CV

(Abridged CV, Updated 6/15/18. For a full version, please contact me via email.)

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Anna V. Knutson

aknutson@umich.edu

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

 

Education

2018  •  Ph.D. (expected)  •  English and Education  •  University of Michigan

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

Dissertation: “It’s All Part of an Education”: Feminist College Students’ Experiences of Writing Knowledge Transfer Across Academic and Social Media Domains

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

2010  •  B.A.  •  English; Women Studies  •  University of Washington

Research and Teaching Interests

Composition pedagogy, learning transfer, writing program administration, digital literacies & rhetorics, social media, writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID)

Publications

Refereed Articles

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

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. (Forthcoming). Grace: A case study of resourcefulness and resilience. In A.R. Gere (Ed.), Developing writers: A longitudinal study.

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.

Publications Under Review

Gere, A.R., Knutson, A.V., Limlamai, N., McCarty, R., Wilson, E. (Under review). A tale of two writing prompts: New perspectives on writing-to-learn assignments.

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

Manuscripts in Preparation

Knutson, A.V. (In preparation). “I just compile all this wisdom”: Digital reading and its echoes in academic contexts among feminist college students.

Knutson, A.V. (In preparation). “I keep on adding in identities”: The transfer of content and experiential knowledge from online reading into academic contexts.

Knutson, A.V. (In preparation). “The idea of, like, college writing has definitely gone to that”: Feminist college students’ adaptive remediation of academic antecedent genres.

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

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

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., & Gold, D. (2018, April-May). Conference proposal workshop. Workshop series for doctoral students enrolled in the Joint Program in English and Education. 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 the field of computers and writing, for “Sites of Multimodal Literacy: Comparing Student Learning in Online and Face-to-Face Environments,” with co-authors 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, for dissertation pilot study

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

  • Researcher, James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in the English Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English; 2014-2015
  • Research Assistant, Department of Linguistics, Professor Deborah Keller-Cohen; 2014-2015

Teaching Experience

University of Michigan 

  • Instructor of Record
    • English 225: Academic Argumentation; Fall 2016
    • English 125: Composition and Academic Inquiry; Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Winter 2018
  • Facilitator Roles
    • 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, University of Michigan; Fall 2014

University of New Mexico

  • Instructor of Record
    • English 101: Exposition; Fall 2011
    • English 102: Analysis and Argument; Winter 2012 (two sections), Summer 2012, Winter 2013
    • English 102: Analysis and Argument linked with Theatre 105: Theatre Appreciation; Fall 2012
    • English 102: Analysis and Argument 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

Administrative Experience

National Professional Organizations

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

University of Michigan

  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing; 2014-2017
  • 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

Professional Qualifications

Professional Memberships

  • College Composition and Communication (2012-present)
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators (2012-present)
  • Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization (2012-present)