EDUCATION

Ph.D. English, Temple University

M.A. English, Temple University

B.A. English, The College of St. Elizabeth, New Jersey

BOOKS

One-Smoke Stories by Mary Austin, with a critical introduction by Noreen Groover Lape (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003).

West of the Border: The Multicultural Literature of the Western American Frontiers (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2000).  Winner of a Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book, 2002.

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

"Going Global, Becoming Translingual: The Development of a Multilingual Writing Center," Writing Lab Newsletter, 38.4 (2013).

"The Worth of the Writing Center: Numbers, Value, Culture, and the Rhetoric of Budget Proposals," Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 10.1 (2012).

“The Healing Power of Revision in Therapeutic Writing,” (with Kristin Taylor)  Wellness and Writing Connections, ed. John Evans (Washington: Idyll Arbor Press, 2009).

“Giving Voice to Tutors’ Really Useful Knowledge: A New Plan for Writing Center Podcasts.” Writing Lab Newsletter, 34.2 (2009).  Nominated for the IWCA 2009 Best Article Award.

"Training Tutors in Emotional Intelligence: Toward a Pedagogy of Empathy," Writing Lab Newsletter, 33.2 (2008).

“Trickster at Our Table: The Columbus State University Writing Center,” Southern Discourse 11.2 (2008).

The Frontier Origins of North American Realism: A Transnational Approach to Caroline Kirkland and Susanna Moodie,” Western American Literature 42.4 (2008).

“The Politics of Representation in Asian American Literary Criticism,” College Literature 29.4 (2002).

“’I would rather be with my people, but not to live with them as they live’: Cultural Liminality and Double Consciousness in Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims,” The American Indian Quarterly 22.3 (1998).

’There was a part for her in the Indian life’: Mary Austin, Regionalism, and the Problems of Appropriation,” Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing, eds. Sherrie A. Inness and Diana Royer (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1997).

Review of Jose David Saldivar's The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History, Journal of Modern Literature,1996.

“Eliza Lynn Linton” in Prose by Victorian Women: An Anthology, eds. Andrea Broomfield and Sally Mitchell (New York: Garland Publishing,1995). 

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS

"Going Global, Becoming Translingual: The Development of a Multilingual Writing Center," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2013.

"The Development of a Multilingual Writing Center: Negotiating Theory and Practice," Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, April 2012.

"Going International: The Development of a Multilingual Writing Center," Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.

"From College-Bound to Colonels: Training Tutors for Writing Center Outreach,” (co-presenter Emma Rodwin), National Conference of Peer Tutors in Writing, Miami, Florida, November 2011.

“Serving as an External Reviewer,” Small Liberal Arts College-Writing Program Administrators Conference, Denison College, Ohio, January 2011.                                            

“Circumnavigating the Globe: The Development of a Multilingual Writing Center at Dickinson College,” International Writing Center Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2010.

“Training Counselors to Use Writing as an Intervention in Therapy,” (with Ric Long) Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, 2010.

"Tutors as Transformative Leaders: The New Genre of Tutor- Centered Podcasts,” (with Brooke Cosby) National Conference of Peer Tutors in Writing, Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts, 2009.

“Training Counselors to Use Writing as an Intervention in Therapy,” (with Ric Long) Wellness and Writing Connections Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009.

“Building Emotional Intelligence in Tutors: Empathy, Vulnerability, and Deep Listening,” Poster Session at International Writing Center Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008.

“Wit by Margaret Edson: A Viewing and Discussion,” Wellness and Writing Connections Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008

“Reciprocity in the Writing Center: Undergraduate Peer Tutors as Transformative Learners,” Southeastern Writing Center Association, Savannah, Georgia, 2008

“Speaking the Silences in Me: Constructing Literacy and Teaching Narratives” (co-written with Kristin Taylor), Western Literature Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2007

“Service Learning and the Work of Peer Writing Consultants,” Southeastern Writing Center Association,  Nashville, Tennessee, 2007 

FACULTY AND TUTOR DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

In my faculty development work, I have facilitated the following workshops:

Preparing to Teach the First-Year Seminar

Teaching a Writing-Intensive Course

Tutoring in a Multilingual Writing Center

Responding to Student Writing

Prompting Writer Revision

Building an Effective Assignment Sequence

The Art of Creating Effective Assignments

Adapting Rubrics to Your Courses

Working with a Writing Associate: Helpful Tips and Best Practices

Reflective Writing in Service-Learning Courses

Crash Course for Foreign Language Writing Tutors

How Learning Works: Approaching Assessment through Teaching and Learning  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Understanding and Using Student Assessment Results, sponsored by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2014.

Becoming an Assessment Facilitator, sponsored by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2013

Summer Institute for Writing Center Directors, sponsored by the International Writing Center Association, 2007 

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH

Writing Program Consultant, Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania, 2012-2013

Workshop Facilitator, Messiah College, Pennsylvania, 2011

External Reviewer, Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, 2011

External Reviewer, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 2010