Tereza Joy Kramer

Overview

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts
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Education

PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 2012.

Major: Rhetoric and Composition

First Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Second Minor: Creative Nonfiction

Dissertation: Student Ownership Is Worth the Risk: Service-Learning’s Potential as a Pedagogy for Teaching Writing

 

Master of Fine Arts. Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 2003.

Major: Creative Writing: Poetry

Thesis: Shelters

 

Master of Liberal Studies coursework, University of Southern Indiana, 1995 through 1998.

 

Bachelor of Science, cum laude. Ohio University, Athens. 1988.

Major: Honors Journalism.

Concentrations: Honors English Literature and Spanish

Professional Experience

Academic Positions

Saint Mary’s College of California, 2011~present, Director, Center for Writing Across the Curriculum

Central Washington University, 2005~2011, Director, University Writing Center

John A. Logan College, Illinois, 2002~2005, Instructor, English Department

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2000~2004, Graduate Teaching Assistant instructor of record for English, Linguistics, & Center for English as a Second Language; Writing Center Tutor 

University of Southern Indiana, 1997~1999, Instructor, Academic Skills, Writing 

Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, México, 1984~1985, Profesora, Centro de Lenguas Extranjeras

 

Journalism

Evansville Courier-Press, Indiana. 1993~2000, Assistant Metro Editor; Copy Editor for news & features; Staff Writer for metro news—Education, then Social Issues

Cocchiarella Design, Indiana. 1998~2000, Free-lance Marketing Writer & Editor

El Paso Herald-Post, Texas, 1987~1993, Acting Editorial Page Editor; Desk Editor for Weekender; Copy Editor for news; Staff Writer for news—County Government, City Hall, then Immigration, FBI, & other Federal agencies

Twin Plant News, business magazine, El Paso 1992~1993, Free-lance Editor

United Press International, Mexico City bureau for Mexico and Central America 1984~1987, Desk Editor; Staff Writer; Translator 

 

Selected Journalism Honors

Best Feature Series: Scripps Howard Newspapers, 1994

Best Editorial: El Paso Press Club, 1990

Best Personality Profile: Headliners Foundation of Texas, 1988

First Place, Feature Series: Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, 1988

Among UPI Mexico City reporters nominated for Pulitzer Prize for coverage of 1985 earthquake

 

Courses Taught

SMC January Term

Journey to Kathmandu: The Living Tradition of Himalayan Buddhism from Tibet to Nepal, Bhutan, and the West – co-taught with Larry Mermelstein

SMC English Department

English 3

Writing Adviser Training Workshop - community engagement

Writing Across the Curriculum & Composition Pedagogy (grad)

WAC & One-on-One Pedagogy (grad)  

CWU English Department

Developmental Composition

Composition II

Introduction to Creative Writing

Technical Writing – online

Writing Center Theory & Practice

Writing Center Practicum

Academic Service-Learning Internship

CWU Communication Department

Copy Editing – on campus & online

Logan College English Department

Composition I

SIUC English Department 

Composition I

Composition II

Introduction to Creative Writing

Intermediate Technical Writing

SIUC Linguistics Department 

Composition for Speakers of Other Languages 

SIUC Center for English as a Second Language

Grammar 4 

Newsletter  

Discussion (for engineering students from Chonbuk National University, Korea)

Research Writing (for grad business students from Vienna City College, Austria)

USI Academic Skills Department

Developmental Composition

Centro de Lenguas Extranjeras, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México

Advanced English Language and Conversation 

Service

At Saint Mary's College of California:

Created and helped lead Writing In the Disciplines Faculty Retreats with Bill Macauley, 2013 & 2014

Created and lead WID Faculty Development Roundtables, 2013~present

Created and chair the Writing Across the Curriculum Advisory Board, 2011~present

Habits of Mind Working Group member, 2011~present

Collegiate Seminar Governing Board member, 2011~2014

 

At Central Washington University:

University Assessment Committee member, 2005~2011.

Center for Latino and Latin American Studies Advisory Board member, 2005~2011. 

Writing Across the Curriculum Task Force member, 2009.

 

Service in the Field

National Liaison, Northern California-Nevada Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Affiliate, 2017-2018; President, 2016-2017; Vice President, 2015-2016.

Conference Hosting Committee, CWPA National Conference, in Sacramento, 2018.

Board Member, International Writing Centers Association (IWCA): Regional Representative for the Northern California Writing Centers Association (NCWCA), 2014-present, & for the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association (PNWCA), 2007-2010.

Board Member, NCWCA, 2013-present. Treasurer, 2014-2017.IWCA Outstanding Book Award Selection Committee, 2018

The Writing Center Journal Editors Selection Committee, 2016.

Proposal reviewer: International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, 2016; IWCA Conference, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Host & Site Chair, PNWCA Conference, 2009; Program Chair, 2008.

Vice President, PNWCA, 2008-2010. Board member, 2006-2008.

Planning Committee and Scholarship Subcommittee Member for the Joint Conference of the IWCA & National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2005.

Presentations

Conference Workshops & Papers on Writing Across the Curriculum

“Virtuous Writing Circles: Collaborative Curricular Development from the WAC program to the WID STEM Classroom & back again,” collaborative panel with 3 other faculty, Conference on College Composition and Communication, in Portland, OR, 2017.

“Research-based innovations in training facilitators to guide weekly writing groups for WID courses,” collaborative panel with another SMC faculty and librarian. Council of Writing Program Administrators, in Raleigh, NC, 2016.

“Impacting student writing in a STEM course through WID enhancements and facilitated small-group workshops,” collaborative panel with 3 other SMC faculty. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2016.

“WPAs in Transition: Sustainability and/of the Administrator,” collaborative panel with WPAs of three other institutions. Council of Writing Program Administrators, in Boise, 2015. 

“Flying Solo: The Challenges and Opportunities of the Lone Compositionist.” collaborative panel with WPAs of three other institutions. Council of Writing Program Administrators, in Boise, 2015. 

 “Extreme Makeover Writing Center Edition: Reinventing Selves and Programs in Response to Challenges Across the Curriculum,” roundtable with a director from another other institution, during the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, in Savannah, Georgia. 2012.

 

Conference Workshops & Papers on Writing Centers

“Mind the Gap: Prioritizing Mental Health and Creativity through Mindfulness in the Writing Center” collaborative workshop with 4 students, Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference, in Santa Clara, 2018.

“How Does Post-Outlining Help Ensure that 1-1 Session Discussions Are Readerly?” presentation during Ideas Exchange, the International Writing Centers Association, in Chicago, 2017.

 “Pedagogy from the leading edge of writing center practice: transferring minimalist 1-to-1 strategies to facilitated group settings,” collaborative panel, the International Writing Centers Association, in Denver, 2016.

“Charting Our Evolution: From Directing the Writing Center to Leading the Campus,” collaborative panel, the International Writing Centers Association, to be held in Pittsburgh, 2015.

“ ‘If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them’: Collaborative Leadership and Empowerment in the Writing Center,” panel with three SMC students and a faculty member, plus mentoring another 13 students presenting panels. Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference, in Fresno, 2015.

 “Creatively Directing: Balancing Identities as Creative Writers Who Direct Writing Centers.” poster session, collaborative presentation with directors from four other institutions. Additionally, mentored 5 students and two faculty presenting panels. The Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, in Orlando, 2014. 

“Assessing the impact of Writing In the Disciplines (WID) courses and facilitated Writing Circles on students’ growth as writers within their disciplines,” works in progress session. The Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, in Orlando, 2014. 

“Stop, Collaborate, and Listen to Each Other: Guiding Students to Experience the Power of Small-group Writing Circles,” collaborative workshop with three students. Additionally, mentored 11 other students presenting panels. Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference, in Sonoma. 2014.

“Librarians and Writing Advisers Merge Intentions, Information, and Identities: New Collaborations Based Upon Research and Analysis of How Students Integrate Sources.” International Writing Centers Association Conference, in San Diego. Additionally, mentored four graduate students and a lecturer who also presented, and invited two SMC librarians to present collaboratively. 2012.

 “Riding the Waves of Collaboration: Promoting Change through Interdisciplinary Initiatives,”  roundtable with writing center directors from two other institutions, during the Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, in Baltimore. 2010.

“Development on a Dime: Creating Micro-Regional Development Opportunities for Directors and Tutors,” among facilitators of a half-day workshop for the Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, in Baltimore. 2010.

“The Butterfly Effect: The Power of Community and Collaboration in the Writing Center and Beyond,” collaborative paper presented to the Conference of the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association, in Monmouth, Oregon. Additionally, mentored 11 student Writing Consultants who also presented, and led a contingent of representatives of our writing center and three other CWU departments. 2010.

“Dividing Digital Distance: Bridging the Gaps using Screen-Sharing and Real Time Web Technologies,” presentation, collaboratively with two student Writing Consultants, during the Conference of the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators, hosted by CWU, in Ellensburg. 2010.

“Mapping Routes to Writing Center/Community Partnerships,” among facilitators of a daylong workshop for the Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, in Las Vegas. 2008.

 “Writing Beyond the Curriculum,” collaborative presentation for the Conference of the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association, in Everett, Washington. 2008.

“Meeting at the Intersection: Writing Centers and Service-Learning,” collaborative paper presented to the Conference of the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association, in Bellingham, Washington. 2007.

“Writing Centers as Sites of Service-Learning,” organized, chaired, and presented a panel at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, in New York. 2007.

“Writing Centers Through the Lens of Service-Learning,” research presented during the Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, in Chicago. 2006.

“Accountability in Collaboration Beyond the Center’s Walls,” paper presented to the Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, in Minneapolis. 2005.

“Outreaching to Other Disciplines: Navigating Among Discourses, Faith, and Ethos,” paper presented to the Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 2004. 

“Treating ESL Writers with Respect: Reflective Tutoring Makes True Peers,” paper presented to the Conference on College Composition and Communication, in San Antonio, Texas. 2004. 

“Reality or Stereotype: Should We Treat ESL Writers Any Differently?” paper presented to the Joint Conference of the International Writing Centers Association and National Conference on Peer Tutoring, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 2003. 

 

Conference Workshops & Papers on Service-Learning

“Implementing Service-Learning Pedagogy: Strategies and Challenges,” collaborative panel, Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Blacksburg, Va. 2014. 

 “Service Learning, Community Literacy, and Civic Engagement,” co-facilitated a half-day workshop at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, in New York. 2007. 

Special Interest Group on Service-Learning, roundtable participant, Conference on College Composition and Communication, in Chicago. 2006.

“Ownership: Is it the Institution’s Project or the Student’s Learning?” paper presented to the Conference on College Composition and Communication, in San Francisco. 2005. 

“Service-Learning and Ownership,” presented during the Research Network Forum, Conference on College Composition and Communication, in San Francisco. 2005.

“Resistance to Service-Learning: ‘So what does this have to do with writing?’ ” paper presented to the Allerton English Articulation Conference, in Allerton, Illinois. 2003.

 

Publications

Academic Scholarship 

“Integrating Approach and Ethos: Creating a Writing Center/WAC Program through Collaborative Leadership.” WPAs in Transition. Lead author of chapter; co-authored with 3 SMC student leaders (now alums): Jaq Davis, Holland Enke, and Reyna Olegario. Utah State UP, 2018.

“Writing Centers and Service-Learning.” The Writing Center Journal Community Blog. Invited author for national monthlong blog; co-authored with alum Jaq Davis. September 2016.

“‘Writing Circles’: Combining Peer Review, Commitment, and Gentle Guidance.” WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 40.7-8 (March/April 2016): 20-27.

“Uncertain Wanderings: Allowing Students to Lead, Fail, and Grow Within Service-Learning.” Writing On The Edge. 24.2 (Spring 2014): 59-74.

“Accountability and Real-Time Partnering: Successful Collaboration Beyond the Center’s Walls” with Jane Cogie (lead author), Dawn Janke, and Chad Simpson, chapter in Marginal Words, Marginal Work? Tutoring the Academy in the Work of Writing Centers. Eds. William J. Macauley Jr. and Nicholas Mauriello. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press series on Composition and Literacy, 2007. Book won the 2007 IWCA Outstanding Scholarship Award.

“Outreaching to Other Disciplines: Navigating Among Discourses, Faith, and Ethos.” The Midwest Writing Centers Association. Web. November 2004. 

Book review of Deborah Cummins’ “Beyond the Reach.” Crab Orchard Review. 9.1 (Winter/Spring 2004): 233-235.
 

Poetry Collection: 

Bodylines, chapbook. Georgetown, Ky.: Finishing Line Press, expected 2016. 

 

Poems: 

         “Where Does Light Go.” The Shambhala Times. 2016. 

         “Hospital Netting,” “Loneliness,” “Perimeter,” “Tulips Unfolding,” and “A Study of My Daughter's Colors in Winter.” Quaci Press: Remembering the Days That Breathed Pink, expected 2016.

“Bodylines.” Slipstream, 2015. Reprinted in Rat's Ass Review.

“nude.” Journal for Compressed Creative Arts, 2013. 

“Snoring.” The Iguana Review, 2010. 

“Aproned Dots.” Not a Muse: the inner lives of women, a world poetry anthology. Eds. Kate Rogers and Viki Holmes. Hong Kong: Haven Books, 2009. 

“The First Was a Girl.” Not a Muse: the inner lives of women, 2009. 

“Cherubs.” Regrets Only: Contemporary Poets on the Theme of Regret, anthology. Ed. Martha Manno. Seekonk, Ma.: Little Pear Press, 2006. 

“Impressionists.” Poetic Voices Without Borders, international anthology. Ed. Robert L. Giron. Arlington, Va.: Gival Press, 2005. Book won Honorable Mention for Anthology, The 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

“Construction.” Re)verb. Vol. 3, Spring 2005. 

“You Push the Merry-go-round.” 103: The Image Warehouse, 2004. 

“Greens and Browns.” Migrants and Stowaways, anthology of journeys. Eds. Emily Dziuban and Kristin Robertson. Knoxville, Tenn.: Knoxville Writers Guild, 2004.

“Love.” Her Mark 2004, calendar. Chicago: Woman Made Gallery, 2003. 

“2 a.m.” Open 24 Hours, 2002.

“Shelters.” Open 24 Hours, 2001.

“Shotgun Shells.” Open 24 Hours, 2000.

“Frame.” Open 24 Hours, 1999.

untitled haiku “My sweet, thin …” Cicada, 1998.

Active Research Projects

Assessing the impact of Writing in the Disciplines curriculum and Writing Circles on student writing. Collaborative study of Core Curriculum learning outcomes through Kinesiology, Communication, and Composition student texts.