa, FL, 21 March, 2015.

“CCCC is a Reunion: Trace your Family Tree.” Interactive Booth (with Sondra Perl, Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Tampa, FL, 19-21, March 2015.

“Strengthening the Student Experience through Open Digital Technologies.” Panel with OpenLab Team. CUNY’s 13th Annual IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York, NY, 5 December, 2014.

“The Rhetoric of Utopia in the Digital Humanities.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 24 October, 2014.

“Open Roundtable on Teaching Utopianism.” Invited Speaker. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 24 October, 2014.

“Happy Data, Happy Bodies.” Utopian Bodies and Media, Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21 October, 2014.

“Moving Beyond Happy Data: Building Radically Transformative “Apps” for a More Utopian Future,” workshop. Utopian Bodies and Media, Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21 October, 2014.

“Unhappy? There’s an App for That: Digital Happiness, Data Mining, and Networks of Well-Being.” Digital Humanities, Lausanne, Switzerland, 11 July, 2014. *Finalist for the Paul Fortier Prize, which “is given for the best paper by a young scholar/early stage researcher at each annual conference”: http://adho.org/awards/paul-fortier-prize

“Digital Desire and Utopian Dreams: Building the Good Life from Happy Data.” Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 4 July, 2014.

“Evaluating Well-Being: Competing Visions of Happiness and Utopia.” Workshop/presentation at Utopographies: Evaluation, Consensus and Location, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK, 28-29 March, 2014.

“CCCC is a Reunion: Trace your Family Tree.” Interactive Booth (with Sondra Perl, Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 20-22 March, 2014.

“The Composition of Happiness: Freshman Writers’ Assessment of Well-Being in Higher Education.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 21 March, 2014.

“Educating Desire, but in Whose Interest?: Re-thinking Hope, Positive Psychology, and Utopia.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, 15 November, 2013.

“Unhappy? There’s an App for That: Digital Happiness, Data Mining, and Networks of Well-Being.” Invited Presentation. Utopography: Imaging, Representing and Critiquing Imagined Worlds, Newcastle, UK, 20 September, 2013.

“Not Happiness, but Hope: Reframing the Current Debates on Well-Being.” Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, New Lanark, Scotland, 2 July, 2013.

“Composing and Collaborating on the OpenLab” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Frostburg, MD, 9 June, 2013.

 

“The Writing Studies Tree: Coding Composition Genealogies.” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Frostburg, MD, 7 June, 2013.

 

“Drafting Happiness: The Rhetoric of Resiliency in the United Stated States Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program.” 13th City Tech Annual Research Conference, 5 April, 2013.

 

“CCCC is a Reunion: Discover Your Roots.” Interactive Booth (with Sondra Perl, Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 14-16 March, 2013.

“’Drafting Happiness’: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, Curriculum Design, and the Composition Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 14 March, 2013.

 

“Pedagogies of Happiness: Teaching about/for Well-Being.” Invited Presentation at “Research Network Forum: The Public Work of Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 13 March, 2013.

 

From Data Mining to Mobile App Development: Digital Scholarship across the Disciplines.” 11th Annual CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY, 30 November, 2012.

 

“Introducing the Writing Studies Tree: An Interactive Composition & Rhetoric Archive.” 11th Annual CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY, 30 November, 2012.

 

“The Writing Studies Tree: An Interactive Composition & Rhetoric Archive.” Poster presented at the City Tech 10th Annual Faculty Poster Session, New York, NY, 15 November, 2012.

 

“The Rhetoric of Resiliency: Complicating the Core Values of the United States Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 6 October, 2012.

“Composing Genealogies: A Family Tree of Composition/Rhetoric.” Featured Session with the Writing Studies Tree Team. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, 22 March, 2012.

“CCCC is a Reunion: Discover Your Roots.” Interactive Booth (with Sondra Perl, Benjamin Miller, and Amanda Licastro) for the Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org). Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO, 22-24 March, 2012.

 

“Pedagogies of Happiness: Teaching about/for Well-Being.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, State College, PA, 22 October, 2011.

 

“Presentation of the New Society for Utopian Studies (USA) website.” Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 11 July, 2011.

 

“Institutionalizing Happiness: Utopia, Policy, and Subjective Well-Being.” Utopian Studies Society Annual Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 9 July, 2011.

 

“The Happiness Industry: Positive Psychology’s Implications for the Utopian Impulse.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 30 October, 2010.

 

“Teaching Utopia I – Ursula K. Le Guin.” Roundtable Panelist. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 29 October, 2010.

 

“Collecting Chili Peppers & Evaluating Easiness: How 'RateMyProfessors.com' Shapes Power Dynamics in (and out of) the Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Louisville, KY, 19 March, 2010.

 

“Composing Ourselves: Self-Narratives and Identity Formation in Digital Spaces.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 28 December, 2009.

“Constructing Stories, Selves, and Social Change: Re-Reading Hope into (and through) Dystopian Narratives.”  Utopian and Dystopian Literatures, New York University Graduate English Organization Conference, New York, NY, 11 April, 2009.

“Constructing the Digital ‘I’: Subjectivity in New Media Composing.” Conference on College

Composition and Communication Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 12 March, 2009.

 

“Producing Utopia: The Marketing of Possibility.” Projection: Speculating on Projection, Absence, and Nonsense, The Graduate Center, CUNY English Student Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, 6 March, 2009.

 

“‘Kid against Kid’: Conflicting Ideologies of Community and Competitive Capitalism in CBS’s Kid Nation.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Portland, ME, 31 October, 2008.

 

“From Nostalgia to Revolution: Resurrecting Dystopia’s ‘Sentimental Archaism.’”  Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 6 October, 2007.

 

“Expanse and Enclosure: Deconstructing the Dystopian Landscape.” Wide Open Spaces, The Graduate Center, CUNY English Student Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, 30 March, 2007.

 

“Narrative as Nonconformance: Composing Resistance in Dystopian Literature.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, 14 October, 2006.

 

Invited / Professional Talks

“The OpenLab.” Lightning Talk (with Jody R. Rosen) for “CUNY DHI: Building a CUNY Digital Humanities Community at the City University of New York.” CUNY DHI (Digital Humanities Initiative), The Graduate Center, CUNY. 10 November, 2015.

“Digital Desire and Utopian Dreams: Building the Good Life from Happy Data.” Invited Speaker for “The Architecture of Happiness,” New York City’s World Information Architecture Day, New York, NY, 21 February, 2015. [video of full talk can be viewed here, starting at 1:04: https://youtu.be/4J5pmVXG1Nc?list=PLsDW2I2k0SP7p-OG0sPLnNnhZMlXxDWUF&t=64] 

“Pedagogies of Happiness: What Self-Help, Positive Psychology, and Positive Education Teach about Well-Being.” Invited Speaker for Scholars Exchange: A Tuesday Morning Coffee Series, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, 28 October, 2014.

“Pedagogies of Happiness: The Role of Emotions in Teaching and Learning.” Invited Speaker at Comp Comm (The CUNY Graduate Center’s Composition and Rhetoric Community), The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, 16 October, 2014.

“The Politics of Happiness: Popular Culture, Positive Psychology, and the Utopian Impulse.” Invited Speaker. “Possible Worlds, Alternative Futures” Seminar, Seminar for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, 26 April, 2012.

 

“‘Dealing with Disaster’; or, Teaching with Technology.” Invited Speaker. Course Design Faculty Workshop, Center for Teaching and Learning & Education Technology Laboratory, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, 9 June, 2010.

 

“Constructing the Digital ‘I’: Subjectivity in New Media Writing.” Invited Speaker. Composition Faculty Workshop, Dept. of English, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, 24-25 March, 2009.

 

“Responding to Student Writing.” Workshop Leader. New Teaching Orientation, English Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, 21 August, 2008.

 

“Blackboard, Blogs, and Wikis.” Invited Speaker. Course Design Faculty Workshop, Center for Teaching and Learning & Education Technology Laboratory, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, 11 June, 2008.

 

“Tracing the Utopian Impulse: Lord of the Flies and the Problems of Community-Building.” Guest Lecturer. Visiting Professors Week, Townsend Harris High School, Queens, NY, 10 April, 2008.

 

“Workshop on Conference Presentation.” Invited Panelist. English Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY 16 November, 2007.

Conference Panels Chaired/Moderated

“Imagining Progress.” “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia,” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 6 November, 2015.

“ARGuments for Utopia:  Virtual, Augmented and Alternate Realities.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, 16 November, 2013.

 

“Disciplinary Data on Display: Visualizing Keywords in CompPile, Dissertations, and the Writing Studies Tree.” Session Chair. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV, 15 March, 2013.

 

“Science Fiction 2.” Session Chair. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 6 October, 2012.

“Utopia in Education II: Radical Practice/Radical Imagination.” Session Chair. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, State College, PA, 22 October, 2011.

 

“SUS Teaching Committee Planning Session.” Session Moderator. Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 31 October, 2011.

 

“Apocalypse Sometime.” Session Chair. Projection: Speculating on Projection, Absence, and Nonsense, The Graduate Center, CUNY English Student Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, 6 March, 2009

 

"Recovering Discarded Possibilities in Critical Theories of Composition and Rhetoric.” Session Chair. Talking Trash: Rethinking the Abandoned, the Recovered and the Depraved, The Graduate Center, CUNY English Student Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, 29 February, 2008.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of English, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, August 2012 – present

Courses Developed/Taught:

 

Adjunct Instructor, English Department, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, Fall 2011

Courses Developed/Taught:

 

Chancellor’s Teaching Fellow & Adjunct Instructor, English Department, Queens College, CUNY, Fall 2006 – Summer 2009

Courses Developed/Taught:

 

Community Leader & Developer of Web-Enhanced Learning Community, Freshman Year

Initiative, Queens College, CUNY, Fall 2007; Fall 2008.

Description: Created a pilot “web-enhanced” Freshman Year Initiative Community in collaboration with English, History, and Political Science faculty to construct an engaging and dynamic environment for our mutual students.

 

Adjunct Instructor, English Department, Baruch College, CUNY, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006

Courses Developed/Taught:

 

SERVICE

Service to the College

The OpenLab, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Co-Director, 2014 – present

English Department, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Professional and Technical Writing Committee, 2012 – 2016

First Year Writing Committee (formerly the Credit Writing Committee), 2012 – 2015

Literature Committee, 2013 – 2015, 2016 – present

Junior Faculty Committee, 2012 – present

 

College of Arts and Sciences, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Science Fiction Committee, Fall 2016 – present

Retention Committee, 2013 – present

Recruitment Committee, 2012 – 2013

 

New York City College of Technology, CUNY

College Council, English Department Delegate (elected), Fall 2016 – Spring 2019

Technology Committee of College Council, Fall 2016 – present

Online Learning Advisory Council (OLAC), Fall 2016 – present

Emotions and Learning Initiative, Fall 2014 – present

Making Connections: Engaging the Humanities at a College of Technology, Spring

2014 – 2015

Living Lab General Education Seminar Faculty Fellow, Spring 2013 – present

First Year Learning Communities, Spring 2013 – present

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab, Fall 2012 – present

Teaching Portfolio Workshop, January 2014

Summer Institute, Spring 2013

New Faculty OpenLab site founder/developer, 2012 – present


Service to the University

CUNY-wide Composition & Rhetoric Community

Member, 2008 – Present

Coordinating Committee, 2010 – present

Co-Chair Communications & Technology Group, 2008 – 2009

 

Service to the Profession

Society for Utopian Studies

Elected Web Designer/Liaison, 2010 – present (website: http://utopian-studies.org/)

Elected Steering Committee Member, 2008 – present

Elected Member, Teaching Committee, 2014-2016

Elected Chair, Teaching Committee, 2008 – 2011 (website:

http://utopian-studies.org/teaching/)

Description: Constructed an archive of pedagogical resources for utopian scholars and created an interactive web presence to discuss these materials.

Reviewer for Digital Humanities Quarterly; Composition Forum

WPA-Metropolitan Affiliate

Member, 2011 – present

Doctoral Service

English Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Elected Student Representative, Curriculum Committee, 2012 – 2013

Elected Student Representative, Website Committee, 2012 – 2013

Student Mentor, 2006 – 2009; 2011 – 2012

Elected Student Representative, Alumni Committee, 2007 – 8; 2010 – 11

Elected Student Representative, Faculty Membership Committee, 2009 – 2010

Elected Co-Chair, Composition & Rhetoric Area Group, 2009 – 2010

Elected Student Representative, Executive Committee, 2008 – 2009

Elected Student Representative, English Program Student Academic Appeals Officer,

2008 – 2009

Elected Co-Chair, English Student Association, 2007 – 2008

Elected Student Representative, Placement Committee, 2007 – 2008

 

Graduate Council, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Elected Student Member, Curriculum and Degree Requirements Committee, 2011 –

2013

Elected English Program Student Representative, 2010 – 2012, 2012 – 2014

Elected Student Member, Executive Committee, 2010 – 2011

 

Doctoral Students’ Council, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Elected Co-Chair (and Founder), Utopian Studies Group, 2010 – present (website: 

http://opencuny.org/utopianstudies/)

Elected Member, Student Elections Review Committee, 2012 – 2013

Elected Delegate, University Student Senate, 2010 – 2011

Member, Student Tech Fee Committee, University Student Senate, 2010 – 2011

Elected Member, Executive Committee, 2010 – 2011

Elected English Program Representative, 2008 – 2011

Elected Member, Steering Committee, 2008 – 2010

Elected Member, Student Tech Fee Committee, 2008 – 2010

Member, Writing Center Study Group, 2010

Elected Co-Chair, Health Issues Committee, 2008 – 2009

Member, Information Flow Committee, 2008 – 2009

Member, Print Management Task Force, 2008 – 2009

Elected Member, Auxiliary Enterprise Committee, 2008 – 2009

Elected Representative, At-Large, 2007 – 2008

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Current Memberships
        
Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Society for Utopian Studies (SUS)

Utopian Studies Society (USS)

Writing Program Administrators Metropolitan Area Affiliate (WPA-Metro)

Previous Memberships

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA)