MAUREEN M. HOURIGAN
Department of English
Kent State University, Trumbull Campus
4314 Mahoning Avenue
Warren, Ohio 44853
EDUCATION: University of South Florida
Degree: Ph.D. (1992)
Major Subject: Rhetoric and Composition
Minor Subject: British Literature
State University of New York at Buffalo
Degree: M.A. (1966)
Field: Old English
Le Moyne College
Degree: A.B. (1963)
EXPERIENCE: Director of Freshman Composition, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1992-94). Designed and administered the first-year writing program involving as many as 125 sections and 40 instructors each semester. Conducted fall orientation for new Teaching Assistants, Lecturers, and Adjuncts and conducted faculty workshops, in-class observations, and written evaluations each semester. Directed writing center.
EXPERIENCE: Associate Professor (2000 to present), Assistant Professor (1994-1996; 1997-2001), Kent State University, Trumbull Campus.
Taught Developmental Writing; Composition I and II; Great Books I; Images of Women in Literature; Women in Literature; Freshman Honors Colloquium.
Assistant Professor (1992-94), Lecturer (1991 to 1992), University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Designed and directed program in composition. Trained teaching assistants. Taught graduate course: Composition Theory and Practice. Taught undergraduate courses: Composition II, Developmental Writing, Old World Literature Survey.
Instructor (1989-91), Adjunct Instructor (1986-89), St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg
, FL. Taught Composition I and II; Honors Composition I and II.
Lecturer (1979-85), Tutor (1983-85), Gannon Univesity, Erie, PA.
Taught Freshman English. Tutored students in basic and creative writing and conducted reviews for common course finals. Specialized in tutoring non-native speakers of English.
Instructor, Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY (1971-75).
Taught Freshman English.
Graduate Teaching Fellow, State University of New York at Buffalo (1964-65). Taught Freshman English and Fundamentals of English.
Instructor, Cardinal O'Hara High School, Tonawanda, NY (1964-1966).
Taught English I, II, III, and IV.
INTERESTS: First Year Composition, Advanced Composition, Composition Theory; Great Books; Old English, Middle English, and 18th Century British Literature; Women's Studies; and Technical and Professional Writing.
Grading in the Post-Process Classroom: From Theory to Practice
. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton-Cook, 1997 [edited with Libby Allison and Lizbeth Bryant].
Literacy as Social Change: Intersections of Class, Gender, and Culture.
Albany: State U of New York P, 1994.
Chapters in Books
: Critical Interpretations.” In A Companion to Jane Austen Studies
. Ed. Laura Cooner Lambdin and Robert Thomas Lambdin. Westport, Ct: Greenwood, 2000. 241-52.
"From Dissertation to Scholarly Monograph: Meeting Increased Expectations of Publication." In Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition
Ed. Gary A. Olson and Todd Taylor.
Albany: State U of New York P, 1997. 77-88.
"Ther Was Also A Nonne, A Prioresse." In Chaucer's Pilgrims: An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in
The Canterbury Tales.
Ed. Laura C. Lambdin and Robert T. Lambdin. Praeger Paperback. Westport, Conn. 1999. 38-46. [First published by Greenwood, 1996. ]
“Rosemary Sutcliff.” In Dictionalry of Literary Biography: Arthurian Legend
. Ed. Laura C. Lambdin and Robert T. Lambdin. [Forthcoming]
“Affirming the Need for Continued Dialogue: Refining an Ethic of Students and Student Writing in Composition Studies.” Journal of Teaching Writing
18: 1& 2 (2002): 84-111 [with Janis Haswell and Lulu C.H. Sun].
“The MLA Job Information List: The Perils of Not Paying Attention.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 33.2 (2000) 79 - 93 [with Lulu C.H. Sun].
“Critical Literacy in ‘White Ethnic’ Classrooms: When Empowered Writing Reveals Class.” 1998 ED424578.
"Poststructural Theory and Writing Assessment: 'Heady, Esoteric Theory' Revisited." Teaching English in the Two-Year College
18 (1991): 191- 95.
Review of Composition Theory for the Poststructural Classroom. Ed. Gary A. Olson and Sidney I. Dobrin. New York: State U of New York P, 1994. Journal of Advanced Composition 15.3 (1995): 579-83.
Review of Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence. By Keith Gilyard. Language Quarterly 30:3-4 (1992): 85-86.
Review of Ourselves Among Others: Cross-Cultural Readings for Writers.
Ed. Carol J. Verburg. Teaching English in the Two-Year College
16 (1989): 285-86.
The Research Grant Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. “Writing Program Administration at the Millennium: Composition and the Academy Revisited.” [with Lizbeth A. Bryant]. Funded ($900)
Ohio State University. Critical Difference for Women Grant. “Assessing and Evaluating the Intellectual Work of the Writing Program Administrator at the End of the Millennium.” [with Lizbeth A. Bryant]. Funded. $300.
Papers Delivered at Professional Conferences
“‘Is There an IRB in This Institution?’” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Chicago. March 2002.
“Establishing a School of Technology: A Siren Song for Professional and Technical Writing?” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Denver. March 2001.
“The MLA Job Information List: The Perils of Not Paying Attention.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Minneapolis. April 2000.
“The MLA Job Information List: The Perils of Not Paying Attention.” Midwest Modern Language Association. Minneapolis. November 1999. [with Lulu C.H. Sun].
“Marvelous Possessions: Representations of Students in Person-Based Research.” Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Atlanta, Ga. March 1999.
"Critical Literacy in ‘White Ethnic' Classrooms: When Empowered Writing Reveals Class." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Chicago, IL. April 1998.
"Literacy as Social Exchange: Making Room for Many Voices." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Washington, D.C. March 1995.
"Crossing Boundaries: Balancing Theory and Practice in the Graduate Practicum." Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Nashville
, Tennessee, March 1994.
Poster Presentations at Professional Conferences
“Writing Program Administration at the Millennium: Composition and the Academy
Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. Minneapolis. April 2000. [with Lizbeth A. Bryant].
“Student Evaluation of Six Workshop (WKS) Formats in a Medical Curriculum.” Third Biennial International Conference of the Basic Science Education Forum. Charleston, SC. June 1997. [with R.C. Sexton, Ph.D., A.S. Stano, Ed.D., and R.T. Dowell, Ph.D. of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine].
Faculty Development Workshops Invited/Featured Speaker
"Redefining Literacy." Colloquium, Kent State University, May 1995.
Expectations of First-Year College Writers. Southern Nevada Writing Project. Half-day Workshop. June 1, 1993.
"Women's Ways of Knowing:
An Alternative to William Perry's Epistemological Positions." In-Service Presentation, St. Petersburg Junior College, October 1990.
EDITORIAL: Editorial Reader, JAC
, SUNY Press, Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, Harcourt, Prentice.
MEMBERSHIPS: Conference on College Composition and Communication
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Writing Program Administrators
Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition
College English Association
SERVICE (selected): Department of English
Consultant, Provost’s Initiative in Freshman English, Kent State University, Department of English (2003-04).
Member, Writing Program Committee, Kent State University, Department of English (1998-2000).
Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, Kent State University Department of English (1997-98).
Member, Various Search Committees, most years since 1994.
Chair, Freshman Composition Committee, UNLV (1992-94).
Director, Thesis Committee: Jennifer Alarid, UNLV.
Participant, Pilot Study: Analytical Guide for Failing CLAST Essays, St. Petersburg Junior College (1989).
Judge, Hart Crane Poetry Contest (1994 to present).
Judge, Book Nook Creative Writing Contest (for Elementary and High School Students) (1995 to present).
Member, Faculty Advisory Committee (1994-95).
Member, Travel Committee (1995 to present).
Chair, University and Community College System of Nevada English Articulation Task Force (1992-94).
SERVICE (selected): Member (1994 to present), Vice-President (2000-01), President (2001 to present). Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Erie Unit.
Member, Advisory Board, American Cancer Society, Northwest Pennslyvania Region (2001 to present).
Member, (1998 to present), Vice-President (2001 to present) Alumni Board of Directors, Le Moyne College.
REFERENCES: Professor Gary A. Olson. Vice-President, Academic
Affairs. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33701. 727.553.1200.
Professor Christopher C. Hudgins. Department of English. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV 89154-5011. 702.895.3088; 702.895.3534.
Professor Pamela Lieske. Department of English. Kent State University, Trumbull Campus. 4314 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, OH. 44853. 330.847.0571.
Professor Libby Allison. Director of the M.A. with a major in Technical Communication. Department of English. Southwest Texas State University. San Marcos, TX 78666. 512.245.3733.
Professor Richard LaManna. Writing Program Coordinator. LIM College. 12 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. 212.752.1530