Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Julie Cheville

- Associate Professor & Director of English Education
- Director, Illinois State Writing Project

Office Address: STV 130
Office Phone: 309-438-1442
Office Hours: T:  10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
W: 9:00 a.m. - noon
(and by appointment)
Email: Contact Julie Cheville (jchevil)
Website: Visit Julie Cheville’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG296.01The Teaching of Literature M 17:00 - 19:50STV 0109
ENG591.03Practicum (Internship) in College Teaching   
Teaching Interests:
Methods of teaching writing and literature, grammar instruction, perspective taking in contexts of teaching and learning, case study research
Research Interests:
Issues of diversity in adolescent literacy learning, writing instruction, embodied literacies
PhD, University of Iowa, Language, Literacy & Culture
MA,  University of Iowa, English Education
BA,  Iowa State University, English
Selected Publications:

Cheville, J. (2013). The embodiment of real and digital signs: From the sociocultural to the intersemiotic. In M. Katz (Ed.), Moving ideas: Multimodality and embodied learning in communities and schools (pp. 243 - 256). New York: Peter Lang.

Cheville, J. (2009). The analytic dilemmas of interpreting visual signs in real and virtual contexts. In J. Flood, S. Heath, and D. Lapp (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy through the Visual and Communicative Arts (pp. 163-169). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Cheville, J., and Finders, M. (2007). Defining adolescent and adult writing development: A context of empirical and federal wills. In C. Bazerman (Ed.), Handbook of Writing Research (pp. 417-430). Atlanta, GA: Taylor & Francis.

Cheville, J. (2006). The bias of materiality in sociocultural theory: Reconceiving embodiment. Mind, Culture, & Activity, 13(2), 25-37.

Smith, M., Cheville, J., & Hillocks, G. (2005). "I guess I'd better watch my English": Grammar and the teaching of the English language arts. In C. MacArthur, S. Graham, & J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Handbook on Writing Research (pp. 263-274). New York: Guilford Press.

Cheville, J. (2005). Confronting the problem of embodiment. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 18(1), 85-107.

Cheville, J. (2004). Automated scoring technologies and the rising influence of error. English Journal, 93(4), 47-52.

Cheville, J. (2001). Minding the Body: What Student Athletes Know about Learning. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.

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