Welcome! I'm an assistant professor of writing in York University's Writing Department. I recently finished my PhD in rhetoric and composition at University of Cincinnati. Check out the rest of this site for my portfolio materials and a summary of my professional experience.
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Give me all things writerly and rhetorical. My latest research investigates digital media practices and emotions, and I teach courses in rhetoric, composition, and professional writing. Before I started my doctoral work, I directed a freshmen reading program and taught composition and journalism courses. Years prior I wrote technical support documents with software developers, and I reported for local newspapers and national magazines. I take pride in being a flexible colleague who can teach and research a range of writing inquiries.
Get in touch anytime. I'm always open to questions about writing projects, teaching approaches, and research practices. You can also find me on Twitter or email me at rshivener[a]gmail[dot]com