Faculty & Staff

Ronald J. Tulley, Ph.D.
Ronald J. Tulley, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Year started at UF: 2002
Contact Information
Telephone: 419-434-4608
Credentials
B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A., Bowling Green State University
M.B.A., The University of Findlay
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • ​Academic Credentials:

    Doctor of Philosophy in English (Writing History and Theory), Case Western Reserve University
    Master of Business Administration with Specializations in Organizational Leadership and e-Commerce, University of Findlay
    Master of Arts in English with a Specialization in Scientific and Technical Communication, Bowling Green State University
    Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, Southern Illinois University
    Bachelor of Arts in English, The University of Illinois at Chicago

    Bachelor of Arts in History, Southern Illinois University


  • Academic and Professional Memberships
    National Council of Teachers of English
    Modern Language Association
    Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
    National Association of Science Writers
    College Reading and Learning Association
    Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
    Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society
    Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society
    Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
  • Academic Journal Articles
    (May 2008) “Is That an Autobiography? Channeling Wittgenstein’s Family Resemblances in Self-Life Writing.” Journal of Biography and Autobiography: Vol. 2, Num. 1.

    (April 2008) “Tugging at the Ivy: Acknowledging the Emergence of a Permanent Instructor Class at the American Four-Year Research University.” Journal of the World Universities Forum: Vol. 1, Num. 1.

    (January 2008) “Is There Techne in My Logos? On the Origins and Evolution of the Ideographic Term Technology.” The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society: Vol. 2, Num. 6.

    (April 2007) “Midnight in the Anglo-American Metropolis: The Commonalities of Interpreting Urban Space, Envisioning Ruins and Visualizing Landscapes in the Tradition of Samuel Johnson and James Howard Kunstler.” The International Journal of the Humanities: Vol. 4, Num. 9.

    (May 2003) “An Emerging Electronic Rhetoric of the Body: Arguing the Feminine in Cyberspace” A conference paper co-authored with Christine Tulley and published in the 50th Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Proceedings.
  • Recent Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations   
    (April 2017) "Back Where We Started: One School's Winding Road to Online Standardization." A joint presentation with Dr. Damon Osborne at the 2017 Quality Matters Regional Conference at Berkeley College, New York City, New York.

    (April 2016) "Strange Places, Faces, and Spaces: Public Rhetoric(s) and 21st Century Social Activism." A joint panel presentation and discussion forum at the 2016 National Annual Conference for the College English Association, Denver, Colorado.

    (March 2016) "Moving Past "Death by PowerPoint:" Matching the Situation to the Audience in Slideware Presentations" A joint panel presentation and discussion forum with Cheri Hampton-Farmer, Mary Jo Geise, and Tabitha Clawson at The University of Findlay Teaching Symposium, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    (June 2015) "So There's No Chatroom? Experiences Navigating Pedagogical and Administrative Transitions to Online Asynchronous Course Delivery in a Humanities Program" An individual presentation for the 13th Annual International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    (May 2015) "Where's the Teacher in This Class?": Our Experiences Navigating the Pedagogical and Administrative Transitions to Online Asynchronous Course Delivery A joint panel presentation and discussion forum with Heather Riffle, Coordinator for Online Delivery, Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs, and Tony Goedde, Registrar, Director of Institutional Research at The University of Findlay Teaching Symposium, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio

    (April 2015) "The Social Nature of (Re-)Presenting a 'Self:' Role Playing, Social Networking, and Identity Formation in the Digital Age" An individual presentation at the 2015 National Conference for the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    (March 2015) "But I'm Only a Peer: The Evolving Role of the English Department Chair in the 21st Century." An individual presentation at the 2015 National Annual Conference for the College English Association, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    (March 2015) "So There's No Chatroom?: Our Experiences Navigating the Pedagogical and Administrative Transitions to Online Asynchronous Course Delivery at the University of Findlay." A joint panel presentation and discussion forum with Heather Riffle, Coordinator for Online Delivery, Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs, and Tony Goedde, Registrar, Director of Institutional Research at The University of Findlay Teaching Symposium, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    (June 2014) "Technical Communities: Using DALN Narratives for Investigative Perspective." A joint panel presentation and workshop with Dr. Elkie Burnside and Ms. Lori Raborg at the Computers and Writing Conference, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

    (April 2014) "At the Intersection of Pedagogy and Practice: An Inquiry into the Narratives of Science Writers and Technical Communicators." A session presented at the 2014 Conference for the College English Association of Ohio, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

    (October 2013) "'But I'm Not Getting Any Hits': One Institution's Experience Using Social Media to Effectively Connect Students to Employers." A session presented at the 2013 Annual International Convention for the Association for Business Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    (April 2013) “Polybiography in the WC: Navigating the Individual/Communal Binary Via Social Networking Narrative Archetypes.” A session presented at the 2013 East Central Writing Centers Association Annual Conference, Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania.

    (February 2013) “Privacy, Consent, and Social Networks: Some Thoughts on the Market for
    Personal Information and the Least You Can Do to Protect Your Information.” A panel session presented with Dr. Chris Ward (Findlay), Dr. John McGrath (U of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Dawn Edmiston (Saint Vincent College) at the MBAA International Conference: Marketing Management Association, Chicago, Illinois.

    (October 2012) “We Used to Be a Liberal Arts College: Embracing Institutional Realities from Discipline to Service.” A session co-presented with Dr. Erin Laverick, Dr. Chris Denecker, and Dr. Nicole Diederich at The Thomas R. Watson Conference held at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

    (May 2012) “Digital Self-Presentation in the Age of the Template.” An individual session presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    (March 2012) “The Mobile Writing Center: One University's Experience Using Workshop Events to Increase the Profile of the Writing Center.” A session co-presented with Dr. Nicole Diederich and Adam Houser at the 2012 East Central Writing Centers Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    (November 2011) “Tutoring Reluctant Writers: One University’s Experience with Professional Program Majors.” A session co-presented with Stephanie Springer at the 2011 Conference of the College Reading and Learning Association, San Diego, California.

    (September 2011) “Social Networking Filtering Systems and Privacy Issues: The Least You Need to Know.” A session presented at the Ohio Communication Association 75th Anniversary Conference at The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    (May 2011) “Early Manifestations of the Autobiographical Impulse in Cyberspace.” A session presented at International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

    (April 2011) “‘Friending’ The Writing Center: Pratfalls and Pitfalls of Using Social Networks As An Extension of The Writing Center.” A session co-presented with Adam Houser at the National Tutoring Association Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

    (October 2010) “Epic Fail!: What Narrow Understandings of English Mean for Students in Class and on the Job.” A session co-presented with Dr. Erik Hayenga and Dr. Erin Laverick at The Thomas R. Watson Conference—Working English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global-Local Contexts, Commitments, Consequences held at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

    (October 2009) “An Exhibitionist’s Paradise: Digital Transformations of the Autobiographical Impulse.” A paper presented at The Seventh International Conference on the Book at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

    (May 2009) “Highlights of the Mini Grant Program as Sponsored by The University of Findlay’s Center for Teaching Excellence.” A poster presentation given at the second bi-annual SEED Conference: The University of Findlay’s Conference on Teaching, Learning and Technology Centers (TLTCs).

    (January 2008) “Tugging at the Ivy: Acknowledging the Emergence of a Permanent Instructor Class at the American Four-Year Research University.” A paper presented (virtually) at The World Universities Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

    (January 2008) “Is There Techne in My Logos? On the Origins and Evolution of the Ideographic Term Technology.” A paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Recent Invited Speaking Engagements and Lectures
    Invited Guest Speaker (April 2013) “Waiting for Web 3.0: Emerging Trends and New Directions in Digital Self Presentation.” Flag City Morning Rotary Club, Findlay, Ohio.

    Forum Speaker, CTE Teaching Academy (March 2012) “Creative Deviations or
    What I Did with My Sabbatical.” The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Visiting Scholar Lecture (November 2011) “Digital Self-Presentation in the Age of the Template.” New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Guest Scholar Lecture (April 2011) “Digital Transformations of Autobiography and Autobiographical Texts (or Some Brief Thoughts on the Origins of Social Networking).” Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

    Forum Speaker, CTE Teaching Academy (November 2009) “My Experiences as a Guest Scholar of the Viet Nam National University: Laying the Foundations for an International Student Exchange.” The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Forum Speaker, CTE Teaching Academy (October 2009) “UF in Costa Rica: An Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaboration on Ecology and Conservation.” The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio.

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series (June-July 2009) “Defining Western Autobiography from St. Augustine to facebook.” Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series (June-July 2009) “Analyzing Your Audience: Technical and Scientific Writing in the US.” Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Series (June-July 2009) “Survey of Literature:
    An Overview of Literature Classes at The University of Findlay.” Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.