Faulkner University


Contact Information



  • Faulkner University
  • Brooks 416
  • 5345 Atlanta Highway
  • Montgomery, Alabama 36109
  • Office Phone: 334-386-7305
  • E-mail: cwalker@faulkner.edu

Summary of Qualifications

  • Ed.D./Ph.D. in the teaching of College English with specialization in composition and rhetoric
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education with specialization in reading
  • Extensive Bibliography work relating to composition and rhetoric
  • Previously served as Newspaper Editor


Doctor of Philosophy (1994), Texas A&M Commerce

Major:Teaching of College English with specialization in Composition and Rhetoric. Minors in American and British Literature

Dissertation:Computers, Revision and the Developmental Student: A Case Study of Student Revision in the Developmental Classroom

Masters of Education (1989), East Texas State University

Major:Elementary Education with a specialization in Reading

Bachelors of Arts (1984), Faulkner University

Major:English with minor in Speech Communication

High School Diploma (1980), Prattville High School.

Major:In College Preparatory Studies.


Specialization Areas

Developmental Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Technical Writing

Current Experience

Professor. Department of English. Faulkner University. August 1997 to present

Description:Teach courses in Developmental Composition, Freshman Composition, Advanced Composition, Technical Writing, and Feature Writing.
Supervise Composition instructors at satellite campuses
Develop curriculum for adjunct and full-time instructors in composition
Develop web-based English courses
Co-coordinator of Freshman Experience week
Serve on faculty and university committees
Perform faculty duties such as student advisement and career guidance


Adjunct Professor. University of Maryland University College. 2005-present

Description:Teach freshman and upper level writing courses


Previous Experience

Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management. Texas A&M Commerce.1995-1996.

Description:Worked with Dean to oversee Recruitment, Admissions, Retention, Orientation, Financial Aid & Registrar's Office

Co-director of implementation team for new Student Information System


Coordinate of Student Orientation and Development. Texas A&M Commerce. 1993-1995

Description:Oversaw Freshman Orientation,Greek Life, and Freshman Leadership Class


Adjunct Instructor. Texas A&MCommerce.1992-1994

Description: Taught Freshman Composition courses and Sophomore Literature Courses

Adjunct Instructor. East field Community College. Dallas,Texas.1992

Description: Taught Freshman Composition courses


Instructor. Kaufman Independent School District. Kaufman, Texas.1987-1992

Description:Taught fifth and sixth grades, specializing in speech, drama and writing


Editor. Kaufman Herald. Kaufman, Texas.1986-1987

Description:Wrote and edited a weekly paper for a community of 7,500


Year(s)Award Title and Group
2003Teacher of the Year: Faulkner University
1995Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
1994Nancy Lenoir Doctoral Scholarship Award for Outstanding Dissertation,
1991St. Martin's Press, Doctoral Student of the Year in English, Commerce, TX
1991Sigma Tau Delta International, "National Graduate Student of the Year" Scholarship Recipient

Activities: University Service

Faulkner University

Faculty Athletic Representative2000 - Present
QEP2007 - Present
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Handbook2007 - Present
Curriculum Committee2004 - Present
Computer Committee2007 - Present
Website Committee2005 - Present
Retention Committee2003 - Present
Ad Hoc, Implementation for Student Info Systems2007 - Present
Chair, Faculty Affairs2004 - 2006, 1998-2000
Chair, Benefits Committee2002 - 2004
Tenure and Promotion2000 - 2001
(Numerous other ad hoc committees)

Texas A&M Commerce

Co-Director, Implementation of Student Info Systems1995 - 1997
Orientation, Advisement and Registration1993 - 1997
New Student Welcoming Committee1993 - 1997

Activities: Community Service

Girl Scout Troop Leader. Cookie Sales Director.2002-2006

Millbrook, AL

Team Mom, Baseball Team 2001-2007

Millbrook Parks & Recreation Dixie Youth Baseball League

Stoney Point Church of Christ

Member 2008-present.

Teacher 2008-present.

Director of Southeastern Leadership Training for Christ Program

Activities: Professional Services (Recent)

The Conference on Basic Writing

January 2001 - present, Editorial Reviewer,Basic Writing Annual Bibliography

SACS Advisor

2005Magnolia Bible College, Helped with implementation and direction of Freshman Experience Program

Activities: Professional Associations

College Composition and Communication

National Council for Teachers of English

Alabama Council for Teacher of English

Associated Press Association

Publications and Presentations (Recent)


"Creating New Pedagogies for the New Generation"Submitted to College English,(Spring 2008)

"Can On-Line Classes Benefit the Developmental Writer?" -Work in Progress. Slated to be sent to The Journal of Developmental Education in Fall 2008.

"So You've Decided to Develop a Distance Ed Class . . ."Kairos 6.2 (Fall 2001).

"A New View: Developmental Writers from a Different Perspective."Journal of Basic Writing E-Journal.(Spring 2001) Book Review.

"The Lost Voice: Students with No Voice Find One in the Computer Environment."Research in the Teaching of Developmental English(Fall 1997).

Presentations - National

Sigma Tau Delta

2006, Presenter."Mentoring: What do Do When the Student Knows More than You."

International Computer and Writing Conference

2003, Presenter."Pedagogical Decision Making in the Computer-Based Composition Classroom."

International Computers and Writing Conference

2001, Presenter."So You've Decided to Develop a Distance Education Class: Pitfalls and Perils for the Novice"

College Composition and Communication

1997, Presenter."On Screen Revision and the Developmental Writer."

Presentations - Regional


2008, Presenter."It's a Bird; It's a Plane: No it's a New Mandate. But is it Pedagogically Sound?" . .

Technology Conference

2000, Presenter "Using Computers in Freshman Composition"

1999, Presenter"Computers and the Developmental Student:Does Technology Provide Assistance?"


1998, Presenter"Writing Online: A New Word for Developmental Writers"

Current Research Projects

Re-visioning the Pedagogy of Freshman Composition. Taking best practices in the field of student services and applying these practices to the classroom.

Computers and Composition. A re-visitation of dissertation. How have the dynamics of revision changed since 1994 as computers are becoming an integral part of students' lives.

Graduate Courses Taught

Young Adult Literature

Advanced Composition

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Composition 1 & 2

Developmental Composition 1 & 2

Advanced Composition

Technical Writing

Rhetorical Theory

Layout & Page Design

Journalism Ethics

Newspaper Management

Senior Seminar

World Literature

Survey of American Literature 1

Feature Writing


Literary Criticism


Professional References

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