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Our extensive support for professional development means our students graduate as experienced, successful researchers with well-developed research agendas and the ability to pursue them. Many of our students publish while in the program and all are active in professional research organizations such as the American Educational Research Association, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Council of Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association and the Rhetoric Society of America.

Browse below to see our students’ recent publications and presentations.

Student Publications

  • Garcia, Merideth. “Necessity Is the Mother of Invention.” Web log post. The Scholar Electric. Computers and Composition Digital Press. 3 May 2013. Web.
  • —–. Review of “In Search of Troublesome Digital Writing: A Meditation on Difficulty,” by Karl Stolley (keynote address at the 2013 Computers and Writing Conference). 2013 C&W Reviews. Sweetland Digital Writing Collective. 3 July 2013. Web.
  • Griffiths, Brett. “‘Distinct and Significant’: Professional Identities of Two-Year College English Faculty.” College Composition and Communication 64.5 (2013): 90-116. Print. Co-authored with Christie Toth and Kathryn Thirolf.
  • —–. “Suburbs, 1976.” PoemMemoirStory 13 (2013). Print.
  • Homan, Elizabeth. “The Networked English Teacher.” CLAS Statement 49.2 (2013): 21-27. Print.
  • Hutton, Lizzie. “Rose Gold and Poppies.” Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry. Ed. William Olsen and Jack Ridl. Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Press, 2013. 84-85. Print.
  • Manery, Rebecca. “Ignoring the Digital Elephant.” Web log post. The Scholar Electric. Computers and Composition Digital Press. 23 April 2013. Web.
  • Pugh, Melody. “What Is Institutional Mission?” Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators. Ed. Rita Malencyzk. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2013. 105-17. Print. Coauthored with Elizabeth VanderLei.
  • Toth, Christie. “‘Distinct and Significant’: Professional Identities of Two-Year College English Faculty.” College Composition and Communication 64.5 (2013): 90-116. Print. Coauthored with Brett Griffiths and Kathryn Thirolf.
  • —–. “A Review and Critique of the Literature on Community College Students’ Transition Processes and Outcomes in the Four-Year Institution.” Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research 28 (2013): 459-511. Print. Coauthored with Peter Riley Bahr, Kathryn Thirolf, and Johanna Massé.
  • —–. “When the Writing Requirements Went Away: Two Decades of Decentralization/Abolition.” Writing Program Administration 37.1 (2013): 54-80. Print. Coauthored with Duncan Carter and Hildy Miller.
  • VanKooten, Crystal. Review of “Living in Enough Worlds at the Same Time: Speculative Feminisms Amid Boundary Objects,” by Katie King (keynote address at the 2013 Computers and Writing Conference). 2013 C&W Reviews. Sweetland Digital Writing Collective. 3 July 2013. Web.
  • —–. “Toward a Rhetorically Sensitive Assessment Model for New Media Composition.” Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation. Ed. Dánielle Nicole DeVoss and Heidi A. McKee, Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press / Utah State University Press, 2013. Web.

Conference Papers & Invited Talks

  • Garcia, Merideth. “Elementary, My Dear Watson: Audience, Multiplicity, and Prismatic Reading.” LangRhet Graduate Student Conference, U Michigan. Ann Arbor. November 2013. With James Hammond.
  • —–. “Fans and Fan by-products.” WIDE-EMU Conference, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti. October 2013.
  • —–. “Multimedia Composition in Theory and Practice.” Graduate Research Network, Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD. June 2013.
  • Griffiths, Brett. “When Teaching Writing Isn’t About Teaching Writing: The Unique Problems College Students Living in Poverty Present to Writing Instructors at America’s ‘Access’ Institutions.” American Educational Research Association. San Francisco. April 2013.
  • Hammond, James. “Elementary, My Dear Watson: Audience, Multiplicity, and Prismatic Reading.” LangRhet Graduate Student Conference, U Michigan. Ann Arbor. November 2013. With Meredith Garcia.
  • Homan, Elizabeth.”Remixing Methods: Diversifying Approaches to Examining (New) Technologies in the Classroom.” Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD, June 2013:
  • —–. “Writing Remixed: Multimodal Compositions in the ELA Classroom.” National Council of Teachers of English, Boston,November 2013.
  • Hutton, Lizzie. “Creative Convergences: Integrating the Arts and Technology in the Writing Classroom.” Associated Writing Program Conference. Boston. February 2013. With Rebecca Manery, Carol Tell, and T Hetzel
  • —–. Featured Reader at the Princeton Poetry Festival, Princeton University. Also part of the “Poetry and Difficulty” panel. Princeton, NJ. March 2013.
  • —–. “Literary Literacy: Reconsidering the Expert Novice Study and the Phenomenological Experience of Poetry.” 21st Century Englishes Conference, Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. October 2013.
  • Knutson, Anna V. (2013, March). Negotiating metacognition in a digital landscape: Multimodal reflection in the 21st century classroom. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Manery, Rebecca (2013, March). Creative convergences: Integrating the arts and technology in the writing classroom. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Boston, MA. With Lizzie Hutton, Carol Tell, and T Hetzel.
  • Manery, R. (2013, April). Using technology to support writing. English Department Writing Program Pedagogy Colloquium Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. With Lizzie Hutton, Carol Tell, and T Hetzel.
  • Manery, R. (2013, June). Poetry spoken here: Pedagogical and creative collaborations across the pond. Great Writing Conference, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. With L. English.
  • Manery, R. (2013, August). Story, image, words, “juice.” Bard Core Chicago Teacher Seminar, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago, IL.
  • Neiderhiser, Justine. “Enculturation in the Writing Classroom: A Comparison of Student and Instructor Feedback.” Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. November 2013.
  • —–. “Exploring ‘Freedom’ in First-Year Writing: A Corpus Approach for Comparing Student and Instructor-Generated Feedback.” WIDE-EMU Conference, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti. October 2013.
  • Pugh, Melody. “From the Pews to the Pages: Religiously-Engaged Students, Faith Communities, and the Public Work of the Extracurriculum.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas. March 2013.
  • —–. “Integrating Faith and Learning: Christian Students Engaging Academic Discourse at Public and Tribal Institutions.” Christian Faith and the University: From the Reformation to W. Stanford Reid, McGill University. Montreal. September 2013. With Christie Toth.
  • —–. “‘The Only Bible They’ll Ever Read’: Christian College Students and the Development of Biblical Literacy.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Baltimore. November 2013.
  • —–. “Writing in the Disciplines in an Interdisciplinary Context.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Savannah. July 2013. With Anne Ruggles Gere, Naomi Silver, and Sarah Swofford.
  • Spooner, Ruth Anna. “Deaf Students, English, and American Sign Language: Rethinking ‘Access’ in the Reading and Writing Classroom.” 21st Century Englishes Conference, Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. October 2013.
  • —–. “Un-Flattening Print English via ASL Translations.” Council of American Instructors for the Deaf (CAID) Conference, National Technical Institute of the Deaf. Rochester, NY. June 2013.
  • Swofford, Sarah. “‘Does this Make Sense?’: Student Perceptions of Questions in Instructor Comments.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas. March 2013.
  • —–. “Ghosts in the Classroom: How Student Expectations Shape Writing Instruction.” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Savannah. July 2013.
  • —–. “Writing in the Disciplines in an Interdisciplinary Context,” Council on Writing Program Administration Conference. July 2013. With Anne Gere, Naomi Silver, and Melody Pugh.
  • Toth, Christie. “Integrating Faith and Learning: Christian Students Engaging Academic Discourse at Public and Tribal Institutions.” Christian Faith and the University Conference. Montreal. September 2013. With Melody Pugh.
  • Toth, Christie. “Developing, Planning, and Implementing Directed Self-Placement.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas. March 2013. Workshop with Anne Ruggles Gere, Naomi Silver, and Laura Aull.
  • —–. “Locally Responsive Pedagogy: A Conversation with Tribal College English Faculty.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Boston. November 2013. With Paul Zolbrod, LaFrenda Frank, Paul Willeto, and Susan Ferguson.
  • —–. “Tribal College Composition and the Exigency of Settler Colonialism.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas. March 2013.
  • —–. “‘Your Unique Diné Way’: The Diné Educational Philosophy as Writing Process in Tribal College Composition Classrooms.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. Saskatoon. June 2013.
  • VanKooten, Crystal. “Awareness, Adaptation, and Audio-Visual Composing: Looking for Markers of Meta-Awareness through Video in First-Year Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas. March 2013.
  • —–. “It’s Free? Video Composing with ‘Copyright-Free’ Online Materials.” WIDE-EMU Conference, Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti. October 2013.
  • —–. “Looking and Listening for Learning—with Video.” Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg, MD. June 2013.
  • —–. “Postsecondary Pathways and Poverty: Access, Advising, Instruction, and Success at Community and Tribal Colleges.” American Educational Research Association. San Francisco. April 2013.