Richard H. Haswell

Curriculum Vitae (1986-)

Professor Emeritus, English
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

haswellcomppile at gmail dot com

Last updated March, 2013


 
EDUCATION
Ph.D in English, University of Missouri, 1967
MA in English, University of Washington, 1962

BA in English, University of Missouri, 1961
PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Professor Emeritus, English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Sept. 2005)
Bush Distinguished Visiting Professor, Carleton College (January 4-17, 2005)
Nominated for the CCCC Exemplar Award (2002-5)

Editorial board: Written Communication (2001-), Journal of Assessing Writing (2001-)

Listed in Contemporary Authors (1999)

Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (1995-8)

Washington State University Mortar Board Award for Excellent Teaching (1989)

Gregory Fellowship, University of Missouri (1964)

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, University of Washington (1961)

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Missouri (1961)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Professor Emeritus, September 2005-
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Haas Professor of English, 1996-2005
Washington State University, Professor, 1980-96

Washington State University, Associate Professor, 1973-80

Washington State University, Assistant Professor, 1967-73

University of Missouri, Teaching Assistant, 1962-67

COURSES TAUGHT (1986-2005)
 
UNDERGRADUATE
Freshman Composition (I, II)
Freshman Composition (Honors)

Literature and Composition (Honors)

Survey of British Literature to 1800

Survey of British Lit 1800 to Present

Survey of Brit and Am Lit to Present

Advanced Essay Writing

English Romantic Literature

The Literature of Fact (Honors)

Shakespeare, Late Plays

Post-WWII American Poetry

Domain of the Arts (senior Honors)

Senior Capstone in Contemp Poetry

Language in Society

Young Adult Fiction and Poetry
GRADUATE

Methodology of Teaching Writing
Evaluation and Diagnosis of Writing

Teaching Apprenticeship (Writing)

Reading in a Writing Course

Methods of Discourse Analysis

Profession Publishing (Comp/Lit)

Theory & Practice of Composition

British Romanticism

Contemporary American Poetry

 
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE
University Coordinator of Writing Assessment, Washington State University (1993-1996)
Design and implementation, Washington State University Writing Placement Exam and University Writing Portfolio (1991-3)

Director of Composition, Washington State University (1991-1992; 1972-1982)
PUBLICATIONS:  BOOKS

Hospitality and Authoring: An Essay for the English Profession, with Janis Haswell, Utah State University Press (2015)

Authoring: An Essay for the English Profession on Potentiality and Singularity, with Janis Haswell, Logan, UT: Utah State University Press (2010)

Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences, editor with Patricia Ericsson. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press (2006).

Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, editor, co-author.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex (June 2001).

Comp Tales: An Introduction to College Composition through its Stories, with Min-Zhan Lu.  New York: Longman (2000).

Gaining Ground in College Writing: Tales of Development and Interpretation.  Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press (1991).

The HBJ Reader, co-edited with John Ehrstine and Robert Wilkinson. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1987).

A Baker's Dozen: 13 Modern Essays of Excellence, co-edited with John Ehrstine.  Star Publishers, 1st ed. (1972), 2nd ed. (1974), 3rd ed. (1979).

PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES

"Paul B. Diederich? Which Paul B. Diederichl", Journal of Writing Assessment 7.1 (November, 2014) http://www.journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?article=58. [Review essay, of Robert L. Hempel, ed., Paul Diederich and the Progressive American High School, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2014]

"An Annotated Bibliograph of Writing Assessment: Machine Scoring and Evaluation of Essay-length Writing," with Whitney Donnelly, Vicki Hester, Peggy O'Neill, and Ellen Schendel, Journal of Writing Assessment 5.1 (2012) http://www.journalofwritingassessment.org/article.php?article=58.

"Writing Assessment and Race Studies Sub Specie Aeternittis: A Response to Race and Writing Assessment," Journal of Writing Assessment (January, 2013) http://jwareadinglist.blogspot.com/2013/01/writing-assessment-and-race-studies-sub_4.html

"Quantitative Methods in Composition Studies: An Introduction to their Functionality," in Nickoson, Lee & Mary P. Sheridan (Eds.), Writing Studies Research Practice: Methods and Methodologies, Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press (2012), pp. 185-196.

"Fighting Number with Number," in Elliot, Norbert, & Les Perelman (Eds.), Writing Assessment in the 21st Century, New York: Hampton Press (2012), pp. 423-423.

"Hieroglyphic World: A Review of Five Background Readers for Novice Writing Teachers," review essay in WPA: Writing Program Administration 33.3 (2010), 104-115.

"Hospitality in College Composition Courses," with Janis Haswell & Glenn Blalock, College Composition and Communication 60.4 (2009), 707-727.

"Richard H. Haswell: A Conversation with an Empirical Romanticist," interviewed by Carol Rutz, in WAC Journal 20 (2009), 5-15. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/vol20/rutz.pdf

"Teaching of Writing in Higher Education," in Bazerman, Charles (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text. New Y.ork: Erlbaum (2007), 331-346.

"The Complexities of Responding to Student Writing; or, Looking for Shortcuts via the Road of Excess," Across the Disciplines 03 (Fall 2006), http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/articles/haswell2006.cfm [reprinted in Susan Miller, ed., The Norton Book of Composition Studies (NY: Norton), 1262-1289]

"Automatons and Automated Scoring: Drudges, Black Boxes, and Dei Ex Machina," in Patricia Ericsson and Richard Haswell (Eds.). Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press (2006), 57-78.

"A Bibliography of Machine Scoring of Student Writing, 1962-2005," in Patricia Ericsson and Richard Haswell (Eds.). Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press (2006)

"Automated Text-checkers: A Timeline and a Bibliography of Commentary," Computers and Composition Online (Fall 2005) <http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/haswell/haswell.htm>.

"Accerated Classes and the Writers at the Bottom: A Local Assessment Story," with Susan McLeod and Heather Horn, College Composition and Communication 56.4 (2005), 556-580.

"NCTE/CCCC's Recent War on Scholarship," Written Communication 22.2 (2005), 198-223.

A Developmental Outlook on Outcomes," in Susanmarie Harrington, Keith Rhodes, Ruth Fischer, & Rita Malenczyk (Eds.), The Outcomes Book: Debate and Consensus after the WPA Outcomes Statement, Utah State University Press (2005), 191-200.

"Researching Teacher Evaluation of Second Language Writing via Prototype theory," in Paul Matsuda and Tony Silva (Eds.), Second Language Writing Research: Perspectives on the Process of Knowledge Construction (Erlbaum, 2005), 105-120.

"Stephen P. Witte (1943-2004): Ahead of Us," College Composition and Communication 56.1 (2004), 9-12.

"Should we Invite Students to Write in Home Languages? Complicating the Yes/No Debate," with Janet Bean, Maryann Cucchiara, Robert Eddy, Peter Elbow, Rhonda Grego, Patricia Irvine, Eileen Kennedy, Ellie Kutz, Al Lehrer, and Paul Kei Matsuda, Composition Studies 31.1 (2003): 25-42.

"Students on the TAAS Experience, Two Years After," with Glenn Blalock, English in Texas 32.1 (2002): 50-53.

"Whatever Things Are True:  A Scenario in Four Acts," in Chris M. Anson, ed., The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development, Oxford University Press (2002), 171-182.

"Authoring an Exam: Adventuring into Large-Scale Writing Assessment," with Susan Wyche, in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 13-24.

"The Two-Tier Rating System: The Need for Ongoing Change," in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 39-52.

"Value-Added Studies: Defending the Circle," in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 107-124.

"Validation: Part of the Circle," in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 125-139.

"Working with Administrators: A Dialogue on Dialogue," with Susan McLeod, in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 169-185.

"Whither? Some Questions, Some Answers" [discussion of directed self-placement], in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 204-205.

[Section introductions], in Richard H. Haswell (Ed.), Beyond Outcomes: Assessment and Instruction within a University Writing Program, Ablex Publishing (2001), 1-2, 37-38, 81-82, 141-142, 187-189

"Documenting Improvement in College Writing:  A Longitudinal Approach," Written Communication 17.3 (2000), 307-352.

"Grades, Time, and the Curse of Course," College Composition and Communication 51.2 (1999): 284-295 [review-article]

"Context and Rhetorical Reading Strategies:  Haas and Flower (1988) Revisited," with Terri Briggs, Jennifer Fay, Norman K. Gillen, Rob Harrill, Andrew Shupala, and Sylvia Trevino, Written Communication 16.1 (Jan. 1999): 3-27.

"Rubrics, Prototypes, and Exemplars: Categorization and Systems of Writing Placement," Journal of Assessing Writing 5.2 (1998): 231-268.

"The Reading/Writing Connection Updated:  An Annotated Bibliography," with others, ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, ED 415 502 (Sept. 1998).

"Searching for Kiyoko: Bettering Mandatory ESL Writing Placement," Journal of Second Language Writing 7.2 (1998):  133-174 [judged best article for 1998 by the journal editors].

"Multiple Inquiry in the Validation of Writing Tests," Journal of Assessing Writing 5.1 (1998), 89-109.

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blue Book," Journal of Assessing Writing 4.1 (1997), 107-114 [review article].

"WAC Assessment and Internal Audiences: A Dialogue," with Susan McLeod, in Kathleen Yancey and Brian Huot, eds., Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum: Diverse Approaches and Practices (Norwood, NJ:  Ablex, 1997):  217-236.

"Gender Bias and Critique of Student Writing," with Janis Haswell, Journal of Assessing Writing 3.1 (1996):  29-81.

"A Two-Tiered Rating Procedure for Placement Essays," with Susan Wyche-Smith, in Trudy Banta, ed.,  Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995): 204-207.

"Gendership and the Miswriting of Students," with Janis Haswell, College Composition and Communication 46.2 (1995): 223-254.

"Shooting Niagara: Making Assessment Serve Instruction at a State University," with Susan Wyche-Smith and Lisa Johnson-Shull, WPA: Writing Program Administration 18.1/2 (1994):  44-53.

"Adventuring into Assessment," with Susan Wyche-Smith, College Composition and Communication 45.2  (1994): 220-236 [reprinted in Essays on Assessment, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1997]

"Student Self-Evaluations and Developmental Change," in Jean MacGregor, ed., Student Self-Evaluation, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, no. 56. (San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1994): 83-100.

"Developmental Theories of Writing," in Alan C. Purves, gen. ed., Encyclopedia of English Studies and Language Arts (New York: National Council of Teachers of English, 1994): I, 357-362.

"Gender and the Evaluation of Writing," with Janis Haswell, Resources in Education:  ERIC, ED 343 141 (Nov. 1991): 14 pp.

"Bound Forms in Freewriting: The Issue of Organization," in Pat Belanoff, Peter Elbow, and Sheryl I. Fontaine, eds., Nothing Begins with N:  New Investigations of Freewriting,Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990:  32-68.

"Change in Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Writing (Part 2): Problems in Interpretation."  ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, ED 323 537  (Oct. 1990).[Fulltext]

"No Title," Journal of Advanced Composition 10.2 (1990): 396-399.

"Textual Research and Coherence: Findings, Intuition, Application," College English 51.3 (1989): 305-319 [reprinted in Mark Wiley, Barbara Gleason, Louise W. Phelps, eds., Composition in Four Keys:  Inquiring into the Field,  Mountain View, CA:  Mayfield, 1995: 362-374].

"Dark Shadows: The Fate of Writers at the Bottom," College Composition and Communication 39.3 (1988): 303-315.

"Error and Change in College Student Writing," Written Communication 5.4 (1988): 479-499.

"Contrasting Ways to Appraise Improvement in a Writing Course: Paired Comparison and Holistic," ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, ED 294 215 (March 1988).[Fulltext]

"Toward Competent Writing in the Workplace," The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 18.2 (1988): 161-173.

"Critique: Length of Text and the Measurement of Cohesion," Research and Teaching of English 22.4 (1988): 428-433.

"The Organization of Impromptu Essays," College Composition and Communication 37.4 (1986): 402-415.

"Change in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Writing Performance [Part 1]: Quantified Findings," ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, ED 269 780 (Dec. 1986).[Fulltext]

"Minimal Marking" College English 45.6 (1983): 600-604 [reprinted in the Instructor's Manual to Cooper and Axelrod, eds., The St.Martin's Guide to Writing, 4th-6th ed., St. Martin's Press, 1996-2000; and in Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandel, eds., Writing First,Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999].

"Within-Group Distribution of Syntactic Gain Through Practice in Sentence-Combining," Research in the Teaching of English 15.1 (1981): 87-96.

"The Tactics of Discourse: A Classification for Beginning Writers," College English 43.2 (1981): 168-78.

"James Joyce, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Ayacucho," Pembroke Magazine: An International Literary Review,No. 10 (1978): 111-120.

"Eight Concepts of Poetry for College Freshmen," College English 39.1 (1977): 47-54.

"Shelley's Revolt of Islam: "The Connexion of its Parts," Keats-Shelley Journal 25 (1976): 81-102.

"Narrative Point of View in Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads," Papers on Language and Literature 6 (Spring 1970): 197-202.

"Baudelaire's Self-Portrait of Poe: "Edgar Allan Poe: sa vie et ses ouvrages," Romance Notes 10 (1969): 253-261.

PUBLICATIONS:  INTERNET SITES

"CompFAQs" (various pieces therein) http://compfaqs.org/CompFAQs/Home?from=Main.HomePage (September, 2005).

"Average Time-on-Course of a Writing Teacher," http://comppile.org/profresources/compworkload.htm (February, 2005).

"Post-secondary Entry Writing Placement: A Brief Synopsis of Research," http://comppile.tamucc.edu/writingplacementresearch.htm (August, 2004).

"Post-secondary Entry Writing Placement," http://comppile.tamucc.edu/placemnt.htm (March, 2005)

"CompPile: An Ongoing Inventory of Post-secondary Composition and Rhetoric" http://comppile.org/search/comppile_main_search.php

first upload, May 2001, 17,601 records total
as of February 2013, 105,585 records total

"Bibliography of Machine Scoring of Essays and Computer Text Analysis," http://comppile.org/profresources/machinescoringbib.htm

"Bibliography of Gain in Writing Courses," http://comppile.org/haswell/gaininwriting.htm (2002)

"Student Views of TAAS Testing," with Glenn Blalock, http://comppile.org/TAAS/index.html  (January, 2002; January, 2003)

"Raising the Cut-off Score on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in Literature and Composition: Justification for a First-Year Writing Writing Curriculum," http://comppile.org/profresources/raisingAP.htm (2003)

"Class Sizes in First-Year Writing Courses," http://comppile.org/profresources/classsize.htm (2002).

 

PUBLICATIONS:  NOTES AND RESPONSES

"Report on the Selection of the Stephen P. Witte Award for Excellence in Writing Assessment, 2000-2004," Journal of Writing Assessment 02.2 (2005): 79.

"Response to Gregory G. Columb and Joseph M. Williams," College English 52.2 (1990): 212-215.

"Reply to Walter Minot," College Composition and Communication 40 (May 1989): 277.

"Response to Laurence W. Hyman," College English 40 (Oct. 1978): 217-218.

PUBLICATIONS:  TRANSLATIONS
Three poems by Javier Heraud, Mundus Artium 11.1 (1979): 20-23.

"Poemas de la tierra" by Javier Heraud, The Malahat Review, No. 44 (Oct. 1977): 47-54.

Three poems by Carlos Isla, Reportaje de la piramide, 1 (Winter 1976): 1, 12, 24.

 Maurice Levy's "Edgar Poe et la tradition 'Gothique'" as "Poe and the Gothic Tradition," ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 8 (1972): 19-29.

PUBLICATIONS:  REVIEWS

"Writing Assessment and Race Studies Sub Specie Aeternitatis: A Response to Race and Writing Assessment [edited by Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe (Peter Lang, 2012)]--online review for Journal of Writing Assessment (January 4, 2015) http://jwareadinglist.blogspot.com/2013/01/writing-assessment-and-race-studies-sub_4.html.

"Methodologically Adrift," review of Richard Arum, Josipa Roksa, Jeannie Kim, Daniel Potter, & Melissa Velez, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, in College Composition and Communication 63.3 (2012), 487-491.

"In-field Scholarship and Degrees of Transparency: Hollywood Meets A Guide to College Writing Assessment," review of Peggy O'Neill, Cindy Moore, & Brian Huot, A Guide to College Writing Assessment, in Journal of Teaching Writing 26.2 (2011), 105-117.

Bruce W. Speck, Grading Student Writing:  An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1998) in Assessing Writing 6.1 (Fall 1999): 133-138.

Libby Allison, Lizbeth Bryant, & Maureen Hourigan, eds., Grading in the Post-Process Classroom (Boynton/Cook, 1997), in Composition Forum 9.2 (1998):  51-57.

James L. Kinneavy, William McCleary, Neil Nakadale, Writing in the Liberal Arts Tradition, in College Composition and Communication 37.4 (1986): 441-42.

Simon Perchik, Both Hands Screaming, in News/Art, No. 6 (Feb. 1979): 33, 52.

John Perlman, Notes Toward a Family, and The Hudson: A Weave, in Text, No. 9/10 (Feb. 1979): 62-65.

Claude Richard, ed., Edgar A. Poe, Poemes/Poems, in Poe Studies 11 (Dec. 1978): 47-48.

W. T. Bandy, ed., Edgar A. Poe, Seven Tales, in Poe Studies 5 (Dec. 1972): 62.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED ADDRESSES (since 1986)

"A Debate over the Preservation and Accessibility of Scholarship in Composition Studies and Writing Program Administration," part of roundtable at the WPA Conference, Denver (July 11, 2008).

"Response Shortcuts and Research," hour presentation, University of California Santa Barbara (October 26, 2006).

"Fighting Number with Number: How to Keep Writing Assessment With Its Rightful Owners," 20-minute presentation, CCCC National Convention, San Francisco (March, 2005).

"NCTE/CCCC's War on Scholarship," 20-minute paper presentation, CCCC National Convention, San Antonio (March, 2004).

"Measuring Gain in Student Writing: Teacher vs. Research vs. Machine," 20-minute presentation at the Computers & Writing Conference, Purdue University (May 2003).

"Images of Change in Writing Instruction: Growth, Hospitality, and Happiness," keynote address, 13th Oregon Annual Conference on Composition and Rhetoric, Ashland, Oregon (26 April 2003).

"A Primer of Writing Assessment," talk to writing teachers, Duke University (9 October 2002).

"Researching Teacher Evaluation of ESL Writing via Prototype Theory," invited address, The Third Second-Language Writing Conference, Purdue University (12 October 2002).

"Ad Hoc Writing Assessment," presentation at a Special Interest Group on writing-assessment crises at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (April 2002).

 "Training for the Distal and the Proximal," paper given at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (April 2002).

"Ease: Agamben's Philosophical Space for Hospitality," talk given at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Converence (November 9, 2001).

 "Threshold Assessment," keynote address, 2001 Missouri Colloquium on Writing Assessment, St. Joseph, MO (October 25, 2001).

"The Guardia's Boots and the Ice Baptist Church," invited dinner talk for the 2001 Missouri Colloquium on Writing Assessment, St. Joseph, Missouri (October 25, 2001).

"The University 'Multiple Common Place': Thoughts on a Text by Giorgio Agamben," invited address, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (October 16, 2001).

"Lowering the Boredom by Raising the Stakes: In-depth Research in First-Year Composition," with Janis Haswell, presentation at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference (Nov 11, 2000).

"Passing and Moaning: Teacher Reaction to Student Writing," invited address at Carleton College (Oct. 2, 2000).

"Dismantling and Revamping Mandated Writing Tests," session chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis (April 15, 2000).

"The Return of Yeats's Line in America at the Turn of the Century," paper delivered at the American Conference for Irish Studies, 40 miles NE of Nassau, Bahamas (February, 2000).

"Invented Ethos and Cross-Dressed Writing," with Janis Haswell, paper delivered at the 1999 International Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference, Amsterdam (July 1999).

"Under the Skin: The Literacy Story and the Personal Experience Anecdote," paper at a National Council of Teachers of English conference on narrative, Tucson, AZ (April 30, 1999).

"Desperate Measures:  Coding Spoken Protocols," 20-minute presentation at a workshop on qualitative research methods, chaired by Roxanne Mountford, Annual Convention, Conference on College Composition and Communication (March 24, 1999).

"Less is More: Placement as Diagnosis," 20-minute presentation at a 3-hour workshop, chaired by Richard Larson, entitled "Standards, Assessment, Remediation," Annual Convention, Conference on College Composition and Communication (March 24, 1999).

"Reading, Writing, and the Sacrifice of the Individual," with Janis Haswell, invited address at The Catholic University, Washington D.C. (March 18, 1999).

"Diversity and Disciplinary Silences," chair of panel and presentation, Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago (April 1998).

"Reading Development in Student Writing" (featured speaker), WPA Regional Conference (Longbeach, CA, October 1997).

"Searching for Kiyoko: Three Placement Narratives for a Non-native Writer," National Conference on College Composition and Communication (Phoenix, March 1997).

"Twelve Readers Reading/Twelve Responders Responding" (featured speaker), National Council of Teachers of English Conference on Response to Writing (Sonoma, April 1997).

"Theory Bashing," invited paper at Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi (April 1996).

"Givens and Grades:  A Dialectical Method of Portfolio Evaluation," Annual Convention, Conference on College Composition and Communication , Milwaukee (March 1996).

"An Experiment in Evaluation: From Fact to Fiat," invited paper, Florida Atlantic University (March 1996).

"Talking with the Enemy: How to Work with Administrators on WAC Evaluation," with Susan McLeod, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane (Oct. 1995).

"Bob and Bill: Toward a Situated Diagnostics of Writing," invited paper, University of Syracuse (March 1995).

"Foucault, Dispositifs, and Learning Communities," invited address, Brandeis University (February 1995).

"Portfolios from Entrance to Graduation at a Large State University," National Council of English National Portfolio Conference:  Portfolios for Learning and Beyond, Scottsdale, AZ (June 1994).

"Doing With: Diagnostics, Disposements, and the Writing Student," invited address sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State University (May 13, 1994).

"Instructions and Instruction: Shaping Portfolio Writing Assessment for Learning," Higher Education Assessment Conference, Olympia ,WA (May 1994).

"Testing of a Two-Tier System," Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Nashville (March 1994).

"Portfolio Assessment at the Institutional Level," Higher Education Assessment Conference, Olympia, WA (May 1993).

"Gender Neutrality as a Matrix for Other Paternalistic Constructions," Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Diego, CA (April 1993).

"Portfolio Assessment at WSU," with Susan Wyche-Smith and Lisa Johnson-Shull, Washington Higher Education Conference on Assessment, Olympia, WA (Feb. 1993).

"Shooting Niagara:  Making Assessment Serve Instruction at a State University," 90-minute session with Susan Wyche-Smith and Lisa Johnson-Shull, New Directions in Portfolio Assessment Conference, Miami, OH (Oct. 1992).

"Stand up for the Stupid and the Crazy:  Diagnostics in a Writing Course," Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Ogden, UT (Oct. 1992).

 "Gender Bias and Gender Suppression in the Composition Classroom," with Janis Tedesco, Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, University Park, PA (July 1992).

 "Framing and Frame-Breaking: Use of Life-Span Studies in Freshman Composition," Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago (March 1990).

"The Decorticated Frog: Research and the Older Student in Basic Writing," featured speaker, Young Rhetorician's Conference, Monterrey, CA (July 1990).

"The Fictive in Occupational Prose," Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Seattle, WA (March 1989).

"Paired Comparisons: A Better Method of Assessing a Composition Course?"  Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta (March 1989).

"Sophisticated Logical Patterning in Basic Writing," Basic Writing Conference, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Sept. 1987).

 "Undergraduate Development in Cohesion: A Shift Toward Competency," Conference on College Composition and Communication (March 1987).

 "Competent Writers in the Working World: New Lessons for College Writing Teachers," NCTE annual convention, San Antonio (Nov. 1986).

 "The Hidden Advance: Changes in Student Writing from Freshman to Junior," Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition (July 1986).

PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, AND COLLOQUIA (since 1990)

"The CompFAQs Wiki: What, why, how, and why not?" 75-minute presentation/demonstration, with Glenn Blalock, WPA 2006: Council of Writing Program Administrators' 21st Summer Conference, Chattanooga (July 14, 2006).

"The Maintenance of Self-Sponsored Reading," invited 20-minute talk to the Student Reading Council, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (February 26, 2005).

Hour and one half workshop, with Diane Kelley-Riley and Karen Weathermon, Student Teaching, Learning, and Technology WAC Conference, Washington State University, (May 2004).

Two two-hour workshops, on writing across the curriculum (creating assignments and responding to student writing), University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburgh, TX (February 2004).

90-minute workshop, "Changes in Student Writing: What do We Know and How do We Know It," 13th Annual Conference on Composition and Rhetoric, Ashland, OR (April 2003).

Online module creator and respondant for a McGraw-Hill "Teaching Composition" colloquium (moderated by Chris Anson) (October, 2002).

Workshop on analysis of pre-post essays with writing faculty, Duke University (October 9, 2002; May 7-8, 2003).

Two-hour workshop on constructions of ad-hoc primary-trait evaluation, for campus faculty, University of California, Santa Barbara (October 25, 2002).

Three-day workshop, four hours each day, training cross-campus faculty in the reading of sophomore writing portfolios, at Carleton College (June 17-19, 2002).

Two-hour presentation at a WAC faculty seminar led by Marty Townsend, University of Missouri-Columbia (October 24, 2001).

Guest respondant for a National Council of Teachers of English net forum (Jan. 2000.)

Two-hour workshop, "Doing With," with writing-center tutors, at Carleton College (October 1, 2000).

Three-hour workshop, with Susan Wyche and William Condon, "Using a Two-Tiered Rating Procedure for Large-Scale Writing Program Assessment," National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention (Detroit, Nov. 1997).

Three-hour workshop on "Evaluating Student Writing," with Alice Foy, WPA Regional Conference (Longbeach, CA, October 1997).

Two-hour workshop on "Gender in the Classroom: Its Uses and Misuses," with Janis Haswell, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Feb. 7, 1997).

Two-hour workshop on "Student Self-Assessment," designer and presenter, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Feb. 25, 1997).

Two-hour workshop on student self-evaluation for university faculty , Spokane Falls Community College (March 12, 1966).

Hour presentation on the Washington State University writing assessment and the undergaduate education major, for the WSU Teacher Professional Education Advisory Board (Dec. 1995).

Hour presentation on student self-evaluations at the "Evaluating Courses" workshop sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, Washington State University (Aug. 1995).

Hour workshop on designing portfolio evaluation systems that foster learning, San Diego State University (May 1994).

Three-hour presentation on portfolio assessment for an in-service session with high-school teachers and faculty and administration at Columbia Basin Community College, Richland, WA (Oct. 1993).

"The Effect of Gender on the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Writing," Research Network Forum, San Diego, CA (March 1993).

Two-hour presentation on outcomes assessment and pre-post gain for an in-service session with Communications Department members of Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA (Sept. 1992).

Two-hour presentation, "Making Writing Assessment Serve at Washington State University," with Susan Wyche-Smith, Robin Magnuson, and Lisa Johnson-Shull, Washington Higher Education Conference on Assessment, Spokane WA (May 1991).

One-hour presentation, "Portfolio Assessment," Conference on Sustaining the Outcomes Assessment Conversation, Washington State Board for Community College Education, Olympia, WA (May 1991).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Judge for the Stephen P. Witte Award for Excellence in Writing Assessment Scholarship (sponsored by the Journal of Writing Assessment), 2005, 2006

Paid Consultant/Program Reviewer

University of California, Santa Barbara (26-27 October), consulting on research project and conferring with graduate students and their projects.

Washington State University, FIPSE critical thinking grant, Pullman, WA (May 2004).

University of California, Santa Barbara writing program, on a research study of summer intensive composition course (25 October 2002).

Duke University writing program, on pre-post study of first-year writing course (9-10 October 2002).

Washington State University, FIPSE grant, Pullman, WA (15-16 April, 2002).

Sonoma State University, on outcomes assessment of general education program (April, 2001).

Utah state university system, on a proposed state-wide, college-level writing assessment (Oct. 19-21 2000).

California State University, Monterey Bay, on the writing assessment system (June 19-20, 2000).

University of Texas at Brownsville, on the basic writing program  (May, 2001).

Washington State University, for the General Education Office (June-July 1997).

Washington Center for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, for the Conference on Student Self-evaluations in Seattle (May 1992).

Association of American Colleges, at the NEH conference on "Engaging Cultural Legacies," Durham, NH (August 1990).

University of Oklahoma, on their world cultures course, for the Association of American Colleges (April 1990).

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, on grant #410-90-1765 Project: "Closure and Disclosure in Wordsworth's Poetry" (1990).


Manuscript reviewer

Scholarly monographs: Hampton Press (June 2000), State University of New York Press (November 1999), Utah State University Press (May 2003).

Textbooks: Addison Wesley Longman (January 1999).

Professional journals:

WPA Journal (2003-)
Journal of Second Language Writing (2001-)
Journal of Business and Technical Writing (2000-)

College English (1998-)

Journal of Assessing Writing (1995-)

Language Learning (1995)

Written Communication (1994-)

Research and the Teaching of English (1991-)

College Composition and Communication (1988-)


In-house report/manual writer:

"Report of the Task Force on the Impact of the SAT and ACT Timed Writing Tests," with Arnetha Ball, Linda Christensen, Cathy Fleischer, Jean Ketter, Robert Yagelski (chair), & Kathleen Yancey (April 2005), 28 pp.

"Final Evaluation of the Critical Thinking Rubric FIPSE Project," with Emily Decker (June 2004), 32 pp.

"Report on the UC Santa Barbara Study of 6-Week versus 10-Week Writing Classes, during the Summer of 2002" (April 2003), 14 pp.

"Evaluation for an On-Campus Visit, April 15-16, 2002, Narrative and Conclusion: An External Evaluators' Report of the Washington State University FIPSE Critical Thinking Project," with Marilyn Sternglass (21 April 2002), 14 pp.

"Out of the Ordinary:  A Review of the Writing Program at California State University Monterey Bay, With Special Attention to Program Assessment" (June 19, 2000), 16 pp.

"MA Reading List: Focus on Composition and Rhetoric," with Glenn Blalock, TAMU-CC (spring 2000).

"Report to the English Faculty: Task, Assumptions, Recommendations," final recommendations to the faculty from the Ad Hoc English Planning Committee, TAMU-CC (summer 2000), 12 pp.

"Final Outcomes from a Value-Added Study of WSU Undergraduate Writing,"  Washington State University (Dec. 1998):  5 pp.

Status report over TAMU-CC student performance on the English ExCet , TAMU-CC (Sept. 1998), 2 pp.

"WSU Portfolio Examination: Second Progress Report," Washington State University (July, 1997):  8 pp.

"WSU Portfolio Examination:  Second Findings," Washington State University (July, 1997):  39 pp.

"Preliminary Results from a Value-Added Study of Undergraduate Writing," Washington State University (Jun 1996):  4 pp.

"WSU Portfolio Examination: A Progress Report," Washington State University  (April 1995):  9 pp.

"WSU Portfolio Examination: First Findings," Washington State University (Aug. 1995):  37 pp.

"Washington State University Writing Portfolio: Tier I, II, and III Rating," Washington State University (Dec. 1994):  26 pp.

"Rater's Manual for the Washington State University Writing Placement Examination," Washington State University (May 1991): 11 pp.

"Annual Budget for the WSU Placement Examination," Washington State University (April 1992):  8 pp.

"Follow-up Study of the Washington State University Writing Placement Examination:  Academic Year 1991/2," with Susan Wyche-Smith and Robin Magnuson (June 1992):  21 pp.

"Pilot Study of Essay Prompts for the English Department Writing-Placement Examination," Washington State University (Feb. 1991): 10 pp.

"Report of a Rhetorical Evaluation of Humanities 110 Examination Question," Washington State University (September 1988).

"Assessment of English 101: Washington State University" (May 1981):  19 pp.


Odds and Ends

Member of Conference on College Composition and Communication Committee on Writing Assessment (2005-2007)

Coordinator of mini-conference, "The Rhetoric of Fear," five panel sessions
by graduate students at The Academy Speaks day at Texas A&M University,
Corpus Christi (April 2004).

Two-hour workshop helping TAMU-CC English majors prepare for the Texas state teacher certification examination, three times a year (Fall 1998-).

Designer and reporter on outcomes of the SACS assessment of research papers in English 1302 and upper-division courses outside of English, TAMU-CC (Spring/Summer, 1998)

Member of the 1998 Conference on College Composition and Communication James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee (1997).

Final reviewer for presentation proposals submitted to the Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (June, 1997).

Author and installer of the University Writing Assessment part of the General Education homepage for Washington State University (March 1996).

Designer and leader of General Education Program workshops for university faculty, in connection with the Washington State University Writing Portfolio (4 workshops, fall 1994-spring 1996).

Designer and conductor of training and rating sessions with Washington State University faculty, for the writing placement and junior portfolio examinations (1991-1995).

Advisor and English faculty liaison, Washington State University, Professional Experience Program (1986-1992).

Member from Washington State University, Lilly Foundation Workshop in the Liberal Arts, Colorado Springs (June 1985).

Test consultant and creator of two sections of the Chemistry Department placement examination, Washington State University (1981).

Committees
Too many even for cyberspace