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Composition I > Curricula Vitae

Instructors

  • Audrey Wick

    Education

    • M.A. Sam Houston State University, 2003. Major: English.

      B.A. Sam Houston State University, 2002. Majors: English and Speech Communication. 

      A.A. Blinn College, 2000. Major: English.

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      Teacher Scholarship Winner: 2018 Key West Literary Seminar

      Finalist: 2017 Iceland Writers Retreat contest for “Iceland: Morse Code of Dreams”

      Judge for 2016 Global Innovation Awards

      Best QuickMark of 2015 Winner, Turnitin.com.

      2014 Turnitin All Star MVP (Most Valuable Professor) Higher Education Winner

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    Experience

    • Blinn College (full-time professor): 2003-present

      • English 0320 – Fundamentals of Grammar and Writing

      Traditional and lab format

      • English 0321 – Preparation for College Composition

      Traditional and lab/contract lab format

      • English 1301 – Composition and Rhetoric

      Traditional, online, IVC, blended, service learning, and dual credit format

      • English 1302 – Composition and Intro. to Literature

      Traditional, IVC, blended, and dual credit format

      • English 2322 – Survey of British Literature I

      Online and dual credit format

      • English 2328 – Survey of American Literature II

      Traditional, IVC, blended, and dual credit format

      • Kinesiology 1117 – Pilates

      Traditional format on campus and at the Schulenburg Family Fitness Center

      Amarillo College (part-time instructor): 2010-2012

      • English 1301 – Composition and Rhetoric

      Online format

      Sam Houston State University (graduate student instructor): 2002-2003

      • English 031D – Developmental English

      Traditional format

      • Speech Communication 370W - Intercultural Communication: Teaching assistant.

      Traditional format

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      Committee appointments:

      • Scholastic Integrity
      • Distance Education Advisory Committee
      • Distance Education Standards Subcommittee
      • Dual-Credit Task Force
      • Faculty Service Committee
      • Final Grade Appeal Committee
      • Curriculum Committee
      • QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) Development Team
      • QEP Academic Literature Review Subcommittee
      • Hiring Committees (faculty, assistant dean, dean)
      • Textbook Selection Committee

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    Publications

      • Books       
      • Finding True North. Tule Publishing, April 12, 2018. 
      • "The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall." The Norton Mix. W. W. Norton, 2016. 
      • "The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall." CourseReader: Rhetorical Modes. Cengage Learning, 2012. 
      • Schulenburg: Halfway to Everywhere. Co-edited with Vicki Woodard.  Historical Publishing Co., 2007.  
      • Articles    
      • "Giving Thanks for the Blessing of Stress." Feature, The Daily Yonder, Nov. 21, 2017. 
      • "Displaced." Flash Non-fiction, Obra/Artifact, Issue 4, Oct. 2017. 
      • "Books Liberate, Empower Young Minds." Feature Op-Ed, The San Antonio Express-News, Sept. 29, 2017.
      • "Memory of Her." Flash fiction. Penultimate Peanut. Sept. 1, 2017.
      • "One Mom's Primer for Crisis: How to React to Childhood Hospitalization." Non-fiction essay. Parent.co. July 17, 2017.
      • "Why I Write." Non-fiction essay. Why We Write collection at the 1888 Center. July 4, 2017.
      • “Building Teen Confidence in Literacy.” Non-fiction essay. Parent.co. March 21, 2017.
      • “Travel Tips: What to do in Iceland During Free Time.” Destination Go: The Go Ahead Travel Blog. Mar. 8, 2017.
      • “Blown.” Fiction. The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Feb. 2017.
      • “Detecting Unoriginal Student Work with Insightful Software.” Interview with University Business Jan. 30, 2017.
      • “What’s in a Name?” Non-fiction essay. Vending Machine Press. Dec. 28, 2016.
      • “Academic Blurred Lines: Teaching Academic Integrity Across Disciplines.” Pedagogy post for Higher Ed InSights, Cengage Community, Nov. 29, 2016.
      • "Latte for my Batte." Non-fiction essay. Burnt Pine. Sept. 30, 2016.
      • "Grab Your Passport and Go: Don't Be Afraid to Travel." Feature Op-Ed, The Orlando Sentinel. Sept. 10, 2016.
      • "Pop Culture Pedagogy: Fostering Enthusiasm in College Students" featured blog post for Engaging Minds blog for college/university professors, Sept. 6, 2016.
      • "Exploring Temples in Thailand and Cambodia." Destination Go: The Go Ahead Travel Blog. Aug. 17, 2016.
      • "When A College Professor Has to Channel Chuck Norris." Feature Op-Ed, The Chicago Tribune, Aug. 11, 2016.
      • "Speak Your Piece: Huckleberry Finn Meets Goku." Feature Op-Ed, The Daily Yonder, Apr. 8, 2016.
      • "Speak Your Piece: The Virtual Wallet." Feature Op-Ed, The Daily Yonder, Feb. 26, 2016.
      • "Piranha Fishing in Peru." Go Ahead. Vol. 1 (Jan. 2016): 166.
      • "Adding 'Pop' to the Classroom: Using Pop Culture in Higher Education." The International Journal of the Book 14.1 (2015): 15-20.
      • "Speak Your Piece: A Superior Response to Condescension." Feature Op-Ed, The Daily Yonder, Nov. 10, 2015.
      • "Using TV in a Writing Course to Channel Students' Skills" featured blog post for Engaging Minds blog for college/university professors, Nov. 2015.
      • "Speak Your Piece: Students and the Occasional Snake Find Niche in Rural Higher Ed." Feature Op-Ed, The Daily Yonder, Sept. 24, 2015.
      • "Language Used in the 'Untied' States." Feature Op-Ed, The Fort Worth Standard-Times, June 2, 2015.
      • "Exercise to Engage: No Whistle Needed" featured blog post for Engaging Minds blog for college/university professors, Feb. 2015.
      • "The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall." The Norton Mix. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2014. Print.
      • "5 QuickMarks You Didn't Think You Needed" in Classroom Strategies Blog Series for iParadigms/Turnitin.com, Nov. 2014.
      • "Implementing an Academic Integrity Policy" in Plagiarism Strategies Blog Series for iParadigms/Turnitin.com, Oct. 2014.
      • “Maximizing Learning in a Mini-mester” featured blog post for Engaging Minds blog for college/university professors, Sept, 2014. 
      • “Taming the Plagiarism Beast” in Plagiarism Strategies Blog Series for iParadigms/Turnitin.com, Aug. 2014.
      • “Strategies for Accidental or Deliberate Plagiarism” in Plagiarism Strategies Blog Series for iParadigms/Turnitin.com, Aug. 2014.
      • “Contextualization in the Classroom” featured webcast and blog post for iParadigms/Turnitin.com, June 2014.
      • “Growing from a Three-Person Pilot to Adoption at Four Campuses” for Turnitin Education Spotlight Series (podcast), iParadigms, April 2014. 
      • Editor’s choice anthology writer for Compose, Cengage Learning, Fall 2013.
      • “Stay,” (poetry) third place in the Helen Sheffield Memorial/Brazos Writers annual contest, Nov. 2013.
      • “Let’s Be Honest: Plagiarism Happens” featured blog post for Engaging Minds blog for college/university professors, Feb. 13, 2013.
      • Over eighty feature articles as contributing writer on travel, fashion, and finance for The Krazy Coupon Lady online (Facebook followers of  953,000+), 2012-2013.
      • Authorship and filming of research clips for Questia, the world’s largest online library, Cengage Learning, Spring/Summer 2012.
      • “Yard Sale,” (short fiction) in The Freelancer (annual journal, 9th edition), Amarillo College, Spring 2012.
      • Creation of two Professional Development Pods for Cengage Learning: Classroom Relationships and Developmental Writing, 2011-2012.
      •  “I am What I Read,” (nonfiction essay) ThisIBelieve.org, 2011.
      • “The Best Things That Educators Do” (tip inclusion for collaborative piece compiled by Skip Downing for the OnCourse electronic newsletter (e-subscription of 44,000), Oct. 2009.
      • Ghostwriter of Health Matters, newspaper column on health/wellness for the Youens and Duchicela Clinic, Weimar, TX, published in several central Texas newspapers and online,June 2009—present.
      • “New Equipment Aids in Osteoporosis Detection” (news release for Youens and Duchicela Clinic) published in The Weimar Mercury, The Schulenburg Sticker, and The BannerPress, June 2009.
      • “Classroom Court” (pedagogical piece) feature for OnCourse electronic newsletter (e-subscription of 40,000), July 2008.
      • “A Word of Advice for the Newly Elected City Official” (three-page nonfiction feature) for The Missouri Municipal Review, a magazine publication by the Missouri Municipal League, May 2007.
      • “A Word of Advice for the Newly Elected Official” for Texas Town and City, a magazine publication by the Texas Municipal League, Dec. 2006.
      • “Anyone Got a Nut Cracker?” (column, creative nonfiction travel with original published photo) for TexasEscapes.com, Nov. 1, 2006.
      • “Blinn Students Work with Chamber of Commerce on Tourism Publication” (news article) in College Central: Campus News online site, Jan. 1, 2006.
      • “A Lesson in Service” (column, creative nonfiction) in Mature Years magazine, Fall 2005.
      • “San Angelo’s (Semi-) Old Five-and-Dime.” (column, creative nonfiction travel with original published photos) for TexasEscapes.com, June 16, 2005.
      • “‘Them That’s Got Ears to Hear:’ An Analysis of Southwestern Dialect in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy” (selected portions of my thesis along with additional info.) in South Texas Studies journal, 2005 edition.
      •  “Running of the Sheep.”  (column, creative nonfiction travel with original published photos) for TexasEscapes.com, Feb. 16, 2005.
      • “The Perdiest Falls in Texas” (nonfiction travel with original published photos) for TexasEscapes.com, Dec. 15, 2004.
      • “Hollywood Soot” (short story, creative nonfiction with photos by Boyd Photography) feature story for TexasEscapes.com, Nov. 24, 2004.
      • “Classroom Court” (pedagogical piece) invention exercise as part of the University of Nevada, Reno, Core Writing Invention Project online, Fall 2004.
      • “The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall” (short story, creative nonfiction) in The Concho River Review, Fall 2004.
      • “‘My, What Critical Thinking Skills You Have!’: A Party Approach to College Student Engagement” (pedagogical piece) co-written with Robert Parr in Innovation Abstracts, Oct. 22, 2004, Vol. XXVI, No. 24, a publication of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) by the University of Texas at Austin.
      • “Moments of Tranquility at PedernalesFalls” (nonfiction travel with four original published photos) in The Houston Chronicle’s Texas Magazine, Aug. 29, 2004.
      • “Rereading Fiction: An Autobiographical Perspective” in the Sam Houston Review, Summer 2004.
      • “The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall” (short story, creative nonfiction) in The Houston Chronicle’s Texas Magazine, Nov. 23, 2003.
      • “Through Security Gates, With Recipe for Disaster” (opinionated commentary) in Houston Chronicle, Viewpoints column, Nov. 7, 2003.
      • “My Trip to the Ole’ Bingo Hall” (short story, creative nonfiction) in Third Story Presents, a production of the Sam Houston State University Writers’ Forum, May 2003.
      • "‘Hell, Fire, and Damnation:’ An Analysis of Flight in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses” In Research in Educational Leadership (Spring 2003) and the 2003 SHSU University-Wide Graduate Research Exchange Yearbook, Spring 2003.
      • "A Message From a Recent Graduate. . ." In The Legacy, alumni and public relations publication of Sam Houston State University, 2002.
      • Over sixty feature stories, campus news, and entertainment articles in The Houstonian, SamHoustonStateUniversity campus newspaper, Aug. 2000-May 2002.
      • Over forty feature articles on campus life on [email protected], Sam Houston State University’s on-line daily news source, December 2000-May 2002.
      • Various publications in Texas newspapers, newsletters, and magazines for articles sent by wire from Sam Houston State University’s Public Relations Office, December 2000-May 2002.