curriculum vitae

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Ph.D. Rhetoric & Writing // Michigan State University

anticipated 2018, Concentration in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 

M.A. Rhetoric & Writing // St. Cloud State University 

2014, Emphasis in Professional Communication

B.A. English Studies // St. Cloud State University

2011, Cum Laude, Minor in Communication Studies


Academic Appointments

Michigan State University // Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Professional Writing (2015-present)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Tier I Writing Program (2014-2015)

St. Cloud State University // Department of English

Graduate Teaching Assistant, First-Year Composition (2012-2014)


Selected Publications

Book Chapters
Hennes, J. (2016). Critical Cloud Pedagogies: Using Network Diagrams to Name and
Visualize Learning Networks. Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked
Classrooms and Learning Communities. Binod Gurung & Marohang Limbu, Eds.
Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Forthcoming.

Hennes, J., Wiley, K., & Anderson, J. (2016). The Trail Reporter Mobile Application:
Methods for UX Research and Communication Design as Civic Agency. SIGDOC 2016.
User Experience Report.

Hennes, J. (2016). Tracing Disciplinary Networks, Visualizing Futures: Analyzing Four
Decades of Technical Communication Scholarship through Bibliometric Displays.
SIGDOC 2016. Extended Abstract.

Hennes, J. (2013). Review of Rhetorical Accessability: At the Intersection of Technical
Communication and Disability Studies edited by Lisa Meloncon (Amityville, NY:
Baywood, 2013, 247 pages). Communication Design Quarterly. 2(1), pp. 61-66.



Selected Posters & Presentations

National & International 
“Urban Planning and the City as Ecosystem: Digital Space to Facilitate Grassroots-Led
Development.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference. Michigan State University. East Lansing,
MI. Sept 30, 2016.

“Image Events in the Digital Public Sphere: Combating Wicked Environmental Problems in the Great Lakes.” Computers and Writing. St. John Fisher College. May 19-22, 2016. Paper presentation (upcoming).

“Architecting Composition: Design Thinking as Process, Genre, and Action.” Computers and Writing. St. John Fisher College. May 19-22, 2016. Paper presentation (upcoming).

“Taking Action on Intellectual Property with Open Educational Resources.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. April 7, 2016. Roundtable (upcoming).

“Landscape as More than Setting: (re)Writing Technological Histories through Critical Land-based Inquiry.” Computers and Writing. University of Wisconsin-Stout. Menomonie, WI. May 29, 2015. Panel.

“One Does Not Simply Use Memes to Teach Writing!” Locating the Rhetoricity of Memes in the History, Theory, and Technology of Writing Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 19, 2015. Panel.

“Challenges to OER Accessibility in the Web 2.0 Landscape.” Computers and Writing. Washington State University, Pullman, WA. June 5-8, 2014. Panel.


Local & Regional 

“Physical & Digital Modes for Participatory Urban Design.” University of Michigan
Workshop on Civic Technology and Urban Informatics. University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, MI. October 7, 2016. Invited lightning talk.

“Citizen Writers: Resistance & Participation in the Eastside Neighborhood.” WIDE-EMU
2016. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Oct. 15, 2016. Paper presentation.

“The Bot Wars: Russian Censorship and Citizen Subversion of Public ‘Nonhuman’
Discourse.” LOCUS: Access in a Digital Environment. Michigan State University, East
Lansing, MI. February 24, 2016.

“Realizing the ‘Public’ of Public Rhetoric Pedagogy: Engaging Students with Networked Image Events of Environmental Resistance.” LangRhet Biennial Conference. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. November 13-14, 2015. Paper presentation.

“Design-Writing, Writing-Design: Facilitating Action-Oriented Composition Through User-Centered Design Projects.” WIDE-EMU 2015. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. October 10, 2015. Paper presentation.


Teaching Experience

Michigan State University. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures. August 2014–present.

  • WRA 360: Visual Rhetoric & Document Design. Fall 2016, Spring 2017.
  • WRA 210: Introduction to Web Authoring. Fall 2015, Spring 2016.
  • WRA 150: Evolution of American Thought. Fall 2014.
  • WRA 110: Writing: Science & Technology. Spring 2015.

St. Cloud State University. Department of English. August 2012-May 2014.

  • ENGL 191: Introduction to Rhetorical & Analytical Writing. Fall 2012-Spring 2014.


Tutoring & Second Language Teaching Experience

Assistant Language Teacher. English Language and Communication (grades 7-9). Watari Board of Education-Kamei Corporation (Sendai, Japan). August 2011-March 2012.

Undergraduate Writing Consultant. The Write Place, Department of English, St. Cloud State University. May 2010-May 2011.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. CMST 192: Introduction to Communication Studies, Department of Communication Studies, St. Cloud State University. January-May 2011.


Editorial Experience

Editorial Assistant. Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies. March 2016-present.

Editorial Assistant. Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities. Binod Gurung & Marohang Limbu, Eds. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Forthcoming 2016.

Assistant Editor, Technical Writing. Writing Commons. July 2014-September 2016.

Professional Writing & Editing

Technical Communication Intern. Allscripts Healthcare, LLC., Atlanta, GA. June-December 2013.

Web Assistant. Writing Commons. January-September 2013.

Arts & Entertainment Editor. University Chronicle, St. Cloud State University. June-August 2009.

Assistant News Editor. University Chronicle, St. Cloud State University. July 2008-May 2009.


Professional Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery. 2013-present.

ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication. 2013-present. 

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. 2014-present.

Council of Writing Program Administrators. 2013-present.

National Council of Teachers of English. 2014-present.