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Curriculum Vitae

"Woman must write her self...."

-Helene Cixous, 'The Laugh of the Medusa'


Trine University

Areas of Scholarly Interest: Rhetoric, Literacy, Composing Processes, New Media Studies, Sound Studies, Popular Culture

oldingc@trine.edu ; oldingcj@gmail.com



Ph.D English (Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice), Kent State University, Kent, OH, August 2019

M.A. Creative Writing, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, May 2014

B.A. English Literature, Philosophy, CORE Honors Program, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, May 2011

Publications/ Works in Progress

  “Baby You’re No Good”: Female Rockers and Archival Methods, Under Review, Writing on the Edge  

“T.Rex, Bowie, and Foucault: Early Glam Rock’s Influence on European Youth Culture”, Accepted January 2018, Journal of European Popular Culture 

“Just Kil Me Already!”, Laptop Lit Magazine, Issue One, December 2011 

Conference Presentations  and Workshops

Rize Liberal Arts Technology Workshop, Adrian College, Adrian, MI, June 2019

“Teaching to Non-Majors”; Humanities Educations in STEM Environments, Fort Wayne, IN, May 2019

"Baby You're No Good: Female Musicians' Rhetorical Self- Agency in the Archives", Feminisms and Rhetorics, Dayton, OH, October 2017 

"I Ain't No Note Reader": Recreating Les Paul's Composing Process to Gain Multimodal Instructional Insight”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, March 2017 

“It’s My Body:  One Woman’s Body Against Scholarly Perceptions of Body Modification” , Feminism and Rhetorics, Phoenix, AZ, October 2015 

“A Three-Pronged Research Approach to First Year- College Writing”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, March 2015 

“I’m the Creature in Disguise: T.Rex’s Rejection of Folk Music and The Creation of Glam Rock”, Popular Culture Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2014 

“College Readiness, Web Writing, and First-Year Composition: Opening Access in the Transition from High School to College Writing”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014 

“Multimodality and Music: A New Approach To Composition Pedagogy”, College English Association of Ohio Conference, Dayton, OH, April 2013 

“In Between the Lines: Building Bridges between Music and Composition”, North Carolina State Symposium, Raleigh, NC, February 2013 

Fellowships/ Assistantships and Awards 

Pringle Research Fellowship, Department of English, Kent State University, Kent, OH, January 2018-May 2018 

Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, Kent State University, Kent, OH, August 2014- Present 

2017 Faculty Recognition Award, Kent State University, Kent, OH, October 2017 

HASTAC Scholars Fellowship (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), Kent State University, Fall 2014 

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, Department of English, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, May 2014 

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, August 2012-May 2014 


Trine University

HUMSP: Independent Study: Music Appreciation (Fall 2018)

HUMSP: Independent Study: Rhetoric and Health Science

ENG103: College Composition One: Youth Revolt and Music (Fall 2018)

ENG133: Technical Communication (Spring 2019)

SP203: Effective Speaking (Summer 2019)

ENG453: Advanced Composition (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019)

COM301: Communications Practicum (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019)

COM363: Rhetoric and Persuasion (Fall 2019)

ENG 411/412: Writing Consulting and Lab (Fall 2019)

Kent State University 

ENG1011: College Composition One: Youth Revolt and Music (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2017) 

ENG21011: College Composition Two: Glam Rock and Popular Culture (Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016) 

ENG30066: Writing in the Public Sphere: Importance of Music on May 4th (Fall 2016, Spring 2017) 

Institute of Reading Development  

Literacy and Reading Development: PreK- Adult Learner (Summer 2016) 

University of Dayton 

ENG 100: College Writing One: Composition and Music (Spring 2013) 

ENG 200: College Writing Two: Glam Rock and Popular Culture (Fall 2014, Spring 2014) 

City Year Columbus 

Literacy and Behavioral Classroom Support: 4th Grade Classroom (2011-2012 School Year) 

After-School Program Coordinator: 3rd- 4th Grade (2011-2012 School Year) 

Miami Valley Literacy Council 

Program Assistant and Head Teacher: Basic Math and English for Adult Native and Non-Native Learners (Summer 2010) 

Boards and Committees 

Chair of Professional Advisory Board, Humanities and Communication Department, Trine University, May 2019- Present

Association of Graduate English Students (AGES), Public Relations Officer, Kent State University, May 2017- Present 

AGES Grievance Committee Representative, Kent State University, September 2017- Present 

Composition Committee Graduate Student Representative, University of Dayton, September 2013-May 2014 

Administrative Experience  

Trine University Course Creation and Implementation (Summer 2019- Present)

  • Develop professional and technical writing certificate

  • Work across disciplines to implement certificate

  • Research best practices concerning professional and technical writing

  • Track trends concerning job and monetary growth in Indiana and across the nation

  • Develop course track for completion of certificate

    • Includes 15 hours of coursework online

Trine University Writing Center Director (Summer 2019- Present)

  • Oversee 12 tutors

  • Recruit and retain tutors

  • Manage tutor scheduling

  • Allocate and manage budget

  • Develop and foster relationships with outside academic partners

  • Create tutor training course and lab

  • Develop workshops and continued tutor training

  • Foster an environment of learning and support for tutors and students

  • Create, edit, and implement tutor manual of conduct

  • Implement policies

  • Track data concerning tutoring appointments and trends

  • Maintain knowledge concerning Writing Centers’ best practices

  • Create and implement workshops for student body and tutors

  • Community and program outreach

  • Fundraising and marketing

Kent State University Writing Commons Assistant Director (Spring 2017- Fall 2017)   

  • Recruit and retain tutors  

  • Mentor both tutors and incoming tutor mentors  

  • Provide Director with assistance in implementing policies 

  • Edited and implemented tutor manual  

  • Assist Director in program outreach  

  • Foster relationships with outside academic programming  

  • Designed professionalism presentation 

  • Helped foster professional development amongst tutors  

  • Assisted Director in mentoring graduate level tutors  

  • Maintain knowledge concerning writing centers’ best practices  

  • Assisted Director in evaluating incoming tutors 

  • Assisted Director in mainstreaming policies and expectations for tutors  

Kent State University Writing Commons Interim Director (Summer 2017) 

  • Oversee eight tutors 

  •  Manage scheduling  

  • Provide resources for tutors 

  • Assist tutors in learning a new online system for online writing lab 

  • Provide guidance in marketing the writing commons summer hours  

  • Foster relationship with career services to provide cover letter weekly workshop 

  • Assist tutors in fostering relationships with outside academic programs  

  • Provide conflict resolution  

  • Implement policies and procedures  

  • Assist tutors in achieving personal goals concerning writing commons’ committee work  

Languages and Digital Fluencies  

Basic fluency in German and HTML, Fluency in Audacity, Movie Maker, iMovie, Premiere Video, Basic fluency with Photoshop 

Professional Affiliations 

National Council of Teaching English (NCTE) 

Phi Sigma Tau (International Philosophy Honor Society