Alessandra’s research focuses on rhetorical theory and criticism, public address, and political theory. She addresses rhetorical constructions of citizenship in domestic and international contexts, researching innovative conceptions of citizenship tied to deliberation and participation rather than nationality. Her recent work explores the idea of European Union citizenship as a model of post-national engagement, focusing on … Continue reading Alessandra von Burg
Chelcie Juliet Rowell serves as Digital Initiatives Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. A member of the library’s Digital Scholarship Unit, Chelcie oversees digitization of special collections and liaises with humanities faculty pursuing digital humanities research and pedagogy. Chelcie earned a B.A. in English from Oglethorpe University and an M.S. in … Continue reading Chelcie Rowell
I come to teaching writing as a working writer, one who has struggled with and delighted in new language, new genres, and new audiences. I was a journalist for nine years, most recently at the Winston-Salem Journal as a features reporter. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with the incongruous … Continue reading Laura Giovanelli
// Lisa Blee
Lisa Blee grew up in Arizona, attended college in Portland, Oregon, and received her PhD at the University of Minnesota. At Wake Forest she teaches courses in the American West, Native American history, environmental thought, and public history. Her research interest is in late nineteenth and twentieth century Pacific Northwest history, specifically concerning Native American … Continue reading Lisa Blee
// Mary Dalton
Dr. Dalton’s major areas of research are in critical media studies and documentary filmmaking. Her documentaries have been screened at various festivals, museums, galleries, and libraries. Dr. Dalton is also a media critic and regular contributor to the National Public Radio affiliate WFDD-FM, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her scholarly publications include articles, book chapters, and … Continue reading Mary Dalton
// Molly Keener
As the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Molly advances a campus-wide scholarly communication education campaign supporting faculty research and publishing endeavors.
I came to teaching after a career in journalism, which means that I value clear and concise writing, great stories and the pressure of a deadline. I have written for magazines and websites, but I spent most of my working life at the Winston-Salem Journal, where I was a beat reporter, a columnist, an investigative … Continue reading Phoebe Zerwick
// Ryan Shirey
I collaborate with the peer tutors of the WFU Writing Center and coordinating their scheduling, training, and assessment as Director of the Writing Center.
I came to Wake Forest in 1998 and have taught Japanese language courses at all levels as well as courses on Japanese culture. My areas of interest are second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, and curriculum development. I love teaching and try to keep current in my field through active involvement in a number of … Continue reading Yasuko Takata Rallings