Karen J. Lunsford
Associate Professor of Writing
Writing Program
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3010
Phone: 805-893-8556; Fax: 805-893-7699
klunsford@writing.ucsb.edu

Education                                                                                                        

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, English with a Specialization in Writing Studies. October 2003. Special Field: Writing In/Across the Disciplines.  Dissertation: "Distributed argumentative activity: Redefining arguments and their re-mediation from a sociohistoric perspective." (Paul Prior, Chair; Gail Hawisher, Chip Bruce, Peter Mortensen).

University of Chicago, English with a Specialization in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature.  Passed Ph.D. qualifying exams. 1991-1997.

M.A., University of Chicago, English. 1991.

B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, English with Honors, summa cum laude. 1990.

Academic Appointments                                                                                                    

University of California at Santa Barbara
2009-current     Associate Professor, Writing Program.
2003-current     Affiliated Faculty Member, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
2003-current     Affiliated Faculty Member, Applied Linguistics Emphasis.
2003-2009       Assistant Professor, Writing Program.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2000-2003         Research Assistant/Project Coordinator, Distributed Knowledge Research Collaborative.  (NSF-KDI Grant # SES- 9980182; $1,400,000).
2000-2003         Project Manager, Research Center of Activity, The Inquiry Page.
1999-2000         Program Coordinator, Programs in Professional Writing.
1998-1999         Consultant, Writers' Workshop.
1997-2000         Visiting Teaching Associate/Teaching Assistant, Programs in Professional Writing.

University of Chicago
1996-1998         Lead Lector/Co-Director, Little Red Schoolhouse Writing Program, Summer Writing Program.
1996-1997         Writing Intern, Little Red Schoolhouse Writing Program, Readings in World Literature and Greek Thought & Literature core programs.
1996                 Lector, Little Red Schoolhouse Writing Program.
1994                 Course Assistant, English Department, Introduction to Fiction.

Other Employment                                                                                                 

National Opinion Research Center
1996-1997         Free-lance Editor.

Honors                                                                                                                                 

Computers & Composition's Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award (2007), for Prior, Paul A.; Solberg, Janine; Berry, Patrick; Bellwoar, Hannah; Chewning, Bill; Lunsford, Karen J.; Rohan, Liz; Roozen, Kevin; Sheridan-Rabideau, Mary P.; Shipka, Jody; van Ittersum, Derek; & Walker, Joyce.  (2007).  Re-mediating and re-situating the canons: A cultural-historical remapping of rhetorical activity. Kairos, 11.3. Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.3/index.html

Visiting Scholar and Guest Researcher (on scientific argumentation), Department of Education, University of Bergen, Norway, June 14-29 & Aug. 21-Sept. 18, 2007.

University Fellowships, UIUC, 2002-2003.

First Place, Technology Design Competition—Rhetoric and Writing in K-12 Education, for The Inquiry Page.  Presenters: Bertram C. (Chip) Bruce, Melanie Huston, & Karen J. Lunsford.  Computers & Writing 2001 Conference, May 21, 2001.
English Department Fellowships, UIUC, 2001-2002.

John Bardeen Scholar, Center for Advanced Study, UIUC, 2000-2001.

Center for Writing Studies, English Department, and Graduate College Conference Travel Grants, UIUC, SP1999, SP2000, SP2001, SP2002, FA2002.

List of Teachers Rated Excellent by Their Students, UIUC, FA1998, SP2000.

Francis X. Kinahan Memorial Prize for Teaching, U of Chicago, 1996.

Fifth-Year Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities, U of Chicago, Jan. 1995-Jan. 1996.

Summer Mellon Fellowship, U of Chicago, 1994.

Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (First two years provided by the Mellon Foundation; next two years by the University), U of Chicago, 1990-1994.

Trustees', Monkhouse Mellor, and Edwards Scholarships, Centenary College, 1986-1990.

Funding                                                                                                                                 

Lunsford, Karen J., "Writing Portfolios for Gauchospace: A Proposal To Identify, Develop, and Assess Electronic Portfolio Options," Instructional Development, UCSB. 2009-current.

Lunsford, Karen J., "Assessing Two Hybrid (Online) Writing 109 Courses," Instructional Development—Summer Sessions, UCSB.  2009-current.

Dysthe, Olga; Samara, Akylina (Dept. of Education, U of Bergen); Humanities Faculty, Biology Faculty (U of Bergen); & Lunsford, Karen J., "Academic Writing and Feedback from Bachelor to PhD."  Program for Evaluation and Quality Development, University of Bergen, Norway.  {Includes funding for travel, lodging, and stipend for Lunsford to be a WAC/WID consultant and researcher at Bergen for 1 month each summer for the next 3 years.}  2008-current.  

Lunsford, Karen J. & Faulkner, Jane (Davidson Library), "Assessment of CMS Course and Library Orientation Resources: A Collaboration between the UCSB Libraries and the Writing Program," Instructional Development, UCSB.  2007-current.

Lunsford, Karen J., "Scientific Argumentation in Distributed Systems of Publication: Emergent Practices and Policies," Academic Senate Council on Research, UCSB.  2006-current.

McLeod, Susan & Lunsford, Karen J., "Curricular Assessment and Planning Program Grant (of Online Writing 50 Courses)," Instructional Development, UCSB.  2006-current.

Lunsford, Karen J., Conference Support—Writing Research Across Borders (Feb. 22-24, 2008).  College of Letters & Science, and the Division of Humanities & Fine Arts, UCSB.  2007.

Lunsford, Karen J. & Faulkner, Jane (Davidson Library), "CMS Materials for Library Orientations: A Collaboration between the UCSB Libraries and the Writing Program," Instructional Development, UCSB.  2006-2007.

Lunsford, Karen J., TA Departmental Training Grant (TAD), Instructional Resources, UCSB.  2007.

Lunsford, Andrea A. (Stanford University) & Lunsford, Karen J., "Patterns in First-Year College Writing and Teacher Response," Bedford/St. Martin's Press.  2004-2006.

Lunsford, Karen J., TA Departmental Training Grant (TAD), Instructional Resources, UCSB.  2005.

Lunsford, Karen J., Instructional Computing (IUP) Grant, Information Technology Services, UCSB.  2004.

Lunsford, Karen J., TA Departmental Training Grant (TAD), Instructional Resources, UCSB.  2004.

Lunsford, Karen J., Academic Senate Travel Grants, UCSB. Each year, 2003-current.

Research                                                                                                                              

Articles and Chapters

Lunsford, Karen J.  (revision submitted).  Conducting writing research internationally.  For Lee Nickoson-Massey & Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau (Eds.), Pragmatics and possibilities: Reflections on contemporary writing research.

Lunsford, Andrea A. & Lunsford, Karen J.  (2008).  'Mistakes are a fact of life': A national comparative study.  CCC: College Composition and Communication, 59(4), 781-806.

Lunsford, Karen J. & Faulkner, Jane; with Bright, Alison; Chu, Vicki; Ford, James K.; Miley, Steve; Nichols, Cassandra M.; & Silva, Mary Lourdes.  (2008).  The library and the CMS: Establishing library presence in Sakai writing course sites.   Kairos, 12.2.  Available at http://www.technorhetoric.net/12.2/binder.html?praxis/lunsford/index.html 
{Expands and revises an earlier PraxisWiki entry: Lunsford, Karen J. & Faulkner, Jane; with Brown, Alison; Chu, Vicki; Ford, James; Miley, Steve; & Nichols, Cassandra.  (2007).  SAKAI materials for library orientations: A collaboration between the UCSB libraries and the writing program (A CMS narrative).  PraxisWiki section, Kairos, 11.3.  Available at http://praxis.technorhetoric.net/index.php/Featured }

Prior, Paul A. & Lunsford, Karen J.  (2007).  History of reflection and research on writing.  In Charles Bazerman (Ed.), Handbook of writing research (pp. 81-96).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Lunsford, Karen J.  (2007).  Remediating science: A case study of socialization.  In Prior, Paul A.; Solberg, Janine; Berry, Patrick; Bellwoar, Hannah; Chewning, Bill; Lunsford, Karen J.; Rohan, Liz; Roozen, Kevin; Sheridan-Rabideau, Mary P.; Shipka, Jody; van Ittersum, Derek; & Walker, Joyce, Re-mediating and re-situating the canons: A cultural-historical remapping of rhetorical activity.  Kairos, 11.3.  Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.3/index.html

Prior, Paul A.; Solberg, Janine; Berry, Patrick; Bellwoar, Hannah; Chewning, Bill; Lunsford, Karen J.; Rohan, Liz; Roozen, Kevin; Sheridan-Rabideau, Mary P.; Shipka, Jody; van Ittersum, Derek; & Walker, Joyce.  (2007).  Re-mediating and re-situating the canons: A cultural-historical remapping of rhetorical activityKairos, 11.3.  Available at http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/11.3/index.html

Haythornthwaite, Caroline; Lunsford, Karen J.; Bowker, Geoffrey C.; & Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip).  (2006).  Challenges for research and practice in distributed, interdisciplinary collaboration.  In Christine Hine (Ed.), New infrastructures for knowledge production: Understanding e-science (pp. 143-166).  Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc. 

Lunsford, Karen J.  (2006).  Computer-supported writing.  Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd Edition (v. 2, pp. 809-816).  Also, a multimedia version for the online edition.  Oxford, UK: Elsevier. 

Bishop, Ann Peterson; Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip); Lunsford, Karen J.; Jones, Cameron M.; Nazarova, Muzhgan; Linderman, David; Won, Mihye; Heidorn, P. Bryan; Ramprakash, Rajeev; & Brock, Andre.  (2004).  Supporting community inquiry with digital resources.  JoDI: Journal of Digital Information, 5(3).  Article No. 308, 2004-08-24.  Available at http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/article/view/jodi-152/138

Boyd, Paula; Hawisher, Gail E.; Lunsford, Karen; Sheridan-Rabideau, Mary; & Selfe, Cynthia L.  (2004).  Privileging—or not—the literacies of technology.  In Cynthia L. Selfe & Gail E. Hawisher, Literate lives in the information age: Narratives of literacy from the United States (pp. 61-82).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip); Bishop, Ann Peterson; Heidorn, P. Bryan; Lunsford, Karen J.; Poulakos, Steven; & Won, Mihye.  (2003, January/February).  The Inquiry Page: Bridging digital libraries to learners.  Knowledge Quest, 31(3), 15-17.  
Reprinted in Montiel-Overall, Patricia, & Adcock, Donald C. (Eds.).  (2007).  Collaboration.  Vol. 1 of the Best of Knowledge Quest series.  American Association of School Librarians.

Lunsford, Karen J., & Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip).  (2003).  Collaboratories: Working together on the web.  [Updated version of 2001 article.]  In Bertram C. Bruce (Ed.), Literacy in the information age: Inquiries into meaning making with new technologies (pp. 290-299).  Newark, DE: International Reading Association.  *International Reading Association's Book of the Month for March, 2003. 

Haythornthwaite, Caroline; Lunsford, Karen J.; Kazmer, Michelle M.; Robins, Jenny; & Nazarova, Muzhgan.  (2003).  The generative dance in pursuit of generative knowledge. Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.  Available from the HICSS Digital Library, http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/diglib.htm

Lunsford, Karen J.  (2002).  Contextualizing Toulmin's model in the writing classroom: A case study.  Written Communication, 19, 109-174.

Lunsford, Karen J., & Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip).  (2001).  Collaboratories: Working together on the web.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45, 52-58.  Also available at http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/elec_index.asp?HREF=jaal/9-01_column/index.html

Lunsford, Karen J.  (1995).  Electronic texts and the Internet: A review of the English Server.  [Review essay on an online text and database server.]  Computers and the Humanities, 29, 297-305.

Lunsford, Karen J.  (1995).  The Library of the Future series, second edition (DOS/Windows).  [Technical review of CD-ROM disc].  Computers and the Humanities, 28, 405-408.

Edited Book
(in press).  Bazerman, Charles; with Krut, Robert; Lunsford, Karen J.; McLeod, Susan; Null, Suzie; Rogers, Paul; & Stansell, Amanda.  (Eds.).  Traditions of writing research.  Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Special Issue of Journal
Lunsford, Karen J. (2009, January 19). Writing technologies and WAC: Current lessons and future trends (Editor's introduction). [Special issue on Writing Technologies and Writing Across the Curriculum] Across the Disciplines, 6. Available from http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/technologies/lunsford.cfm.

Lunsford, Karen J. (2009, January 19). Special issue on Writing Technologies and Writing Across the Curriculum: Current Lessons and Future Trends.  Across the Disciplines, 6.  Available from http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/technologies/index.cfm

Technical Reports
*Bowker, Geoffrey C.; Brown, Joyce; *Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip); *Burbules, Nicholas; *Haythornthwaite, Caroline; *Kanfer, Alaina; Kazmer, Michelle M.; Lunsford, Karen J.; Nazarova, Muzhgan I.; *Porac, Joseph; Poulakos, Steven; & *Wade, James. (2003, October).  Final report: Can knowledge be distributed? The dynamics of knowledge in interdisciplinary alliances.  Champaign, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Knowledge & Distributed Intelligence Initiative (Project #SES-9980182; $1,400,000).  [Collected team's materials; wrote initial draft of report.]

*Bowker, Geoffrey C.; Brown, Joyce; *Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip); *Burbules, Nicholas; Fischer, Harald; *Haythornthwaite, Caroline; Jiang, Xueqing; *Kanfer, Alaina; Lastra, Sarai; Lunsford, Karen J.; McDonough, Tim; Nazarova, Muzhgan I.; *Porac, Joseph; Poulakos, Steven; Robins, Jenny; Steinley, Douglas; Vann, Katie; von Thaden, Terry; & *Wade, James. (2002, October).  Year three status report: Can knowledge be distributed? The dynamics of knowledge in interdisciplinary alliances.  Champaign, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Knowledge & Distributed Intelligence Initiative (Project #SES-9980182; $1,400,000).  [Collected team's materials; drafted and submitted final version of report with Chip Bruce.]

*Bowker, Geoffrey C.; Brown, Joyce; *Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip); *Burbules, Nicholas; Fischer, Harald; *Haythornthwaite, Caroline; *Kanfer, Alaina; Kazmer, Michelle M.; Lastra, Sarai; Lunsford, Karen J.; McDonough, Tim; *Porac, Joseph; Vann, Katie; & *Wade, James. (2001, November).  Year two status report: Can knowledge be distributed? The dynamics of knowledge in interdisciplinary alliances.  Champaign, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Knowledge & Distributed Intelligence Initiative (Project #SES-9980182; $1,400,000).  [Collected team's materials; wrote initial drafts of report.]

*Bowker, Geoffrey C.; Brown, Joyce; *Bruce, Bertram C. (Chip); *Burbules, Nicholas; DeVaughn, Michael; *Haythornthwaite, Caroline; Huston, Melanie; *Kanfer, Alaina; Kazmer, Michelle M.; Lastra, Sarai; Lunsford, Karen J.; McDonough, Tim; *Porac, Joseph; Vann, Katie; & *Wade, James. (2000, September). Year one status report: Can knowledge be distributed? The dynamics of knowledge in interdisciplinary alliances. Champaign, IL: Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Knowledge & Distributed Intelligence Initiative (Project #SES-9980182; $1,400,000).  [Collected team's materials; drafted report with Chip Bruce; incorporated revisions from team; collaborated with Melanie Huston to produce and submit final version of report.]
*Co-Principal Investigator

Software & Information Systems Design
Inquiry Project (©2003-2007).  iLabs [interactive website/collaboratory]. http://www.inquiry.uiuc.edu/ilabs/.   [a.k.a. Community Inquiry Labs Builder.]
2003-2007         Faculty Member, Development Team.

Collaborative Presentations
Inquiry Project.  "Community Inquiry Labs as effective community informatics tools."  Digitally recorded presentation.  Building & Bridging Community Networks: Knowledge, Innovation & Diversity through Communication. Brighton, East Sussex, UK.  Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2004.

Inquiry Project (©1996-2007).  The Inquiry Page [interactive website/collaboratory].  http://inquiry.uiuc.edu/. 
2003-2007         Faculty Member, Development Team.
2000-2003         Project Manager, Research Center of Activity.

Presentations                                                                                                                     

Featured Conference Presentations & Lectures
"Scientific argumentation in distributed systems of publication."  (Invited lecture).  Multimodality and Academic Writing Practices in the 21st Century.  Department of Education, University of Bergen, Norway.  June 14, 2007.

"Challenges of interdisciplinary, distributed, collaborative research."  (Keynote address).  With Caroline Haythornthwaite.  Writing Research in the Making, UCSB, CA.  Feb. 5-6, 2005.

Conference Presentations

"Constructing hybrid courses as information literacy landscapes." Computers & Writing 2009 Conference, Davis, CA.  June 18-21, 2009.

 "Scientists' rhetorical strategies for managing open access materials." Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA.  Mar. 10-14, 2009.

"Realizing information literacy: Using new media to make library resources visible in course management systems." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA. Apr. 1-5, 2008.

"Scientific argumentation in distributed systems of publication." (Invited). Writing Research Across Borders, UCSB, CA. Feb. 22-24, 2008.

"Using a course management system to integrate library orientation materials with writing assignments."  Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.  Oct. 5-6, 2007.

"The Kettles revisited: Patterns of multimedia influence in first-year college writing and teacher response."  Computers & Writing 2006 Conference, Lubbock, TX.  May 25-29, 2006.

"Conflating IP and human subjects review: The impact of extra-disciplinary mandates on composition research."  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.  Mar. 22-25, 2006.

"Designing for information literacy."  Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Statesboro, GA.  Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2005. 

"Argumentative architectures: Building a database for educational reform."  Computers & Writing 2005 Conference, Stanford, CA.  June 16-19, 2005.

"Distributed argumentative activity: Writing across the curriculum."  Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX.  Mar. 24-27, 2004.

"Technology and inquiry across knowledge divides."  With Caroline Haythornthwaite and Bertram C. (Chip) Bruce.  Panel: E. J. Hackett, C. Haythornthwaite, and M. Horvat, Changing research paradigms and practices in the EU and US.  Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Seattle, WA.  Feb. 12-16, 2004.

"Electronic, scientific publication and collective memory practices."  Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Toronto, Canada.  Oct. 16-19, 2003.

"Re-mediating academic publication, disciplinarity, and identity."  Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, Louisville, KY.  Oct. 10-12, 2002.

"Other people's words: Ethical dilemmas for digitized qualitative research."  Computers & Writing 2002, Normal, IL.  May 16-19, 2002.

"Playing with the Net: Scientific communities' websites."  Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Minneapolis, MN.  Oct. 10-14, 2001.

"Collaboratories: A strategy for electronic communication across the curriculum (ECAC)."  Computers & Writing 2001, Muncie, IN.  May 17-20, 2001.

"Publishing research online: How a multidisciplinary team adjusts."  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO.  Mar. 14-17, 2001.

"Creativity or practicality? The conflicted paradigms of plagiarism."  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, MN.  Apr. 11-16, 2000.

"Computers and the rhetoric of assessment: Critical evaluation or uneasy co-option?"  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA.  Mar. 24-27, 1999.

"For lack of words: Ruptured communication in Sarah Fielding's The Cry."  Conference on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers, Seattle, WA.  May 7-8, 1993.

Conference Workshops
Senior Co-Chair of Workshop.  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies.  Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY.  Mar. 20-25, 2007.

Co-Chair of Workshop.  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies.  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.  Mar. 22-25, 2006.

Other National Presentations
"Open access publishing and institutional policies (cont)."  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies.  Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA.  Mar. 10-14, 2009.

"Open access publishing and institutional policies."  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies.  Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA.  Apr. 1-5, 2008.

"Debating proprietary licensing."  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies.  Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA.  Mar. 16-19, 2005.

"Intellectual property policies."  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies—Celebrating Ten Years.  Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX.  Mar. 24-27, 2004.

"Can we publish essays the way open source programmers publish code?"  Invited moderator for roundtable session with presenters Nick Carbone, Bradley Dilger, Trish Harris, Charles Lowe, and Peg Syverson.  Computers & Writing 2002, Normal, IL.  May 16-19, 2002. 

"Assignment on plagiarism for technical writing students."  CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies—"Toward best policy practices."  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.  Mar. 20-23, 2002.

Campus Research Presentations

"Research on teacher response." SCWriP Summer Institute, UCSB.  July 16, 2008; July 13, 2009.

"The academic argument."  SCWriP Summer Institute, UCSB.  July 20, 2004; July 20, 2005; July 26, 2006; and July 24, 2007.

"Designing a database to enhance teachers' critical thinking skills."  LISO: Language, Interaction and Social Organization, UCSB.  Jan. 27, 2006.

"Argumentative architectures: Building a database for educational reform."  CITS: Center for Information Technology and Society, UCSB.  May 6, 2005.

"Exploring knowledge processes: Collaborating by keeping problems open."  Co-presented with Caroline Haythornthwaite to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Proseminar, UIUC.  Feb. 10, 2003. 

Campus and Departmental Faculty Forums

Faculty forum, "Changing instruction for changing times: Strategies for forging new connections."   Instructional Development, UCSB.  May 18, 2009.

Faculty forum on grading.  With Christopher Dean, Gina Genova, and Jeff Hanson.  Writing Program, UCSB.  Dec. 7, 2007.

Summer orientation for parents.  Represented the Writing Program.  Orientation Programs, UCSB.  July 23, 2007. 

Faculty forum on underprepared students.  Instructional Development, UCSB.  Apr. 16, 2007. 

Workshops

"Writing successful grant proposals."  Two-hour workshop for graduate students in the Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences, UCSB.  July 7, 2009.

"Proposal writing in the social sciences."  One-hour workshop for graduate students.  Graduate Division, UCSB.  Apr. 13, 2009.

"Writing successful grant proposals." Two-hour workshops for faculty and graduate students. Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB. Oct. 22 & 29, 2008

Two-hour WAC/WID workshops at the University of Bergen, Norway: "Academic writing for graduate students and faculty" (Biology, Aug. 28 & Sept. 4, 2008); "Scientific grant proposals" (faculty in Biology, Sept. 2, 2008); "Research on feedback and on collaboration" (faculty in Education, Sept. 3, 2008); "Identifying the red thread for writing instruction" (faculty in Humanities, Sept. 9, 2008); "Avoiding writer's block" (graduate students in Psychology and Education, Sept. 10, 2008).

Four half-day writing workshops for various programs at the University of Bergen, Norway: "Argumentative writing" (graduate students in West Norway Graduate Research School in Education, Sept. 14, 2007); "Narrative writing and argumentative writing" (graduate students in Psychology and Education, Sept. 11, 2007); "Arguments in context" (faculty in Humanities, Sept. 10, 2007); "Scientific introductions" (graduate students in Microbiology, Sept. 5, 2007). 

"Academic writing workshop: Argumentative writing." With Paul Prior. One-day workshop for faculty and graduate students. University of Bergen, Norway. June 15, 2007.

"Mid-America Earthquake Center communications workshop." With Jody Shipka. Two-day workshop for undergraduate research assistantship winners, UIUC. June 28-29, 2002.

"Mid-America Earthquake Center communications workshop." With Jody Shipka. Two-day workshop for undergraduate research assistantship winners, UIUC. July 6-7, 2001.

"Workshop on distributed knowledge research." Coordinated and co-taught a one-day workshop hosted by Distributed Knowledge Research Collaborative members for graduate students, UIUC. Feb. 1, 2001.

Teaching                                                                                                                               

Undergraduate Committees
Senior Thesis Advisor: David B. Landes (completed 2007, with Honors). 

Graduate Committees
Dissertation Committee (member): completed: Jessica Singer (Education, 2007, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University); René de los Santos (Education, 2007, Assistant Professor, DePaul University); Timothy Dewar (Education, 2007, Lecturer, SUNY-New Paltz).

I am on approximately 10 current graduate committees.

Teacher Education Program
Faculty Advisor (2007-current):  I participate in formative and summative assessments of projects by M.Ed. students, approximately 10-15 projects a year. 

Undergraduate Courses
Writing 2E, Academic Writing for Engineers.  A first-year level introduction to technical writing that fulfills the regular composition requirement as part of the Writing for Engineers sequence.

Writing 109HP, Writing for Health Professionals.  An upper-division course on writing for various health care fields.

Writing 109ST, Writing for Science and Technology.  An upper-division course on scientific and technical writing in both academic and professional contexts.   

Graduate Courses
Writing 251, Academic Research Writing.  An advanced writing course focused on graduate academic documents, particularly on preparing manuscripts for publication. 

Writing 251, Academic Research Writing, Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).  A summer version of 251 targeting underrepresented-minority graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 

Writing 252, Teaching Technical Communication.  Preparatory orientation for Writing Program teaching assistants assigned to introductory courses in technical communication.

Writing 272, Writing Research Colloquium.  Departmental colloquium offering faculty, visitors, and students the opportunity to participate in discussions about their own and others' research.

Writing 501A & 501B, Academic Writing Instruction.  Preparatory orientation and concurrent training for newly appointed Writing Program teaching assistants.

Education 202D, Writing Across the Curriculum and in the Disciplines.  (beginning Spring 2009).  A graduate seminar that examines research literature in writing in the disciplines and professions to consider the different dynamics, functions, and forms of writing in the separate areas and different paths of skill development and socialization.  Considers findings at university and professional levels and their application to K-12 settings. 

Education 202F, Literacy in the Information Age.  A graduate seminar on the political, pedagogical, and research consequences implied when traditional definitions of literacy are revised and when new literacies (and new technologies) are introduced.

Education 202G, Collaborative Learning/Collaborative Writing.  A graduate seminar on the "new basic" skills of collaborative learning and collaborative writing.  Examines what these concepts mean, how they are related, and how they manifest themselves in workplace and educational settings.

Professional Activities and Service                                                                              

Professional Positions
Chair                Intellectual Property Committee, CCCC (2007-2010).
(Develop policy statements and resolutions on IP issues; coordinate publication of white papers and articles.)

Member            Nominating Committee, CCCC (2007-2008).
(Nationally elected position; selected final slate of candidates for 2009 CCCC elections.)

Member            Task Force/Special Interest Group on Computers and Composition, CCCC (2003-current).
 
Member            Intellectual Property Committee, CCCC (Nov. 2006-2007).

Co-Chair           CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies (2005-2007). 

Peer Reviewer
Journals:           Computers & Composition (Editorial Board, 2003-current); Cognition & Instruction (2003-current); Issues in Applied Linguistics (2006), Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (2004-current); Language Learning & Technology (2004-current); Research in the Teaching of English (2008-current); Written Communication (2003-2006).

Presses:            WAC Clearinghouse (Editorial Board, 2009-current);  SUNY Press [2007—Westbrook, Steve, (Ed.), Composition and copyright.].  Norton (2004-current); Bedford/St. Martin's (2000-current); MIT Press [2001—Leistøl, Gunnar; Morrison, Andrew; & Rasmussen, Terje (Eds.), Digital media revisited: Theoretical and conceptual innovations in digital domains.].

Conferences:     Conference on College Composition and Communication, Stage I Reviewer (2007, 2008); Computers & Writing 2007 Conference (2007); Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2005, 2006). 

Competitions:    Judge for the Technology Design Competition, Computers & Writing 2002 Conference, Normal, IL (2002).

Professional:     Faculty Senate Grant for Research and Scholarship at West Virginia University (2008); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar (2007); National Science Foundation (2003-2006)

Editorial Positions
Assist. editor:    College Composition and Communication (2000-2001).

Tenure & Promotion Reviewer
Reviewer:         Assistant Professor position, for a university initiating graduate programs (2008).
Reviewer:         Senior Lecturer position, for a midwest university (2007). 

Professional Memberships
Conference on College Composition and Communication; Modern Language Association; Council of Writing Program Administrators; National Council of Teachers of English; Association of Teachers of Technical Writing; Netoric Project (now TechRhet); CCCC Research Network Forum; Rhetoric Society of America; American Society for Information Science and Technology; American Association for the Advancement of Science.

University Service (UCSB)

Member            Applied Linguistics Emphasis Advisory Board (2008-current).

Member            ESL Advisory Board, Linguistics.  (2008-current).

Member            Academic Senate Faculty Legislature.  (2007-2008).

Member            Academic Senate Committee on Scholarly Communication.  (2004-2008).

Member            Board of Directors, Women in Science and Technology (WIST) House.  (2004-2006).

Member            Working Group on Engineering Retention (ad-hoc).  (2003-2006).

Member            Academic Senate Faculty Legislature.  (2005-2006).

Member            Working Group on Course Management System Implementation (ad-hoc), Instructional Computing. (2005-2006).

Member            Search Committee.  Associate University Librarian—Technical Services.  (2005-2006).

Faculty             Steering Committee.  Conference: Writing Research in the Making, Feb.5-6, 2005. 
sponsor             Education Department & Writing Program, UCSB; South Coast Writing Project.  (2004-2005).

 

Departmental Service (UCSB)

Member            Founding Committee, Department of Teaching, Curriculum, & Professional Development (2006-current).

Member            Teaching & Learning Track, Education (2005-current).

Member            Computers and Rhetoric Committee, Writing Program.  (SP2004-current; Chair: 2004-2005). 

Member            Executive Committee, Writing Program.  (2003-current).

Member            Writing for Engineers Curriculum, Writing Program.  (2003-current).

Member            Writing 2 Curriculum, Writing Program.  (2003-current).

Member            Science Writing Minor & Major Development Committee, Writing Program.  (2003-current).

Member            Search Committee.  Writing Program Director, Writing Program.  (2007-2008).

Member            Center for the Study of Writing, Writing Program.  (2003-2007).

Member            Colloquium/Faculty Forum, Writing Program.  (2003).

 

UC System Service

Member            Conference Committee, Computers & Writing 2009, held at UC Davis. Also Computers & Writing Online 2009. (2007-2009).