About Me

 

Stephen V. Poulter

 

Education

Ph.D. Rhetoric/Composition, 2001. The University of Texas at Arlington

Dissertation: “Beyond Invention: Developing A Heuristics-based Writing Program”

Director: Robert J. Reddick

MA Teaching in Humanities, 1991. The University of Texas at Arlington

English Education, Composition, Linguistics

Director: Timothy Morris

BA English, 1979. The University of Texas at Arlington

English, Spanish, Secondary Teacher Certification

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, English Composition

Newman University, Wichita, Kansas 2010 - 2013

Math/Writing Center Director

Newman University, Wichita, Kansas 2010 - 2013

Accommodations Coordinator

Newman University, Wichita, Kansas 2010 - 2013

Assistant Professor, Department Chair

Newman University, Wichita, Kansas 2005 - 2010

Assistant Professor

Newman University, 2004 - 2013

Assistant Professor

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 1997- 2004

Instructor

Northeastern State University, 1992-1997

Teaching Assistant

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 1990-1992

Center Director/Director of Education

Sylvan Learning Center, Fort Worth, Texas 1987-1990

Site Manager/Camp Director/Training Coordinator

First Texas Council of Camp Fire, Fort Worth 1980-1986

Teacher/Coach

Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Texas 1979-1980

Tutor

SOAR developmental writing program, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1976-1978

 

Publications

Frameworks for Academic Writing (2nd edition)

Academic writing textbook, published by Lulu Press, 2013.

Frameworks for Academic Writing

Academic writing textbook, published by Lulu Press, 2010.

Frameworks for Academic Writing

Academic writing e-text textbook, 2009.

Blueprints for Writing (5th edition)

Academic writing textbook published by Fountainhead Press, 2005-2009.

Vision and Voice: A College Reader/Rhetoric

Writing textbook edited with Terri Baker, Joseph Faulds, and Chris Malone. Co-authored rhetoric section, published by Fountainhead Press, 2004.

Academic Writing through Inquiry: Asking the Right Questions

Writing textbook published by Fountainhead Press, 2003.

Seminary Leaves: A Northeastern State University Anthology

Edited with Terri Baker and Joseph Faulds, Anthology published by Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Patterns for Self-Expressive Essays

Personal writing textbook published in-house at NSU, 2001.

The Prism

Online journal for student research essays (original sponsor).

 

Papers

“Ancient Heuristics in a Modern Classroom”- Newman University LitFest, spring 2010.

“A Modular Writing System” - Presentation delivered to Montessori of Wichita teachers, summer 2008.

“Writing to Learn” - Graduate Education seminar/workshop, summer 2008.

“Eliminating Plagiarism”- Lunch and Learn faculty development seminar, fall 2006.

“Inquiry Writing”- Lunch and Learn faculty development seminar, fall 2006.

“Order from Chaos: How a Seamless Writing Program Emerged from a Composition Lesson Plan”-

Paper delivered at the Baton Rouge Community College conference Writing Matters, spring 2006.

“Asking the Impossible: Is a Drafting Heuristic All a Writing/Critical Thinking Program Needs?” -

Paper accepted at Quinnipiac University national conference: Writing As Critical thinking Across the Disciplines, fall 2006.

“At Arm’s Length: Teaching the Personal Essay without the Usual Pitfalls” -

Paper delivered at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, fall 2005.

“Writing to Learn Rather Than Learning to Write: How to Center WAC in the Composition Classroom” -

Paper delivered at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, fall 2005.

“Blending Toulmin, Heuristics, and Stasis: A Prescriptive Apparatus for Drafting an Argument that Satisfies both Academic Demands and English Department Standards” -

Paper accepted at Graduate Conference, Texas Tech University, March 2005.

“On Beyond ‘Invention’: Academic Writing for Non-English Majors” -

Paper presented at the Regional Universities Research Day, Edmond, Oklahoma, fall 2002.

“If It’s Broken, Let’s Fix It: How to Raise Grades in Writing Class from 5% ‘A’s’ to 100% ‘A’s’ by Ignoring Common Assumptions about Writing” -

Paper accepted at the Council on Undergraduate Research 10th National Conference, June 23 - 26, 2004, The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

“Better, Faster, Cheaper: Teaching Freshman Composition with Fewer Teachers and Better Results” -

Paper presented at the Regional Universities Research Day, Edmond, Oklahoma, fall 2001.

“Paperless Classes”- Presentation to English faculty, fall 2001.

“Creating a Web Page from Microsoft Word 2000” - Workshop for writing lab staff and faculty, fall 2001, spring 2002.

“English 4901, Technical Writing” - (University Center Tulsa) Seminar, undergraduate credit, fall 1995.

“Synectics and The Student Writer” -

Paper presented at the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Oklahoma City, 1993.

“Seeing With New Eyes”- Keynote Address for the Tulsa Public Schools Fall Language Arts Conference, Tulsa, 1997.

“Poking Through Angela’s Ashes”-

Book review presented for the Tahlequah Public Library “Programs Sandwiched In” series, 1997.

 

Courses Taught

Lower Division:

Freshman workshop (Freshman Orientation course) - UTA

Transitions and Traditions (Freshman Orientation course) - NU

Transitions and Traditions (Learning Community) - NU

Fundamentals of Writing (Developmental) - NU

Expository Writing – UTA, NSU, NU

Argumentative Writing – UTA, NSU

Freshman Composition I – UTA, NSU, NU

Freshman Composition II – UTA, NSU, NU

Scholars (Honors) English I - NSU

Scholars (Honors) English II – NSU

Creative Writing (FIG) - NU

Upper Division:

Business and Professional Writing - NU

Technical Writing - NSU

Linguistics - NSU

World Literature - NSU

History of the English Language - NSU

Teaching English in the High School - NSU

Survey of American Literature II - NSU

T. S. Eliot - NSU

Advanced Composition for Teachers I - NSU

Advanced Composition for Teachers II – NSU

Foundations of Rhetoric – NU

Literary Publications - NU

Graduate:

Graduate Studies in Communication Arts - NSU

Composition Pedagogy I - NSU

Composition Pedagogy II - NSU

Rhetorical Theory - NSU

Applied Rhetoric - NSU

Advanced Composition Pedagogy - NSU

Modern Composition Theory - NSU

Writing to Learn - NU

Correspondence:

Survey of American Literature I - NSU

Online Distance Education:

Advanced Composition for Teachers I - NSU

Advanced Composition for Teachers II - NSU

Computer-mediated classroom:

Fundamentals of Writing (Developmental) - NU

Freshman Composition I – NSU, NU

Freshman Composition II – NSU, NU

Freshman Composition II PLC (Honors) - NSU

Advanced Composition for Teachers I - NSU

Advanced Composition for Teachers II - NSU

Business and Professional Writing - NU

Writing to Learn - NU

 

Memberships and Training

Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy

Summer 2007

Higher Learning Commission spring conference

Series of workshops/ presentations for NCA self-study compilation, Chicago, spring 2006

NSSE

National Survey of Student Engagement workshop, spring 2007

Dealing with Dyslexia

Fundamental Learning Center of Wichita, fall 2006

National Council of Teachers of English

Member

NCTE accreditation workshop

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmund, fall 2003

Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English

Past member

“Pathwise”

First-year teacher assessment workshop, Oklahoma Education Association, Oklahoma City, fall 2003

Conference on College Composition and Communication

Member

Clear-Edits software workshop

NSU, spring 2004

Sigma Tau Delta

Member

Blackboard Distance Education

Training seminar, NSU, summer 2000

University of Tulsa, Continuing Education Division

“Issues in High School and College Writing: Portfolio Assessment,” 1993

 

Areas of Interest

Composition Theory

Rhetorical Theory

Writing Assessment

Writing Across the Curriculum

Academic Writing Instruction

Computer Writing Programs

Online Scholarship

Design Theory

 

Honors

NSU Sigma Tau Delta “Faculty Appreciation Award” recipient, 2003.

NSU Graduate Students Association, “Appreciation Award” recipient, 2002.

NSU Faculty “Circle of Excellence” nominee, 2003.

Tenure, awarded by Northeastern State University, 2002.

NSU Faculty “Circle of Excellence” nominee, 2001.

NSU John Vaughn Library, “Honor NSU Authors” recipient, 1999.

NSU Faculty of the Year in Teaching nominee, 1998.

NSU Faculty of the Year in Teaching nominee, 1997.