Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Broad

Bob Broad

Professor

Office Address: STV 403
Office Phone: (309) 438-7704
Office Hours: TWR 1:30-3:30
Email: Contact Bob Broad (rlbroad)
Website: Visit Bob Broad’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Writing assessment, pedagogies of composition and literature, English education, and research methods.
Research Interests:
Writing assessment (portfolio and communal assessment), relationships between literacy and democracy, English education, and qualitative research methods.
Education:
Ph.D., English, Miami University,1994
M.A., English, Middlebury College,1988
B.A., English, Connecticut College, 1981
Selected Publications:
“Strategies and Passions in Empirical Qualitative Research.” Writing Studies Research in
Practice: Methods and Methodologies
. Eds. Lee Nickoson and Mary P. Sheridan-
Rabideau. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2012. 197-209. Print.

“Mapping A Dialectic with Edward M. White (in Four Scenes).” Writing Assessment in
the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White
. Eds. Norbert Elliot and Les
Perelman. New York: Hampton, 2012. 259-69. Print.

“How We Value Contemporary Poetry: An Empirical Inquiry.” (Article co-authored with Michael Theune.) College English 73.2 (November 2010): 113-137. Print.

Organic Writing Assessment: Dynamic Criteria Mapping in Action. (Co-authored book.) Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2009.

Rev. (invited) of The Power of Tests: A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests by Elana Shohamy. Journal of Writing Assessment 3.1 (2007).  55-60. 

Rev. (invited) of Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing by Carl Whithaus.  Teaching English in the Two-Year College 34.1 (2006).  99-101. 
 
“More Work for Teacher: Possible Futures of Teaching Writing in the Age of Computerized Assessment.”  The Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences.  Eds. Patricia Freitag Ericsson and Richard H. Haswell.  Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2006.  221-233.
 
Co-authored with Michael Boyd. “Rhetorical Writing Assessment: The Practice and Theory of Complementarity.” The Journal of Writing Assessment 2.1 (2005): 7-20.
 
Co-authored with the ISPAW team. "Making Statewide Writing Assessment Rigorous, Valid, and Fair: The Illinois State Portfolio Assessment of Writing (ISPAW)." Illinois English Bulletin 91.3 (summer 2004): 11-28.

What We Really Value: Beyond Rubrics in Teaching and Assessing Writing.  Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2003. 

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