CV

Education

Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Writing (2006)
Bowling Green State University
Dissertation: “Computers, Composition, and Context: Narratives of Pedagogy and Technology Outside the Computers and Writing Community”
Committee: Kristine Blair, chair; Sue Carter, Bruce Edwards, and Julie Burke

M.A. in English Composition & Rhetoric (2002)
California State University, San Bernardino
Thesis: “Computers and Composition Communities: Solidarity as a Research Paradigm”
Committee: Jacqueline Rhodes, chair; Jeffrey R. Galin, and Kathy Schroeder

B.A. in English, with a minor in Psychology (1994)
California State University, Fullerton

Academic Positions

    Classroom Teaching Assignments

Lecturer, The University of Denver (2006 – present)
Founding faculty in the CCCC Certificate of Excellence awarded, first-year writing program.  Responsible for design and teaching of own courses within the program, including introduction to rhetoric, writing, and disciplinary research methods.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bowling Green State University (2002 – 2005)
Teaching and portfolio evaluation of first year writing students in the General Studies Writing Program.   Also taught intermediate expository writing in which students were responsible for writing for a number of media (video, audio, website, brochure, and proposal).

Adjunct Faculty, California State University, San Bernardino (2000 – 2002)
Responsible for design and teaching of basic writing and freshman composition in English, and upper division expository writing in the natural sciences.

Adjunct Faculty, Crafton Hills College, California (2001)
Responsible for the design and teaching of a class on writing and critical thinking

Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, California State University, San Bernardino (1999 – 2000)
Responsible for planning and teaching a first year writing class.  Successfully integrated computer technology into a first-year writing course in which students collaborated with two other classes in constructing a final, web-based project.

  Non-Classroom Teaching Assignments

Graduate Writing Consultant, Natural Science, California State University, San Bernardino (1999 – 2002)
Assist upper division students in writing and evaluating research in the natural sciences.

Writing Center Tutor California State University, San Bernardino (1998 – 2002)
Work in conjunction with other tutors in providing writing support for students of any class level. Assisted with the creation of an online tutoring program, as well as established CSUSB’s Writing Center online presence.

Administration and Service

  Administrative Committees

Assessment and Curriculum Committee, University of Denver (2012 – 2013) (Chair)
Program portfolio assessment review and reporting.  Curriculum and course goals development.

Professional Development Committee, University of Denver (2011 – 2012)
Work included planning faculty meetings and professional development opportunities, workshops, and resources for research/scholarship

WRIT Committee, University of Denver (2009 – 2010) (Chair)
First-year writing committee responsible for textbook recommendations, advising program director on course proposals, reviewing programs goals and outcomes.

Electronic Portfolio Group, University of Denver (2008 – 2010)
In conjunction with the Inter/National Coalition For Electronic Portfolio Research (Cohort V), work to improve learning, teaching, and assessment through electronic portfolios.

Writing Program Steering Committee, University of Denver (2008 – 2010)
Administrative committee working with the program director to staff research initiatives, workshops, and organize events.  Also serve as a resource to the program director.

Longitudinal Study of Writing Research Group, University of Denver (2006 – present)
Work with program director and other research group faculty to design, conduct, and report on ongoing longitudinal study of student writing.

Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, University of Denver (2007 – 2008)

Central Advisory Committee, Bowling Green State University (2005 – 2006)
Graduate student representative on English department advisory committee.

Assistant to Placement Coordinator, Bowling Green State University (Summer 2005)
Worked with Associate Director of General Studies Writing in evaluating placement essays and in training placement evaluators.

Writing Placement Committee, Bowling Green State University (2004 – 2005)
Participated through advising, selection/evaluation of readings, and the writing of prompts for writing placement.

Assistant to Director of General Studies Writing, Bowling Green State University (2003 – 2005)
Through individual weekly meetings, helped new graduate teaching assistants create assignments, syllabi, and achievement requirements.  Additionally, helped new assistants with responding to student writing and grading.

Composition Committee California State University, San Bernardino (1999 – 2002)
Worked in conjunction with other composition faculty in planning events and in assisting faculty who were teaching writing.

Computer Classroom Coordinator California State University, San Bernardino (1999 – 2002)
Scheduling, training and management of the English department’s computer lab.

Portfolio Pilot Program, Participant, California State University, San Bernardino (2000)
Volunteered to evaluate portfolios as part of a basic writing pilot-portfolio program

Essay Assessment, Participant, California State University, San Bernardino (1999-2000)
Volunteered as an essay evaluator as part of the university’s advanced composition program

  Dissertation Committee

Grover, Susan.  “At the Crossroads: Portrait of an Undergraduate Composition Teacher whose Heuristics were Transformed by Computer Technology.” Brigham Young University, Idaho. Dissertation Committee. Completed March 18, 2010.

Publications

Colby, Richard. “Writing and Assessing Procedural Rhetoric in Student-produced Video Games.” Computers and Composition 31.1 (March 2014) [forthcoming].

Colby, Richard. “In the Internet Age, Who Needs Textbooks?” Rev. of Writing Commons and Rhetoric and Composition Wikibook. WPA: Writing Program Administration 36.1 (Fall 2013).

Colby, Richard. “Procedurality and the Problem of Defining Game Mechanics.” Terms of Play: Essays on Words that Matter in Videogame Theory. Ed. Zach Waggoner. Jefferson, NC: Macfarland & Company, 2013. 212–232.

Johnson, Matthew S. S. and Richard Colby. “Ludic Snags.” Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games: Reshaping Theory and Practice of Writing. Ed. Richard Colby, Matthew S. S. Johnson, and Rebekah Shultz Colby. New York: Palgrave, 2013.

Colby, Richard, Matthew S. S. Johnson, and Rebekah Shultz Colby, Eds. Rhetoric/Composition/Play through Video Games: Reshaping Theory and Practice of Writing. New York: Palgrave, 2013.

Shultz Colby, Rebekah, Richard Colby, and Matthew S. S. Johnson “Interchange response to Jonathan Alexander’s ‘Gaming, Student Literacies, and the Composition Classroom: Some Possibilities for Transformation’” College Composition and Communication 61.4 (June 2010): 761-767.

Shultz Colby, Rebekah and Richard Colby. “A Pedagogy of Play: Integrating Computer Games into the Writing Classroom” Computers and Composition 25.3 (Fall 2008): 300-312.

Colby, Richard and Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Computer Games and the Writing Classroom: Four Perspectives.” Computers and Composition Online, special issue “Reading Games.” (September 2008) http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/gaming_issue_2008/Colby_Colby_design/index.htm

Colby, Richard and Rebekah Shultz Colby, guest eds. Computers and Composition Online, special issue “Reading Games.” (September 2008) http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/gaming_issue_2008/ed_welcome_gaming_2008.htm

Colby, Richard, Rebekah Shultz Colby, Justin Felix, Brennan Thomas, Robin Murphy and Kritstine Blair “The Role of Blogs in Graduate Education: Remediating the Rhetorical Tradition?” Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2005) http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/colbyetal/colbyetal.htm

Colby, Richard. “Digital Portfolio Sensibility: An Interview with Kathleen Blake Yancey” Computers and Composition Online (Spring 2005) http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/yancey/yancey.htm

Haviland, Carol Peterson, Carmen Fye, and Richard Colby “Politics of Administrative and Physical Location.” Politics of Writing Centers. Ed. Kathy Evertz and Jane Nelson. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 2001.

Contributing Author

Richard Colby and Rebekah Shultz Colby. Contributing author to the 9th Edition of the Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers, by Lynn Quitman Troyka and Douglas Hesse. Responsibilities included revising the chapter, “Document and Visual Design” (4,000 words) and rewriting the chapter, “Multimodal Texts and Writing for the Web” (6,500 words).  December 2007.

Presentations

  Peer-reviewed/refereed

Richard Colby, Rebekah Shultz Colby, Justin Hodgson. “PvE, PvP, & DMing: The Challenges of Integrating World of Warcraft in a Writing Course.” Computers & Writing, Frostburg, Maryland (June 6–9, 2013).

Richard Colby, Rebekah Shultz Colby, Jill Morris. “Procedural rhetorics in, on, and about the public writing of videogamers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 13-16, 2013).

Richard Colby, Matthew S.S. Johnson, Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Authority through Gameplay: Videogames as Discursive Gateways.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri (March 21–24, 2012).

Doug Hesse, Jennifer Campbell, Richard Colby, Kelli Custer, Elian Schonberg, Rebekah Shultz Colby, John Tiedemann. “How It Comes Together—Or Not: Major Findings from a Four-Year Longitudinal Study of Undergraduate Writers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Georgia (April 6-9, 2011).

Doug Hesse, Jennifer Campbell, Richard Colby, Kelli Custer, Elian Schonberg, Rebekah Shultz Colby, John Tiedemann. “Major Findings from a Four-Year Longitudinal Study of Undergraduate Writers.” Writing Research Across Borders II, George Mason University, Washington D.C./Northern Virginia (February 17-20, 2011).

Richard Colby, Matthew S.S. Johnson, Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Gaming and Electronic Spaces—Shaping the Posthuman Student.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, Kentucky (March 17-20, 2010).

Richard Colby, David Daniels, and Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Fluidity, Reflexivity, and Pet Squirrels: Rethinking research and writing in the disciplines.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, California (March 11-14, 2009).

Richard Colby, David Daniels, Blake Sanz, and Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Revising Rubrics: Rebuilding Assessment in Creative and Rhetorically Effective Ways” Writing Program Administrators, Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado (July 6-13, 2008).

Jennifer Campbell, Richard Colby, Blake Sanz, Eliana Schonberg, and Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Bridging Communities Through Collaboration: Synthesizing Multiple Approaches to Studying and Communicating Across the Disciplines” Ninth Biennial 2008 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, The University of Texas at Austin (May 29-31, 2008).

Douglas Hesse, Jennifer Campbell, Richard Colby, Eliana Schonberg, and Rebekah Shultz Colby.  “The high school/college border: Findings and provocations from year one of the University of Denver longitudinal study of undergraduate writing.” Writing Research Across Borders, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, (February 22-24, 2008).

Richard Colby, Christine Cucciarre, Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Getting Out of the Garrett: Creating Communities within Departments — What Can We Learn from Each Other?” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Illinois (March 2006)

Kristine Blair, Richard Colby, Justin Felix, Rebekah Shultz Colby, Brennan Thomas. “Remediating the Rhetorical Tradition: The Role of Blogs in Graduate Education” Computers and Writing, Stanford University, California (June 2005)

Richard Colby, Heather Fester, Donna Nelson-Beene, Rebekah Shultz Colby. “In Search of El Dorado: Claim Jumping to Conclusions in a Basic Writing Context” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, California (March 2005).

Richard Colby, Donna Nelson-Beene, and Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Writing the Wave of Online Placement” Conference on Computers and Writing, Hawai’i (June 2004).

Richard Colby. “Plagiarism and Network Security.” Conference on Computers and Writing, Indiana (May 2003).

Richard Colby and Rebekah Shultz. “All Your Base are Belong to Us: Computer Games and the Composition Classroom” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York (March 2003).

Richard Colby, Carmen Fye, and Kristine Potter. “Not Drowning, Just Waving: First Year Composition Teachers Submerged in Technology.” Conference on Computers and Writing, Texas (May 2000).

Carol Peterson Haviland, Richard Colby, and Carmen Fye. “Students Reimagining Themselves as Theorists.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minnesota (April 2000).

Carol Peterson Haviland, Richard Colby, Carmen Fye, and Kristine Potter. ”Communities, Conflicts, and Feminisms: What Can Feminist Theories Offer When We ‘Just Can’t Get Along’?” Second Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Minnesota (October 1999).

Carol Peterson Haviland, Richard Colby, Carmen Fye, Kristine Potter. ”Writing Centers, Community, and Conflict: What Possibilities Can Feminist Theories Offer?” National & East Coast Writing Centers Associations Conference, Indiana (April 1999).

  Invited Speaker

Colby, Richard and Rebekah Shultz Colby. “Exploring multimodal research traditions and methods in teaching composition” Common Ground: Bedford/St. Martin’s Symposium on Composition, Denver, CO. September 12, 2008.

  Other presentations/panels

Richard Colby, Jennifer Campbell, and Rebekah Shultz Colby “The Longitudinal Study of Writing at DU: What We’re Learning, What it Means” How do College Students Develop and Transfer Writing Abilities? A Campus-Wide Symposium.  University of Denver, Colorado (October 31, 2008).

Curriculum and Faculty Development

Writing in the Majors Project, University of Denver (2007-2008)
Worked with a colleague and faculty and students in the department of Chemistry/Biochemistry in producing a study and report on student writing in that major.

Workshop Facilitator, University of Denver (2007)
Facilitated a session on alternative writing assignments for faculty in different disciplines.  Also facilitated a session on commenting on student writing.

Workshop Facilitator, California State University, San Bernardino (2001)
Facilitated a session on using computer technology in the writing center, specifically looking at responding in tutoring sessions on three levels – technology, mediation and facilitation.

Guest Lecture, California State University, San Bernardino (2000)
Co-presented a session on the intersections of computers in the writing classroom for a graduate, introduction to composition studies seminar.

Workshop Facilitator, California State University, San Bernardino (2000)
“Using Technology in the Literature and Composition Classroom”  Co-authored and presented a faculty development seminar on using computers to respond to students writing, promote classroom communication, and publish on the web.

Design and Editing

Web Design:

University of Denver Writing Program (2012)

Computers and Composition Online – Design Editor (2002 – 2006)

Internships Website at California State University, San Bernardino (2001)

The Writing Center at California State University, San Bernardino (2000 – 2001)

English Department Website at California State University, San Bernardino (2000)

Pacific Coast Writing Centers Association Conference (Fall 1999)

Pacific Review Literary Journal (Winter 1998)

Gold Coast Review Online Literary Journal (Spring 1998)

Awards and Honors

2005 Non-service Fellowship Award, English

Bowling Green State University

2002 Outstanding Graduate Student, College of Arts and Letters

California State University, San Bernardino

Memberships

Conference on College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *