Jesse Rice-EvansPronouns: she/they | Brooklyn, NY


ABD Ph.D. in English | Composition & Rhetoric, CUNY Graduate Center, expected 2023 | GPA: 4.0

Student Mentor, 2018-2020 | Co-Chair, GC Poetics Group, 2019-2021 | Co-Chair, Comp-Rhet Community, 2019-present | Accessibility Ad Hoc Committee, 2018-present | Disability Studies, Neuroqueer Rhetorics, Access Pedagogy, and Instructional Design | Demonstrated competency in HTML/CSS and French | Designed graduate seminar ENGL 80600: What is (a) body? (SP 2019) | Dissertation: Femme Rhetorics: Intersections of Embodied, Digital, and Disabled Languaging | Committee: Carmen Kynard, Amy Wan, Eric Lott

M.A. in Language & Literacy, City College of New York, 2017 | GPA: 4.0

Summa Cum Laude | Focus: Genre Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Center Pedagogy | President, Institute for the Emergence of 21st-Century Literacies, 2016-2017 | Courses: Composition Pedagogies, The Teaching of Composition and Literature, How the Eye Writes: Living in a Visual World, Basic Writing Theory & Practice, Race & Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom 

Administrative and Pedagogy Experience:

Learning Experience Design and Mentored Undergraduate Research Fellow / Mellon-CUNY Humanities Alliance Fellow, Borough of Manhattan Community College and CUNY Humanities Alliance, August 2021 – present

  • Black Studies Across the Americas – Presidential Grant Funded-curriculum project collaborator with Departments of Ethnic and Race Studies and Internships and Experiential Learning;
  • Focus on developing student support in cohort-based success programs;
  • Collaborate with BMCC OpenLab to expand programming and help documentation;
  • Collaborate with BMCC Learning Academy (BLA) director on programming and developing curricular resources for BLA-enrolled students, develop outreach materials for recruiting undergraduates;
  • Collaborate with Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS) on developing workshops and programming focused on access pedagogy for faculty, curricular design for departments and majors, and consulting on UX and web accessibility on digital resources;

Digital Project Consultant, Recovery Hub for American Women Writers – Coordinating Council for Women in History at Southern Illinois University, March 2021 – present
Support researchers and scholars developing projects with the Recovery Hub, focused on centering writing by American women writers marginalized out of canonical literary studies; focus on web accessibility, plain language, and UX.

Web Development and Documentation Fellow, CUNY Humanities Alliance, August 2019 – June 2021

  • Provide ongoing technical support for graduate teaching fellows and students at LaGuardia Community College;
  • Focus on digital pedagogy development, WordPress troubleshooting and network management, and sharing best practices for accessibility, navigability, and flexibility teaching online; 
  • developing new site architecture for revamped Humanities Alliance site, including curating standout content from previous courses, developing intuitive and simple UX, and centering web accessibility on the CUNY Academic Commons using HTML/CSS

CEO, Rice-Evans Consulting LLC, August 2018 – present

  • Patient Advocate specializing in chronic illness and coordinating complex care
  • Collaborate with clients on developing academic articles, professional documents, including resumes/CVs, cover letters, application materials for grants and graduate school, and creative manuscripts
  • Co-Chair of English Student Association 2020 Conference Disability is Not A Metaphor: Access and Accessibility 
  • Doctoral Student Association Accessibility Ad Hoc Committee 2020 – present
  • Consult on CUNY-wide and campus-specific pedagogy projects: Humanities Alliance Graduate Fellowship program;
  • Consult on and coordinate educational and cultural events in New York City, focusing on broad-scale access protocols for in-person and distance events during COVID-19
  • Consult on disability justice programming, equity, and inclusion in publishing and poetry

Digital Pedagogy Fellow, OpenLab at City Tech, May 2018 – present

  • Workshop and Pedagogy Coordinator: Open Digital Pedagogy in Gateway Courses; Creating Your Course Site; Working With Your Students; Supporting Student Success; Getting Started on the OpenLab; Designing and Assessing Student Work on the OpenLab; Grow Your Club on the OpenLab; 
  • Coordinate, schedule, and manage communications announcing community events and workshops through social media, MS Outlook, and scheduling softwares; 
  • Provide in-person and asynchronous support to faculty, staff, and student members on WordPress, BuddyPress, course architecture, accessibility, and others; 
  • Develop, submit, and present at local and regional conferences;
  • Collaborate on instructional design and materials for college-wide adoption of distance learning during COVID-19; 
  • Create multimedia support, including screencasts, audio instructions, and interactive workshop materials focused on curriculum design for distance learning and digital pedagogy;  
  • Perform routine testing for software updates and releases, WordPress functionality, plugins;
  • Manage bug tracking and ticket reporting to developers using Basecamp and Redmine;
  • Author and update help documentation with new software releases

Writing Associate, The Cooper Union Center for Writing, August 2016 – December 2018

  • Provide weekly one-on-one support to art, engineering, and architecture undergraduates and graduate students in core humanities coursework, project-centered capstones, and application materials. 
  • Worked with many international students and multiply-marginalized students seeking mentorship from anti-racist and abolitionist educators in solidarity with student organizing against racist curricular requirements and a dearth of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disabled educators employed at Cooper. 
  • Attended senior capstone openings and presentations.

CEO, Rice-Evans Medical LLC, January 2016 – present

  • Provide in-depth case management for medically complex patient;
  • Manage appointment bookings;
  • Coordinate travel logistics for multiple weekly appointments; 
  • Consult 9+ medical departments (cardio, neuro, ortho, pain management, chiro, rheum, psych, naturopath, PT, etc.), including over 60 medical and administrative staff; 
  • Facilitate HIPAA-compliant communication (medical records, updating medications, symptoms) amongst disparate stakeholders; 
  • Balance 200+ insurance bills with hospital fees to calculate and record true cost to patient; 
  • File insurance appeals and advocate for coverage of durable medical equipment, medication, and treatments with insurers; 
  • Perform forensic data collection and analysis
  • Research and develop at-home physical therapy regimen for immuno-compromised patients during Covid-19 pandemic; 
  • Provide coordinated support for appointment and testing scheduling using, Outlook, MyChart and other health care management software, Google Calendar, and other meeting-specific software; 
  • Provide notetaking during appointments for liaising with other medical offices and practitioners; 
  • Maintain updated and detailed personal medical records for patient files; 
  • Research symptom management, new treatments, and appropriate diagnostic and clinical models using medical databases and journals;
  • Perform and report on medical & drug research to wide array of medical professionals;
  • Budget and manage limited financial resources, including fundraising and supporting donors; 
  • In-depth knowledge of the medical system, including referrals, specialists, insurance companies.

Graduate Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer, City College of New York, August 2016 – June 2019

Recipient of 2017 Feder Pedagogical Enrichment Grant | ENGL 110: First-Year Writing | Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar (FIQWS) 110: First-Year Writing | ENGL 210.07: Writing for Engineers | FIQWS 110: Self and Other in Literature | FIQWS 110: That’s So Gay!: An Introduction to Queer Texts in the US

Editorial Intern, Review of Disability Studies, The University of Hawaii at Manoa, May 2018 – August 2018

Develop and expand the journal’s creative and multimedia texts section, solicit texts from emerging writers in disability studies, collaborate with authors on long-term editing projects, participate in assigning and reviewing peer review documents and protocols, and attend editorial board meetings.

Writing Consultant, Seattle Central College, January – December 2014

Senior Writing Consultant, UNC Asheville Writing Center, August 2011 – December 2013

Courses Taught:

ENGL 473: Creative Biographies (University of North Carolina Asheville)

ENGL 300: Writing Center Pedagogy (University of North Carolina Asheville)

ENGL 110: First-Year Writing (City College of New York)

Thirst and Glitter: Queer Poetics (Poets House)

Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar (FIQWS) 110: First-Year Writing (City College of New York)

ENGL 210.07: Writing for Engineers  (City College of New York)

FIQWS 110: Self and Other in Literature (City College of New York)

FIQWS 110: That’s So Gay!: An Introduction to Queer Texts in the US (City College of New York)

ENGL 2150: Vlogs, GIFs, Twine and Macros: Multimodal Writing (Baruch College)

Select Research, Residencies, and Presentations:

Poetry Month Celebration and Reading with Lucero, Lisowski, Hughes, and Rice-Evans | Brooklyn Public Library, curated by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, April 28, 2021

How do we make interdependence work?: On Crip Time and Slowness | Society for Disability Studies Conference, with Andréa Stella, April 2021

Developing an Access Statement & Disrupting Deficit Narratives on Disability and Chronic Illness | CUNY Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center Winter Institute, January 2021, Co-Facilitated by Jesse Rice-Evans & Sakina Laksimi

Open Pedagogy in the Classroom: Theory and Praxis | CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference and Open Educational Resources Showcase, October 2020

Access, OER, and Open Pedagogy: City Tech’s OpenLab | CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference and Open Educational Resources Showcase, October 2020

Host & Conference Co-Chair, Access is Not a Metaphor | English Student Association, 2020 – canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak

Counselor, Camp Access | Upgrade Accessibility, 2020

Workshop Faculty, Poets House | Queer Poetics, summer 2020

Teaching the Femme Archive | Society for Disability Studies Conference, with Andréa Stella, April 4, 2020 – rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreak

Performer, Geographies of Gender | belladonna* collaborative reading, First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, March 7, 2020

Open Pedagogy in the Classroom: Theory and Praxis

CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference and OER Showcase, with City Tech OER Faculty Fellowship program, March 20, 2020 – rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreak

Bridging Digital Gaps: Access on City Tech’s OpenLab, CUNY IT Conference, with OpenLab Community Team, December 5, 2019

Access Pedagogy, HASTAC Digital Fridays webinar, December 13, 2019

The OpenLab at City Tech: Community, Collaboration, and Access, CUNY DHI Lightning Talks, October 30, 2019

Current and Future Digital Projects at the CUNY Humanities Alliance, CUNY DHI Lightning Talks, October 30, 2019

HASTAC Scholar, 2019 – 2021

A Commons for Open Learning: Voices from New York City College of Technology’s OpenLab

CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference, with OpenLab Co-Directors and stakeholders
New York City College of Technology, 2019

Get Us Bodied: Experiments in Hybridity as Access in Crip/Queer/Crazy Bodies at the City College of New York
Computers and Writing Conference, with Andréa Stella, 2019

Performing Intersectionality in First Year Composition: Queer Theory, Feminism, and Embodiments

Conference on College Composition & Communication, with Andréa Stella, 2019

Towards a Liberatory Pedagogy: Activism and Trans Competency in the Writing Center
Northeastern Writing Center Association Conference, with Zefyr Lisowski, 2018

Between IRL and Digital Spaces: CUNY’s CompComm Faculty Playfully Collaborating

Computers and Writing Conference, Symposium on CUNY Graduate Students’ Pedagogical Strategies, 2018

Equity, Health, & Learning: Social Determinants of Academic Success

The Futures Initiative: A University Worth Fighting For, panelist, 2018

Opening the OpenLab at City Tech: Meeting CUNY’s Challenges
CUNY IT Conference, with OpenLab Community Team, 2018

Select Digital Projects:

Femme Archive
Collaborative Archival Research with Andréa Stella, in-progress 2020

Jesse Rice-Evans |

Ongoing portfolio site focused on academic and writing work

Exploding Access: Trauma, Tech, and Embodiment

Guest Editor, Visible Pedagogy series | Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center, 2019

That’s So Gay!: Queer Texts in the U.S.

OER-designated Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar at CCNY | co-taught with Prof. Andréa Stella, 2018

Activist Methodologies Compendium
Intersectionality and Activist Research in the Movement for Black Lives | Dr. Carmen Kynard, 2018

JRE’s Self-Care, Femme Supremacist, Radical Resources

#BlackGirlMagic: @ the Intersections of Literacies, Pedagogies & Black Feminisms | Dr. Carmen Kynard, 2017

Interactive Autoethnography: Re-Mediated Literacy Narrative

How the Eye Writes: Visual Rhetorics | Dr. Mark McBeth, 2016

Queer Dis-Composition on #WeirdTwitter

Composition Pedagogies | Dr. Tom Peele, 2016

Select Press & Publications:


The Uninhabitable (full-length poetry/memoir) from Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019

HONOR // SHAME (hybrid digital chapbook) from Gap Riot Press, 2018
NOON (prose chapbook) from dancing girl press, 2018
The Rotting Kind (poetry chapbook) from Ghost City Press, 2017
Soft Switch (poetry chapbook) from Damaged Goods Press, 2016

Edited Collections:

Spark: a 4C4E Journal

Individual Pieces:


Haymarket Anthology ‘Against Ableism’ Comes Under Scrutiny” in Publishers Weekly 

Public Books interview with Jesse Rice-Evans and Cyrée Jarelle Johnson by Liz Bowen, 2020

The Uninhabitable Book Review” by Hannah Taylor in Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, 2020.

“The Language of Pain, Illness, and Healing” in Apogee Magazine, 2019

“An Interview with Jesse Rice-Evans” in Homology, 2019

“A Conversation with Zefyr Lisowski and Jesse Rice-Evans” in Seafoam Magazine, 2018

Feature: Jesse Rice-Evans in The White Pube, 2020
The Big Rhetorical Podcast Emerging Scholars Series, 2019

Teaching and Our Dystopian Reality, Episode Six, Teaching and Learning Center Podcast, 2021

Academic Service:

Co-Chair, ESA Conference 2019-2020

Resources Editor, Anti-Ableist Composition Collective, 2021-present

Co-Chair, GC Access Now!, 2018-present

Guest Editor, Visible Pedagogy blog

Committee Member, OpenLab Committee, City Tech

Co-Chair, Graduate Center Composition and Rhetoric Community, 2019-present

Doctoral Student Mentor, CUNY Graduate Center English Department, 2018-2020

President, Institute for the Emergence of 21st-Century Literacies, City College of New York, 2015-2017