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Department of English

University of South Florida

4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620

kwalkup@usf.edu

Education

University of South Florida

Ph.D. English, Rhetoric and Composition, Expected May 2021
Dissertation: Mental Illness Diagnosis and the Construction of Stigma
Director: Dr. Meredith Johnson, University of South Florida
Member: Dr. Norbert Elliot, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Member: Dr. Nathan Johnson, University of South Florida
Member: Dr. Christa Teston, The Ohio State University

M.A. English, Rhetoric and Composition, May 2017

Graduate Certificate, Digital Humanities, December 2019
Graduate Certificate, Women’s and Gender Studies, December 2018
Graduate Certificate, Professional and Technical Communication, May 2017

Missouri Western State University

B.A. English, Literature, 2014

Publications

Articles

Cannon, P., & Walkup, K. (accepted with minor revisions for publication in January 2021, vol. 30, issue 1). Re/producing knowledge in health and medicine: Designing research methods for mental health. Technical Communication Quarterly.

Walkup, K., & Cannon, P. (2018). Health ecologies in addiction treatment: Rhetoric of health and medicine and conceptions of care. Technical Communication Quarterly, 27(1), 108-120.

Walkup, K. (2018). “Connect with your patients, not the screen” : Usability claims in electronic health records. Communication Design Quarterly, 6(2), 31-40.

Book Chapter

Cannon, P., Rea, J.M., Sawchyn, A., & Walkup, K. L. (2018). Journaling and bibliotherapy: Information architecture, usability, and pedagogy in service learning. In N. Mateeva & G. Agboka (Eds.), Citizenship and advocacy in technical communication: Scholarly and pedagogical perspectives (191-212). New York, NY: Routledge.

Conference Proceedings

Walkup, K. (2020, October). Disrupting dominant narratives: Mental health, early warning systems, and threat construction. In Proceedings of the 38th Association of Computing Machinery International Conference on the Design of Communication. Denton, TX: Association of Computing Machinery.

Walkup, K., Cannon, P., & Rea, J. M. (2016, October). Mental health communication and self-efficacy: Designing a responsive information architecture. In 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Professional Communication Conference. Austin, TX: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Cannon, P., Walkup, K., & Rea, J. M. (2016, September). mHEaL and mHealth in a restricted environment: Design and usability for an offline mental health literacy application. In Proceedings of the 34th Association of Computing Machinery International Conference on the Design of Communication. Silver Spring, MD: Association of Computing Machinery.

Moxley, J., & Walkup, K. (2016, June). Mapping writing analytics. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Educational Datamining. Raleigh, NC: Educational Datamining.

Elliot, N., Walkup, K., & Moxley, J. (2016, June). Preface to workshop two: Writing analytics, data mining, and writing studies. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Educational Datamining. Raleigh, NC: Educational Datamining.

Conference Activity

Papers Presented

Walkup, K. (2021, April). Common policies, common practices: Mental health legislation and studying stigma. Paper will be presented at the Conference on College Communication and Composition Medical Rhetoric Standing Group Roundtable, Spokane, WA.

Walkup, K. (2020, November). Mental health, predictive analytics, and state surveillance. Paper will be presented at the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine Virtual Pre-Conference on Social Justice at the National Communication Association Annual Convention.

Walkup, K. (2020, October). Replicating dominant narratives: Early warning systems and threat construction. Paper presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication, Denton, TX.

Walkup, K. (2020, May). “Return to normalcy”: Mental illness diagnosis and the construction of stigma. Paper accepted to the Association for Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine Pre-Conference at the Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Portland, OR. Pre-Conference cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Williams, J., and Walkup, K. (2020, March). Forgotten cemeteries, deathworlds: City planning and the necropolitics of erasure. Paper accepted to the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Symposium canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walkup, K. (2020, March). Early warning systems, student surveillance, and threat assessment. Paper accepted to the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference, Milwaukee, WI. Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walkup, K. (2020, March). Topoi and tagging: The RHM bibliography as commonplace. Paper accepted to the Conference on College Communication and Composition Medical Rhetoric Standing Group Roundtable, Milwaukee, WI. Conference canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walkup, K., Scheff, K., & Gay, K. (2020, February). LCS pattern validation and its applications for WAC/WID. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Writing Analytics, St. Petersburg, FL.

Walkup, K. (2019, September). Identification and threat assessment: Cross purposes between public safety and mental health. Paper accepted to the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium, Orlando, FL. Symposium canceled due to a hurricane.

Gere, A., Silver, N., Raw, A., Garskie, L., Glotfelter, A., James, W., Jiang, J., Tham, J., & Walkup, K. (2019, June). Working with the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative toward a Digital Ethics Manifesto. Workshop facilitated at the Computers and Writing conference, East Lansing, MI.

Walkup, K. (2019, March). Problem policies: Power, harassment and legal erasure in the university. Paper presented at the Association for Teachers of Technical Writing conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Walkup, K., & Moxley, J. M. (2018, April). Digital tools for genre analysis: Writing analytics and implications for digital humanities. Paper presented at the College English Association conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Walkup, K. (2018, March). 'because nobody should be alone in a dark place': Mental health literacy, sentiment analysis, and enacting depression. Paper presented at the annual Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference, Kansas City, KS.

Walkup, K. (2018, March). Constructing health narratives: Identity and advocacy in patient health writing. Paper presented at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO.

Walkup, K. (2017, March). Teaching expertise in patient interactions: Rhetorical strategies in health communication. Paper presented at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Wӓrnsby, A., Moxley, J., Kauppinen, A., Elliot, N., Aull, L., Walkup, K., Anderson, L., & Leijen, D. (2017, February). Politeness, social and interpersonal presence in student peer reviews: A cross-cultural analysis. Panel presented at Writing Research Across Borders, Bogotá, Columbia.

Walkup, K., Cannon, P., & Rea, J. M. (2016, October). Mental health communication and self-efficacy: Designing a responsive information architecture. Paper presented at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, Austin, TX.

Walkup, K. (2016, October). A tale of two assessments: Peer reviews on A and C papers. Paper accepted to the annual Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) conference, Savannah, GA. Conference canceled due to a hurricane.

Cannon, P., Walkup, K., & Rea, J. M. (2016, September). mHEaL and mHealth in a restricted environment: Design and usability for an offline mental health literacy application. Paper presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication, Silver Spring, MD.

Moxley, J. & Walkup, K. (2016, June). Mapping writing analytics. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Workshop 2: Writing Analytics, Data Mining, and Writing Studies, Raleigh, NC.

Rea, J. M. & Walkup, K. (2016, April). Journaling and bibliotherapy: Usability, methodology, and pedagogy. Paper presented at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, Houston, TX.

Conferences and Symposia Organized

Co-coordinator, Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Virtual Mentoring Sessions. Summer 2020. Writing Program Administration-Graduate Organization.

Co-coordinator, Virtual Mentoring at the Conference on College Communication and Composition. Spring 2020. Writing Program Administration-Graduate Organization.

Co-coordinator, 9th International Conference on Writing Analytics, “Expanding the Body of Knowledge in Writing Analytics,” Spring 2020. University of South Florida.

Co-coordinator, Breakfast Buddies at CWPA. Summer 2019. Writing Program Administration-Graduate Organization.

Co-coordinator, Mentoring at the Conference on College Communication and Composition. Spring 2019. Writing Program Administration-Graduate Organization.

Co-coordinator, University Lecture Series, “Democracy in the Post-Truth Era,” Spring 2018. University of South Florida.

Co-coordinator, 4th International Conference on Writing Analytics, “Writing Analytics, Data Mining, and Student Success,” Spring 2017. University of South Florida.

Co-coordinator, English Graduate Student Colloquium, “Striking Words: Art and Writing of Social Justice,” Fall 2016. University of South Florida.

Honors and Awards

National

Graduate Research Award. (2020). Association of Teachers of Technical Writing.

University of South Florida

Irving H. Rubin and Millie M. Rubin Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student. (2020). Department of English.

Estelle J. Zbar Scholarship for Teaching and Academic Excellence. (2020). Department of English.

Excellence in Teaching Award. (2020). Department of English.

Grants and Fellowships

National

Johnson, N. R., and Andrews, J. (Co-Primary Investigators), Cannon, P., & Walkup K. (2016). Creating the mHEaL Intervention: Providing mental health literacy services for a women's residential drug and alcohol treatment program. Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funded: $23,293

USF Grants

Elliot, N., Primary Investigator, & Walkup, K. (2019). Conference Support Grant. Sponsor: Office of Research & Innovation, University of South Florida. Funded: $5,000

Walkup, K. (2019). Digital Humanities Summer Institute Travel Grant. Sponsor: Department of English, University of South Florida. Funded: $1,200

Moxley, J. M., Primary Investigator, & Walkup, K. (2017). Faculty International Travel Grant. Sponsor: Office of Research & Innovation, University of South Florida. Funded: $2,500

Walkup, K. (2015-2020). Conference Presentation Grant. Sponsor: Student Government Association, University of South Florida. Funded: $2,500

National Fellowships

Walkup, K. (2019). HASTAC Fellowship. Sponsor: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. Funded: $300

Walkup, K. (2018). Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Fellowship. Sponsor: Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan. Funded: $500

Program Administration and Development

Research Assistant to the Director of Composition, 2016-2017, 2019-2020, Department of English, University of South Florida

• Study Coordinator for National Science Foundation (NSF) Award 1544239: The role of instructor and peer feedback in improving the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies of student writers in STEM courses
• Co-coordinated national grant applications for sponsoring agencies including NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program, NSF’s America's Seed Fund Program, NSF’s Cyberlearning Program, NSF’s Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources Program; the Spencer Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the Institute of Education Services
• Co-wrote internal grant applications for proposal enhancement funding, conference support, and international faculty travel
• Co-coordinated the First Year Composition Research Group, including preparing proposal and presentation materials for six international and eight national conferences

Junior Writing Program Administrator, 2017-2018, Department of English, University of South Florida

• Served as first point of contact between Director of Composition, Associate Director of Composition, and 70+ instructors, graduate assistants, and adjunct instructors
• Planned three First Year Composition instructor orientations attended by 70+ instructors, graduate assistants, and adjunct instructors
• Coordinated instructor teaching observations for 70+ instructors, graduate assistants, and adjunct instructors
• Served on the First Year Composition Policy Committee
• Supervised eight undergraduate interns from the Department of English or the Honors College

Curriculum Developer, 2016-2020, Department of English, University of South Florida
• Led the redesign of Composition I and Composition II to focus on justice, intersectionality, and identity
• Managed a team of 10 graduate teaching assistants, application developers, and undergraduate interns to conduct student and instructor survey research, lead focus groups, design major projects, generate grading rubrics, and develop program-wide policies
• Developed multiple versions of online and in person Composition I and Composition II sections that met one, two, and four times per week in Canvas LMS
• Designed resources for instructors teaching Composition I and Composition II, including sample lesson plans, assignments, activities, and classroom policies
• Coordinated revisions, copyedits, and design of three First Year Composition textbooks

Writing Center Consultant, 2018-2019, University of South Florida
• Tutored an average of nine graduate and undergraduate students per week
• Conducted mixed-methods assessment and revision of Writing Center’s mission and vision statements
• Co-wrote reports about the Writing Center’s role in increasing student graduation and retention rates using Microsoft Power BI

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses Taught at the University of South Florida

*Indicates original curricula adopted by other instructors, graduate assistants, and adjunct instructors
• ENC 1101 Composition I *
• ENC 1101 Composition II *
• ENC 2210 Technical Writing for Health Science Majors
• ENC 3246 Communication for Engineers
• ENC 3250 Professional Writing
• ENC 3310 Expository Writing
• ENC 4218 Visual Rhetoric (with Dr. Meredith Johnson)

Graduate Course Taught at the University of South Florida

• ENC 6745 Practicum in Teaching Composition* (with Dr. Joseph Moxley)

Selected Graduate Coursework

Technical Communication and Rhetorical Theory

Professional & Technical Communication Theory, Dr. Meredith Johnson
Rhetoric and Memory, Dr. Nathan Johnson
Rhetoric of Technology and Medicine, Dr. Carl Herndl
Rhetoric of Science and New Materialism, Dr. Carl Herndl
Rhetoric of Technology, Dr. Joseph Moxley
Studies in Composition Theory, Dr. Joseph Moxley
Studies in the History of Rhetoric, Dr. Marc Santos

Research Methods

Quantitative Research Methods, Dr. Norbert Elliot
Studies in Composition Research, Dr. Joseph Moxley
Studies in Composition Research, Dr. Lisa Melonçon
Feminist Research Methods, Dr. Michelle Hughes Miller

Program Administration/Practica

Writing Program Administration, Dr. Kristin Gay
Professional Writing Practicum, Dr. Meredith Johnson
Practice in Teaching Composition, Dr. Joseph Moxley
Creative Writing Practicum, Dr. Ira Sukrungruang

Women’s and Gender Studies

Body Politics, Dr. Diane Price-Herndl
Advanced Feminist Theory, Dr. David Rubin
Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy, Dr. Kim Golombisky

Digital Humanities

Introduction to Digital Humanities, Dr. Steven Jones
Digital Humanities Capstone, Dr. Steven Jones
Independent Study in Critical Surveillance, Dr. Lisa Melonçon

Service

Service to the Profession

Member, Graduate Student Committee, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC). Fall 2020-present

Graduate Student Representative, Conference on College Composition and Communication Medical Rhetoric Standing Group. Fall 2018-Summer 2020

Service to Department

Event Coordinator, Women’s Professional Group, Department of English, University of South Florida. Spring 2018-Fall 2018

English Graduate Student Association Mentor, Department of English, University of South Florida. Fall 2015-Spring 2017.

Professional Development

Technical Skills

Computational Text Analysis
R Packages: Stylo, Word Vectors; Gephi; AntConc; FireAnt; RAND-Lex; DocuScope; Voyant

Graphics and Web
Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Spark; HTML; WordPress

Workshops and Certifications

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, “Surveillance and the Critical Digital Humanities,” Summer 2019. University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Online Instruction Certification, Spring 2017. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Memberships

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM)
Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC)
Writing Program Administration Graduate Organization (WPA-GO)