Bree McGregor

Bree McGregor

Bree McGregor

Graduate Teaching Assistant

veterans studies; digital composition; theories of networks, participation, and identity

Bree McGregor’s research resides at the intersection of veterans studies, digital composition, and theories of networks, participation, and identity. Her dissertation project investigates social media use among Marine Corps service members, with implications for digital composition pedagogy, and faculty development and support. Bree’s recent publications include “Writing Faculty on the Marine Corps Base: Building Strong Classroom Communities Through Engagement and Advocacy,” co-authored with Lourdes Fernandez, which was published in the Special Issue on Veterans’ Writing in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning. She has presented her research at the  NASPA Military-Connected Students National Symposium, the Conference for Writing Program Administrators, the Conference for College Composition and Communication, the Computers and Writing Conference, and the International Writing Across Curriculum Conference. Bree teaches undergraduate composition for George Mason University and Arizona Western College, and has taught writing courses on Marine Corps bases. 

Selected Publications

McGregor, Bree. (Forthcoming 2019). "Cultivating Critical Makers: Crafting with Paper-Electronic Circuits in an Online First Year Composition Course." In S. Holmes & A. Stagliano (Eds.) Re-Programmable Rhetorics. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

McGregor, Bree A. (2017). Becoming the Shaman: A Review of Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Affect, Electracy" by Sean Morey. Enculturation, 24. http://enculturation.net/rhetorical_delivery_and_digital_technologies

McGregor, Bree A. (2017). Technology access and use in writing intensive courses. The Writing Campus. https://thewritingcampus.com/2017/06/14/technology-access-and-use-in-writing-intensive-courses/

McGregor, Bree A., & Fernandez, Lourdes. (2016). Writing faculty on the Marine Corps base: Building strong classroom communities through engagement and advocacy. Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning 16(2), 129-150.

Education

MA, English - Technology and Professional Writing
Northern Arizona University

BA, English
West Florida University

Recent Presentations

"Reaching for Common Ground: Professional Development Within and Across the Disciplines." International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Auburn, GA, June 2018. Co-Presenters: Lourdes Fernandez, Jessica Matthews, Jennifer Messier, George Mason University.

"Putting Policy into Practice: Teaching Writing across the Military-Civilian Divide." College Conference for Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO, March 2018. Co-Presenters: Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University; Mariana Grohowski, Indiana University Southeast; Alexis Hart, Allegheny College; Tara Hembrough, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

"Case Study of Faculty Engagement and Advocacy in a Voluntary Education Center." Conference for College and Military Educators. San Diego, CA, March 2018. Co-Presenter: Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University.

"Digital Faculty Development Hubs: If You Build It, Will They Come?" Conference for Writing Program Administrators. Knoxville, TN, July 2017. Co-Presenters: Paul Michiels and Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University.

"Critical Making As Emergent Techne." Computers & Writing Conference. University of Findlay, OH, June 2017. Co-Presenters: Dr. Steven Holmes and Rachael Lussos, George Mason University; Dr. Anthony Stagliano, New Mexico State University.

"Teaching Writing to Veterans and Active Military Personnel." College Conference for Composition and Communication. Portland, OR, March 2017. Co-Presenter: Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University.

"Forging New Front Lines: Writing Faculty Identification and Membership in Non-Traditional Communities of Practice." Conference for Writing Program Administrators. Raleigh, NC, July 2016. Co-Presenter: Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University.

“The WAC Re/View Project at George Mason University: Program Review as Mentorship Opportunity.” International Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 2016. Co-Presenters: Dr. Michelle LaFrance, Chris Kervina, Ashley Yuckenberg, George Mason University.

“Incoming! Preparing to Serve Military-Connected Students Transferring from Military Base Education Centers.” NASPA Military-Connected Students National Symposium, Orlando, FL, January 2016. Co-Presenter: Lourdes Fernandez, George Mason University.