Teaching Background

Christopher Scott Wyatt

Academic Employment

teaching experience and more

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business; Pittsburgh

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Business Management Communication; Aug. 2014 – Present
Adjunct Professor of Business Management Communication; Aug. 2013 – July 2014

Courses Taught

Economics 73-270: Writing for Economists; Fall 2013 – Present

  • Introduce students to rhetoric of economics
  • Guide students through rhetorical analyses of texts on economics

Business 70-340: Business Communications; Fall 2014 – Present

  • Introduce workplace writing genres
  • Explore audiences and their expectations

Robert Morris University; Moon Township, Pennsylvania

School of Communications and Information Systems,
Department of English and Communication Skills
Assistant Professor of English Studies; Jun. 2011 – Dec. 2012
Research Leave; Spring 2013

Courses Taught

Communication Skills 2220: Public Speaking and Persuasion; Summer 2012

  • Taught required undergraduate advanced public speaking course
  • Guided students through analyses of famous public speeches
  • Delivered supplemental content via Blackboard

English 3025: Technical Writing; Spring 2012

  • Taught concurrent online course section, Spring 2012
  • Taught upper-division technical writing skills
  • Implemented Wikimedia (wiki platform), blogging, and content management systems within courses
  • Covered Web and digital technologies including HTML/CSS, Wikitext, and XML
  • Guided students through advanced Microsoft Word skills including template creation, styles, and macros
  • Delivered supplemental materials via podcasts and screencasts

English 3040: Technical Editing; Fall 2012

  • Presented materials on technical editing
  • Guided students through current professional style guides
  • Delivered concurrenlty online

Literature 2010: The Study of the Essay; Fall 2011, Fall 2012

  • Presented historical overview of essay forms in Western literature
  • Developed online course shells for Blackboard Learn
  • Taught concurrent online section, Fall 2011

Philosophy 2000: Introduction to Ethics; Summer 2012, Fall 2012

  • Presented historical overview of Western philosohical traditions

Administrative Duties

Coordinator, Professional and Technical Writing; Aug. 2011 – June 2012

  • Coordinate the development and offering of new courses for the Professional and Technical Writing English concentration
  • Coordinate the development of Certification in Technical Communication
  • Coordinate the development of a Specialization in Technical Communication with the Mater of Science program in Communications and Information Systems
  • Recruit qualified faculty to teach profession writing and technical communication courses
  • Develop and coordinate outcomes assessment efforts
  • Prepare quotes for continuing education courses for local organizations and employers
  • Research similar programs to ensure program leadership status

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Minneapolis-St. Paul

Department of Writing Studies Instructor (GA/TA); Aug. 2007 – May 2010
Department of Rhetoric Instructor (GA/TA); Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2006

Courses Taught

Writing Studies 3562w: Technical and Professional Writing; 2007–2010

  • Six sections taught over three years
  • Developed junior-senior writing curriculum and syllabi
  • Developed first “hybrid” Technical Writing section, with sessions meeting online and in-person; Spring 2009
  • Implemented course content via Blackboard WebVista/WebCT and Moodle
  • Delivered supplemental materials via iTunesU podcasts and screencasts
  • Oversaw student contributions to both new and existing online texts

Rhetoric 1223: Oral Presentations in a Professional Setting; Fall 2006

  • Taught required first-year public speaking course

California State University, Fresno

English 1/1LA Instructor (TA); Aug. 2004 – May 2006
Fall 2004: English 1/Lab A; Four 12-student writing lab sections
Fall 2005: English 1; One section of first-year composition
Spring 2006: English 1; Two sections of first-year composition

  • Developed first-year composition curriculum and syllabi
  • Taught thematic composition courses: “Rhetoric and Art” and “Art in the Digital Age”
  • Contributed to composition program training materials
  • Conducted a survey of writing assignments in various departments, comparing assignments to those in first-year composition courses
  • Used Blackboard Learning System online collaboration in courses

College of the Sequoias; Visalia, California

Contract / Adjunct Faculty
Business and Community Education Center
; Aug. 5, 1998 – Jun. 30, 2000

  • Business computing instructor for courses including Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, and Using the Internet
  • Creative and personal writing instructor
  • Responsible for custom curriculum development and implementation for regional employers

Interim Department Coordinator, Jun. 1999 – Aug. 1999

  • Responsible for payroll, receivables, payables, and personnel issues
  • Developed new database systems for billing and project management
  • Formalized procedures and instituted quality controls

Tulare County Office of Education; Visalia, California

Substitute Teacher, Multiple Districts; Oct. 1, 1998 – Nov. 30, 1999

  • Assigned to schools throughout Tulare County
    Included schools in Exeter, Farmersville, Visalia, and Woodlake

Visalia Unified School District; Visalia, California

Long-Term Substitute, Consultant; Mar. 22, 1991 – Aug. 15, 1991

  • Taught journalism, newspaper production, yearbook, and photography
  • Designed personal computer-based publishing system for student and teacher use
  • Co-wrote and edited district in-depth study of computer and technology uses

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Reflections on Teaching

I have written a personal reflection on my teaching experiences as part of my online portfolio. The essay explores what I have learned and why I enjoy teaching.