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
- Graduate Certificate, E-Learning and Online Teaching. UW-Stout, Dec. 2017
- Review of “Session E.33: Composing Realities in Digital Environments.” Conference on College Composition and Communication 2019, Pittsburgh, PA. 8 April 2019.
- “Designing for Ethos: Katharine Hayhoe’s Climate Change Advocacy.” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, 6 May 2019.
- “Grading Dilemma: Should We Round Up?” Faculty Focus, 10 April 2019.
- “Meaningful Learning through One-on-One Conferences.” Faculty Focus, Magna Publications, 11 Dec. 2017.
- “Using Screencasts for Formative and Summative Assessment.” Faculty Focus, Magna Publications, 21 July 2017.
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)
"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.
"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.