As the Assistant Director for Oregon State Ecampus in charge of faculty training and support, McAlvage's primary responsibility is to support faculty in being effective online course designers and online instructors. She assists faculty and departments with initial and on-going training needs as well as other types of professional development; she manages a team that supports "course maintenance" for courses between their active development and redevelopment periods; she leads the implementation and assessment of new technologies and tools in Ecampus courses as well as other innovative pilot initiatives with campus partners; and she coordinates the Quality Matters initiative for Ecampus, including manging the review teams for OSU courses that are undergoing QM certification.
McAlvage holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon with specializations in British Romanticism, embodiment theory, and pedagogy. She has taught writing courses, literature courses, and interdisciplinary inquiry courses across all modalities, and she co-edited a composition casebook called Minding the Body: A Casebook for Writers (University of Oregon, 2015). To continue to practice the craft of teaching and to share her love of literature and theory with students, she teaches on-ground and online courses for Portland State University and Concordia University.