Fall 2018 – Present Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
English Composition 101 (standard curriculum)
English Composition 101 (pilot program)
English Composition 102: Inquiry into Religion and Public Discourse
Writing in the Workplace (Teaching Assistant)
Fall 2011 – Sp. 2018 English Faculty, Emmaus Bible College
Preparation for College Composition I
Preparation for College Composition II
Introduction to Literature
American Literature / Early British Literature
News Media Literacy
Science Fiction and Theology (co-taught with a member of the religion faculty)
Served as de facto writing program administrator
Sp. 2016 – Sp. 2018 Online Adjunct Faculty, John Brown University
Masterpieces of Literature
Spring 2011 High School English Teacher, Christian International School of Prague
9th-12th grade English
Fall 2008 – Fall 2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Adjunct Instructor, Kansas State University
Expository Writing I, Expository Writing II
Introduction to Literature
Writing Center Tutor (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Ph.D. student; Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics
Kansas State University May 2010
MA English, British and American Literature. Summa cum Laude
Bob Jones University May 2008
BA English. Magna cum Laude.
Dec. 2017 Graduate Certificate, E-Learning & Online Teaching. University of Wisconsin-Stout
2020-2021 Composition Committee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2020-2021 Graduate Student Senate Representative
2019-2020 Co-Chair, NEXUS 2020 Interdisciplinary Committee
2019 Presenter, August Workshops
Fall 2018 – Present FYC Mission Statement Working Group
2020 – Present Composition Studies, Blog Co-Editor
2019 – Present WPA-GO Graduate Committee Member
Co-chair, Digital Presence subcommittee
2019 – Present The JUMP+ Reviewer
2018, 2019 Interviewer, Writing Program Research Study (UTK)
2011-2018 Writing Center Tutor Training, Emmaus Bible College
2011-2018 Academic Advisor, Emmaus Bible College
Qualitative Research Methods (Amber Roessner)
Quantitative Approaches to Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics (Jessi Grieser)
Issues in Rhetoric and Composition (Lisa King)
Research Methodologies (Jeffrey Ringer)
L2 Pedagogy (Tanita Saenkhum)
Studies in English Education (Judson Laughter)
Digital Rhetoric, Writing, and Emerging Technologies (Sean Morey)
Religious Rhetorics (Jeff Ringer)
History of Rhetoric (Janet Atwill)
Language and Identity (Jessi Grieser)
Writing Program Administration (Jeff Ringer)
2019 – Present Council of Writing Program Administrators, WPA-GO
2019 – Present Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE)
2017 – Present Conference on College Composition and Communication
2012 – 2016 Conference on Christianity and Literature
2012 – 2013 National Council of Teachers of English
Awards and Recognitions
2020 UT Hodges Teaching Award (PhD student)
2019 Graduate Student Senate Professional Development Award. $1000.
2017 UW-Stout Customized Instruction Scholarship, 2017-2018. Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout
2009 Earle R. Davis Memorial Scholarship, 2009-2010. Kansas State University
Von Bergen, Megan and Bethany Mannon. “Talking Climate Faith: Katharine Hayhoe and Christian Rhetoric(s) of Climate Change.” Rhetorics and Literacies of Climate Change, special issue of Enculturation, no. 32, 10 Nov 2020. http://enculturation.net/Talking%20Climate%20Faith
Von Bergen, Megan. “Who’s the #FakeHistorian? The Alt-Right Activism of the #FakeHistory Hashtag on Twitter.”Hashtag Activism Interrogated and Embodied: Case Studies on Social Justice Movements, edited by Kristi McDuffie and Melisa Ames. Boulder, CO: UP of Colorado / Utah State UP. Under contract.
Cope, Emily Murphy, Holland Prior, Jeff Ringer, and Megan Von Bergen. “To Splinter and Split: Mapping the Use of the Term ‘Evangelical’ on Twitter in the Age of Trump.” New Directions in Rhetoric and Religion: Exploring Emerging Intersections of Religion, Public Discourse, and Rhetorical Scholarship, edited by Jim Vining. Lexington, KY: Lexington Books. Under contract.
Von Bergen, Megan. Review of John Duffy’s Provocations of Virtue, UT State UP, 2018. Rhetoric Review 39.2, April 2020.
--. Review of Douglas M. Walls and Stephanie Vie. Eds. Social Writing/Social Media: Publics, Presentations, and Pedagogies. WAC Clearing House, 2018. Reflections 19.2, March 2020.
--. Review of “Session E.33: Composing Realities in Digital Environments,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019. http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2019/04/08/session-e-33-composing-realities-in-digital-environments/. 8 April 2019.
Von Bergen, Megan. “Designing for Ethos: Katharine Hayhoe’s Climate Change Advocacy,” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, 6 May 2019, http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2019/05/06/designing-for-ethos-katharine-hayhoes-climate-change-advocacy/
--. “Grading Dilemma: Should We Round Up?” Faculty Focus, 10 April 2019. https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational-assessment/grading-dilemma-should-we-round-up/
--. “Earning Students’ Trust in Your Teaching.” The Teaching Professor, 10 April 2018. https://www.teachingprofessor.com/topics/classroom-climate/building-relationships/earning-students-trust-in-your-teaching/
--. “Meaningful Learning through One-on-One Conferences.” Faculty Focus, Magna Publications, 11 Dec. 2017, https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/meaningful-learning-through-one-on-one-conferences/
--. “Using Screencasts for Formative and Summative Assessment.” Faculty Focus, Magna Publications, 21 July 2017, https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/using-screencasts-for-formative-and-summative-assessment/
Von Bergen, Megan. “Ungrading: An Alternative Form of Assessment.” Brown Bag Series, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 13 Nov 2020, Online. Workshop.
--. “Ungrading as Anti-Racist Assessment,” English Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 12 Nov 2020, Online. Workshop.
--. “How Do I ‘Do College Student?’ Helping Students Learn the Moves for Academic Success.” TYCA-Midwest May Webinars, 28 May 2019, Online. Webinar.
Selected Conference Presentations
Von Bergen, Megan, Shauna Chung and Eric Hamilton. “Reclaiming Christian Commonplaces: How Digital Rhetoric Remakes Religious Discourse Communities,.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI. Conference canceled due to Covid-19.
--. “Rhetorics of Information Literacy: Teaching Research in a Digital Age,” GSOLE, 31 January 2020. Online conference.
--. “DIY Rhetorical Feminism in Evangelical Culture,” Feminism and Rhetorics Conference, 13 Nov 2019. Harrisonburg, VA. Roundtable.
--. "Writing Program Administration at Religiously Affiliated Institutions," Council of Writing Program Administrators, 27 July 2019. Baltimore, MD. Roundtable.
--. "Mission (Im)Possible: The Rhetoric of Mission Statements in University Writing Programs." With Jeff Ringer, Holland Prior, and Allie Sockwell Johnston. Council of Writing Program Administrators, 27 July 2019. Baltimore, MD.
--. “Ethos on Twitter: Kevin Kruse, Dinesh D’Souza and the Rhetorical Appeal of Fake Academics,” Computers and Writing, 21 June 2019, East Lansing, MI.
--. “Trust Me: Towards a (Re)Definition of Ethos in First-Year Writing Courses,” Carolina Rhetoric Conference 2019, 12 April 2019, Raleigh, NC.
--. “Real Talk about Fake Academics: Kevin Kruse, Dinesh D’Souza, and the Performance of Expertise on Twitter.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, 15 March 2019, Pittsburgh, PA. Digital praxis poster.
--. “(Re)View How You Write Assignments: Universal Design and Assignment Directions.” Visions and Sites of Online Literacy Education, GSOLE, 25 January 2018, Online conference. Digital Praxis Poster.
--. “Writing Engendered by Faith: Christian Composition Textbooks and Evangelical Approaches to Writing.” Summer 2018 CCCC Regional Conference, 21 July 2018, University of Denver, Denver, CO.
--. “Demonstrating the Pedagogical Use of Screencasts,” Summer 2017 CCCC Regional Conference, 10 June 2017, UC Clermont, Batavia, OH.