LauraAnne Carroll-Adler

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing
Email lauraana@email.usc.edu Office JEF 150 Office Phone (213) 740-1980

Education

  • Ph.D. English, University of Southern California, 5/2000
  • M.A. English, UCLA
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Writing, University of Southern California, 2010-08-2017-08
    • Lecturer, The Writing Program, 2005-2010-08
    • Associate Adjunct Professor of English, College of the Canyons, 2002-08-2010-12
    • Part-Time Lecturer, University of Southern California Writing Program, 2000-2005
    • Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California Writing Program, 1992-2000
    • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985-01-1987-12

    Other Employment

    • Tutor, Academic Advancement Program, UCLA, 1984-1985
  • Conference Presentations

    • Engaging Clio: Teaching Writing at the Intersection of History and Rhetoric , College English Association Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, CEA, Birmingham, Alabama, 03/31/2022 – 04/02/2022
    • Who Tells Your Story?–Rhetoric, History, and Composition , NCTE”On-Demand” virtual panel, National Council of Teachers of English, Louisville, KY and Online, Fall 2021
    • DePisan’s Heirs: Women, Writing, and Exemplarity , PAMLA Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, San Diego, CA, 11/15/2019 – 11/17/2019
    • Visions of Virtue: Sidney’s Speaking Pictures , College English Association 50th Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, College English Association, New Orleans, LA, 03/28/2019 – 03/30/2019
    • “Misery” Loves Company: “The Princess Bride” and Negotiating with Fans , Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, MAPCA, Baltimore, MD, 11/08/2018 – 11/10/2018
    • Adorning Beauty: Sir Philip Sidney’s Portrait Tournament in The New Arcadia , PAMLA Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11/10/2017 – 11/12/2017
    • “The Digital Activists Are Coming: Social Media and the Rhetoric of Public Discourse after Ferguson” , Conference on College Composition and CommunicationTalk/Oral Presentation, NCTE/CCC, Houston, TX, 04/06/2016 – 04/09/2016
    • Static Virtue or Active Drama: Portraying Exemplary Women in the Early Modern Era , PAMLA Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, PAMLA, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 11/06/2015 – 11/08/2015
    • “Race, Writing, and Web 2.0: Introducing Students to Online Discussion” , Computers and Writing ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, University of Wisconsin–Stout, Menemonie, Wisconsin, 05/28/2015 – 05/31/2015
    • “The Princess and the Parable: Disney Stages a Morality Play in The Big Easy” , Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference Talk/Oral Presentation, PAMLA, Riverside, CA, 10/31/2014 – 11/02/2014
    • The Craft of Process Reporting: Writing and Guided Self-Reflection , International Writing Across the Curriculum ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 06/11/2014 – 06/14/2014
    • Using the Gap between Literature and Rhetoric in the Composition Class , College English Association Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, College English Association, Baltimore, MD, 03/26/2014 – 03/29/2014
    • Writing About Computers: Seaching for Questions , Computers and Writing: Mechanization and WritingTalk/Oral Presentation, Computers & Writing, Frostburg State University, 06/06/2013 – 06/09/2013
    • “Ne’er So Well Expressed: Wit and Wisdom, Comedy and Composition” , CEA 44th Annual ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, College English Association, Savannah, GA, 04/04/2013 – 04/07/2013
    • Enlarging the future: Studying the Art of Apology in the multi-disciplinary Composition class. , International Writing Across the Curriculum ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, IWAC, Savannah, GA, 06/07/2012 – 06/09/2012
    • Understanding Paratext: Moderating the Author/Reader Boundary in the Composition Class , College English AssociationTalk/Oral Presentation, Richmond, VA, 03/29/2012 – 03/31/2012
    • Putting Culture in its Place , Western States Rhetoric and Literacy ConferenceTalk/Oral Presentation, WSRL and Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, 10/20/2011 – 10/22/2011
    • Discovering Rhetoric through Relics: Museum Design in the Writing Class , College English AssociationTalk/Oral Presentation, St. Petersburg, Florida, 03/30/2011 – 04/01/2011
    • Teaching Through Footnotes: Paratextual Rhetoric in the Composition Classroom , Colllege Composition and CommunicationTalk/Oral Presentation, NCTE/CCC, Louisville, KY, 03/17/2010 – 03/20/2010
    • “Still Leading Them to Water: Writing Centers, Tutorial Courses, and Student Outcomes” , CCCCTalk/Oral Presentation, NCTE/CCC, San Francisco, CA, 03/11/2009 – 03/13/2009
    • Fashioning a Scholar Online , College Compostion and CommunicationTalk/Oral Presentation, National Council of Teachers of English, New York, New York, 03/22/2007 – 03/25/2007
  • Book Review

    • Carroll-Adler, L. (2016). Book Review: Memes in Digital Culture. Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society.
    • Carroll-Adler, L. (2015). Book Review: Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web. Computers and Writing Online.
  • Committees

    • Faculty Evaluation Committee,
    • Professional Workshops Committee, USC Writing Program, 2017-2021
    • Merit Review Committee, USC Dornsife Writing Program,
    • Merit Review Committee, USC Dornsife Writing Program,
    • Personnel Committee, Writing Program, 2012-2013
    • Professional Development Committee, Writing Program, 2010-2013
    • Publications Committee, Writing Program, Spring Spri
    • Merit Review Committee, Writing Program, 2008-2009
    • Writing Program Faculty Advisory Committee, 2007-2008
    • Writing Program Faculty Advisory Committee

      , 2005-2006

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

    • Reader/Judge, History Day LA,

    Other Service to the University

    • Mentor, USC Dornsife Writing Program,
    • Judge and Moderator, Business and Professional Writing Category, Undergraduate Writing Conference,
    • Instructional Coordinator,
    • Program Coordinator, Writing Program,
    • Judge, Creative Writing, Undergraduate Writers’ Conference., Spring Spri
    • Moderator, Undergraduate Writers’ Conference,
    • Facilitator, Mid-semester evaluations for Incoming Assistant Lecturers.,
    • Moderator, Undergraduate Writers’ Conference.,
    • Reader, Writing Program Critical Thinking study.

      , 2005-2006

  • Editorships and Editorial Boards

    • Editorial Board, Issue Editor, The Writing Instructor”, 1993 – 1996

    Professional Memberships

    • Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 09/2014 –
    • National Council of Teachers of English, 2008 –
    • College English Association, 2007 –

    Reviewer for Publications

    • The Writing Instructor, Reviewed submissions for the USC Rhetoric Program’s journal as part of editorial committee tasks., 1997-1998

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

    • Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Reviews of Computers and Writing Conference Panels,
    • Reviewer for Kairos Online Journal CCCC 2014 Reviews. ,
    • Social Media Correspondent, College Composition and Communication Conference,
    • Volunteer Reviewer for 2013 CCCC Sessions: B8, “Students as Public Writers in the Global Internet Age;” C4, “Rhetorical Movement through Public Pathways;” and G14, “Ethos and the Public and Private Work of Teaching Composition in the 21st Century.” , Fall Spri

    Other Service to the Profession

    • Presiding Officer
      Composition & Rhetoric Panels, two online and one in-person panel format, 2021-2022
    • Presiding Officer, PAMLA Conference, Pasadena, CA, November 2016.
      Proposed special session and reviewed and selected presentation papers for conference panel “Drinking from the River Mnemosyne: Memoir, Truth, and Rhetoric”, 2016-2017
    • Panel Chair, 2014 College Composition & Communication Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2013-2014
    • Panel Moderator, “Sustainability, Food Justice, and Biocentric Rhetoric” CCCC, Las Vegas., 2012-2013
    • Panel Moderator, International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference., 2011-2012
    • Reader, Critical Reasoning Project, 2009-2010
    • Chair/Moderator, College Composition and Communication Conference Panel, “Negotiating Teacher Identities,” New Orleans., 2007-2008