Alexandria Lockett is an Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She deeply enjoys serving the oldest historically Black college for women, and is committed to teaching and learning about the relationship between composition, new media, sustainability, and collective intelligence. At Spelman, Alexandria actively contributes to the Comprehensive Writing Program in major curricular initiatives like First-Year Composition and Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID).
Throughout her undergraduate studies at Truman State University (B.A.), and her graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma (M.A.) and the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.), she cultivated significant applied expertise in technical/professional writing, teaching with technology, and writing program administration in a range of learning sites such as writing centers, career services, and hybrid classrooms. At these institutions, she operated in the capacities of tutor, consultant, mentor, editor, career assistant, administrator, and instructor, working with diverse groups of college writers representing all classification levels, academic programs, and disciplines, as well as various historically underserved gendered/ethnic/racial/linguistic/economic/able-
In 2015, she was recently awarded a 2015 ACS Grant to organize and lead a faculty development symposium on Integrating Wikipedia into Writing-Intensive Courses at ACS Colleges. She continued her work with Wikipedia in spring 2017 by organizing Spelman’s first-ever Art+Feminism–Black Women’s Herstory Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. The event was generously funded by Morehouse Academic Affairs, the Spelman Honors Program, and the Spelman English Department. Art+Feminism and the Wikimedia Foundation provided funding and/or donated merchandise, as well.
Next year (2017-2018), Alexandria will be on leave to complete her book project Leaked: A Grammar of Information Miscegenation in Surveillance Cultures. She is the proud recipient of the UNCF/Mellon Faculty Residence Fellowship, and is excited to join Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Study in fall 2017.
Alexandria strongly believes in Open Access (OA) and Educational Resources (OER) because she is passionate about radical openness as an ethical principle and educational value. She shares her teaching materials via SlideShare, this website, and her social media. She also participates in Free/Libre Open Source Software advocacy because she strongly believes in the sustainability of the Internet and its freedoms.
Contact Information: AlexandriaLockett@gmail.com