Rhonda Thomas

Professional and Technical Writer and Editor

Researcher and Document Analyst

Instructional Designer

Website and Social Media Content Developer


Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant — Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Summer Semester 2020-Present

  • Professional and Technical Writing Graduate Student — Rhetoric and Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2019-Present

  • Graduate Research Assistant — Rhetoric and Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Spring Semester 2020

  • Writing Center Tutor — University Writing Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fall Semester 2019

If you would like to view my full experience history, please send a request or see my LinkedIn page.



Education

Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW) — University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Graduation May 2021 anticipated

  • Completing a research thesis

  • Focus on elearning environment navigation, first-year composition, online writing instruction

  • Coursework in teaching; first-year composition; course design; elearning; online writing instruction; composition theory and pedagogy; multimodal composition; rhetorical theory; audience engagement; research methods; foundations of eLearning; eLearning environments & education; usability testing and design


Learning Systems Technology Education Graduate Certificate — University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Awarded Fall 2021 anticipated

  • Focus on analysis of problems in all aspects of human learning

  • Studies in eLearning environments and education; instructional design; accessibility and inclusion; mobile learning and mobile learning environments; trends in eLearning

Online Writing Instruction Graduate Certificate — University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Awarded December 2020

  • Focus on online writing instruction

  • Studies in online writing instruction; online course design; audience engagement; using multimedia in online writing instruction; multimodal composition



Publications

Book Chapter

Create, Support, and Facilitate Personal Online Writing Courses in Online Writing Programs with Heidi Skurat Harris, George Jensen, and Karen Kuralt. In PARS in Practice: More Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors. Eds. Jessie Borgman and Casey McArdle. University Press of Colorado/CSU Open Press. 2021.

Nonfiction Writing



Current Projects

A Man of Steady Habits

A 1963 Unsolved Murder in New Orleans [Visit project...]

Alexander's Stray Mare

Tracing an Ancestor from Georgia to Pre-territorial Arkansas [Visit project...]

Hitchhiker's HOTEL

A History of the English Language [Visit project...]

Basic Writing

A Pedagogical Approach to Writing Instruction [Visit project...]