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Koski and Gutiérrez on With Good Reason

Farmville, Virginia, population 8,140, is home to the largest private immigrant detention center on the East Coast. Connie Koski and Renee Gutiérrez (Longwood University) bring their students to the detention center to teach English, but the students are also learning a valuable lesson about the people who come to this country looking for a better […]

Gena Southall in Literacy Research and Instruction

The most recent volume of Literacy Research and Instruction includes an article by Dr. Gena Southall, Director of Liberal Studies, and, from JMU’s College of Education, Dr. Kristina Doubet. “Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction in Middle and High School: The Role of Professional Development in Shaping Teacher Perceptions and Practices” examines the extent to which […]

Dr. Elif Guler publishes in the Journal of Public Rhetoric

A manuscript Dr. Elif Guler completed based on a study she conducted in an advanced “rhetoric and professional writing” course at Longwood University has been slated for publication in the fall issue of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning. Dr. Guler’s manuscript, “The Pedagogical Implications for Teaching Ataturk’s ‘Address to the Youth’ for […]

Dr. Elif Guler presents at the Rhetoric Society of Europe

Dr. Elif Guler, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Professional Writing and Rhetoric at Longwood, has recently presented her study, “What Yusuf Has Hacib’s Kutadgu Bilig [Wisdom That Brings Happiness] Can Teach Us About Using Language for Unity,” at the 2017 Rhetoric Society of Europe Conference held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK […]

Virginia English Journal cited

The National Council of Teachers of English has named the Virginia English Journal, edited by Sean Ruday, associate professor of English education, one of the six outstanding affiliate journals for 2017.  According to the announcement, judges found the journal’s most recent issue “outstanding in every way,” a model of strong writing, enriching research-based articles, “crisp […]

Faulkner’s Bitterroot published

Steven Faulkner’s new memoir, Bitterroot: Echoes of Beauty and Loss, has been published by Beaufort Books of New York City. It is available in bookstores and on Amazon. From the Bitterroot press release:   On the occasion of the 100th-year anniversary of the National Parks Service, author Steven Faulkner releases a memoir of his unforgettable […]

Invited Keynotes from Sean Ruday and Jennie Miskec

Jennie Miskec has been selected to deliver the keynote lecture in Zagreb in October at the opening of an international conference,  “A Century of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić’s Croatian Tales of Long Ago.” Stemming from her work during recent summer courses offered in Croatia (with David Hardin), Dr. Miskec’s presentation is titled “Croatian Children’s Culture Abroad.”  Meanwhile, Sean Ruday was invited […]

Michael Lund wins the Col. Darron L. Wright Award

Professor Emeritus Michael Lund has been selected as second place finalist in the Col. Darron L. Wright Award for his short story, “Left-Hearted,” which was published by Line of Advance in February, 2016.  The writing contest is funded by a generous donation from the Blake and Bailey Foundation to honor the memory of Colonel Darron […]

Sean Ruday is Routledge EOE’s Author of the Month for June

Sean Ruday, author of the newly published  The Narrative Writing Toolkit, has been selected as the Routledge Eye On Education Author of the Month for June.  The publisher’s interview with Sean, which includes an overview of his other titles (and a shout-out to his mom), may be found here.

Rhonda Brock-Servais on With Good Reason

The May 21, 2016 broadcast of With Good Reason featured Rhonda Brock-Servais’s discussion of the rise of gothic and horror books for children.  The broadcast, called “Monsters in the Classroom,” included several conversations about recent developments in primary and secondary education.  With Good Reason is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.