Current Students

Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton

ratherto@purdue.edu

Rachel is a third year PhD student, currently teaching Business Writing and tutoring in the Writing Lab. She is interested in fan communities, digital rhetorics, media, and feminist & queer theories.

 

Sweta Baniya

Sweta Baniya

Sweta is a fourth year PhD student, originally from Nepal. She works to understand how technology transforms cultural rhetoric through digital narratives. She explores Non-Western Rhetoric through ancient Hindu texts and historically marginalized female rhetoricians.

Kimberly Broughton

Kimberly Broughton

kbrought@purdue.edu

Kimberly Broughton is a PhD student whose interests include minority rhetorics, Black liberation rhetoric, and African American Sociolinguistics. She teaches Introduction to Composition.

Mattie Bruton

Mattie Bruton

mbruton@purdue.edu

Mattie is a second year MA candidate studying rhetoric and composition and a first-year fellow in the writing lab. Her research interests center around digital and online rhetoric.

Anthony Bushner

Anthony Bushner

abushner@purdue.edu

Tony Bushner is a 5th year PhD student whose research interests include professional writing, game studies, and digital rhetorics. They are the current webmaster of the Purdue OWL, working behind the scenes to make sure the site’s code is properly maintained.

Devon Cook

Devon Cook

cook212@purdue.edu

Devon is a PhD student currently serving as Assistant Director of Professional Writing. He has interests in professional writing, writing technology, new materialism, design studies, Kenneth Burke, and classical rhetoric.

Daniel Ernst

Daniel Ernst

ernst9@purdue.edu

Daniel is a 5th year PhD student who studies writing and educational assessment, research methods, transfer of learning, composition, and literacy. He has taught first year writing, business writing, and been a graduate teaching mentor.

Joseph Forte

Joseph Forte

jforte@purdue.edu

Joe is a PhD student with interests in writing assessment, writing pedagogy, the rhetoric of technology, and political rhetoric. He has taught first year writing and business writing, and he currently serves as Content Coordinator for the Purdue OWL.

Elizabeth Geib

Elizabeth Geib

geibe@purdue.edu

Elizabeth Geib is a PhD student, ICaP instructor, Writing Lab tutor, and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Tutor Education at the Writing Lab. Her research interests including writing center pedagogy and tutor training, public rhetorics, community engagement, and service learning.

Eliza Gellis

Eliza Gellis

egillis@purdue.edu

Eliza Gellis is a second year PhD, returning to Purdue after completing her MA, “Refiguring Hybridity in Star Trek,” here in Spring 2018. Her current research focuses on Jewish and Biblical rhetorics. Apart from teaching ENGL 106 and working in the Writing Lab, she serves as a Graduate Committee Representative for GradSEA.

Lee Hibbard

Lee Hibbard

lhibbard@purdue.edu

Lee is a third year PhD student in the rhetoric and composition program, currently interested in digital rhetoric, fandom studies, queer theory, archival practice, and game studies. He currently teaches Professional Writing.

Mitch Hobza

Mitch Hobza

mhobza@purdue.edu

Mitch is a third year PhD student who works as writing consultant both at the Writing Lab and the National and International Scholarship Office. His research interests include Writing Center theory and practice, the rhetorics of empathy and compassion, feminist/queer/postcolonial theories and World Englishes.

Caroline Jennings

Caroline Jennings

jennin15@purdue.edu

Caroline is a third year PhD student interested in medical rhetorics, writing across the curriculum, research methods, and professional writing. She has taught English 106, English 108, and currently teaches business writing. She also tutors in the Writing Lab.

Alisha Karabinus

Alisha Karabinus

akarabin@purdue.edu

Alisha is a fifth year PhD candidate serving as assistant director of ICaP. She is currently working in feminist games studies, first-year writing, and the rhetoric of digital communities.

Lindsey Macdonald

Lindsey Macdonald

macdonl@purdue.edu

Lindsey is a fifth year PhD student interested in medical & health rhetorics, professional/technical communication, and community engagement. She teaches business writing & writing in the health and human sciences and also tutors in the Writing Lab.

D.T. “Dee” McCormick

D.T. “Dee” McCormick

mccormid@purdue.edu

Dee is a 4th year Ph.D. student studying rhetorics of the body and scientific inquiry in medicine and psychiatry. They teach in ICaP as one of the technology mentors. Their research interests include queer studies, disability, and biopolitics.

Kaden C. Milliren

Kaden C. Milliren

Kaden is a second year MA student in the Rhet/Comp Program. His areas of interest include cultural, social, and political rhetorics. More specifically, he is interested in exploring issues concerning social movements, Indigenous American Studies, and the language surrounding identity, oppression, and resistance.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

murph355@purdue.edu

Ryan is a third year PhD student studying professional writing and the rhetoric of health and medicine. He currently teaches Business writing, works as the Professional Writing Assistant Director of Technology and serves as the 2018-2019 Vice President for GradSEA.

Trinity Overmyer

Trinity Overmyer

trinity@purdue.edu

Trinity is a 5th year PhD candidate, whose research interests include Professional Writing, research methods, data rhetorics & epistemology, and community engagement. She has taught several courses in the PW major and also works as a qualitative researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Mason Pellegrini

Mason Pellegrini

pellegrm@purdue.edu

Mason is a second year PhD student who is interested in the rhetoric of science, political rhetoric, technical and professional communication, quantitative methods, and writing pedagogy. He is currently teaching English 106.

Martha Weise Peredo

Martha Weise Peredo

Martha is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts. Previously, she was a professional writer and fundraiser in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, with a focus on civil rights and public policy.

Victoria “Eugie” Ruiz

Victoria “Eugie” Ruiz

ruiz56@purdue.edu

Eugie is a 3rd year PhD student teaching Professional Writing and tutoring at the Writing Lab. Her research focuses on entrepreneurial identity, language, and culture.

Derek R. Sherman

Derek R. Sherman

sherman11@purdue.edu

Derek is a 4th year PhD student who has interests in classical rhetoric, writing program administration, curriculum development, and transfer theory.

Rebekah Sims

Rebekah Sims

resims@purdue.edu

Rebekah is a 4th year PhD student whose interests include curriculum design in first-year writing, qualitative research methods, and religious rhetoric in digital spaces.

Priya Sirohi

Priya Sirohi

psirohi@purdue.edu

Priya is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Rhetoric & Composition. She is researching the English East India Company during the 17th century using archival methods to develop a theory of systems rhetoric. She taught FYE for several years and is now teaching Business Writing.

Allegra W. Smith

Allegra W. Smith

smit2632@purdue.edu

Allegra is a fourth year PhD student who studies design of communication, digital writing, and feminist research methodologies. She currently teaches in the professional writing major and mentors new instructors in the business writing practicum.

Jane Ellen Smith

Jane Ellen Smith

Jane Smith is a second year PhD student interested in studying rhetoric and identity formation, ethics and virtues taught in first year composition, women’s rhetorics, and rhetorics and first year composition as contributors to developing leaders of character at service academies.

Isaac Wang

Isaac Wang

wang3679@purdue.edu

Isaac is in the third year of his PhD. His current interests include writing center pedagogy and praxis, Indigenous methodologies and rhetorics, and empirical research in composition. Outside of the academy, he enjoys hiking, surfing, and setting things on fire.

Shelton Weech

Shelton Weech

sweech@purdue.edu

Shelton is a PhD student and is interested in public and digital rhetoric and professional writing.