Amanda Sevilla, Ph.D. 

Educational Background 
 
Ph.D. in Rhetoric
Duquesne University
Fall 2018

 

Coursework:  

  • Rhetoric of the Humanities

  • Rhetoric & Hermeneutics 

  • Rhetorical Theory

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Intercultural Communication 

  • Philosophy of Communication 

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Public Relations

  • Philosophy of Interpersonal Communication

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Organizational Communication

  • Communication Ethics Seminar  

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Crisis Management

  • Rhetoric & Philosophy of Free Speech

  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology (6-Semester Seminar) 

  • Dissertation: Discarnation: Expounding on Marshall McLuhan's Critique of Modern Subjectivity

    • Chair: Dr. Calvin L. Troup ​

M.A. in English

Youngstown State University​

Concentrations: Sociolinguistics, Rhetoric & Composition, TESOL Certification 

Spring 2005 

 

Coursework:  

  • Studies in Linguistics

  • Sociolinguistics 

  • Advanced Linguistics 

  • TESOL Methods

  • Teaching Practicum (2-Semester Seminar) 

  • Teaching of Writing 

  • Language Acquisition

  • English Grammar

  • The Writing of Poetry 

  • Studies in Literature 

  • 20th Century American Studies 

  • Thesis in Sociolinguistics: Gender and Politeness 

    • Chair: Dr. Salvatore Attardo

Bachelor of Science in Education 
Youngstown State University​
English/Language Arts 
Spring 2003 
*Ohio Teaching Licensure (2003-2007)

Academic Positions   
University of Pittsburgh
Visiting Lecturer
Department of English 
August 2021 - present 
 
Pearson Education/Smarthinking, Inc. 
Writing e-Instructor & ESOL Specialist 

​June 2016 - present​

Youngstown State University 
Composition & Rhetoric Instructor (pt) 
Department of English & World Languages

August 2005 - May 2021​

YSU Teaching Excellence Award Recipient, 2020

Duquesne University
Teaching Associate, Rhetoric of Technology 
School of Leadership & Professional Advancement
2015 ​

HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 

Editorial Assistant 

Corresponded remotely with Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin, Germany

May 2004 - July 2005

Graduate Assistant

Department of English 

Youngstown State University 

August 2003 - May 2005 

 

Courses Taught 

University of Pittsburgh

  • ESL: Workshop in Composition (1 section + 1 section forthcoming) 

  • Writing Arguments (2 sections + 1 forthcoming)

  • Seminar in Composition (3 sections + 1 forthcoming)

  • Directed Studies, Spring 2022, Teaching & Tutoring in Writing (1 section; director for teaching assistant)

  • Directed Studies, Fall 2022, Teaching & Tutoring in Writing (forthcoming

Duquesne University 

  • Human Communication in a Technological Age (Teaching Associate, co-taught 1 section)

 

Youngstown State University 

  • Fundamentals of College Writing with Additional Lab Hour (12 sections)

  • Introduction to College Writing (3 sections)

  • Writing 2 (Research & Argumentation, 19 sections)

  • Writing 1 (MLA Style Focus, 24 sections) 

  • Honors Writing 2 (4 sections) 

  • Honors Writing 1 (1 section) 

  • Writing 1 with Additional Lab Hour (3 sections)

(*15 semester hours of distance education included in totals) 

Fellowships & Awards

  • Writing in the Disciplines Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence, Spring 2022 

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Youngstown State University, Spring 2020 

 

Course Assisting 

Assistant to Dissertation Director 

Duquesne University

 

COMM 609—Rhetorical Theory

A Ph.D. seminar wherein my role included conferencing individually with any students who requested insight on their papers in Modern to Postmodern rhetorical theory, as well as assisting Dr. Calvin L. Troup with course-related activities. 

COMM 528/628—Rhetoric of Technology

An M.A./Ph.D. seminar wherein my role included conferencing with any students who requested insight on their course papers, as well as assisting Dr. Calvin L. Troup with course-related activities.