Codi Renee Blackmon

Codi Renee Blackmon
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From the hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, Codi Renee Blackmon holds a BA in English from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters in Professional and Technical Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her experiences include working in high-school and university libraries, university writing centers, K-12 substitute teaching, after-school programming, and first-year writing. She is looking forward to a career in writing and academia. Her numerous honors and awards include being a McNair Scholar and member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society.

As a teacher-scholar, her interests include rhetorical theories of ethos, service learning, and community writing projects. As a Ph.D. student, her research interests include digital design, multimodal composing, audience analysis, and statistical methods in quantitative research design.


  • B.A. English, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.A. Professional and Technical Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Ph.D. (in progress) Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication, East Carolina University

Research Interests

  • Professional and technical communication
  • Rhetorical theory
  • Service learning
  • Community writing projects

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Begin Again: Reassessing Graduate Orientation.” Web presentation at UA Little Rock Research and Creative Works Showcase, 2021.
  • “Writing on the Web 2018.” Oral presentation at CSSC Student and Faculty Research and Creative Works Showcase, 2021.
  • “Is It True? Researching and Evaluating Sources.” Workshop presenter in Student Success Workshop Series, 2019.
  • “Building Quality Experiences in Online Writing Programs.” Panel presentation at Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) Conference, 2018.
  • “Metaphysical Poetry: A History and a Legacy.” Oral research presentation at UTA McNair Conference and at McNair National Convention, 2006.
  • “The Image of the African in Early Europe.” Oral research presentation at UTA McNair Conference and at Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Symposium, 2007.