Nikki Dreste, M.A.
M.A., Kean University
B.A., Kean University
Research interests include digital storytelling and multimodal literacy, game-based writing pedagogy and game studies, writing transfer, and folklore studies.
|Co-presenter of ELE, “Whose Dragon Is It Anyway?: Improvisation Comedy and Tabletop RPG Skills in the Transfer-Attentive Writing Classroom”, Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2020. [Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic precautions.]
Co-presenter, “Whose Dragon Is It Anyway? Improvisation Comedy and Tabletop RPG Skills in the Transfer-Attentive Writing Classroom”, Regional CCCC Summer Conference 2019.
Roundtable member: “Understanding the Reluctant Writer in First Year Composition”, NJCEA 42nd Annual Conference, March 2019.
Panel member: “If We Can Teach What We Are: Performative Roles and Identities in Contingent Writing Faculty”, Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2019. Individual Presentation Title: “‘Switching to My Off-Spec’: Performing as a Gamer in Writing Classroom and Contingent Faculty Spaces.”
Panel member: “Re-writing culture: Digital representation and ethnography’s web-text (r)evolution”, Computers and Writing in Pullman, Washington, 2014.
“NaNoRebels: Repurposing Literacy Sponsorship in Online Communities”, Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC) 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014.
Prof. Dreste is currently working on an essay that compares her approaches in the writing classroom to her relatively new experience as a tabletop-roleplaying game (TTRPG) game master, and reflects on the transfer of knowledge happening between them.
She is also working on a science-fantasy novel about the hero’s journey, star-stuff, and the lasting echo of the human spirit in the multiverse.