Randall   W.  Monty

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABS 274
Phone: (956) 665-8713
Email: randall.monty@utrgv.edu

Dr. Randall W. Monty

I teach and research on topics like writing centers, technical communication, borders, mobile and social media writing, soccer, and institutional critique, all through a framework of Critical Discourse Studies.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Critical Discourse Studies
    • Writing Center Studies
    • Border Studies
    • Technical Communication
  • Education

    • PhD, English Rhetoric and Composition, The University of Texas - El Paso, 2013
    • MA, English Rhetoric and Composition, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2008
    • BA, English Textual Studies, Syracuse University, 2002
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 7300 05 - Thesis:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Randall Monty. "Corpus Approaches to Writing Center Research," Theories and Methods of Writing Center Studies. Routledge, 2019.

  • Randall Monty. "Writing Centers' Responses to the Neoliberal Academy," Austin, TX: Praxis: A Writing Center Journal (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2019).

  • Alyssa Cavazos and Randall Monty. "Letter from the Guest Editors," Special Issue: Language Differences Within and Across Border. Edinburg, TX: crosspol: a journal of transitions for high school and college writing teachers 3, no. 1 (March 2018): 2-4.

  • Randall Monty, Karen Holt, and Colin Charlton. "Transnational Access and Integrated Complexity: Interconnecting People, Research, and Media for Transnational Writing Students," Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers: Transitions from High School to College. New York, NY: Routledge, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017: 202-215.

  • Randall Monty. The Writing Center as Cultural and Interdisciplinary Contact Zone. London: Palgrave Pivot/Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

  • Randall Monty and Alyssa Cavazos. "Building Rhetorical Theory through Discursively Constructed Borders," Journal of Borderlands Studies 31, no. 1 (February 2016): 59-72.

  • Randall Monty. "Everyday Borders of Transnational Students: Composing Place andSpace with Mobile Technology, Social Media, and Multimodality," Computers and Composition 38, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015): 126-139.

  • Randall Monty. Review Essay: Multimodality in Local and Disciplinary Praxes. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 37, no. 1 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013.

  • Randall Monty. "Social Media: Athletes, Teams, and Fans Collide Online," American History through American Sports. Praeger, 3, December 2012.

  • Randall Monty, Beth Brunk-Chavez, and Judith Fourzan. The Guide to First-Year Composition. El Paso, TX: The University of Texas at El Paso, 2012.



Selected Presentations


  • Alyssa Cavazos, Randall Monty, Emily D'Gyves, Matthew Garcia, Daniella Hernandez, and Karla Romero. "Exploring Translanguaging and Social Justice: Critical Self-Reflections on Building," Conference on College Composition & Communication , Conference on College Composition & Communication, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (March 2019)

  • Randall Monty, Eric Camarillo, and Lisha Storey. "I'm Not a Robot, Remember Me: Responding to the neoliberalization of writing centers," 2019 South Central Writing Centers Association Conference, South Central Writing Centers Association, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX (February 2019)

  • Randall Monty, Hillary Coenen, Fehintola Folarin, and Lisa Wright. "Stretching the Original Shape: How Writing Centers' Resistance can Foster Inclusion," 2019 South Central Writing Centers Association Conference, South Central Writing Centers Association, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX (February 2019)

  • Randall Monty. "Chair's Address," 2018 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, South Padre Island, TX (November 2018)

  • Randall Monty. "Collection and Uses of Data & Online Sessions with Multilingual Writers," 2018 Rio Grande Valley Writing Centers Summer Symposium & SCWCA Micro-regional, South Central Writing Centers Association, Weslaco, TX (June 2018)

  • Randall Monty. "Soccer as Synecdoche: Rhetorical Reinventions In and Through the Beautiful Game," 18th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (June 2018)

  • Randall Monty and Alyssa Cavazos. "Exploring Translanguaging and Social Justice Pedagogies," 2018 Roundhouse, UTRGV Writing Program, Brownsville, TX (May 2018)

  • Randall Monty, Katherine Christoffersen, James Frost, and Nicole Nicholson. "Writing of/in/about the Online/Hybrid Classroom," 2018 Excellence in Online Learning Conference , Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology, Brownsville, TX (March 2018)

  • Randall Monty, Alice Batt, Carey Clark, and Allison Holland. "Directors' Roundtable: Encouraging Mindfulness Among Consultants," 2018 South Central Writing Centers Association Conference, South Central Writing Centers Association, Conway, AR (February 2018)

  • Randall Monty. "Situating Writing Centers’ Responses to the Neoliberal Academy," 2018 South Central Writing Centers Association Conference, South Central Writing Centers Association, Conway, AR (February 2018)

Current Courses

ENGL 7300 05 - Thesis:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses