Selected Presentations

Keynote, Invited Talks and Workshops

  • “Upper Division Writing Proficiency: An Overview,” an invited presentation at Administrative Council (chairs of 6 departments, Dean, Director of Student Resource Center) of College of Arts, Media, and Communication at CSUN, March 29, 2018.
  • “Recent Updates on Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam,” an invited presentation at Writing Council at CSUN, March 6, 2018.
  • Nepal Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Program Coordinator and Digital Humanities Subject Specialist. Sponsored by United States Educational Foundation, Nepal and University Grants Commission, Nepal. http://dhnepal.iacer.edu.np/subject-specialists.html . June 13-28, 2017.
  • “Academic Values of Digital Portfolios,” an invited presentation for HSI/Mellon Fellows, HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Program at CSUN, September 22, 2017.
  • “Mapping the Discipline of Rhetoric and Composition,” an invited talk at Tribhuvan University’s Padma Kanya Campus in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 26, 2017.
  • “The New Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam: Overview for Faculty and Staff,” an invited presentation for CSUN’s Multilingual Writers Group, February 22, 2017.
  • “Dreams Chasing Us,” an invited talk at United States Education Foundation’s Get Inspired Series in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 8, 2016.
  • “Multiliteracies Approach to Education,” a keynote speech at Transformations: The Summer 2016 Education Summit at Midwestern University, Nepal, July 24-26, Nepal.
  • “Communication Style and Global Workplaces,” an invited talk at Literary Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, August 10, 2016.
  • “Working with Sources: Strategies for Developing Your Research Agenda”, an invited workshop at Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, August 9, 2016 (with Dr. Gene Hammond and Dr. Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University, New York).
  • “Geopolitics of Grant Writing: Strategies of Non-profit Grant Writing,” an invited talk at University of Delhi, India, August 6, 2016.
  • “Academics in the USA: System of Education, American Classroom, and Succeeding in College,” an invited talk at Pre-Departure Orientation, United States Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 20, 2016.
  • “Writing in the Profession, Communities, and Across the Curriculum,” an invited panelist at Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, July 18, 2016 (with Dr. Katherine Silvester, Dr. Shyam Sharma and Dr. Tika Lamsal).
  • “A Materialist Approach to Digital Writing,” a half-day invited workshop at Institute of Advanced Education, Communication, and Research (Pokhara University) in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 15, 2016.

Selected Conference Presentations 

National

  • Discussion Leader for Research Network Forum. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, March 13-16, 2019 (Forthcoming).
  • Speaker, “Documentary Production and Quandaries of Ethical Treatment of Sources,” Computers and Writing Conference, Michigan State University, June 20-22, 2019. (Submitted)
  • Speaker, “The Making of Digital Writing a University Wide GE Requirement: The Process and Outcome”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March 14-17, 2018.
  • Session Chair, “I Can’t Go For That: Basic Writing, Standard English and the Language We Use,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March 14-17, 2018.
  • Speaker, “The Promises and Perils of Digital Writing as a General Education Course,” Computers and Writing Conference, George Mason University, Virginia, May 24-27, 2018.
  • Participant, “Digital Publishing Course,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, Canada, June 4-8, 2018.
  • Roundtable Presenter, “Assessing Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam: Should there be a Native/Nonnative Divide?” Symposium on Second Language Writing, Bangkok, Thailand, June 30-July 2, 2017.
  • Panelist, Transnational Writing Standing Group sponsored panel, “A Study of Writing Practices in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, March 15-18, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Engaging the Transnational: A Multi-Sited Study of Discourse about Writing in Tertiary Education in Romania, Nepal, India, and Colombia”, Writing Research Across Borders IV Conference, Bogota, Colombia, February 15-18, 2017. Presented Virtually.
  • Panelist, “Transitions in the Transnational Turn: Scholarship, Program Administration, and Pedagogy,” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, May 26-29, 2016.
  • Workshop co-chair, “Engaging the Global in the Teaching of Writing: Critical and Multiperspective Approaches”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, April 6-9, 2016.
  • Speaker, “Teaching Essayist Literacy in the Multimedia World”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, April 6-9, 2016.
  • Speaker, “How WPAs Can Support Cultivation of Multiliterate Capabilities in Students? ” Council of Writing Program Administration Conference, Boise, Idaho, July 16-19, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Multiliterate Composition Framework for Public Work of Composition.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, March 13-16, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Reframing Identifications through Global-digital Confluence.” Rhetoric Society of America Bi-annual Conference, Philadelphia, May 25-28, 2012.
  • Speaker, “Writing Instruction Variations across Borders: Implications for U.S. Composition Classrooms.” Writing Education Across Borders Conference, Days Inn Penn State, State College, PA. September 30-October 1, 2011.
  • Speaker, ““Public Good”: Even not an Afterthought in Copyright Legislations across Nations.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, April 6-9, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Discursive and Stylistic Variations in Grants Proposal Writing in Nepal and the USA: An Intercultural Technical Communication Case Study.” Writing Across Borders Conference, George Mason University, Virginia, February 17-20, 2011.
  • Speaker, “Quest for Ideal Copyright Legislation: A Survey of “Public Good” Provision Across Four Countries.” Conference on Intellectual Property, Iona College, New York, April 30-May 1, 2010.
  • Speaker, “Rhetoric of World Englishes and its Implication to Composing Practices.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March17-20, 2010.                 

Local

  • Guest lecture on “Podcasting” in Dr. Danielle Spratt’s ENGL 507: An Introduction to Graduate Studies class in April 10, 2018
  • “How to Score the New, Assessment-enhanced WPE,” a Training Session for New Writing Proficiency Exam Readers, April 20, 2017.
  • Guest Lecture on “Digital Tools” in Dr. Mauro Carassai’s LRS 300: Liberal Studies Gateway Experience class, March 8, and October 18, 2017.
  • Guest Lecture on “New Media, Multimedia, and Digital Writing: Affordances and Constraints” in Dr. Irene Clark’s English 600A: College Composition: Theory and Pedagogy class, April 3, 2017.
  • Guest Lecture on “Digital Tools” in Dr. Mauro Carassai’s LRS 491: Capstone Seminar, March 8, and October 26, 2016.
  • “Re-inventing Life: Sponsoring Literacies for Bhutanese Refugees in Syracuse, NY.” Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and Research, Syracuse University, New York, May 5, 2012.
  • “Why E-Portfolio.” Syracuse University Teaching Assistant Orientation, Syracuse University Graduate School Programs, 31st January 2012.
  • “Evaluating a Globalized Classroom: How to Respond to and Grade Domestic and International Students Equitably?” Syracuse University Future Professoriate Program Conference, Hamilton, NY, May 17-18, 2012.
  • Panelist (with Fumilayo Edna Showers and Missy Watson), “American Classroom.” Syracuse University Teaching Assistant Orientation Program, August 2011.
  • Panelist, “Roundtable with Nonnative Speaking Writers.” ESL Seminar Series, Syracuse University Writing Center, February 9th,

Departmental 

  • Speaker, “What is New About New Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam?” Fall Composition Orientation, 24 August 2017.
  • Organizer of Workshop on Composing with Web. 2 May 2016.
  • Organizer of Workshop on Composing with Video. 29 Feb. 2016.
  • Faculty Speaker, “Transaction & Transfer: Globalization, Multiliteracies & Higher Education”, a panel of new faculty members, sponsored by English Department at California State University Northridge, 15 April 2015.
  • Presenter (with Dr. JC Lee), “Going Multimodal in Stretch Classrooms,” Composition Faculty Fall Orientation, 20 August 2015.
  • Presenter (with Dr. Sharon Klein), “Working with Multilingual Student Writers,” Composition Faculty Spring Orientation, 15 January 2015.
  • Presenter, “New Courses for the Rhetoric and Composition Program,” Composition Faculty Spring Orientation, 15 January 2015.
  • Panelist (with Dr. Lois P. Agnew), “Teaching Values: Case Studies.” Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Community Day, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 19, 2013.
  • CCR Panel with Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda, The Writing Program Spring Conference. Syracuse University April 4-5, 2013.
  • Panelist (with Nicole Howell and Missy Watson), “Cultivating Work and Life in CCR.” Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Community Day, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 22, 2011.
  • Breakout group Leader, “Reimagining Student Writer.” Fall Conference, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, August 23, 2012.
  • Panelist (with Dr. T J Geiger, Dr. Ben Kuebrich, and Dr. Caroline Ostrander), Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Colloquium, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, New York, March 1, 2012.
  • Breakout group leader, “Public Writing” workshop with Nancy Welch, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, May 6, 2011.
  • Breakout group Leader, “Writing in Classroom Spaces.” Spring Conference 2010: Writing Spaces, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, April 7-8, 2010.