Hailey A.

Sheets Ball State University Department of English Muncie, Indiana 47306 Office (765) 285-0100 hsheets@bsu.edu haileyasheets.com Education Ph.D.: Literature, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, expected May 2010 Tentative dissertation topic: “Representations of the Working Mother in Victorian Literature and Culture” (Advisor: Dr. Joyce Huff) M.A.: Literature, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, May 2006 Thesis: “Weaving Work and Motherhood: The Negotiated Roles of Queen Victoria” (Advisor: Dr. Joyce Huff) B.A. Literature, Minor: History, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, May 2004 Current Position Writing Program Instructor Writing Program, Department of English, Ball State University, 2004-Present Taught first-year composition courses as part of graduate assistantship. English 103: First-Year Composition I (3 sections) Argument-based composition course taught in a computer-enhanced classroom with an emphasis on multimodal composing and visual literacy. English 104: First-Year Composion II (2 sections) Research-based composition course with an emphasis on multimodal composing and visual literacy. Previous Positions Research Assistantship, Ball State University, Spring-Summer 2008 Advisor: Dr. Joyce Huff and Dr. Webster Newbold Related Experience Creative Writing Instructor, Saint Mary’s College, 2004-Present Developed and taught creative writing curriculum for Saint Mary’s College Fine Arts Camp for young women ages 10-15. Presentations 1111 Pebble Court Anderson, Indiana 46013 Home (574) 360-8374

“Hair Speaks in Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield.” Disciplining the Body: University of Florida-Tallahassee, April 2006. “Oh what torture to a mother’s heart: Motherhood in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Practical Criticism Midwest: Ball State University, February 2005. Service Conference Chair, Practical Criticism Midwest: Ball State University, February 2005 Committee Member, Freshman Connections Program: Ball State University, Spring 2005-Present Vice-President, Student Association of Graduates in English: Ball State University, 2005-2006 Member, Crossing Borders for International Students, Ball State University, 2005 Committee Member, Graduate Student Advisory Board: Ball State University, 2004-2006 Member, Writing Program Teaching Circle, 2004-Present Current Memberships Modern Language Association College English Association North American Victorian Studies National Council of Teachers of English Literature Courses Taken Research Methods, African American Literature, Contemporary American Literature, Victorian Studies, Renaissance Drama, Literary Theory I, Literary Theory II, Cultural Studies (Film), Studies in the Novel (Victorian Gothic), American Ethnic Literature, Irish Drama, Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, Literary Constructions of Otherness, Contemporary British Studies, Early British Studies, Restoration Literature Rhetoric/Composition Courses Taken Teaching in English Studies (Composition), Theories in Contemporary Composition, Technology in Composition References Dr. Joyce Huff, Thesis and Dissertation Advisor Ball State University Department of English Muncie, Indiana 47306 (765) 285-8580 jlhuff@bsu.edu Dr. Deborah Mix, Academic Advisor Ball State University Department of English Muncie, Indiana 47306

(765) 285-8580 dmmix@bsu.edu Dr. Lauren Onkey, Professor Ball State University Department of English Muncie, Indiana 47306 (765) 285-8580 lonkey@bsu.edu Mrs. Mary Clark-Upchurch, Assistant Director of the Writing Program Department of English Ball State University (765) 285-8580 mcupchurch@bsu.edu