CV

(Abridged CV, Updated 6/20/19. For a full version, please contact me via email.)

Anna V. Knutson

aknutson@umich.edu

Academic Appointments

2019-present         Assistant Professor of English; Director of First-Year Writing    

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

2018-2019              Assistant Professor of English; Director of Composition                        

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Education

2018    Ph.D.               English & Education                    University of Michigan

2013    M.A.                English Rhetoric & Writing       University of New Mexico   

2010    B.A.                 English, Women Studies             University of Washington

2007    A.A.                 General Studies                             North Seattle Community College 

Research and Teaching Interests

Writing studies, learning transfer, rhetorical genre studies, digital literacies & rhetorics, multimodality, extracurricular learning, social media, intersectional feminist rhetorics

Publications

Refereed Articles

Gold, D., Garcia, M., Knutson, A.V. (2019). Going public in an age of digital anxiety: How students negotiate the topoi of online writing environments. Composition Forum, 41.

Gere, A.R., Knutson, A.V., Limlamai, N., McCarty, R., & Wilson, E. (2018). A tale of two writing prompts: New perspectives on writing-to-learn assignments. The WAC Journal, 29, 147-167.

Gere, A.R., Knutson, A.V., & McCarty, R. (2018). Rewriting disciplines: STEM students’ longitudinal approaches to writing in (and across) the disciplines. Across the Disciplines, 15(3).

Davila, B., Bourelle, T., Bourelle, A., & Knutson, A.V. (2017). Linguistic diversity in online writing classes. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 41(1), 60-81.

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.

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).

Book Chapters

Knutson, A.V. (2019). Grace: A case study of resourcefulness and resilience. In A.R. Gere (Ed.), Developing writers in higher education: A longitudinal study (pp. 193-216). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Schiavone, A., & Knutson, A.V. (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 (pp. 19-39). 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.

In Preparation

Knutson, A.V. (Article manuscript in preparation). “I just compile all this wisdom”: Reading, archiving, and writing in the digital extracurriculum.

Knutson, A.V. (Book manuscript in preparation). College feminists’ writing within and across online and academic domains.

Research Seminar Participation

Participant. Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency. Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University; Elon, NC. July 2019-2021.

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Elder, C.L., Knutson, A.V., Leahy, B., O’Meara, K.D. (2019, July). Creating tools for WAC/WID research and development at diverse institutions and programs. Council of Writing Program Administrators, Baltimore, MD. (Proposal accepted.)

Knutson, A.V. (2019, March). Feminist college students’ writing knowledge transfer across online and academic domains. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA.

Knutson, A.V. (2018, October). “I keep on adding in identities”: Experiential knowledge in academic writing assignments. Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, KY.

Knutson, A.V. (2018, March). Feminist college students’ strategy of leveraging content knowledge learned through online reading in the context of academic writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO.

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. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Knoxville, TN.

Knutson, A.V. (2017, July). Integrating the NSSE into a longitudinal study of student development: Reflections on program research and methodological development. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Knoxville, TN.

Gere, A.R., Knutson, A.V., & McCarty, R. (2016, July). Beyond two cultures? Writing minors navigating disciplinarity in their STEM majors. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, 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? 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. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, 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. 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. 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. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, 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. 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. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV.

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

Sessions Chaired

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

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

Invited Presentations

Knutson, A.V., & Garcia, M. (2019, April). Ethics in digital research methods. Lecture presented in English 508: Researching and Teaching Digital Literacies, taught by David Gold. Department of Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Knutson, A.V., & Gold, D. (2018, April-May). Conference proposal workshop. Workshop series. Joint Program in English and Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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. Core Writing Colloquia Series, Core Writing Program, Department of English, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Awards and Honors

2018    Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan

2017    Ellen Nold Best Article Award for the best article in computers and writing, for “Sites of Multimodal Literacy: Comparing Student Learning in Online and Face-to-Face Environments,” with Andrew Bourelle, Tiffany Bourelle, and Stephanie Spong

2016    Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Michigan, for dissertation study

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 Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Michigan

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

Research Appointments

  • Research Assistant, Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan; 2013-2018
  • Researcher, James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in the English Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English; 2014-2015
  • Research Assistant, Linguistics, University of Michigan, Deborah Keller-Cohen; 2014-2015

Teaching

Duquesne University

  • University Core 101: Thinking & Writing Across the Curriculum; Fall 2019
  • University Core 102: Imaginative Literature; Spring 2020
  • English 591: Teaching College Writing; Fall 2019
  • English 598: Social Media Literacies & Rhetorics; Spring 2020

East Tennessee State University

  • English 1010: Critical Reading & Expository Writing; Fall 2018
  • English 5019: Supervised Teaching; Fall 2018; Spring 2019
  • English 5039: Supervised Administration; Spring 2019
  • English 5057: Writing: Theory & Teaching; Spring 2019
  • English 5919: Independent Study: Research & Pedagogy in Writing Studies; Spring 2019

University of Michigan

  • English 125: Composition & Academic Inquiry; Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2018
  • English 225: Academic Argumentation; Fall 2016

Facilitator

  • Dissertation Writing Group Leader, Sweetland Center for Writing; Fall 2016
  • Instructional Assistant, Education 333: Videogames and Learning; Winter 2016
  • Facilitator, Detroit Center Admissions Outreach Workshops; Fall 2014

University of New Mexico

  • English 101: Exposition; Fall 2011
  • English 102: Analysis & Argument; Winter 2012 (two sections), Summer 2012, Winter 2013
  • English 102 linked with Theatre 105: Theatre Appreciation; Fall 2012
  • English 102 linked with English 150: Study of Literature; Fall 2012

Support Roles

  • Curriculum Designer, eComposition; 2013
  • Instructional Assistant, eComposition; 2012-2013

University of Washington

  • Writing Consultant, Odegaard Writing and Research Center; 2009-2010
  • Tutor, English Department Writing Center; 2008-2009

Administration

National Professional Organizations

  • Vice President, Council of Writing Program Administrators’ MidSouth Affiliate; 2018-present
  • National Committee of CWPA Affiliates, Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2018-present
  • Organizational Data Collection Task Force, WPA Graduate Organization; 2017-2018
  • Mentoring Projects Committee, WPA Graduate Organization; 2016-2017
  • Co-Chair, Local Planning Committee, WPA Graduate Organization; 2015-2016
  • Mentoring Events Committee, WPA Graduate Organization; 2014-2016
  • Research/Writing Groups Committee, WPA Graduate Organization; 2014-2015
  • Local Organizing Committee, Council of Writing Program Administrators; 2012

Duquesne University

  • Director of First-Year Writing, Department of English and Theater Arts; 2019-present

East Tennessee State University

  • Director of Composition, Department of Literature and Language; 2018-2019
  • Chair, Composition Committee, Department of Literature and Language; 2018-2019
  • Member, General Education Renewal Committee, 2018-2019
  • Member, General Education Renewal Teaching Subcommittee; 2018-2019
  • Chair, Multimodal Composition Across the Curriculum Pilot, College of Arts and Sciences; 2018-2019
  • Member, Graduate Committee, Department of Literature and Language; 2018-2019

University of Michigan

  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing; 2014-2017
  • Treasurer, Language and Rhetorical Studies, Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop; 2016-2017
  • Steering Committee, Language and Rhetorical Studies, Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop; 2014-2017
  • Planning Committee, Chalk and Cheese, Joint Program in English and Education; 2015-2016

University of New Mexico

  • TA Mentor, Core Writing, Department of English; 2012-2013
  • Coordinator, Write On! Workshops, Core Writing; 2011-2013
  • Co-Chair, Celebration of Student Writing; 2012-2013
  • Chair, Writing Across Communities Alliance; 2012-2013
  • Co-Director, Albuquerque Community Writing Center; 2012-2013
  • Resources Coordinator, Albuquerque Community Writing Center; 2011-2012
  • Publicity Coordinator, Celebration of Student Writing; 2011-2012

Mentoring

MA Thesis Committees

Kelci Barton, English MA Thesis; East Tennessee State University (chair)

MA Comprehensive Exam Committees

Cognition and Dispositions in Writing Studies; East Tennessee State University (chair)

Professional Qualifications

Professional Memberships

2018-present   Council of Writing Program Administrators’ MidSouth Affiliate

2012-present   College Composition and Communication

2012-present   Council of Writing Program Administrators

2012-2018        Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization