Jesse Rice-Evans | she/her/hers

2021 Recipient of the Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities through NYFA


Ph.D. in English | Composition & Rhetoric, CUNY Graduate Center, expected 2022 | GPA: 4.0

Disability Studies, Neuroqueer Rhetorics, Access Pedagogy, and Instructional Design | Dissertation: Femme Rhetorics: Intersections of Embodied, Digital, and Disabled Languaging | Committee: Eric Lott, Carmen Kynard, Amy Wan | Courses: #BlackGirlMagic: @ the Intersections of Literacies, Publics, Pedagogies, and Black Feminisms; Intersectionality and Activist Research in the Movement for Black Lives; Writing With Attitude: Critical Experimental Writing; Digital Humanities; Rhetoric and the Culture Wars; Independent Study: Embodiment and Disability Studies; Independent Study: Academic Publishing

M.A. in Language & Literacy, City College of New York, 2017 | GPA: 4.0

Summa Cum Laude | Focus: Genre Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Center Pedagogy | President, Institute for the Emergence of 21st-Century Literacies, 2016-2017 | Courses: Composition Pedagogies, The Teaching of Composition and Literature, How the Eye Writes: Living in a Visual World, Basic Writing Theory & Practice, Race & Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom 

Administrative and Pedagogy Experience:

Web Development and Documentation Fellow, CUNY Humanities Alliance, August 2019 – present

Provide ongoing technical support for graduate teaching fellows and students at LaGuardia Community College, including digital pedagogy development, WordPress troubleshooting and network management, and sharing best practices for accessibility, navigability, and flexibility teaching online; developing new site architecture for revamped Humanities Alliance site layout, including curating standout content from previous courses, developing intuitive and simple menus, and centering web accessibility on the CUNY Academic Commons. 

Access Consultant, August 2018 – present

Co-Chair of English Student Association 2020 Conference Disability is Not A Metaphor: Access and Accessibility | Doctoral Student Association Accessibility Ad Hoc Committee 2020 – present | consulted on many CUNY projects, and other educational and cultural events in New York City, focusing on broad-scale access protocols for in-person and distance events during COVID-19 in particular 

Digital Pedagogy Fellow, OpenLab at City Tech, May 2018 – present

Workshop and Pedagogy Coordinator: Open Digital Pedagogy in Gateway Courses; Creating Your Course Site; Working With Your Students; Supporting Student Success; Getting Started on the OpenLab; Designing and Assessing Student Work on the OpenLab; Grow Your Club on the OpenLab; Provide in-person and asynchronous support to faculty, staff, and student members on WordPress, BuddyPress, course architecture, accessibility, and others; develop, submit, and present at local and regional conferences. Collaborate on instructional design and materials for college-wide adoption of distance learning during COVID-19; create multimedia support, including screencasts, audio instructions, and interactive workshop materials focused on curriculum design for distance learning and digital pedagogy. 

Project Manager: Health & Illness Administrator, January 2016 – present

Coordinate travel to 2-5 weekly medical appts while enrolled full-time in MA and PhD programs and working multiple roles (FTE); consult 9+ medical departments and facilitate communication (medical records, updating medications, symptoms) between them; balance 200+ insurance bills with hospital fees to find true cost to patient; file insurance appeals and advocate for coverage of durable medical equipment, medication, and treatments with insurers; proven excellent time management skills; effective facilitation amongst disparate stakeholders; forensic data collection and analysis skills; researched and developed at-home physical therapy regimen for immuno-compromised patients; provide coordinated support for appointment and testing scheduling using, Outlook, Google Calendar, and other meeting-specific software; detailed note taking during appointments for liaising with other medical offices and practitioners; thorough knowledge of and compliance with HIPAA; maintain updated and detailed personal medical records for patient files; research symptom management, new treatments, and appropriate diagnostic and clinical models using medical databases and journals.

Graduate Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer, City College of New York, August 2016 – June 2019

Recipient of 2017 Feder Pedagogical Enrichment Grant | ENGL 110: First-Year Writing | Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar (FIQWS) 110: First-Year Writing | ENGL 210.07: Writing for Engineers | FIQWS 110: Self and Other in Literature | FIQWS 110: That’s So Gay!: An Introduction to Queer Texts in the US

Editorial Intern, Review of Disability Studies, The University of Hawaii at Manoa, May 2018 – August 2018

Develop and expand the journal’s creative and multimedia texts section, solicit texts from emerging writers in disability studies, collaborate with authors on long-term editing projects, participate in assigning and reviewing peer review documents and protocols, and attend editorial board meetings.

Writing Consultant, Seattle Central College, January 2014-December 2014

Worked one-on-one with SCC students in the tutoring center on reading comprehension, academic and professional writing, job and application materials; developed tutoring materials focused on first-year composition, lab reports for STEM majors, and creative writing assignments. Worked with SCC faculty and tutoring center administration on developing pedagogical training for writing consultants and tutors in math, sciences, engineering, and writing studies.

Senior Writing Consultant, UNC Asheville Writing Center, January 2011-December 2013

Developed trainings on direct communication, LGBTQ+ competence, and rhetoric studies for writing consultants. Mentored and provided one-on-one professional development sessions with peer writing consultants; performed classroom visits to discuss writing in specific disciplines, academic writing, research projects, and creative writing.

Lecturer, UNC Asheville English Department, January-May 2012

Developed, proposed, and taught LANG 325: Creative Biographies under guidance from Dr. David Hopes

Select Research, Residencies, and Presentations:

How do we make interdependence work?: On Crip Time and Slowness

Society for Disability Studies Conference, with Andréa Stella, April 2021

Developing an Access Statement & Disrupting Deficit Narratives on Disability and Chronic Illness
CUNY Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center Winter Institute, January 2021, Co-Facilitated by Jesse Rice-Evans & Sakina Laksimi

Open Pedagogy in the Classroom: Theory and Praxis
CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference and Open Educational Resources Showcase, October 2020

Access, OER, and Open Pedagogy: City Tech’s OpenLab
CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference and Open Educational Resources Showcase, October 2020

Host & Conference Co-Chair
Access is Not a Metaphor | English Student Association, 2020 – canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak

Camp Access | Upgrade Accessibility, 2020

Workshop Faculty
Poets House | Queer Poetics, summer 2020

Teaching the Femme Archive
Society for Disability Studies Conference, with Andréa Stella, April 4, 2020 – rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreak

Geographies of Gender | belladonna* collaborative reading, First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, March 7, 2020

Open Pedagogy in the Classroom: Theory and Praxis
CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference and OER Showcase, with City Tech OER Faculty Fellowship program, March 20, 2020 – rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreak

Bridging Digital Gaps: Access on City Tech’s OpenLab, CUNY IT Conference, with OpenLab Community Team, December 5, 2019

Access Pedagogy, HASTAC Digital Fridays webinar, December 13, 2019

The OpenLab at City Tech: Community, Collaboration, and Access
CUNY DHI Lightning Talks, October 30, 2019

Current and Future Digital Projects at the CUNY Humanities Alliance
CUNY DHI Lightning Talks, October 30, 2019

HASTAC Scholar, 2019 – 2021

A Commons for Open Learning: Voices from New York City College of Technology’s OpenLab
CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference, with OpenLab Co-Directors and stakeholders
New York City College of Technology, 2019

Get Us Bodied: Experiments in Hybridity as Access in Crip/Queer/Crazy Bodies at the City College of New York
Computers and Writing Conference, with Andréa Stella, 2019

Performing Intersectionality in First Year Composition: Queer Theory, Feminism, and Embodiments
Conference on College Composition & Communication, with Andréa Stella, 2019

Towards a Liberatory Pedagogy: Activism and Trans Competency in the Writing Center
Northeastern Writing Center Association Conference, with Zefyr Lisowski, 2018

Between IRL and Digital Spaces: CUNY’s CompComm Faculty Playfully Collaborating
Computers and Writing Conference, Symposium on CUNY Graduate Students’ Pedagogical Strategies, 2018

Equity, Health, & Learning: Social Determinants of Academic Success
The Futures Initiative: A University Worth Fighting For, panelist, 2018

Opening the OpenLab at City Tech: Meeting CUNY’s Challenges
CUNY IT Conference, with OpenLab Community Team, 2018

Community & Academic Service:

Resources Editor, Anti-Ableist Composition Collective, 2021-present

Co-Chair, ESA Conference, 2019-2020

Committee Member, GC Access Now!, 2018-present

Co-Chair, Graduate Center Composition and Rhetoric Community, 2019-present

Co-Chair, Graduate Center Poetics, 2019-present

Doctoral Student Mentor, CUNY Graduate Center English Department, 2018-2020

President, Institute for the Emergence of 21st-Century Literacies, City College of New York, 2015-2017

Digital Projects:

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