Composition and TESOL Faculty and Staff

  • Our program’s 10 faculty members are teacher-scholars in the true sense of the term. They teach introductory undergraduate as well as graduate courses. They publish books with presses whose titles are used in graduate programs across the country: Heinemann Boynton/Cook, Cambridge University Press, the National Council of Teachers of English, Hampton Press, TESOL Publications, and the University of Michigan Press, to name a few.

    Our faculty members’ articles have appeared in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, English Journal, English Teaching Forum, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Journal of Reading, The Language Teacher, PRE/TEXT, Research in the Teaching of English, TESOL Journal, TESOL Quarterly, and The Writing Instructor.

    Look for them at conferences such as the American Association of Applied Linguistics, the National Council of Teachers of English, the College Language Association, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Linguistics Society of America, the International Writing Centers Association, and the annual TESOL Convention.  

    Resa Crane Bizzaro

    Research Interests

    • Indigenous Rhetorics, Identity Rhetorics, Deaf Studies, Disability Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Composition Theory, Contemporary Literary Theory, Creative Writing.

    Publications Appearing in

    • College Composition and Communication
    • College English

    Honors

    • Chair of the CCCC American Indian Caucus
    • Cochair of Blankets for the Elders to benefit the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation
    • Featured speaker at the seventh Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, the Thomas R. Watson Conference, and CCCC

    Sharon Deckert

    Research Interests

    • Identity as it is co-constructed in interactions, issues of power and identity, identity and multilingual writing, research methodologies and designs including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods research.

    Publications Appearing in

    • Critical Inquiry in Language Studies
    • Sociolinguistic Studies
    • Journal of Language, Identity, and Education

    Honors

    • Director of Graduate Studies in Composition and TESOL

    Dana Driscoll

    Research Interests

    • Writing transfer, Writing Center Research and Administration, Research Methodology and Design (Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed Methods), Teaching Writing and Composition Pedagogy, Metacognition, Individual Learning Differences, Writing Program Administration, Writing Assessment.

    Publications Appearing in

    • Writing Center Journal
    • Composition Forum
    • Across the Disciplines
    • Teaching and Learning Inquiry
    • Journal of Teaching Writing

    Honors

    • 2012 article “Theory, lore, and more: An analysis of RAD research in the Writing Center Journal, 1980-2009” won the International Writing Center Association’s Outstanding Article award.

    David Hanauer

    Research Interests

    • Assessment, poetic ethnography, autoethnography, scientific studies of literature, creative writing, science education, graffiti, linguistic landscape research, research methodology and inquiry teaching.

    Publications Appearing in

    • TESOL Quarterly
    • Journal of Applied Linguistics
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Research in the Teaching of English
    • Poetics Today
    • Cognitive Linguistics
    • Teaching and Teacher Education

    Honors

    • Recipient of five-year grant from the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for research into relationships between literacy, science, biology, and microbiology

    Gian Pagnucci

    Research Interests

    • Composition, Narrative Inquiry, Comics Studies, Academic Leadership, Technology, Time Management, Technical Writing

    Publications Appearing in

    • Computers and Composition
    • Theory Into Practice
    • Works and Days
    • English Journal
    • New Growth Arts Review
    • Acorn

    Honors

    • Named IUP Distinguished University Professor in 2009
    • Recipient of the 2008 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, 19th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

    Gloria Park

    Research Interests

    • Language Teacher Identity, Critical Pedagogy, English Language Teaching and Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Narrative Inquiry, Teachers’ Narratives

    Publications Appearing in

    • ELT Journal
    •  International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research
    • TESOL Quarterly

    Honors

    • Recipient of more than $10,000 in grants from the University Senate Research Committee, Research Initiative Fund, and President’s Research Fund.

    Curt Porter

    Research Interests

    • Language Pedagogy, Language Teacher Education, Curriculum Theory, Critical Pedagogies, Cultural Studies

    Publications Appearing in

    • TESOL Quarterly
    • English Teaching: Practice & Critique

    Ben Rafoth

    Research Interests

    • Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Writing Centers, Research Methods

    Publications Appearing in

    • Journal of College Reading and Learning
    • Writing Program Administration
    • Journal of Teaching Writing
    • Research in the Teaching of English

    Honors

    • Ron Maxwell Award for Distinguished Leadership, International Writing Centers Association
    • Book of the Year Award with Shanti Bruce for ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors, International Writing Centers Association. Second edition published February 2009.

    Lilia Savova

    Research Interests

    • Teacher Education, Methodology, Second Language Teaching, Linguistics, Instructional Design, Technology

    Publications Appearing in

    • TESOL Journal

    Honors

    • Past chair for TESOL Teacher Education Interest Section; past president; Three Rivers TESOL; as well as past IUP MATESOL program coordinator

    Mary Stewart

    Research Interests

    • Collaborative and interactive learning, composition theory and pedagogy, online writing instruction, hybrid and online education, teaching with technology, digital and multiliteracies

    Publications Appearing in

    • Computers & Composition
    • International Journal of Game-Based Learning
    • IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal
    • Journal of Response to Writing
    • Computers and Composition Online

    Honors

    • Webinar co-chair, Global Society for Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE)
    • Recipient of the UC Davis School of Education Dissertation Year Fellowship
    • Recipient of multiple travel grants from the IUP University Senate, UC Davis Graduate Group in Education, and UC Davis University Writing Program

    Matthew Vetter

    Research Interests

    • Digital Rhetoric, Critical Literacy and Theory, Composition Theory and Pedagogy, Digital Humanities, Multimodal Composition, Creative Writing.

    Publications Appearing in

    • Computers and Composition Online
    • Research Library Issues
    • Composition Studies
    • Harlot
    • Digital Rhetoric Collaborative

    Honors

    • Section editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy