Curriculum Vitae
Katherine J. Robinson
Education

2002 PhD, Rhetoric Texas Woman’s University (GPA: 4.0)
Dissertation Title: “A Rhetoric of Peace and Protest: Discourse Analysis, Semiotics and the Murals in Northern Ireland”

1997 MA, Irish Studies Catholic University of America

1990 BA, English West Virginia University
Minor: Ancient Irish, Scottish, and English Histories
Professional Experience

Montgomery College Germantown/Rockville, MD
Instructor (2005 to Present)
Courses Taught:
ENG 101A Rhetoric & Composition IA (computer mediated classroom)
ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II

Writer/Researcher:
(1995 to Present)
Professional writer for six years, with experience in proposal, journal, academic, and business writing
Author of two articles in educational publications; author of two articles conference proceedings; co-author of one book; and author of one dissertation
Recipient of three scholarship awards for essays
Researcher for eight years, with experience in all-source data research
Developer, writer, and editor of a range of research materials including analyses, press releases, briefings, reports, speeches, and articles
Familiar with Internet search engines (i.e. Google and AltaVista), research databases (i.e. Findlaw, Lexis-Nexis, EBSCOHost, and the Digital National Security Database), and legislative databases (i.e. Thomas)
Clients include Digitalshade.com

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
Instructor (2001 to 2004)
Faculty member for the university’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Courses Taught:
WRTG 1150 First Year Composition (computer mediated and traditional classrooms)
WRTG 3040 Business/Professional Writing (computer mediated and traditional classrooms)
WRTG 3020 Troubling Northern Ireland (computer mediated classroom)

Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX
Graduate Teaching Assistant (1998-2001)
Courses Taught:
ENG1023 Composition and Literature II (computer mediated classrooms)
ENG2023 English Literary Masterpieces II

Educational Technologies Assistant (1999 to 2000)
Acted as coordinator between the Freshman English Program and Information Technology Services
Assisted in the development of computer mediated classrooms for the Freshman English Program
Developed orientation program to introduce the computer mediated classroom to Teaching Assistants
Investigated web-based teaching software for classroom use (software: Blackboard and Daedalus Online)
Provided technological advice and assistance to Teaching Assistants

Federation of North Texas Universities
Denton, TX
Associate Editor (Spring/Summer/Fall 2000)
Compiled web-based presentations into appropriate format and structure for construction of conference proceedings compact disc, Emerging Rhetorics Designed initial graphical interface and CD cover

Assistant Web Designer (Spring 2000)
Developed and maintained website for the Federation of North Texas Universities online conference entitled “Emerging Rhetorics”
Acted as recipient of conference presentations Interacted with the conference participants and the Assistant MOO Designer to facilitate easy access to web-based presentations within the Texas Woman’s University MOO for conference participation

Assistant Editor (Winter 1999)
Compiled web-based presentations into appropriate format and structure for construction of conference proceedings compact disc, Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium
Designed initial graphical interface

Assistant Conference Coordinator (Spring/Summer 1998)
Assisted in the development and maintenance of the website for the Federation of North Texas Universities online conference entitled “Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium”
Interacted with the conference participants and the Web Designer to facilitate easy access to the web-based presentations and the conference listservs
Coordinated with Information Technologies Services liaison to create listservs for conference threads
Assisted the Conference Coordinator with maintaining conference participant files

Montgomery College Germantown and Rockville, MD
Composition Instructor (Fall 1997)
Courses Taught:
ENG101 Rhetoric & Composition I
ENG101A Rhetoric & Composition IA (Grammar Component)

Oireachtais Eireann Dublin, IRL
Parliamentary Intern/Research Assistant (Fall 1996)
Worked in the office of Senator Maurice Manning Leader of Seanad Eireann Engaged in legislative research on parliamentary reform
Invited Lectures and Conference Presentations
Rhetoric
“'Simply the Best?': Constructing Identity, Promoting Fear, and Generating Rhetoric in the Enclaves of Northern Ireland" Crossing Borders: Histories, Theories, and Identities, University of Glamorgan, Wales (Dec. 2004) <http://www.ravenndragon.net/proposal.html>

“Demonstrating Defiance and Decorum: A Multimedia Performance of Ideas and Themes Posited by 20th and 21St Century Female Rhetors” co-presentation, Feminisms and Rhetorics, Ohio State University (Oct. 2003)

“Accessing Northern Ireland: Online Discourse and the Nontraditional Rhetorical Situation” Computers & Writing, Purdue University (May 2003)

“Troubling Northern Ireland: Transforming Nontraditional Rhetoric for Composition Classes” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY (March 2003)

“Unlike the ‘Other’: Visual Scapegoating in Northern Ireland” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL (March 2002)

“Digitalizing the Gap: Putting Northern Ireland’s Murals Online” Computers & Writing, Ball State University (May 2001)

“Recycling Old Tech for a New Vision: Connecting Milton to Turing to Classroom Cyborgs” Computers & Writing, Ball State University (May 2001)

“Peace and Protest: Murals in Northern Ireland” Invited Guest Lecture for Northern Ireland Seminar at the Center for Irish Studies, Catholic University of America (Nov. 2000)

“Is There an Intertext in This Hypertext? Online Context and the Murals in Northern Ireland” American Conference for Irish Studies, College of Mount St. Vincent (Oct. 2000)

“Woman or Ireland?: The Rhetoric of Values in Ireland’s Suffs/Fenians Debate” American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Limerick, IRL (Jun. 2000)

“Walking and Talking: Aristotle and the Peripatetic Nature of Virtual Space” Computers & Writing 2000, Fort Worth, TX (May 2000)

“From Celebration to Protest: Analysis of the Belfast Wall Murals” College English Association Conference, Charleston, SC (Apr. 2000)

“Familiar Talk: Invitational Rhetoric and Marion Harland” Gorgias Conference University of Texas-Dallas (Spring 2000)

“Dialectic to Dialogue: Aristotle’s Peripatetic School Meets Virtual Space” Federation of North Texas Universities Conference: Emerging Rhetorics, Denton, TX (Apr. 1999)

“Where Are Those Mythic Dragons Anyhow?: A Report, Review, and Response to ‘New Maps for Revisiting the Rhetorical Tradition, or The Road to Aspasia—and (Maybe) Back’ Delivered by Cheryl Glenn (2 Feb 1999)” (Online) Federation of North Texas Universities Conference: Emerging Rhetorics, Denton, TX (Apr. 1999)

Literature
“Transgressing the Garden Gate: Cyborgian Images in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Computers & Writing 2000, Fort Worth, TX (May 2000)

“The Poetry of Diane di Prima” The Professor’s Corner Public Library Presentation Denton, TX (Spring 2000)

“The Harlot and the Hag Sing: Postmodern Irish Poetry and the Woman/Nation Mythos” E. G. A.D. Conference, Texas A&M-Commerce (Summer 1999)

“The Labyrinthine Maze of Milton’s Maske at Ludlow: Comus” (Online) Federation of North Texas Universities Conference: Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium, Denton, TX (Spring/Summer 1998)

“Oedipa, Society, and the Hypertext Maze” (Online) Federation of North Texas Universities Conference: Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium, Denton, TX (Spring/Summer 1998)

Publications
"Review: Zen Driving and Conference Attendance: Selected Reviews fromF26, H16, H25 and M7." Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Academic Writing 1(2004) <http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/reviews/cccc2004/cccc2004.cfm> and <http://www.ravenndragon.net/CCCC2004review.pdf>.

“Recycling Old Tech for a New Vision: Connecting Milton to Turing to Classroom Cyborgs.” Kairos 6.2 Fall 2001 <http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/6.2/features/townhalls/robinson.htm>.

“Welcome to Elfland.” The Writer’s Harbrace Handbook. Ft. Worth: Harbrace, 2000. 130-31.

“Where Are Those Mythic Dragons Anyhow?: A Report, Review, and Response to ‘New Maps for Revisiting the Rhetorical Tradition, or The Road to Aspasia—and (Maybe) Back’ Delivered by Cheryl Glenn (2 Feb 1999).” Emerging Rhetorics. CD-ROM. Eds. William E. Tanner, Stephen Souris, and Alfred G. Litton. Mesquite, TX: Caxton’s, 2000.

“The Labyrinthine Maze of Milton’s Maske at Ludlow: Comus.” Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium. CD-ROM. Eds. William E. Tanner and Suzanne S. Webb. Mesquite, TX: Caxton’s, 1998.

“Oedipa, Society, and the Hypertext Maze.” Rhetoric and Technology in the Next Millennium. CD-ROM. Ed. William E. Tanner and Suzanne S. Webb. Mesquite, TX: Caxton’s, 1998.

Works in Progress
Book:
Demonstrating Defiance and Decorum: A Multimedia Performance of Ideas and Themes Posited by 20th and 21st Century Female Rhetors (Status: Submitted to Hampton Press)

Minding the Gap: Rhetoric of Peace and Protest in the Murals in Northern Ireland (Status: Proposal Submitted to U of Notre Dame Press)

Articles:
"'We Claim These Votes:' The Irish Women's Movement, Rhetoric, and Value Structures in the Irish Citizen" (Status: In Revision)
"Mercy Otis Warren's The Group: Revolution, Rhetoric, and Drama" (Status: In Revision)
"Familiar Talk: Invitational Rhetoric and Marion Harland" (Status: In Revision)
"Digitalizing the Gap: Hybridity and the Visual on Northern Ireland's Political Rhetoric" (Status: In Revision)
"Dialectic to Dialogue: Aristotle's Peripatetic School Meets Virtual Space" (Status: In Revision)

Other:
“NATO: An Encyclopedia of International Security ABC-Clio (2007)”—entry for Ireland (Status: In Writing)


Honors and Awards

The Order of Omega, The Greek Honors Society, Certificate of Recognition for Devotion to the Advancement of Higher Education, University of Colorado-Boulder (2002)

Joyce Thompson Endowed Scholarship for “Familiar Talk: Invitational Rhetoric and Marion Harland,” Texas Woman’s University (2000)

Autrey Nell Wiley Endowed Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University (1999 and 2000)

Turner Kobler Scholarship in Historic Rhetoric for “Dialectic to Dialogue: Aristotle’s Peripatetic School Meets Virtual Space,” Texas Woman’s University (1999)

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society Initiation, Texas Woman’s University (1999)

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Scholarship, Catholic University of America (1995 to 1997)
Service and Professional Development

Member: 5Cs Technology Taskforce (2004)

Sub-committee Member: 5Cs Sub-committee on Connections (2004)

Conference Reviewer: Conference for College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX (2004)

Committee Member: PWR Committee on Professional Writing (2003/2004)

Facilitator/Coordinator: Tips n’ Tricks: Working with Technology in the First Year Composition Classroom University of Colorado (Spring 2003)

Committee Member: PWR Committee on Professional Development, University of Colorado (2002/2003, 2003/2004)

Sub-committee member: PWR Sub-committee on PWR newsletter, University of Colorado (2002/2003, 2003/2004)
-Newsletter April 2004
-Newsletter Nov/Dec 2003
-Newsletter Annual 2002/2003

Participant: Workshop on Collaboration (Leaders: Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede), University of Colorado Boulder, CO (Spring 2002)

Committee Member: PWR Committee on Technology, University of Colorado (2001/2002)

Facilitator: Pedagogy and Technology: Discussion Group Series, Texas Woman’s University (Spring 2000)

Facilitator: Pedagogy and Technology: Teaching Assistant Workshop, Texas Woman’s University (Spring 2000)

Local Arrangements: Computers & Writing 2000, Conference in Ft. Worth, TX (Spring 2000)

MOO Volunteer: Computers & Writing 2000 Online Connections (Spring 2000)

Participant: Summer Seminar on Literary and Cultural Studies “Translating Tradition: Irish Writing Past and Present” (Leader: Declan Kiberd), West Virginia University (Aug. 1999)

Founding President: English Rhetoric Graduate Organization, Texas Woman’s University (1998 to 2001)

Facilitator: Beginning HTML Workshop, Texas Woman’s University (Spring 1999)

Local Arrangements: Traditions in Rhetoric Lecture Series (Participants: Wayne Booth, Martin Carmargo, Cheryl Glenn, Winifred Bryan Horner, Michael Joyce, James Kinneavy, Shirley Wilson Logan, Andrea Lunsford, C. Jan Swearingen), Texas Woman’s University (Spring 1999)

Committee Member: Freshman English Committee, Texas Woman’s University (1998 to 1999)

Panel Chair: College English Association, San Antonio, TX (Apr. 1998)

Participant: New York State Summer Writing Program, Skidmore College (Jul. 1997)

Professional Organizations

Associations
Washington Independent Writers
American Conference for Irish Studies
College English Association
Modern Languages Association
NCTE
Phi Kappa Phi

Listservs
College English Association
Computers and Writing
H-Diplo
H-Rhetor
TechRhet
WPA List

International Travel/Study

Northern Ireland (Jul. 2000, Oct. 1996), Republic of Ireland (Jun. to Jul. 2000, Sept. to Dec. 1996), Scotland (Nov. 1996)
Additional Information

Dossier is available through the TWU Career Services, Jones Hall, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 76201 USA, (940) 898-2950