Mary Lourdes Silva

Associate Professor and Writing First Year Composition Director, Writing
School: School of Humanities and Sciences

Publications in Composition Studies and Rhetoric

Forthcoming Silva, M.L. My Summer with ChatGPT. In B. Buyserie and T. Thurston (Eds.),Teaching and Generative AI. UEN Digital Press.

Forthcoming Silva, M.L. My Shame Story: The Gendered Racial Inequities of Student Evaluation of Teaching. In L.L. Gaillet and J. McCrary (Eds.),Through Lines: Meditations on Academic Labor, Gender, and Lessons of the Long 2020. University of South Carolina Press.

Accepted Silva, M.L., Koontz, P. & Irwin, D. Critical Language Awareness Meets Phreaner's "The Neighborhood Map.” In R.P. Shepherd, L.W. Mina, M. Davis, and K.P. Alexander (Eds.),Multimodal Composition and Writing Transfer Pedagogy.

Accepted Silva, M.L. Teaching to Fail: Three Women’s Experiences with Student Evaluations of Teaching. In ​​S. Corbett (Ed.),If at First You Don’t Succeed? Writing, Rhetoric, and the Question of Failure. WAC Clearinghouse.

Submitted Silva, M.L. ChatGPT Can Teach Students to Write Research Papers. In C. Basgier, A. Mills, M. Olejnik, M. Rodak, and S. Sharma (Eds.),Bad Ideas about AI and Writing.

2022 Silva, M.L.I Am Not Okay,Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics.

2021 Silva, M.L. Day 1: My Tango Life Canceled. In R. Mehta, S. Thakur and D. Chakraborty (Eds.),Pandemic of Perspectives: Creative Re-imaginings. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

2020 Silva, M. L. Anchoring the First-Year Research Paper: a pilot study of FYW student citation practices.Signum: Estudos da Linguagem, 24(1), 43-61.

2020 Silva, M.L. Dancing with my Fears: A Writing Professor’s Tango. In M. Nicolas and A. Sicari (Eds.),Our Body of Work. University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press.

2018 Silva, M.L. Review of the bookExpanding Literate Landscapes: Persons, Practices, and Sociohistoric Perspectives of Disciplinary Development by Kevin Roozen and Joe Erickson.Writing & Pedagogywith guest editor Dr. Charles Bazerman.

2017 Silva, M.L. Commenting with Camtasia: A Descriptive Study of the Affordances and Constraints of Peer-to-Peer Screencast Feedback. In S. Plane, C. Bazerman, P. Carlino, F. Rondelli, C. Boré, C. Donahue, M. Larruy, P. Rogers, & D. Russell (Eds.),Writing Research Across Borders Conference Volume III.

2015 Silva, M.L., Delaney, S.A., Cochran, J., Jackson, R., & Olivares, C. Institutional Assessment and the Integrative Core Curriculum: Involving Students in the Development of an ePortfolio System.International Journal of ePortfolio.

2013 Silva, M.L. Can I Google That? A Case Study of the Online Navigational Literacy and Information Literacy Strategies of Undergraduate Students in a Research Writing Course. In R. McClure & J. Purdy (Eds.),The New Digital Scholar: Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NextGen Students. New Jersey: Information Today, Inc.

2012 Getto, G., & Silva, M.L.Doing Multimodal Research the Easy Way: A Workflow for Making Sense of Technologically Complex Communication Situations. Paper presented at the SIGDOC’12 Proceedings of the 30th ACM international Conference on Design of Communication, Seattle, Washington, USA, 3-5 October (pp. 89-94). New York, New York: ACM. Available at:

2012 Silva, M.L. Camtasia in the Classroom: Student Responses to Teacher Feedback Videos,Computers and Composition, 29, 1-22.

2008 Lunsford, K.J., et al. The Library and the CMS: Establishing Library Presence in Sakai Writing Course Sites [electronic version],Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Available at:…