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Barbara Gordon

Associate Professor of English
Whitley 202
2338 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
gordon@elon.edu (336) 278-5619

Publications

Author of Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease: Comprehensive Expert Guidance, Duke University Press 2010, with Heather Show and Brooke Daniel M.D.'s and David Kroll, Ph.D.

Gordon, B. L.  and Kircher, C. (2012 December) A Tale of Two Courses:  Using Praxis to Link Writing Center Training with First-Year Composition.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 40 (2), 163-176.

Gordon, B.L. (2008 December)  “Requiring first-year writing classes to visit the writing center: Bad attitudes or positive results?” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 36, (2), 154-163.

Gordon, B. L. (2007). “Critiquing the creation of knowledge in the liberal arts: An interdisciplinary course on death.” The Global Spiral, 9.7, 2007

David, D., Gordon, B., & Pollard R. (1996). “Will your disciplinary umbrella cover me? Response.” College Composition and Communication, 47(4), pp.603-604.

David, D., Gordon, B., & Pollard R. (1995). “Seeking common ground: guiding assumptions for writing courses.” College Composition and Communication, 46(4), 522-532.

Gordon, B. (1987). “Another look: standardized tests for placement in college composition courses.” Writing Program Administration, 10(3), 29-38.

Gordon, B. (1985). “On entering college composition.” El Noreno, Vol. IV, February.

Gordon, B., Dick, J., & Schreiber H. (1980). University of Texas at El Paso writing assessment.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 186 914) 148 pages.

Buccholz, K., Gerber, R. Gordon, B. (1980) A sequential junior high school writing program (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 186 914) 69 pages.

Invited Publications for Trade Publications

Gordon, B. L. (2012) “She Wrote the Book… on Advanced Breast Cancer” Women Magazine, Spring Vol. 8 Issue 1.

Gordon, B. L. (2011). Anger: A natural emotion that often accompanies a diagnosis of advanced breast cancer, Coping with Cancer, September/October, 18.

Gordon, B. L. (2011) Forward. Outliving or overcoming your illness Sheila Alston & Iris T. Chapman, Brentwood Christian Press

Presentations

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

“The Nature of Argument” College English Association, Savannah, GA, April 2013.

“Targeted, Not Generic Library Instruction for First-Year Writers ” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, March 2012.

“WAC Waning and Waxing” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY, March 2010.

“Teaching Argument in First Year Writing – Promoting Inquiry and Transformation over Victory” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.

“The General Studies Interdisciplinary Seminar as a Capstone for General Education”  Wholeness in General and Liberal Education, Association for General and Liberal Studies National Conference. Asheville, NC, September 25, 2008.

“Conceptual Multi-Disciplinarity: Enabling Students to Critique the Terrain of Higher Education.” Fifteenth International Conference on Learning, Chicago, IL June 2008

“Critiquing the Creation of Knowledge in the Liberal Arts: An Interdisciplinary Course on Death.” Association for Integrative Studies, Phoenix, AZ September 2007.

“Requiring Classes to Visit the Writing Center: Reassessing and Refining Conventional Wisdom,” Southeastern Writing Center Association, Nashville, TN February 2007.

“Much Ado About Nothing: Teaching Zen Writing and Rhetoric,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2006.

“The Conference Form in Faculty Hands,” Southeastern Writing Center Association, Duke University, Durham, NC, February 2006.

“Oncology and the Humanities: The Needs of Body and Soul.” International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2006

“Dialect Dilemmas: A Cautionary Tale from a Contact Zone,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March, 2005.

“Tutor Training Linked with First-Year Writing: A Synergistic Connection,” The 21st National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Hackettstown, NJ, October 2004. (With Cassie Kircher and Sara Dilly, student)

“The Conference Record Form in Faculty Hands,” International Writing Centers Association & National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, 2003 Joint Conference, Hershey, PA October 2003.  (With Becky Peterson, student)

“Plagiarism: The Major Players and the Possible Plays,” Conference on College Composition and Communication New York, NY Spring 2003 (With Mary Wise and Mary White, student)

“Sticking to Skills/Considering Ethics,” Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Logan, UT, Fall 2002

“Outcomes and Identity for Writing Courses: Locating the Field in the Thicket,” Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Charlotte, Summer 2000 (With Denise David and Rita Pollard)

“Writing Enhanced Courses and Writing Courses: A Course by Any Other Name,” National Writing Across The Curriculum Conference, Cornell University, Summer 1999 (With Denise David and Rita Pollard)

“Injecting Interdisciplinary Seminars into the Mainstream” Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Athens, GA, Summer 1998 (With Steven Braye and Jean Schwind)

“Are Writing Intensive Courses and Writing Courses Interchangeable,” Writing Across the Disciplines Conference, Miami, FL, Spring 1998 (With Rita Pollard)

“Wedding Writing Intensive Courses with Required Interdisciplinary Seminars,” Writing Across the Curriculum National Conference, Charleston SC, Spring 1997

“Assessing Objectives for First Year Composition- Three Lenses for Refining Instruction,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Phoenix, AZ, Spring 1997 (With Iris Chapman and Russ Gill)

“Who Will Assess Composition in the 21st Century and How Will They Assess It,” Composition in the 21st Century, Miami, OH, October 1993

“At Risk: The Integrity of Writing Courses” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Diego, CA, March 1993 (With Denise David)

“Critical Thinking in the Writing Classroom,” North Carolina English Teachers Association, High Point, NC, Fall 1992

“A Comparison of Three Style-Checkers for Improving Students’ Compositions,”Computers Across the Curriculum: A Conference on Technology in the Freshman Year New York, NY, Summer 1992

“Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines” Eastern Economic Association Meeting, New York, Spring 1992 (With Greg Lilly and Jim Barbour)

“First Year Focus: Courses for Transformation,” The Freshman Year Experience, Kansas City, KA, Spring, 1991 (With Rosalind Reichard & John Teague)

“Who Has Time to Assign Writing in a Math Course? North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Winston-Salem, NC, Fall 1990 (With Patti Whitaker)

“Writing Across the Curriculum: Using Persistence and Politics to Overcome Resistance and Apathy,” Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, Georgetown University, DC, Spring 1990

“Joining Writing Courses with College Internships,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Seattle, OR, March 1989 (With Pam Brumbaugh)

“Aligning Values, Writing, and Action in the Freshman Year,” National Collegiate Honors Council, Las Vegas, NV, Fall 1988 (With Lemar Bland)

“Sex Differences in Writing: What’s Different?” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March 1987

“Sex Differences in Writing: What’s Different?” National Council of Teachers of English, San Antonio, TX, Fall 1986

“Writing on the Border,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, MD, March 1985 (With John Dick and Harold Schreiber)

“Paragraph Structure and Discourse Schema, “Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 1984

“Training Tutors to Conference with Writers,” New York State College Learning Skills Association, Rochester, NY, Spring 1981

“Devising analytic Scales for Composition Evaluation,” Buffalo Area English Teachers, Buffalo, NY, Fall 1975

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