Curriculum Vitae

You can access the complete PDF version of my CV here or browse some of the publications, presentations, and teaching experiences that I have highlighted below.

 

Publications

Book

Hitt, A. H. (2021). Rhetorics of overcoming: Rewriting narratives of disability and accessibility in writing studies. Champaign, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Articles & Chapters

Essays & Reviews

Special Issue Editor

  • Hitt, A., & Garrett, Bre. (Eds.). (2014). Reflections, 14(1): Special Issue on Engaging the Possibilities of Disability Studies.
  • —. Special editors’ introduction. pp. 4–14.
  • —. Interviews with Melanie Yergeau, Beth Ferri, and Nirmala Erevelles. pp. 15–39.

 

Teaching

Ball State University, Assistant Professor of English (2019–present)

  • ENG 103, Rhetoric & Writing (3 sections)
  • ENG 104, Composing Research (2 sections)
  • ENG 213, Introduction to Digital Literacies (1 section)
  • ENG 231, Professional Writing (4 sections)
  • ENG 329, Editing & Style (4 sections)
  • ENG 333, Technical Writing (1 section)
  • ENG 430, Document Design & Visual Rhetoric (4 sections)
  • ENG 431, Writing in Digital Environments (2 sections)
  • ENG 435, Special Topic: Cultural Rhetorics (1 section)
  • ENG 444, Senior Seminar (1 section)
  • ENG 600, Teaching Practicum in Composition (1 section)
  • ENG 605, Teaching in English Studies (1 section)
  • ENG 690, Special Topic: Rhetorics of the Body (1 section)
  • ENG 694:

University of Central Arkansas, Assistant Professor of Writing (2015–19)

  • WRTG 3310: Technical Writing (3 sections)
  • WRTG 3306: Writing as Information Design II, Usability & Accessibility (2 sections)
  • WRTG 3305: Writing as Information Design (5 sections)
  • WRTG 2330: Introduction to Writing Studies (1 section)
  • WRTG 1374: First-Year Seminar: Emojis, Memes, & Digital Media (2 sections)
  • WRTG 1320: Academic Writing & Research (13 sections)
  • WRTG 1310: Introduction to College Writing (1 section)

 

Presentations

National Conferences

  • “Accessibility as Rhetorical Practice.” Invited Panelist for Octalog IV: The Politics of Rhetorical Studies in 2021. Conference on College Composition and Communication. April 2021.
  • “Performing Access in, through, and because of the Writing Center.” Respondent. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2019.
  • “#AcademicAbleism and the (In)Accessibility of Digital Writing.” Computers & Writing. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. May 2018.
  • “Asymmetrical Disclosures in the Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 2018.
  • “‘At Least I’m Not Insane’: Practicing Radical Self-Care in the Writing Classroom.” Sponsored Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 2017.
  • “Rhetorics of Overcoming.” Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. May 2016.
  • “Computers & (Professional and Technical) Writing.” Townhall Presentation. Computers & Writing. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. May 2016.
  • “Crip Virtualities, Queer Subjectivities, and Disabled Embodiment.” Computers & Writing. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. May 2016.
  • “Negotiating Disability Disclosures in Qualitative Research.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. April 2016.
  • “Disability FTW! Activism, Embodiment, and Online Communities.” Roundtable Presentation. Computers & Writing. U of Wisconsin-Stout. May 2015.
  • “Talk to the Talkers: What Is Academic Podcasting All About?” Roundtable Presentation. Computers & Writing. U of Wisconsin-Stout. May 2015.
  • “What Would a Universally Designed Writing Classroom Look Like? Talking with Students about Accessibility.” Panel Presentation. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 2014.
  • “Everyday Methods: Tools of the Digital Scholar.” Roundtable Presentation. Computers & Writing. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. June 2014.
  • ““Beyond Afterthought: Positioning Accessibility as Critical Literacy.” Panel Presentation. Computers & Writing. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. June 2014.
  • “Accessible Practices in the Multimodal Classroom.” Graduate Research Network. Computers & Writing. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. June 2014.
  • “Dis/Ability as Inquiry: Hacking the Fixed Curriculum.” Sponsored by Disability Studies SIG. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.
  • “‘I Know It’s Touchy, But Should It Be?’: Diagnosing Students in the Writing Center.” Panel Presentation. Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education. University of Delaware. Newark, DE. October 2013.
  • “Composing Disability: The Circulation of Memes on Facebook.” Panel Presentation. Computers & Writing. Frostburg State University. Frostburg, MD. June 2013.
  • “Who Gets Accommodated? Writing Center as Retrofit to the Composition Classroom.” Roundtable Presentation. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013.
  • “Ableist Assumptions and Inaccessible Tutoring Practices.” Roundtable Presentation. International Writing Center Association. San Diego, CA. October 2012.
  • “Disability and the Multiliteracy Center: Reframing the Rhetorical Space of the Writing Center.” Panel Presentation. Rhetorical Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. May 2012.
  • “Unlearning Accommodation: Universal Design and Multimodal Pedagogies.” Panel Presentation. Computers & Writing. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. May 2012.

Invited Presentations

Disciplinary Presentations

  • Forthcoming. “Resisting Rhetorics of Overcoming and Valuing Disability in College Writing Instruction.” Invited Lecture/Workshop, Colorado State University. April 2024.
  • Forthcoming. “Overcoming Ableist Writing Instruction.” Invited Lecture, University of Pittsburgh, Creating a Culture of Access speaker series. March 2024.
  • “Neurodivergence and Access in Higher Education.” Invited Presentation, Center for Ethics and Health Humanities, University of Southern Mississippi. April 2023.
  • “Prioritizing Accessibility: Engaging in Inclusive Writing Instruction.” Invited Lecture, University of New Hampshire Writing Program, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Speaker Series. February 2023.
  • “Universal Design and the Potential for Radical Accessibility.” Invited Lecture, Albright College. March 23, 2022.
  • “Centering Disability in the Writing Center: Moving Beyond Access and Toward Accessibility.” Keynote Address, 2021 Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference. March 2021.
  • “Accessibility in Online, Blended, and Socially Distanced Environments.” Invited Panelist for Faculty Considerations for Fall Semester series, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. Ball State University, July 2020.
  • “Ethical Pedagogies: Self-Care and Trauma-Informed Practices.” Invited Speaker for The Writing Program Presents speaker series. Department of English, Ball State University, March 2020.
  • “Meeting Students’ Needs through Universal Design.” Invited Speaker in New Faculty Academy. Ball State University, November 2019 & September 2020.
  • “Self-Care Strategies: How to Avoid Academic Burnout.” Guest Speaker in UCA Family and Consumer Sciences, FACS 3311: Resource Management. October 2018.
  • “Self-Care by Design.” Invited Presentation for College Teaching Mini-Conference, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Central Arkansas, August 2018.
  • “Access for All: Meeting Students’ Needs through Universal Design.” Invited Presentation. Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Central Arkansas, January 2018.
  • “Self-Care Strategies for Faculty and Students.” Invited Presentation. Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Central Arkansas, September 2017.
  • “Disability in the Writing Center.” Invited Presentation. UCA Writing Center, University of Central Arkansas, November 2015.

Organizational Presentations

  • “Neurodivergence in College Athletes.” Invited Presentation, Mid-American Conference. February 2024.
  • “Overcoming: Understanding How Narratives about Disability Are Created and Circulated.” Invited Presentation, Leidos. July 2023.

Workshops

  • “Creating Cultures of Access.” Workshop Facilitator. CCCC Virtual Conference. March 2022.
  • “Universal Design in the Classroom.” Workshop Leader. School of Communication Diversity Workshop, University of Central Arkansas, May 2018.
  • “Breaking Down Barriers and Enabling Access: (Dis)ability in Writing Classrooms and Programs.” Workshop organizer and facilitator. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.
  • “Public Narrative and Writing Centers: Stories of Self, of Us, of Now.” Workshop Facilitator. International Writing Center Collaborative at Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012.