Andy Besa suceesfully defended his thesis, "Faith, Rhetoric, and Dominion: How Shared Literacy Lures Latinos" and graduated in 2012.
Morgan Gross succesfully defended her thesis, "To Meet Students' Feedback Requests Or Not: A Writing Center Tutor's Prerogative(?)" and graduated in May 2012.
Jack H David Jr. successfully defended his thesis, "Does It Really Matter?" and graduated in May 2012.
Michelle Overman successfully completed her written comprehensive exams and portfolio in Spring 2012.
Amanda Rice successfully defended her thesis, "Female Authority: Female Teaching Assistant Experiences and Their Roles in the Writing Classroom" and graduated in May 2012.
Cheyenne Riggs successfully defended her thesis, "We Want-Um Your Wampum!": Colonizing, Appropriating, and Reconstructing Native American Identities Through Popular Culture" and graduated in May 2012.
Justin Whitney successfully defended his thesis, "Narrowing the Gap: A Close Look at English Learners and Editing Practices" and graduated in May 2012.
Lisa Tomecek-Bias successfully defended her thesis in Spring 2011. Lisa now resides in Waco, TX.
Justin Tucker successfully completed his written comprehensive exams and portfolio in Spring 2011. Justin now lives in San Antonio.
Casie Moreland successfully defended her thesis titled "White or Wrong: Application of Whiteness Theory in First-Year Composition Classes" in August 2011.
Gwen Templin defended her thesis, "Writing-Intensive Designation: a Quasi-Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Program" and graduated in May 2010.
Gina Guzman defended her thesis, entitled "Re-articulating Training Practices: Valuing the Ethnic Voice in Writing Center Tutor Training," in May 2009.
Chris Sisto completed his written comprehensive exams and portfolio in May 2009. Chris continues his career as a full-time instructor in the Department of Education at South Texas College in McAllen, TX.
Yazmin Lazcano defended her thesis, entitled "Historical Memory Negotiated: Latino/a Rhetorical Reception to Ken Burns' The War," in August 2009. Yazmin is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition and Linguistics at Arizona State University.
Jenna Keith Allen defended her thesis, entitled "Enacting a Feminist Pedagogy: Integrating Weblogs into the Composition Classroom," in August 2009. Jenna is currently teaching online writing courses at Blinn College.
Bettina Ramon defended her thesis, "Composing, Gender and Composing Gender: The Construction of Gender Variances in Online Spaces," in October 2009. Bettina plans to pursue a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition in fall 2011.
Jonathan Polk defended his thesis, “Not Just Fun With Typography: Remediation of the Digital in Contemporary Print Fiction”, and graduated in 2009. Since graduation, Jon has delivered papers at two conferences, written a book chapter and collaborated on an article with Dr. Balzhiser. He is currently applying to Ph.D programs in Rhetoric and Composition.
Collette Caton defended her thesis, entitled "Gendered Scholarship: An Examination of Gender Identity in Academic Weblogs" in May 2008. Collette is currently in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Ph.D. program at Syracuse University.
Mary McCulley defended her thesis, entitled "A Reflection of Values: Examining the Creation of Writing Prompts" in August 2008. Mary is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at Texas Christian University.
Courtney Werner defended her thesis, entitled "Negotiating Authority: Age in the Writing Center" in May 2008. Courtney is currently in the Literacy, Rhetoric and Social Practice Ph.D. program at Kent State University.