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Dr. Joyce Walker

Associate Professor, Director of First Year Writing
English
Office
Stevenson Hall - STV STV 133
Office Hours
In Spring 2019: For ENG 519 Students, I am available 3:30-5:30 on Mondays. In general, meetings can be scheduled by emailing me: jwalke2@ilstu.edu (I can Skype or FaceTime as well as face-to-face meetings).
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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

599.003Research And Dissertation

409.091The Writing Project

499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

385.001Life Writing/Narrative In Theory And Practice

485.001Life Writing/Narrative in Theory and Practice

599.029Research And Dissertation

599.229Research And Dissertation Final Term

510.001Seminar In English Studies Pedagogy

Teaching Interests & Areas

Research Methods, Pedagogies for Teaching Writing, Life Writing, Genre Studies, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

Research Interests & Areas

Using Genre studies and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory pedagogies in the teaching of writing; folk music and community formation; writing transfer and uptake

The CCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

Conference on College Composition and Communication
2014

Book, Authored

Oviedo, O., Walker, J., & Hawk, B. Digital Tools in Composition Studies. Hampton Press (2010)

Book, Chapter

Walker, J., & Hawk, B. “From Stasis to Activity: Centering Digital Tools on Processes and Practices”. Ollie Oviedo, Joyce R. Walker, & Byron Hawk (EDs), An Introduction to Digital Tools in Composition Studies. Hampton Press (2010)
Walker, J. “The Construction of Mourning: A Comparison of Web Authoring Tools for Creating Online Memorials”. Ollie Oviedo, Joyce R. Walker, & Byron Hawk (EDs), Digital Tools in Composition Studies. Hampton Press (2010)

Journal Article

Walker, J., & Purdy, J. “Valuing Digital Scholarship: Exploring the Changing Realities of Intellectual Work”. MLA Profession (2009)

Presentations

“Assessment in Action: Developing Formative Assessments for Writing Projects”. Writing Program Administrators Conference. Writing Program Administrators. (2010)
“Assessment in Action: Developing Formative Assessments for Writing Projects”. Chicago Composition Symposium. Bedford St. Martin’s Press. (2010)
“Audience, Authority, and Ownership: Constructing the Intimate Other in Introductory Composition”. College Conference on Composition and Communication. College Conference on Composition and Communication. (2010)
“Sustainable Teaching in General Education: Critical Inquiry in English 101, Com 110, and Milner Library”. CTLT Annual University Wide Symposium on Teaching and Learning. CTLT. (2010)