Stephanie J. West-Puckett

writing, teaching, studying digital writing and rhetorics

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Doctor of Philosophy | July 2017
Rhetoric, Writing, & Professional Communication | East Carolina University
Dissertation: Materializing Makerspaces: Queerly Composing Space, Time, and (What) Matters
Committee: William Banks (Chair), Nicole Caswell, Matthew Cox, and Pam Takayoshi
CCC Lavender Rhetorics Dissertation Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship | 2018

Master of Arts | July 2001
English Studies | East Carolina University | East Carolina University
Thesis: Skin and Bones: A Novella

Bachelor of Arts | July 1998
English Studies | North Carolina Wesleyan College
Honors Thesis: The Short Story: A Genre Study

Teaching and Research Interests

Digital Writing and Rhetorics |  Writing Assessment  |  Making and Crafting Rhetorics and Maker-Centered Composition Practices  |  Queer, Cultural, and New Materialist Rhetorics  |  Writing Program Administration

Administrative Appointments

Director of First Year Writing | University of Rhode Island | 2017-present

Associate Director | Tar River Writing Project | East Carolina University | 2011-2017

Writing Studio Interim Director | Department of English | East Carolina University | 2012

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor | Department of Writing and Rhetoric | University of Rhode Island | 2017-present

Teaching Instructor | Department of English | East Carolina University| 2002-present

Instructor | Department of English | North Carolina Wesleyan College | 2000

Instructor | Department of English | Luna Vocational Technical Institute | 1998-1999

Courses Taught

Writing 104 | First Year Writing| Writing to Inform and Explain | University of Rhode Island

Writing 999 | Doctoral Seminar | Teaching College Writing | University of Rhode Island

Writing 227 | Business Writing (J-Term) | Solving Problems in Prof Contexts | University of Rhode Island

English 1100 | Foundations Writing | Academic Writing | East Carolina University

English 1200 | Foundations Writing | Research Writing | East Carolina University

English 2830 | Writing and Style | Rhetorical Theory and Application | East Carolina University

English 3810 | Advanced Composition | Digital Media in Professional Life | East Carolina University

English 3880 | Writing for Business and Industry | Digital Writing in Professional Contexts | East Carolina University

English 7665 | Rhetoric and Composition | NWP Summer Institute (co-taught) | East Carolina University

Education 5563 | Problems and Issues in Education | NWP Summer Institute (co-taught) | East Carolina University

Honors 2011 | Wilderness Writing | Digital Media and Environmental Writing (co-taught) | East Carolina University

Introduction to Literature | North Carolina Wesleyan College

Public Speaking | High School Concurrent Enrollment | Luna Vocational Technical Institute

Creative Writing | High School Concurrent Enrollment | Luna Vocational Technical Institute

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

West-Puckett, S.J., Smith, Anna, Cantrill, C. & Mia Zamoa. (2018, June). The Fallacies of Open: Participatory Design, Infrastructuring, and the Pursuit of Radical Possibility. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education 18:2.

Cartun, A., Penuel, W.R., & West-Puckett, S.J. (2017, September/October). Blurring the Boundaries Between School and Community: Implementing Connected Learning Principles in English Classrooms. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 61:2, 183-190.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2016, November). Making Writing Assessment More Visible, Equitable, and Portable through Digital Badging. College English 79:2, 123-147.

Smith, A., West-Puckett, S.J., Cantrill, C. and Zamora, M. (2016, May). Remix as Professional Learning: Educators’ Iterative Literacy Practice in CLMOOC. Education Sciences: Special Issue on Teacher Professional Development 5.3.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Finley, T.B. (2010). Teacher Plans in the Aftermath of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. California English Journal, 15.3, 25-27.

Banks, W.P. & West-Puckett, S.J. (g)Littered with Intention: Toward a Queer Remix for Composition Studies. College Composition and Communication. Under Review.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Caswell, N. and West-Puckett, S.J. (2018, Nov.) Assessment Killjoys: Queering the Return for a Writing Studies World-Making Methodology. Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, Eds. W.P. Banks, M.B. Cox, and C.E. Dadas. Utah State University Press.

West-Puckett, S.J., Flinchbaugh, K., & Herrmann, M. (2015). Knotworking with the National Writing Project: A Method for Professionalizing Contingent Faculty, in Letizia Guglielmo and Lynee Lewis Gaillet (Eds.), Contingent Faculty Publishing in Community. London: Palgrave Pivot. 35-55.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015). Remix & Remediate: Social Composing for More than Just the Web, in Troy Hicks (Ed.), Assessing Students’ Digital Writing: Protocols for Looking Closely. New York: Teachers College Press. 99-118.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2014). UnCommon Connections: How Building a Grass-Roots Curriculum Helped Reframe Common Core State Standards for Teachers and Students in a High-Need Public High School, In Randall McClure and James Purdy (Eds.), The Next Digital Scholar: A Fresh Approach to Common Core State Standards in Research and Writing. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. 353-381.

Books

The Queer Assessment Collaborative* (Forthcoming). Failing Sideways: Queer Possibilities for Writing Assessment. Utah State University Press. Proposal Accepted.

*West-Puckett, S.J., Caswell, N. & W. P. Banks

Invited Publications

West-Puckett, S.J., Beller-McKenna, L. & Bowden, W. (2018, February). Bad Ideas About Writing: Technically Dead But Still Walking Around Our Schools. National Writing Project Write/Learn/Lead Knowledge Collection Website.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2016, July). Student-Designed Makerspaces. Edutopia: George Lucas Educational Foundation.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2014, September). From Professional Development to Professional Practice: The SEEDs of Connected Learning in a High Need Middle School. Digital Is. National Writing Project.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2014, February). Hacking Federally-Funded Prof Dev with an Open MOOC. Digital Is. National Writing Project. Digital Is. National Writing Project.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2013, September). Remaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces. Edutopia: George Lucas Educational Foundation.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2014, July). Decolonizing THE Digital Humanities. [A review of Decentering Whiteness in the Digital Humanities Through/With Decolonial Methodologies by A. Hass & E. Legg] Computers and Writing, Session F7, Pullman, Washington. Sweetland Digital Rhetorics Collaborative.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2005). Seine of the Times: Talking Fish with a Couple of Women. The North Carolina Literary Review, 14, 96-112.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2006). Assessing Causes and Posing Solutions to Young Reader Apathy: Notes on an Open Interview with Elenora Tate, Elizabeth McDavid Jones, and Barbara Bennett. North Carolina Literary Review, 15, 82-83.

Pedagogical Materials

West-Puckett, S.J and Shepley, G., Eds. (2018) Rhody Writes: A Student Anthology. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil.

West-Puckett, S.J. and Shepley, G. Writing 104 Curriculum Website

West-Puckett, S. J. First Year Writing YouTube Channel. 

Funded Grants and Awards

West-Puckett, S.J., Banks, W.P., Flinchbaugh, M. & Jacobson, M. (2015). Pop Up and Make: LRNG Challenge Grant. $20,000.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2014-2016). Intersections Partnership Grant, National Science Foundation, $60,000.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2013). SEED III High Needs High School Partnership Grant, National Writing. $20,000.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2013). MacArthur Connected Learning Grant, National Writing Project, $10,000.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2012). SEED III High Needs High School Partnership Grant, National Writing. $20,000.

Banks, W.P. & West-Puckett, S.J. (2012). SEED I Leadership and Capacity-Building Grant, National Writing Project. $20,000.

Banks, W.P. & West-Puckett, S.J. (2011). Tar River Writing Project Site Grant, National Writing Project, $40,000.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Lewis, D.K., (2010). LEEAP: Moving Teacher-Centered, Inquiry-Based Professional Development from the Margins to the Axis of In-Service in Eastern North Carolina. National Writing Project Teacher Inquiry Communities, $5,000.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Lewis, D.K. (2009). Leadership for Equity, Excellence, Achievement, and Partnerships (LEEAP): Creating Sustainable Teacher-Inquiry Communities to Address Issues of Race, National Writing Project Teacher Inquiry Communities Grant, $4,500.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Lewis, D.K., (2009). Closing the Achievement Gap for African American Adolescents in Eastern North Carolina Using Web 2.0 Technologies, North Carolina English Teachers Association Classroom Grant, $1,200.

International Conference Presentations

West-Puckett, S.J., Lewis, D., Zsuppan, G., & Fulton, S. (2015, October). Hacktivist Media Projects: Remixing and Reimagining Writing and Science Learning. Association of Science and Technology Centers Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Durieux, M., Blair, K., West-Puckett, S.J. & Zsuppan, G. (2015, October). Good Communication: Strategies to and from the Internet. Association of Science and Technology Centers Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, October). Intersections: Building Sustainable Science Literacy Partnerships. Association of Science and Technology Centers Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2013, October). X-Ray Goggles for Critical Web Literacy. Mozilla Festival, London, UK.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2014, February). Hacking the Common Core: Maker-Centered Learning in English Language Arts. Writing Research Across Borders, Paris, France.

National Conference Presentations

West-Puckett, S.J., Smith, A., Cantrill, C. and Zamora, M. (2018, May). The Fallacies of Open: Participatory Design, Connected Learning, and The Pursuit of Radical Possibility. Computers and Writing Annual Conference. Fairfax, VA.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2017, November). We Won’t Be Complicit: Writing Assessment for Social Justice. National Writing Project Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

West-Puckett, S.J. et al. (2017, November) Tools to Support Building New Pathways to Leadership. National Writing Project Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Banks, W.P., Caswell, N. and West-Puckett, S.J. (2017, October). Failing Sideways: Toward a Queer Methodology for Writing Assessment. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Dayton, OH.

West-Puckett, S.J. et al. (2017, March). Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods to Change the Field. College Composition and Communication Annual Convention. Portland, OR.

West-Puckett, S.J. et al. (2016 November). Building New Pathways to Leadership: Badges. National Writing Project Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

West-Puckett, S.J. and Banks, W.P (2016, May). Object-Oriented Research Methods and Methodologies for Open, Participatory Learning, Computers and Writing Conference, Rochester, NY.

Smith, A., Cantrill, C., West-Puckett, S.J., and Zamora, M. (2016, April). Participatory Design for Emergence: Connected Learning as Transformative Professional Development in an Open Networked Collaboration. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Smith, A., Cantrill, C., West-Puckett, S.J., and Zamora, M. (2016, April). Teacher as Remixer: Professional Learning in an Open Participatory Network. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2016, March). Open Badging for Participatory Digital Assessment. College Composition and Communication Convention, Houston, TX.

West-Puckett, S.J. et al. (2015, November). No Bells, No Walls: Learning from LRNG Innovator Challenge Grantees About Building Connected Learning Opportunities in School, National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Banks, W. & West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, November). Queering the Writing Project, National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Hyler, J., Kaplan, B., & West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, November). Assessing Students’ Digital Writing, National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

Banks, W.P & West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, October). Exploring Techno-Feminist Approaches to Professional Development with cMOOCs. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Tempe, AZ.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2015, May). Cyborg Gaze: Making Identities and Images in the C&W Community. Computers and Writing Conference, Menomonee, WI.

Smith, A., West-Puckett, S.J., Cantrill, C., Zamora, M. (2015, April). Drifting and Democratizing Textual Objects: Social Composing in a Professional Connected Learning Space. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Banks, W.P., Palmeri, J., West-Puckett, S.J., and Simoneaux B. (2015, March). Queerly de/Composed: Bits, Bytes, and Bodies in Digital Spaces. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL.

West-Puckett, S.J., Lewis, D., Smyth, J. Puckett, R., and W.P. Banks. (2014, November). Hacking, Remixing, and Fixing Narrative Bugs in the Web. National Council of Teachers of English. Washington, DC.

Hicks, T., West-Puckett, S.J., and Lewis, D. (2014, November). Makers Unite and Write: Crafting Democratic Spaces for Composing. National Writing Project. Washington, DC.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Banks, W.P. (2014, June.) Hacktivist Pedagogies: Rethinking Classroom Practices through Connected Learning. Computers and Writing, Pullman, WA.

Flinchbaugh, M., Puckett, R., Worthington, B., West-Puckett, S.J., and Banks, W. (November, 2013). Making the UnCommon Core: Connected Learning at J.H. Rose High School. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Hicks, T., West-Puckett, S.J., Kaplan, B., Puntel, C., Hyler, J. (2013, November). Looking Closely: Collaborative Assessment for Digital Writing. National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2013, November). Writing as Making. National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2013, September). MakerComp: Making, Hacking, and Playing in the Writing Classroom. UNC-Charlotte Writing Project Fall Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Sippy, C., Rand, M., Flinchbaugh, K., West-Puckett, S.J., and Banks, W. (2013, July). Reframing Common Core State Standards and Frameworks for Success in Post-Secondary Writing with Connected Learning. Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Meeting. Savannah, GA.

West-Puckett, S.J., Flinchbaugh, K.B., and Herrmann, M. (2013, February). NWP Tools for Writing Center Professional Development. Southeastern Writing Centers Association Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2012, November). Project Connect Ignite Talk. National Writing Project Fall Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Flinchbaugh, K.B. & West-Puckett, S.J. (2012, July). The National Writing Project as a Vehicle for WPA Professionalization, Collaboration, and Transformation. Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Flinchbaugh, K.B., West-Puckett, S.J., & Banks, W.P. (2012, September). (Re)Framing Collaboration and Professionalization with National Writing Project Practices. Carolina Writing Program Administrators Annual Meeting, Little Switzerland, NC.

Banks, W.P., Urbanski, C., Manship, L., Puckett, R.A., West-Puckett, S.J., Fulton, S. (2012, May). Digital Composing/Resisting Possibilities in Public Schools. Computers and Writing. Raleigh, NC.

Hicks, T., Rogge, M., & West-Puckett, S.J. (2011, November). NWP Connect Community Builders Session. National Writing Project Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Lewis D.K. (2010, March). Demystifying Inquiry for Rural Educators. National Writing Project: Rural Sites Network Conference, Little Rock, AR.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2007, November) From Charity to Activism: Motivating First-Year Students to Embrace Social Responsibility through Service-Learning, Dalton Institute 17th Annual Institute on College Student Values, Tallahassee, FL.

Regional Conference Presentations

West-Puckett, S.J. (2018, April). Building New Media Literacies in Writing and Rhetoric: One Program’s Past, Present, and Future. UConn Conference on the Teaching of Writing, Hartford, CT.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2018, March). Digital Badging: Choose Your Own Writing Adventures. Rhode Island Writing Project Spring Meeting, Providence, RI.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, October). Keynote Introduction: Troy Hicks. NC English Teachers Association Conference, Asheville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J., Flinchbaugh, M., Hutchinson, A., & Puckett, R. (2015, October). Pop-Up Maker Spaces for Interest-Driven Leaning. NC English Teachers Association Conference, Asheville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J., Lewis, D., Hutchinson, A., & Smyth, J. (2015, October). Remix, Remake, Curate: Science Literacy in Motion. NC English Teachers Association Conference, Asheville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. Thompson, K., Rose, R. & Banks, W.P. (2015, April). Hacking Normativity: Participatory Disruption, Diffusion, Dampening. Queer Studies Conference, UNC-Asheville, Asheville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Sisk, J. (2012, February). Contingency as Possibility: Constructing a Professional Identity for Writing Teachers. North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2010, October). Remediating the English Teacher. North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J., and Lewis, D.K. (2009, October). Exploring Equity in Teacher Research. North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference, Hertford, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2009, March). Don’t Feed the Elephant!: An M&M Simulation of Power & Privilege. Elon University 10th Annual Service-Learning Conference, Elon, NC.

Finley, T.B., Buckner, J., & West-Puckett, S.J. (2008, October). E-Commenting: Asynchronous Video Response in a Web 2.0 World. North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

Local Conference Presentations

West-Puckett, S.J. (2018, April). Theory into Practice: Creating More Democratic and Accessible Writing Classrooms. URI Graduate Student Conference. Kingston, RI.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Shepley, G. (2018, January). Writing 104 Curriculum Pilot Professional Development Workshop with Participating First Year Writing Instructors. URI. Kingston, RI.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Shepley, G. (2018, January). First Year Writing Curriculum Innovation. Writing and Rhetoric All-Department Spring Faculty Meeting. URI Hardge Forum. Kingston, RI.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, April). Critical Web Making with Mozilla X-Ray Goggles. NC English Teachers Association 2nd Annual Bob Alexander Literacy Symposium. Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Flinchbaugh, K. (2015, March) Embodying Talking, Sketching, Moving in the Writing Classroom. East Carolina University. Guest Lecture in W.P. Banks’ ENGL 7960: Graduate Seminar in Teaching Composition. Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, February). A is for Adjunct. East Carolina University, Joyner Library Human Book Event. Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2015, February). Connected Learning in the Composition Classroom. Guest Lecture in W.P. Banks’ ENGL 7960: Graduate Seminar in Teaching Composition. Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2011, February). Dragon’s Den: A Reality TV Simulation for Research Writing. Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference, Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2011, February). Inching into Inquiry: A Teacher-Centered Professional Development Model for Increasing Equity and Content Area Literacy. Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference, Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. & Finley, T.B. (2009, November). Asynchronous Video Response to Student Writing. East Carolina University Teaching with Technology: Think-In of Best Practices Conference, Greenville, NC.

West-Puckett, S.J. (2008, February). Writing For, With, and About the Community: An Exploration of Cultures and Values. East Carolina University 5th Annual Service Learning Conference, Greenville, NC.

Awards and Honors

College Composition and Communication Lavender Rhetorics Dissertation Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship, March 2018.

Bertie Fearing Excellence in Teaching Award, English Department, East Carolina University, 2015-2016.

Chapter co-author for Next Digital Scholar, book received Bronze Medal for Education in the Commentary/Theory Category for the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Departmental, College, and University Service

National Day on Writing Leadership Team | University of Rhode Island | 2017, 2018

WRT Production Lab Committee Member | University of Rhode Island | 2018

Dissertation Committee Member, Lindy Bridgette, Doctoral Candidate in English | URI | 2017-2018

Academic Job Market Mentoring, Lindy Bridgette, Jenna Morton-Aiken, and Rosaleen O’Keefe | URI | 2017-2018

Faculty Writing and Learning Community Leader | East Carolina University | 2013-2014

University Writing Program Workshop Facilitator | East Carolina University | 2009-2013

Writing Foundations Portfolio Assessment Committee | East Carolina University | 2012

QEP Working Group: Writing Instructors Network | East Carolina University | 2012

Composition Committee Member | Department of English | East Carolina University | 2012

QEP Working Group: Student Learning Outcomes | East Carolina University | 2011

Computers and Writing Committee Member | Department of English | East Carolina University | 2002

Professional Service

Graduate Research Network Table Leader. Computers and Writing Conference | Fairfax, VA. | May 2018

Region 1 Co-director | NC English Teachers Association | 2009-2011, 2014-2016

Conference Chair | NC English Teachers Association | 2011-2014

Professional Writing and Design

New Pathways to Leadership Digital Badging Framework Design Team | National Writing Project | 2015-2017

Making Connected Learning MOOC Developer | National Writing Project | 2013-2015

Makerspace Design Consultant | JH Rose High School | 2015-2016

Makerspace Design Consultant | Joyner Library | East Carolina University | May 2015

Makerspace Design Consultant | Pitt County Schools Media Center Coordinators | February 2015

Technical Writing Intern | Office of Technology Transfer | East Carolina University | 2002-2003

Writer and Designer | Guide to Early Childhood Services | Martin/Pitt Partnership for Children | 2002-2003

Writer and Designer | Five Year Comprehensive Plan | City of Rocky Mount | 2002

Professional Affiliations

New England Rhetoric and Composition Collaborative, 2017

Rhode Island Writing Program Leaders, 2017

Council of Writing Program Administrators, since 2013

College Composition and Communication, since 2008

National Council of Teachers of English, since 2008

National Writing Project, since 2007