RESEARCHER & TEACHER OF RHETORIC, WRITING, & public sphere issues
Dr. Jacqueline Schiappa (pronounced shee-opp-uh) holds a PhD in Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication from the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Schiappa teaches introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses across disciplines in the humanities, primarily teaching subjects in rhetoric, writing, and communication with focuses on civic agency and activism in public life. She also regularly teaches academic writing courses for multilingual and/or international students, developmental writers, and first generation students. She has earned several competitive teaching awards and research-based fellowships in academic settings, and consistently contributes to curriculum development, assessment, and training projects. Click here to see what classes she has taught and explore samples of student evaluations.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & PEDAGOGICAL PROJECTS
From 2016-2018 Dr. Schiappa served as the Postdoctoral Writing Fellow at Macalester College's Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching where she programmed myriad pedagogical professional development initiatives, including Faculty Learning Communities, curricular maps, curriculum assessments, departmental retreats on writing curriculum, customized faculty workshops, and individual consultations with faculty.
In addition to programming professional development, Schiappa develops and supports projects on Writing Across the Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, Writing Enriched Curriculum, and pedagogical resource websites (like this one). She also develops writing tutoring curriculum and trains college writing tutors. Click here to learn more about her pedagogical work.
Her most recent (2018) book chapter advocates "active" intersectional approaches to social movement organizing and activism. Schiappa's previous scholarly publications address intersectionality in the Slutwalk movement (2015), and the impact of multimodal hashtag campaigns in the networked counterpublic known as Black Twitter (2014). Click here to learn more about Schiappa's research.