J. M. Dembsey

dembsejm@MiamiOH.edu

Conference Presentations

As of October 2018, I have presented 20 times at 4 annual conferences at the state, regional, and international level.

2018

Dembsey, J. M. (2018, October). Breaking down the myth: Accessibility in the writing center community. Michigan Writing Centers Association. University of Michigan—Flint. Flint, MI.

Boeshart, M., Dembsey, J. M., & Prince, S. (2018, October). Creating equity and access: Online writing centers in the 21st century. International Writing Centers Association (IWCA). Atlanta, GA.

Dembsey, J. M., & Tyrrell, B. (2018, October). Universal Design in WCOnline: Exploring the hidden biases of appointment scheduling systems and their effect on writing center work. International Writing Centers Association (IWCA). Atlanta, GA.

Boeshart, M., Dembsey, J. M., Nastachowski, B., & Prince, S. (2018, October). Special Interest Group: Online writing centers. International Writing Centers Association (IWCA). Atlanta, GA.

Dembsey, J. M. (2018, March). Digital fatigue and appointment scheduling technologies: A study of user needs and usability in WCOnline vs. Acuity. East Central Writing Centers Association. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. Panel.

Dembsey, J. M, Shackelford, L., & Vingum, R. (2018, March). Conversation transformation: Utilizing threshold concepts of writing to re-focus the languaging on asynchronous consulting. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. Panel.

2017

Dembsey, J. M, Vingum, R., & Shackelford, L. (2017, November). Gathering intelligence from the OWI mission: Principles, practices, and technologies for effective synchronous consulting. International Writing Centers Association. Chicago, IL. Panel.

Dembsey, J. M. (2017, October). Blurring the lines: Using technology to blend asynchronous, synchronous, and face-to-face consulting. Oakland University. Rochester, MI. Panel.

Dembsey, J. M, & Silvas, T. (2017, March). Guiding from a distance: The role of technology in building community and conversation in online writing centers. East Central Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI. Panel.

2016

Dembsey, J. M. (2016, October). Can you reach me now?: Applying accessibility design principles in the writing center. Michigan Writing Centers Association. Macomb Community College. Warren, MI. Workshop.

Dembsey, J. M., Vingum, R., & Shackelford, L. (2016, October). Let your consultants be your guide: Universal design for learning in online writing center training. International Writing Centers Association. Denver, CO. Panel.

Vingum, R., & Dembsey, J. M. (2016, March). Starting an online writing center: Planning, proposals, and lessons learned. East Central Writing Centers Association. University of Mount Union. Alliance, OH. Workshop.

2015

Dembsey, J. M. (2015, October). Reaching across the mitten: Online consulting trends in Michigan universities. Michigan Writing Centers Association. Southwestern Michigan College. Dowagiac, MI. Panel.

Tabor, L., & Dembsey, J. M. (2015, October). Optimizing difference: Collaborating across personality types in writing center administration. International Writing Centers Association. Pittsburgh, PA. Workshop.

Dembsey, J. M. (2015, April). Grammarly as a “drive-through” writing center: The ethics of convenience versus quality. East Central Writing Centers Association. University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, IN. Workshop.

2014

Dembsey, J., Place, S., & Kioussis, M. (2014, March). The consultant behind the screen: The unique benefits and challenges of asynchronous online consulting. East Central Writing Centers Association. Miami University. Oxford, OH. Panel.

2013

Lawson, D., Dembsey, J. M., & Abbey, D. (2013, October). Peer observation and evaluation in the center. Michigan Writing Centers Association. Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI. Panel.

Dembsey, J. M. (2013, April). Improve you’re grammar: The strengths and weaknesses of Grammarly. East Central Writing Centers Association. Clarion University. Clarion, PA. Poster.

Dembsey, J. M, Eickhoff, L., & Gibson, K. (2013, April). Grammarly meets consultants: Grammar software and writing centers. East Central Writing Centers Association. Clarion University. Clarion, PA. Workshop.

2012

Dembsey, J. M, De Herder, B., Minshall, A., Abbey, D., & Graves, J. (2012, October). Tales of the re-consultants. Michigan Writing Centers Association. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. Panel.