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Jessica ClementsJessica Clements

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4975
Fax: 509.777.4682
Office Location: Westminster Hall 242


Ph.D. Purdue University

M.A. Ohio State University

B.A. Capital University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Rhetoric and composition; public rhetorics; rhetoric, technology and digital writing; writing center theory and practice

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


"It Takes a Village: Collaborative Approaches to Teaching Source Evaluation." Inland InfoLit Retreat presentation. Bozarth Mansion, Spokane, WA: 2 November 2018. (w/ Marianne Bracke).

"Decoding the Digital Supervolcano: Digital Humanities, Writing Centers, and Actor-network Theory." Fred Talks, Department of English, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA: 14 September 2017.

"The Role of New Media Expertise in Shaping Writing Consultations." Faculty Scholarship Forum presentation, Whitworth University. Spokane, WA: 20 February 2017.

"The Peer Mentor Program and Consulting Philosophy Project: Empowering Undergraduate Tutors as Resilient Keepers of Programmatic Knowledge." Ideas Exchange Forum presentation at 2016 International Writing Centers Association Conference. Denver, CO: 15 October 2016.

"The Case of Mistaken Critical Access: Consultants' Roles in Crafting RAD Research in Grant-writing Contexts." Data dash presentation at International Writing Centers Association Collaborative conference. Houston, TX: 6 April 2016.

"SLACS, RAD Research, and WCD Turnover: Using Programmatic Agility to Collaboratively 'Pull RAD Research Out of a Hat.'" Data dash presentation at International Writing Centers Association Collaborative conference. Tampa, FL: 18 Mar. 2015.

"Re-visioning the Writing Center: Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital What Now?" Paper presented at Computers & Writing Conference. Washington State University, Pullman: 8 June 2014.

"Tale of Two Gamers: What Video Games Can Teach Us about Collaboration and Writing." Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA: April 2011.


Of Mothers and Mouse-clicks: Assembling the Networked Ethos of Contemporary Maternity Advice. MIT, forthcoming 2020. (w/ Kari Nixon).

"The Quest for Intersectional Awareness: Educating Tutors through Gaming Ethnography." Unlimited Players: The Intersections of Writing Centers and Games Scholarship, edited by Stephanie Vie and Holly Ryan, Utah State UP, forthcoming 2019.

"Walking the Narrow Ridge: When Performing Neutrality Isn't an Option in the Vocation of the Christian Professor." On Teacher Neutrality: Politics, Praxis, Performativity, edited by Daniel Richards, Utah State UP, forthcoming 2019.

"The Role of New Media Expertise in Shaping Writing Consultations." How We Teach Writing Tutors: A WLN Digital Edited Collection, edited by Karen G. Johnson and Theodore Roggenbuck. November 2018. digitaleditedcollection1/Clements.

"Chicago Style for Publication." The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Ed. Mike Allen. 2017.

"Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition." The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 12 July 2011. Web. 6 Feb. 2012.


Faculty Research and Development Research Fellowship, Summer 2016 (Whitworth)

Academic Mentoring Award Recipient, May 2016 (Whitworth)

IWCA Collaborative Registration Scholarship (for RAD research proposal), April 2016