DR. CINDY WALKER'S CURRICULUM VITA
- Faulkner University
- Brooks 416
- 5345 Atlanta Highway
- Montgomery, Alabama 36109
- Office Phone: 334-386-7305
- E-mail: email@example.com
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.
Composition and Rhetoric
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
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
|2003||Teacher of the Year: Faulkner University|
|1995||Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities|
|1994||Nancy Lenoir Doctoral Scholarship Award for Outstanding Dissertation,|
|1991||St. Martin's Press, Doctoral Student of the Year in English, Commerce, TX|
|1991||Sigma Tau Delta International, "National Graduate Student of the Year" Scholarship Recipient|
Activities: University Service
|Faculty Athletic Representative||2000 - Present|
|QEP||2007 - Present|
|Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Handbook||2007 - Present|
|Curriculum Committee||2004 - Present|
|Computer Committee||2007 - Present|
|Website Committee||2005 - Present|
|Retention Committee||2003 - Present|
|Ad Hoc, Implementation for Student Info Systems||2007 - Present|
|Chair, Faculty Affairs||2004 - 2006, 1998-2000|
|Chair, Benefits Committee||2002 - 2004|
|Tenure and Promotion||2000 - 2001|
|(Numerous other ad hoc committees)|
Texas A&M Commerce
|Co-Director, Implementation of Student Info Systems||1995 - 1997|
| Orientation, Advisement and Registration||1993 - 1997|
| New Student Welcoming Committee||1993 - 1997|
Activities: Community Service
Girl Scout Troop Leader. Cookie Sales Director.2002-2006
Team Mom, Baseball Team 2001-2007
Millbrook Parks & Recreation Dixie Youth Baseball League
Stoney Point Church of Christ
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
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?" . .
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
Undergraduate Courses Taught
Composition 1 & 2
Developmental Composition 1 & 2
Layout & Page Design
Survey of American Literature 1
List Available Upon Request