Serio, Joseph

Teaching Assistant-Dissertator
English

Plan: Rhetoric, Professional Writing, and Community Engagement - PhD

Achieved Degree(s): 
MA, University of New Mexico, 2014. BA, English/Professional Writing, University of New Mexico, 2010.

Selected Publication(s):
"Who Is the Man with No Name?: Names and Namelessness in Western Fiction." Pop Culture Review (UNLV), Vol. 24 # 2, Summer 2013

Interests:
The rhetoric of Humor, play pedagogy, genre studies, multimodal composition, community writing, professional and technical writing, homebrewing, foraging, live music, fuzzy critters.

Academic Award(s): 
Sappenfield Fellowship, UWM, Fall 2019
Chancellor’s Award, UWM, 2017-2018
Chancellor’s Award, UWM, 2016-2017
Chancellor’s Award, UWM, 2015-2016
Peer Mentor of the Year, UNM, 2013-2014
Patricia Clark Smith Scholarship, UNM, 2011-2012

Conference Presentation(s):
“Creating Confianza: Using Play to Build Relationships in the Writing Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 14, 2019.

“Responding to Anti-Intellectualism in the Classroom: Developing Positive Emotions and Facilitating Student Engagement.” Half-day workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 13, 2019. Roundtable leader.

“Digital Salons and Modular Archives: The Collector as Hyperconsumer.” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference, February 20, 2019

“Creating Confianza: Using Play to Build Relationships in the Writing Classroom.” Writing Innovation Symposium, Marquette U., Milwaukee, WI. February 1, 2019.

“The Confianza Classroom: Building Community in Composition Class.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, Oct. 26, 2018. Maker’s Space workshop.

“Strategies for Facilitating Intellectual Inquiry and Discourse in a Post-Truth World.” Half-day workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 14, 2018. Roundtable Leader.

“Building Literacies through Multimodal Online Composition.” UWM Teaching and Learning Symposium, January 2018

“Altered (United) States: Obama, Sanders, and Change.” University of St. Thomas Graduate English Interdisciplinary Conference, April 21, 2017

“Building Community through Multimodal Composition,” UWM Professional Growth Forum, April 29, 2016

“Playing with Prose.” UWM/MU 1st-year English Graduate Pedagogy Conference, Marquette U., Dec. 7, 2015

“The Cats Will Play: LOLSPeak’s Relationship to Play, Work, and English.” EGSA Brown Bag Series, UNM English Dept., Oct. 30, 2013

“Revolution and the Rhetorical Humor of Flip Wilson.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Feb. 15, 2013

“Is What You See What You Get?: Flip Wilson and the Civil Rights Movement.” Tufts Humanities Conference, Medford, MA. Oct. 26, 2012

Teaching Experience:

English 205: Business and Professional Writing

English 240: Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

English 201: Strategies for Academic Writing: Literacy Studies

English 102: College Writing and Research (2 sections)

English 101: Stretch Composition Pilot Program (formerly ARSC 198) Two-semester basic composition class aimed at eliminating remedial English 100. Stretch composition covers the same material and genres as Eng. 101 and provides college credits. Instructor and curriculum designer.

English 219: Technical Writing, online course

English 220: Expository Writing: Rhetoric in Humor Intermediate writing course examining and using classical rhetoric within a framework of comedy. Texts include essays, films, television, newspaper, and political cartoons, and music.

ARSC 198: Stretch Composition Pilot Program

English 101: Composition I (Freshman Learning Communities) Basic composition class open only to students involved in the Freshman Learning Communities program and taught in connection with the Anderson School of Management class, "Ethics in Organizations."

English 220: Expository Writing: Rhetorical Humor in Film Intermediate writing course examining and using classical rhetoric within a framework of film comedy. Spring 2012 English 102: Analysis and Argument (2 sections)