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Brian J. Gogan

Department of English
Western Michigan University

 

Education

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Ph. D. Rhetoric and Writing, 2011

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

M.A. English, British and American Literature, 2007

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

B.A. English, Summa Cum Laude, 2004

Minor Professional Education

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Student Teaching Practicum, 2004

 

Academic
Employment

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Assistant Professor of English, 2011-Present

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Teaching Assistant, 2009–11

Research Assistant, Dr. Bernice Hausman, Virginia Tech, Summer 2010

Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, 2009

Blue Ridge Writing Project Fellow, 2009

Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, 2007–8

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Teaching Assistant, 2005–7

Hamilton High School, Sussex, WI

Interim Language Arts Teacher, 2005

Hamilton School District, Sussex, WI

Student Teacher, 2004

 

Publications

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

“Reconciling Public Rhetoric and Writing Pedagogies, Writing Letters to Editors.”

College Composition and Communication 65.4 (Forthcoming 2014): 36 TS pag.

 

“Reading at the Threshold.” Across the Disciplines 9.3 (Forthcoming 2013): 37 TS pag. Web.

 

 

“A Carnival of Rights: Baudrillard, Bakhtin, and the Rhetoric of the 2009 'Serfs Liberation Day.'”

International Journal of Baudrillard Studies 9.3 (2012): 23 TS pag. Web.

 

“Exchange in On the Exchange: A Baudrillardian Perspective on Isocrates' Antidosis.”

Rhetoric Review. 31.4 (2012): 353-70. Print.

Finalist, 2012 Theresa J. Enos Anniversary Award for best essay in Rhetoric Review

“Research Centers as Change Agents: Reshaping Work in Rhetoric and Writing.” First Author.

With Kelly Belanger, Ashley Patriarca, and Megan O'Neill. College Composition and Communication.62.2 (2010): 336–63. Print.

 

Chapters in Edited Collections

“Rhetoric Re/Framed as Exchange: Baudrillard, Perlocutionary Performance, and 9/11

Ten Years Later.” Re/Framing Identifications. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Long Grove, IL:

Waveland P, 2013. 169-75. Print.

 

“Revising Ownership in the Critical Classroom: Writing, Rhetoric, and the Wager of

Reciprocity.”Who Speaks for Wr iting: Stewardship for Writing Studies in the 21st Century. Ed. Jennifer Rich and Ethna Demsey Lay. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 112-124. Print.

 

“Laughing Whiteness: Pixies, Parody, and Perspectives.” The Comedy of Dave Chappelle:

Critical Essays. Ed. Kevin Wisniewski. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Co., 2009. 72–85. Print.

 

Work In Progress

Jean Baudrillard: Rhetoric and Exchange. (Book manuscript in preparation for August 2014 submission).

 

Conference
Activities

 

Paper Presentations

“Redrawing the Border between Cynicism and Kynicism: Analyzing the Ethos of Jean Baudrillard,”

Border Rhetorics. Rhetoric Society of America 16th Biennial Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 2014 (Forthcoming).

“Threshold Concepts and Rhetoric,” Border Rhetorics. Rhetoric Society of America 16th Biennial

Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 2014 (Forthcoming). With Maria Gigante.

“Exaggerated Data and Didacticism: ‘Hire Learning’ and the Extracurriculum of Resume Writing,”

Shaping Data in Techincal Communication. Association of Teachers of Techincal Writing Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2014 (Submitted).

“Interviewing Instruction, mtvU's ‘Hire Learning,’ and the Extracurriculum of Business Communication,”

Collaboration and Innovation in Business Communication. Association for Business Communication 78th Annual International Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2013 (Forthcoming).

“From Framing the News to Framing an Argument: A Research-Based Assignment for Student Writers,”

The Public Work of Composition. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2013.

“For a Critique of the Political Economy of Rhetoric and Writing Studies," Economies of Writing.

2012 Watson Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2012.

“Rhetoric Re/Framed as Exchange: Methodical Performance, Baudrillard, and 9/11 Ten Years Later,”

Re/Framing Identifications. Rhetoric Society of America 15th Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2012.

“Consubstantiality in a Shifting Rhetorical Ecology: Familial Letter Writing during World War II,”

Re/Framing Identifications. Rhetoric Society of America 15th Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2012.

“From Civilian to Soldier: The Historical Function of Writing during Military Transition,”Writing

Gateways. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.

“The Two Sides of Timing: Opportunity and Regret in Business Communication,”Transcending

Boundaries in a New Media Environment. Association for Business Communication 76th Annual International Convention, Montreal, Canada, October 2011.

“Writing, Disciplinarity, and Meta-Awareness: An Empirical Investigation,”Writing

Research Across Borders II. 4th International Conference on Writing Research, Fairfax, Virginia, February 2011. With Kerry Dirk.

“Registering Textbook Visuals: Business Communication, Baudrillard, and Implicitness.”

Association for Business Communication Panel. 2011 Modern Language Association Convention,
Los Angeles, California, January 2011.

“The Business Letter as Simulacrum: A Synergy of Communication Theory and Business

Communication Pedagogy.” Creating Synergy in the Windy City. Association for Business Communication 75th Annual International Convention, Chicago, Illinois, October 2010.

“Global Ethos and Intellectual Work: Rhetoric and Composition, Jean Baudrillard, and

Paulo Freire.” Working English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global-Local Contexts, Commitments, Consequences. 2010 Watson Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2010.

“Baudrillard’s Rhetoric of Liberation and the 2009 ‘Serfs Liberation Day’ Holiday.” Rhetoric:

Concord and Controversy. Rhetoric Society of America 14th Biennial Conference,Consequences. Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2010.

“Crisis, Risk, and Business-Community Communication.”Exploration and Discovery: A Historical

Perspective and New Directions in Business Communication. Association for Business Communication 74th Annual International Convention, Portsmouth, Virginia, November 2009.

“Linkages, Lineages, and Designations: Leadership of Feminist Research Organizations.”

Enabling Complexities: Communities/Writing/Rhetoric. 7th Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, October 2009.

“Theorizing Displacement: Recentering/Decentering Our Rhetoric and Writing Research Center.”

Making Waves. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, California, March 2009.

“Reciprocal Action: Revising Ownership in the Composition Classroom.” Who Owns Writing? Revisited.

Making Waves. A Conference on the Future of Rhetoric and Composition, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, October 2008.

“Mailing Letters to Editors: An (Un)Realistic Venture into the Public Sphere?” Writing Realities,

Changing Realities. Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2008.

“Composing Complicity: Rhetoric and Revolt in Joyce Carol Oates’s You Must Remember This

Women and Creativity 9, 13th Annual Marquette University Women’s Studies Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2007.

Poster Presentations

“Writing, Disciplinarity, and Meta-Awareness: An Empirical Investigation,” Conference on Higher

Education Pedagody @ VT, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, February 2011. With Kerry Dirk.

“Writing Transfer and the Public Sphere: Students, Genres, and Rhetoric.” Conference on Higher

Education Pedagody @ VT, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, February 2010.

“Infectious Disease and Mother’s Milk: How to Save Babies with Cul.tural Studies.” 4th Breastfeeding

and Feminism Symposium, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 2009. With Bernice Hausman

and Jin Yu.

--- Dean’s Forum on Infectious Diseases, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, September 2008.

“The National Writing Project at Virginia Tech: The Summer 2009 Institute.” Higher Education

Pedagogy @ VT, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, February 2009. With Kelly Belanger, Megan O'Neill, Aileen Murphy, and Ashley Patriarca.

“Loose Ends: The Lack of Conclusions Regarding Perorations.” Those Who Can, Teach!

Twelfth Annual Marquette University/ University Wisconsin-Milwaukee First-Year Graduate Student Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 2005.

Digital Presentations

“Research Publics and Informing Policies through the Research Center.” Seminar Leader. NCTE.

National Council of Teachers of English. Web. February 2011. With Kelly Belanger, Ashley Patriarca,

and Megan O'Neill.

Workshop Participation

“Materialist and Object-Oriented Rhetorics.” Rhetoric Society of America 5th Biennial Summer Institute,

Lawrence, Kansas, June 2013.

“Nonprofit Organization Proposal Development Workshop,” Grant Training Center, Wayne State

University, Detroit, Michigan, August 2011.

 

Research

 

Assistant Professor, English Department, Western Michigan University, 2011-Present

Co-Principal Investigator, “Modeling Reciprocity across Disciplines,” Interdisciplinary Research Initiative Award, Western Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences: Award supports further collaboration between community time bank and researchers from rhetoric, communication, and economics ($5,000 award)

 

Co-Principal Investigator, “Integrating Models of Reciprocity,” Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award, Western Michigan University Office of the Vice President for Research: Award supports a collaborative project with a community time bank and a colleague in communication ($15,000 award)

 

Research Assistant Supervisor, Oversaw summer work of one Ph.D. student research assistant, tailored research project to meet student’s goals

 

Research Assistant, Dr. Bernice Hausman, Virginia Tech, Summer, 2010

Copy-Editor, Breastfeeding and Feminism: Informing Public Health Approaches: Edited twenty-three typescript chapters in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and communicated with international authors from a variety of disciplines

Student Intern Supervisor, Mentored undergraduate student intern’s weekly duties, communicated expectations, monitored project progress, provided weekly feedback to ensure student’s success

Co-Author, National Writing Project Grant Continued Funding Application, U.S. Department of Education: Drafted initial application, secured continued funding, conducted preliminary research, and established relationship with the 2010 BRWP ISI designated school district ($46,000 award)

Author, “Diversity Proposal for the Blue Ridge Writing Project”: Designed and disseminated an IRB-approved survey to 2009 ISI participants, analyzed the results, and proposed three diversity initiatives to the BRWP Co-Directors and the Graduate School Dean

Co-Author, Michigan People, Michigan Places; Our Stories, Our Lives Grant, Michigan Humanities Council: Established cross-institutional partnerships, drafted initial grant, developed final budget ($15,000 award)

Manuscript Reviewer, “Reformist Possibilities? Exploring Writing Program Cross-Campus Partnerships.” Kelly Belanger, Diana George, Marie Paretti, and Lisa McNair

Grant Reviewer, Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment Grant, Virginia Tech

($20,000 award)

Manuscript Reviewer, Invisible Seasons: Thoroughly read multiple chapter drafts and provided feedback to author Kelly Belanger

Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, Virginia Tech, 2007–8

Co-Author, Public Programs Planning Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities: Conducted archival research, transcribed interviews, and drafted major sections of the grant

Grant Reviewer, National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety

Co-Author, National Writing Project Grant, U.S. Department of Education: Conducted preliminary research and substantially revised grant draft ($30,000 award)

Co-Author, Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment Grant, Virginia Tech ($17,500 award)

Organizer, Golub film screening and “Focusing on Art and Film: Documenting an American Artist” plenary panel

Manuscript Reviewer, Viral Mothers: Thoroughly read multiple chapter drafts and provided feedback to author Bernice Hausman

Discussant, Black Diamonds Panel Discussion: Brought a rhetorical perspective to an interdisciplinary discussion of the documentary film (Black Diamonds), which chronicles the impact of the mountain-top removal mining practice on Appalachia

 

Teaching

 

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, 2011-Present

Instructor of record for:

Proposals & Pitches: Grant Writing for Professionals  |  1 Section, Community Partner Project

Structure, Purpose, & Transfer in Written Communication  |  1 Section, Community Partner Project

Parody & Rhetoric  |  1 Section

Style, Identification, & Persona in Professional Writing  |  1 Section, Community Partner Project

Introduction to Professional Writing   |  1 Section

Rhetoric, Writing, & Culture  |  2 Sections

Practical Writing  |  1 Section

Thought & Writing  |  5 Sections

Readings in Rhetoric & Writing Studies Pedagogy  |  Independent Study

Internship in Rhetoric & Writing Studies   |  2 Sections

 

Guest Lecturer for:

First-Year Writing Teaching Assistant Orientation  |  2 Orientations; graduate students,
instructors, & adjuncts

Introduction to Graduate Studies  |  2 Sections; M.A. & Ph.D. students; Topic: “Rhetoric & Writing Studies”

Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech, 2009–11

Instructor of record for:

Business Writing  |  1 Section, Community Partner Project

Technical Writing  |  1 Section, Community Partner Project

Introduction to College Composition  |  2 Sections

Writing from Research  |  2 Sections

 

Guest Lecturer for:

Theories of Written Communication  |  Doctoral level; Topic: “Jean Baudrillard”

Introduction to Critical Theory  |  Masters level; Topic: “Baudrillard and Jameson”

Teaching Mentor, Virginia Tech, 2009

Guided 1 MA and 1 PhD student as they developed syllabi, lesson plans, classroom ethos,

and assessment tools

Writing Center Tutor, Virginia Tech, 2007–8

Consulted with undergraduate and graduate students to achieve their writing goals. Assisted ESL students in improving their use of the English language

Blue Ridge Writing Project Fellow, Virginia Tech, 2009

Teaching Demonstration: “Aphorisms, Rhetoric, and Genre”

Teaching Assistant, Marquette University, 2005–7

Instructor of record for:

Academic Literacy  |  4 Sections

Public Sphere Literacy | 2 Sections

Interim Language Arts Teacher, Hamilton High School, Sussex, WI, 2005

Responsible for the preparation, instruction, and assessment of:

Grade 9 World Cultures: Nectar in a Sieve Unit  |  2 Sections

Grades 11 and 12 Contemporary Communication Arts: Prize Fighting Unit

Student Teacher, Hamilton School District, Sussex, WI, 2004

Team-taught:

Integrated World Cultures: World Literature and The Joy Luck Club  |  2 Sections

Contemporary Communication Arts: 2004 Presidential Election

 

Courses
Taught

 

Western Michigan University

Undergraduate Level:

Structure, Purpose, & Transfer in Written Communication  |  2013  Community Partner Project

Proposals & Pitches: Grant Writing for Professionals  |  2012  Community Partner Project

Style, Identification, & Persona in Professional Writing  |  2011  Community Partner Project

Introduction to Professional Writing  |  2013

Practical Writing  |  2012

Internship in Rhetoric & Writing Studies  |  2012, 2013

Parody & Rhetoric  |  2012

Rhetoric, Writing, & Culture  |  2013

Thought & Writing  |  2011, 2012, 2013

 

Graduate Level:

Readings in Rhetoric & Writing Studies Pedagogy  |  2012

Style, Identification, & Persona in Professional Writing  |  2011  Community Partner Project

 

Virginia Tech

Undergraduate Level:

Technical Writing  |  2011  Community Partner Project

Business Writing  |  2010  Community Partner Project

Writing from Research  |  2010

Introduction to College Composition  |  2009, 2010

 

Marquette University

Undergraduate Level:

Public Sphere Literacy  |  2006, 2007

Academic Literacy  |  2005, 2006

 

Service

Rhetoric & Writing Studies Committee, Western Michigan University, 2011–Present

Appointed Member:

•    Charged with steering the Rhetoric and Writing Studies program

•    Authored Distributed Computing Funds Proposal to establish a Digital Writing Production Lab

•    Developed Rhetoric and Writing Studies program website

•    Created Rhetoric and Writing Studies recruitment materials

•    Coordinated nomination and distribution of student awards

•    Worked with Student Employment and Career Services to better track program graduates

      and to develop internship opportunities

Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee, Western Michigan University, 2011–Present

Appointed Member:

•    Charged with articulating department strategy and aligning the department with the

      strategic plans of the college as well as the university

•    Prepared department for provost-level program review

•    Spearheaded department assessment activities

•    Developed departmental student portfolio component

•    Worked to revise undergraduate curriculum

•    Executed external department review

•    Participated in biweekly meetings

Public Outreach Committee, Western Michigan University, 2013–Present

Appointed Member:

•    Charged with developing programs that enhance the community profile of the department,

      connecting the department to community initiatives, and bring literature, literacy, and creative

      arts to the community through our faculty and students

Policy Committee, Western Michigan University, 2012–13

Elected Member:

•    Elected to complete a one-year vacancy on the chief representative body of the faculty of the

      Department of English

•    Evaluated numerous curricular proposals

•    Revised assessment tool for the biannual assessment of the department chairperson

Strategic Partnerships Committee, Western Michigan University, 2012–Present

Appointed Member:

•    Charged with exploring potential partnerships between campus and community groups to the

      benefit of the department, university, and community

Rhetoric & Writing Studies Search Committee, Western Michigan University, 2012

Appointed Member:

•    Charged with hiring a specialist in Rhetoric and Writing Studies

•    Vetted application packages

•    Conducted initial interviews and reference checks

•    Coordinated on-campus interviews by arranging itineraries for the position’s finalists

•    Co-authored final search report

Ph.D. Committee, Virginia Tech, 2009–10

Elected Student Representative

Undergraduate Conference Preparation Workshop, Virginia Tech, 2009

Invited Speaker:

•    Presented paper and advised students on effective conference presentations

GLC Speaker Series, Virginia Tech, 2008–9

Chair:

•    Selected and publicized twelve speakers (graduate students and faculty) in conjunction

      with the Graduate School

Graduate Scholar Society, Virginia Tech, 2007–8

Member:

•    Coordinated group organization, opening ceremony, and closing ceremony.

      Position later funded through the Graduate School.

•    Met with Virginia Tech’s Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the

      Graduate School, Karen P. DePauw, to discuss the expectations of an educated society

Critical Literacies Task Force, Marquette University, 2006–7

Member:

•    Created News Literacy pilot unit for Director Virginia Chappell

•    Reviewed Marquette’s First-Year English reader, Critical Literacies

•    Suggested unit readings to Editor and Director Krista Ratcliffe

Association of English Graduate Students, Marquette University, 2005–7

Elected Member:

•    Preparing Future Faculty Liaison, 2006–7

Chair:

•    Silent Auction Subcommittee, 2006 ($2,590 raised)

Elected Treasurer

•    2005–6

Rhetoric Society of America 16th Biennial Conference, 2013

Conference Proposal Reviewer

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 2012

Manuscript Reviewer

Rhetoric Society of America 15th Biennial Conference, 2011

Conference Proposal Reviewer

 

Certificates

 

Future Professoriate Certificate, Virginia Tech, 2011

For graduate students preparing to become faculty

Citizen Scholar Certificate, Virginia Tech, 2009

For implementing a community-based, “theory into practice” project with FireKiller Technologies

Preparing Future Faculty Certificate, Marquette University, 2007

For completing the graduate student professional development program

 

Relevant Coursework

 

 

Rhetoric and Writing

Paralogic Rhetoric  |  Thomas Kent

Reading Foucault  |  Anne LaBerge

Rhetorical Dynamics of Public Advocacy Campaigns  |  Jim A. Kuypers

Modern Rhetoric  |  Paul Heilker

Rhetoric in Society  |  James Dubinsky

Rhetoric of Science and Technology  |  James H. Collier

Literacy and Power  |  Katrina M. Powell

Classical Rhetoric and the History of Written Communication  |  Kelly Pender

Field Methods of Research in Rhetoric and Writing  |  Kelly Belanger

Professional Writing Pedagogy  |  Eva Brumberger

Theories of Written Communication  |  Bernice Hausman

Rhetoric in Digital Environments  |  James H. Collier

Visual Rhetoric and Document Design  |  Diana George

Research Design in Rhetoric and Writing  |  Katrina M. Powell

Intercultural Communication  |  Eva Brumberger

Disciplinary Issues  |  Paul Heilker

U.S. (Literary) Whiteness  |  Krista Ratcliffe

Rhetorics of Women’s Multicultural Autobiographies   |  Krista Ratcliffe

Studies in Rhetorical Theory  |  Virginia A. Chappell

Literature

James Joyce: Dubliners through Finnegan’s Wake  |  Michael Patrick Gillespie

American Transcendentalism  |  Angela Sorby

Totalitarianism & the Cold War in American Literature  |  R. Clifton Spargo

Gender & Crime in Middle and Early Modern English Literature  |  M. C. Bodden

Gothic/Romantic Conversations  |  Diane Long Hoeveler

Introduction to Modern Critical Theory and Practice  |  Stephen Karian

War and Identity in Twentieth-Century British Literature  |  John Su

Practica

Teaching College Composition  |  Diana George and Katrina M. Powell

Collaborative Research Practicum  |  Kelly Belanger

First Year English Teaching Practicum  |  Krista Ratcliffe


Transformative Graduate Education Courses

Preparing the Future Professoriate  |  Karen DePauw

Pedagogical Practices in Contemporary Contexts  |  Shelli Fowler

 

Professional Memberships

 

Rhetoric Society of America

Conference on College Composition and Communication

National Council of Teachers of English

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition

Association for Business Communication

Modern Language Association

Alpha Sigma Nu

 

Honors

 

Finalist, 2012 Theresa J. Enos Anniversary Award

For best essay in Rhetoric Review, 2012

Composition Program Award

For excellence in teaching (MFA & Ph.D. Programs), Virginia Tech, 2011

John D. McCabe Award

For excellence in teaching (MA Level), Marquette University, 2007

Sweeney Achievement Award

For completing the English major with the highest distinction, Xavier University, 2004

Raymond F. McCoy Award

For outstanding performance in academic achievement,character, and teaching potential,
Xavier University, 2004

Karl P. Wentersdorf Shakespeare Award

For excellence in the study of Shakespeare, Xavier University, 2003

Top Team Scholar Award

Men’s Swim Team, Xavier University, 2001-4

Presidential Scholarship

Xavier University, 2001-4

NCAA Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Role

2001-4