Last updated March 26, 2013
Kyle D. Stedman
Assistant Professor of English, Rockford College
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Ph.D., University of South Florida (2012), Rhetoric and Composition
Dissertation: Musical Rhetoric and Sonic Composing Processes
Dissertation director: Joseph M. Moxley
M.A., Georgetown University (2007), English
B.A., Rollins College (2003), English, Minor in Music
“Making Meaning in Musical Mixes.” Forthcoming in Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion 9 (2013). Special Issue on Sonic Rhetorics.
Agency in the Age of Peer Production (with Quentin Vieregge, Taylor Mitchell, and Joe Moxley). Studies in Writing and Rhetoric. Urbana: NCTE, 2012.
“Remix Literacy and Fan Compositions.” Computers and Composition 29.2 (2012): 107-23.
“Why Study Rhetoric, or, What Freestyle Rap Teaches Us about Writing,” “Making Sure Your Voice is Present,” “What Are New Literacies?” and “Copyright and Writing” (with Dan Richards). All published at WritingCommons.org in 2012.
“Annoying Ways People Use Sources.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Vol. 2. Ed. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Anderson: Parlor P, 2011. 242–56.
“How Music Speaks: In the Background, In the Remix, In the City.” Writing with Sound. Spec. issue of Currents in Electronic Literacy (2011).
“Creative Commons Plus: Increasing Options for Content Creators.” Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2009. CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus.
“Blogging Florida’s Reputations in First-Year Composition.” Florida Studies: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association. Ed. Claudia Slate and April Van Camp.Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. 11–24.
“College Composition: An Introduction” (with Kate Pantelides and Daniel Richards). College Composition: Making the Transition. Ed. Kendra Gayle Lee and Daniel Richards. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil, 2010.
“Prewriting,” “Finding Sources,” “Evaluating Sources,” “Using Sources Effectively,” and “Reading Rubric Results.” Artifacts: Moving Toward Agency. Ed. Taylor Joy Mitchell, Kendra Gayle Lee, Kyle Stedman, Erin Trauth, and Quentin Vieregge. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil, 2009.
Awards and Honors
Kairos Award for Service by Graduate Students and Adjuncts. 2011.
CCCC Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship. 2010.
University of South Florida, University-Wide
Dissertation Completion Fellowship ($15,000). 2011–2012.
Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant ($1,000). 2011.
College of Arts and Sciences Bright House Networks Endowed Fellowship ($7,500). 2011 (Award declined).
Provost’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant. 2010.
Travel Grant. Student Government, 2009–2010.
University of South Florida Department of English
Excellence in Community Management in First-Year Composition. 2011.
Harry S. Newman Award for Academic Promise ($1,000). 2011.
Irving & Mollie Rubin Award for Outstanding Graduate Student. 2010.
Alma Bryant Award for Outstanding English Graduate Student in Rhetoric and Composition. 2009.
First-Year Composition Exemplary Service certificate. 2009.
Travel Grant. 2009–2011.
First-Year Composition Travel Grant. 2009–2011.
Georgetown University Department of English
Graduate Scholarship. 2005–2007.
“Toward a (Fannish) Phenomenology of Sound: Nostalgia, Affect, and Lightsabers,” Computers and Writing. Frostburg, MD, June 2013.
“Identification and Expectation in Music,” Computers and Writing. Raleigh, NC, May 2012.
“Musical Rhetoric in the Delivery of the Digital and the Dance,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO, March 2012.
“Sound Composing: Musical Rhetoric in the Ears of Composers,” Computers and Writing. Ann Arbor, MI, May 2011.
“The Rhetoric of the Ridiculous in Videogame Music Remixes,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL, March 2011.
“Remix Rhetoric in Videogame Music and Lost Videos,” Remix | Remodel. Göttingen, Germany, June 2010.
“Fan Culture and Remix Literacies,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY, March 2010.
“‘Studying the Interaction’: Remix Literacy in the Writing Classroom,” Georgia Conference on Information Literacy. Savannah, GA, September 2009.
“Desmond’s Dilemmas: Exploring Time, Space, and Lost in First-Year Composition,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL, March 2009.
“Orchestrating Change: Harmonizing the Personal and the Digital in a ‘Community of Learning’” (with Joe Moxley and Quentin Vieregge), Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA, March 2009.
“Blogging Florida’s Reputations,” Florida College English Association. Ybor City, FL, October 2008.
“Sound and Silence in the City: Early Science-Fiction Film,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL, March 2008.
Roundtables and Workshops
Roundtable Co-Leader. “Teaching Copyright and IP: New Ideas and Sharing,” Intellectual Property Caucus, Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO, March 2012.
Roundtable Co-Leader. “Teaching IP with RiP!” Intellectual Property Caucus, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA, April 2011.
Roundtable Moderator and Participant. “Mirth, Mischief, and Mystical Melodies: Fantastical Music Fans and Communities,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL, March 2011.
Roundtable Participant. “Video Killed the Radio Star: Teaching New Media,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL March 2009.
Workshop Co-Leader (with Sonia Jacobson). “Preventing and Responding to Plagiarism,” Georgetown University’s Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute. Washington, DC, May 2007.
Invited Workshop Co-Leader (with Sonia Jacobson). “Preventing and Responding to Plagiarism,” Bluffton College. Bluffton, OH, January 2007.
Conference Session Chair
“Serving Those Who Serve,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.
“Code-Switching, Code-Meshing, and Contrastive Rhetoric,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA, April 2011.
“Re-Visioning Writing Center Spaces,” Florida Regional Writing Center Conference: Re-Visioning the Writing Center. Tampa, FL, April 2009.
“Talk and Time: Mapping Fannish Histories and Relationships,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, FL, March 2009.
Assistant Professor, Rockford College (2012–present)
Introduction to Academic Writing (RHET 101)
Introduction to Rhetoric (RHET 102)
Rhetoric of/in Digital Spaces (RHET 351)
Seminar in Creative Nonfiction (ENGL 364)
Graduate Teaching Associate, University of South Florida. Tampa, FL (2007–2011)
Composition 1 (ENC 1101)
Composition 2 (ENC 1102)
Composition 2 Online (ENC 1102)
Technical Writing (ENC 2210) (Teaching Assistant to Dr. Meredith Zoetewey)
Expository Writing as Digital Citizenship (ENC 3310)
Professional Writing (ENC 3250)
High-School Teacher, The First Academy. Orlando, FL (2003–2005)
10th- and 11th-grade English
Community Manager, First-Year Composition. University of South Florida. (2008–2011)
- Co-developed curricula for Composition 1, Composition 2, and Composition 2 Online
- Trained 75 teachers/year in FYC technology, including SharePoint, Blackboard, custom rubric software, and MS Office
- Designed and managed a program website with thousands of daily hits using SharePoint Services 2007, 2010, and SharePoint Designer
- Created graphics for the site using Photoshop, including visual representations of composition projects
- Produced videos on using sources, understanding difficult concepts, using web tools, using multimedia and MS Office software, and explaining composition projects
Webmaster, English Graduate Student Association. University of South Florida. (2008–2010)
Site Design and Administration. “Anything but Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy,” International Graduate Conference. Tampa, FL, March 2010.
Site Design and Administration. “Anything but Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender,” International Graduate Conference. Tampa, FL, March 2009.
Local Service (Rockford College)
Advisor, Disc Golf Club, 2013–present.
Search Committee Member: Physics (2013).
Curriculum Development for Creative Writing Program, 2013.
Curriculum Development for Research Literacy initiative, 2012-13.
Local Service (University of South Florida)
Prospective Graduate Student Contact, Department of English Graduate Recruitment Committee. University of South Florida, 2008–2011.
Student Member, Graduate Council (standing council of the Faculty Senate) and the Fellowship Subcommittee. University of South Florida, 2008–2009.
Student Member, First-Year Composition Policy Committee. University of South Florida, 2007–2008.
Junior Chair, CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus. 2013.
Member (1 of 10), Bedford/St. Martin’s TA Advisory Board. 2011–2012.
Assistant Editor, Writing Spaces: Readings on Writings, Parlor Press. 2011–present.
Assistant Editor, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature. 2001–2003.