Meet the Graduate Students

Doctoral Students

Kamila Albert

Education: M.A., B.A. Nova Southeastern University
Teaching: ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: NSU Writing Center Graduate Assistant, NSU Writing Fellow
Research Interests: multimodality, writing center studies, first-year composition, writing program administration.
Non-academic Interests: coffee, typography, and Gilmore Girls.

David Bedsole

Education: MA Clemson University, BA Huntingdon College
Teaching: First-Year Composition, Advanced Composition, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Technical and Professional Writing
Professional Experience: Reading Writing Center Assistant Director, Computer Writing Classroom Director, Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: Multimodality, assessment, technology, ethics
Non-academic Interests: David plays musical instruments to one degree or another, writes poetry and fiction, cooks passably well, and hangs out with his wife and young daughter. He also has two sketchy dogs.

Joel Bergholtz

Education: BA (Editing, Writing, & Media/Interdisciplinary Humanities) from Florida State, MA (Rhet/Comp) from Ball State.
Teaching: College Composition and Research, Genre, & Context
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant, RWC Committee, Staff Writer and Editor for The Yeti Magazine (2010-2014), Writing Center Consultant (BSU), Vice President of Graduate Student Advisory Board (BSU), Muncie Young Professionals (2016-2017)
Research Interests: Digital Pedagogies, New Media Studies, Social Media Studies, Public Spaces, Visual Rhetoric
Non-academic interests: Consuming Cultures, Dadding Cats, debating genres, and exploring public spaces

Amanda Brooks

Education: MA Florida State University, BA Stetson University
Teaching: First-Year Composition, ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context, ENC 2135 (Online)
Professional Experience: College Composition Program Mentor, GESO College Composition Program Liaison, Computer-Writing-Classroom Coordinator, Digital Studio Consultant, and First-Year Composition Committee Member
Research Interests: multimodality, new media, composition pedagogy, and self-efficacy in composition studies.
Non-academic Interests: crochet, watching Disney movies, manatees, baking, reading fantasy novels, and yoga.

Andrew Burgess

Education: MA Media and Communications Studies, BA Florida State University
Teaching: First Year Composition (documentary film focus)
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: composition pedagogy, the application of documentary video production techniques to research projects in first-year composition courses, the interplay of rhetorical power in documentary films, and reexamining Kenneth Burke's terministic screens through the lens of documentary film production.

Martha McKay Canter

Education: MA, BA University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Teaching: Rhetoric; First Year Composition
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor; Writing Center Administration; Digital Studio Consultant; American Society for the History of Rhetoric, CCCC Liaison; Florida College English Association, Executive Board, FSU Graduate Student Representative
Research Interests: Feminist rhetorics; feminist rhetorical strategies; feminist geography and rhetorical space/s; feminist historiography
Non-academic Interests: Aside from drinking black coffee that's so strong that her friends call it "thick," she's practiced yoga for over 20 years, she enjoys interior design (past field), she loves to cook, entertain family, watch cerebral movies and shows that her friends call "disturbing," and over-indulge other people's dogs-most notably Bella, her daughter's Italian Greyhound, and Bagheera, her son's rescue pup-with too many cookies and walks on demand.

Ellen Cecil-Lemkin

Education: MA Miami University, BA University of Central Florida
Teaching: Peer Tutoring in the Reading and Writing Center and the Digital Studio, College Composition, First-year Composition
Professional Experience: Coordinator for the Reading and Writing Center, Rhet Comp Program Assistant, Co-director of the Museum of Everyday Writing, Writing Tutor at FSU Reading Writing Center, Digital Pedagogy Consultant at Miami University, Mentor Consultant at UCF's University Writing Center
Research Interests: Collaboration, disability studies, digital pedagogy
Non-academic Interests: On her off time, Ellen enjoys remodeling her house and playing with her dog (Maple).

Amy Cicchino

Education: BA and MA in English from Florida Gulf Coast University
Teaching: ENC 1101 and ENC 2135 (Genre, Research, and Context) in our College Composition program as well as ENC 3416 (Writing and Editing in Print and Online) in our Editing, Writing, and Media major.
Professional Experience: Assistant to the Writing Program Administrator, Graduate English Student Organization (GESO) elected representative, Writing Program Administration Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) committee member, College Composition program mentor, member of the College Composition Committee, and secondary classroom teacher.
Research Interests: Digital Multimodality, Actor-Network Theory, and WPA theory -- especially teacher preparation programs.
Non-academic Interests: Outside of Rhetoric and Composition, Amy loves her dogs, baking, and believes in the power of positive thinking.

Joe Cirio

Education: MA (Rhet/Comp) from FSU. BA (English), BS (Psychology) from Kutztown Univ. of PA
Teaching: Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Peer Consulting in the Digital Studio
Professional Experience: Communications Coordinator for the Office of Assessment in the Florida Department of Education, formerly Interim Co-Director of RWC and DS
Research Interests: everyday writing, social media, augmented reality, mobility of writing, and writing assessment.
Non-academic Interests: In my free time, I try to resolve my cat's attachment issues.

Rob Cole

Education: BA Alabama, MFA Northern Michigan
Teaching: Comp (a lot at other places if you want 'em)
Professional Experience: Visiting Professor at Air War College Center for Writing Excellence, Publications Coordinator at Auburn Montgomery, other stuff too
Research Interests: Digital Pedagogies, Digital Composition, Multimodality
Non-academic Interests: He digs his dog Harper, writing, and really awful movies.

Jason Custer

Education: MA Florida State University, BA Eastern Connecticut State University
Teaching: First Year Composition, Research, Genre, and Context, Writing about the Rhetoric of Video Games, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Peer Tutoring Course
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Administrator, Digital Studio Consultant, Writing Center Tutor
Research Interests: Multimodality, digital rhetoric, writing centers, games & learning, and assessment
Non-academic Interests: When he's not enveloped in research, administration, teaching, tutoring, reading, and writing, Jason is likely to be trawling around Hyrule, looking for the last couple shrines in Breath of the Wild
Website: www.jasoncuster.net

Meghan Dykema

Education: MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA Western Michigan University
Teaching: History of Text Technologies, College Composition
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: Writing Program Administration, Writing/Writing Program Assessment, feminist and legal rhetorics
Non-academic interests: Ask Meghan about tattoos, terrible reality television of the early 2000s, and her Wookie mercenary character in the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire role-playing game

Julianna Edmonds

Education: MA, BA University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Teaching: First-Year Composition; Research, Genre, and Context; Rhetoric
Professional Experience: Reading Writing Center Tutor, College Composition Program Mentor, WPA Assistant
Research Interests: rhetorical praxis, feminist composition pedagogy, feminist rhetorics, writing program administration

Rachel Efstathion

Education: MA University of South Florida, BA Temple University
Teaching: College Composition
Professional Experience: Writing Center Consultant at USF, Reading Writing Center Tutor, Graduate Writing Center Tutor, College Composition Mentor
Research Interests: writing program administration, college composition, digital/multimodal assessment, and eportfolios.
Non-academic Interests: In her free time, Rachel enjoys running, eating donuts, and traveling.

Jennifer Enoch

Education: MA Colorado State University, BA Colorado State University, Pueblo
Teaching: First Year Composition, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Rhetoric, and Research, Genre, and Context
Professional Experience: Graduate Writing Center Tutor, Writing Center Tutor, FYC Mentor, Rhetoric and Composition Program Assistant, Co-founder and Co-director of the Museum of Everyday Writing
Research Interests: everyday writing, digital rhetorics, identity, rhetorical genre studies, archival studies, and multimodal composing.
Non-academic Interests: Jennifer finds inexplicable enjoyment in terrible movies.

Brendan Hawkins

Education: MA in English and Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition from Appalachian State University; BA in English from Milligan College
Teaching: Intro to Writing across the Curriculum; First Year Composition; Basic Writing; Research, Genre, & Context
Professional Experience: Writing across the Curriculum faculty consultant (Appalachian St.); University Writing Center night coordinator (Appalachian St.)
Research Interests: Genre; Writing Program Administration; Assessment; Vertical curricula, WAC, and WID writing
Non-academic Interests: Brendan is particularly good at finding four-leaf clovers.

Michael Healy

Education: BA Creighton University, MA University of Nebraska Omaha
Teaching: Rhetoric, First-Year Composition, ENC 2135: Genre, Research, and Context, ENC 1101
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor, First-Year Writing Committee, College Composition Committee, Digital Studio Tutor
Research Interests: Invention and creativity, overlaps in composition and creative writing theory and pedagogy, curriculum and design of programs, digital rhetoric
Non-academic Interests: I like to run, cook, brew beer, explore cool places, drink coffee, and eat good food.

Jeanette Lehn

Education: MA San Francisco State University, BA Reed College
Teaching: Freshman Composition and Rhetoric, Writing and Editing in Print and Online
Professional Experience: Writing Center Tutor, Adjunct Instructor
Research Interests: Critical pedagogy, writing program administration, cultural studies, visual rhetoric, and written teacher feedback.
Jeanette is the recipient of the Bryan Hall Teaching Award, and was a mentor for the College Composition Program.
Non-academic Interests: Jeanette enjoys cooking, running, watching sketch comedy, and that first cup of coffee in the morning.

Amanda M. May

Education: MA English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University; BA English, Lourdes University
Teaching: ENC 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
Professional experience: A wealth of tutoring experience at various institutions and in various roles (tutor, GA, administrative roles). Currently mentoring the undergraduate interns at the Reading and Writing Center. Taught conversational English abroad for two years.
Research Interests: Writing Center Studies, Social Media, Multimodal Composition
Non-Academic Interests: When not on campus or in her office, she stress bakes. Her other hobbies include knitting while watching Breaking Bad on Netflix, drinking unsweetened tea of various kinds out of mason jars, and trying to convince her cat Athena to help her study.

Travis Maynard

Education: BA, Transylvania University; MA, Florida State University
Teaching: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Writing and Editing in Print and Online, Advanced Writing and Editing
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Coordinator, Museum of Everyday Writing Administrator, College Composition Committee, Writing Center Tutor, Digital Studio Consultant
Research Interests: assemblage pedagogy, undergraduate majors in writing and rhetoric, and media studies
Non-academic Interests: If he isn’t at school, you’ll likely find Travis at Goodwill

Jeff Naftzinger

Education: MA, BA Florida State University
Teaching: Rhetoric, Writing & Editing in Print and Online, College Composition, Writing About Seinfeld, Writing About Graphic Novels, First-Year Composition.
Professional Experience: Digital Studio Assistant Director, Computer Writing Classroom Director, Digital Studio Consultant, Writing Center Tutor.
Research Interests: Everyday writing, writing technologies, and multiliteracy centers.
Non-academic Interests: In his free time, Jeff likes to read the New Yorker, marathon HBO shows, and bake bread

Amanda Presswood

Education: MA University of Massachusetts (Boston), BA Dean College
Teaching: English Composition 101, ENG 2135
Professional Experience: Peer writing tutor for the past 5 years
Research Interests: Writing center theory and administration, translingual theory, first year composition, transfer, reflection and writing program administration
Non-academic Interests: Drinking way too much coffee and hot yoga

Tricia Rizza

Education: MA, BA Florida State University
Teaching: fifteen years teaching experience ranging from elementary education to higher education and currently teaches at Tallahassee Community College
Research Interests: Writing program administration, digital multimodal composition, and composition pedagogy
Non-academic Interests: When spare time presents itself, she enjoys traveling anywhere, binging Netflix, and participating in anything that includes nature!

Kyllikki Rytov

Education: PhD studies, Bowling Green State University; MA in English, Belmont University; BAs in English and in French, Northern Kentucky University
Teaching: College composition (Research, Genre, and Context) face to face and online; History of Text Technologies
Professional Experience: Writing center consultant, Digital Studio consultant, College Composition Committee member
Research Interests: Classical rhetoric, digital technologies, media archeology, ethics, new materialism/ANT
Interests outside Academia: A creative writer in the odd spare moment, she considers Bulgakov's Master and Margarita a satirical chef d'oeuvre, and her favorite rhetorical device is zeugma. She's allergic to hyperbole but quite enjoys gluten and aerial yoga

Katelyn Stark

Education: BA, MA, Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition (Appalachian State University). Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing (FSU)
Teaching: Expository Writing; Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum; Research, Genre, & Context; First Year Composition
Professional Experience: TA Mentor, WAC Research Assistant, Writing Center Consultant, Developmental Editor; Copy Editor; Editorial Assistant; Peer Reviewer, The Learner
Research Interests: transfer knowledge, writing program administration, writing across the curriculum, vertical writing curriculum
Non-academic Interests: Weekend road trips, college football, yoga, and my book club (that is very non-academic).

Jessi Thomsen

Education: MA in English and Graduate Certificates in Advanced Writing and Technical Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha; MEd in Secondary Teaching and BA in Studio Art, Creighton University
Teaching: College Composition, Rhetoric, First-Year Composition (UNO), Technical Writing (UNO)
Professional Experience: Assistant Production Editor for The Southeast Review, Rhetoric and Composition Program Assistant, College Composition Committee, RSA Student Chapter, Writing Center Consultant (UNO), Secondary Education Teacher
Research Interests: feminist rhetorics, reflection, embodiment, student engagement, and graphic memoir—Mardi, her golden retriever, supervises all of her research and writing endeavors, and occasionally answers her emails.
Non-academic Interests: playing beach volleyball, drinking an IPA, or both at the same time

Anna Worm

Education: MA, BA Grand Valley State University
Teaching: Writing and Editing Online and in Print, Peer Tutoring, College Composition
Professional Experience: Reading-Writing Center Assistant Director, RWC-Online coordinator, Writing Center consultant, Digital Studio consultant
Research Interests: Writing centers and online writing centers, feminist and queer studies, embodiment

Masters Students

Liana Clarke

Education: BA Florida State University
Teaching: College Composition (ENC 2135)
Professional Experience: Tutor for the Reading and Writing Center; Reader for SER (fiction and poetry)
Research Interests: Black/Latina women in Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Multimodality in Composition, Feminist Rhetoric
Non-academic interests: In her spare time, Liana attends to her flowers and plants and is always adding more to her collection. She enjoys planning trips to cities she's never been and exchanging reviews on fiction books with her mother. Liana also fosters two fat cats, but is hoping to someday get one of her own.

Caitlin Hattaway

Education: BA in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University
Teaching: College Composition (ENC 2135)
Professional Experience: Writing Center Consultant
Research Interests: why people write the way they do and finding ways to help people communicate; multimodal composition; how we teach composition; and writing center studies.
Personal Interests: In her spare time, she loves playing with cats, watching cheesy British television, and drinking excessive amounts of tea.