"Discovering Protest Narratives In Music: Writing As Advocacy In First-Year Writing." Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Washington D.C., upcoming November 2014. Presentation.
"Emerging Musical Narratives: Opening Spaces for Students' Developing Rhetorical Landscapes in Writing." Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Washington D.C., upcoming November 2014. Session Chair.
"It Was Written": Using Organic Intellectuals of Hip Hop to Open Spaces for First-Year African American Male Students in First-Year Writing." Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip Hop Landscape(s) Conference, Albany State University, Albany, Georgia, April 2014. Presentation.
"Into The Paper/ Like I Was Ink": Learning from African American Males' Invention and Arrangement Writing Strategies In First-Year Writing." National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Boston, November 2013. Presentation.
"All The Words Pass The Margin": Opening Inventive Spaces for African American Undergraduate Males Through Hiphop. Hiphop Literacies Conference: Pedagogies for Social Change, Ohio State University, February 2013. Presentation.
“Vital Voices In Our Field: Recognizing and Learning from the Intellectual Contributions of African American Undergraduate Male Writers” in “Our Call For Action: Reframing The Constructed Identities of Students and Teachers Of Writing In Higher Education” (session chair) with Elizabeth Edelstein and Amanda Gates. Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia, May 2012. Conference Panel.
“Space, Portal, Passage: Invention and the Near Invisible” with Leonora Smith, Nancy C. DeJoy, Bump Halbritter, Julie Lindquist, Jenn Fishman, Sarah Arroyo, and Jason Wirtz. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, March 2012. Full Day Workshop.
“Jammin’ with Sources: Using Popular Music to Help Students Explore Citation Possibilities” in “Get In There And Act Right: Using Citations to Open Up Intellectual Spaces for First-Year Writers” with Walter Sistrunk and Natalie Graham. National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Chicago, November 2011. Teaching Demonstration.
“Breakin’ It Down: Creating Dialogues Between Popular and Academic Literacies by Using Popular Music in First-Year Writing” in “Music, Microphones, Multimedia: Writing with Sound in the Composition Classroom” with Crystal VanKooten and Bump Halbritter. Computers and Writing Conference, University of Michigan, May 2011. Conference Panel.
“Situated Invention---Mapping, Documenting, Theorizing and Contesting Generativity” with Leonora Smith, Nancy C. DeJoy, Bump Halbritter, Julie Lindquist, Jenn Fishman, Sarah Arroyo, Jason Wirtz. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, April 2011. Full Day Workshop.