Professor Janice Neuleib

Professor Emeritus
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Began teaching at ISU in 1970, founding director of Writing Center 1976-1986, founding director of University for Learning Assistance 1986-1996 (now Visor Center), Writing Program Administrator 1996-2006, "teaching" Professor Emeritus since 2012.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Writing and Rhetoric, Pedagogy, Religions and Cultures
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Fantasy and religious literature (especially cultural studies of fairy tales and myths worldwide),The teaching and learning of writing, Language use and development
  • Ph D English - 1974
  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: The Concept of Evil in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis
  • MA English - 1970
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • BA English / Religious studies - 1966
  • Augustana College
  • Rock Island, IL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Illinois English Bulletin, Normal, Illinois State University. 102:1 (Fall 2014) (Janice Neuleib, Editor)
  • Janice Neuleib, Illinois English Bulletin, Fall 2015, V. 103, n. 1
  • Janice Neuleib, editor, Illinois English Bulletin, Summer 2015, v. 102, n. 3
  • Janice Neuleib, ed., Illinois English Bulletin, Spring 2015, v. 102, n.2
  • “Executive Secretary’s Message.” IATE Newsletter, 51 (Fall 2014): 2.
  • Janice Neuleib, Illinois English Bulletin, Fall 2014, V.102, n. 1
  • Janice Neuleib, Editor, Illinois English Bulletin, Summer 2014, V.101, n. 3
  • "Inventing an Argument and Developing a Thesis Statement." AP English Language and Composition: Expanding Definitions of Argument. New York: The College Board, 2013, 21-42. Print.
  • Pearson Introduction to Literature. Boston, MA. Pearson 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 (with Kathy Cain, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Paige Reynolds, Stanley Render, and Stephen Ruffus) (large data base—I wrote over two hundred sets of background materials, writing theory, and bibliographic materials.) Print and Database.
  • “Language Issues,” English Journal, 95 (May 2006): 11
  • "English Studies at Illinois State University: Growing Old, Growing New." Teaching, Research, and Service in the Twenty-First Century English Department: A Delicate Balance. Eds. Joe Marshall Hardin and Ray Wallace. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2004. 183-193. (with Ron Strickland, and Ron Fortune) Print.
  • "English Studies at Illinois State University: Growing Old, Growing New." Teaching, Research, and Service in the Twenty-First Century English Department: A Delicate Balance. Eds. Joe Marshall Hardin and Ray Wallace. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2004. 183-193. (with Ron Strickland, and Ron Fortune)
  • Review of To the Point: Reading and Writing Short Arguments, Gilbert H. Muller and Harvey S. Wiener, 16 December 2002
  • "Review of Mark Bracher's The Writing Cure: Psychoanalysis, Composition, and Aims of Education. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U, 1999," in The Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, 7 (Fall 2002): 356-361.
  • “A Teacher Exchange That Changed Teachers,” for University-School Collaboration: Models to Meet Expectations. Ed. Tom Thompson. Urbana: NCTE, 2002 13-20. (with Ron Fortune and Claire Lamonica) Print.
  • “Mirroring Maxine: Gazing again at Her Reflection.” Reflections on Maxine Hairston. Eds. David Jolliffe, Michael Keene, Mary Trachsel, Ralph Voss. NJ: Hampton P, 2002. 153-156. Print.
  • Of The Penguin Handbook, Lester Faigley, in focus group at Computers and Writing conference, 17 May 2002
  • "Revising Our Program: Illinois State University Freshman Writing," Composition Forum 12 (Winter 2001): 59-71 with Maurice Scharton
  • "Teaching Grammar to Writers," Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings. Ed. Susan Naomi Bernstein. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Professional Resources, 2001. (with Irene Brosnahan) 91-97. (reprinted from The Journal of Basic Writing) Print.
  • “Many a Slip Twixt the Cup and the Lip: Teaching and Learning with Graduate Instructors.” Writing the Wrongs: Reforming College Composition. Eds. Ray Wallace, Alan Jackson, and Susan Lewis Wallace. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2000. 193-202. (with Maurice Scharton) Print.
  • “Renewing the Nexus: Strengthening and Deepening Connections across the English Education Program at Illinois State University.” Preparing a Nation’s Teachers: Models for English and Foreign Language Programs. New York: MLA, 1999. (with Bob Broad, Ron Fortune, Charles Harris, Barbara Nourie, and Kay Parker) Print.
  • The Mercury Reader. Boston, MA: Pearson, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 (with Kathy Cain and Stephen Ruffus) The Mercury is ten years old and still the best-selling writing text (I have data on sales if requested). (sample in file) Print and Database.
  • Things Your Grammar Never Told You. Needham, MA: Allyn & Bacon-Longman, 1999. (with Maurice Scharton) (1st & 2nd Editions 1999 & 2001) Print.
  • “The First Nine Rooms: Computers and Writing at Illinois State University." Illinois English Bulletin 86 (Late Spring 1999): 4-10.
  • “NWP Mountaineers Reflect on Summer Directors’ Retreat.” The Voice 4 (November-December 1999): 18
  • “Preparing Teachers for Writing Instruction in Community Colleges: One Institution’s Perspective.” Composition Chronicle 11 (September/October 1999): 5-7.
  • Of The Man Who Created Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis by Michael Coren, Defending Middle-Earth, Tolkien: Myth and Modernity by Patrick Curry, and A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Road to Faerie by Verlyn Fleiger. The Lion and the Unicorn 22 (September 1998): 380-383.
  • “Comfortable Clothes: Using Type to Design Assignments.” Composing and Personality Type. Ed. Tom Tompson. Gainsville, FL: Consulting Psychologists Press, 1997. 47-62 (with Maurice Scharton)
  • “Special Challenges Facing Women in Personnel Reviews.” Scholarship, Promotion, and Tenure in Composition Studies. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum, 1997. Eds. Richard C. and Barbara G. S. Gebhardt. pp. 129-135. Print. Note: This book received the Dasher Book Award from the College English Association of Ohio. 129-135.
  • "Clyde S. Kilby, Gracious Scholar." Illinois English Bulletin 84 (Late Spring 1997): 15-20.
  • Writing Skills. Grand Rapids, MI: Instructional Fair, 1996.
  • Writing with the Masters: Multiple Ways of Meaning. Torrence, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, 1996. (with Elaine Dion and Ruth Fennick)
  • “Teaching Grammar Affectively: Learning to Like Grammar.” The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction: Past, Present, Future. Ray Wallace and Susan Hunter, eds., Heinemann, 1995. 204-212 (with Irene Brosnahan) Print.
  • Writing with the Masters: from Reading and Researching. Torrence, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, 1995. (with Elaine Dion and Ruth Fennick) Print.
  • "Writing Others, Writing Ourselves: Ethnography and the Writing Center." Intersections: Theory-Practice in the Writing Center. Joan Mullin and Ray Wallace, eds. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1994. 54-67 (with Maurice Scharton) (in file) Print.
  • Writing with the Masters 1, Torrence CA, Frank Shaffer Publications, Inc., 1994
  • Writing with the Masters 1, Torrence CA, Frank Shaffer Publications, Inc., 1994
  • Writing with the Masters: From Personal Experience. Torrance, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, 1994. (with Elaine Dion and Ruth Fennick)
  • “Reviewer’s Response to ‘Stalking the Small Group.’” Dialogue: A Journal for Writing Specialists 1 (Spring 1994): 159-160.
  • Inside/Out: A Guide to Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993 (with Maurice Scharton). Print.
  • “The Relationship of Personality Type to the Learning of Grammar.” Self and Text. 1 (Fall 1993):1-3 (with Irene Brosnahan)
  • “Spilt Religion: Student Motivation and Values-Based Writing.” Writing on the Edge. 4 (Fall 1992): 41-50.
  • "The Friendly Stranger: Twenty-Five Years as ‘Other’.’ CCC 43.2 (1992): 231-243.
  • “Not How Well But How: Future Directions for Process-Based Assessment,” Notes from the National Testing Network in Writing. 10 (December 1991): 10. (with Maurice Scharton) Print.
  • "The Rhetorical Situation of the AP Writer," Illinois English Bulletin. 78 (Spring 1991): 31-41. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "The Gift of Insight: Personality Type, Tutoring, and Learning." Expanding and Changing the Writing Center: New Directions. Ray Wallace and Jeanne Simpson, eds. New York: Garland Press, 1991, 184-204. (with Maurice Scharton) Print.
  • Review of Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared by Mike Rose. Journal of Educational Opportunity 5 (Summer 1990): 35-36.
  • "Grammar Reconsidered--One More Time, A CCCC Panel," Syntax in the Schools, 7 (November 1990): 1, 3. (with Maurice Scharton and Irene Brosnahan)
  • "Tutors and Computers: An Easy Alliance." Writing Center Journal 11 (Fall/Winter 1990): 49-58. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • Of Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Underprepared by Mike Rose. Journal of Educational Opportunity 5 (Summer 1990): 35-36.
  • "Using Videotapes to Train Tutors." The Writing Lab Newsletter. 14 (January 1990): 1-3, 8. (with Maurice Scharton, Julia Visor, and Yvette Webber-Davis)
  • Of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein: the Fate of Androgyny by William Veeder. Christianity and Literature 39 (Autumn 1989): 88-99.
  • "Manuscript Studies, Literature/Writing Connections, and the Teacher/Researcher." Journal of Teaching Writing, (Special issue, 1989): 227-238. (with Ron Fortune)
  • "Teaching Grammar to Writers" Journal of Basic Writing 6 (Spring 1987): 28-35. (with Irene Brosnahan)
  • Of Talking about Writing: A Guide for Tutor and Teacher Conferences by Beverly Lyon Clark. The Writing Center Journal 7 (1986): 53-55.
  • "Illinois State University's Articulation in Writing." School-College Collaborative Programs in Writing and Literature. Ed. Ron Fortune. New York: Modern Language Association's Options in Teaching Writing Series, 1986, 111-119. (with Ron Fortune). Print.
  • "The Writing Program at Illinois State." New Methods in College Writing Programs: Theories in Practice. Eds. Paul Connolly and Teresa Villardi. New York: Modern Language Association's Options for Teaching Series, 1986, 57-64. (with Maurice Scharton and Janet Youga) Print.
  • "The Use of Sentence Combining in an Articulated Writing Curriculum: a Report on Illinois State University's NEH Project in Process." Sentence Combining: Toward a Rhetorical Perspective. Eds. D. Daiker, A. Kerek, and M. Morenberg. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1985. (with Ron Fortune) Print.
  • Of Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World by Verlyn Flieger. Christianity and Literature 34 (1984): 59-61.
  • "Research in the Writing Center: What to Do and Where to Go to Become Research Oriented." Writing Lab Newsletter, 9 (December 1984) 10-13.
  • "Fantasy Literature: A Resource for the Unimaginative." Illinois English Bulletin 70 (1983): 7-12.
  • Of Tolkien: New Critical Perspectives by N. Isaacs and R. Zimbardo. Christianity and Literature 32 (1982): 99-102.
  • "Evaluating a Writing Lab." Tutoring Writing: A Sourcebook for Writing Labs. Ed. Muriel Harris 227-232. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1982. 227-232.
  • "Grammar Hotline." College English 44 (1982): 413-416. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Grammar Hotline." College English 44 (1982): 413-416. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Comic Grotesques: The Means of Revelation in Wise Blood and That Hideous Strength." Christianity and Literature. 30 (1981): 27-36.
  • "The Cloze Test as a Measure of Writing Ability." Report of the Regional Seminar on Evaluation and Measurement of Language Competence and Performance 18 (1981): 72-76. (with Irene Brosnahan)
  • "Love's Alchemy: Jane in That Hideous Strength." Mythlore 7 (1980): 16-17.
  • "Of Other Worlds: Worldly Wisdom as It Grows in Science Fiction." Extrapolation 19 (1978): 108-111.
  • "The Creative Act: Lewis on God and Art." The Longing for a Form, Essays on the Fiction of C.S. Lewis. Ed. Peter J. Schakel. Kent, Ohio: Kent State UP, 1977, 40-47. Print.
  • "The Relation of Formal Grammar to Composition." College Composition and Communication 28 (1977): 247-250.
  • "What to Tell Writing Teachers to Teach." National Association of Secondary Schools Bulletin 61 (1977): 93-95.
  • "Technology and Theocracy: The Cosmic Voyages of Wells and Lewis." Extrapolation 16 (1975): 130-136.
  • "The Benevolent Face of Deity: The Meaning of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces." Christianity Today 28 March 1975: 14-16.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • "A Legacy of Leadership: Mentoring, Modelling, and the Development of Academic Leadership,” 13 May 2015, The Ninth Annual University of Windsor and Oakland University Teaching and Learning Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • “Advanced Placement English Language Workshop,” AP Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 10 December 2014
  • ”Teaching Reflection: Story and Beyond,” National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Washington DC, 23 November 2014
  • “Norman Mailer Gala Awards,” Norman Mailer Gala, 27 October 2014, New York City
  • “Advanced Placement English Language,” AP Workshop, College of Lake County. 1 October 2014, Grayslake, IL
  • “Advanced Placement English Language,” AP Institute, George Washington University, 24-27 June 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • “Advanced Placement English Language,” AP Institute, Ball State Indiana Academy, 26 June to 1 July, 2012, Muncie, IN
  • “Editing the Mercury.” Video Recording for Pearson Publishing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. 8 April 2011. Atlanta, GA
  • “AP English Language Workshop.” AP Butler University Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 22 November 2009
  • “Mythical Messages: A Workshop for Teachers.” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2 October 2009
  • “Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?” Allerton Conference, 15 April 2009 (I was invited to give the keynote speech).
  • “Subversive Activities: Writing, Rhetoric, and Teaching,”15th Annual Southwest English Graduate Symposium, ASU, Tempe, 27-28 March 2009
  • “Shifting into High Gear: Moving Your Affiliate toward Excellence,” 24 November 2008, National Council of Teachers of English,” San Antonio, TX
  • “Advanced Placement English Language Summer Institute,” 24-29 June 2007, Land O’ Lakes, WI
  • "The Spiritual Dimension of Jim Moffett’s Work,” NCTE, Nashville, TN, 8 November 2006
  • “Mentoring Young Women in the Profession,” College Composition and Communication, Chicago,15 March 2006
  • “English Language AP,” College Board Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 22 November 2005
  • “The Spiritual Dimension of Jim Moffett’s Work,” A Gathering in the Mountains, AEPL Conference, 23-26 June 2005 (with Jim Meyer)
  • "The Other ‘F’ Word,” Feminist Workshop, College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, 16 March 2005
  • “Teacher as Writing Instructor,” National Council of Teachers of English, Indianapolis, IN, 19 November 2004
  • “Reinventing Language and Composition, English 101, Again,” Writing Program Administrators Conference, Newark, Delaware, 16 July 2004
  • “Rhetoric Versus Argument: What’s a PA to Do?” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, 26 March 2004
  • “WPA Power: A Woman’s Materiality” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, 25 March 2004
  • “Roads to Revision.” IATE Mississippi Valley District Meeting. Belleville, IL. 20 March 2004. (with Susan Bloome, Eileen Bularzik, and Claire Lamonica)
  • “Taking Directed Self Placement Online,” Writing Program Administrators 2003 Summer Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, 11 July 2003 (with Claire Lamonica)
  • "Conversing and Collaborating across the High School-to-College Divide," Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, 22 March 2003
  • "Authority, Power, and Love: Who Has Them? Who Needs Them," Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, 19 March 2003
  • "Teacher Revision," National Writing Project National Meeting at National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, 21 November 2002. (with Claire Lamonica, Will Banks, Bethany Bielfeldt, and Sarah Parlier)
  • “Advanced Placement English Language Summer Institute,” 30 July-3 August, 2002, Kansas City, MO
  • "A WPA Self Study," Writing Program Administrators Conference, Park City, UT, 13 July 2002. (with Claire Lamonica)
  • "Mapping a Writing Program," National Writing Project Directors Retreat, Walker Valley, NY, 16 June 2002.
  • "Writing a Web-Based Reader Collaboratively," Computers and Writing Conference, Normal, 18 May 2002
  • "What's in a Name?," College Composition and Communication, Chicago, 20 March 2002
  • "Politics of American English, 2001," Modern Language Association, New Orleans, 27 December 2001
  • "Data for D. C." National Council of Teachers of English/National Writing Project Annual Meeting, State Affiliate Conference, Baltimore, 17 November 2001.
  • "Seeking Revision: Activities for Teachers and Students," National Council of Teachers of English/National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 16 November 2001
  • "What Do We Mean By Composition Studies?" Writing Program Administrators' Composition Studies in the 21st Century, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 5 October 2001
  • "Advanced Placement English Language Workshop," College Board Advanced Placement Conference, Columbia, MO, 10-11 April 2001
  • "Minority Teachers and Students in Illinois." National Writing Project State Directors Meeting, 16 March 2001, Denver
  • “Composing a Team: A Mutli-Institutional Writing Community.” Conference for College Composition and Communication, 14 March 2001, Denver (with Kathy Cain, Stephen Rufus, and Maurice Scharton)
  • “Illinois State Writing Project Initiatives,” Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute Visioning Retreat, Columbus, Mississippi, 11 February 2001
  • “Literature and Writing: Active Encounters." Fourth International Conference for Global Conversations on Language and Literacy, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3 August 2000 (with Ron Fortune and Rodger Tarr)
  • “Assessment Wars, or ‘Why Can’t We Use the ACT to Place Writers?'” Writing Programs Administrators Conference, Charlotte, NC, 14 July 2000
  • "Re-Imagining Our Roles," CCCC Feminist Workshop 2000, Minneapolis, MN, 12 April 2000.
  • “Hidden Creativity: Student Writing from the Shadow,” Fourth Biennial Education Conference, Gainesville, FL, 12 March 2000 (with Kate Varness)
  • “Grammar at Play: Games of Imagination,” NCTE, Denver, Colorado, 19 November 1999 (with Maurice Scharton)
  • “Teachers Teaching Teachers to Teach Revision,” Writing Project Directors’ Retreat, Estes Park, 27 August 1999
  • “Teaching/Learning Styles,” Faculty Workshop, Calumet College, Calumet, IN, 23 & 24 August 1999
  • “Why Writing: Making Style Visible,” CCCC 1999, Atlanta, GA, 25 March 1999 (with Maurice Scharton)
  • “The Invisible WPA Demands,” CCCC 1999 Pre-session workshop, 24 March 1999
  • “Making Connections: Literature and Writing,” NCTE, Nashville, TN, 23 November 1998 (with Ron Fortune and Rodger Tarr) (all day workshop)
  • “Teaching English Language Advanced Placement,” College Board Conferences for Experienced and New Teachers. Milwaukee, 7 & 8 October 1998. (two all day workshops)
  • “Teacher Research: How and Why to Do It” 3rd International Conference for Global Conversations on Language and Literacy, 5 August 1998, Bordeaux, France (with Maurice Scharton)
  • “Through a Glass Darkly: Love’s Light in Till We Have Faces,” C. S. Lewis Centeniary Celebration, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 18 July 1998.
  • “Longman Focus Group Workshop,” College Composition and Communication, Chicago, 3 April 1998.
  • “Contextual Grammar,” College Composition and Communication, Chicago, 2 April 1998.
  • “Imaging Ourselves as Teachers,” College Composition and Communication, Chicago, 1 April 1998.
  • “The Hinton Center’s Parent Program,” National Writing Project/NSF Grant Writing Workshop, Berkeley, CA, 18 January 1998.
  • “Public Faces, Private Lives: Women’s Tenure and Promotion,” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s): from Boundaries to Borderlands, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 29 August 1997.
  • “Definitions of Teaching,” National Writing Project Retreat, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 31 May 1997.
  • “Applying Research on Language to Teaching Composition,” and “Women in Professional Contexts,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Phoenix, 12-14 March 1997
  • "Women and Professional Advancement," Annual Conference of American Council on Education Illinois Women Leaders, Chicago, 28 February 1997
  • "Who Helped You Make That Change? Using Portfolios to Teach Critical Revision," National Council of Teachers Conference on Conflict and Consensus: Exploring Diversity and Standards in the Portfolio Movement, New Orleans, LA, 17 January 1997 (with Maurice Scharton)
  • “The MLA NEH Teacher Education Project--One School’s Experience,” 2nd International Conference: Global Conversations on Language and Literacy,” Heidelberg, Germany, 14 August 1996
  • “Refreshing the Web: Strengthening and Deepening Connections,” MLA Teacher Education Project Conference, Houston, TX, 20 March 1996 (with ISU team)
  • “What Students Remember about Grammar.” College Composition and Communication, Washington, D.C., 24 March 1995.
  • “Writing Centers for the Twenty-First Century,” National Association for Developmental Education, Chicago, IL, 23 February 1995.
  • “An Ethnographic Approach for Writing Project Teacher/Researchers.” Global Conference on Language and Literacy, Christ Church College, Oxford, England, 15 August , 1994 (with Ruth Fennick and Maurice Scharton)
  • “Speaking from the Center: Stories of Race and Gender in Administration,” Rhetoric Society of America, Norfolk, VA, 20 May 1994 (with Julia Visor)
  • “Teaching to the Student, Never the Test: Learner-Centered Environments,” Developmental Association Conference on Serving a Community of Learners,” Elmhurst College, 13 May 1994 (invited keynote speaker)
  • “Gendering the Evaluation Process: Teachers’ Emotional Reactions to Grading,” College Composition and Communication, Nashville, 17 March 1994 (with Maurice Scharton)
  • “The Friendly Stranger: Twenty-Five Years as Other--the James Britton Award” Portland, National Council of Teachers of English, 12 March 1994, a session to discuss the writing of the award-winning CCC essay.
  • “Self Discovery in Writing,” Portland, National Council of Teachers of English, 11 March 1994 (accepted in session proposed by Neuleib, Writing with the Masters, Neuleib, Scharton, Fennick, and Dion, relates to former NEH grant as applied to Writing Project activities)
  • “Research in Writing Projects: Discussion,” Pittsburgh, National Council of Teachers of English, 19 November 1993 (with Maurice Scharton, & Ruth Fennick)
  • The Use of Sentence Combining in an Articulated Writing Curriculum: a Report on Illinois State University's NEH Project in Progress." The Second Miami University Conference on Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing. Miami University. Oxford, Ohio. 21 October 1983. (with Ron Fortune)
  • “Aggression Meets Cooperation: Gender in Collaborative Writing,” College Composition and Communication Conference, San Diego, 2 April 1992.
  • "Spilt Religion: Student Motivation and Values-Based Writing," CCCC, Cincinnati, 20 March 1992 .
  • “Responses that Count,” NCTE Spring Conference, Richmond, VA, 19 March 1992.
  • "Persuading/Informing Administrators of the Need for Advanced Writing Centers," in CCCC Pre-session Workshop, Cincinnati, 18 March 1992 .
  • “Learning From Diversity: Training Tutors with Holistic Assessment Strategies,” National Association of Developmental Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 28 February 1992
  • "Holistic Assessment and Teacher/Tutor Training," National Assessment Conference, Chicago, 23 January 1992. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Grammar in the Learning Center." National Conference on Syntax in the Schools, Williamsport, PA. 15 July 1991. (invited with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Grammar at School, Reconsidered." Conference on College Composition and Communication, Boston, 22 March 1991.
  • "Retuning: Tutor Training Workshops for Experienced Tutors." National Association of Developmental Education, Nashville. 15 March 1991. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Testing Personality." National Testing Network in Writing, New York. 11 November 1990. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "The Effects of Personality on Grammar Instruction." The Future of Grammar in American Schools Conference. Winchester, VA. 11 August 1990. (with Irene Brosnahan)
  • "Arguments about Grammar." The Future of Grammar in American Schools Conference. Winchester, VA. 10 August 1990. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Literature as Writing: Evaluating an NEH Project Connecting Writing and Literature." CCCC. Seattle, WA. 16 March 1989.
  • "Literature and Writing: an NEH Institute." NCTE. St. Louis, MO. 21 November 1988. (a day-long workshop, with Ron Fortune)
  • "Literature and Writing: The Teacher Researcher." The Third Miami University Conference on Teaching and Writing: The Writing Teacher as Researcher, Learning From Our Students." Oxford, OH. 22 October 1988. (with Ron Fortune)
  • "The Creative Process in Literature." CCCC. St. Louis, MO. 18 March 1988. (with Ron Fortune)
  • "Using Media in Tutoring Training," Fourth Annual Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Purdue University. 7 November 1987. (with University Center for Learning Assistance Staff)
  • "From Theory to Practice: Teaching Teachers How the Process Works." CCCC. New Orleans, LA 14 March 1986.
  • "Using Computers to Teach Writing." (with Maurice Scharton). National Association for Developmental Education, New Orleans, 6 March 1986.
  • "Grammar and Usage: from Hotline to Heartland." (with Irene Brosnahan). Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, 21 March 1986.
  • Evaluation and Research in Writing Centers. NCTE. Philadelphia, PA. 26 November 1985.
  • "The Inklings." Christianity and Literature. Notre Dame University. South Bend, IN. 11 October 1985.
  • "Writing Centers: How They Work." ADE Summer Seminar. Madison, WI. 29 June 1985.
  • "Evaluating an NEH Teaching Project." CCCC. Minneapolis. 21 March 1985. (with Ron Fortune)
  • "Integrating Secondary and Post-Secondary Writing Instruction through Collaborative Teaching." CCCC. New York. 29 March 1984. (with Ron Fortune)
  • "The Writing Center Handbook: a Discourse-Centered Tutoring Approach." CCCC. Detroit. 18 March 1983.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistants: Their Care and Training." CCCC. Detroit, 17 March 1983.
  • "The Light That Grows Ever Brighter: Lewis and Tolkien on Classical Myths," Christianity and Literature Conference. Holland, Michigan. 23 April 1982.
  • "A Discourse-Centered Method for Teaching Writing." Conference on Issues for Writing Programs in the 80s. Tampa, Florida. 13 February 1982.
  • "The Cloze Test as a Measure of Writing Ability." International Linguistics Conference. Singapore. April 16, 1980. (with Irene Brosnahan)
  • "Organizing and Reorganizing a Learning Skills Center." National Association of Remedial and Developmental Education. St. Louis. 26 March 1980. (with Maurice Scharton)
  • "Sentence Combining: an Experiment." Wyoming Conference on Freshman and Sophomore English. Laramie. 10 July 1979. (with Irene Brosnahan)
  • "Proving We Did It." CCCC. Minneapolis. 6 April 1979.
  • "Integrity: Leguin's Ethic." Science Fiction Research Associates. Waterloo, Iowa. 6 June 1978.
  • "Finding and Training Tutors for the Writing Lab." CCCC. Denver. 20 March 1978.
  • "Comic Grotesques: The Means of Revelation in Wise Blood and That Hideous Strength". MLA. Chicago. 29 December 1977.
  • "The Writing Center: How to." CCCC. Kansas City, MO. 1 April 1977.
  • "Love's Alchemy: Jane in That Hideous Strength." MLA. New York. 28 December 1976.
  • “Re-viewing and Re-vision: Conversations That Lead to Change,” College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI, 27 March 1996
  • "H.G. Wells as Anti-utopian Critic." Secondary Universe Conference. Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. 10 October 1972.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Illinois State Writing Project, Illinois State Site for National Writing Project, $15,000, 1992; 1993, $13,000; 1994, $16,000;1995, $14,000; 1996, $14,000; 1997, $14,000; 1998, $14,000; 1999, $18,000; 2000, $25,000; 2001, $25,000; 2001, $28,000; 2002 , $43,000; 2003, $43,000; 2004, $46,000; 2005, $46,000; 2006, $46,000; 2007, $46,000: 2008, 46,000; 2009, 43,000; 2010, $45,000 (this on-going grant must be reapplied for each year, and funding relates to availability of national funds) ($500,000 total)
  • NEH, Text Variants and Teaching Shakespeare, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear, 2004 Summer Institute, with Ron Fortune and Ron Strickland.
  • NCTE Co-Learn Grant from National Writing Project, September, 2002, $2500
  • NEH, The Creative Process in Prose Fiction: A Basis for Connecting Writing and Literary Studies (Ron Fortune and Rodger Tarr directors), I served as teaching coordinator, 1998 & 2001.
  • NEH MLA project for the Preparation of Secondary School Teachers, Team Member, Bob Broad, Director, $1,000 plus travel to six national conferences on teacher preparation. 1997-1999
  • 1990-91, Teaching Abstract Reasoning to the Language Learner $4000 1989-90, Abstract Reasoning Abilities in the Language Learner $3640
  • ISU English representative on HECA Minority Articulation Program, $47,000, Summer 1991
  • NEH, The Creative Process in Prose Fiction: A Basis for Connecting Writing and Literary Studies, 1987-1990 (Ron Fortune, Director) (I was project coordinator on this grant.)
  • 1986-87, Grammar and Abstract Reasoning: Connections $3,633
  • ISU Research Grants, Longitudinal Study of Average and Able Writers, 1983-1984 and 1984-1985
  • NEH, Collaborative Teaching Grant, 1983-1984 (with Ron Fortune)
  • Writing Center Development Grant, 1977-1980
  • Janice Witherspoon Neuleib and Genevieve Witherspoon Neuleib Graduate Student Travel Award Foundation Fund established, 2011
  • Janice Neuleib
  • 2011
  • National Writing Project Grant
  • National Writing Project
  • 2011
  • ISU Philanthropist of the Year Award, 2009
  • Illinois State University
  • 2009
  • ISU Dean’s Research Award named for me, funded by former graduate students and current colleagues, 2009
  • ISU
  • 2008
  • Outstanding College Service Award
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006
  • Outstanding University Teacher
  • Illinois State University
  • 2002
  • College or Arts and Sciences Lecturer
  • ISU
  • 2002
  • Teaching Research: Widening the Horizons, University Research Grant, 1994, $2700
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1997
  • NEH MLA project for the Preparation of Secondary School Teachers, Team Member, Bob Broad, Director, $1,000 plus travel to six national conferences on teacher preparation. 1997-1999
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • 1997
  • Life Member
  • Illinois Association of Teachrs of English
  • 1996
  • Distinguished College Teacher
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1994
  • James Britton Conference on English Education College Teaching Research Award for 1994
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • 1994
  • Implementing the Interdisciplinary Language Arts Group Recommendations, Teaching Improvement Grant, summer 1993, $6000 (with Language Arts Group which I chair)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1993
  • Illinois State Writing Project Grants
  • National Writing Project
  • 1992
  • ISU English representative on HECA Minority Articulation Program, $47,000, Summer 1991
  • HECA
  • 1991
  • SIU Edwardsville Medical School MCAT grant, participant, Spring/Fall 1985
  • Southern Illinois University
  • 1985
  • Writing Center Development Grant, 1977-1980
  • Illinois State University
  • 1977
  • Phi Kappy Phi appointment
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1974
  • summa cum laude
  • Auguastana College
  • 1966
  • Phi Beta Kappa membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1965