PAUL M. ROGERS
George Mason University MS 3E4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
George Mason University
|Associate Professor of English||
|Assistant Professor of English||
|Senior Scholar, Center for Consciousness and Transformation||
|Associate Director and Director, Northern Virginia Writing Project||
June 2011-present August 2008-May 2011
University of California, Santa Barbara
|Teaching Assistant, School of Education||
March 2008-June 2008
|Teaching Associate, University Writing Program||
July 2006-June 2007
|Teaching Assistant, University Writing Program||
September 2003-June 2006
|Research Assistant, School of Education||
January 2004-June 2005
Brooks Institute of Photography
|Adjunct Faculty Member||
May 2005-March 2006
Humboldt State University
|Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English||
September 2002-May 2003
|Writing Tutor, University Writing Center||
Fall 2001-Spring 2002
|May 2008||Ph.D. Education University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Ph.D. Thesis: The Development of Writers and Writing Abilities (Chair: Charles Bazerman; Sheridan Blau, Susan McLeod, Andrea A. Lunsford)|
|2006||Master of Arts, EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara|
|2003||Master of Arts, English – Emphasis in Teaching Writing Humboldt State University|
|2000||Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication Humboldt State University|
|In Progress||Stanford Advanced Project Management Certification Stanford Center for Professional Development|
Janet Emig Award for Exemplary Scholarship (2009)
NCTE Conference on English Education (Co-recipient)
K. Patricia Cross Award for Future Leaders in Higher Education (2008)
Association of American Colleges and Universities
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
National Writing Project, Teacher Leadership Grant, June, 2012, [$20,000]
George Mason University, Grants to Support Writing Research Across Borders II Conference, August 2010. [$10,500}
National Writing Project, Local Sites Research Initiative Grant, March 2010. [$2,500]
Bazerman, C., Dean C., Early J., Lunsford, K., Null S., Rogers P. & Stansell A. (Eds.), (2012). International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, and Measures. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.<available online http://wac.colostate.edu/books/wrab2011/>
Zawacki, T. & Rogers, P.M (Eds.). (2011). Writing across the curriculum: A critical sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Bazerman, C., Krut, R., Lunsford K., McLeod S., Null, S., Rogers P. & Stansell A. (Eds.), (2010). Traditions of writing research. Oxford, UK: Routledge.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters & Journal Articles
Rogers, P.M. (in press). Crossing the borders of professional practice through initiative, interaction, and participation. In A. Davis & S. Webb (Eds.), Metamorphosis: The effects of professional development on graduate students. Southland, TX: Fountainhead Press.
Rogers, P.M., and Walling, O. (2011). Writing and knowledge making: Insights from an historical perspective. In Starke-Meyerring, D., Paré, A., Artemeva, N., Horne, M., & Yousoubova, L., (Eds.). Writing in knowledge societies. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse. 259-273.
Rogers, P.M. (2011). Evolving integration and differentiation in cognitive and socio-cultural-historical writing research. In V.W. Berninger (Ed.). Past, Present, and Future Contributions of Cognitive Writing Research to Cognitive Psychology. East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press. 585-590.
Zawacki, T. and Rogers, P.M. (2011). A history of inquiry: The resilience of writing across the curriculum. In T. Zawacki, & P.M. Rogers (Eds.),Writing across the curriculum: A critical sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 1-10.
Rogers, P.M., Whitney, A., Bright, A. Cabe, R., Dewar, T & Null, S. (2011). Rejoining the learning circle: When inservice providers conduct research. English Education 43(2). 171-192.
Rogers, P.M. (2010). The contributions of North American longitudinal studies of writing in higher education to our understanding of writing development. In C. Bazerman, R. Krut, K. Lunsford, S. McLeod, S. Null, P.M. Rogers and A. Stansell (Eds.), Traditions of Writing Research. Oxford, UK: Routledge. 365-377.
Rogers, P.M. (2010). Moving forward as a profession: The case for a code of ethics for K-12 teachers of English. English Leadership Quarterly 33(2). 4-10.
Whitney, A., Blau, S. Brown, A., Cabe, R. Dewar, T., Levin, J., Macias, R., & Rogers, P.M. (2008). Beyond strategies: Teacher practice, writing process, and the influence of inquiry. English Education 40(3). Winner of the 2009 Janet Emig Award. 201-230.
Whitney, A., Blau, S. Brown, A., Cabe, R. Dewar, T., Levin, J., Macias, R., & Rogers, P.M. (2009). Beyond strategies: Teacher practice, writing process, and the influence of inquiry. In M. Cappello & B. Moss (Eds.), Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education, (pp. 245-264). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. [Reprinted NCTE English Education article.]
Bazerman, C., and Rogers, P.M. (2008). Writing and secular knowledge outside modern European institutions. In C. Bazerman (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Writing. New York, NY: Erlbaum. 143-156.
Bazerman, C., and Rogers, P.M. (2008). Writing and secular knowledge within modern European institutions. In C. Bazerman (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Writing. New York, NY: Erlbaum. 157-175.
Rogers, P.M. (2006). Why genre? The problems and promise of genre for the K-12 language arts classroom. California English 11(3) 14-16.
Rogers, P. (2012). Professor Paul Rogers on How We Can Help Teachers Go From Good to Great. BeInkandescent Magazine. Available online: <http://www.beinkandescent.com/articles/1086/GMU+Paul+Rogers>.
Rogers, P. and Zepzov, V. A. (2011) An International Conference on the Study of Written Language. Psyhologicheskiy Zhurnal N6 Vol.32, Nov-Dec, PP 67-70. (Peer reviewed journal of Russian Psychology).
Rogers, P. M. (2011). The impact of international writing research on teachers of writing: Reports from the Writing Research Across Borders II conference. Journal of the Virginia Writing Project, 32(1). 8-14.
Rogers, P. M. (2008). The power of recommendation letters. POSTSCWRIP, 28(1). 8-9.
Rogers, P. M. (2008). Developing site capacities through program evaluation and research. National Writing Project. 1-4. Available online: <http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2765>. 1303 words.
Rogers, P.M. (2005). Review of Multiliteracies for a Digital Age by Stuart Selber. Issues in Writing 16(1) 94-99.
Rogers, P.M. (2004). Review of Picturing Texts by Lester Faigley, Diana George, Anna Palchik, and Cynthia Selfe. Kairos, 9.1. <http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/9.1/binder.html?reviews/rogers/index.htm> 1974 words.
Rogers, P.M. (Under contract). Responding to writers and writing: Approaches to practice and research. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press and Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse.
Rogers, P.M. (In revision for submission to CCC) Writing development and dialogic interaction: Results from the Stanford study of writing.
Rogers, P.M. (textbook in progress) Writing Social Change.
PRESENTATIONS (*indicates invited presentation)
“Writing in the New Media Landscape and Across the Curriculum: Results from the Stanford Study of Writing.” University of Bergen, Norway. May 12, 2010.*
“Using and Writing about Theory in an Empirical Research Paper or Master Thesis.” University of Bergen, Norway. May 10, 2010.*
“Writing in the New Media Landscape and Across the Curriculum: Results from the Stanford Study of Writing.” University of Oslo, Norway. May 7, 2010.* <http://www.uio.no/forskning/tverrfak/kis/aktuelt/arrangementer/2010/paul_rogers_5mai.html>
“College Writing: Development from the Student’s Point of View” European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction 10th International Conference of the Special Interest Group on Writing, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. September 20 -22, 2006.
“Textual Origins of the Knowledge Society: A View from the Modern Research University.” Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, York University, Toronto, Canada. May 28, 2006.
“The Promise of Social Innovation for Higher Education.” Ashoka U Influencer Convening. Washington D.C. July 27, 2012. (Panel Moderator)
“Social Entrepreneurship and Undergraduate Research.” Appalachian College Association-University of North Carolina Asheville, Faculty Institute on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC. June 25-29, 2012.* (Keynote).
“Dissertation Writing Across the Curriculum: Assumptions, Perceptions, and Practices of Dissertation Writers and their Supervisors.” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA. June 7-9, 2012.
“Social Entrepreneurship Education: Applying the Creative Imagination to Real-World Problems.” AAC&U Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 26, 2012
“Scaling up Youth Programs.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il. November 17 2011.*
“Academic and Extracurricular Writing in the Digital Communication Landscape.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA. April 8, 2011.
“Informal Peer Review and Learning to Write in Higher Education” Writing Research Across Borders II, Fairfax, VA. February, 19, 2011.
“Beyond Strategies: Inquiry-Oriented Professional Development.” Conference on English Education Awards Sessions. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. November 20, 2009.*
“From One Changemaker Campus to Another: Lessons Learned from George Mason.” Changemaker Campus Kick-off, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. September 18, 2009.
“The Ins & Outs of Campus Change.” Ashoka Changemaker Commencement, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC. April, 24, 2009.*
“Dialogic Interaction, Fine Tuning, and the Leading Edge of Writing Development”. Conference of College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA. March 12, 2009.
“‘What do we do with all this data?’: Coherence, Contradiction, and Cases in the Study of Writing Development.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA. April 3, 2008.
“Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation.” Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. January 24, 2008.*
“The Novels of Orhan Pamuk.” Asilomar 57, Pacific Grove, September 28-30, 2007. (Session Organizer).
“Enriching our Methodological Repertoire: Retrospective Interviews on Writing in Work and School.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, New York, NY. March 22, 2007.
“From Data to Findings: Coherence, Contradiction, and Cases in the Study of Writing Development”. Writing Research Across Borders. Santa Barbara, CA. Feb. 22, 2008.
“Moving Forward As a Profession: A Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics for K-12 Teachers of Language Arts.” California Association of Teachers of English 48th Annual Convention, Fresno, CA. Feb. 9, 2007.
“Moving Forward As a Profession: A Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics for K-12 Teachers of Language Arts.” National Council of Teachers of English, Nashville, Tennessee. Nov. 17, 2006.
“Popular Culture: Why Fight It? Use It!” Asilomar 56, Pacific Grove, CA. Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2006. (Chair).
“Negotiating Pedagogical Tensions in Genre Theory and Genre Practice.” American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. April 10, 2006. (Poster Presentation).
“Why Genre? The Problems and Promise of Genre Theory and Research.” Curriculum Study Commission Spring Asilomar Conference, Reaching Under Performing Student Writers: Theory & Research. Pacific Grove, CA. April 8, 2006.*
“College Curriculum and the Development of Writing Abilities: How, When, and What?” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL. March 24, 2006.
“Rights, Fights, and Sites: Composition Research Caught in the Middle of Intellectual Property Debates over Digital Resources.” Conference of College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL. March 24, 2006. (Chair).
“Textual Origins of the Knowledge Society.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Chicago, IL. March 22, 2006.
“Come on In! It’s not over your head: NWP Research in Action.” National Writing Project Annual Meeting Pittsburgh, PA. Nov. 17-19, 2005.*
“But That’s Not Writing: Science and Technology Students Writing Across the Curriculum.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA. March 17, 2005
“Retrospective Writing Histories: Student Writing Across the Curriculum at UCSB.” Writing Research in the Making, Santa Barbara, CA. February 7, 2005.
“The Many Dimensions of Writing Research.” University of California, Santa Barbara, Writing Research in the Making, February 6, 2005, (Chair: Opening plenary session delivered by Dr. Charles Bazerman).
“The Local Sites Research Initiative: An Opportunity to Get Answers to Your Questions.” Annual Meeting of the National Writing Project, NWP Research Forum, Indianapolis, IN. November 2004.*
“Researching Response to Strategic Communications: From Practice to Research.” 69th Annual Association of Business Communication Conference, Cambridge, MA. October 29, 2004.*
“From 1984 to 9/11: Complexity in the Classroom.” University of California, Irvine, Rethinking Post 9/11 Symposium, October 16, 2004.*
“The Literature Workshop: Teaching Difficult Texts and Their Readers.” Asilomar 54, Pacific Grove, CA. October 1-3, 2004. (Chair).
“East/West Tensions in Orhan Pamuk.” Asilomar 52, Pacific Grove, CA. September 27-30, 2002.
George Mason University
“You Can Change the World: Writing and Social Entrepreneurship” Mason Office of Diversity, STEP Program, Fairfax, VA. July 19th, 2012.*
“Communicating Strategically.” Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation Program, Fairfax, VA. June 20, 2012.*
“Three Knowledge Domains to Improve the Efficiency and Quality of Your Writing Processes.” Department of Instructional Technology, Fairfax, VA. May 10, 2012.*
“Professional Writing Workshop: Making Your Writing Easier to Read.” Department of Instructional Technology, Fairfax, VA. April 11, 2012.*
“The Intersections of Well-Being and Social Entrepreneurship.” Center for Consciousness and Transformation Brown Bag, Fairfax, VA. March 7, 2012.* http://vimeo.com/38239763
“Developing as a Professional Writer: A Strategic Approach.” Workshop for George Mason University Staff, Fairfax, VA. February 15, 2012.
“Capturing Moments of Learning: How We Learn, How We Facilitate Learning, and What We Need to Learn.” High School Writing Tutor Conference, Fairfax, VA. October 29, 2011.*
“Excellence in Written Communication: A Necessity for Success.” Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation Program, Fairfax, VA. June 23, 2011.*
“La Dolce Vita: Making the Most of Your Time in Italy.” George Mason University Men’s Basketball Team, August, 16, 2010.*
“Expectations for Reading and Writing in College” Robinson High School, December 15th 2009. (with Professor Debra Shutika).*
“Fanning the Flame: Student Leadership and Change Making at Mason.” Breaking Barriers; Building Bridges, Nov. 17, 2009. (Moderator).*
“Center for Consciousness and Transformation Faculty Brown Bag.” November, 2009. (Respondent).*
“Empowering Future Peacemakers in the Classroom and Beyond.” Women Entrepreneurs as Peacemakers, October 20, 2009. (Roundtable Discussion).*
“The Window of Opportunity: Strategic Communication and Leadership Effectiveness.” George Mason Leadership Institute, February, 28, 2009.*
University of California, Santa Barbara
“Experienced TA Panel.” Campus Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation, Office of TA Development, Sep. 25, 2007.*
“Grading Student Writing.” Two workshops for Campus Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation, Office of TA Development, Sep. 25, 2007.*
“Responding to Student Writing.” UCSB Writing Program TA Orientation, September 21, 2007.
“Coach or Judge? Responding to Student Writing.” Workshop for Religious Studies teaching assistants, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Nov. 3, 2006.*
“Grading Student Writing.” Workshop for campus wide teaching assistant orientation, Office of TA Development, Sep. 26, 2006.*
“College as Curriculum: Developing Writers at UCSB.” Graduate Research Symposium, April 1, 2005.
“Teaching Writing in the Sciences.” UCSB Writing Program TA Orientation, September 16, 2004.
“Teaching Audience: A Workshop Approach.” South Coast Writing Project, Summer Institute, July 27, 2004.
Humboldt State University
“Changing People’s Minds.” Redwood Writing Project, Young Writers Conference, Arcata, CA. March 2003.*
Guest Reviewer, Reading and Writing, 2013
Reviewer, English Education, 2011-present
Grant Reviewer, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, China 2011.
Guest Reviewer, Special Issue, Across the Disciplines, 2008.
Occasional Reviewer, California English, 2006-2007.
Guest Reviewer, Research in the Teaching of English, 2004.
REVIEWS OF BOOK MANUSCRIPTS
Patti Stock, Andrew Stock, and Trace Schillinger, Words in Play: Practicing Literacy in the Disciplines. [2013; final draft]
Michel Fayol, Denis Alamargot and Virginia Berninger, Translation of Thought to Written Text While Composing, Psychology Press. [2012; final draft].
Anonymous, Choices. New York: Pearson Longman. [2009; prospectus and sample chapters]
Anne Wysocki and Dennis Lynch, The DK Handbook. New York: Pearson Longman. [2008; chapters from final draft]
Anne Huff, Designing Research for Publication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. [2007; first draft and revised chapters]
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY COURSES TAUGHT
English 101, Composition [F08] [S09] [F09] [S11] [F11][F12]
This course aims to develop students knowledge and skills related to rhetoric, composition, critical thinking, reading, and writing, as well as knowledge of writing and research process(es). The course seeks to help students develop confidence in their own writing abilities through intensive practice in planning, drafting, revising, and editing expository essays of some length and complexity.
English 302H (Humanities) & B (Business) Advanced Composition [SS09] [SS09] [S10]
Intensive practice in writing and analyzing expository forms such as essay, article, proposal, and technical or scientific reports with emphasis on research related to student’s major field.
CHSS 310, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, [S11] [F11][F12] [F13]
Introduces students to the intellectual underpinnings of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership, social innovation, intrapreneurship, and social enterprise development. Students shape a entrepreneurial learning plan for their own professional development in line with their career aspirations.
English 489, Advanced Non-Fiction [F08]
A workshop course centered on giving participants intensive practice in advanced nonfiction writing, with a strong emphasis on writing for publication.
Independent Study Courses
English 360, Dante’s Divine Comedy in Translation [S10]
NCLC 365, Human Trafficking in the U.S. [S13]
English 502, Research Methods in Professional Writing and Rhetoric [S11] [S12] [S13]
Introduces theory, methods, and ethics of designing and conducting research in rhetoric and professional writing. The course emphasizes the critical importance of research design and gives students an overview and experience with a wide variety of research methods.
English 612, Cultures of Professional Writing [F13]
In this course, students explore the connections between writing and culture in a specific workplace setting. Students develop individual ethnographic projects that examine interactions among writing, writers, audiences, collaborations, technologies, hierarchies, or other aspects of workplace culture they wish to study.
English 615, Proseminar in Composition Instruction [F09] [F11][F12]
This course examines methods of teaching expository writing. It includes consideration of planning courses, practice in teaching and responding to student writing, and the study of recent developments in pedagogy, knowledge of human development, rhetoric, genre, writing process(es), and academic, technical, and professional writing.
English 697, Composition Theory [S09]
Acquaints participants with theory relating to writing and teaching composition. Focuses on explaining theories of participants, reading works of leading theorists, and developing collaborative projects and teaching statements that instantiate explicit theoretical positions.
English 699/Edu 600, Northern Virginia Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute [SS09] [SS10] [SS11] [S12] [S13]
Concentrated workshop in which participants examine the most pressing issues related to the teaching and learning of writing across the curriculum. Participants demonstrate and reflect on their own teaching practices and strategies, study current research and theory in English education, rhetoric, composition, linguistics, and psychology related to writing instruction. Participants also develop their own writing lives through extensive participation in writing workshops and writing response groups
English 722, Composition Programs and Pedagogies in Context [F13]
This course examines teaching writing in a variety of institutional contexts such as K-12, university programs, and/or government and workplace organizations. In addition to investigating differing constraints established by these various contexts, the course discusses issues that emerge from teaching in context: the role of the teacher in curriculum development, the working conditions of teachers, and the exigencies and politics of writing programs.
Center for Global Education Study Abroad
Semester in Florence [S10]
Extended introduction to Italian art, culture, history, politics and language.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Writing 50E, Writing and the Research Process for Engineers [SS07]
Writing 50, Writing and the Research Process [SSA06] [SSB06]
Writing 2E, Academic Writing for Engineers [S07] [W07] [W06]
Writing 2, Academic Writing Across the Curriculum [S04] [W04][F03]
Writing 1E, Approaches to Writing for Engineers [F07] [F06] [W05]
Brooks Institute of Photography
English 390, Writing for Publication [S06][W05]
English 280, Advanced Composition [S06][W05][F05]
English 184, English Composition [SS05][S05]
Humboldt State University
English 100, Composition [S03]
English 100, Composition/Science Foundations [F02]
WORKSHOPS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS (selected)
“Teaching Children to Write from the Start: Ability, Culture, Meaning and Mechanics.” Professional Development Day for Early Childhood Educators, Fairfax, VA. March 10, 2012.
“Reading, Writing, and Relevance.” Fairfax High School English Department Meeting, Fairfax, VA. November 29, 2011.
“Writing’s Role in College and Career Readiness.” Fairfax High School English Department Chairs Meeting, Lee High School. Springfield, VA. April 12, 2011.
“Scaling Up Youth Programs. National Writing Project, BlogTalk Radio. December 9, 2011. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nwp_radio/2011/12/09/scaling-up-youth-programs
“English Professor Rogers Pioneers College Entrepreneurship Program” College of Humanities and Social Sciences, September 13, 2011. http://chss.gmu.edu/articles/3211 & March 12, 2012 http://about.gmu.edu/mason-introduces-a-new-method/
“Mason Hosts International Writing Conference.” (January 25, 2011). The Mason Gazette, January 25, 2011. http://gazette.gmu.edu/articles/19199
“Navigating the Matrix: An Interview with Paul Rogers.” (December 22, 2009). The Mason Gazette, December 22, 2009. http://gazette.gmu.edu/articles/15543
“NVWP’s Future Director: Paul Rogers.” (2008) The Journal of the Northern Virginia Writing Project 29(1). 21-24. http://bit.ly/n4h0By
THESIS SUPERVISION George Mason University
Parker, Robin, The Discursive Re-Construction of American National Identity Post-9/11. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, in progress [committee chair].
Noland, Katelyn, Risk Communication: A Study of the Effects of Asymmetries in Public and Expert Risk Perception. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, in progress [committee chair]
Bae, Jongsung. Patent Applications: A Genre that Mediates Social Actions and the Ideological Goals of the American Society. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, in progress [committee chair].
Kalaskas, Anthony. Understanding the Scientific Lab Report at the College Level. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, in progress [committee chair].
Ro, Patricia. Rhetoric of Marginalization in Disaster Coverage. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. May 3, 2013. [committee member].
DeLaCruz, Lauren. The Rhetoric of Digital Activism: Expanding Social Movement Theory to Account for the Multimodalities of Digital Protest. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. April 27, 2012, [committee member].
Greer, Gregory. A Case Study for American English Editors: Japanese Forward-back Translation of the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) Job Satisfaction Measures. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. April 24, 2012, [committee member].
Dabrowski, Maria. Grammar in the Composition Classroom. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. December 7, 2010, [committee chair].
LaPaze, Rebecca. An Analysis of the U.S. Government’s Use of Web 2.0 Tools. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. December 6, 2010, [committee member].
Sbeih, Alison. Writing Processes and Tool Use. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. October, 1, 2010, [committee chair].
Soyars, Maureen. Facebook and the Transition from Rhetorical Situation to Rhetorical Ecologies. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. April 28, 2010, [committee member].
Pashaei, Fatima H. Unstable Situations: A Rhetorical Approach to Studying Blogs about Muslims. M.A. Thesis, Dept. of English, def. April 19, 2010, [committee member].
SERVICE TO THE FIELD
Corresponding Secretary, International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research June 2011-present
Member, Advancement of Knowledge Award Selection Committee, 2011-2013
Member, Conference of College Composition and Communication Research Committee, 2009-present.
Reviewer, National Writing Project, 2012 Review of National Writing Project Annual Site Reports, Austin, TX. March 2-5, 2012
Conference Co-Chair, Writing Research Across Borders II, George Mason University, February 2009-2011: Conference Dates February 17-20, 2011
Virginia Department of Education, College and Career Readiness Initiative, 2010
Director, Central California Council of Teachers of English, Curriculum Study Commission. January 2004-September 2008
Conference Chair, Asilomar 58 “Teachers at the Center”. Pacific Grove, CA. Sept. 26-28, 2008
Steering Committee Member, Writing Research Across Borders Conference, UC Santa Barbara, 2007-2008: Conference Dates February 22-24, 2008
Grand Jury Member, U.S. Professor of the Year Award. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. August 2008
SERVICE TO GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Students as Scholars QEP Leadership Council, August 2012 – present
Concentration Head, MAIS in Social Entrepreneurship, March 2012-present
Director, CHSS Entrepreneurship Minor, January 2012-present
Faculty Director, Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship, March 2011-present
Co-Organizer, 2012 Mason Entrepreneurship Conference, May 4, 2012.
CHSS Representative, Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, Spring 2011
Advisor, Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, Fall 2010-present
Member, College to Career Working Group, Fall 2010
Member, QEP Focus Group, Fall 2009
Member, College of Humanities and Social Science, College to Career Committee, Fall 2009
Member, QEP Planning Subcommittee, Spring 2009
Faculty Co-Lead George Mason AshokaU Changemaker Campus Team, 2008-present
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SERVICE
Graduate Committee, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Faculty and Outreach Committee, Spring 2011-Spring 2012
Writing Center Advisory Committee, Fall 2009
Member, Chair’s Advisory Committee, Fall and Spring 2008-2009; Fall 2009
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Planning and Budget, Spring 2009
American Association of Colleges and Universities
Conference on College Composition and Communication
International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research
National Council of Teachers of English
National Writing Project