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Service and Professional Activities

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research (ISAWR; http://www.isawr.org/)

  • Member, Steering Committee, 2017-2020. [elected]

Conference on College Composition and Communication (www.ncte.org/groups/cccc)

  • Member, Nominating Committee, 2015-2017.
  • Chair, 2012-2013; Associate Chair, 2011-2012; Assistant Chair, 2010-2011; Immediate Past Chair, 2013-2014. [elected]
  • Program Chair, 2012 Convention, March 21-24, 2012, St. Louis, MO.
  • Member, Globalization Committee, 2014-pres.
  • Stage 2 Reviewer, conference proposals for 2011 Atlanta CCCC convention, June 1-3, 2011, Urbana, IL.
  • Stage 2 Reviewer, conference proposals for 2011 Atlanta CCCC convention, June 24-25, 2010, Urbana, IL.
  • Member, Outstanding Book Award Selection Committee, 2008-2009; 2009-2010.
  • Chair, Resolutions Committee, 2005-2006.
  • Member, Committee on Issues in Higher Education, 2005-pres.
  • Member, Resolutions Committee, 2002-2003.
  • Member, Editor Search Committee, College Composition and Communication, 2003-2004.
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, 1998-1999. [elected; chair by most votes among candidates]
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Professional Standards for the Teaching of Writing ["Wyoming Resolution Committee"], 1992-93. Member 1990-92.
  • Member, Exemplar Award Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1996.
  • Member, Executive Committee, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1993-1996. [elected]
  • Stage 1 Reviewer, conference proposals, CCCC Convention, 1993; 1994; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010.

Council of Writing Program Administrators (www.wpacouncil.org)

  • Chair, Task Force on Institutional Home, 2016-2017.
  • Local Planning Committee, 2016 Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2015-2016.
  • Review of conference proposals, annual conference (Boise, Idaho, Aug. 2015), Spring 2015.
  • Research Institute Ad Hoc Committe, 2013-pres.
  • Member (with Chuck Paine, Paul Anderson, and Bob Gonyea), Working Group, NSSE Writing Study, 2007-pres.
  • WPA Summer Workshop Co-Leader (with Susan Miller-Cochran), Denver, CO, July 6-10, 2008.
  • Immediate Past President, 2005-2007.
  • President, 2003-2005.
  • Vice President 2000-2002. [elected by the membership]
  • Chair, Task Force on Internationalization, 2006-2008.
  • Member Consultant, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, 2003-pres.
  • Chair, Task Force on Plagiarism, 2001-2002
  • Member, Nominating Committee, 1998.
  • Member, Executive Board, 1997-2000 [elected]

National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org)

  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee to Review “Students’ Rights to Write," 2013.
  • Member, Executive Committee, 2011-2013.
  • Chair, Task Force on Writing Assessment and Machine Scoring, 2013.
  • Member, Spokesperson's Network (for media contact, interviews, and presentations), 2011-pres.
  • Co-Chair, Fourth International Conference, NCTE Global Conversations on Language and Literacy, Utrecht, Netherlands, August 2000.
  • Member, NCTE Alliance on the Uses of Writing in the Transition to College, 2003-2005.
  • Member, Board of Directors, 1984-2000.
  • Chair, Assembly for Research, 1992-93. [elected]
  • Member, Committee on Language Across the Curriculum, National Council of Teachers of English, 1988-1991.
  • Member, NCTE Committee on Name Change, 1994.
  • Associate Chair, NCTE Assembly on Research, 1986.
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Conference on English Education, National Council of Teachers of English, 1987-88. [elected]
  • Reviewer, conference proposals, Committee on Research, NCTE Convention, 1993.

Collaboration for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (www.collab.org)

  • Member, Board of Directors, 1993-1999. [elected]
  • Co-Chair, 1996 Spring Conference, Feb. 1996.
  • Chair, Governance Committee, 1995-99.
  • Member, Core Committee, 1995-99 [elected].

Midwest Modern Language Association (www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/)

  • Chair, Composition Section, 1986-87. Secretary: 1985-86. Advisory and Nominating Committee: 1987-1990.
  • Chair, Applied Linguistics Section, 1988-89. Secretary: 1987-88. Advisory and Nominating Committee: 1989-1992.
  • Chair and Organizer, Special Forum on Writing Across the Curriculum, 1988; 1989.
  • Chair, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Section, (establisher of Section), 1989-90; 1993-94; Advisory and Nominating Committee: 1990-1993. Secretary: 1993
Other National and International Organizational Activities
  • Consultant and presenter, Seventh Annual Dartmouth Composition Research Seminar, Hanover, NH, July 30-Aug. 1 & Aug. 5-9, 2017.
  • Consultant and presenter, Sixth Annual Dartmouth Composition Research Seminar, Hanover, NH, Aug. 2-5 & 9-12, 2016.
  • Consultant and presenter, Fifth Annual Dartmouth Composition Research Seminar, Hanover, NH, Aug. 2-5, 2016.
  • Consultant and presenter, Fourth Annual Dartmouth Composition Research Seminar, Hanover, NH, July 30-Aug. 4, 2015.
  • Consultant and presenter, Third Annual Darmouth Composition Research Seminar, Hanover, NH, July 31-Aug. 5, 2014.
  • Consultant and presenter, UCSB Writing Program Assessment Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA, Sept. 20, 2013.
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. http://teachingandlearninginhighered.org/. 2013-pres.
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Research Exchange Index (REx), 2013-pres.
  • Consultant and presenter, Second Annual Darmouth Composition Research Seminar, Hanover, NH, Aug. 5-7, 2012.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Writing Program, Dar Al-Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2011-pres.
  • Participant, White House community leaders briefing on educational issues, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2011. [by invitation; more]
  • Consultant and presenter, First Annual Seminar for Composition Research, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Aug. 4-6, 2011.
  • Co-Leader, Elon University Research Seminar Project, "Writing Transfer," 2010-2013.
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, Conference on University Literacies: Knowledge, Writing, Disciplines/Littéracies Universitaires: Savoirs, Écrits, Disciplines, Lille, France, Sep. 204, 2010. Program planning session, Lille, France, Feb. 8, 2010; conference attendance and session chair, Lille, France, Sep. 8-10, 2010.
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Howe Center for Writing Excellence, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH, 2006-pres.
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, 4th International Conference on Writing Research Across Borders, Fairfax, VA, Feb. 17-20, 2011.
  • Co-Chair, Alliance for Undergraduate Education Writing Group (consortium of 16 major research universities), 1992-1994. Member, 1989-1994.
  • Conference Co-Chair and Organizer, Sixth Annual Conference of the National Testing Network in Writing, cosponsored by the NTNW, the City University of New York, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 15-17, 1987.
  • Consultant, PLATO Learning, writing curriculum, 2001-2004.
  • Consultant, Time Magazine Education Program, 1993-1996.
  • Faculty Sponsor, University of Minnesota NCTE Student Affiliate, 1984-99.

EDITORIAL BOARDS AND JOURNAL REVIEWING

Current

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Writing Analytics, 2016-pres.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Writing Assessment, 2003-pres.
  • Editorial Board, Assessing Writing, 2001-pres. [awarded Outstanding Reviewer status by publisher, 2015]
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Basic Writing, 1994-2012; 2014-pres.
  • Editorial Board, Written Communication, 2007-pres.; reviewer, 1990-2007
  • Editorial Board, Dialogue: A Journal for Writing Specialists, 1992-pres.
  • Editorial Board, Writing Spaces book series, Parlor Press and the WAC Clearinghouse, 2009-pres.
  • Editorial Board, Writing and Pedagogy, 2009-pres.
  • Editorial Board, Across the Disciplines (prev. the Journal of Language and Learning Across the Disciplines), 1993-pres.
  • Editorial Board, The UWI Quality Education Forum, 2001-pres.
  • Organizing reviewer, Sage Open, 2012-pres. [solicit reviews for specific submissions and make editorial decision]
  • Reviewer, College Composition and Communication, 1988-pres.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Writing Research, 2013-pres.
  • Reviewer, Research in the Teaching of English, 1990-pres.
  • Reviewer, Pedagogy, 2005-pres.

Past

  • Editorial Board, College Composition and Communication, 2009-2010; 2013-2015.
  • Editorial Board, WPA: Writing Program Administration, 1998-2009
  • Managing Editor, McGraw-Hill Partners in Teaching Professional Development Web Portal, 2007-2009
  • Editorial Board, Composition Studies, 2010-2016; reviewer 1996-2010
  • Reviewer, Special Issue, L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature, July 2006.
  • Guest Reviewer, Special Issue, Communication Education, 2004
  • Reviewer, Journal of Advanced Composition, 1988-1991
  • Reviewer, English Education, 2003-2008
  • Reviewer, College English, 1985-2008
  • Fiction Editor, Syracuse Review, Syracuse, NY, 1978-79
  • Reader, Thoth [journal of literary criticism], Syracuse University, 1979

REVIEWS OF BOOK MANUSCRIPTS AND PROSPECTUSES (by publisher and number of reviews)

    • Allyn and Bacon (8)
    • Bedford-St. Martin’s Press (3)
    • Hampton Press (1)
    • Harper-Collins (2)
    • Harper and Row (2)
    • Harcourt-Brace (6)
    • Heinemann/Boynton-Cook (3)
    • Holt, Rinehart and Winston (2)
    • Indiana University Press (1)
    • Little, Brown (5)
    • Longman (8)
    • Macmillan (3)
    • McGraw-Hill (1)
    • MIT Press (2)
    • National Council of Teachers of English (11)
    • Oxford University Press (7)
    • Prentice-Hall (5)
    • Routledge (3)
    • St. Martin’s Press (10)
    • Southern Illinois University Press (4)
    • University of Michigan Press (1)
    • Yale University Press (2)
    • Springer (1)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL REVIEWING

External Evaluation Visits and Consultancies

  • External Program Evaluator, Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Mar. 17-18, 2016.
  • Assessment Program Consultant, University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, Mar. 7-10, 2016.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Expository Writing Program, New York University, New York, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2016.
  • Assessment Program Consultant, University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, Mar. 9-13, 2015.
  • Writing implementation consultant, College Prep Elementary School, St. Paul, MN, Nov. 5-6, 2015.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Writing and Critical Thinking Programme, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, Jan. 12-15, 2014.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Apr. 29-30, 2013.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2013.
  • External Review of SAT Consultant Report, College Board, Princeton, NJ, Feb. 5, 2012.
  • External Evaluator, Quality Enhancement Plan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Feb. 14, 2012.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Sep. 29-30, 2011.
  • External Program Evaluation, Howe Center for Writing Excellence, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH, Sep. 6-7, 2011.
  • External Program Evaluator, Writing-Intensive Program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Aprl 28-29, 2010.
  • Consultant, building a departmentally-focused WAC program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Jan. 12 & Mar. 4, 2010.
  • External Program Evaluator, Writing-in-the-Disciplines Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, June 29-30, 2009.
  • Consultant, search for Executive Director of Writing Programs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2008-2009.
  • Author of White Paper: "Doing the Write Thing: Writing to Evidence Critical Thinking," Quality Assessment Plan, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, 2008.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, June 16-18, 2008.
  • External Program Evaluator, Writing Programs, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 27-29, 2008.
  • Consultant, QEP and Communication-Enhanced Curriculum, Beaufort County Community College, Washington, NC, Jan. 31, 2008.
  • External Program Evaluator, QEP and Writing Program, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Jan. 23-24, 2008.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2007.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Department of Writing, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, April 22-24, 2007.
  • Consultant, WAC initiative, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Dec. 8-9, 2006.
  • Consultant, WAC initiative, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bene, MS, Aug. 15, 2006.
  • Consultant, WAC and Writing Programs, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, Mar. 30-31, 2006.
  • Consultant, WAC and Writing Programs, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, Feb. 10, 2006.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Composition Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Feb.13-14, 2006.
  • Consultant, SAT Writing Test Research Project, Research Triangle Institute, 2005-2006.
  • Consultant, Cain Project (WAC/WID), Rice University, Houston, TX, Oct. 14, 2005.
  • External Program Evaluator, Department of Rhetoric, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, April 18-19, 2005.
  • External Program Evaluator, Communication Requirement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 6-8, 2005.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Writing Programs, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Feb. 19-22, 2005.
  • External Program Evaluator, WPA Consultant-Evaluator Service, Writing Programs, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, April 18-20, 2004.
  • External Program Evaluator, The Cain Project (WAC/WID), Rice University, Houston, TX, April 21-22 and May 9-10, 2002.
  • External Program Evaluator, Communication Across the Curriculum, Office of the Provost, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 8-9, 2001.
  • External Program Evaluator, Communication Across the Curriculum, Department of English, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Oct. 3-5, 1999.
  • External Program Evaluator, Department of English, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, April 21-22, 1998.
  • External Program Evaluator, Freshman Seminar Program and Integrated Writing Program, University of Portland, Portland, OR, Dec. 10-12, 1997
  • Consultant, Linked Course Program, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, Feb. 1996.
  • External Program Evaluator, Proposed Ph.D. Program in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University and New York State Dept. of Education, March 7-8, 1996.
  • Consultant, Portfolio Assessment Project, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, Oct. 18-19, 1995.

External Promotion and Tenure Reviews (names omitted for confidentiality)

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, promotion to Professor, 2017.
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, promotion to Professor, 2017.
  • University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, promotion to Senior Lecturer, 2017.
  • Wright State University, Dayton, OH, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2016.
  • University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV, promotion to Professor, 2016.
  • University of Delaware, Neward, DE, promotion to Professor, 2015.
  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL, promotion to Professor, 2015.
  • Southen Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, promotion to Professor, 2015.
  • University of Connecticut, Stoors, CT, promotion to Professor, 2014.
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE, promotion to Associate Professor without tenure, 2014.
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2013.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, promotion to Senior Lecturer, 2013.
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2012.
  • Universitry of North Texas, Denton, TX, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2012.
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, promotion to Professor, 2012.
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2012.
  • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2011.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 5-year reappointment as Lecturer, 2011.
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, promotion to Associate Professor, 2011.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2010.
  • University of Washington, promotion to Professor, 2010.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, promotion to Associate Teaching Professor, 2010.
  • Illinois State University, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2009.
  • Syracuse University, promotion to Professor, 2009.
  • Auburn University, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2009.
  • Florida State University, promotion to Professor, 2009.
  • Northeastern University, granting of tenure, 2009.
  • Dartmouth College, granting of tenure, 2008.
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, promotion to Professor, 2008.
  • Georgia State University, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2008.
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2008.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reappointment to Lecturer, 2008.
  • University of Washington, promotion to Principal Lecturer, 2007.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2007.
  • University of Texas-San Antonio, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2007.
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, promotion to Professor, 2007.
  • Northeastern University, third-year review of scholarship, 2007.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, tenure, 2007.
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, promotion to Professor, 2006
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham, promotion to Professor, 2006
  • Iowa State University, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2006
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, promotion to Professor, 2006
  • Cleveland State University, promotion to Professor, 2006
  • Clemson University, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2005
  • University of New Hampshire, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2005
  • University of Hawaii, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2005
  • University of Kentucky, promotion to Professor, 2004
  • University of Minnesota, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2004
  • Northern Illinois University, promotion to Professor, 2004
  • Loyola College in Maryland, promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 2004
  • SUNY Stony Book, appointment as Associate Professor with tenure, 2004
  • University of Central Florida, promotion to Professor, 2003
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, promotion to Professor, 2003
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha, promotion to Associate Professor and tenure, 2002
  • Iowa State University; promotion to professor, 2002
  • Texas Christian University, promotion to associate professor with tenure, 2002
  • University of Kansas; promotion to professor, 2000
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore; promotion to Professor, 1999
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1998
  • Virginia Commonwealth University; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1998
  • Drew University, Madison, NJ; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1997
  • Iowa State University; promotion to Professor, 1997
  • Purdue University; promotion to Professor, 1997
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1996
  • Indiana University-Bloomington; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1996
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; promotion to Professor, 1996
  • University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1996
  • University of Illinois-Urbana; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1995
  • Colgate University, NY; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1995
  • Augsburg College, promotion to associate professor with tenure, 1994
  • City University of New York; promotion to Professor, 1994
  • Northwestern University; promotion to Associate Professor with tenure, 1993

Miscellaneous Reviews, Evaluation, and Other National-Level Activites

  • Review of Foundation Program Courses English 1 and English 2, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, Sep. 18, 2012.
  • "The Importance of Teaching Writing in College," Radio Interview, Higher Education Talk Radio, May 12, 2012 . [archived]
  • Committee member, CCCC Research Awards, Dec. 2011.
  • Committee member, John R. Hayes Award for the Best Article in Written Communication, Jan., 2011.
  • External reviewer, English Proficiency among University of Western Sydney Students: A Discussion Paper for the University Executive, Stuart Campbell, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, March, 2009.
  • Consultant, "Think Tank for Newcomers Developing Papers and Sessions for CCCC 2009," Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 5, 2008.
  • Review of proposals, 2005 Convention, American Association of Higher Education, Sept. 2005.
  • Invited participant, Netherlands Convention Bureau, Association Group Site Inspection, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 1999, The Netherlands.
  • Reviewer, proposals, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Federal Dept. of Education, Spring 1998.
  • Reviewer, conference proposals, Conference on Assessment and Quality (Miami, June, 1997), American Association for Higher Education, December 1996.
  • Expert Witness, Legal Dept., Old Republic National Title Ins. Co., Minneapolis, MN, July 1995.
  • Expert Witness, Wasserman & Baill Attorneys, Sept. 1995.
  • Consultant, Final Form Test and Literacy 2000 Program, General Education Development Testing Service (GED) of the American Council on Education, Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10, 1994.
  • Expert Witness, Northern States Power Co. Legal Dept.,1993.
  • Consultant, Project for Job Literacy, Business and Technical Division, Science Research Associates, Inc., Pergamon Publishing Company, St. Paul, MN, April 18, 1989.
  • Judge, National Fiction Contest, Indianapolis Magazine, 1981.
  • Judge, NCTE Regional High School Writing Awards, 1980.

REGIONAL AND LOCAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • "High School Masquerading as College, or Productive Articulation? Creating Standards for Dual-Credit Composition Courses," Second North Carolina Symposium on the Teaching of Writing, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 17, 2009.
  • High School Essay Contest Judge, Divan Turkish Cultural Center, Cary, NC, Oct.-Nov., 2009.
  • "Profiling Programs: Formative Uses of Assisted Descriptions in the Assessment of Communication-Across-the-Curriculum Outcomes," 2008 NC State Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, Cary, NC, April 26, 2008.
  • "Community Service 101," Minnesota Campus Compact conference, Nov. 7, 1995. [panelist]
  • KARE-TV news segment on the New Oxford Dictionary and the nature of the lexicon, filmed in my class American Literacy and Cultural Diversity, broadcast on 10 p.m. news, Nov. 1, 1993.
  • "Teaching With Cases," Bush Regional Faculty Collaboration in Faculty Development Workshop, Oct. 22-23, 1993. [workshop leader]
  • "Portfolios for Teachers: Writing Our Way to Reflective Practice," address to participants in the CIS Fall Workshop, Minneapolis, Nov. 8, 1992.
  • "Service-Learning: A Sample Curriculum," National Conference on Citizenship Ethics, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 23, 1992. [invited]
  • "Writing and Critical Reasoning, Normandale Community College, April 15, 1992. [invited workshop leader]
  • KUOM AM Radio interview, "American Literacy and Cultural Diversity," Mar. 27, 1992.
  • Program Advisory Committee, 1991 Bush Faculty Seminar, Bush Program in Regional Faculty Development, Spring 1991.
  • "American Literacy and Cultural Diversity," guest speaker, KUOM Program "Talking Sense" (Judith Sims, host), Minneapolis; live broadcast Sept. 22, 1990; rebroadcast Sept. 23, 1990.
  • "Integrating Service Learning into the College Curriculum," National Youth Leadership Council Annual Retreat, Koinonia Retreat Center, Minnesota, Aug. 31, 1990. [invited speaker]
  • Publications Committee, Lake Country Montessori School, 1991-92.
  • Advisory reader, Chief of Communications Search, St. Paul Fire Dept., June 8, 1990.
  • Coordinator, All-Minnesota Composition Program Retreat, Riverwood Conference Center, Monticello, MN, May 5, 1990.
  • "Key Players and Roles: Encouraging Faculty Involvement," National Youth Leadership Council Workshop, Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 16, 1990. [invited panelist]
  • Co-Host, KUOM Broadcast of "Tuesday Book Club" (with guest author Richard Lederer, discussing his book Crazy English), Minneapolis, Nov. 7, 1989.
  • "Language, Culture and Learning," workshop for tutors in a coalition of nine community education programs, Bethlehem Center, Minneapolis, Oct. 19, 1989.
  • "Writing to Learn," Minneapolis Community College, May 25, 1989. [invited workshop leader]
  • "Problem-Solving, Culture, and Learning," Y-Tutors Program, University YMCA, April 26, 1989. [invited workshop leader, with Robert Brown] ]
  • "Tutoring at the Edges," Y-Tutors Program, University YMCA, April 19, 1989. [invited workshop leader, with Robert Brown]
  • "Language, Culture, and Tutoring: A Deep Case", Y-Tutors Program, University YMCA, Feb. 8, 1989. [invited workshop leader, with Robin Brown]
  • Television interview, "Minnesota Issues: Cultural Literacy," funded by Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs and produced by the University of Minnesota and KTCA, aired Dec. 18 and Dec. 19, 1988.
  • Advisory Member, Dialogue Program, COMPAS (Community Program for the Arts), funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, 1986-7.
  • "Teaching Writing: Connections Between High School and College," Dialogue Program, Minnesota Community Program for the Arts, March 27, 1986, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN [invited speaker]
  • "The Future of Writing Across the Curriculum," Minneapolis Community College, Feb. 27, 1987. [invited speaker]

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE-LEVEL COMMITTEES

North Carolina State University:

  • Member, University Faculty Scholars Committee, 2016.
  • Co-Chair, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Scholars Committee, 2016.
  • Member, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2015-16.
  • Member, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Review Committee, 2014.
  • Member, University Writing Assessment Committee, Office of Assessment, 2012-pres.
  • Member, SACS Leadership Team, 2013-14.
  • Co-Chair, SACS Quality Enhancement Plan Steering Committee, 2012-13; member, QEP Advisory Committee, 2014-pres.
  • Member, University Common Reading Selection Committee, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • Member, Distinguished Professor review committee, 2013.
  • Member, Internal Affairs Subcommittee, University Common Reading Selection Committee, 2013.
  • University Faculty Scholars Nomination Committee, 2012; 2013; 2014.
  • CHASS Faculty Scholars Nomination Committee, 2012 [chair]; 2013; 2014.
  • Judge, Human Rights Essay and Video Contest, Office of the Provost, 2011.
  • Member, Executive Committee, University Faculty Senate, 2008-2010 [elected]
  • Chair, Resources and Environment Committee [Faculty Senate Subcommittee], 2009-2010; member 2008-2009.
  • Member, ACE Fellows Application Review Committee, 2009; 2010.
  • Chair, Distinguished Professorship Nomination Review Committee, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2009.
  • Member, Provost's Strategy Team for NC State Response to the UNC Tomorrow Commission Report, Spring, 2008.
  • Chair, Distinguished Professorship Nomination Review Committee, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2008.
  • Member, Council on Undergraduate Education Interdisciplinary Perspectives Subcommittee, 2008.
  • Member, University Faculty Senate, 2006-2008; reelected, 2008-2010.
  • Member, University Standing Committee on Lifelong Faculty Involvement, 2007-2008.
  • Member, Governance Committee [Faculty Senate subcommittee], 2007-2008.
  • Member, University Readmissions Committee, 2006-2007,
  • Member, CHASS Graduate Council, 2005-2006.
  • Member, University Assessment Committee, 2005-pres.
  • Chair, SAS Distinguished Professor Search Committee, 2004-2005.
  • Member, LITRE Assessment Committee, Program for Learning in a Technology-Rich Environment, Office of the Provost, 2004-pres.
  • Member, Search Committee, Director of Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services, Division of Undergraduate Affairs, 2004.
  • Member, Search Committee, Director of Tutorial Services, Division of Undergraduate Affairs, spring 2003.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002-pres. (ex officio).
  • Reviewer, Scholarship Committee, Study Abroad Program, Spring 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009.
  • Participant, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Assistant Director Search, 2003.
  • Member, Inquiry-Guided Learning Retreat Planning Committee, Fall, 2001.
  • Member, Assessment Facilitator Team, Council on Undergraduate Program Review, 2001-2002.
  • Member, Student Services Tutorial Coordinator Hiring Committee, 2001.
  • Member, Hewlett Campus Challenge Steering Committee, 2000-pres.
  • Member, Hewlett Continuation Steering Committee, 2000-pres.
  • Member, Campus Writing and Speaking Board, 1999-2008.

University of Minnesota:

  • Member, Promotion Review Committee, Center for Teaching and Learning Services, 1998.
  • Member, Advisory Board and Search Committee, Professional Education Degree Program, University College, 1996-97.
  • Member, Classroom Advisory Committee, Office of the Senior Vice-President, 1995-96.
  • Member, CLA Student Academic Affairs Committee, 1992-95.
  • Member, Search Committee for Development Assistant, Office of TA Development, 1994.
  • Member, President's Forum on Education, 1994-95.
  • Member, President's Task Force on Service Learning, 1992-95.
  • Member, Writing Advisory Group, Council on Liberal Education, 1992-94
  • Member, Faculty Council, Program for Individualized Learning, University College, 1991-93.
  • Member, TA Development Advisory Committee, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1990-1993.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, 1989-96.
  • Member, Graduate Program, Minor in Composition and Rhetoric, 1994-96.
  • Member, University Placement Review Committee, 1989-90.
  • Member, Practical Scholar Review Committee, Dept. of Extension Classes, 1989-90.
  • Member, Search Committee for Associate Director, Office of Independent Study, 1989-90.
  • Member, Search Committee for Assistant Director, Office of Educational Development Programs, 1988.
  • Member, CLA Assembly, 1987-88.
  • Member, Technical Communication Steering Committee, Dept. of Rhetoric, St. Paul Campus, 1987-89.
  • Member, CLA Task Force on Writing Standards, 1985-1987.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Conference on Writing Across the Curriculum, Office of Educational Development, 1986-7.
  • Member, Task Force Working Group for CLA Writing Requirement, 1985-1986.
  • Member, Task Force on University-Wide T.A. Training, Office of Educational Development, 1986.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Focus, Office of Educational Development, 1986-pres.
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, Div. of Arts, Communication and Philosophy, General College, 1986-7.
  • Member, CLA Committee to Coordinate Writing Instruction, 1986-87.

UNIVERSITY LECTURES, PUBLICATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS

North Carolina State University

  • "What To Do About Grammar and Error," guest presentation, ENG 511, Oct. 25, 2016.
  • "What To Do About Grammar and Error," guest presentation, ENG 511, Mar. 22, 2016.
  • "Effective Peer Review," guest presentation, CHE 451, Jan. 11, 2016.
  • "Evaluating Students’ Writing: Goals, Clarity, Consistency," Dept. of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, Aug. 18, 2015.
  • "Developing Fair, Clear Criteria for Evaluating Students' Writing," College of Veterinary Medicine, Teaching Certificate Program, Feb. 18, 2015.
  • "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments," Fundamentals in Teaching Program, Graduate School, Feb. 11, 2015.
  • "Better Response in Less Time: Three Digitally-Enabled Methods for Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing," Office of Faculty Development, Jan. 27, 2015. [live webinar, campus-wide]
  • "Harvesting Opportunity: Strategies for Conference Proposals and Publications," guest presenter, CRD 790, Nov. 18, 2014.
  • "Better Response in Less Time: Three Digitally-Enabled Methods for Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing," Office of Faculty Development, Oct. 10, 2014. [campus-wide faculty workshop]
  • "Preparing for the Preliminary Exam," guest presenter, CRD 790, Apr. 15, 2014.
  • "The Field of Writing Studies," Association of English Graduate Students, Nov. 5, 2013.
  • "Screen-Capture Technology: Secure, Record, and Instantly Share Teacher and Peer Response," campus-wide workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Oct. 7, 2013. [with Deanna Dannels and Johanne Laboy]
  • "Learning Outside the Box: Using Low-Stakes Writing and Speaking to Encourage Critical and Creative Thinking," campus-wide workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program and Office of Faculty Development, Feb. 12, 2013. [with Deanna Dannels and Elizabeth Johnson-Young]
  • "Designing Effective Writing Assignments," Preparing Future Faculty Program, Office of Graduate Academic and Professional Development, Graduate School, Nov. 6, 2012.
  • "Why Persistent Lecturing in Class is a Lousy Way to Teach and Learn . . . and What You Can Do About It," campus-wide workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Oct. 3, 2012. [with Deanna Dannels and Elizabeth Johnson-Young]
  • "An Introduction to Course Delivery Reversal," Department of English faculty workshop, Oct. 22, 2012.
  • "Designing Effective Writing Assignments," Preparing Future Faculty Program, Office of Graduate Academic and Professional Development, Graduate School, Feb. 22, 2012.
  • "Why Relying Solely on the Lecture Method Can Diminish Students' Learning . . .  and What You Can Do About It," campus-wide workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Nov. 3, 2010. [with Deanna Dannels, Dana Gierdowski, and Zach Rash]
  • "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments," Certificate in Teaching Techniques program, Office of Post-Doctoral Affairs, Sept. 29, 2010.
  • "Big Rubrics and Weird Genres: The Case Against Generalized Rubrics," Theory-into-Practice presentation, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, April 28, 2010. [with Deanna Dannels and Amy Gaffney]
  • "What Are We Looking For? Using Holistic Methods to Evaluate Student Writing," campus-wide workshop, Office of Faculty Development and Campus Writing & Speaking Program, Feb. 25, 2010.
  • "Using Screen Capture to Respond to Students' Writing and Oral Presentations," Theory-into-Practice presentation, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Feb. 3, 2010.
  • "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments," workshop for enrollees in the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Program, Graduate School, Jan. 2, 2010.
  • "Using Dialogue to Encourage Deeper Reading of Assigned Texts," 1st Pedagogical Best Practices Colloquium, Dept. of English, Jan. 28, 2010.
  • "Enter, Stage Left: Using Written Dialogue to Promote Deeper Learning in all Disciplines," Theory-Into-Practice session, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Dec. 2, 2009.
  • "Writing and Speaking in Larger Classes," campus-wide workshop, Office of Faculty Development and Campus Writing & Speaking Program, Nov. 2, 2009. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Active Learning and Plagiarism-Proofing," workshop for enrollees in the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Program and the Preparing the Professoriate Program, Oct. 27, 2009.
  • "Creating Plagiarism-Proof Assignments," workshop for enrollees in the Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Program and the Preparing the Professoriate Program, March 20, 2009.
  • "Does Writing Enhance Learning?: Results from a National Study," research presentation, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Feb. 25, 2009.
  • "Thoughtful Ways to Subvert Plagiarism," presentation, COM 585, Nov. 18. 2008.
  • "Supporting Writing and Speaking with Blogs and Wikis," campus-wide faculty workshop, Sept. 25, 2008. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Trudy Does Comics," point/counterpoint session, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, March 26, 2008.
  • "Plagiarism in the Classroom," workshop for graduate students enrolled in the Responsible Conduct of Research program, Graduate School, March 13, 2008.
  • "Writing the Dissertation," presentation to graduate students, College of Design, Feb. 15, 2008.
  • "What's Writing Got to Do With Campus Terrorism?", campus-wide presentation, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Oct. 31, 2007. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Using Writing, Speaking, and Communication Technologies to Promote Engaged Reading," campus-wide presentation, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Oct. 25, 2007. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Saving Grace or Slippery Slope? Machine Evaluation of Student Writing," campus-wide presentation, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Sept. 15, 2006.
  • "Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Investigating the Effectiveness of Writing and Speaking Activities in Your Classroom," campus-wide faculty workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Sept. 14, 2006. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Strategies for Writing: A Workshop for Graduate Students in Design," College of Design, March 13, 2006.
  • "Locating and Supporting Outcomes: A Curricular Workshop for Faculty in PRTM," Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Feb. 17, 2006.
  • "Writing to Learn, Learning to Write," Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Oct. 28, 2005.
  • "The Bright Side of Plagiarism," EdTech 2005 Symposium Panel, Plagiarism and Cheating: The Dark Side of the IT-Enhanced Learning Environment, Hilton North, Raleigh, NC, March 30, 2005.
  • "The Bright Side of Plagiarism," EdTech 2004 Symposium Panel, Plagiarism and Cheating: The Dark Side of the IT-Enhanced Learning Environment, McKimmon Center, NC State University, Sept. 22, 2004.
  • "Designing and Using Rubrics for Classroom and Programmatic Assessment of Writing: The Role of Support," 2nd Annual Assessment Symposium, Cary, NC, April 16, 2004 [organized by NC State University but heavily regional and national in attendance]
  • "Creating a Writing-Intensive Curriculum," presentation to the faculty of the Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, March 19, 2004.
  • "The Campus Writing and Speaking Program," presentation to library reference staff, Dec. 10, 2003.
  • "Developing Effective Assignments," New Faculty Teaching Series, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Sept. 10, 2003. [workshop]
  • "Plagiarism as Opportunity," First Wednesdays Presentation Series, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Sept. 3, 2003.
  • "Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices," First-Year Writing Program Faculty Orientation, Aug. 18, 2003.
  • "What Did You Say? The Role of Listening in Writing, Speaking, and Learning." Campus-wide faculty workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, Jan. 29, 2003. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Developing Rubrics for Learning and Evaluation," Best Practices in Teaching series, Professional Writing Program, Department of English, Oct. 18-19, 2002.
  • Writing, Speaking, and Problem-based Learning. Campus-wide faculty workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University, Sept. 25, 2002. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Active Learning in the Large Course," workshop series presentation, Department of English, Aug. 27, 2002.
  • Using Writing and Speaking to Support Critical Thinking. Campus-wide faculty workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University, April 2, 2002. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Outcomes Assessment at NC State: Why?" Division of Undergraduate Affairs: Web site.
  • "Peer Group Conferencing: Making it Work." TA Development Workshops, Dept. of English, Oct. 25, 2001.
  • If They Were Better Readers: Writing, Speaking, and Assigned Reading. Campus-wide Workshop, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University, Oct. 22, 2001
  • "Working Toward Classroom Assessment: Two Case Studies," Hewlett Continuation Program, Oct. 1, 2001.
  • "Showcase of Effective Practices," University-wide poster session, April 19, 2001
  • "Writing and Speaking at the Core of Inquiry-Guided Instruction." Campus-wide Symposium, "Inquiry-Guided Instruction at NC State," Mar. 19, 2001.
  • "Using Small Groups to Improve Writing and Speaking? No: Using Writing and Speaking to Improve Small Groups." University-wide presentation, Feb. 7. 2001. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "It's All in the Design: Crafting Effective Formal Assignments for Writing and Speaking." University-wide workshop, Feb. 1 (repeated Feb. 2), 2001. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "If Only They Were Better Readers: Writing, Speaking, and Assigned Reading," University-wide workshop, Oct. 24 (repeated Oct. 25), 2000. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "The Campus Writing and Speaking Program," poster session at the FCTL's Celebration of Teaching and Learning Showcase, Oct. 24, 2000.
  • "A Developmental Trajectory for Revising Course Assignments," Hewlett Campus Challenge Program, Oct. 24, 2000.
  • "The Campus Writing and Speaking Program," presentation to Campus Writing Tutors, Oct. 18, 2000.
  • "Team Review: A Method for Professional Revision," Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Sept. 18, 2000.
  • "Designing and Revising Writing and Speaking Assignments," Campus Hewlett Challenge Workshop, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Sept. 9, 2000. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "A Portfolio Model of Assessment," Dept. Chairs, College of Engineering, May 12, 2000.
  • "Evening the Score: Combating Frustration and Uncertainty in the Evaluation of Writing and Speaking Assignments," University-wide workshop, April 24, 2000. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Showcase of Effective Practices," University-wide poster session, Feb. 17, 2000.
  • "Using Informal Writing and Speaking to Improve Learning," University-wide workshop, Oct. 26, 1999. [with Deanna Dannels]
  • "Integrating Informal Writing and Speaking Activities Into Courses Across the Curriculum," Preparing Future Faculty Initiative, Oct. 27, 1999. [workshop]
  • "Writing and Speaking to Learn," New Faculty Workshop, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Oct. 27, 1999.

University of Minnesota

  • "Grading Writing Assignments," University-wide workshop for teaching assistants, Sept. 16, & 22, 1998.
  • "Designing Effective Assignments," University-wide workshop for faculty, Sept. 11 & 15, 1998.
  • "Developing and Assessing Teaching Portfolios," workshop for faculty, General College, June 1, 1998.
  • "In the Service of Learning," panelist, Community Service Forum, Urban Literacy Coalition, April 29, 1998
  • "Developing a Teaching Portfolio," workshop for faculty, Dept. of Nursing, May 1, 1998.
  • "Developing Holistic Criteria for the Assessment of Teaching," consultation for Education Specialists, Dept. of English, Feb. 25 & Mar. 4, 1998.
  • "Effective Writing Assignments," short course for faculty and TAs, Feb. 10, 17, & 24, 1998.
  • "Who Learns? A Role Play," guest presenter, ID 3201, Nov. 17, 1997.
  • "The Teaching Portfolio," Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Nov. 10, 1997.
  • "Documenting Your Teaching," short course for faculty and TAs, Nov. 5, 12, & 19, 1997.
  • "Documenting Your Teaching," Teaching Enrichment Series workshop, Sept. 19, 1997.
  • "Grading Writing Assignments," Teaching Enrichment Series workshops, Sept. 17 & 18, 1997.
  • "Designing Effective Writing Assignments," workshop for faculty across the curriculum, Sept. 12, 1997.
  • "Developing a Teaching Portfolio," New Faculty Orientation Program, Dept. of Nursing, May 15, 1997.
  • "Using Writing in Teaching," workshop for members of the Bush Faculty Development Program, May 13, 1997.
  • "Critical Reflection and Teacher Portfolios," workshop for instructors in the Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, May 7, 1997.
  • "Supporting Student Writing," workshop for faculty and TAs, Feb. 25, 1997.
  • "Documenting Your Teaching," short course for faculty and TAs, Jan. 22 & 29, Feb. 5, 1997.
  • "Literacy and Service," guest presenter, ID 3201, Nov. 6 & 13, 1996.
  • "Grading Writing Assignments," Teaching Enrichment Series workshops, Sept. 18 & 19, 1996.
  • "Teaching Writing in History," workshop for faculty and TAs, Dept. of History, Sept. 18, 1996.
  • "Savage Inequalities and the Literacy Problem," guest presenter, ID 3201, Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 1996.
  • "Technology and Teaching: The Need for Reflection," Teaching and Learning, Winter 1996, pp. 1-2.
  • "Writing the SPAN Thesis," SPAN Return Day, Nov. 4, 1995.
  • "Community Service and Intercultural Education," OSLO service-learning panel, Nov. 2, 1995.
  • Consultant, Holistic Norming Session, Dept. of History, Oct. 20, 1995.
  • "Holistic Grading of Literature Papers," Dept. of English Grader Practicum, Oct. 17, 1995.
  • "Grading Writing Assignments," Teaching Enrichment Series workshops, Sept. 14 & 19, 1995.
  • Consultant, Writing Across the Curriculum, Dept. of Anthropology, May 26, 1995.
  • "Standards for Writing Across the Curriculum," Fifth Annual Conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, May 4, 1995. [invited speaker]
  • Recognition speech, CLA Honors Reception, May 11, 1995.
  • "Kozol's Savage Inequalities: A Role Play," ID 3205, guest speaker, Feb. 2, 1995.
  • "Literacy and Service Learning," guest speaker, all-university forum on service learning, Nov. 8, 1994.
  • "Writing to Learn, Process, and Collaboration," customized workshop for faculty and TAs, Dept. of Anthropology, Nov. 4, 1994.
  • "Writing the SPAN Paper," guest speaker, SPAN Return Day, Office of SPAN, Oct. 29, 1994.
  • "Writing to Learn," all-University workshop for TAs and faculty, Oct. 13, 1994.
  • "Using Cases Across the Curriculum," workshop for University faculty and TAs, Oct. 12, 1994.
  • "Writing to Learn," workshop for new University faculty, Oct. 5, 1994.
  • "Teaching Writing in History," workshop for faculty and TAs, Dept. of History, Sept. 19 and 20, 1994.
  • "Evaluating Writing," workshop for teaching assistants, University-wide, Sept. 16 and 19, 1994.
  • "American English and its Varieties," lecture for visiting students of former Soviet states, Aug. 9, 1994.
  • "Designing a Writing-Intensive Course," Annual Conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, May 12, 1994.
  • "Literacy in the U.S.: Issues and Reflections," presentation to tutors in the OSLO Community Service Program, April 19, 1994.
  • "Evaluating Formal Writing," workshop for faculty in the Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, April 8, 1994.
  • "A Case of Utopia," Bush Faculty Development Program, Feb. 24, 1994. [invited speaker]
  • "Informal Writing: A Teaching Tool," workshop for faculty and teaching assistants University-wide, Nov. 4, 1993.
  • "Holistic Grading of Psychology Essay Exams," TA workshop, Dept. of Psychology, Oct. 25, 1993.
  • "Informal Writing: A Teaching Tool," University-wide faculty and TA workshop, Nov. 4, 1993.
  • "Using Writing in Psychology Lab Sections," TA workshop, Dept. of Psychology, Oct. 13, 1993.
  • "Teaching Writing in History," TA workshop, Departments of History, American Studies, and History of Science, Sept. 17 &21, 1993.
  • "Responding to and Evaluating Writing," University-wide workshop for teaching assistants, Sept. 20, 1993.
  • "Writing to Learn," faculty workshop, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, April 16, 1993.
  • "Integrating the Writing Process Into German Language Instruction," plenary address and workshop, Dept. of German, Feb. 23, 1993.
  • "Writing to Learn," presentation to participants in the Bush Faculty Development Initiative ("McNaron Group"), Feb. 18, 1993.
  • "Writing to Learn in the Biological Sciences," faculty and TA workshop, College of Biological Sciences, Feb. 8 & 15, 1993.
  • "Writing to Learn: Effective Assignments," faculty and TA workshop, Dept. of History, Sept. 21, 1992.
  • "Integrating Writing Into the Scandinavian Studies Curriculum," TA and faculty workshop, Dept. of Scandinavian Studies, Sponsored by Academic Affairs, April 14 & 21, 1992.
  • "Writing to Learn," presentation to participants in the Bush Faculty Development Initiative ("McNaron Group"), Mar. 16, 1992.
  • University News Line, Featured Broadcast on Service-Learning and Literacy, Mar. 7-15, 1992.
  • "Writing to Learn in the Biological Sciences," TA and faculty Workshop, College of Biological Sciences, Jan. 1992.
  • "Writing to Learn Across the Curriculum," workshop for faculty in all disciplines, Nov. 18, 1991.
  • "Integrating Writing Into the History Curriculum," two-day workshop, Dept. of History, Sept. 17-18, 1991.
  • "Writing to Learn," TA and faculty workshop, Dept. of Anthropology, sponsored by the TA Advisory Council and the Office for Academic Affairs, May 17 & 24, 1991.
  • "Integrating the Components of TA Development Into University Departments: Programs in Progress," T.A. Development Conference, H.H. Humphrey Institute, May 2, 1991.
  • "Writing to Learn," TA and faculty workshop, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction; sponsored by the TA Advisory Council and the Office for Academic Affairs, Mar. 27 and Apr. 4, 1991.
  • "Critical Literacy and Writing as Learning," Second Annual Conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Writing, Feb. 7, 1991. [invited speaker]
  • "Writing to Learn," workshop for TAs (University-wide); sponsored by the TA Advisory Committee and Office of Academic Affairs, Oct. 24 & 26, 1990.
  • "Integrating Writing Into the History Curriculum," three-day faculty and TA workshop, Dept. of History, Sept. 12, 14 & 19, 1990.
  • "Responding to Student Writing," workshop for participants in the CIS Program, August 20, 1990.
  • "Integrating Writing into History Practicums," workshop for history TAs, June 29, 1990.
  • "American English: A Critique," lecture for visiting Swedish teachers, American Studies Institute, June 20, 1990.
  • "Writing for Publication," Dept. of Extension Classes, University of Minnesota, May 2, 9, 16, & 24, 1990.
  • "Response to Student Writing," Workshop for Faculty in the Institute of Technology, sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, Nov. 2, 1989.
  • "Using Writing as a Mode of Learning," workshop for faculty in Continuing Education and Extension, Sept. 23, 1989. [with Donald Ross]
  • "Writing in Independent Study Courses: Some Strategies for Success," in Learning Outside the Classroom: A Guidebook for Students (pp. 13-20). University of Minnesota: Dept. of Independent Study, 1989.
  • "Writing to Learn: Informal Activities for Bibliographic Instruction," workshop for faculty and staff in the Wilson Library, Sept. 12, 1989.
  • "Holistic Assessment for ESL Placement," workshop for faculty and staff in the Department of English as a Second Language, May 10, 1989.
  • "Assigning and Evaluating Writing," workshop for faculty in the Department of Philosophy, Mar. 13, 1989.
  • "Holistic Assessment for Writing in Engineering," Workshop for TAs in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Jan. 30, 1989.
  • Consultant, EDP Workshop on Writing Across the Curriculum (University-wide), May 11, 1988.
  • "Effective Oral Presentation," guest speaker, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, May 2, 1988.
  • "Writing Across the Curriculum: Some Resources for Faculty," Focus (Fall, 1987).
  • "The Myths of Writing," opening address, workshop on Writing in the Graduate School, Coffman Union, Oct. 24, 1987.
  • "Rhetorical Balance and the Veterinarian's Nightmare," Guest Speaker, College of Veterinary Medicine, May 28, 1987.
  • "Varieties of Informal Writing," Workshop for Faculty at the University of Minnesota, EDP 1-day workshop on writing across the curriculum, Jan. 21, 1987. [Repeated]
  • "Writing at the University: Scholarly, Serviceable, and In Between," Guest Speaker, Dept. of Professional Development and Conference Services CEE Staff Development Workshop, Nov. 18, 1986.
  • "Issues in Writing Across the College Curriculum," guest speaker, Dept. of Speech Communications, Nov. 12, 1986.
  • "Teacher Training in the Program in Composition," Focus (Spring, 1986).
  • "A Case for Writing," Guest Speaker, College of Veterinary Medicine, May 29, 1986.
  • "Remarks About Writing from the Professor's Perspective," workshop on Writing in the Graduate School, Coffman Union, Oct. 12, 1985. [opening address]

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

North Carolina State University (1999-pres.)

  • Chair, Promotion Review Committee, Dr. Jeff Reaser, 2017.
  • Nomination Committee, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards, 2017.
  • Chair, Post-Tenure Review Committee, 2017-2018..
  • Member, Search Committee, Associate Director, First-Year Writing Program, 2016-17.
  • Member, Promotion Review Committee, Dr. Casie Fedukovich, 2016.
  • Chair, English Department Head Five-Year Review Committee, 2015.
  • Member, First-Year Writing Council, 2015-2017.
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Film Studies Hiring Accommodation Committee, 2015.
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 2014-2017.
  • Member, NTT Portfolio Review Committee, First-Year Writing Program, April 2014.
  • Member, Program Committee, Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, 2013-15.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, 2013-2015.
  • Member, Budget Oversight Committee, 2013-2015.
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2012-13.
  • Member, Promotion Review Committee, Dr. Catherine Warren, 2014.
  • Chair, Promotion Review Committee, Dr. Jason Swarts, 2013.
  • Graduation Speaker, Dec. 17, 2011.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, 2007-2009.
  • Member, Search Committee, Associate Director of First-Year Writing, 2010-2011.
  • Member, Department Head Review Committee, 2010-2011.
  • Member, First-Year Writing Program Council, 2007-2008; 2008-2009.
  • Director, M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition Program, 2007-2009.
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-2007.
  • Chair, Faculty Coordinating Committee, 2006-2007.
  • Interim Director, Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, 2005-2006.
  • Member, English Department Head Search, 2005-2006.
  • Member, Associate Professor Search Committee (composition), 2005-2006.
  • Member, Program Committee, Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, 2004-2007; Chair 2005-2006.
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 2004-2005.
  • Member, Search Committee, Associate Professor of Composition, 2004-2005.
  • Co-Chair, Research and Professional Development Committee, 2003-2004.
  • Presentation Committee, N. Penrose promotion case, fall 2003.
  • Presentation Committee, P. Lynne promotion case, fall 2003.
  • Member, NTT Annual Review Committee, Composition Program, 2002; 2003.
  • Member, Mentoring Committee, 2002-2004.
  • Member, Majors Committee, 2002-2003.
  • Member, Ad Hoc P&T Policies and Procedures Review Committee, 2002
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee (LTN specialization), 2002.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, 1999; 2001-2002; 2003.
  • Member, Ph.D. Planning Committee, 2002-2003.
  • Member, Search Committee, SAS Endowed Professorship in Professional Writing, 2001-2002.
  • Member, Search Committee, Assistant Director CWSP, 1999.
  • Lecturer Classroom Observations and Reports, 1999; 2000; 2001.

University of Minnesota (1984-99)

  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, 1997-98; 1998-99.
  • Member, Graduate Awards and Fellowships Committee, 1997-98.
  • Member, Executive Committee, 1994-95.
  • Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, 1994-95.
  • Member, Graduate Studies/Admissions Committee, 1992-1995.
  • Member, Undergraduate Studies Council, 1991-1992.
  • Member, Department Council (1984-1985) Coordinating Committee, M.A. in Writing Program, 1984-85.
  • Member, Personnel Committee, 1985-86.
  • Coordinator, Writing Internship Program, 1985-88.
  • M.A. in Language Committee, 1986-87.
  • Faculty Coordinator, Composition Research Group, 1986-99.
  • Member, Department Advisory Committee, 1987-87.
  • Member, Lectures and Special Events Committee, 1987-90.
  • Member, Undergraduate Studies Council, 1992-95.
  • Director of Composition, 1988-96.
  • Co-director of Teacher Training, 1984-86.
  • Director of Advanced Composition, 1986-88.
  • Chair, Grievance Committee, 1984-90.
  • Member, CEE Search & Hiring Committee, 1986-96.
  • Coordinator, Cooperative Writing Internship Course, Program in Composition/University YMCA Metro Internship Program, 1984-88.
  • Coordinator and Representative for Composition Program, "Writing For Publication" workshop series, Dept. of Professional Development & Conference Services, 1985-90.
  • Coordinator, CEE Composition Curriculum, 1988-96.
  • Director, College-in-the-Schools Writing Program, 1990-99.







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