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Professional Summary
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awards, Honors, and Grants

Major Teaching Awards

State of Minnesota Teaching Excellence Award, Higher Education Finance Division and Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, Minnesota House of Representatives, by House Resolution, March 22, 1996 [statewide, higher education; sole recipient, University of Minnesota campuses, 2,686 faculty]

Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Univ. of Minnesota, 1995 [University-wide, of 2,710 faculty]

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, Univ. of Minnesota, 1992 [college-wide]

Lieber Distinguished Teaching Award, Indiana University, 1983, University-wide (7 campuses)

 

Other Awards and Recognitions

Distinguished Service Certificate for Contributions to the Faculty Senate, North Carolina State University, Spring, 2010.

Awarded Professorship of Distinction (University Distinguished Professor), North Carolina State University, Spring, 2007.

Recipient, Diamond (First Place) Award for most significant contribution to engineering education, for paper entitled "Empowerment to Learn in Engineering: Preparation for an Urgently Needed Paradigm Shift," 6th Annual Conference of the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education, Cairns, Australia, Feb. 11, 2003.

Certificate of Commendation, Outstanding Service-Learning Program, Office of the Governor, State of Minnesota, April 13, 1999.

Governor's Star Youth Service Program Recognition, State of Minnesota, April 25, 1995 [for literacy program connected to public service]

Certificate of Recognition, Office of Special Learning Opportunities, University of Minnesota, June 1999.

Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to Students, University of Minnesota, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Office of Student Affairs, June 1987.

Finalist, Promising Researcher Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 1986.

Michael Alssid Prize for Outstanding Graduate Research Paper, Syracuse University, 1979.

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society for Academic Excellence, Elected 1977.

 

Grants and Grants Participation ($1,071,595)

Major and Collaborative Grants

North Carolina State University, Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA), IDEA grant: "Using Screen Capture Technologies to Respond to Students' Writing." Principle Investigator, with Deanna Dannels, 2011-2012. [$8,000]

Council of Writing Program Administrators, "Speaking of Writing: A Digital Resource for Writing in the Disciplines." With Susan Miller-Cochran, David Rieder, and Matt Porter, 2008-2009. [$2,000]

National Science Foundation, "Interrelationships Between Success and Learning Strategies Applied by Engineering Students, Year 2: Design, Development, and Pilot Testing of Interventions." Grant No. 0212150. Co-principal investigator, 2003-2004. [$179,377]

National Science Foundation, "Interrelationships Between Success and Learning Strategies Applied by Engineering Students." Grant No. 0212150. Co-principal investigator, 2002-2003. [$155,986]

National Science Foundation, "Creating Multidisciplinary Curricular Paradigms: Bioprocessing and Chemical Engineering." Grant No. 0080484. Co-principal investigator, 2000-2003. [$499,090]

National Science Foundation, "Mathematics Program Assessment Tools." Grant No. 0126143. Co-principal investigator. [$499,555; not funded]

Hewlett Foundation, "Hewlett Campus Challenge: General Education and the Majors." Co-participant, June 2000- May  2002. [$150,000]

University of Minnesota, Office of Summer Sessions, Summer Program Improvement Grant, "Piloting Composition 3033: Writing for the Health Sciences," 1989. [$3,218]

Bush Program on Excellence and Diversity in Teaching, Bush Faculty Development Program, "Development of Standard Writing Courses with a Cultural Diversity Theme," Jan. 1995. [$10,000]

University of Minnesota, Office of Educational Development, research grant, "Piloting a Linked Program for Writing Across the Curriculum," 1988. [$11,915]

University of Minnesota, Office of Summer Sessions, Summer Program Improvement Grant, "Linked Writing/Content Courses," 1987. [$5,250]

University of Minnesota, Office of Educational Development, research grant, "Training Writing Teachers Across the Curriculum," 1986-7. [$5,600]

University of Minnesota, Office of Educational Development, research grant, "Professional Internship Program for Writing," 1986-7. [$2,300]

U.S. Department of Education, Student Literacy Corps, "University of Minnesota Courses for Action in Literacy," 1990- 91. [$4,000 for instruction as part of a $50,000 grant]

University of Minnesota, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, research grant, "The Effects of Sustained Writing on Students' Abilities in Scientific Inquiry," 1989-1990. [$15,000]

University of Minnesota, Office of Educational Development, research grant, "Integrating Writing into the Curriculum of the School of Dentistry," 1989. [$2,815]

 

Personal Grants

North Carolina State University, CHASS international travel grant to deliver a paper in Lund, Sweden, June 13, 2008. [$1500]

North Carolina State University, CHASS international travel grant to deliver a paper in Vienna, Austria, July 20, 2002. [$1500]

North Carolina State University, CHASS international travel grant to deliver a paper in Oslo, Norway, May 15, 2001.  [$675]

University of Minnesota, Institute of International Studies and Programs, travel grant to deliver a paper in Bordeaux, France, August 1998. [$250]

University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, research grant, "The Social Construction of Error," 1996. [$300]

University of Minnesota, Institute of International Studies and Programs, travel grant to deliver a paper in Heidelberg, Germany, August 1996. [$600]

Apple Computer Corporation, Project Minnemac Grant for research and instructional development on a multimedia handbook, 1996-98. [equipment grant, $3,000]

University of Minnesota, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, travel grant to deliver a paper in Heidelberg, Germany, August 1996. [$500]

University of Minnesota, Office of International Studies, travel grant to deliver a paper in Oxford University, England, August 1994. [$650]

Apple Computer Corporation, Project Minnemac Grant #6011, research and instructional development grant, "Deep Cases for Writing," 1988-90. [equipment grant, $3,500]

University of Minnesota, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, "Analysis of Academic Discourse in the Field of English Studies," with Rosemary Gaynor, 1988-89. [student support of $792]

University of Minnesota Summer Research Fellowship, 1986. [$3,650]

Faculty Travel Grants, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, for conference travel in: Nov. 1984; Nov. 1985; Apr. 1986; Mar. 1987, Nov. 1987, Mar. 1990 [$1277]

Teaching Resources Center Grant for Teacher Development, Indiana University, November 1983. [$350]








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