Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Bob Broad


Office Address: STV 403
Office Phone: (309) 438-7704
Office Hours:

MTW 1:30-3:30

Email: Contact Bob Broad (rlbroad)
Website: Visit Bob Broad’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG246.04Advanced Composition M W 10:00 - 11:15STV 0221
ENG590.01Seminar in Rhetoric & Composition Studies M 17:30 - 21:20STV 0410
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.
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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