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Education and Employment History


EDUCATION

Ph. D. English Language, Specialization in Composition Theory and Research, Indiana University, 1984 Dissertation: Composition and Communicative Intention, dir. Barry Kroll
M. A. English Language, Indiana University, 1982
M. A. English and Creative Writing, Syracuse University, 1980
B. A. English, Syracuse University, 1977 (magna cum laude)

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2007-pres. Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University
1999-pres. Professor of English, North Carolina State University
1996-99 Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Minnesota
1995-99 Professor, Department of English, University of Minnesota
1988-94 Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Minnesota
1984-88 Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Minnesota
1980-83 Instructor, Groups Special Services Composition Program, Indiana University
1979-84 Associate Instructor, English Department, Indiana University
1977-79 Teaching Assistant, English Department, Syracuse University

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

2005-06 Interim Director, Ph.D. Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University
1999- Director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University
1993-99 Director of Writing Courses, College-in-the-Schools Program, University of Minnesota
1988-96 Director of Composition, Program in Composition, University of Minnesota
1986-88 Coordinator of Advanced Composition, Program in Composition, University of Minnesota
1984-86 Co-director, Teacher Training Program, Program in Composition, University of Minnesota
1982-83 Coordinator, Writing Program, Groups Special Services, Indiana University
1980-83 Assistant to the Director of Composition, Indiana University
1978-79 Assistant to the Director of Freshman English, Syracuse University
1977-79 Administrative Assistant, Project Advance, Syracuse University