Megan L. Titus
Assistant Professor II of English Email: metitus@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 896-5090
Department Name:
English
Office Location:
Fine Arts 330

Faculty Office Hours

Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Assistant Professor II of English
Email: 
metitus@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 896-5090
Department Name: 
English
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 330

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition, Ohio University, June 2010; Graduate Certificate: Women’s and Gender Studies; Dissertation: “Surfacing Teacher and Student Voices: the Implications of  Teaching Practices for Student Attitudes Toward Revision.” Dissertation Director: Jennie Nelson.
  • M.A. in English, Montclair State University, January 2004; Major Emphasis: Writing Studies; Master’s Thesis: “Reawakening the Student: Exploring Teaching Kinesthetic; Writing in the College Writing Classroom.” Thesis Director: Robert Whitney
  • B.A. in English, Muhlenberg College, May 2000

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Western and non-Western women’s rhetorics
  • New media and writing with technology
  • Revision and pedagogy
  • Feminist theory and pedagogy
  • History of composition
  • Japanese literature, film, and popular culture

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Rider University: Composition 120: Expository Writing; English 315: Topics in Specialized Writing

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

  • “Habitus and the Composition Classroom: Reimagining Classroom Practices.” College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY (2010).
  • “The Rhetoric of the Journey: Global Rhetoric and the Female Religious Body in Sarashina Nikki and The Book of Margery Kempe.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, East Lansing, MI (2009).
  • “Blogging Local, Thinking Global: Blogs and Community Building.” College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA (2009).
  • “Outside the Master’s Grace: Emma Goldman’s Rhetoric of Inclusion and Killing the Angel Metaphor." College English Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH (2008).
  • “Authorship and Interface: Questioning the Human/Cyborg Divide.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY (2007).
  • “Bringing the Anime and Manga Hype into the Writing Classroom.” College English Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH (2007).
  • "Reclaiming the Narrative of Grammar.” (with Nathan Shepley) Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, KY (2006).
  • “Negotiating Student Resistance to Racialized Texts in the Writing Classroom.” College English Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH (2006).
  • “When the Questioning Stops: Rethinking the Role of ESL Tutoring through the Scope of Literature.” (with Laura Lubrano and Annette Roberts) International Writing Center Association/National Conference for Peer Tutors in Writing, Hershey, PA (2003).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • College English Association
  • Modern Language Association