Presentations

Keynote Presentations

"GIS in Digital Humanities: Mapping Recovery Stories with Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place” (with Stefan Schöberlein and Hilton Córdoba). GIS Day, Marshall University, 20 Nov. 2019.

"Mother, Daughter, 'Me? Me?' Posthuman Identity in Toni Morrison's Beloved." Keynote. English Common Read Initiative. University of South Dakota. Vermillion, SD, 21 March 2019.

Invited Talks

"Remapping the Region: The Movable Project" (with Stefan Schöberlein and Hilton Córdoba). Artists, Scholars, & Innovators: A Lecture Series, Marshall University, 19 Nov. 2020.

Build a Game in an Hour.” Digital Festival of West Virginia, Huntington, WV, 25 Jan. 2019.

“Formulating the Future: Women in Science Fiction.” Ohio University Scholars Program, Athens, OH, 22 Oct. 2018.

Innovating in the Humanities" and "Collaborating Across Disciplines: STEM and the Digital Humanities.” Graduate Student Career Day, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 5 Oct. 2018.

Why #blacklivesmatter Matters.” Herd in Town, Huntington, WV, 6 Nov. 2017.

“Gender Identity in Contemporary Science Fiction Novels and Film.” Ohio University Scholars Program, Athens, OH, 16 Oct. 2017.

Afrofuturism: Butler and Beyond.” Escape Velocity Conference, Washington, D.C., 2 Sept. 2017.

“Reading Gender in Contact and Other Science Fictions.” Ohio University Scholars Program, Athens, OH, 26 Sept. 2016.

“Passing and Double Consciousness in Nella Larsen’s Passing.” Ohio University Scholars Program, Athens, OH, 12 Oct. 2015.

Conference Presentations (Selected)

“Escaping Signification through Butler’s ‘A Necessary Being.’” Octavia E. Butler Conference, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, 6-8 March 2021.

“Sharing Stories of Recovery: A Toolkit for Facilitating Writing and Art Workshops” (with Stefan Schöberlein, Hilton Córdoba, and Laura Rice). Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery National Meeting, Columbus, OH, 3-6 Aug. 2020. (Virtual presentation due to COVID-19.)


“E-Lit, Posthuman/Postcolonial Blackness, and the End of Literature.” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1 Nov. 2019.

Using Social Media and Game Studies Strategies to Create Engagement with Public DH Projects.” Midwest Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Cincinnati, OH, 12 Oct. 2019.

Experiencing the Self through Transduction, Distortion, and the Glitch.” The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), Pittsburgh, PA, 26 July 2019.

Finding Funding to Study Women’s E-Lit.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Conference, Denver, CO, 8 Nov. 2018.

Electronic Literature and the Politics of Plasticity.” French Association of American Studies. Nice, France, 25 May 2018.

Digital Humanities Teaching and Learning.” Spotlight on Learning Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 3 May 2018.

Skeuomorphs in Classic and Contemporary Games.” With Allison E. Carey, Jason J. Morrisette, Matt Mundell, Kristin Steele, and Lori Thompson. R-CADE Symposium, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, 20 April 2018.

Chronology, Code, and Cognition in Electronic Literature.” Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 11 Nov. 2017.

Sermons and Other Archival Material in the Rosanna Blake Library at Marshall University.” Sermon: Text and Performance Conference, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 20 Oct. 2017.

The Not-So-Alien Experience: Using Science Fiction to Teach about Race.” MMLA Conference, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 2016.

Teaching Difficult Topics through Octavia Butler’s Texts.” Round table presentation at the Octavia Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy Conference, Atlanta, GA, 27 Feb. 2016.

Once and Future Selves in Octavia Butler’s Kindred.” MMLA Conference, Columbus, OH, 13 Nov. 2015.

“Mothers, Lovers, and Posthuman Identity in Toni Morrison's A Mercy.” Women and Gender in the Social and Natural Worlds Conference, Huntington, WV, 11 April 2015.

“Solidarity and Simultaneity in Sherley Anne Williams’s Dessa Rose.” Midwest MMLA Conference, Detroit, MI, 15 Nov. 2014.

“‘We’re a part of our mothers’: Connection and Continuation in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust.” West Virginia Association of College English Teachers (WVACET) Conference, Montgomery, WV, 2 Nov. 2013.

Campus Talks (Selected)

"Grants Workshop: Applying for Funding." Department of English, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 16 January 2019.

“Ed Tech.” Department of English, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 15 Aug. 2018.

“Promoting Growth by Challenging Students to Use Digital Tools.” Inquiring Pedagogies Conference on Teaching and Learning (iPED), Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 14 Aug. 2018.

“Career Building: How to Reflect Your Experience in Your Resume.” Housing and Residence Life Orientation, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 8 Aug. 2018.

“Afrofuturism and Women Artists.” Marshall University South Charleston Campus Brown Bag Presentation, South Charleston, WV, 25 Oct. 2017.

“Writing in the STEM Classroom: A Collaboration Between STEM Faculty and the Writing Center.” Third Thursday Presentation Series, Marshall University Center for Teaching and Learning, Huntington, WV, 19 Oct. 2017.

“Digital Humanities in the Classroom.” iPED, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 15 Aug. 2017.

“Using Innovative Grading Systems to Enhance Learning and Make Your Life Easier.” iPED, Marshall University, Huntington, 15 Aug. 2017.

"Appalachian Action." Winners of Intuit's Design for Delight Innovating for Impact Competition, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 26 April 2017.

“Using Interdisciplinary Knowledge to Develop a Pattern-Focused Pedagogy.” iPED, Marshall University, Huntington, Huntington, WV, 16 Aug. 2016.

"High-Impact Practices in Honors College Courses.” iPED, Marshall University, Huntington, Huntington, WV, 16 Aug. 2016.

“Teaching with Social Media.” Marshall University Center for Teaching and Learning, Huntington, WV, 9 Nov. 2015.

Poster Presentations

Scharman, Mitchell R., Kristen Lillvis, Anna Rollins, Amber Wright, and Shayla Owens. “Utilizing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Geoscience Writing for Introductory Geology Courses.” Earth Educators Rendezvous. Madison, WI. July 2016.

Scharman, Mitchell R., Kristen Lillvis, Anna Rollins, Amber Wright, and Shayla Owens. “Teaching Science Writing Conventions in Introductory-Level Geology Courses.” West Virginia Academy of Science. Huntington, WV. 9 April 2016.