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JESSICA NASTAL-DEMA

CURRICULUM VITAE
Department of Writing and Linguistics
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8026
Statesboro GA 30460

Office: (912) 478-0149


jnastaldema@georgiasouthern.edu
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EDUCATION
2014
Ph.D. English: Rhetoric & Composition

University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

2007

M.A. English, with distinction

Saint Louis University

2007

M.A. English Literary & Cultural Studies Universidad Autnoma de Madrid

2002

B.A.

English, magna cum laude

APPOINTMENTS
2014-present Assistant Professor

Loyola University Chicago

Georgia Southern University


Department of Writing and Linguistics

2009-13

Teaching Assistant
Instructor of record

University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Department of English

2010-13

Lecturer

University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
English as a Second Language Program

2006-07

Teaching Assistant
Instructor of record

Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus


Department of English

2005-06

Writing Center Tutor

Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

PUBLICATIONS
Nastal-Dema, Jessica. A Dialogic Perspective of Placement. In progress.
Nastal-Dema, Jessica. Review of First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice. WPA:
Writing Program Administration. In press. Print.
Nastal, Jessica. Review of: D.21 Race and Writing Assessment: Cross-Disciplinary
Frameworks for Impact Analysis. Kairos 18.1 (2013): n. pag. Web.
Nastal, Jessica. Review of: Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward
M. White. Journal of Writing Assessment Reading List (2012, 2013): n. pag. Web.
http://jwareadinglist.blogspot.com/
Nastal, Jessica and Ryan Witt. Review of Understanding Job Advertisements and Composing
Effective Cover Letters I & II Presentations at CWPA 2012. CWPA Mentor Blog.
(2012). Web.
Nastal, Jessica. The Tyrone Family as Allegory for pre-World War Two United States of
America: Illusions of an Isolationist Nation. eOneill.com. (2010). Web.

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COURSES TAUGHT
Georgia Southern University
ENGL 1101, Composition I
ENGL 1102, Composition II (face-to-face; online)
WRIT 3131, Teaching Writing
WRIT 3531, Introduction to Writing Studies
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
ENGL 095, Fundamentals of College Reading and Writing
ENGL 101, Introduction to College Writing
ENGL 102, College Writing and Research (for traditional and multilingual students)
ESL 118, Advanced College Writing in English as a Second Language
ENGL 215, Introduction to English Studies
Intensive English Program: Reading, Writing, Immersion, and dual enrollment
Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus)
ENGL 150, The Process of Writing
ENGL 190, Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research
ENGL 192, Advanced Writing for Professionals
Reading; Advanced Listening, Grammar, and Reading in the Intensive English Program
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
The Risks and Rewards of Assessment: A Workshop for WPAs and Writing Instructors.
Conference on College Composition and Communication. Marriott Hotel, Tampa, FL. 18
Mar. 2015. Workshop facilitator.
The High-Stakes Writing Classroom: Expectations, Risks, and Assessments. Conference on
College Composition and Communication. Marriott Hotel, Tampa, FL. 20 Mar. 2015.
Roundtable participant.
A Dialogic Perspective of Placement. Thomas R. Watson Conference. University of
Louisville, Louisville, KY. 16 Oct. 2014. Conference presentation.
In Search of Assessments that Work. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference.
Illinois State University, Normal, IL. 18 Jul. 2014. Conference presentation.
Critical Junctures: Exploring Different Sites of Learning. Conference on College Composition
and Communication. JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN. Mar. 2014. Panel chairperson.
Traveling On the Feedback Loop: Using Writing Program Assessment to Strengthen
Undergraduate Writing Experiences. Council of Writing Program Administrators
Conference. Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA. 19 Jul. 2013. Roundtable
participant.
Graduate Student Perspectives on Early WPA Work. Council of Writing Program
Administrators Conference. Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA. 19 Jul. 2013.
Roundtable participant.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, cont.
Haunted Places: Composing Possibilities for Democratic Design. Conference on College
Composition and Communication. Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. 15 Mar. 2013. Panel
chairperson.
(Re)Envisioning Placement in the 21st Century. Conference on College Composition and
Communication. Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. 13 Mar. 2013. Research Network Forum
participant.
Reaching Out: Using Argument, Assessment, and Intra-Campus Collaboration to Make the
Private Work of Composition Public. North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing.
Raleigh, NC. 16. Feb. 2013. Panel chairperson.
Bridging the Gap Between Placement, Instruction, and Our Values. North Carolina
Symposium on Teaching Writing. Raleigh, NC. 16. Feb. 2013. Conference
presentation.
Gateways to Dissent: Wisconsin Labor Protests, Civic Engagement, and Translingual
Pedagogies. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis
Renaissance, St. Louis, MO. 24 Mar. 2012. Panel chairperson.
Composition as a Site of Resistance to Cultural Assimilation. Conference on College
Composition and Communication. St. Louis Renaissance, St. Louis, MO. 24 Mar. 2012.
Conference presentation.
Constructions of Disability in the Composition Classroom. Conference on College
Composition and Communication. Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA. 7 Apr. 2011.
Conference presentation.
Allowing for Inclusion: Addressing Military Students through Transformative Hospitality.
First-Year Writing Symposium. University of WisconsinMilwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.
April 201. Conference presentation.
I Read it on Your Wall: Facebooks Influence on First-Year Writing Students Conception of
Audience. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National
Conference, St. Louis, MO. Apr. 2010. Conference Presentation.
Online Peer Review as Reflective Practice. Marquette University Graduate Student
Conference. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Dec. 2009. Conference Presentation.
Past as Present in Eugene ONeills Long Days Journey Into Night. Saint Louis Universitys
International Graduate Student Colloquium. Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain. Apr.
2007. Conference presentation.
They Perished in the Seamless Grass: Emily Dickinsons Indictment of the U.S. Civil War.
Saint Louis Universitys International Graduate Student Colloquium. Saint Louis
University, Madrid, Spain. Apr. 2006. Conference presentation.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
2013
Forum on access
2011
2012, 2013 Workshop on writing pedagogy
2011
2012
Workshop on conventions
2010

Training on ESL writing pedagogy


Workshop on grammar instruction
Workshop on in-class discussions

HONORS AND AWARDS (selected)


2013-14
UWM Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship
2013
Council of Writing Program Administrators Travel Grant
2012
UWM English Department Teaching Excellence Award
2009, 2012 Chancellors Graduate Student Award
ADVISING
2014-present Jordan Stroud, Honors Thesis, B.A. in Writing and Linguistics
SERVICE
To the profession
2014-present Reviewer, Composition Studies
2014-present Reviewer, The Writing Campus
2013-present Associate Editor, Journal of Writing Assessment
2011-13
Assistant Editor, Journal of Writing Assessment
2012-14
Elected committee member, WPA-Graduate Organization
To the university
Georgia Southern University
2014-present First-Year Writing Committee, Department of Writing and Linguistics
2014-present Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
2013-14
Selection committee member, First-Year Common Read
2013-14
Participant, Pilot project on Assessment of Writing and Critical Thinking
2013-14
Member, Midwestern Interdisciplinary Conference Steering Committee
2013
Coordinator, Intensive English Program Writing Course
2012-13
Elected representative, English Department Graduate Policy Committee
2012-13
Coordinator, Basic Writing
2011-12
Co-chair, Intensive English Program Testing Alignment Committee
2011
Member, First-Year Writing Curriculum Committee
2010
Elected representative, Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Students
LANGUAGES
Intermediate level of Spanish
Proficient in HTML
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Educational Research Association
College Composition and Communication
Council of Writing Program Administrators
National Council of Measurement in Education
National Council of Teachers of English