PhD in English Candidate
518 King Library
University of Kentucky
Areas of Expertise
- Digital humanities
- Writing, rhetoric and composition
- Pedagogy, teaching and learning
- Faculty and organizational development
- MA, University of Nebraska, 2008
- BA, University of Texas – Arlington, 2006
When Trey arrived at Ohio State, a seminar in editing, coding and electronic editions began a career interest in digital humanities. His dissertation-in-progress, "A Blueprint for Utopia: Institutional and Pedagogical Contexts for Digital Humanities," argues that a comprehensive pedagogy for digital humanities—grounded in the techno-pedagogical discourses of rhetoric and composition—and strategic partnerships with campus teaching centers will enhance sustainability and legibility for digital humanities work for a broader audience of stakeholders: in essence, an essay at what Julianne Nyhan diagnoses as a public communication problem among digital humanists.
Conatser lives in Lexington and works at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches in the Preparing Future Faculty program, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, and the Honors College. He is a faculty instructional consultant at the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, where he leads digital humanities and digital pedagogy initiatives, promotes a culture of teaching excellence, and contributes to faculty and administrative projects across campus.
- "Keeping Track of DMAC: Visualizing Influence Across Space and Time." Computers and Composition Online. 2015.
- Editor, Showcasing the Best of CIWIC/DMAC. 2015
- "Changing Medium, Transforming Composition." Journal of Digital Humanities. 2013.
- "To Be(head) A Family: British Poetry and the Reclamation of Marie Antoinette." CEA Critic. 2010.