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David Martins

Associate Professor and Writing Director
2112 Liberal Arts
(585) 475-6376
Degree: Rhetoric and Technical Communication, 2001, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
M.A. in English, emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition Theory, 1995, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
B.A. in English Literature, Asian Studies minor, 1992, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Ph.D. Dissertation: “When ‘a soda fountain orgy may mean death’: Diabetes Education and the Rhetorics of Compliance and Responsibility” (Dennis Lynch, Director)



“Between “Pleasantville” and “My Way or the Highway”: Promoting Productive Discussion of Social Justice in a Globally Linked Learning Environment.” (With Rebecca Roja Charry). In Globalizing On-line: Telecollaborations, Internationalization, and Social Justice. Ed. Nataly Tcherepashenets (Forthcoming, 2014). Peter Lange. [Invited book chapter]

Transnational Writing Program Administration (Forthcoming, 2014). Utah State University Press. [Peer Reviewed Edited Collection]

“Transnational Writing Programs and Emergent Models for Teaching, Learning and Writing” CCC Online (Forthcoming, Spring 2014). [peer reviewed]

“Changing the Climate for Assessment” Assessment Update 22 (Nov.-Dec. 2010): 3-5.

“Diabetes and Literacy: Negotiating Control Through Artifacts of Medicalization.” Journal of Medical Humanities 30 (2009): 115-130. [peer reviewed]

“Scoring Rubrics and the Material Conditions of our Relations with Students.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 36 (2008): 123-137. [peer reviewed]


“Globally Networked Learning: RIT/ACMT” with Michael Starenko and Rebecca Charry. COIL, NYC, May 15, 2013.

“Negotiating Meanings in Transnational Academic Discourse” Multilingual Mind Conference, Syracuse, October 2012

“Creating Global Partnerships Through Online International Collaborations: Resources and Examples” (with John Fowler, Laura Lewis, Meredith Marko Harrigan). Navigating Global Currents Conference, Association of International Educators: NASFA, Niagara Falls, NY, 4-6 November, 2012.

“Transnational Writing Programs.” (Chair and Speaker). Annual Meeting of the CCCC, St. Louis, MO, 21 March 2012.

“Implications of Globally Networked Learning Environments (GNLEs) for Writing Programs” (Invited Panelist) Annual Meeting of the CCCC, St. Louis, MO, 21 March 2012.

“Internationalization: Challenging the Infrastructure of Writing Instruction and Administration.” Conference on Writing Education across Borders, Penn State University, University Park, PA, 30 September 2011.

“Transnational Writing Program Administration.” Council of Writing Program Administrator’s Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 17 July, 2010. 

“Tools for Assessing Revision: How do we do it? What do we learn?” Council of Writing Program Administrator’s Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 17 July, 2010.

“Image as Translation: Using Visual Representations to Make the Case for Writing Center Structures and Relationships.” Northeast Writing Center Association’s Biannual Conference, Boston, MA, 10 April, 2010.

“An Inward Passage: Literacy Narratives as a Challenge to Ideologically-Motivated Discourse.”  Annual Conference of CCCC, San Francisco, CA, 24 March 2009.