IUP Alumnus to Keynote Writing Center Conference in China

Posted on 12/5/2016 10:43:51 AM

Dr. Michele EodiceA distinguished IUP alumnus and well-known scholar in the field of composition and writing centers, Michele Eodice (PhD ’99) will be the keynote speaker at the Writing Centers Association of China Conference. The conference will be held at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, June 9–11, 2017.   

As the first writing center conference in China, the meeting will feature new approaches to writing center work from around the world along with current approaches in tutoring strategies and many other topics.

In 2008, Eodice returned to IUP to receive the Composition and TESOL Program’s Distinguished Alumni Award, in recognition for her many accomplishments to the writing center community in the U.S. and abroad. From 1998 to 2006, she served as the founding director of the writing center at the University of Kansas.

Eodice has participated in numerous collaborative projects, including the Writing Center Summer Institute with Ben Rafoth, IUP Distinguished University Professor and director of IUP’s Kathleen Jones White Writing Center. Together, they hosted the Institute in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, for 43 new writing center directors from around the world.

She also coauthored a book with IUP alumnus Kami Day (PhD ’99) titled (First Person)2: A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy. The book talks about collaboration theory and includes interviews with 10 successful academic collaborators of different disciplines.

Currently, she is in the process of writing another book, titled Making Writing Meaningful for Students: Lessons for Faculty from the Meaningful Writing Project. Eodice also directs the University of Oklahoma Writing Center and develops writing across campus initiatives at the University of Oklahoma.

She earned her doctoral degree from the English Department’s Composition and TESOL Summer Program. Her dissertation advisor was Donald McAndrew, now retired.

By Kane Rowland
Jones White Writing Center Communications Coordinator