Dr. Christopher W. Dean

319 Lloyd Ave., Apt E
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Home Phone:  (805) 963-5376
E-mail: cdean@writing.ucsb.edu

Writing Program
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3010
Phone:  (805) 893-2613
Fax:  (805) 893-7699

Education

Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric.   The University of New Hampshire, September 2001.  Dissertation—Chaired by Dr. Thomas Newkirk:  The Multilayered Literacies of Computer Mediated Peer Response:  An Examination of the Oral, Written, and Electronic Discourses of Peer Response.

MA, English.  Portland State University, June 1997.

Secondary Teaching Certification, Language Arts and Social Science. Southern Oregon State College, May 1993.

BA, History.   University of Oregon, May 1991 (Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa).

College Teaching, Research Experience and Service to the Field

WRITNG PROGRAM LECTURER, University of California Santa Barbara, 6/05-Present

Teach first year composition, an upper division course in Writing in Education, serve on various committees in the Writing Program, and Co-Chair of the Writing 2 Committee.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, Southern Connecticut State University, 9/01-5/05

Teach classes in English methods, Adolescent Literature, and Writing Across the Curriculum.  Work on various departmental and campus-wide committees—including the Department of English’s technology committee.

DIRECTOR OF ENGLISH EDUCATION, Southern Connecticut State University, 9/03-5/05

Coordinate the graduate and undergraduate Secondary Education Program, observe student teachers, advise secondary English Education majors, prepare accreditation reports.  The English Education Program at Southern Connecticut State University received NCTE accreditation for the first time in its history last year.

CO-REVIEWS EDITOR, Across the Disciplines, 3/04-Present

Write, edit, and post reviews of the Conference on College Composition and Communication for Across the Disciplines.  <http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/reviews/cccc2004>.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, The University of New Hampshire Writing Center, 9/00-5/01

Planned budget and maintained the Online Writing Center of the University of New Hampshire Writing Center.  Also supervised student Writing Consultants, organized faculty development projects, coordinated Service-Learning Projects, and designed and ran the Writing Consultant training program. 

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, The University of New Hampshire, 9/97-5/00

Taught English 401 (Freshman English), with a focus on computer technology and service-learning.  Organized a service-learning project involving students in English 401 and students at Woodsville High School in Woodsville, New Hampshire.  Also taught English 501 (Sophomore-level, non-fiction writing).

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, Portland State University, 9/96-6/97

Fall quarter 1996 and winter quarter 1997, team-taught a contemporary American Literature class.  Co-taught a class in web page construction to graduate students winter and spring quarters of 1997. In spring quarter of 1997, taught a section of Writing 323, Portland State University’s upper division, undergraduate writing class.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Portland State University, 11/95-6/96

Conducted Internet searches, did library research, ran a database, and organized faculty workshops on assessment for Portland State University’s “University Assessment Team.”

Secondary Teaching Experience

TECHNOLOGIST/TEACHER, The Producing Writer’s Project, The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 9/99-6/00

Taught seminars to New England High School students about how to post papers to peer collegiate respondents at various New England Colleges.  Also, worked with teaching students revision skills.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, Northwest International Study Exchange Inc., Portland, Oregon.  7/97-8/97

Administered an exchange program for high school aged students from China. Planned and budgeted student activities, developed ESL curriculum, taught ESL classes, and acted as a liaison between Northwest International Study Exchange, Inc. management and the host families of the exchange students.


SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER, J.B. Thomas Middle School, Hillsboro, Oregon.  9/94-6/95 

Taught 8th grade at-risk students History, Math, and English in an alternative education program.  Was also the co-advisor of the School’s Drama Club and co-directed the school play, Up the Down Staircase.

GED TEACHER, Inn Sight, Grants Pass, Oregon.  9/93-6/94  

Taught pregnant and parenting teens GED skills and test preparation.  Created curriculum in Math, English, Science, and Social Sciences.

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER, Ashland Middle School, Ashland, Oregon.  3/93-6/93

A full-day internship teaching 8th grade students English and Social studies.  Integrated US History and English curricula while working with a team of four other teachers.  Also, taught a four-week course in video production and a two-week course in drama.

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER, Phoenix High School, Phoenix, Oregon.  1/93-3/93

Half-day internship, teaching junior and senior level Communications classes.

Publications and Performance of Works

Co author—with William Hochman—of “Hypertext 101.”  An article for the online Journal Inside Higher Education, April 4, 2005. 
< http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/04/04/hochman>. 

Co author--with William Hochman, Cara Hood, and Bob McEachern—of “Fashioning the Emperor's New Clothes: Emerging Pedagogy and Practices of Turning Wireless Laptops Into Classroom Literacy Stations.”  Part of Coverweb for Kairos 9.1, Fall 2004.  <http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/9.1/binder2.html?coverweb/hochman_et_al/intro.html.>

“CCCC 2004 Interactive Review”  A review in Across the Disciplines.  Spring 2004.  <http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/reviews/cccc2004>. 

“CCCC 2003 Interactive Review”  A review in Academic.Writing.  Spring 2003.  <http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/reviews/cccc2003/viewtopics.cfm?Forum=9>. 

“Street Wise Because Teachers Have to Keep Learning:  It’s the Only Truth in our Truth-Seeking that Ultimately Sustains Us.”  A review in Academic.Writing.  Spring 2002.  <http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/reviews/cccc2002>.

The End of Books-Or Books Without End?  Reading Interactive Narratives by J. Yellowlees Douglas.”  A review in Kairos 5.2. Fall of 2000.  <http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/5.2/binder.html?reviews/dean/Douglas.htm>.

Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work by James Inman and Donna Sewell.”  A review in Kairos 5.1.  Spring 2000.  <http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/5.1/binder.html?reviews/dean/index.html>.

“He Made Some Wings” and “God Plays Golf” in The West Wind Review, 1993.

 

“My 20th Century” in Moving Beyond Walls, Winter 1993.

 

“He Made Some Wings,” “Still Life Comes to Life,” and “God Plays Golf” were part of the fall, 1994 University of performance piece Shattered Lens.

Conference Presentations and Service

2005 Conference on College Composition and Communication:  San Francisco, California.  Creative Access for All and Academic Malice Towards None: Using Technology Creatively and Changing Academic Writing Considerably .”

 

2004 University of New Hampshire Conference on Composition and Rhetoric:  Durham, New Hampshire.  “Diversity in the Urban Classroom:  White Urban Teachers Working With and Through Race in the Classroom”. 

2004 Computers and Writing Conference:  Honolulu, Hawaii.  Mentoring and Being Mentored in Cyberspace:  From the Newbie to Mentor and Back Again”.

2004 Conference on College Composition and Communication:  San Antonio, Texas.  Making Conference Ideas Matter Beyond the Conference: Reviewing the Reviews of the CCCC in Academic.Writing”.

2003 Computers and Writing:  West Lafayette, Indiana.  “Fashioning the Emperor’s New Clothes:  Emerging Pedagogy and Practices of Turning Wireless Laptops into Classroom Literacy Stations @SouthernCT.edu”.

2003 Conference on College Composition and Communication:  New York, New York.  “Crossover Pedagogy:  A Workshop on New Ways to Teach First-Year Research Writing”.

2002 Conversations About Composition:  New Haven, Connecticut.  Gendered Peer Response:  Gendered Discourse And Peer Response In A Multi-Layered First Year Composition Course”.

 

2001 Conversations About Composition:  New Haven, Connecticut.  “Layering Literacies:  Peer Response, Computers, and A Sense of Self”. 

Computers and Writing 2001: Muncie, Indiana.  Coordinator of the Service-Learning Strand.

Computers and Writing 2000: Fort Worth.  "Low Tech is Good Tech: Email Service Learning and Low-end Technology”. 

2000 Conference on College Composition and Communication:  Minneapolis, Minnesota.  "In the Service of Learning:  Communities, Coalitions, and Contact Zones".  Chair. 

1999 University of New Hampshire Conference on Composition and Rhetoric:  Durham, New Hampshire.  “You Have Mail:  Email and Service Learning”. 

1999 Computers and Writing Conference: Rapid City, South Dakota.  "Teaching Classroom or Distance Learning Courses with FirstClass® Collaborative Classroom: Expanding Traditional Pedagogies”.

 

1999 Conference on College Composition and Communication:  Atlanta, Georgia.  "Voice and Visibility in Online Writing Instruction.”  Chair.  Presented, “Collaboration, Anonymity and Gender in Cyberspace”.

 

1998 Ninth Annual Oregon Conference on Composition and Rhetoric in Eugene, Oregon:

"Teaching Expanded Concepts of Literacy through Multi-geographic Virtual Communities". 

 

1997    I-5  Conference on Composition and Rhetoric in Le Grande, Oregon:   “The Pedagogical Nature of the Rhetorical Self”.

Grants, Grant-work, and Honors

Fall 2004.  Faculty development grant to present a series of “Teaching with Technology” workshops for Southern Connecticut State University’s English Department faculty.

Spring 2004–Present.  Member of NCTE’s “Instructional Technology Committee”.

Fall 2003-Fall 2004.  Worked on a Title II, “Educational Improvement Grant,” in partnership with colleagues in the School of Education at Southern Connecticut State University to develop an assessment instrument for pre-service teachers.

Fall 2003.  Faculty development grant to present a series of composition workshops.

Fall 2003.  Co-author of an Instructional Technology grant at Southern Connecticut State University for the first wireless laptop lab in the Department of English at Southern Connecticut State University. <http://www.southernct.edu/~hochman/Laptoplabproposal>.

Fall 1999-Summer 2000.  "Producing Writers" grant, a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-sponsored research project headed by Jay Simmons at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

Summer 2000.  Grant from the University of New Hampshire’s Parents Fund to redesign the University of New Hampshire’s “WAC Homepage and Online Writing Center”. 

Spring 2000.  Grant from Chapbooks.Com to publish student essays from a Freshman Composition Class at the University of New Hampshire.

May of 1998.  Grant from the University of New Hampshire Graduate School to construct a web page for the University of New Hampshire Writing Center.

Spring 1991.  Graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon.

Campus-Wide Service and Service-Learning Projects

·        Member of the following Committees in the Writing Program at UCSB:  Computers and Rhetoric, Writing 1, Writing 2 (Co-chair), Writing 109ED, and Colloquium/Faculty Forum Committee.

·        Member of the Graduate Committee in the Department of English at Southern Connecticut State University.  This committee helps plan the work of Southern Connecticut State University’s graduate programs in English.  Fall 2002-present.

·        Chair of the English Education Committee in the Department of English at Southern Connecticut State University.  This committee helps formulate policy relevant to secondary English education majors at Southern Connecticut State University.  Spring 2002-present.

·        Founding Member of the English Technology Committee in the Department of English at Southern Connecticut State University.  This committee works to coordinate the work in Southern Connecticut State University’s new wireless laptop computer lab.  Fall 2001-present.

·        Member of the School of Arts and Sciences Articulation Committee at Southern Connecticut State University.  This committee coordinates various cross-disciplinary issues as they relate to the secondary education program at Southern Connecticut State University.  Fall 2001-present. 

·        Created a partnership with New Haven Public Schools in New Haven, Connecticut.  This partnership gives English education majors a chance to work with students on literature.  Fall 2003–present.

·        Created an email partnership with Somersworth High School in Somersworth, New Hampshire.  This partnership gave English education majors a chance to mentor high school students in writing.  Fall 2001.

·        Member of the University of New Hampshire Writing Committee.  The University of New Hampshire Writing Committee steered and shaped the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at the University of New Hampshire.  Fall 2000-Spring 2001. 

·        Co-created a partnership between the University of New Hampshire Writing Center and English classes at Manchester Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire.  This partnership allowed students at Manchester Central to submit papers to the University of New Hampshire Online Writing Lab for review.  Fall 2000.

·        Co-created a partnership between the University of New Hampshire Writing Center and English classes at Somersworth High School in Somersworth, New Hampshire.  This partnership allowed students at Somersworth High to submit papers to our Online Writing Lab for review.  Spring 2000.

·        Co-created and helped to direct two service-learning projects:  the Woodsville University Partnership (WUPS) and the Farmington University Partnership.  Duties included grant writing, acting as contact for the WUPS for the 1999-2000 academic year, recruiting for the Farmington University Partnership, and co-creating curriculum with high-school teachers at Woodsville and Farmington High Schools.  From 1998-2000.

·        Worked with Portland Youth Redirection on a Portland State University sponsored community service project.  Winter and Spring quarters of 1997.

·        Co-created a community service-learning project that involved teaching drama to college and elementary aged students.  Winter quarter of 1997.

Teaching and Research Interests

Composition theory and pedagogy, secondary school teacher training, contemporary American fiction, computers and composition studies, hypertext theory, Writing Across the Curriculum, writing centers, and service-learning.

Professional Organizations

Phi Beta Kappa, NCTE, CCC, ITC

References

·        Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Director of the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes.  (603) 862-3981.  TRN@christa.unh.edu

·        Dr. Cindy Gannett, Director of Loyola Writing Center.  (410)-617-2807.  cgannett@loyola.edu

·        Dr. William Gustafson, Emeritus Professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University.  (203) 392-6730.  gustafsonw1@southernct.edu

·        Dr. William Hochman, Associate Professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University.  (203) 392-5024.  hochmanw1@southernct.edu