Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL | Anticipated Fall 2020

Ph.D. Candidate in Texts and Technology

Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition

Current GPA: 4.0/4.0


Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY | December 2015

M.A. in English

Mentored Scholarly Project: “Creepypasta in the Classroom:
‘Prosumers’ and Audience in First-Year Writing”

GPA: 4.0/4.0


Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY | May 2013

B.A. in English Teaching (Summa Cum Laude)

GPA: 3.94/4.0

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Central Florida

Fall 2017 - Present

Instructor of Record, Department of Writing and Rhetoric

-Taught two sections of ENC 1101 (Composition I) and/or ENC 1102 (Composition II) per semester

-Developed a course calendar and syllabus that encouraged

students to explore their writing and research processes

-Fostered students’ recursive research and writing processes

-Participated in Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Circles and professional development workshops     


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Eastern Kentucky University             

Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

Instructor of Record, English 101

-Taught four sections of ENG 101 (Reading, Writing, and


-Created and implemented daily lessons that allowed students

to explore and develop their writing and learning processes

-Encouraged an inclusive environment and a growth mindset

-Participated in professional development workshops

-Participated in Graduate Teaching Assistant practicum

Academic Experience

Graduate Research Associate, UCF, Department of Writing and Rhetoric

March 2019-August 2018

-Assisted Dr. Stephanie Vie, Chair of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, with her CCCC "Social Media in the Composition Classroom" grand research by conducting interviews and coding transcripts of the interviews

-Regularly met with Dr. Vie and the other GTAs on the project to coordinate research efforts

Graduate Research Associate, UCF, Regional Initiative for Collecting History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES)

January 2018 - February 2018

-Collaborated with RICHES faculty and staff to redesign the interface of the RICHES Mosaic Interface Bookbag tool

Created mockups of the redesign using the Balsamiq wireframing tool

Graduate Research Associate, UCF, Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

June 2017 - December 2017

-Created online modules on various teaching-related topics, e.g.

student learning, FERPA, instructional strategies, and assessment,

for UCF’s New Faculty Orientation

-Researched assessment plans for active learning spaces in

preparation for a Fall 2017 internship in the Faculty Center

assessing a new active learning space on campus

-Worked with other Faculty Center faculty and staff to understand

how UCF faculty would use virtual reality in their classrooms

Graduate Research Assistant, UCF, RICHES

May 2017 - August 2017

-Collaborated with faculty and staff from RICHES, the Center for

Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR) and the Texts and

Technology Program to test and improve the RICHES Mosaic

Interface (RMI) Bookbag tool and its features

-Researched further grants and funding opportunities

-Collected research on user-centered design and educational tools

-Assisted in the moderation of focus groups

-Drafted wireframes for the redesign of the RMI Bookbag tool


Graduate Writing Consultant, UCF, University Writing Center

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

 -Assisted writers in the creation of writing projects, from planning

to polishing

-Shared and modeled various brainstorming, writing, revision, and

proofreading and editing strategies.

Academic Leadership Experience

Texts and Technology Student Organization (TTSO), UCF

Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2019

-Aided the President of TTSO in planning and leading meetings

-Delegated planning and other tasks to other officers and members

-Planned an Alumni Colloquium for networking between alumni

and current Texts and Technology students

Noel Studio for Academic Creativity Public Relations, Social Media, and Technology Committee Chair                 

Oct. 2014 - Dec. 2015

-Led a team of Noel Studio consultants to maintain the Noel

Studio’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and


-Created and distributed promotional materials about workshops,

services, and other Noel Studio-related campus events


Hensley, Emily, and Rachel Winter. “Board Games and Creativity in the Classroom: Reflections from Pedagogicon.” Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Proceedings from the 2017 Pedagogicon, edited by Russell Carpenter, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Matthew Winslow, and Shirley O’Brien Conference Proceedings, New Forums Press, [Forthcoming].


Hensley, Emily, Rachel Winter, and Shane Richardson. "Using Writing Studio Pedagogy to Transcend Teaching Spaces." Writing Studio Pedagogy: Space, Place, and Rhetoric in Collaborative Environments, edited by Matthew Kim and Russell Carpenter, Rowman & Littlefield, 2017, pp. 47-62.


Carpenter, Russell, Rachel Winter, Emily Hensley, Kelsey Strong, Rebecca Williams, and Adam Bunnell. “Mapping the Hot Spots: A Zoning Approaching to Space Analysis and Design.” Journal of Learning Spaces, vol. 5, no. 1, 2015, pp. 19-25.

Conference Presentations

“First-Year Writers as Digital Citizens: The Circulation Report & Analysis Assignment,” Computers and Writing, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, May 2020

[Accepted – conference canceled due to COVID-19]

"Code Switching, Shifting, Meshing?: Valuing Student and Tutor Home Dialects in the Academic Writing Center" with Courtnie Morin and Rachel Winter, Southeastern Writing Center Association, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 2019

“Research as Play: Promoting Inquiry through Pedagogies of Play” with Trenia Napier, Courtnie Morin, and Rachel Winter, Computers and Writing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, June 2018


“Memes and r/NoSleep: Digital Reactions to the 2017 Election with Pedagogical Implications” with Rachel Winter, Computers and Writing, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, June 2018


“‘Where Do You Want to Sit?’: Creatively Turning Space into Place” with Courtnie Morin and Rachel Winter Southeastern Writing Center Association, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA,
February 2018


"Comments Must Contribute": How r/NoSleep's Community Guidelines Foster Interaction in their Fictions,” HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance Conference), University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Novemeber 2017

“Designing Spaces of Wonder: Related Perspectives on Pedagogy, Multimodality, and Technology Across Institutions” with Kristi Apostel, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter, Dana Gierdowski, Karla

Kitalong, and Rachel Winter, Computers and Writing 2017, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, June 2017


“Using Interactive Media to Foster Creativity in the Classroom” with Rachel Winter, Pedagogicon 2017, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, May 2017


“Navigating Digital Environments with Creative, Multimodal Learning Design” with Emily Tarvin and Rachel Winter, Digitorium, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 2017


“Recentering Writing Feedback through Writing Studio Pedagogy” with Russell Carpenter, Kevin Dvorak, and Rachel Winter, SWCA, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, February 2017


Language Diversity and Academic Writing Workshop Co-leader

March 2019

-Developed and lead a workshop for the Department of Writing

and Rhetoric on Dr. Samantha Looker-Koenigs’ Language

Diversity and Academic Writing textbook with Dr. Looker-Koenigs

Dr. Jamila Kareem (Assistant Director of First-Year Writing), and

Composition Co-Coorindator, Lissa Pompos Mansfield


UCF Composition Committee                                                                           Aug. 2018 - present

-Collaborated with committee members from the Department of
Writing and Rhetoric to create a statement from the department
on language diversity and its role in Composition I and
Composition II at UCF


UCF Zora Neale Hurston Assignment Committee

Aug. 2018 - Dec. 2018

-Collaborated with other Department of Writing and Rhetoric
faculty to design and develop lessons and assignments that would
coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Zora! Festival (the Zora
Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities)

-Designed and developed a “researcher’s stance” assignment for
ENC 1102 (Composition II) students, addressing student writers’
stance on ethics and practical applications for Writing Studies

Kairos, Assistant Editor                                                                                     Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2020

-Copyedited and proofread submissions to the Kairos PraxisWiki


UCF First Year Writing Portfolio Assessment Committee

December 2017

-Participated in score norming and assessment of ENC 1101

(Composition I) portfolios for the Fall 2017 semester


SWCA Proposal Review Committee

November 2017

-Evaluated proposals for acceptance into the 2018 SWCA conference


Session Moderator, Pedagogicon 2017, Eastern Kentucky University

Mary 2017

-Introduced presenter

-Moderated question and answer session

-Distributed and collected session quality surveys

Awards & Certifications

-UCF Graduate Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Spring 2020

-Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Award for GTA Teaching Excellence, April 2019

-Graduate Teaching Assistantship, UCF, Fall 2016 - Fall 2019

-Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel Award for Excellence in Service to Noel Studio Success, May 2015

-College Reading and Learning Association Level II Certification, August 2014

-Graduate Assistantship, EKU, Spring 2014 - Fall 2015

-Sigma Tau Delta Award, EKU, Spring 2013

-President’s List, EKU, Spring 2010 - Spring 2013

-Dean’s List, EKU, Spring 2010 - Spring 2013

-Regents Scholarship, EKU, Fall 2009 - Spring 2013

© 2019 by Emily Hensley