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Tyler S. Branson
(682) 936-0150
TylerSBranson@gmail.com
157 Chapel St. Santa Barbara, CA 93111
https://tylersbranson.wordpress.com

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Lecturer, Writing Program, 2015-Present
University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Instructor, Department of English , 2011-2015
Texas Christian University

Teaching Assistant, Department of American Studies, 2009-2011
University of Kansas

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition
Texas Christian University

M.A. in American Studies
University of Kansas

BA in English
University of Oklahoma

 PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Articles

“Collaborative Ecologies of Emergent Assessment: Challenges and Benefits Linked to a Writing-based Institution-Level Partnership,” with James Chase Sanchez, Sarah R. Robbins and Catherine Wehlburg. College Composition and Communication (Forthcoming).

“The Role of Composition Programs in De-Normalizing Whiteness in the University,” with James Chase Sanchez. WPA Journal (Forthcoming).

Book Chapters

“Assessing the Risks and Rewards of Problematic Partnerships: An Analysis of Three Composition MOOCs Funded by the Gates Foundation.” Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs, Eds. Liz Monske and Kris Blaire. Hershey, PA: IGI Global (Forthcoming).

“Going Public in the Humanities: Undoing Myths and Facing Challenges” with Sarah R. Robbins. The Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement. Eds. Corey Dolgon, Timothy K. Eatman, and Tania D. Mitchell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming).

“Twenty-first-Century Digital Publics and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Public Spheres.” Teaching Transatlanticism: Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture. Eds. Linda Hughes and Sarah R. Robbins. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2015

Book Reviews

Rev. of The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention by Joseph G. Bock. Journal of Hate Studies (2013). Print

Rev. of Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide by Bryon Crable, with Thomas Jesse, Sharon Harris, and Joel Overall. The Kenneth Burke Journal, 9:1 (2013). Online at: http://www.kbjournal.org/review-ralph-ellison-and-kenneth-burke-bryan-crable

PRESENTATIONS

“‘There’s no Inquiry in Business Writing:’ Precarious Partnerships with Capitalist Curricula”
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2017 (Accepted).

“Situating Problematic Partnerships in the Field of Composition”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, 2016.

“Co-Creating Rubrics in the Writing Classroom”
University of California Council of Writing Programs Annual Conference, Riverside, CA, 2016.

“Dangerous Documents: ‘Writing about Difference’ and Risk-Taking in Rhetoric and Composition”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, 2015.

“Twenty-first-Century Digital Publics and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Public Spheres”
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.

“When Writing Went Public: Linda Brodkey and the Contested Definitions of Writing”
Thomas R. Watson Biennial International Conference, Louisville, KY, 2014.

“Space, Race, and Assessment: Measuring Public Humanities through Program Evaluation”
Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference, Fort Worth, TX, 2014.

“Writing Citizenship: Writing and Reflection as a Heuristic for Fostering Global Citizens”
Conference of College Teachers of English, Abilene, TX, 2013

“Race, Situated Knowledge, and Technological Practice of ‘Occupy the Hood’”
Computers and Writing Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2012

“The Self in 140 Characters or Less: The Value of Digital Discourses in American Studies”
Mid America American Studies Association, Lawrence, KS, 2011

TEACHING

University of California, Santa Barbara

Writing for Business and Administration
Introduction to Academic Writing
Writing for Public Discourse
Writing for the Teaching Professions

Texas Christian University

Intermediate Composition: Rhetoric, Identity and Knowledge in the Public Sphere
Intermediate Composition: Writing as Argument
Introductory Composition: Writing as Inquiry
Engaged Global Citizenship

University of Kansas

Introduction to American Studies
American Identities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participation in Professional Workshops

“Data, Math, Visualization, and Interpretation of Networks: An Introduction”
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada, 2014

Graduate Research Network Forum
Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Senior Scholar: Dr. Jenny Rice, San Antonio, TX 2014 

“GA/TA/PhD Professional Development Pedagogy Certificate”
Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas Christian University, 2013

SERVICE

Departmental Service

Member, Raab Writing Fellowship Selection Committee
University of California Santa Barbara, 2016-Present

Member, UC Writing Program Annual Conference Organizing Committee
University of California Santa Barbara, 2016-Present

Member, Writing II: Academic Writing Committee
University of California Santa Barbara 2015-Present 

Member, Writing 105PD: Writing for Public Discourse Committee
University of California Santa Barbara, 2015-Present

Member, Writing 107B: Business Writing Committee
University of California Santa Barbara, 2015-Present

Assessment Team, Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE)
University of California Santa Barbara, 2015

Project Assessment Coordinator
Global Citizenship Visiting Scholar Ngugi wa Thiongo’o, Texas Christian University, 2014

Co-editor/Designer
Advertisement for the Rhetoric Society of America 2014 program, Texas Christian University, 2014 

Co-editor/Designer
Teaching Transatlanticism web project, Texas Christian University, 2013

Lecture Series Coordinator
Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society, Texas Christian University, 2012

Director of Communications
American Studies Association of Graduate Students, University of Kansas, 2010

Community Engagement Projects

Contagion, Quarantine, and Social Conscious: A Roundtable Discussion
Texas Christian University, 2014

Writing Consultant
Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX, 2014, 2015

Invited Campus/Departmental Talks

“Am I a Digital Humanist?”
Digital Scholarship Roundtable: Digital Frontiers, Texas Christian University, 2015

“What’s Not in My Dissertation”
Roundtable Discussion of the American Culture Interest Group, Texas Christian University, 2015

“Rethinking Publicly Engaged Scholarship”
Texas Christian University, 2014

“Ditching the Textbook: Strategies, Stories, and Stress of a Textbook Free Writing Course”
Texas Christian University, 2014

“Studying for Comprehensive Exams: Tips and Tricks”
Texas Christian University, 2013

“Community Engagement in First-year Composition: Issues, Tensions, and Reflections on Engagement and Service Learning Assignments”
Texas Christian University, 2013

“Cool Tools: Digital Organizational Tools Workshop”
Texas Christian University, 2012

Elected Positions

President
Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society, Texas Christian University, 2013

Composition Committee
Texas Christian University, 2013

AWARDS AND HONORS

Awards

Lorraine Sherley Research Fellowship
Texas Christian University, 2015

The Tate Prize in Composition Studies
Texas Christian University, 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student, Third and Fourth Year
Texas Christian University, 2014

Outstanding Graduate Student, First and Second Year
Texas Christian University, 2012

Rupert and Lillian Radford Fellowship
Texas Christian University, 2011

Grants Awarded

Writing Program Professional Development Travel Grant
University of California Santa Barbara, 2016

Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Fund Travel Grant
University of California Santa Barbara, 2016

MLA Travel Grant
Modern Language Association Travel Grant Program, 2015

International Travel Grant, Department of Graduate Studies and Research
Texas Christian University, 2015

Institute for Critical and Creative Expression Funding Award for Research
Texas Christian University, 2014

Travel grant, Department of English
Texas Christian University, 2012, 2013, 2014

Participation in Grant Funded Projects

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Grant (funded)
Texas Christian University, 2014

Creativity Grant (funded)
Texas Christian University, 2014

Instructional Development Grant (funded)
Texas Christian University, 2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)

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