Ph.D. in Composition and Applied Linguistics
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, expected 2020
Primary areas of Interests: Digital Rhetoric, Feminist Posthumanism, and Multimodal Pedagogy; Secondary concentrations: Identity and Agency, Diversity Issues, and Community Engagement
Dissertation: From first-year writers to socially-responsible designers: Exploring the implications of posthuman ethics for multimodal composition and rhetoric
Committee: Matthew Vetter (Chair), Curtis Porter, and Daniel Weinstein
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 2014
Concentration: Identity and Language Learning
Bachelor of Arts in English; Bachelor of Engineering in Clothing Design and Technology
Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology, Beijing, China, 2011
Grants and Awards
CCCC scholars for the dream travel award, $1000, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2019
Award for Exemplary Teaching of Literacy and Language, Graduate School, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania, 2019
Graduate student research grant, $1000, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Sweetland digital rhetoric collaborative graduate fellowship, $500, University of Michigan Center for Writing, 2018-2019
Professional accomplishments in research award, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Graduate Student Professional Development Award, $300, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Graduate student travel grant to present papers, $750, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Teaching fair faculty choice award, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Graduate student travel grant to present papers, $750, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Graduate student travel grant to present papers, $750, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2016
Graduate Assistant Fellowship, Graduate School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Jiang. J. (Accepted, Forthcoming). “I never know what to expect”: Aleatory identity play in Fortnite and its implications for multimodal composition. Computers and Composition.
Jiang, J. (2019). What monkeys teach us about authorship: Toward a distributed agency in digital composing practices. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Jiang, J. & Vetter, M. (2019). The good, the bot, and the ugly: Problematic information and critical media literacy in the postdigital era. Postdigital Science and Education.
Vetter, M., Andelfinger, J., Asadolahi, S., Cui, W., Jiang, J., Jones, T., Siddique, Z., Tanasale, I., Xing, J., & Ylonfoun, E. (2018). Wikipedia’s gender gap and disciplinary praxis: Representing women and minority scholars in digital rhetoric and writing fields. Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics.
Jiang, J. (2016). Actor-network theory and digital literacy practices: An analysis on the “actant-pedagogy” for composition classrooms. Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, 3(3), 516-532.
Jiang, J. & Vetter, M. Addressing the opportunities and challenges of a feminist rhetorical approach for Wikipedia-based writing instruction in First-Year Composition. (Journal article).
Jiang, J. Qi rhetoric: A cross-cultural rethinking of chora and choric invention in multimodal composition. (Journal article).
Vetter, M., Sarraf, K., Andelfinger, J., Asadolahi, S, Jiang, J., Liang, D., Siddique, Z., Woods, E., & Jing, Z. Assessing the Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon for Wikipedia Literacy, Learning Outcomes, and Critical Thinking. (Journal article).
Jiang, J. Ethics is not dead: A review of Rhetoric, technology, and the virtues. (Book review).
Jiang, J. (Forthcoming, 2020). From first-year writers to socially-responsible designers: Exploring the potential of a social advocacy project in first-year composition. Beyond the frontiers: Innovations in first year composition.
Jiang, J. (2019). Image and learning: The story of my literacy. In S. Canagarajah (Ed.), Transnational literacy autobiographies as translingual writing. New York: Routledge.
Jiang, J. (Forthcoming, 2019). A new materialist reworking of “intersectionality”: Deconstructing women’s identity in literacy and composition research. In C. Porter & R. Griffo (Eds.), The matter of practice: New materialisms and new literacies in linguistically diverse classrooms. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.
Jiang, J. (2016). Translingual and digital ecologies: A cloud pedagogy for second language classrooms. In B. Gurung & M. Limbu (Eds.), Integration of cloud technologies in digitally networked classrooms and learning communities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Jiang, J. (2017). Review: Thinking with Bruno Latour in rhetoric and composition. Composition Studies, 45(1), 221-224.
Jiang, J. & Tham, J. (2019). Call for Blog Contributions: Multimodal Design & Social Advocacy. Sweetland: Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
Jiang, J. & Tham, J. (2019). Multimodal design and social advocacy: Charting future directions for design as an interdisciplinary engagement. Sweetland: Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
Jiang, J. (2018). Teaching with Wikipedia: A webinar on critical approaches to Wikipedia-based writing pedagogy. Sweetland: Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
Jiang, J. (2018). Introduction to Jialei Jiang. Sweetland: Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
Jiang, J. (2018). SlutWalk on social media: A new materialist reworking of women’s identity. Sweetland: Digital Rhetoric Collaborative.
Works in Progress
Tham, J. & Jiang, J. Multimodal design and social advocacy. (Grant proposal; in development).
Jiang, J. & Yu, Y. Affects and feelings matter: The influence of raciolinguistic ideologies on Asian American learners’ heritage language identity. (Journal article, in development).
Wikipedia’s Gender Gap, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018
Assisted Dr. Matthew Vetter with his research examining the issue of gender gap on Wikipedia; conducted analysis on the gender gap; edited a Wikipedia article to enhance its representation of female scholars; wrote a reflection on the editing process; co-wrote a roundtable proposal for Conference on College Composition and Communication (2019)
ESL Textbook Authenticity, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017
Assisted Dr. Lilia Savova with her research examining the issue of authenticity in ESL textbook conversations; conducted a review of current literature on authenticity; conducted a conversation analysis of conversations selected from four ESL textbooks; communicated results on TESOL International Convention (2018)
Migration Studies Project, Penn State University, 2013
Assisted Dr. Suresh Canagarajah with his research examining the knowledge, values, and skills that enable skilled migrants to negotiate their interactional dilemmas effectively; conducted interviews with five skilled migrants in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; made transcriptions of and analyzed data collected from the interviews; communicated results on Migration and Language conference (2013) and Migration Studies data sessions
Digital Book on Transfer of Learning, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, 2019
Worked on coding and designing the website for an open-access digital book on transfer of learning edited by Dr. Dana Driscoll and Dr. Bonnie Devet, which is to be published by the WLN journal.
Digital Literature Festival, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2019
Collaborated with Dr. Matthew Vetter and the digital humanities team at IUP in coding and designing the website for the Digital Literature Festival to take place in April, 2019; The Digital Literature Festival at IUP invites high school students to share their digital stories and explore interactive Twine story games.
Co-Editor in Chief, Inspiring Pedagogical Connections: An Academic Journal, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018
Research Article Editor, Composition and Applied Linguistics Working Paper, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017
Reviewer, PraxisWiki section for Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2019-present
Teaching Associate, Composition and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017-present
Composition courses designed and taught:
ENGL 101 Composition and Public Advocacy
This course introduces students to college composition, with an eye toward encouraging students to connect with their communities of practice through multimodal public advocacy. Students will learn the public writing processes of researching a social problem, writing an argumentative essay to propose solutions, and designing a multimodal campaign to deliver their solutions. This course prepares students to become socially responsible writers and designers who compose for not only academic but also public audiences.
ENGL 101 Composition and Digital Literacy
This course introduces students to college composition and academic writing with a focus on the rhetorical situations and writing processes of multiple genres, including both print-based and digital projects. Major assignments include a Wikipedia writing assignment, a researched argument, and a digital portfolio. This course prepares students to engage in computer-assisted composition through guided processes of research and design.
ENGL 202 Research Writing
In this course, students sustain a semester-long research inquiry project, through which they learn the brainstorming, drafting, and revising processes for presenting a focused argument and backing it up with credible sources to persuade the audience. This course also teaches students how to evaluate and document sources, as well as how to analyze, paraphrase, and synthesize articles to avoid plagiarism.
Teaching Assistant, Composition and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017
Composition courses assisted teaching:
ENGL 202 Research Writing (Online Course); ENGL 203 Introduction to Language Studies; ENGL 644 Teaching Methods; ENGL 725 Second Language Literacy; ENGL 742/842 Cross-cultural Communication (Online Course)
Assisted the instructor in evaluating students’ tasks, quizzes, and writing assignments; prepared teaching materials and collected data for the instructor; facilitated students’ learning in online classes and in a computer laboratory; instructed students to design E-Portfolios
ESL Instructor, Intensive English Communication Program (IECP), Penn State University, 2014-2015
Taught oral communication; developed instructional curriculum and led classroom activities; designed assignments and rubrics to assess students’ ability to communicate in English; graded weekly quizzes and assignments
Part-time ESL and Chinese Instructor, Young Scholars Charter School, State College, 2014-2015
Selected and adapted K-8 curriculum for classroom instruction; prepared lesson plans combining interactive games, picture drawing, and role plays; led classroom activities to facilitate students’ learning
Part-time Chinese Instructor, Happy Valley Chinese School, State College, 2013
Taught Chinese language and culture to K-8 heritage learners of Chinese; designed weekly activities, quizzes, and games; assisted students’ learning with visual aids and cultural story-telling
ESL Tutor, ENGL 015 Class and IECP, Penn State University, 2012-2013
Tutored ESL 015 and ESL students in academic writing and American English pronunciation; acted as a volunteer writing tutor for IECP; held workshops and designed activities for students to improve their skills in writing and pronunciation
Mentoring Program Discussion Leader
Liberal Studies Mentoring Program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2017-2018
Led discussions on “Enhancing Students’ Participation” during mentoring meetings; Providing mentoring help for upcoming instructors in the mentoring program.
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Facilitator
Department of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Helped facilitate IUP’s “Art + Feminism” Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon event; answered participants’ questions, interviewed participants to gain feedback.
Department of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017
Helped design and carry out a research study that examined ENGL 101 and 202 students’ writing samples to assess course outcomes and achievement.
Issue of Diversity Presenter
Douglas Institute for Intercultural Communication, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Delivered a talk on the topic of “Raciolinguistic Stereotypes of Asian American Heritage Language Learners.”
Department of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2018
Held professional development workshops for first-year graduate students on “How to Publish Your First Journal Article” and “How to Write a Conference Proposal.”
Safe Zone Training Experience
Safe Zone Program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Completed IUP’s safe zone training tutorials; Developed ways to better support GLBT students and colleagues on college campus.
Selected Graduate Coursework
Rhetoric and Composition (IUP and Penn State)
Theories in Composition
Studies in Rhetoric
Technology and Literacy
Applied Linguistics (IUP and Penn State)
Second Language Literacy
Theories in Second Language Acquisition
Figurative Language and Cognition
Research in Cognitive Linguistics
Technology-Mediated Language Learning
Research Methods in Composition and Applied Linguistics
Research Design and the Craft of Writing
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Other Related Courses (Penn State)
20th Century Poetry
Early Modern Philosophy
Jiang, J. (2019, March). “Critical approaches to Wikipedia-based education” (Roundtable). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. (2018, 30 March). “Raciolinguistics and ELL Identity: Narratives From
Chinese Immigrant Students.” TESOL International Convention, Chicago, Il. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. and Savova, L. (2018, 29 March). “Sustaining dialogues: Turn-taking in L2 conversations.” TESOL International Convention, Chicago, Il. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. (2018, 17 March). “Qi rhetoric: A cross-cultural rethinking of ‘vital things’ in new materialism.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. and Elfana, R. (2017, 22 March). “Classroom management of floor: A case study on college ESL students.” TESOL International Convention, Seattle, WA. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. (2017, 16 March). “Writing centers’ support of multilingual writers: A survey on writing center administrators.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. (2016, 16 October). “Writing centers’ support of multilingual writers: A survey on writing center administrators.” International Writing Center Associations Conference, Denver, CO. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. (2015, 5 May). “Identity shift and language learning: A case study on Chinese immigrant students.” The Tenth International Symposium on Bilingualism, New Brunswick, NJ. (Refereed).
Jiang, J. and Wang, J. (2013, 13 November). “Negotiation strategies of Chinese STEM scholars: Solving identity dilemmas in the transnational workplace.” Migration and Language Conference, State College, PA. (Refereed).
CCCC Panel Organizer, “Best of Both Worlds: Charting New Directions for Comparative Studies of Rhetoric and Pedagogy,” Kansas City, MO, 2018
Vice President and Conference Organizer, Three Rivers TESOL Organization, 2017-2018
Assistant Conference Organizer, English Graduate Organization Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Vice President, Composition and Applied Linguistics Graduate Association, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017
Proficient in the following technologies:
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
Online course management systems (D2L, Moodle, and Blackboard Collaborate);
Film and sound editing software (Adobe Premiere, Audacity, and Podcast);
Graphic design platforms (Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Canva, and Piktochart);
Statistics and data analysis software (Nvivo, Qualtrics, and SPSS).
National Council of Teachers of English
TESOL International Association
International Writing Centers Association