CV

(Abridged CV, Updated 8/16/17. For a full version, please contact me via email.)

Anna V. Knutson

aknutson@umich.edu

610 E. University Avenue, Room 4204
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Digital literacies, learning transfer, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID), rhetorical genre studies, writing assessment, qualitative research methods

 

Education

Ph.D., English and Education    

University of Michigan, 2018 (projected)

Committee:

Anne Ruggles Gere (co-chair), Melanie Yergeau (co-chair), Pamela Moss, John Swales, Rebecca S. Nowacek

Dissertation:

That’s Just a Different Brain”: The Transfer of Feminist College Students’ Social Media Literacies

M.A., English (Rhetoric and Writing)                                          

University of New Mexico, 2013

B.A., English and Women Studies

University of Washington, 2010

 

Publications

Journal Articles

Davila, B., Bourelle, T., Bourelle, B., & Knutson, A.V. (Forthcoming, 2017). Linguistic diversity in online writing classes. WPA: Writing Program Administration.

Bourelle, A., Bourelle, T., Knutson, A.V., & Spong, S. (2016). Sites of multimodal literacy: Comparing student learning in online and face-to-face environments. Computers and Composition, 39.

Bourelle, T., Bourelle, A., Spong, S., Knutson, A.V., Howland-Davis, E., & Kubasek, N. (2015). Reflections in online writing instruction: Pathways to professional development. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 20(1).

Gere, A.R., Hutton, E., Keating, B., Knutson, A.V., Silver, N.E., & Toth, C.M. (2017). Mutual adjustments: Learning from and responding to transfer student writers. College English, 79(4), 333-357.

 

Book Chapters

Schiavone, A., & Knutson, A.V. (Forthcoming, 2017). Pedagogy at the crossroads: Instructor identity, social class consciousness, and reflective teaching practice. In W. H. Thelin, & G. Carter (Eds.), Class in the composition classroom: Pedagogy and the working class. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

 

Policy Briefs

Gere, A.R., Burke, A., Garcia, M., Gibson, G., Hammond, J., Harris, J., Knutson, A.V., Parsons, C., Parsons, M., Schiavone, A., Tucker, B., & Uzogara, C. (2014, March). Censorship now: Revisiting The Student’s Right to Read. Council Chronicle, 23(3), 17-19.

Gere, A.R., Burke, A., Gibson, G., Hammond, J., Knutson, A.V., McCarty, R., Parsons, C., Parsons, M., Tacke, E., Tucker, B. (2014, November). How standardized tests shape—and limit—student learning. Council Chronicle, 24(2), 13-15.

 

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Gere, A.R., Knutson, A.V., McCarty, R., & Wilson, E. (2017, July). A tale of two writing prompts: “Authentic” assignments and student engagement in a large undergraduate statistics class. Paper presented at the meeting of the annual meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Knoxville, TN.

Anderson, P., Knutson, A.V., Paine, C., Thoune, D. (2017, July). Innovations derived from the CWPA/National Survey of Student Engagement study: How writing programs can use and extend its methods and constructs. Paper presented at the meeting of the annual meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Knoxville, TN.

Knutson, A.V. (chair), Tucker, B., Head, S., & Otemuyiwa, C. (2017, March). Rhetorics of literacy and social justice: Definitions and consequences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Gere, A.R., Knutson, A.V., & McCarty, R. (2016, July). Beyond two cultures? Writing minors navigating disciplinarity in their STEM majors. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Raleigh, NC.

Cohn, J., Pugh, M., Knutson, A.V., & Schiavone, A. (2016, April). Locating the “learner” in learning transfer: (How) does identity facilitate or impede transfer between academic and non-academic domains? Paper presented at the meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX.

Gere, A.R., Hammer, B., Keating, B., Whittig, E., Knutson, A.V. (chair), Silver, N.E. (2016, April). (Transfer) student-centered assessment. Paper presented at the meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX.

Gere, A.R., Toth, C., Keating, B., Knutson, A.V. (2015, July). Exploring the role of transfer students in a university’s writing culture. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Boise, ID.

Bourelle, A., Knutson, A.V., Bourelle, T., Davila, B. (2015, March). Cross-cultural composition: The rewards of addressing linguistic diversity in online writing classes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL.

Bourelle, A., Bourelle, T., Knutson, A.V., Kubasek, N., Speidel, Z. (2014, November). Professional development in online writing instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Reno, NV.

Homan, E. C., Knutson, A.V., & Schiavone, A. (2014, July). Enabled vs. integrated digital pedagogies in the postsecondary writing classroom: A framework for reflective teaching practice in the 21st century. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Normal, IL.

Bourelle, A., Bourelle, T., Knutson, A.V., & Spong, S. (2014, March). Opportunities for access in online education: Assessing and comparing a multimodal curriculum in online versus face-to-face classes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN.

Knutson, A.V. (2013, March). Negotiating metacognition in a digital landscape: Multimodal reflection in the 21st century classroom. Paper presented at the meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV.

Knutson, A.V. (2012, July). Digital bridges: Multimodal connections across communities. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Consortium for Writing Across Communities Summit, Santa Fe, NM.

 

Invited Presentations

Knutson, A.V. (2015, October). Leveraging the potential of eportfolios and multimodal composition for transformative learning in the composition classroom. Lecture presented in English 6376: Teaching College Composition, taught by Mellisa Huffman. Department of English and Modern Languages, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX.

Knutson, A.V. (2013, April). Reflection in first-year composition: Challenges and strategies. Lecture presented for the Core Writing Colloquia Series, Core Writing Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Research Network Participation

Knutson, A.V. (2017, March). Reblogging feminism: Exploring the negotiation of feminist college students’ social media literacies. Paper workshopped at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Qualitative Research Network, Portland, OR.

Knutson, A.V. (2016, July). Remixing feminism: Considering the negotiation of feminist college students’ social media literacies. Paper workshopped at the annual meeting of the Council of Writing Program Administrators / Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) Research and Writing Group, Raleigh, NC.

Knutson, A.V. (2016, May). Intersectionality / intertextuality: Considering the negotiation of feminist college students’ social media literacies. Paper workshopped at the annual meeting of the Computers and Writing Graduate Research Network, Rochester, NY.

Knutson, A.V. (2014, May). Viewing extracurricular literacies through the lens of learning transfer. Paper workshopped at the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America Research Network, San Antonio, TX.

 

Research Appointments

Graduate Student Research Assistant, Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan (2014-present)

Researcher/Writer, Policy Briefs, National Council of Teachers of English (2014-2015)

 

Teaching, Curriculum Design, and Tutoring

University of Michigan, 2013-present

Courses

English 125: Writing and Academic Inquiry

English 225: Academic Argumentation

 

Other Instructional Roles 

Dissertation Writing Group Leader, Sweetland Center for Writing (Fall 2016)

Instructional Assistant, Education 333: Videogames and Learning (Winter 2016)

Facilitator, Admissions Outreach Workshops, University of Michigan Detroit Center (Fall 2014)

 

University of New Mexico (2011-2013)

Courses

English 101: Exposition

English 102: Analysis and Argument

English 102: Analysis and Argument linked with Theatre 105: Theatre Appreciation

English 102: Analysis and Argument linked with English 150: Study of Literature

 

Other Instructional Roles

Curriculum Designer, eComposition, University of New Mexico (2013)

Instructional Assistant, eComposition, University of New Mexico (2012-2013)

 

University of Washington (2008-2010) 

Writing Center Positions

Writing Consultant, Odegaard Writing and Research Center (2009-2010)

Tutor, English Department Writing Center (2008-2009)

 

 

Administrative Appointments

TA Mentor, Core Writing, English Department, University of New Mexico (2012-2013)

Coordinator, Write On! Workshops, University of New Mexico (2011-2013)

Co-Chair, Celebration of Student Writing, University of New Mexico (2012-2013)

Chair, Writing Across Communities Alliance, University of New Mexico (2012-2013)

Co-Director, Albuquerque Community Writing Center (2012-2013)

Resources Coordinator, Albuquerque Community Writing Center, Albuquerque, NM (2011-2012)

Publicity Coordinator, Celebration of Student Writing, University of New Mexico (2011-2012)

 

Committees

Member, Mentoring Projects Committee, WPA Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) (2017-present)

Steering Committee, Language and Rhetorical Studies, University of Michigan (2014-2017)

Co-Chair, CWPA Local Planning Committee, WPA Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) (2015-2016)

Committee member, Mentoring Events Committee, WPA Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) (2014-2016)

Committee member, Research/Writing Groups, WPA Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) (2014-2015)

Local Organizing Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2012)

  

Awards and Honors

2018    Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan

2017    Ellen Nold Best Article Award, Computers and Composition, with Andrew Bourelle, Tiffany Bourelle, and Stephanie Spong

2017    Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan, for travel to the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR

2016    Rackham Candidate Research Grant, University of Michigan

2016    Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) Research and Writing Group Travel Grant, Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Raleigh, NC

2016    Hawisher-Selfe Caring for the Future Scholarship, Computers and Writing Conference, Rochester, NY

2016    Rackham Pre-Candidate Research Grant, University of Michigan, for dissertation pilot study

2015    Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan, for travel to the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX.

2015    English Department Travel Grant, University of Michigan, for travel to the meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL.

2014    Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan, for travel to the meeting of the Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Reno, NV.

2014    Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan, for travel to the biennial meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America Research Network, San Antonio, TX.

2013    School of Education Scholars Award, School of Education, University of Michigan

2013    Distinction, MA, University of New Mexico

2013    Outstanding Rhetoric and Writing Student, English Graduate Student Association, University of New Mexico

2012    Rhetoric and Writing Achievement Award, English Department, University of New Mexico

2010    Departmental Honors, Women Studies Department, University of Washington

2010    Departmental Honors, English Department, University of Washington

2010    Dean’s Medal Nomination, Social Sciences, University of Washington

2010    Best Undergraduate Paper, Women Studies Department, University of Washington

2009    Peter L. Thorpe Scholarship, English Department, University of Washington

 

Professional Societies

College Composition and Communication (2012-present)

Council of Writing Program Administrators (2012-present)

Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (2012-present)