Last updated August 18, 2020
Kyle D. Stedman
Associate Professor of English, Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Ph.D., University of South Florida (2012), Rhetoric and Composition
Dissertation: Musical Rhetoric and Sonic Composing Processes
M.A., Georgetown University (2007), English
B.A., Rollins College (2003), English, Minor in Music
Assistant/Associate Professor, Rockford University (2012–present)
Introductory Rhetoric (RHET 101)
Intermediate Rhetoric (RHET 102)
Borrow, Remix, Cite: Using Sources Well (RHET 351)
Rhetoric of/in Digital Spaces (RHET 351)
Rhetoric of Professional Communication (RHET 351)
Critical Soundplay: Sonic Rhetoric in Action (ENGL 371)
Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 154)
Seminar in Creative Nonfiction (ENGL 364)
Senior Seminar (ENGL 495)
First-Year Seminar (FYS 101)
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
Amplifying Soundwriting (co-edited with Courtney S. Danforth and Michael J. Faris). Digital edited collection forthcoming from The WAC Clearinghouse / University P of Colorado.
Tuning in to Soundwriting (co-edited with Courtney S. Danforth and Michael J. Faris). Digital edited collection forthcoming from Intermezzo / enculturation.
“‘Okay, Your Turn’: A Dialogue on Collaboration and Editing” (with Courtney S. Danforth). Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. University of Colorado / Utah State University Press, 2019. 131-34.
Soundwriting Pedagogies (co-edited with Courtney S. Danforth and Michael J. Faris). Digital edited collection with Computers and Composition Digital Press / Utah State University Press, 2018.
“Remix and Unchill: Remaking Pedagogies to Support Ethical Fair Use” (with Timothy R. Amidon and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss). The Routledge Companion on Media Education, Copyright, and Fair Use, ed. Renee Hobbs. Routledge, 2018.
“Listening Like a Fan.” Technoculture 7 (2017).
“Making Meaning in Musical Mixes.” 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. 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. Parlor P, 2011. 242–56.
Bad Ideas about Writing. (July 2020-present.) A serialized audiobook of the open-access textbook Bad Ideas about Writing, edited by Cheryl E. Ball and Drew M. Loewe.
Plugs, Play, Pedagogy. (Aug. 2014-Jan. 2016.) A playful, collaborative, monthly podcast on teaching writing and rhetoric in the 21st century.
“Drenched in 1988” (personal essay). Obsessed, Gimmick Press, forthcoming in 2020.
“Pincushion” (personal audio essay). Memoir Magazine, 28 October 2019.
“Sue for Mario Bros.: Nintendo vs. Emulation.” The 2018 Intellectual Property Annual. CCCC Intellectual Property Standing Group, June 2019.
“Analysis vs. Experience; or, Another Written Piece about Sound.” MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network, 28 March 2018.
“Embedded Together: Artists and Audiences and YouTube.” MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network, 10 March 2017.
“Experiencing Ambience Together: A Sonic Review of Thomas Rickert’s Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being” (with Jonathan Stone). Composition Forum 30 (2014).
“GoldieBlox, Beastie Boys, and Online Copyright Discourse.” The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2013. CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus.
Video review of Jessica Corey and Valerie Robin, “Aural Rhetorics and Multimodal Composing,” at Computers and Writing 2013. Gayle Morris Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
“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.
“Composing the Sounds of Memory.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Milwaukee, WI, March 2020.
“What Have I Done? Readings, Listenings, and Failures.” Computers and Writing. East Lansing, MI, June 2019.
“Is Breaking Bad? Creative Composing with Other People’s Intellectual Property.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019.
“A Chorus of Data: Pedagogy, Writing, and Sound.” Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing. Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN, September 2018.
“Soundscape Surprises: Expectations in Music, Soundwalks, and Pedagogy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO, March 2018.
“Teaching, Assessing, and Standardizing an All-Campus, Upper-Level Rhetoric Course.” Writing Innovation Symposium. Milwaukee, WI, February 2018.
“Sounding it Out: Audio Production as Scholarship.” Computers and Writing. Findlay, OH, June 2017.
“Soundwriting Pedagogies: Teaching Audio and Cultivating Community.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR, March 2017.
“Classrooms and Copyright: Our Rights and Responsibilities as Educators.” NCTE. Minneapolis, MN. November 2015.
“Talk to the Talkers: What is Academic Podcasting All About?” Computers and Writing. Menomonie, WI, May 2015.
“Composing Audiences, Influences, and Classical Music,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL, March 2015.
“33 ⅓ Revolutions per Minute: The Changing Face of Musical Rhetoric,” Computers and Writing. Pullman, WA, June 2014.
“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
Workshop Co-Leader. “Soundwriting in the Composition Classroom: Why and How.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019.
Roundtable Co-Leader. “Teaching about Intellectual Property.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO, March 2018.
Workshop Co-Leader. “Critical Soundplay: An Audio Composing Workshop.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX, April 2016.
Workshop Co-Leader. “Podcasting Together: Recording, Editing, and Sharing Sound.” Computers and Writing. Menomonie, WI, May 2015.
Workshop Co-Leader. “Opening Doors for Multimodal Composers: Intellectual Property and Fair Use in the Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN, March 2013.
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
“Students’ Rights to Their Own Intellectual Property.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO, March 2018.
“Who Defines Their Rights? Opening and Resisting Access,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.
“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.
Invited Talks and Service
Invited Speaker, “Writing Essays for Scholarship Applications.” Rockford University Student Success Workshop, Fall 2015 and 2016.
Invited Judge, Rockford New Plays Festival. Rockford Area Arts Council, Rockford, IL, June 2015.
Invited Speaker, “Bringing the Juice: Why I Use Twitter @ Conferences.” Humanities Unbound. Old Dominion University, April 2015.
Invited Speaker, “Public and ‘Private’ Social Media: Curating Your Academic/Professional Identity(ies) on Facebook and Twitter.” Old Dominion University, January 2014.
Invited Speaker, Rockford Writers’ Guild. Rockford, IL, February 2014.
Invited Judge, “Poetry Out Loud” competition. Rockford Area Arts Council, Rockford, IL, February 2014 and 2015.
Local Service (Rockford University)
Writing across the Curriculum Director, August 2020–present.
Faculty Vice-Chair, May 2020–present.
Faculty Secretary, May 2018–May 2020.
Committee on Academic Assessment and Planning Member, August 2018–present.
General Education Review Taskforce, 2017–2018.
Co-Leader, Brown Bag Workshops on Teaching Writing, 2015–present: “Teaching Writing in Any Class,” “Designing Effective Research Assignments,” “Preventing and Responding to Plagiarism,” “Teaching Writing as a Process,” “Document Design Basics.”
Writing Center Director, 2015–present.
Writing Program Administrator, 2015–2016.
Forum Administrator (visiting speaker series), 2015–present.
Educational Technology Committee Member, 2014–2016.
First-Year Advisor, 2014–2016.
International Student Ambassador, 2014–2015.
Intellectual Property Task Force Member, 2014–2015.
Student Mentor, 2013–14.
Head Marshal, 2013–14.
Forum Committee Member, 2013–2015.
Judge, Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize, 2013.
Advisor, Scripter, 2016–present.; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, 2015–2016; Disc Golf Club, 2013–2014.
Search Committee Member: Dean of Student (2015), English (2017 & 2013), Physics (2013), Reference and Instruction Librarian (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.
Anonymous reviewer for College Composition and Communication, College English, Computers and Composition Digital Press, enculturation, Harlot, Kairos, Prompt, Technoculture, TheJUMP, Computers and Writing, the Masters of Text podcast, Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music, and Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression.
Stage 1 Reviewer, CCCC. 2019.
Editorial Board (2019–present) & Assistant Editor (2011–2012), Writing Spaces: Readings on Writings, Parlor Press.
Editorial Board, sonic projects section, enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture. 2018–present.
Editorial Board, The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects. 2014–present.
Scorer, AP English Language and Composition. 2018.
Member, CCCC Intellectual Property Committee. 2014-16.
Senior Chair, CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus. 2014.
Junior Chair, CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus. 2013.
Member (1 of 10), Bedford/St. Martin’s TA Advisory Board. 2011–2012.
Assistant Editor, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature. 2001–2003.
Awards and Honors
Kairos Award for Service by Graduate Students and Adjuncts. 2011.
CCCC Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship. 2010.
Conference Presentation Grant. 2013–2019.
Professional Development Grant. 2013, 2015–2017.
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.