Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo

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About Me


I am an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & (New) Media at Old Dominion University. I was as a full time faculty member for nine years in English and film studies at Mesa Community College in Arizona. At MCC I also served instructional technologist and faculty professional development coordinator. I research how “newer” technologies better facilitate communicative interactions, more specifically teaching and learning. As well as co-authoring both the first and second editions of The Wadsworth Guide to Research, I also co-edited Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press). My scholarly work has appeared in Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Enculturation¸ as well as various edited collections. In 2014 I was awarded ODU’s annual Teaching with Technology Award, in 2012 the Digital Humanities High Powered Computing Fellowship, and in 2004 the American Association for Higher Education’s Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. I have served as co-chair on the EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee (2009-2012) and was elected to the Conference on College Composition and Communication Executive Committee (2010-2012). In 2010 I became a Google Certified Teacher.

oduAssistant Professor, Department of English, Old Dominion University, 2012-present
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of English, Old Dominion University, 2011-2012
Residential Faculty, English Department, Mesa Community College, 2002-2011
Graduate Assistant, Graduate College, Arizona State University, 2001-2002
Teaching Assistant, English Department, Arizona State University, 1997-2001

   Doctor of Philosophy, May 2009

asuEnglish, with a concentration in Rhetoric, Composition & Linguistics Arizona State University
Dissertation: Motivation and Play: How Faculty Continue to Learn New Technologies
Committee: Duane Roen (Director), Maureen Daly Goggin, Barry Maid

   Masters of Arts, August 2004

English, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition Arizona State University

   Master of Arts, May 2001

Interdisciplinary Humanities, with a concentration in Film Arizona State University
Thesis: Alien as Pornographic Text Thesis
Advisor: Peter Lehman

   Bachelor of Arts, June 1996ucr

English Literature University of California, Riverside  Honors: Cum Laude