English, Literature, and Modern Languages Faculty Presentations



Presentations from 2020

The Impact of Academic Major on Foreign Language Learning in College Students, Felisha L. Younkin, Meredith Hoagland, Audrey Podnar, Charlie Learned, and Karina Palmer

Presentations from 2019

There Is No End To Love: U2’s Lyrics and Love’s Frequency, 1980 – 2017, Scott D. Calhoun


Putting it Graphically: Fidelity in Graphic Novel Adaptations of Classic German Literature, Melissa Gernert, Abigail Mouring, Andrew Mrozek, Aaron Weiss, and Annis Shaver Dr.
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Presentations from 2018

Balancing Access and Funds of Knowledge: Case Study of a Teacher Preparation Program in a School for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), Merideth Hoagland and Annis N. Shaver

Escritura en el aula de español como lengua extranjera (ELE), Cristi Killingsworth


A Comparative Analysis of Martin Luther's Works, Lauren E. Yost, Josh Graham, Peter Kennell, Daniel J. Stank, Joshua Kira, and Annis N. Shaver
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Presentations from 2017


Identifying Elements of Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, Clara G. Hendrickson, Joshua D. Pearson, Brice J. Montgomery, Natalie M. Lien, Marcella B. Moorman, Anna T. Kaster, Elizabeth J. Carraher, and Annis N. Shaver
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Roles of Cooperating Teachers in International Classrooms, Brenda B. MacKay and Annis N. Shaver

Filling a Void: A Call for Christian Leaders to Support Novice Teachers through Formal Mentoring Programs, Lynn G. Roper, Erin E. Weber, and Cynthia K. Messer

Presentations from 2016

The Development of L2 Pitch Range in a Short-Term Study Abroad Program, Jorge Méndez Seijas and Cristi Killingsworth

Fostering the Acquisition of Academic Language While Developing Communicative Competence, Annis N. Shaver and Louise M. Grandouiller

Presentations from 2015

The Words of the Dying: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Hospice Patients' Death Narratives, Melissa S. Faulkner

Discourses Surrounding Academic Language, School Language and Complex Text, Margaret C. Grigorenko, Annis N. Shaver, Cynthia K. Messer, Lori Ferguson, and Betty Ruth Sylvester

Roles of the Cooperating Teacher as Defined by Student Teachers Teaching a High Percent of ELLs in an International Context, Brenda B. MacKay and Annis N. Shaver

Poetry Reading of "Following the Light" at the Dayton Art Institute, Julie L. Moore

Evolving into Specialists: How One Writing Center Met the Needs of a Rigorous English Program, Julie L. Moore, Isaac J. Mayeux, Austin J. Cordle, and Adam J. Wagner

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom, Helena Nellie Sullivan
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

Inhabiting the Liminal: The Architecture of Single Life in Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Fiction, Michelle M. Wood

Presentations from 2014

Conversion Stories in the Metanoic Classroom: Consubstantiating Secular and Sacred Ways of Knowing, Melissa S. Faulkner

Antecedent Genre Use as Negative Transfer: A Study of the Cherokee Constitution, Heather N. Hill

Rhetorical Disconnect: Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Composition, Heather N. Hill

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, Heather N. Hill

Topographies of Identity and Exile: Berlin's "Ghosts" and Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis, Barbara L. Loach


From Frustration to Confidence: How Pre-service Teachers in an Overseas Cross-Cultural Context Use Frustration to Enhance Communication, Brenda B. MacKay and Annis N. Shaver


Preservice Teachers' Use of Frustration to Enhance Communication, Brenda B. MacKay and Annis N. Shaver
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)


Motivations and Implications of Secondary Jobs Among University Faculty: A Qualitative Study, Ruth L. Markham, Alexandra Iriana, Jessica Dyson, and Jeremiah Bollman
The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2013-2019)

A Hindsight Look at the Pieces: Graduate Question and Answer, Isaac J. Mayeux

Promoting the Conversation about Religious Identity: Faith-based Narratives as a Path - Not Obstruction - to Critical Thought, Cynthia K. Messer

First Book Talk, Julie L. Moore

How I Met Your Tutor: The Legendary Guide to Improving Tutor-Tutee Interactions, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Instruction, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Presentation, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Reading at Stoney Creek Roasters, Julie L. Moore and E. Davis

Poetry Reading at Epic Book Shop, Julie L. Moore, E. Davis, and R. Coleman

Poetry Reading at Calvin College, Julie L. Moore, L. Shaw, T. Runyan, and D. S. Martin

Second Star to the Right and Straight on ‘Til Morning: How to Bring the Peter Pan Generation to the Writing Center, Julie L. Moore, Ruth E. Towne, Austin Bush, and Jennifer S. McConkey

Here vs. There: Approaches to Teaching History and Culture in the U.S. and Abroad, Annis N. Shaver and Louise M. Grandouiller

Catharine Maria Sedgwick and Elizabeth Keckley in St. Louis: Reading "Volitional Movements" in “The Great Excursion to the Falls of St. Anthony” and Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, Michelle M. Wood

Presentations from 2013

Wingman, Leader, Warrior, Writer: A Service Learning Project Between a Manual Writing Course and the Air National Guard, Melissa S. Faulkner

Discourses Surrounding Academic Language: Conceptual Hurdles Moving from Theory to Practice in Teacher Education, Margaret C. Grigorenko, Annis N. Shaver, Cynthia K. Messer, and Lori Ferguson

Tutoring for Transfer, Heather N. Hill

Authenticity in Teaching: Resources for Maximizing Your Teaching Skills, Barbara L. Loach

Boxers and Saints, Isaac J. Mayeux

Beyond the Graded Final Draft, Cynthia K. Messer

Panel Presentations, Cynthia K. Messer

Keynote Address, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Reading at Dayton MetroParks, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Reading at the Cedarville Community Library, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Reading of "Landing" at the Dayton Art Institute, Julie L. Moore

TESOL Strategies for Mainstream Teachers, Annis N. Shaver

Presentations from 2012

Christ in Comics: Imagination, Incarnation, Iconoclasm, Daniel D. Clark

Jiro Taniguchi and Traditional Japanese Aesthetics, Daniel D. Clark

Thinking Across the Curriculum: Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching, Melissa S. Faulkner

Crossover Identities: Professional Creative Writers on Their Roles as Writing Center Directors, K. Head, Julie L. Moore, D. Gallagher, L. Anderson, and C. Zink

At Risk: Student Athlete Identity and the Goals of Higher Education, Heather N. Hill

Genre Awareness as the Gateway to Writing in the University, Heather N. Hill

How to Successfully Navigate the Academic Job Market, Heather N. Hill

Perplexing Allies: Evangelical Perspectives on Latino Immigration, Barbara L. Loach

Teaching the Bildungsroman: The Secret Life of Bees, Mary E. McCulley

Traveling Through Florence and Between Genre Forms: Reading Romola as Sensational Travel Narrative, Mary E. McCulley

Language Partners: Integrative Motivation for First Year German Students, Annis N. Shaver

Representing Space, Representing Nation: Ambivalent Citizenship and Belonging in Alice Cary's Clovernook Sketches, Michelle M. Wood

Presentations from 2011

A Panel on Gutters: Graphic Literacy in the Classroom, Daniel D. Clark

The Mysterious Nature of Grace in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead, Donald L. Deardorff

Telling What They Know; Performing What They Say: Genre Awareness and the Transferability of Writing, Heather N. Hill

Church-based ESL, Barbara L. Loach and Annis N. Shaver

A Panel on Gutters: Graphic Literacy in the Classroom, Isaac J. Mayeux

What You Can Do with an English Degree, Isaac J. Mayeux

A Curious Commodity: The Economics of Aesthetic Language in Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Travel Literature, Mary E. McCulley

Utilizing Reading Logs to Strengthen All Aspects of Literacy, Cynthia K. Messer

Focus on Form, Julie L. Moore

Poetry of Endurance, Julie L. Moore

Poetry Workshop, Julie L. Moore

Open-Source Alternatives to Commercial Scheduling Programs, Julie L. Moore, D. Dangler, and D. Baldwin

Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes, in 1843: The Making of an Eastern Literary Fortune, Michelle M. Wood

Presentations from 2010

Beijing Welcomes the World: Olympic Village and the Rhetoric of Globalization, Heather N. Hill

The Rhetoric of Postmodern Literature: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Teaching of Genre, Heather N. Hill and C. Martin

An Introduction to Learning Styles, Barbara L. Loach

The Effective Teacher/Teaching Styles, Barbara L. Loach

Graduate Studies Panel, Isaac J. Mayeux

TA Training: New Approaches to Building Community, Isaac J. Mayeux

Saturday Seminar, Julie L. Moore

When Nurse Meets Bookworm: Designing and Using Tutor Guides to Enhance Effectiveness Across Disciplines, Julie L. Moore

Get Them Talking! Keep Them Talking!, Annis N. Shaver

Traveling with German Students K-16: A World of Choices and Possibilities, Annis N. Shaver

Collaborative Reading, Helena Sullivan

Negotiating the Geography of Mother-Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, Michelle M. Wood

Presentations from 2009

Pedagogy of the Depressed: Student Resistance to Working-Class Texts, Melissa S. Faulkner

Using Multi-Genre Writing Assignments to Prepare Students for WAC, Melissa S. Faulkner

Generic End Comments: The Use of Teachers' End Comments in Portfolio-based Classes, Heather N. Hill

The Inclusive Teacher, Barbara L. Loach

The Delight and Design of Gardens: Examining the Parallel between Author and Gardener, Mary E. McCulley

Writing Better Annual Reports, Julie L. Moore

Bowling on a Train, Helena Sullivan

Presentations from 2008

The Professional Portfolio, Melissa S. Faulkner

Writing in the Ether: Moving English Composition Online, Melissa S. Faulkner

Conference Presentation, Kevin Heath

Gender Wars: Little Women and the Feminine Civil War Text, Heather N. Hill

The Inspirational Gardens of Kent: Connecting Literary Theme Through Physical Place, Mary E. McCulley

Creating and Using Tutor Guides as Special Demographic and Cross-Disciplinary Outreach, Julie L. Moore, Adam B. Evans, Sarah Matney, and Julie Morris