Jenna Sheffield, Ph.D.

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Assistant Provost for Curriculum Innovation
Provost's Office

Assistant Professor
Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
English Department

College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
M.A., English Literature, University of North Florida
B.A., English Literature, University of Florida

About Jenna

Jenna Pack Sheffield is a scholar in the field of Rhetoric & Composition. Her research interests include professional and technical writing pedagogy, writing program administration, and digital pedagogy. Her research has appeared in national and international publications, such as Computers and Composition International, The WAC Journal, Computers and Composition Online, and Composition Forum. She teaches professional and technical writing courses, many of which have an experiential education component. Her students have successfully composed marketing materials, technical manuals, reports, and websites for a variety of local non-profits to help them advance their missions. She is the founding director of the university's Writing Across the Curriculum program, which provides faculty development support on a range of writing pedagogy topics, and she recently joined the provost's office to implement curriculum innovation initiatives and enhance high-impact practices across campus.

Selected Publications
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack. "SEO and its Significance for Alphabetic Composing in Writing Pedagogy." Writing Changes. Ed. Pegeen Reichert Powell. MLA Publications Program (forthcoming).
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack. "More Than a Useful Myth: A Case Study of Design Thinking for Writing Across the Curriculum Program Innovation." The WAC Journal, vol. 29, 2018, pp. 168-88.
  • Kimme Hea, Amy C., Sheffield, Jenna Pack, and Walker, Kenneth. "Figuring Programmatic Agency: The Framework as Critical Rearticulatory Practice in Writing Program Administration." Applications of the Framework for Success in Post-Secondary Writing: Scholarship, Theories, and Practices. Ed. Sherry Rankins-Robertson, Nicholas Behm, Duane Roen. Parlor Press, 2017, pp. 21-37.
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack. "Thinking Beyond Tools: Writing Program Administration and Digital Literacy." Computers and Composition Online, 2016.
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack. "Three Ways In: Teaching Visual Rhetoric Through Web-Based Infographics Programs." Kairos Praxis Wiki, vol. 20, no. 2, 2016.
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack, and Amy C. Kimme Hea. "Leveraging the Methodological Affordances of Facebook: A Model of Social Networking Strategy in Longitudinal Writing Research." Composition Forum, vol. 33, 2016.
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack. "Digital Scholarship and Interactivity: A Study of Commenting Features in Networked Books." Computers and Composition International, vol. 37, 2015, pp. 166-81.
  • Sheffield, Jenna Pack. "Open Peer Review: Collective Intelligence as a Framework for Theorizing Approaches to Peer Review in the Humanities." NANO: New American Notes Online, vol. 3, 2013.
Other Publications
  • "Networking, Demystifying, and Connecting: How Editing Affects Graduate Student Professional Development." Symposium: Revaluing the Work of the Editor. College English 77.2 (2014). Print.
  • "Review: Understanding Social Media by Sam Hinton and Larissa Hjorth." Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 19.3 (2015): n. pag. Web.
  • "A Review of Toby Coley’s Teaching with Digital Media in Writing Studies: An Exploration of Ethical Reponsibilities." Computers and Composition Online Winter (2013): n. pag. Web.
  •  "A Rhetorical Analysis of Citation Systems." A Student’s Guide to First-Year Writing.  Ed. Lee, Jerry W., Caitlin Rodriguez, and Gina Szabady. 33rd ed.  Plymouth, MI:  Hayden-McNeil, 2012. Print.
Selected Conference Presentations
  • "Three Ways In: Exploring Infographic Software for Teaching Visual Design in Professional Writing Contexts." Computers and Writing Conference. Pullman, WA. 5-8 June.
  • "(Re)Constituting Lived Realities: Complicating the Work of ‘Going Public.’" Conversation Starter. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Savannah, GA. 18-22 July.
  • "The Structure of Service: What is the Role of the Graduate Student Editor?" Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. 14-16 March.
  • "Curricular Mapping: Finding the Gaps." Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Albuquerque, NM. 19 July.
  • "New Media Publishing Practices: Overcoming Obstacles to Composing Scholarship in Digital Spaces." Computers and Writing Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. 19 May.
  • "Networked Peer Review and Other Possibilities for the Future of the Book." Computers and Writing Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan. 20 May.
  • "Heidegger's Enframing and Saving: A Heuristic for a Generative Pedagogy with Technology." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Research Network Forum. Atlanta, GA. 6 April.  
  • "Teach-nology: Heidegger’s Enframing as Educational Innovation." Enterprising Creativity Conference: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research. University of Leeds, UK. November.
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