Office Location: AC-2B10
|Spring 2022 Office Hours via Zoom||Fridays 1:00-2:50 pm|
|and by appointment|
|PhD||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Communication and Rhetoric||2010|
|MS||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Communication and Rhetoric||2005|
|BA||The City College of New York, CUNY||Creative Writing||1996|
Areas of Expertise
- Computers and Composition
Professional Communication: Web Content Strategy, Business Communication, Proposal & Grant Writing, Research Writing and Publication (for multiple industries)
Second Language Writing
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Rowe, Debbie. "From Wood to Bits to Silicon Chips: A History of Developments in Computer Synthesized Speech.." Computer Synthesized Speech Technologies: Tools for Aiding Impairment. 2010: 9-27.
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Decoupling and Recoupling: The Important Distinctions Between Program Assessment and Course Assessment " 14 Sep 2017: Drexel University Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning Assessment, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
" Leading from the Local: How can Writing Centers Change the Conversation on Campus " 14 Apr 2012: Northeast Writing Centers Association, Queens, New York.
" The Balancing Act of a Hybrid Course " 23 Mar 2012: Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, Missouri.
" The Importance of Reading Aloud during Revision: Recent research findings " 10 Jul 2011: 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition: Rhetoric and Writing across Language Boundaries, State College, Pennsylvania.
" Automating Reading Aloud. " 2 Apr 2009: Building Future Faculty Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
" What Technologizing the Practice of Reading Aloud to Revise Can Tell Us about the Practice Itself. " 13 Mar 2009: Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, California.
" Survey Findings on the Read Aloud Practice of Writers. " 6 Feb 2008: Department of Language, Literature, and Communication Colloquium Series. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
" The Role of Sound in the Act of Revision. " 28 Sep 2007: 5th Annual Future Faculty Career Exploration Program, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
" How Users Process Procedural Illustrations: Evidence from Qualitative and Quantitative Data. " 15 May 2007: Society for Technical Communication’s 54th Annual Conference, Technical Communication Summit. Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota.
" The Differentiated Freshman Composition Classroom. " 21 Apr 2007: Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing. University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York.
" Technological Tools for Re-Sensing Writing. " 7 Apr 2006: Conference on Writing, Teaching, and Technology, K-College. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts.
" Text-to-Speech Programs and ESL Writing. " 14 Mar 2006: Graduate Student Forum. TESOL Convention. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida.
" Leveling the Playing Field: Applying Text-to-Speech Programs to the Writing Process. " 16 Mar 2005: Research Network Forum at CCCC. The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Writiting Fellow, Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY: 2011-2012.
Joanne Wagner Memorial Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2007-2009.
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2006-2009.
Honorable Mention, Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship, Ford Foundation: 2006.
McKinney Competition 1st Prize, Graduate Student Essay, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2005.
Sydney M. Jacoff Scholarship, City College of New York (CUNY): 1994.
CUNY, Course Re-Design Project. Spring 2013-Spring 2014: $39,770.
PSC-CUNY, "ESL Writers Reading Aloud to Revise in English.". July, 2011-June 2013: $3,462.
William Stewart Travel Award, CCCC 2012 Presentation "The Balancing Act of a Hybrid Course". Spring 2012: $500.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Panel Chair, “Bridging the Gap(s) in Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, Nevada.: 16 March 2013.
Panel Chair, “Rhetorics of Advocacy and Risk.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, Florida: 20 March 2015.