Michelle Cox

Multilingual Specialist

 

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As a writing teacher, I focus on the interplay among writing, rhetoric, and genre. As an advocate for second language (L2) writers, I strive to create writing curricula that build on the strengths of L2 students, and classroom communities that respect and value linguistic and cultural diversity.

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Curriculum Vitae
Baker Library 205
HB 6250
Department:
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Education:
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire

Selected Publications

Conversations among Teachers on Student Writing: WAC/Secondary Education Partnerships at BSU,” with Phyllis Gimbel. Special issue of Across the Disciplines, “Writing across the Secondary School Curriculum,” edited by Pamela Childers and Michael Lowry. December 2012. 

Special Issue of Across the Disciplines. Edited with Terry Myers Zawacki. “Writing across the Curriculum and Second Language Writers: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development.” 8(4): December, 2011.

"Introduction to WAC and Second Language Writing.” Written with Terry Myers Zawacki.  “Writing across the Curriculum and Second Language Writers: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development [Special Issue].” Across the Disciplines, 8(4): December, 2011.

"WAC: Closing Doors or Opening Doors for Second Language Writers?” In “Writing across the Curriculum and Second Language Writers: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development [Special Issue].” Across the Disciplines, 8(4): December, 2011.

Reading an ESL Writer’s Text” with Paul Kei Matsuda. Reprinted in Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal.  March 2011. 

“Snapshots of Our Literacies.” Written with Katherine E. Tirabassi.The College Writing Toolkit: Tried and Tested Ideas for Teaching College Writing.Ed. Martha Pennington and Pauline Burton (London, UK: Equinox): 2011.

“Undergraduate Research as Faculty Development.” Written with Ed Brush, Andrew Harris, and Lee Torda. CUR Quarterly, Fall 2010.

“WAC-WID and Second Language Writing.” WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies, No. 8. WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies, June 2010.

Reinventing Identities in Second Language Writing. Edited collection with Jay Jordan, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, and Gwen Gray Schwartz. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2010.

“Identity, Second Language Writers, and the Learning of Workplace Writing.” Reinventing Identities in Second Language Writing. Eds. Michelle Cox, Jay Jordan, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, and Gwen Gray Schwartz. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2010. 75-95.

“Reading an ESL Writer’s Text” with Paul Kei Matsuda. ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors, 2nd ed. Ed. Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 2009. 39-47.

“Teaching Writing for the ‘Real World’: A Rationale and Project for Community and Workplace Writing” with Christina Ortmeier-Hooper and Katherine E. Tirabassi. English Journal, May 2009.

Second Language Writing in the Composition Classroom: A Critical Sourcebook. Editor, with Paul Kei Matsuda, Jay Jordan, and Christina Ortmeier-Hooper. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006.

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Works in Progress

WAC and Second Language Writers: Research towards Developing Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices. Edited with Terry Myers Zawacki. Edited collection under development and under contract with the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press for the Perspectives in Writing Series.  Forthcoming in summer 2013.

“WAC, Faculty Development, and Second Language Writers." Forthcoming in WAC and Second Language Writers: Research towards Developing Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices. Edited with Terry Myers Zawacki. Edited collection under development and under contract with the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press for the Perspectives in Writing Series.  Forthcoming in summer 2013.  

“Supporting Faculty Writing at a Teaching-Mission Institution,” with Ann Brunjes.In Working with Faculty Writers edited by Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice (Utah State University Press). Forthcoming in summer 2013.

“Identity in Second Language Writing.” Under development for Shanti Bruce Ben Rafoth (eds.), Tutoring Second Language Writers (Utah State University Press). Forthcoming in 2014.

“Talking about Writing across the Secondary and College Community.” Under development for Jacob Blumner and Pamela Childers (eds.), WAC Partnerships Among Secondary and Post-Secondary Institutions, which is under contract with the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press for the Perspectives in Writing Series. Forthcoming in 2014.