About

I have a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University. My research and teaching both engage with online communities of participatory knowledge-making and creative work, particularly volunteer groups and projects. I am also interested in intellectual property, remix culture, transdisciplinarity, and digital rhetorics.

I teach technical communication at Northwestern State University of Lousiana. Outside of academia, I’ve worked as a graphic designer, web developer, librarian, and editorial assistant. When I have time, I also record audiobooks with LibriVox.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, English: Rhetoric and Composition   –  August 2018
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Master of Arts, English: Technical Communication   –   May 2013
Graduate Certificate: Publishing and Editing   –   May 2012
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Bachelor of Science, English: Professional and Technical Writing   –   May 2006
Utah State University, Logan, Utah

International Education
Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland, UK. Professional Writing in Postindustrial Scotland. Summer 2014
Texas Tech University Study Abroad. Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Austria. Human Geography. Summer 2012
University of Plymouth, Exmouth, Devon, UK. 2003 – 2004

Publications

Chesley, A. (2018). A brief history of crowdsourced digital publishing at LibriVox.org. Proceedings of the Annual Computers & Writing Conference. WAC Clearinghouse.

Chesley, A. (2017). Users as makers: User experience design for and by the crowd. Proceedings from the 35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. https://doi.org/10.1145/3121113.3121201

Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., Laux, D., Parupudi, T., Kardgar, A., & Knapp, S. (2017, June), Assessing the impact of an interdisciplinary First-Year Experience program. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27626

Kardgar, A., Mentzer, N., Laux, D., Chesley, A., & Whittinghill, D. M. (2017, June), Developing strategies for instruction and assessment of infographics for first-year Technology students. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28150

Parupudi, T., Knapp, S., Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., & Laux, D. (2017, June), Comparing Team Member Effectiveness in Integrated and Non-Integrated First-year Introductory Design Courses. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28054

Coots, M. W., Knapp, S., Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., & Laux, D. (2017, June), An Evaluation of STEM Integration Effectiveness by Artifact Analysis. Proceedings from the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/27557

Chesley, A. (2017). Indexing it all: The subject in the age of documentation, information, and data, by Ronald E. Day. [Review of the book Indexing it all: The subject in the age of documentation, information, and data, by Ronald E. Day.] Technical Communication Quarterly, 26(1), 97–99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2016.1258268

Chesley, A., Mentzer, N., Jackson, A., Laux, D., & Renner, M. (2016, June), Integrating Technology, English, and Communication courses for first-year Technology students. Proceedings from the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/25414

Chesley, A. (2012). Review of Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith. [Review of the book Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith.] Journal of Electronic Publishing, 15(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0015.105

Chesley, A. (2012). The Hows and Whys of Technical Editing. [Review of the book Technical Editing, 5th ed. by Carolyn D. Rude and Angela Eaton.] Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators’ Communicator. Spring 2012. 52–53.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition – October 25-27 – Crowdsourced Digital Technology Stewardship in the LibriVox Community

Memberships

STC

NCTE

 

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