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The Ohio State University (with distinction)



University of Florida



University of Florida (magna cum laude)


Professor of English and Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, 2000 -

Stanford University

Director, Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, 1998-2000

The Ohio State University
Department of English 

Distinguished Professor of English, 1990-2000

The Ohio State University
Department of English 

Professor, Summer 1990 - 2001

Director, Santa Fe Campus, 2001-2003 

Bread Loaf Graduate School of English
Middlebury, VT 

Professor, Summer 1990, 1992 

Martha's Vineyard
Graduate Program in English 

Professor, 1986-present 

The Ohio State University
Department of English

Associate Professor, Director of Writing 1981-86; Assistant Professor 1977-81 

University of British Columbia
Department of English 

Graduate Research Associate, 1973-77 

The Ohio State University
Department of English 

Associate Professor of English, 1969-73 

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL 

Instructor of English, 1965-68 

Colonial High School
Orlando, FL 

Courses Taught at Stanford University

English 73N: How and Why We Remember: the Rhetoric of Mediated Memory
Writing 3: Electric Rhetoric English 394: Independent Study
English 397: Pedagogy Seminar 2 English 398R: Revision of a Paper for Publication
English 312: Feminist Rhetorics? English and Feminist Studies 212A: Gender and the History of Rhetoric
English 181: Writing for Publication Sophomore College Seminar: Memory and Media
English 364: Writing across Languages and Cultures PWR 198X: Ravenswood Writes: A Writing Center Seminar
English 361: Memoria: the Arts and Practices of Memory English 87: The Graphic Novel: Literature Lite?
English 372: Women Writing Together English 260B: The Politics of Language
English and Feminist Studies 260: The Language Wars

English 291: Writing for Publication


Courses Taught at The Ohio State University

Courses Taught at University of British Columbia


Freshman Composition


Basic Writing 


Rhetoric and the University 


Freshman English 


Introduction to Fiction 


Intermediate Composition 


Intermediate Composition 


Advanced Composition 


Critical Writing 


History and Theory of Rhetoric 


Writing and Learning: A Seminar 


Style in Contemporary Non-Fiction 


Rhetorical Theory and the Analysis of Discourse 


Theories of Reading 


History and Theories of Writing 


Introduction to Composition Studies 


Studies in Critical Theory 


History of Invention 


Theories of Composition 


Research Methods in Composition 


Studies in Rhetoric 
Modern Theories of Rhetoric 
The Rhetoric of Difference: Race, Class, and Gender 
Rhetoric in 19th Century North America 
Histories of Feminist Rhetorics and Writing Practices


Directed Readings in Rhetoric and Composition: 
Seminar on Kenneth Burke 
Seminar on Invention 
Seminar on Personal Narrative 


Studies in Composition 
History and Theories of Writing and Literacy 
Gender and Writing 
Contemporary Theories of Composition 
The Politics of Composition 
The (Re)Composition of Memory




The Teaching of First-Year Composition 




The Rhetoric of Intellectual Property




Advanced Research Methods in Composition and Rhetoric



Courses Taught at Martha's Vineyard
     Gender and Writing 
     Multiculturalism and Writing 

Courses Taught at Bread Loaf School of English

Gender, Reading, and Writing 
History of Writing and Technology 
Seminar on Writing for Publication 
Writing in its Places 
Rhetorical Theory and Practice
Writing across Languages and Cultures



Writing Matters: Rhetoric in Public and Private Lives. U Georgia P, 2007.

Crossing Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies. Edited. Pittsburgh: U Pittsburgh P, 2004.

Selected Essays of Robert J. Connors. Edited with Lisa Ede. Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2003.

The St. Martin's Handbook, 5th edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2003, 6th edition 2007.

Everything's an Argument--with Readings. With John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2001; 2nd edition, 2004, 3rd edition 2007.

The Everyday Writer. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 2nd edition, 2000, 2001. 3rd edition, 2005.

Everything's An Argument. With John Ruszkiewicz. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2000; 2nd edition, 2002; 3rd edition, 2004, 4th edition 2007.

Easy Writer. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. 2nd edition, 2002. 3rd edition, 2006.

Reclaiming Rhetorica: Women in the Rhetorical Tradition. Edited. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1995.

The Presence of Others. With John Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. 2nd Edition, 1997; 3rd edition, 2000; 4th edition, 2003; 5th edition, 2007.

Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing. With Lisa Ede. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1990. Paperback edition, 1992.

The Right to Literacy. Edited with Helene Moglen and James Slevin. New York: Modern Language Association, 1990.

The Future of Doctoral Studies in English. Edited with Helene Moglen and James F. Slevin. New York: Modern Language Association, 1989.

The 1987 Coalition Conference: Democracy through Language. With Richard Lloyd-Jones. New York and Urbana: Modern Language Association/National Council of Teachers of English, 1989.

The St. Martin's Handbook. With Robert J. Connors. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. Second edition1992. Third edition 1995. Fourth edition 1999.

Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse. Edited with Robert Connors and Lisa Ede. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1984.

Preface to Critical Reading. With Richard D. Altick. Sixth edition. New York: Holt, 1984.

Four Worlds of Writing. With Janice Lauer. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Second edition 1985. Third edition 1991.

Chapters in Books

"Crimes of Writing and Reading." in Teaching Rhetorica: Theory, Pedagogy, Practice. Ed. Kate Ronald and Joy Ritchie. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton, 2006: 13-31.

"Writing Definitions," in Delivering College Composition: the Fifth Canon. Ed. Kathleen Blake Yancey. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton, 2006: 141-155.

"Composing Ourselves: Politics, Commitment, and the Teaching of Writing." Views from the Center: the CCCC Chairs' Addresses 1977-2005. New York: Bedford/St. Martins/NCTE, 2006: 185-201.

"Expanding Literacies at the End of the Twentieth Century: Girls, Writing, and Science Education." With Lisa Weems, Paul Miller, and Janet Russell. in Girls and Literacy in America, ed. Jane Greer. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003: 121-149.

"Feminism and Rhetoric: Possible Alliances," in Weibliche Rede: Rhetorik der Weiblichkeit, ed. Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf and Doerte Bischoff. Freiburg: Rombach, Druch, und Verlagshaus, 2003: 51-61.

"Janet Emig's 'Writing as a Mode of Learning,'" in Teaching Writing. Eds. Christina R. McDonald and Robert L. McDonald. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2002; 42-55.

"Lessons on Linking Literacies." Linking Literacies: Perspectives on L2 Reading-Writing Connections. Ed. Diane Belcher and Alan Hirvela. Ann Arbor: U Michigan P, 2001: 335-40.

"Authorship and Intellectual Property." Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum. Eds. Linda Shamoon, Rebecca Howard, Sandra Jamieson, and Robert Schwegler. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton Cook/Heinemann, 2000: 156-68.

Refiguring Classroom Authority."  The Ethics of Writing Instruction: Issues in Theory and Practice.  Ed. Michael A. Pemberton.  Stamford, CT: Ablex Publishing, 2000: 65-79.

"Who Owns Language?" Plagiarism and its Discontents. Alice Roy and Lise Buranen, eds. Albany: SUNY P, 1999. ix-xii.

Composing Our Lives, a Foreword." Composing our Lives in Rhetoric and Composition: Stories About theGrowth of a Discipline. Eds. Duane Roen, Stuart Brown, and Theresa Enos. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1999. xi-xv.

"Alexander Bain and the Teaching of Composition in North America." Scottish Rhetoric and Its Influences, ed.Lynee Lewis Gaillet. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1998. 219-229.

"Writing Back." With Lisa Ede. Feminism and Composition Studies: In Other Words. Eds. Susan Jarratt and Lynn Worsham. New York: MLA, 98: 313-20.

"Foreword: Considering Research Methods in Composition and Rhetoric." Ethics and Representation in Qualitative Studies of Literacy. Eds. Peter Mortensen and Gesa E. Kirsch. Urbana: National Council ofTeachers of English, 1996. vii-xv.

"Intellectual Property in an Age of Information: What is at Stake in Composition Studies." Composition in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis and Change. Ed. by Lynn Z. Bloom, Donald A. Daiker, and Edward M.White. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1996. 261-272

"Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center." The St.Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Turors. Christina Murphy and Steve Sherwood, eds. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. 36-42.

"Philosophical Bases of Rhetoric and Composition Ph.D. Programs." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 25 (1995): 247-48.

"Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of Audience in Composition Theory and Pedagogy." With Lisa S. Ede. The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Eds. Edward P.J. Corbett, Gary Tate and Nancy Myers. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 1994. 243-257.

"Collaborative Authorships and the Teaching of Writing." With Lisa S. Ede. The Construction of Authorship. Ed. by Martha Woodmansee and Peter Jaszi. Durham: Duke University Press, 1994. 417-439.

"On Distinctions Between Classical and Modern Rhetoric." With Lisa S. Ede. Professing the New Rhetorics: A Sourcebook. Ed. by Theresa Enos and Stuart C. Brown. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1994. 397-411.

"Graff's Project and the Teaching of Writing." With Suellynn Duffey. Teaching the Conflicts: Gerald Graff, Curricular Reform, and the Culture Wars. Ed. by William E. Cain. New York: Garland, 1994. 109-122.

"Rhetoric and Composition." Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures. Ed. Joseph Gibaldi. 2nd edition. New York: Modern Language Association, 1992. 77-100.

"The Nature of Composition Studies." An Introduction to Composition Studies. Eds. Erika Lindemann and Gary Tate. New York: Oxford, 1991. 3-14. 

"Afterword." (Interviews): Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Rhetoric and Literacy. Eds. Gary Olson and Irene Gale. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1991.

"Rhetorical Theory and the Teaching of Writing." With Cheryl Glenn. On Literacy and Its Teaching: Issues in English Education. Eds. Gail E. Hawisher and Anna O. Soter. Albany: State University of New York,1990.

"Who Are Basic Writers?" With Patricia A. Sullivan. Research in Basic Writing. Eds. Michael Moran and Martin J. Jacobi. Westport, CN: Greenwood, 1990. 17-30. 

"The Case for Collaboration--In Theory, Research, and Practice." The Writing Teacher as Researcher: Essays in the Theory and Practice of Class-Based Research. Eds. Donald A. Daiker and Max Morenberg.Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1990. 52-60.

"The Place of Rhetoric and Composition in Doctoral Studies." With Janice Lauer. The Future of Doctoral Studies in English. Eds. Andrea A. Lunsford, Helene Moglen, and James F. Slevin. New York: Modern Language Association, 1989.

"Collaboration and Assessment." Values and Evaluation: Proceedings of Inkshed V. Eds. Phyllis Artis, Jean Chadwick, Alan Hall, and Judy Snow. St. John's, Newfoundland: Memorial U of Newfoundland P, 1989. 115-119.

"Collaboration and Compromise: The Fine Art of Writing with a Friend." With Lisa S. Ede. Writers on Writing. Ed. Tom Waldrep. Vol. 2. New York: Random House, 1987. 121-27.

"Basic Writing." Teaching Composition: Twelve Bibliographic Essays. Ed. Gary Tate. Fort Worth: Texas Christian UP, 1987. 207-26.

"Politics and Practices in Basic Writing." A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers. Ed. Theresa Enos. NewYork: Random House, 1987. 246-258.

"The Past--and Future--of Rhetorical Instruction." Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the History of Rhetoric. Eds. John S. Martin and Christine M. Sutherland. Calgary: Canadian Society for History ofRhetoric, 1986. 103-28.

"The Past--and Future--of Writing Assessment." Writing Assessment: Issues and Strategies. Eds. Karen Greenberg, Harvey S. Wiener, and Richard A. Donovan. New York: Longman, 1986.

"Cognitive Studies and Teaching Writing." Perspectives on Research and Scholarship in Composition. Ed. Ben W. McClelland. New York: Modern Language Association, 1985. 115-62.

Chapter 10 in What Makes Good Writing Good: A Multiperspective. Eds. William Coles and James Vopat. Lexington, MA: Heath, 1985. 298-304.

"On Distinctions between Classical and Modern Rhetoric." With Lisa S. Ede. Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse. Eds. Robert J. Connors, Lisa S. Ede, and Andrea A. Lunsford. Carbondale: SouthernIllinois UP, 1984.

"Preparing for a Writing Workshop: Some Crucial Considerations." Ed. Muriel Harris. Tutoring Writing: A Sourcebook for Writing Laboratories. New York: Scott, Foresman, 1982. 164-70.

"Cognitive Development and the Basic Writer." The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Eds. Gary Tate and Edward P.J. Corbett. New York: Oxford UP, 1981. 257-67

Articles in Journal

"'Mistakes are a Fact of Life': A National Comparative Study." College Composition and Communication, forthcoming.

"Writing, Technologies, and the Fifth Canon." Computers and Composition 23 (2006):169-177.

"Afterword on the Alliance of Rhetoric Societies: A Dialogue with Michael Leff." Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 2006.

"Performing Writing, Performing Literacy." College Composition and Communication 57:2 (2005): 224-252.

"Rethinking the Ph.D. in English." Carnegie Essays on the Doctorate. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: 2004.

Review of Feminism Beyond Modernism, by Elizabeth Flynn. Rhetoric Review 22:2 (2003): 209-212.

"Crimes of Writing: Refiguring 'Proper' Discursive Practices." Writing on the Edge 11:2 (Summer 2001): 43-55.

"Working Together: Collaborative Research and Writing in Higher Education." Modern Languge Association Profession 2001: 7-15.

"ITExt: Future Directions for Research on the Relationship between Information Technology and Writing. (With the IText working group.) Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 15:3 (July 2001): 269-308.

"Collaboration and Concepts of Authorship." (With Lisa Ede.) PMLA, 116:2 (March 2001): 354-370.

"Some Milenial Thoughts on the Future of Writing Centers." The Writing Center Journal, 20.2 (2000): 33-38.

"Rhetoric, Feminism, and the Politics of Textual Ownership."  College English, 61:5 (May 1999): 1-16.

"Toward a Mestiza Rhetoric: Gloria Anzaldúa on Composition and Postcoloniality." JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 18:1 (Winter 1998): 1-29.

Editor, Special Issue on Postcolonial Studies and Composition. JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 18:1 (Winter 1998).

"Intellectual Property and Composition Studies." College Composition and Communication 47.3 (October 1996):383-411. 

"Representing Audience: 'Successful' Discourse and Disciplinary Critique." College Composition and Communication 47.2 (May 1996): 167-179.

Rev. of Rhetoric and Pluralism: Legacies of Wayne Booth. Edited by Frederick J. Antczak. Philosophy and Literature 20 (April 1996): 276-77.

"What Matters Who Writes? What Matters Who Responds? Issues of Ownership in the Writing Classrooms."(Hypertext) with Rebecca Rickly, Michael J. Salvo, and Susan West. Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 1.1 (Spring 1996) On-line. World Wide Web.

"Border Crossings: Intersections of Rhetoric and Feminism." with Lisa Ede and Cheryl Glenn. Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 13 (1995): 401-442.

"'Creative Nonfiction': What's in a Name?" Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (1995): 41-48.

Rev. of Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology. By George P. Landow. Modern Philology 92.2 (1994): 272-277.

"Teachers' Rhetorical Comments on Student Papers." With Robert J. Connors. College Composition and Communication 44:2 (May 1993) 200-24.

"Exorcising Demonolatry: Spelling Patterns and Pedagogies in College Writing." With Robert J. Connors. Written Communication. 9.3 (1992): 404-428.

"Collaborative Authorship and the Teaching of Writing." With Lisa S. Ede. Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. 10.2 (1992): 681-702.

"An Interview with Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede: Collaboration as a Subversive Activity." Responding to Alice Heim Calderonello, Donna Beth Nelson, and Sue Carter Simmons. Writing on the Edge. 2.2 (1991): 7-18.

"Comments on Clark and Doheny-Farina." With Lisa S. Ede. Written Communication 8.1 (1991): 114-117.

"Literacy, Intellectual Property, and the Status Quo: Scenes for Writing in the Academy." Textual Studies inCanada. 1 (1991): 31-44.

"Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center." The Writing Center Journal 12.1 (Fall 1991): 3-10.

"Gender and Writing: Biblio(bio)graphical Stories." With Kelly Belanger, Heather Graves, Carrie Leverenz,Sarah Sloane. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 20.4 (Fall 1990): 367-401.

"Collaborative Writing: Perspectives by Incongruity." With Lisa S. Ede and C. Jan Swearingen. Inkshed 9.2(1990): 7-13.

"Rhetoric in a New Key: Women and Collaboration." With Lisa S. Ede. Rhetoric Review 8 (1990): 234-43.

"Composing Ourselves: Politics, Commitment, and the Teaching of Writing." College Composition andCommunication 41 (1990): 71-82.

Rev. of Quintilian on the Teaching of Speaking and Writing. By James J. Murphy. College Composition andCommunication 40 (1989): 229-30.

Rev. of Developing Successful College Writing Programs. By Edward M. White. Rhetoric Review 8(1989): 159-62.

"Frequency of Formal Errors in Current College Writing, or Ma and Pa Kettle Do Research." With RobertConnors. College Composition and Communication 39 (1988): 395-409.

"Integrating Reading, Writing, and Speaking in English Assignments." English Language Arts Bulletin 28 (1987): 6-14.

"A Bibliographical Note on William Edmonstoune Aytoun's Manuscript Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Letters." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 16 (1986): 327-337.

"Why Write Together: A Research Update." With Lisa Ede. Rhetoric Review 5 (1986): 71-84. 

"Collaborative Learning: Lessons from the World of Work." With Lisa Ede. Writing Program Administrators 9 (1986): 17-27.

"Assignments for Basic Writers: Unresolved Issues." Journal of Basic Writing (1986): 87-100.

"Let Them Write---Together." With Lisa Ede. English Quarterly 18 (1985): 119-127.

"Audience Invoked or Audience Addressed: The Concept of Audience in the Composing Process." With Lisa S. Ede. College Composition and Communication 35 (1984): 155-72. Rpt. in The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Eds. Gary Tate and Edward P.J. Corbett. 3rd ed. (New York: Oxford UP, 1994). 257-68.

"Rhetoric: A Key to Survival." The English Quarterly 17 (1984): 3-16.

"The 'Old' New Rhetoric and Composition Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 22.4 (1984): 265-71.

"Classical Rhetoric, Modern Rhetoric, and Contemporary Discourse Studies." With Lisa Ede. WrittenCommunication 1 (1984): 78-99.

"Why Write . . . Together?" With Lisa Ede. Rhetoric Review 1 (1983): 150-58.

"Basic Insights: An Interview with Andrea Lunsford." Responding to Elspeth Stuckey. The Writing Instructor 2(1983): 57-68.

"The North Vancouver Writing Project: A Model for University-Schools Cooperation." With Howard Cross.Writing Program Administration 6 (1982): 7-13.

"Writing Assignment Design." Journal of English Teaching Techniques 12 (1982): 11-23.

"Alexander Bain's Contributions to Discourse Theory." College English 44 (1982): 290-300.

"Essay Writing and Teachers' Responses in Nineteenth-Century Scottish Universities." College Composition and Communication 32 (1981): 434-44.

"Writing Laboratories in Canada: Are They Soundly Conceived?" The English Quarterly 13 (1980): 41-51.

"The Content of Basic Writers' Essays." College Composition and Communication 31 (1980): 278-91.

"Cognitive Development and the Basic Writer." College English 41 (Sept. 1979): 38-47. Rpt. in The Writing Teacher's Sourcebook. Eds. Gary Tate and Edward P.J. Corbett. New York: Oxford UP, 1981:257-68. Rpt. in A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers. Ed. Theresa Enos. New York: Random House,1987. 449-460.

"Anatomy of a Basic Writing Program." Journal of Basic Writing 2 (1979): 38-51.

"A Choice of Roles for the Teacher of Writing." McGill Journal of Education 14 (1979): 37-46.

"Aristotelian vs. Rogerian Argument: A Reassessment." College Composition and Communication 30(1979): 146-51.

"What We Know and Don't Know About Remedial Writing." College Composition and Communication 29(1978): 47-53.

"Aristotelian Rhetoric: Let's Get Back to the Classics." Journal of Basic Writing 2 (1978): 2-12.

"Classical Rhetoric and Technical Writing." College Composition and Communication 27 (1976): 289-91.


Honorary Doctorate, awarded by University of Orebro, Sweden, February 2006.

Richard Braddock Award, for best essay published in College Composition and Communication, 2005.

Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, 2005 -

Claude and Louise Rosenberg University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, 2003 -

MLA/ADE Francis Andrew March Award. 2002.

"The Stanford Study of Writing: Folio Thinking." Wallenberg Global Learning Network ($46,000) 2002.

Frank and Eleanor Griffiths Chair, Bread Loaf School of English. 2001.

"Proposal for a Stanford Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology." President's Funds ($450,000), 2000-01.

"Partnership for Literacy: Improving Reading and Writing for Students at Three Elementary Schools."  Ohio READS Program ($30,000), 2000.

"Enhancement of Graduate Education: Researching, Writing, and Completing the Dissertation."  Academic Enrichment Proposal ($149,988); currently under consideration.

"Trevitt Elementary / OSU Partnership for Literacy."  President's Council for Outreach and Engagement ($9,000), 2000.

"Hubbard Elemetary / OSU Partnership for Literacy."  Campus Collaborative Grant ($3,250), 2000.

"Communicating for Success: Community Literacy and Life-Long Learning."  OSU Cares Grant ($9,000), 2000.

"Improving the Performance of High School Students." Ohio Board of Regents EECAP Grant ($40,000), 2000.

"Communicating for Success: Community Literacy and Life-Long Learning." OSU Cares Seed Grant ($8,000), 1999.

"Neighborhood Literacy Tutoring Exchange."  Campus Collaborative Grant ($6,995), 1999.

"Technology, Writing, and Culture in Secondary Science Instruction."  Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs Grant ($41,162), 1999.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Visiting Scholar, Saginaw Valley State University, 1999.

University Distinguished Scholar Award, Ohio State University, 1998.

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 1998.

The 1997 Holder Memorial Lecture. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Spring 1997.

The Ohio Board of Regents Early English Composition Assessment Program ($31,000), 1996-97. 

YWCA Ohio Women of Achievement Award, 1996.

University Distinguished Lecturer, University of Alberta, March 1996.

Conference on College Composition and Communication Exemplar Award, 1994.

The Hagy Lecture. University of Waterloo, 1993.

Harry Jack Gray Distinguished Visitor in Humanities, University of Hartford, 1993.

Bellagio Study and Conference Center Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation, March 1993.

The Ohio Board of Regents Early English Composition Assessment Program ($121,000), 1992-96.

Lillian and Morrie A. Moss Chair of Excellence, Department of English, Memphis State University, Winter, 1992.

Official Recognition by the State of Ohio, Office of the Governor, for Outstanding Achievement as a 1990 OhioProgram Excellence Award Recipient, 1991.

Undergraduate Student Council Distinguished Teaching Citation, 1989, 1991.

The Ohio Board of Regents Excellence in Higher Education Academic Challenge Award, 1989-95 for The Ohio State University Graduate Rhetoric and Composition Program ($745,726).

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Department of English, University of Washington, Spring, 1990.

The Ohio Board of Regents 1990 Program Excellence Award for the Ohio State University Undergraduate Rhetoric and Composition Program ($148,631).

Conference on College Composition and Communication Leadership Award, 1989.

Modern Language Association Mina Shaughnessy Award (1985) for best book on the teaching of language and literature.

Fund for the Improvement for Post Secondary Education Mina Shaughnessy Scholar, 1984-85 to study collaborative writing; with Lisa Ede ($40,000).

Richard Braddock Award, 1984, for best article published in College Composition and Communication.

Ohio Humanities Council Award for the Right to Literacy Project ($5,000).

Six University of British Columbia Humanities and Social Studies Grants to pursue research in the history of rhetoric ($6,000).


Andrea Williams. "The Rhetoric of Corporate Communication: A Case Study of an Employee
Communication Program." 2002. The Ohio State University.

Melissa Goldthwaite. "Writing and Reading Selves in Context: Rhetorical Functions of the Personal Essay in Composition Studies." 2001. The Ohio State University

Foster, Paula. "Hidden Transcripts of Literate Resistance: Employee Communications in a Software Corporation." 2000. The Ohio State University.

West, Susan. "From Owning to Owning Up: Authorial Rights and Rhetorical Responsibilities." 1997. The Ohio State University. (Currently Senior Researcher and Writer, The Harwood Institute, Washington D.C. and Louisville, KY.)

Barnett, Timothy. "Communities in Conflict: Composition, Racial Discourse, and the 60s Revolution." 1997. (Now Assistant Professor of English at Northeastern Illinois University.)

Wright, Melinda. "Basic Writing Pedagogies in Context: A Multi-Dimensional History." 1996. (Now Director of the Writing Workshop, The Ohio State University.)

Kates, Susan. "Dramatic Sites: Rhetoric and the Marginalized Student 1884-1937." 1995. (Now Associate Professor of English, University of Oklahoma.)

Ables, Kimberly Town. "Reconsidering Writing Across the Curriculum: Language as a Contested Site in the Discipline of Dance." 1994. (Now Director of the Writing Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.)

Dorman, Peter. "Theory and Practice: An Examination of College Composition I in the Virginia Community College System." 1994. (Now Professor of English, Central Virginia Community College.)

Goodburn, Amy. "Critical Composition Pedagogies and the Question of Authority." 1994. (Now Associate Professor of English, University of Nebraska.) 

Leverenz, Carrie. "Student Readers Reading in the Composition Classroom: Sites of Resistance and Negotiation." 1994. (Now Associate Professor of English, Texas Christian University.) 

Campbell, Kermit. "The Rhetoric of Black English Vernacular: A Study of the Oral and Written Discourse Practices of African American Male College Students." 1993. (Now Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University.) 

LeCourt, Donna. "The Self in Motion: The Status of the (Student) Subject in Composition Studies." 1993. (Now Associate Professor of English, Colorado State University.)

Mejia, Jaime. "Transformations in Rolando Hinojosa's Klail City of Death Trip Series." 1993. (Now Associate Professor of English, Southwest Texas State University.) 

Dietrich, Carole. "The Articulation, Production, and Validation of Worth in Student Writing." 1993. (Now Professor of English and Dean of Humanities, DeVry Institute of Technology.)

Belanger, Kelly. "Contextualizing Collaboration: Portraits of Writing Groups in Computer-Supported Classes." 1992. (Now Associate Professor of English, University of Wyoming.) 

Graves, Heather. "The Rhetoric of Physics: An Ethnography of the Research and Writing Processes in a Physics Laboratory." 1992. (Now Associate Professor of English, DePaul University.) 

Kelvin, Patricia. "Classical Rhetoric and Contemporary Composition at Work: A Study of Editorial Writers." 1992. (Now Assistant Professor of English, Youngstown State University.)

Papper, Carole. "Collaboration and Conflict: The Personality of Writing Groups." 1992. (Now Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing, Ball State University.)

Graves, Roger. "Writing Instruction in Canadian Universities." 1991. (Now Associate Professor of English, DePaul University.)

Mountford, Roxanne. "The Feminization of the Ars Praedicandi." 1991. (Now Assistant Professor of English, University of Arizona.)

Yagelski, Robert. "The Dynamics of Context: A Study of the Role of Context in Composing Processes of Student Writers." 1991. (Now Associate Professor of English, State University of New York at Albany.)

Nelms, Gerald. "A Case History Approach to Composition Studies: Edward P. J. Corbett and Janet Emig." 1990. (Now Associate Professor of English, Southern Illinois University.)

Glenn, Cheryl. "Muted Voices From Antiquity Through the Renaissance: Locating Women in the RhetoricalTradition." 1989. (Now Associate Professor of English, Penn State University.) 

Ratcliffe, Krista. "Words of One's Own: Toward a Rhetoric of Feminism in Selected Essays of Virginia Woolfand Adrienne Rich." 1988. (Now Associate Professor of English, Marquette University. )

Sullivan, Patricia. "From Student to Scholar: A Contextual Study of Graduate Student Writing in English." 1988. (Now Associate Professor of English, University of New Hampshire.) 

Segal, Judy. "The Rhetoric of Medical Discourse." 1986. (Now Associate Professor of English, University of British Columbia.)


“Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing.” University of Florida, May 15, 2007.

“The Stanford Study of Writing, Take 4.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 24, 2007.

“Women Working Together: A Collaborative Conversation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 5, 2007.

“Rhetoric and the University.” University of Arkansas, February 2, 2007.

"Lifting As We Climb." Commencement Address, Bread Loaf Graduate School of English, August 12, 2006.

"Creating Communities of Writers." Keynote address, Oregon State University, April 29, 2006.

"Current Research on Writing." Texas Christian University, April 17, 2006.

"Longitudinal Studies: Tales from the Field." Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 23, 2006.

"Rhetoric, Democracy, and Student Learning." Honorary Degree Address, University of Orebro, Sweden, February 4, 2006.

"Performing Writing: Lessons from the Stanford Study of Writing." University of California, Irvine, October 31, 2005.

"Teaching about Language Wars." Averitt Presidential Lectures, Georgia Southern U, October 20, 2005.

"Writing, Technology, and Change." Averitt Presidential Lectures, Georgia Southern U, October 20, 2005.

"Learning from Students: the Stanford Study of Writing." Averitt Presidential Lectures, Georgia Southern U, October 21, 2005.

"Women and War." Fifth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, October 6, 2005.

"What's "New" in the New Rhetoric?" Keynote address, University of Sydney, September 2, 2005.

"Current Issues in Writing Instruction, USA Style." University of Wollongong, Australia, August 25, 2005.

"Writing, Technology, and the Fifth Canon." Keynote address, 2005 Computers and Writing Conference, Stanford University, June 17, 2005.

"Observations from the Stanford study of Writing's Fourth Year." Featured Presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 18, 2005.

"Lessons from the Stanford Study of Writing." Keynote address, University of California, Santa Barbara Conference on Research, February 5, 2005.

"Rethinking Rhetorical Traditions." Keynote address, University of Memphis, January 28, 2005.

"What I Learned at School: Improving Writing Across the Disciplines" University of California, Davis, November 1, 2004.

"Issues in College Writing Instruction Today." University of New Orleans, September 1, 2004.

"Developing a Major Writing Program." University of Denver, August 9, 2004.

"Women against War." International Conference on Rhetoric and Democracy, Cape Town, South Africa, June 8, 2004.

"The War Rhetoric of George W. Bush." University of Orebro public lecture, May 27, 2004.

"Notes on Language Wars, USA." Uppsala University, May 18, 2004.

"Teaching Writing in the 21st Century." University of Kentucky, April 15, 2004.

"What Maggers Who Writes? Two Case Studies from the Stanford Study of Writing, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 26, 2004.

"Writing for the 21st Century." International Literacy Association, Greenville, SC March 22, 2004.

"To Act, To Do, To Perform, To Write: Reflections on the Culture of Writing at Stanford." Northern California Writing Center Association Conference, March 6, 2004.

"Changing Media, Changing Literacies, Changing Writing." National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Conference, February 21, 2004.

"Writing for Your Life." St. Joseph's University, February 20, 2004.

"Ethics and Writing." Michigan State University, February 5, 2004.

"Writing and Learning throughout College." Series of lectures and seminars, CIDE University, Mexico City, January 22-25, 2004.

"Ethics and Writing." Keynote address, Conference on Ethics and Writing. New Haven, Connecticut, November 15, 2003.

"The Ethics of Writing Instruction." University of Nevada, November 7, 2003.

"All the Available Means of Persuasion for Feminists." Keynote address, 4th biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Columbus, Ohio, October 23, 2003.

"Whose Text Is It Anyway? Intellectual Property, Collaboration, and Authorship." St. Mary's University, St. Mary's, Maryland, April 14, 2003.

"Perspectives on Writing from the Stanford study of Writing." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, March 22, 2003.

"Ethnocentrism and Writing in the USA." Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, March 19, 2003.

"Creating Communities of Writers." NEH Literature, Crisis, and Community Series. Virginia Commonwealth University, February 14, 2003.

"Access and Excellence: Working for Inclusion in Higher Education." Modern Language Association, New York, December 29, 2002.

"Undergradute Curricular Reform." Consortium of Virginia Colleges and Universities, December 5, 2002.

"The Writing Curriculum at Stanford." University of California, Davis, November 1, 2002.

"Writing and Learning in the 21st Century." University of Michigan, October 25, 2002.

"Institutional Constructs and Public Memory." Rhetoric Society of America, May 24, 2002.

"The Importance of Writing to Learning." St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, April 9, 2002.

"Transnational Goals and Practices of Composition." Converence on College Composition and Communication, March 24, 2002.

"Fair Use, WAC, and Scholarly Publishing." Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Rice University, March 8, 2002.

"The Rhetoric of Gesture." Stanford University. January 31, 2002.

"Teaching Collaboratively." University of Colorado, January 26, 2002.

"Feminisms and the Politics of Style." 2001 Feminism and Rhetoric Conference, Millikin U, October 19, 2001.

"Collaboration, Coauthorship, and Moderity." Modernist Studies Association Meeting, Rice U, October 14, 2001.

"Collaboration as a Human Activity." Keynote address, WPA/WAC conference, University of Santa Barbara, October 6, 2001.

"Crimes of Reading: History, Theory, Method." International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Warsaw, Poland, July 26, 2001.

"Feminism and Rhetoric: Possible Alliances." Keynote address for Female Speech: The Rhetoric of Femininity. Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, July 23, 2001.

"Material Practices and Writing Across the Curriculum." National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, U Indiana, June 2, 2001.

"Some Thoughts on Human-Computer Collaborations." Human Computer Interaction Seminar, Stanford U, May 11, 2001.

"Technologies of Style." American Education Research Association. Seattle, WA, April 11, 2001.

"The Ongoing Politics of Composition." Duke University, April 6, 2001.

"Rhetoric and Composition in the United States: International Perspectives." Keynote address, Teaching Writing in Higher Education. University of Warwick, March 26, 2001.

"The Politics of Style and 'Alternative' Discourse." Confernce on College Composition and Communication. Denver, Colorado, March 15, 2001.

"Writing in Style." NCTE Research Forum Conference. U California at Berkeley. February 10, 2001

"Writing On and Off Line in the 21st Century." Keynote address with Lisa Ede, Spilman Symposium. Virginia Military Institute, October 14, 2000.

"Re-thinking the Third Canon: Style for the 21st Century."  Keynote address, Rewriting Literacies: Changing Communities, Shifting Discourses in the Twenty-first Century.  Texas A&M University, October 22, 1999.

"Rhetorical Disposition:  New Notes for a Politics (and Ethics) of Location.  Plenary address, Second Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference.  University of Minnesota, October 9, 1999.

"Literacy in the 21st Century."  Dow Visiting Scholar Lecture, Saginaw Valley State University, September 12, 1999.

"Responding to Student Writing" and "Using Collaboration Effectively in Your Classes."  Seminars for Davidson College, August 19, 1999.

"Crimes of Writing in Contemporary Discursive Practice."  International Society for the History of Rhetoric.  Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 15, 1999.

Ownership and Student Writing in the Disciplines."  Featured speaker, Writing Across the Curriculum Conference.  Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  4 June 1999. 

"Writing Your Life!"  Keynote address, Bring a Daughter to Work Day, Ohio State University, 11 April 1999. 

"Feminism and Rhetoric: Possible Alliances," Distinguished Rhetorician Lecture, Texas Women's University, 13 April 1999. 

"Feminism and Politics of Ownership," The Lorraine Sherley Lecture, Texas Christian University, 12 April 1999. 

"The Education of PhDs, the Job Market, and the Teaching of Writing," Invited Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, 7 April 1999. 

"Crimes of Writing and Refiguring 'Proper' Discursive Practice:  Kathy Acker and Anna Deveare Smith," Conference on College Composition and Communication, 26 March 1999. 

"Writing: A Tool for Critical Thinking Acorss Disciplines."  Invited Lecture, Northeastern University, 24 February 1999. 

"The Ethics of Ownership in Writing Research," Keynote address, Transcending Boundaries in English Studies, University of Arizona, 13 February 1999. 

"Strategies for Teaching Argument at the Undergraduate Level," Invited lecture, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 17 January 1999. 

"Collaborating in Writing Across the Curriculum," Invited lecture, Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan, 22 January 1999. 

"Copyright and the Politics of Student Writing," Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 29 December 1998. 

"The 'Material' of Student Writing," Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 27 December 1998. 

"Analyzing the Discourse of a Discipline," Invited lecture, Florida State University, 13 November 1998. 

"Writing to Learn and Learning to Write in the Context of Law School," Invited lecture, University of Denver Law School, 30 October 1998. 

"Collaborating Successfully in the Writing Classroom," Fairmont State College, 26 October, 1998. 

"Re-valuing Work," Invited lecture, Chabot College, Hayward, CA, 13 August 1998. 

"The History of Feminist Rhetorics and Writing Practices: Report from a Three-Campus Seminar," RhetoricSociety of America, 5 June 1998.

"Current Research in Writing," Southern Connecticut State University, 29 April 1998.

"Writing and the Law," Washington College of Law, American University, 21 April 1998.

"New Challenges to Collaborative Writing." University of California, Berkeley, 2 March 1998.

"Rhetoric and the (Textual) Politics of Ownership," Stanford University, 5 March 1998.

"The Future(s) of Writing Centers, Keynote address, California Writing Centers Association Conference, College of Notre Dame, 6 March 1998.

"Writing to Learn in all Disciplines." Oregon State University, 19 February 1998.

"Why Undergraduates and their Teachers Should Join the Debate over Intellectual Property." University of PugetSound, 13 February 1998.

"A Remedial Morality Tale: Remediation Evaluated." Modern Language Association. Toronto, Canada. December, 1997.

"Putting Error in its Place(s)." Spilman Symposium on Issues in Teaching Writing. Virginia Military Institute. November 15, 1997.

"Current Issues for Feminism and Rhetoric." A Colloquium on Women in the History of Rhetoric. The Ohio State University. November 7, 1997.

"Rhetoric, Feminism, and the Politics of Ownership." Plenary Address. Conference on Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s): From Boundaries to Borderlands. Oregon State University. August 30, 1997. 

"Contemporary Issues in the Teaching of Writing." Lecture/workshop. University of Kansas. July 14-16, 1997 

"Writing the Road to Success." Huntington Women Business Owners Anniversary Celebration. Columbus, OH. May 19, 1997.

"Feminism, Women, and the Rhetorical Tradition." Holder Memorial Lecture. Nebraska Wesleyan University. April 18, 1997.

"Women and Community." Women's History Month Lecture. Capital University. Columbus, OH. March 24,1997.

"Beyond 'Authorship': Cultures of Writing in a Postmodern Digital Age." Conference on College Compositionand Communication. Phoenix, AZ. March 12, 1997.

"Living With/In Binaries." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Phoenix, AZ. March 12,1997.

"Cultures of Writing and the Future of English Studies." Society for Critical Exchange Conference: Cultures of Writing. Case Western Reserve University. February 28, 1997.

"Reimagining Academic Work: Rhetoric and Composition in a New Century." Modern Language Association. Washington, DC. December 1996.

"Frontiers and Challenges: Then and Now." Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition. Louisville, KY. October 1996.

"The Meaning of Work(s)." Ohio State University Graduate Student Colloquium. Columbus, OH. October 1996.

"Reinventing Work: Commodification and the WPA." Council of Writing Program Administrators. Oxford,OH. August 1996.

Ohio State University Second Annual "Take a Daughter to Work Day." Introduce Keynote Speaker. April 1996.

"Feminism and the Politics of Ownership." Conference on Gender and Communication. Columbus and Granville, Ohio. April 1996.

"Collaboration, Research, and Teaching." University of Alberta. Edmonton, Canada. March 1996.


MLA Deleate Assembly Nominating Committee 2005-06.

Editor, NCTE/LEA Research on Writing and Literacy Series. Lawrence Earlbaum Press, 2002 -2005

Alliance of Rhetoric Societies Internationl Conference, Co-chair. 2002-03.

Council of Writing Program Administrators, Taskforce on Plagiarism, 2001-02.

MLA Nominating Committee, 2000-2002.

JSTOR Committee, MLA, 2000.

Editorial Board, National Council of Teachers of English, 1999 -.

Chair, MLA Committee on Amendments to the Constitution, 1998 -.

Board of Directors, The Society for Critical Exchange, 1999 -2002.

Modern Language Association Executive Council, 1994-97.

Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee, 1995-97.

Founder and Chair, CCCC Caucus on Intellectual Property, 1994-96.

President, Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, 1994-96.

Judge, Columbus Public Schools Writing Award. March, 1995.

National Advising Committee, Columbus City Schools Project on Standards.

Program on Creativity, Association of Faculty and Professional Women.

Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT. 1994-95.

Consultant, MLA-FIPSE English Program Curriculum Review Project, 1992-93. 

MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize Committee.

Program Committee, The Responsibilities of Literacy Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September, 1990.

Referee/Evaluator for National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institute of Education Grants, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and Fellowships for University Teachers, 1990-1995.

Executive Committee, National Council of Teachers of English, 1989-90.

Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1989-90.

Board of Directors, Rhetoric Society of America, 1987-90.

National Advisor, National Testing Network in Writing, 1984-90.

Associate Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1988-89.

Program Committee Member, MLA Future of Doctoral Studies Conference, 1987-88.

Co-chair, The Modern Language Association Right to Literacy Conference, 1988.

Project Director, Ohio Humanities Council Grant for The Right to Literacy Conference, 1988.

Assistant Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1987-88.

Chair, Modern Language Association, Division of the Teaching of Writing, 1987.

Member, Modern Language Association Commission on Writing and Literature. Final report completed, Fall 1987.

Modern Language Association representative, English Coalition, July 1987.

Consultant reader for College English, College Composition and Communication, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Rhetorica, Composition Studies, and Journal of Advanced Composition, 1987-present.

Editorial Board: Argumentation and Advocacy, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, English Quarterly, Journal of Basic Writing, Written Communication, Textual Studies in Canada, Focuses, and Writing on theEdge, 1987-present.

Publications Review Board, National Center for the Study of Writing, 1986-present.

Board of Directors, Center for the Study of Writing (California, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University), 1986-present.

Secretary/Treasurer, Canadian Society for the History of Rhetoric, 1984-86.

Chair, College Conference on Composition and Communication Bibliography Committee, 1984.

500+ speeches, lectures, workshops, and papers presented during the last ten years.

Consultant for writing programs and departmental reviews for many universities and colleges, ongoing.

Outside reviewer for Departments of English at University of Washington, University of North Carolina, Florida State University,University of Utah, University of Denver, University of California at Santa Barbara, Utah State University, University of Missouri, Emory University, Brigham Young University, University of Nebraska, University of Puget Sound, University of Colorado, Univesity of Victoria, and others--ongoing.

ACADEMIC SERVICE, Stanford University and College of H&S

Member, K-12 Initiative Committee, 2006-

Member, Academic Senate, 2004-2006.

Member, Committee on Committees, 2004-006.

Member, Committee on Academic Computing, 2004-06.

Member, Carnegie Teachers for a New Era Board, 2004 -

Member, H&S Curriculum Committee, 2003-05.

Member, Dinkelspiel, Gores, and Cuthbertson Awards Committee, 2003-05.

Chair, Feminist Studies Program, 2004-05.

Member, Modern Thought and Literature Steering Committee, 2001 -

Convenor, Rhetoric Reading Group, Humanities Center, 2002 -

Member, Green Library committee to develop SKIL (Stanford Knowledge Information Literacy tutorial, 2001 -

Faculty sponsor, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Program. 2001 -

Member, Search Committee for Senior Scholar in Reading, School of Education, 2002

Member, Search Committee for University Ombud, 2002

Member, Feminist Studies Organizing Committee, 2001 -

Member, Faculty Steering Committee for the Haas Center for Public Service, 2002-

Member, Commission on the Division of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, 2001

Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, 2000 -

Chair, Writing and Rhetoric Requirement Governance Board, 2001 -

Member, Area One Governance Board, 2000 -

Chair, Oral Communication Roundtable, 2001 -

Mentor, Haas Scholar Program, 2001-

Member, Committee for the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 2001-


Member, Writing Review Committee, 2000-2001

ACADEMIC SERVICE, Stanford Department of English

Vice-Chair, 2000 - 2005

Departmental Advisory Committee, 2000 -

Graduate Studies Committee, 2000 -

Graduate Admissions Committee, 2001 -

Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2000 -

Curriculum Committee, 2001 -

Academic Service, Ohio State University

University and College of Humanities Service

Chair, Search Committee for Women's Studies Chair, 1999 - 2000.

Executive Committee, College of Humanities, 1999 -2000.

Director, Center for the Study of the Teaching of Writing, 1997-present

Chair, College of Humanities Campus Campaign, 1997

Ad Hoc Committee on University Support for Research/Indirect Costs, 1996-97

Advisory Committee, Commitment to Success Program, 1996-97

Chair, Dean's Ad Hoc Committee on a Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, 1996-97 

Member, Dean's Ad Hoc Mathematics Review Committee, 1996-present

Chair, University Writing Board, 1995-present

Judge, the Seventh Annual Lantern Essay Contest, 1995

Evaluator, the Presidential-Medalist competition, 1995-present

Early English Composition Assessment Program, 1992-present

National Council of Ohio State University Women, Spring Celebration Speaker, April, 1995

Chair, Dean's ad hoc Committee on Departmental Status for Women's Studies, 1995

Nominating Committee, Ohio State University Faculty Club Board of Directors, 1995

Speaker, Orientation for new and returning university teaching associates, September, 1994

Member, University Writing Panel, 1993-present 

University Committee on Diversity, 1993-1995

Board of Directors, Ohio State University Press, 1992-96

Friends of the Library, Board of Directors, 1991-96

Presidential and Medalist Scholars Selection Committee, 1993

Kathryn Schoen Award Committee, 1993

Graduate School Distinguished Visiting Professor Selection Committee, 1991; Chair, 1992, 1993

College of Humanities Executive Council, 1992

Search Committee, Dean of the Mansfield Campus, 1992

Chair, President's Commission on Women, 1991-1993

Instructional Computing Advisory Committee, 1989-90; Chair, 1990-92

Council on Academic Excellence for Women, 1989-92

University Regents' Undergraduate Scholar Essay Awards Committee, 1990-91

Language, Culture, and Society Committee, 1989-91

Teaching for Black Student Retention, 1989-91

Faculty Forum on Teaching for The Center for Teaching Excellence, 1988-91

President, Association of Faculty and Professional Women, 1988-90

Faculty Adviser, The Sundial, undergraduate Journal, 1987-89

Multicultural Teaching Advisory Council, 1991-1993

Critical Difference for Women Council, 1990-1995

Writing Across the Curriculum series of seminars and workshops for many departments, colleges, and regionalcampuses, 1988-present

University Placement Advisory Committee, 1988-present

Liaison to Undergraduate Honors College, 1988-present

Coordinator, Regional Campus Writing Programs and Faculty, 1986-present

Department of English Service

Acting Chair, 1992

Affirmative Action Officer, 1992, 1994, 1995

New Personnel Committee, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992

Executive Council, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996-98

English Graduate Studies Committee, 1988-90

Undergraduate Mentoring Program, 1989-94

Vice Chair, 1988-97

Convenor, All But Dissertation Study Group, 1987-96

Chair, Rhetoric and Composition Committee, 1986-97

Chair, Reunion Committee, 1995-96

Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Senior Lecturers, 1996-97


American Society for the History of Rhetoric

Conference on College Composition and Communication

International Society for the History of Rhetoric

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English

Rhetoric Society of America

Society for Critical Exchange

Canadian Association for the Study of Literacy and Language