Risa P. Gorelick, Ph.D.

Christine Tulley, PhD

My favorite part of coaching is helping academic writers with the organization of writing pieces, integrating source material effectively, tweaking paragraphs for coherence, and overall writing project management. Though I can coach academic writers in a number of areas, many writers struggle with organizing dissertation chapters as individual chapters yet part of a cohesive project and struggle with how to develop academic paragraphs that make sense while incorporating source material effectively. In addition, many academic writers need help with managing the various parts of a single large writing project like a dissertation or multiple writing projects that need to be worked at the same time. Finally, I’ve been on several search committees for new faculty members and offer coaching for this process, including Zoom interview preparation. If you need help in any of these areas, please request me when you contact Defend & Publish.

ABOUT: Christine Tulley is the owner and president of Defend&Publish. She has a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University and graduate certifications in Women’s Studies (Bowling Green State University) and Screen Arts and Cultures (University ofMichigan). She is the founder and director of the MA in Rhetoric and Writing at The University of Findlay and currently directs all faculty writing support, including development of tenure and promotion support materials, faculty writing groups, and individual writing schedules for those who struggle with time management or writer’s block. Her current research focuses on scholarly writing habits of writing studies faculty, academic time management, and faculty writing support showcased in How Writing Faculty Write: Strategies for Process, Product, and Productivity(2018) and the forthcoming Rhet Comp Moms: What 100 Time Use Diaries Can Teach Us about Parenting, Productivity, and Professionalism (Utah State University Press, 2020). As a frequentcontributor to Inside Higher Education, her advice columns focus on academic productivity strategies, including how to juggle multiple writing projects and craft cohesive tenure and promotion applications. She previously served as a member of the Conference for College Composition and Communication’s (CCCC) Executive Board and co-directs the CCCC’s “Think Tank” for new scholars developing conference proposals. Language: English; French reading

Languages: English; French reading


Tulley, Christine. How Writing Faculty Write: Strategies for Process, Product, and Productivity. Utah State University Press. 2018.

Edited Collections
Blair, Kristine, Radhika Gajjala, and Christine Tulley. Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action. Hampton Press, 2008.

Books under Contract

Rhet Comp Moms: Productivity, Professionalism, and Parenting/What 150 Time Use Diaries Reveal about Academic Motherhood in Rhetoric and Composition. Monograph length manuscript analyzes 150 time use diaries of rhetoric and composition mothers using modified double description coding to determine how they find time to write for publication despite parenting duties and time-intensive writing faculty and/or administrative positions. Utah State University Press. 2020.

Guest Edited Special Issues

Tulley, Christine, and Christine Denecker. Themed Issue: The Current Moment in Composition: Professional Development for Multimodal Composition. The Writing Instructor. March 2014. http://writinginstructor.com/currentmoment

Peer Reviewed Articles

Tulley, Christine. “Exploring the Multimodal Nature of Flute Girls.” Special issue on “Digital Literacies in the Ancient World.” Classics@. Guest editor Paul Dilley. Fall 2019. https://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/1167.classics-introduction-to-journal

Tulley, Christine. “A Course No One Wants to Teach”: A Brief History of the Undergraduate Writing Methods Course,” Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education. 5.1, Article 2. Fall 2016. Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol5/iss1/2

Denecker, Christine, and Christine Tulley. “A Brief History of DMAC (Digital Media and Composition Institute): An Interview with Cindy Selfe and Scott DeWitt.” The Writing Instructor. 2014. http://www.writinginstructor.com/currentmoment-denecker-tulley

Tulley, Christine. “Migration Patterns: A Status Report on the Transition from Paper to Eportfolios and the Effect on Multimodal Composition Initiatives within First-Year Composition.” Computers and Composition 30.2. June 2013. Winner of the Ellen Nold Award presented annually for the best article in computers and composition studies.

Tulley, Christine. “What Are Preservice Teachers Taught about the Teaching of Writing?: A Survey of Ohio Undergraduate Writing Methods Courses.” Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education. 2.1, Article 9. Spring 2013. Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/wte/vol2/iss1/9

Hampton-Famer, Cheri, and Erin Laverick, Christine Denecker, Nicole Diederich, Christine Tulley, and Tony Wilgus. “Growing a Faculty Writing Group on a Traditionally Teaching-Focused Campus. Journal of Faculty Development 27.1. January 2013. Reprinted in Academic Writing: Individual and Collaborative Strategies for Success (New Forums Press, 2013).

Tulley, Christine. “IText Reconfigured: The Rise of the Podcast.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 25.3. July 2011.

Tulley, Christine, and Kristine Blair. “Remediating the Book Review: Toward Collaboration and Multimodality across the English Curriculum.” Pedagogy 9.3. Fall 2009. Pedagogy Winner of 2010 The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals (http://www.parlorpress.com/best2010).

Tulley, Christine. “Image Events Guerilla Girl Style: A Twenty Year Retrospective.” Enculturation 7.1. Guest Eds. Joe Wilferth and Kevin DeLuca. Fall 2009.

Tulley, Christine. “Taking a Traditional Composition Program ‘Multimodal’: Web 2.0 and Institutional Change at a Small Liberal Arts Institution.” Computers and Composition Online. Spring 2009. http://cconlinejournal.org/Tulley09/default.htm. Reprinted in Multimodal Composition (2014, Bedford/St. Martins).

Tulley, Christine. “Negotiating Digital and Traditional Literacies: Training Non-Traditional Preservice Writing Teachers.” Computers and Composition Online. Spring 2008. http://cconlinejournal.org/Negotiating/default.html

Tulley, Christine. “A Snapshot of Complexity: Knowledge-Making and Negotiations in E-Rhetoric.” Journal of Composition Theory. Winter 2004.

Blair, Kristine, Angela Haas, and Christine Tulley. “Mentors and Masters: Narratives of (Re) Negotiation in Web-Based Writing Environments.” Computers and Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing. September 2002.

Book Chapters
Tulley, Christine. “Reviving an Oral Tradition: Using Podcasting to Teach Ancient Literature.” Teaching

Literature with Digital Technology. Editor Tim Heitland. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2017.

Tulley, Christine. “Preparing Preservice Writing Teachers to Enact the (Digital) Common Core Standards in Secondary Writing Classrooms: A Fresh Approach to the Common Core Standards in Research and Writing.” The Next Digital Scholar. Editors Jim Purdy and Randall McClure. Medford (NJ): Information Today, 2014. Bronze Medal for Education in the Commentary/Theory Category for the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Denecker, Christine, Kristine Blair, and Christine Tulley. “The Role of Narrative in Articulating the Relationship between Feminism and Digital Literacy.” Stories that Speak to Us: Curated Exhibits from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. Eds. H. Louis Ulman, Scott Lloyd De-Witt, and Cynthia L. Selfe. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2012.

Blair, Kristine, and Christine Tulley. “Whose Research Is It, Anyway? The Challenge of Deploying Feminist Methodology in Technological Spaces,” co-authored with Kristine Blair.Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues. Eds. Dànielle DeVoss and Heidi McKee. Hampton Press, 2007. Winner of Computer and Composition’s Best New Book for 2008 Award.

Blair, Kristine, and Christine Tulley. “E-Writing Spaces as Safe, Gender-Fair Havens: Aligning Political and Pedagogical Possibilities. “Teaching Writing with Computers: An Introduction. Eds. Pamela Takayoshi and Brian Huot. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Winner of Computer and Composition’s Best New Book for 2003 Award.

Book Reviews, Public Scholarship, and Contributions

“Making the Most of Your Research Promotion Team.” Inside Higher Education. June 28, 2019. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/06/28/how-work-publishers-universities-and-libraries-promote-your- research-and-related

“It’s July. Have You Started Writing Yet?” Inside Higher Education. July 11, 2018. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/07/11/benefits-developing-master-writing-plan-over- summer-opinion

“Telling Your Tenure Story.” Inside Higher Education. April 12, 2018. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/04/12/how-develop-cohesive-narrative-your-tenure-and- promotion-dossier-opinion

“The Importance of Year 2 on the Tenure Track.” Inside Higher Education. January 2, 2018. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/01/02/second-year-make-or-break-year-gaining-tenure- opinion

 “Computers and Composition 20/20: A Conversation Piece or What Some Very Smart People Have to Say about the Future.” Computers and Composition 28.4. December 2011. Special issue “Composition 20/20: How the Future of the Web Could Sharpen the Teaching of Writing,” guest edited by Randall McClure and Janice Walker.

Review of Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women. H-Net. Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Summer 2007.

Review of Writing in a Visual Age. Joint book review with Advanced Web Writing for English Majors section as course project. Computers and Composition Online. Summer 2007. http://cconlinejournal.org/reviews/CCOnline/index.htm

Review of James Paul Gee’s What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Language and Literacy. Joint book review with Advanced Web Writing for English Majors section as course project. Computers and Composition Online. Summer 2004. http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/tulley1/Splash.htm

Review of Feminist Social Thought. Journal of American Culture. Summer 1999.

Writer Toolkit PLUS CD-ROM, contributor. Longman Press, 2001.


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