Dr. Joyce Walker

Associate Professor, Director of First Year Writing
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Joyce R. Walker is an Associate professor at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. She is the director of the Illinois State University Writing Program (www.isuwriting.com) and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Rhetoric & Writing Studies. Her research interests include the study of knowledge transfer and uptake in various settings, from First-year composition courses to music communities in Michigan.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Research Methods, Pedagogies for Teaching Writing, Life Writing, Genre Studies, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Using Genre studies and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory pedagogies in the teaching of writing; folk music and community formation; writing transfer and uptake
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • The CCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • 2014