CV

Curriculum Vitae for Nate Kreuter

Email: nathankreuter [at-sign] gmail [period] com

Web: www.natekreuter.net

Education

University of Texas at Austin. PhD in English, concentration in Rhetoric and Writing (May, 2010)

Dissertation: “Rhetorical Intelligence: The Role of Rhetoric in the US Intelligence Community”

Dissertation Overview: “Rhetorical Intelligence” explores the rhetorical culture of the CIA and its so-called sister-agencies in the post-Iraq invasion context, asking how the community’s political culture, disciplinary nature, theories of language, writing practices, and epistemological culture determine its effectiveness as a knowledge-building institution. The dissertation also makes an argument back to the discipline of rhetoric, exploring why some knowledge-building communities like the intelligence community seek, problematically, to classify themselves as both arhetorical and apolitical, and what the implications of such distancing are for our own discipline.

Directors: Patricia Roberts-Miller and Jeffrey Walker

Committee: Mark Longaker, Clay Spinuzzi, and Paul Butler

University of Texas at Austin. M.A. in English (May, 2006)

University of Iowa. B.A. in English (May, 2002, with Honors and Highest Distinction)

Academic Appointments

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of English, Western Carolina University (2010-Present)

Assistant Director of Lower-Division Writing. Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin (2009- 2010)

Assistant Instructor. Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas at Austin (2006-2008 and 2009-2010)

Assistant Instructor. Department of English, University of Texas at Austin (2008-2009)

Students Partnering for Undergraduate Rhetoric Success (SPURS) Partnering Instructor. Department of Rhetoric and Writing, in conjunction with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin (2006-2008)

Teaching Assistant. Department of English, University of Texas at Austin (2004-2006)

Publications

Refereed Articles

“The US Intelligence Community’s Mathematical Ideology of Technical Communication” Technical Communication Quarterly. (Forthcoming)

“The Ethics of Clarity and/or Obscuration.” Composition Forum. 27, Spring 2013.

“Style, Student Writing, and the Handbooks.” Composition Forum 19, Spring 2009.

“The Subjectivity of Eyes in the Sky.” Journal of Visual Literacy, V. 27, N. 2, Autumn 2007, p. 209-218.

Reviews

Review of Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information, by Richard Lanham. Currents in Electronic Literacy. Spring 2007.

“Archival Research When There Is No Archive.” E3W Review of Books, Volume 9, Spring 2009.

Awards

Chancellor’s Travel Fund, Western Carolina University (2010, 2011, 2012)

English Department Dissertation Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin (2009)

John Slatin Award for Mastery of Electronic Media in Education (MEME) in 2008 (with Jillian Sayre) and in 2007 (with John Jones, Tim Turner, and Vessela Valiavitcharska)

Graduate Student Professional Development Award (awarded by University of Texas at Austin Graduate College, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Eagle Scout (1998) [please visit Scouting for All, which seeks to bring equality to Scouting]

Conference Presentations

“Genetic Borders and Propaganda 2.0.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. San Antonion, TX. May, 2014. (paper accepted)

“Between Social Utopias and Creepy Treehouses: Contingency and Savvy in Social Reading and Writing Spaces.” Computers and Writing. Frostburg, Maryland. June, 2013.

“Cosa Nostra: The Digital Humanities as Meta-Cognitive, Navel-Gazing Crime Syndicate.” Networked Humanities:From Within and Without the University. Lexington, KY. February, 2013.

“Don’t Tread on Me: Tea Party Invocations of the Gadsden Flag.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Philadelphia, PA. May, 2012.

“Apocryphal Mapping: The Cartography of the Analog/Digital Convergence” as part of the panel “The Presence of Print: Paper’s Persistence.” SXSW Interactive. Austin, TX.  March, 2012.

Spying Epistemology: How the CIA’s Epistemological and Rhetorical Culture Shape Foreign Policy.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.  Montreal, Canada.  November, 2011.

“Translation Savvy: Beyond Rhetorical Literacies and Across Languages.” Penn State Rhetoric and Composition Conference. State College, PA.  July, 2011.

“Ingenuous and Cunning Identification: How the Pallor of Unnoticableness Facilitated the Invasion of Iraq in 2003.” Kenneth Burke, Rhetoric, and Social Change: Eighth Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society.  Clemson, SC.  May, 2011.

“Networks in Place: When Fiber Optics Hit the Gravel Road” as part of the panel “Folkways These Days: Crafty Knowledge in Digital Networks.” SXSW Interactive.  Austin, TX.  March, 2011.

“Realism, Plain Style, and Arguments from Authority in the US Intelligence Community.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May, 2010.

“Style: An Anti-Curriculum Based Upon Richard Lanham’s Anti-Textbook.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May, 2010.

“Think of a Cognitive Scientist.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. April 2010.

“Style and Visual/Digital Media: Taking Technology to New Stylistic Levels” as part of “Style Pedagogy Renewed, Revised, Remixed: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century” (pedagogy workshop). Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March, 2010.

“High Stakes Style.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. April 2009.

“Rhetorical Intelligence: A Rhetorical Study of the US Intelligence Community.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Seattle, WA. May 2008.

“The YouTube Front: A Sequel.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA. April 2008.

“The YouTube Front.” National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Boston, MA. April 2007.

“Writing Intelligence: How Technical Writing Can Address the Intelligence Failures of 9/11 and Iraq.” American Teachers of Technical Writing. New York, NY. March 2007.

“The Power of Satellite Imagery in American Culture.” Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Colorado Springs, CO. March 2006.

Additional Professional Development

THATCampSE.  Atlanta, GA.  March, 2011.  (participant)

THATCampVA.  Charlottesville, VA.  December, 2010. (participant)

“Visual Rhetoric.” Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute Seminar. State College, PA. June 2009. (participant)

“Science and its Publics.” Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute Workshop. State College, PA. June 2009. (participant)

Courses Taught

Western Carolina University

Graduate

ENGL 610: History of Rhetoric (Fall ’12)

ENGL 614: 20th Century Rhetorical Theory (Spring ’12)

ENGL 610: History of Rhetoric (Fall ’11)

ENGL 695: Visual and Ditigal Rhetorics (Spring ’11)

ENGL 514: Fundamentals of Teaching Composition (Fall ’10)

Undergraduate

ENGL 353: Stories Retold (Spring ’13)

ENGL 202: Writing and Critical Inquiry (Spring ’13, one standard section, one Honors section)

ENGL 202: Writing and Critical Inquiry (Fall ’12, two sections)

ENGL 202: Writing and Critical Inquiry (Spring ’12, two sections)

ENGL 202: Writing and Critical Inquiry (Fall ’11, two sections)

ENGL 102: Writing and Critical Inquiry (Spring ’11, two sections)

ENGL 101: Writing and Rhetoric (Fall ’10, two sections)

University of Texas at Austin

Graduate

E 398T: Supervised Teaching in English (Fall ’09, assisted Mark Longaker)

Undergraduate, Intermediate Writing

RHE 310: Prose Style Workshop (Fall ’09)

Undergraduate, Lower-Division Literature and Writing

E 314J: Literature and Journalism (Fall ’08, Spring ’09)

Undergraduate, Lower-Division Rhetoric and Writing

RHE 309K: The Rhetoric of Spying (Fall ’07, Spring ’08)

RHE 306: First-Year Rhetoric & Writing (Fall ’06, Spring ’07)

Undergraduate, Lower-Division Literature

E 316K: American Literature (Fall ’04, Spring ’05, Fall ’05, Spring ’06, as Teaching Assistant)

Service

to the Department

Member. Strategic Planning Committee. Department of English. Western Carolina University. (2012-2013)

Chair. Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Conduct.  Department of English.  Western Carolina University. (2011-2012)

Member. Ad Hoc Committee to Revise Collegial Review Document.  Department of English.  Western Carolina University. (2011-2012)

Member. Annual Faculty Evaluation Committee.  Department of English.  Western Carolina University. (2011-2013)

Member. Writing, Rhetoric, and Critical Studies Executive Committee.  Department of English.  Western Carolina University. (2010 – Present)

Member.  Joyner Fund Committee.  Department of English.  Western Carolina University.  (2010-2011)

Coordinator.  State Employees’ Combined Campaign.  Department of English.  Western Carolina University.  (2010)

Project Leader. Visual Rhetoric Group. Digital Writing and Research Lab.  University of Texas at Austin. (2006-2009)

Member. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.  Department of Rhetoric and Writing.  University of Texas at Austin. (2007-2008)

Member. First-Year Forum Book Selection Committee.  Department of Rhetoric and Writing.  University of Texas at Austin. (2007-2009)

to the University

Member. University Club Board of Directors. Western Carolina University. (2012-Present)

Member. Program of Excellence Award Selection Committee. Western Carolina University. (2012)

Faculty Sponsor. Wrestling Club. Western Carolina University. (2011-Present)

Member. Science, Technology, and Society Graduate Student Advisory Board. University of Texas at Austin. (2005-2007)

Mentor. Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program.  University of Texas at Austin. (2009-2010)

to the Discipline and Profession

Columnist. Tyro Tracts. Inside Higher Ed. (2011-Present)

Assistant Editor. Kairos, Praxis Section.  (2011-Present)

Member.  Editorial Board, Enculturation. (2011-Present)

Co-Founder and Contributor. Viz. (co-winner of the 2010 John Lovas Memorial Academic Weblog Award)

Founder and Sole Contributor. 3 x 3 in Cullowhee.  (approximately 1600 unique visitors per month)

Founder, Site Administrator, and Contributor. The Rural Image Cooperative.

Member. Bedford-St. Martins Teaching Assistant Advisory Board. (2009-2010)

to the Community

Volunteer. Project Healing Waters.  (2010-Present)

VolunteerTrout Unlimited. (2010-Present)

Referee. Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse. Collegiate Officials Committee, US Lacrosse. (2011-Present)

Referee. Wrestling and Boys’ Lacrosse. North Carolina State High School Athletics Association. (2010-Present)

Referee. Texas Wrestling Officials’ Association. (2007-2010)

Referee. Southwest Lacrosse Officials’ Association. (2008-2010)

Technical Experience

Intelligence Analyst. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), Charlottesville, VA (2002-2004)

Professional Organizations

Conference of College Composition and Communication

Modern Language Association  (dropped membership, due to organization’s irrelevancy)

National Communication Association

National Council of Teachers of English

Rhetoric Society of America

Eastern Box Turtle

References Available Upon Request

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