603A Pray-Harrold Ypsilanti, MI
PhD, University of Michigan
MEd, University of Virginia
BA, Connecticut College
Since 1978, I have had the opportunity to teach at the high school, community college, and university level. In 1990, I began teaching here at EMU, where I teach courses in English education and literacy, work with undergraduate and graduate students, and co-direct the Eastern Michigan University Writing Project.
Most recently, I've focused my research in the following areas:
And in the last few years, I’ve taken on a new role: Special Editor for the National Council of Teachers of English, where I’ve developed the Principles in Practice Imprint, designed to help teachers connect some of NCTE research-based policies with classroom practice.
Reading & Writing & Teens: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Literacy . Urbana, IL: National Councilof Teachers of English, 2010.
Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone: The Unfamiliar Genre Project (with Sarah Andrew-Vaughan), Portsmouth, NH:Heinemann, 2009.
“Collaboration: Talk. Trust. Write” (with Mark Lechter, Kristen Turner, Meredith Donovan, Leah Zuidema, Jim Frederickson, Sarah Andrew-Vaughan, Nicole Sieben, and Laraine Wallowitz). Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education 2 (2013).Online.
“Creating the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing” (with Peggy O’Neill, Linda Adler-Kassner and Anne-Marie Hall). College English, July 2012.
“Inviting Parents In:Expanding Our Community Base to Support Writing” (with Kim Pavlock). English Journal, March 2012.
Becoming a Writing Researcher (with Ann Blakeslee). New York: Ehrlbaum Press, 2007.
“Researching Writing: The Unfamiliar Genre Project,” (with Sarah Andrew-Vaughan). English Journal. March 2006.