Randall   W.  Monty

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

    ENGL 3342 02R - Technical Communication:
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    ENGL 6399 01 - Independent Study:
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    ENGL 3342 04R - Technical Communication:
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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 (August 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 Grants and Fellowships


  • Randall Monty. IWCA Research Grant, International Writing Centers Association, $1,000.00 (2019-10-01)



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)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Randall Monty. "Where We Are: My Mundane Professional Life," (2019)

Current Courses

ENGL 3342 02R - Technical Communication:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 6399 01 - Independent Study:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 3342 04R - Technical Communication:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses