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5 J e s s i ca E n o c h DOI: 10.7330/9781607326625.c005 JESSICA ENOCH is the associate professor and Director of Academic Writing at the University of Maryland, where she teaches classes in rhetorical education, feminist rhetorics, rhetorical historiographies of gender , and public memory. She is author of Refiguring Rhetorical Education: Women Teaching African American, Native American, and Chicano/a Students, 1865–1911 and co-editor of Burke in the Archives: Using the Past to Transform the Future of Burkean Studies. Her work has been recognized through awards such as Kathleen Ethel Welch Outstanding Article Award, Theresa J. Enos Award for Best Essay in Rhetoric Review, and the James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women’s Work 1830–1950 that explores how spatial rhetorics inform women’s work opportunities, as well as a bilingual anthology of Mexican newspaper women (with Cristina Ramirez). Enoch has worked at several locations during her career including University of New Hampshire and University of Pittsburg prior to coming to the University of Maryland and has taught historical surveys of women’s rhetoric, technical writing, and creative non-fiction, in addition to first year writing. Enoch’s interview took place on August 15, 2013, via Skype. christine: You’ve been out in the field for ten years and you’ve been really, really productive. You’ve got books, you’ve got an edited collection , articles, and overall a very consistent, even amazing productivity. jessica: Thank you. christine: How are you able to get regular output, but also very high quality at the same time? jessica: I think, to be honest, one of the things that I know has helped me so much throughout my career is that I was a college athlete and so I had to manage my time. I really had to learn how to manage my time very well as an undergraduate and the scholastics and academics were really underscored in my field hockey team. We were a very 64   How Writing Faculty Write competitive field hockey team so from eighteen on I have focused so much on understanding what are the most important things to get done and how do I get those types of things done? I’m sure I’ll be mentioning this person a lot through my interview but Cheryl Glenn was my mentor and my dissertation advisor and she has an amazing work ethic and also has a really nice personal life. I really watched her in graduate school seeing how she would get things out and how she would plan her projects. I was her research assistant for four years so I really got to watch how she got writing done and got projects done really well. christine: Well and how to put a project together it sounds like too. Because part of time management is figuring out what’s essential at this moment in a project. jessica: Exactly. Being a research assistant helped me see a model of how she did it . . . what books did she check out, how expansive was her project, how did she move along with her chapters, how was she balancing that book with all the other work that she did, and so on. I studied her while I was in graduate school just as much as I studied rhetoric and composition, as in how can I do what she’s doing and balance a personal life. christine: And not be a twenty-four-hour workaholic. jessica: I really admired how she balanced her life. You’ve mentioned how to make work high quality, and she modeled that as well. Cheryl would have other people read [her work], and now one thing I try to do before I send anything out to a journal is I send it out to who I think that they would send my essay to for a review. Before even submitting I can do a revise and resubmit session with a scholar in our field who CCC or College English might send a manuscript to. christine: That’s a great suggestion for people that would read this collection, and another way learning from a publishing role model can help. jessica: I think that a lot of people see sending an essay to a journal as being like a draft and see what people think, but I think that I’ve had pretty good success with essays by...


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