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Megan Von Bergen

Teaching Associate


Megan Von Bergen is a PhD student in Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to beginning her doctoral work, she taught first-year writing and worked in writing program administration for more than seven years.


  • Religious rhetoric(s) and writing
  • Writing program administration, first-year writing, writing pedagogy
  • Digital rhetoric


  • PhD, English. University of Tennessee-Knoxville.                                         
  • MA, English. Kansas State University, May 2010

 Continuing Education

  • Graduate Certificate, E-Learning and Online Teaching. UW-Stout, Dec. 2017




Professional Service

  • WPA-GO Graduate Committee member, Fall 2019-present

  • NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference Co-Chair, 2019-2020 

Associations & Organizations

  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators; WPA-GO
  • Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE)

Invited Lectures

  • "Assessing Digital Writing." August Workshops, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 19 August 2019. 

  • "Teaching Unit 4: Multimodal Public Argument." August Workshops, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 14 August 2019. 

  • “How Do I ‘Do College Student?’ Helping Students Learn the Moves for Academic Success.” TYCA-Midwest May Webinars, 28 May 2019, Online. Webinar.

Conference Presentations

  • "Writing Program Administration at Religiously Affiliated Institutions," Council of Writing Program Administrators, 27 July 2019. Baltimore, MD. Roundtable. 

  • "Mission (Im)Possible: The Rhetoric of Mission Statements in University Writing Programs." With Jeff Ringer, Holland Prior, and Allie Sockwell Johnston. Council of Writing Program Administrators, 27 July 2019. Baltimore, MD.

  • “Ethos on Twitter: Kevin Kruse, Dinesh D’Souza and the Rhetorical Appeal of Fake Academics,” Computers and Writing, 21 June 2019, East Lansing, MI.
  • “Trust Me: Towards a (Re)Definition of Ethos in First-Year Writing Courses,” Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2019, 12 April 2019, Raleigh, NC.
  • “Real Talk about Fake Academics: Kevin Kruse, Dinesh D’Souza, and the Performance of Expertise on Twitter.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, 15 March 2019, Pittsburgh, PA. Digital praxis poster.
  • “(Re)View How You Write Assignments: Universal Design and Assignment Directions.” Visions and Sites of Online Literacy Education, Global Society of Online Literacy Educators, 25 January 2018, Online conference. Digital praxis poster.
  • “Writing Engendered by Faith: Christian Composition Textbooks and Evangelical Approaches to Writing.” Religion and Rhetoric in the 21st Century. 5 Oct 2018, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN.
  • “Demonstrating the Pedagogical Use of Screencasts,” Summer 2017 CCCC Regional Conference, 10 June 2017, UC Clermont, Batavia, OH.
  • “Sunday Morning Paper: Teaching News Media Literacy.” Midwestern Conference of Christianity & Literature, February 2016, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI.

Contact Information

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