ELIZABETH BENSEN-BARBER Curriculum Vitae

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Education
Ph.D. (Student) in English, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, Currently Completing Course Work  Specialization: New Media and Professional Writing M. A. in English, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, August 2005  Specialization: English and American Literature  Thesis: “Charlotte Turner Smith and William Wordsworth: In Search of the Natural Sublime,” August 2005. (Committee Members: John Pendergast, Jeffrey Skoblow (chair), Jack Voller) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, August 2005  Specialization: Teaching of Writing B. S. in English, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, English, December 2002  Specialization: English Education  Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Administrative Appointments
Assistant Program Head, English Department, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Fall 2011 – Present. Academic Advisor, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Spring 2007-Present

Teaching Appointments
Assistant Professor, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, August 2010-Present  College Composition I (English 111: computer and conventional, distance learning, dual enrollment, learning community)  College Composition II (English 112: computer and conventional, dual enrollment)  Technical Writing (English 115: video conferenced between two campuses; computer classroom)  Advanced Composition (English 210: computer classroom)  Survey of American Literature I (English 241: conventional, distance learning)  Survey of American Literature II (English 242: conventional, distance learning)

Elizabeth Bensen-Barber 2 English Instructor, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, January 2007-August 2010.  College Composition I (English 111: computer and conventional, distance learning, dual enrollment, learning community)  College Composition II (English 112: computer and conventional, dual enrollment)  Technical Writing (English 115: video conferenced between two campuses; computer classroom)  Advanced Composition (English 210: computer classroom)  Survey of American Literature I (English 241: conventional, distance learning)  Survey of American Literature II (English 242: conventional, distance learning) Lecturer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, Department of English Language and Literature, August 2005-December 2006  English Composition I (English 101: computer and conventional)  English Composition II (English 102: computer and conventional) Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, Department of English Language and Literature, August 2003-May 2005  English Composition I (English 101 – Two Semesters and one semester co-teaching with a Master Instructor)  English Composition II (English 102 – Two semesters)  Taught English 101 and English 102 in computer classrooms, using course management platforms to include WebCT, Speakeasy Studio and Café, and The Bedford Researcher. Writing Consultant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, Instructional Services (Writing Center), August 2003-May 2005  Accumulated a total of 225 hours over a two year period of time.  Provided assistance to graduate and undergraduate students from various university departments.  Consulted with students on essays, research papers, cover letters, and grant proposals.  Tutored developmental English students and non-native speakers of English.  Assisted business students with preparation of research papers for General Business Administration (GBA) classes.

Publications
“The Question of Multimodal Composing: What’s That (Visual) Argument?” The Reynolds Ripple. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 14 Mar. 2011.Web. 20 May 2011. <http://thereynoldsripple.blogspot.com/2011/03/question-of-multimodal-composingwhats.html>. “A Master Juggler of Time.” Write On! 2.7/8 (March/April 2005). Web. <http://www.siue.edu/ IS/WRITING/Newsletter/index.html>. “Reflections of a First Year Writing Center Graduate Assistant.” Write On! 1.8 (April 2004). Web. <http://www.siue.edu/IS/WRITING/Newsletter/index.html>.

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Presentations/Conferences
With Ghazala Hashmi, Hong Wu, and Denise Woetzel. “Assessing Learning in Information Literacy: Impetus, Implementation, and Impact.” Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, Georgia, September 2012. With Rochelle Rodrigo, et al. “The Crossroad of Computers and Writing and Two-Year Colleges: A Speed Panel.” Computers and Writing 2012, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2012. With Rochelle Rodrigo, et al. “Lost and Found in the Wonderland of Mobile Learning.” Computers and Writing 2012, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2012. Presenter. “Defining Multimodal Composing: Investigating Twenty-first Century Notions of Composing.” J. Sargeant Reynolds Professional Development Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, May 2012. Presenter. “Prezi: The Zooming Presentation Editor.” J. Sargeant Reynolds Technology Summit, Richmond, Virginia, April 2012. Presenter. “Defining Multimodal Composing: Investigating Twenty-first Century Notions of Composing.” 63rd Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012. With Jane Rosecrans. “Writing in the Disciplines: A How to.” J. Sargeant Reynolds Professional Development Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, May 2011. With Marty Watkin. “A Bloggy Experience: Using Blogs to Motivate Students.” Fifth Annual J. Sargeant Reynolds 2011 Faculty Research Symposium, Richmond, Virginia, April 2011. With Marty Watkin. “A Bloggy Experience: ESL and Native Speakers of English Collaborate.” Annual Virginia Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (VATESOL) Conference, Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 2010. With Jane Rosecrans. “What Is a Writing Intensive Course.” J. Sargeant Reynolds Professional Development Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, May 2010. With Jane Rosecrans. “Writing Intensive Courses in the Social Sciences.” Fourth Annual J.Sargeant Reynolds 2010 Faculty Research Symposium. Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, April 2010. Presenter. “A Pedagogical Stance: Visual Rhetoric for the Visually (Il)literate.” J. Sargeant Reynolds 2009 Faculty Symposium. Richmond, Virginia, April 2009. With Ghazala Hashmi. “Moral Education: Where Does It Fit in Composition Studies?” English/ESL Peer Group Meeting. Richmond, Virginia, November 2008

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Presenter. “The Collaborative Argument in First-Year Composition.” Professional Development Presentation, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, March 2006. Presenter. “Developing the Research Question and Thesis Statement.” Professional Development Presentation, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, January 2006. Presenter. “Representations of the Silent Other: Eavan Boland and the Female Poet.” The FortySixth Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2004.

Grants
“Defining Multimodal Composing: Investigating Twenty-first Century Notions of Composing.” J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Professional Development and Renewal Grant to attend 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication. March 2012. $1,116.00 “The Question of Multimodal Composing: What’s That Remediated Argument?” J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Professional Development and Renewal Grant to attend DMAC 2011. May 2011. $1,250.00.

College/Departmental Committees
Critical Thinking Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Spring 2012 Assessment Committee, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Spring 2009-Fall 2011 (Chair Fall 2011) Writing Committee, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 2007-Present  Eng 112 Learning Outcomes Committee, Fall 2010  Assessment Committee, Spring 2009-Fall 2010  Textbook Selection Committee, Fall 2007-Spring 2008 (Chair)  Eng 111/Eng 112 Learning Outcomes Committee, Fall 2007 Book Discussion Series Committee, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 2007-2011  Fall 2010 (Chair)  Freedom Writer’s Essay Writing Contest, Spring 2008 (Chair) Search Committee, English Instructor Position, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Fall 2011 Search Committee, English Instructor Position, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Fall 2010

Elizabeth Bensen-Barber 5 Search Committee, Early Childhood Education Position, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Fall 2009 Literature Committee, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 2007-2009 Multi-year Contract Committee, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Spring 2007 Brown Bag Luncheon Committee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2005-2006 Expository Writing Committee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2005-2006 Literature Committee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Fall 2004/Spring 2005 Graduate Student Representative, Expository Writing Committee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Fall 2004/Spring 2005  Reader Text Book Selection Subcommittee, Fall 2004  Research Text Book Selection Subcommittee, Fall 2004 Undergraduate Student Representative, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of English Language and Literature, Fall 2000/Spring 2001

Academic Honors
Academic Scholar Award, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, May 2012. Nicholas T. Joost Memorial Award for Graduate Thesis in American and English Literature, Honorable Mention, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of English Language and Literature, Spring 2006 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Nominee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of English Language and Literature, Fall 2005 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award, Nominee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of English Language and Literature, Fall 2002 Faye and Phillip Benjamin Outstanding English Student Award, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, April 2002

Professional Organizations
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

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