Curriculum Vitae

 

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Education

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric, Department of English Language and Literature
    University of South Carolina, August 2013-present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English
    North Carolina State University, August 2009-May 2013
  • Lecturer I, Department of English
    North Carolina State University, August 2007-June 2009
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English
    North Carolina State University, August 2004-May 2007

Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Collections

  • Brock, Kevin. Establishing Ethos on Proprietary and Open Source Software Websites. Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication, edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk, IGI Global, 2013, pp. 56-76.
    Reprinted in Software Design and Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, edited by Ankia Barišic, Vasco Amaral, Miguel Goulão, and Barroca, IGI Global, 2014, pp. 915-935.

Book Reviews

Presentations

  • Brock, Kevin. Treating Code as a Persuasive Argument. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 16 March 2017, Portland, OR. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. The Creative Potential of Composing in Code. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, 5 November 2016, Atlanta, GA. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. Reading Hedge-O-Matic's Code Rhetorically. Rhetoric Society of America, 28 May 2016, Atlanta, GA. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. Git as Site for Distributed and Iterative Composition. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 9 April 2016, Houston, TX. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin, and Ashley R. Kelly. Rhetorical Genres in Code. Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium, 10 April 2015, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Presentation materials available here.
    Review of IDRS panel by Andrew Iliadis. Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. 28 April 2015.
  • Brock, Kevin. Material. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 20 March 2015, Tampa, FL. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. Composing Accessible Code. Computers & Writing, 8 June 2014, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. Against NCTECCCC's OWI Effective Principle 2 on Technology as Not-Writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 20 March 2014, Indianapolis, IN. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. Rhetorical Ontologies of Code. Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, 25 October 2013, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. The Public Work of Procedural Pedagogy. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 14 March 2013, Las Vegas, NV. Presentation materials available here.
  • Brock, Kevin. Programming as Writing (with) New Media. Computers & Writing, 19 May 2012, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Brock, Kevin. Establishing Ethos on Proprietary and Open Source Software Websites. Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, 18 November 2011, New Orleans, LA.
  • Brock, Kevin, and Jennifer Ware. Tones of Discourse: The Arduino Microprocessor as Translator and Re-signifier. Computers & Writing, 21 May 2011, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Brock, Kevin. One Hundred Thousand Billion Icons: Digital Cybertext and Computational Oulipian Writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 9 April 2011, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rodrigo, Rochelle, Paul Kei Matsuda, Cynthia Selfe, Chris Anson, Kathleen Blake Yancey, Greg Glau, Jay Dolmage, Kati Fargo, Kevin Brock, and Lamiyah Bahrainwala. We are 113! Conference on College Composition and Communication, 8 April 2011, Atlanta, GA.
  • Brock, Kevin. Behind the Screen: Cyber-awareness and Perceptions of Paranormal Technology. Resurrection of the Paranormal: Investigating Otherness in 21st Century English Studies Symposium, 6 March 2010, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Brock, Kevin. Open Source Software and the Construction of Online Identities. Carolina Rhetoric Conference, 20 February 2010, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Brock, Kevin. Paul Virilio and the Electronic Zombie Apocalypse. New Voices: Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse, 22 October 2009, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Invited Talks

  • External

    • Brock, Kevin. A Critical Analysis of Technology in The Net. Invited Lecture and Discussion [Skype], ENGL 583: Rhetoric, Procedurality, and Power, 9 December 2015, Boise State University, Boise, ID.
    • Brock, Kevin. Physical Computing. Invited Lecture and Workshop, Inter-L&S 102: Writing and Coding, 18 November 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  • University of South Carolina

    • Brock, Kevin. Writing in the Sciences. Invited Lecture, Center for Colon Cancer Research Summer Undergraduate Minority Program, 16 June 2015, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
    • Brock, Kevin. Software and Code Studies. Invited Lecture, LING 505D: Research Methods in Digital Humanities / ENGL 620: Computer Methods for Humanistic Problems, 28 July 2014, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
    • Brock, Kevin, Megan Foley, Melody Lehn, and Jennifer Tyburczy. Preparing for the Job Market. Invited Faculty Workshop/Panel, 1 March 2014, Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Columbia, SC.
    • Brock, Kevin. Writing in/for the Sciences. Seminar for the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, 22 January 2014, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Presentation materials available here.

Teaching Experience

  • University of South Carolina (2013-present)

    • ENGL 102: Rhetoric and Composition
    • ENGL 460: Advanced Writing
    • ENGL 462: Technical Writing
    • ENGL 463: Business Writing
    • SCHC 457: Rhetoric and Technology

    • ENGL 790: Survey of Composition Studies
    • ENGL 791: Introduction to Research on Written Composition
    • ENGL 795: The Teaching of Business and Technical Writing
    • ENGL 796: Multimodal Composition (Special Topics in the Teaching of English)
  • North Carolina State University (2004-2013)

    • ENG 100: Introduction to Academic Writing
    • ENG 101: Academic Writing and Research
    • ENG 314: Technical Document Design and Editing
    • ENG 317: Designing Web Communication
    • ENG 323: Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition (*) shadowed/assisted David M. Rieder
    • ENG/COM 395: Code, Computation, and Rhetoric (Special Topics in Rhetoric and Digital Media)
    • IP 295: Introduction to Humanities Physical Computing co-taught with David M. Rieder

Awards

  • Dr. William Richey Faculty Mentor Award, 2013-2014
    The Graduate English Association of the University of South Carolina
  • University Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2010
    North Carolina State University

Grants

  • Peerpress: A Platform for Transforming Scholarly Conferences
    $50,000, University of North Carolina Institute for Arts and the Humanities Innovation Fund, 2012 (with Daniel Anderson, Ashley Hall, and Jennifer Ware)
  • Universal Design for Learning: Rethinking Difference and Access
    $3,000, North Carolina State University Diversity Mini-Grant, 2011 (with Susan Miller-Cochran)

Service

  • Editorial and Technical

  • Conference Administration and Review

    • Proposal Reviewer, Computers & Writing, 2016
    • Proposal Reviewer, Computers & Writing, 2015
    • Proposal Reviewer, Computers & Writing, 2012
    • Symposium Chair, North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing: Perceptions and (mis)Representations: Writing in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms
      Raleigh, NC, Oct. 16-17, 2009
    • Symposium Chair and Founder, North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing: Composing Community
      Raleigh, NC, Oct. 17-18, 2008
  • Conference Moderation

    • Panel Moderator, Beyond Written Rhetoric: Exploring Alternate Media in the Composition Classroom
      North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing
      Raleigh, NC, Feb. 5, 2011
    • Panel Moderator, Revisiting the First-Year Curriculum: Genres, Visuals, and Arguments
      Conference on College Composition and Communication
      Louisville, KY, Mar. 20, 2010
    • Panel Moderator, Rhetoric of Sight and Sound
      Carolina Rhetoric Conference
      Raleigh, NC, Feb. 20, 2010
  • Committee

    • Member, At-Large, Carolinas Writing Program Administrators Board
      2016-2017
    • Member, Web Committee, Department of English Language and Literature
      University of South Carolina, 2014-2016
    • Member, Composition and Rhetoric Search Committee, Department of English Language and Literature
      University of South Carolina, 2013-2014
    • Member, Undergraduate Committee, Department of English Language and Literature
      University of South Carolina, 2013-2016
    • Member (Non-voting), Rhetoric and Composition Search Committee, Department of English
      North Carolina State University, 2010-2011
    • Treasurer, Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Student Association
      North Carolina State University, 2011

Dissertations and Theses

  • Dissertations

    • Gerald Jackson, Queer Practices, Queer Rhetoric, Queer Technology: Studies of Digital Performativity in Gendered Network Culture. Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina, Spring 2014-Summer 2017 (committe member)
    • Jonathan Maricle, Risky Business: Case Study Pedagogy in Professional Writing & Communication. Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina, Fall 2014-Spring 2016 (committee member)
  • Theses

    • Mary Elizabeth Smith, Song of the Scapegoat: The Tragedy and the Silence of the Political Scapegoat. M.A. in English, University of South Carolina, Fall 2016-Summer 2017 (chair)
    • Kelly L. Wheeler, We [Still] Have a Moment: Multimodal Values and Curricular Practices in a First-Year Writing Program. M.A. in English, University of South Carolina, Fall 2016-Spring 2017 (reader)
    • Ashley Moore, Patient Agency, Terministic Screens, and the Role of the Public in the Cases of Karen Ann Quinlan and Terri Schiavo. M.A. in English, University of South Carolina, Spring 2015-Spring 2016 (chair)
    • Ragan Glover, The Assessment of Multimodal Composition: A Study of the Methods Being Used at Major Research Universities to Assess Students' Multimodal Work in Composition. M.A. in English, University of South Carolina, Spring 2014-Spring 2015 (chair)

Facilitated Workshops

  • Shepherd, Dawn, and Kevin Brock. Processing the Ways We Research, Teach, and Write (with) Digital Information. Computers & Writing, 17 May 2012, Raleigh, NC.
  • Shepherd, Dawn, Kevin Brock, Matthew Davis, Kati Fargo, and Robin Snead. Cutting/moving/singing/drawing through the Hype: Writing Actions and Activities in Multimodal Composing. Conference on College Composition and Communication, 21 March 2012, St. Louis, MO.
  • Miller-Cochran, Susan, Rochelle Rodrigo, Kevin DePew, Anthony Atkins, Colleen Reilly, Katherine Hagopian, Devon Adams, Matthew G. Davis, Dawn Shepherd, and Kevin Brock. Is There A Space in This Class? Designing Effective and Efficient Learning Environments with New Technologies. Workshop at Conference on College Composition and Communication, 17 March 2010, Louisville, KY.

Media Installations

  • Brock, Kevin, and David M. Rieder. emBody(text) { [Interactive Microsoft Kinect installation]. University of South Carolina Center for Digital Humanities Open House. Columbia, SC. 18 Sept. 2013. Source code available at http://github.com/brocktopus/embodytext/.
  • Rieder, David M., and Kevin Brock. emBody(dekaaz) { [Interactive Microsoft Kinect installation]. Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO. 21-23 Mar. 2012.
  • Rieder, David M., and Kevin Brock. emBody(text) { [Interactive Microsoft Kinect installation]. Collaborations: Humanities, Arts, and Technology Festival, Durham, NC. 6-9 Feb. 2012.
  • Rieder, David M., and Kevin Brock. emBody(text) { [Interactive Microsoft Kinect installation]. Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC. Nov. 2011-Feb. 2012.