Andrea Deacon

Professor, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Co-Founder and Co-Director of University Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Stout
English and Philosophy Department
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 214 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715-232-1298
Email: deacona@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D English
      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 2004
    • MA English
      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1999
    • BS English/Secondary Education
      University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
      La Crosse, WI, United States, 1996

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin - Stout, Department of English and Philosophy
        Professor
        August 2015 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Co-Founder and Co-Director of University Writing Center
        2005 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Director of First-Year Composition (Founder of Position)
        2009 - 2014

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Deacon, A. (2015). The Problem of ‘Opportunity’: Negotiating a Writing Center Director’s WAC(ky) Public Identity. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, 12(2).
    • Deacon, A. (2013). Launching Curricular Reform in First-Year Composition: Navigating the Terrain Between Buy-In and Burnout. CEA Forum, 14(1), 3-25.
    • Deacon, A. (2012). Creating a Context of Care in the Online Classroom. Journal of Faculty Development, The, 26(1), 5-12.
    • Deacon, A. (2009). De-Bunking the Myth of the Enlightened Teacher vs. the Resistant Student Writer: A Case for Critical Revision. College Teaching, 57(2), 67-73.
    • Deacon, A. (2008). So, You Helped Create a New Writing Center – Now What?: Lessons and Reflections From a First- Year Director. The Writing Lab Newsletter, 32(7), 1-6.
    • Deacon, A. (2007). Terms of Engagement: A Snapshot of Scholarly Exchange in Rhetoric and Composition’s Professional Journals. Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy, 56, 54-86.
    • Deacon, A. (2003). Navigating ‘The Storm, The Whirlwind, and the Earthquake’: Re-Assessing Frederick Douglass, the Orator. The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, 57(1), 65-83.
    • Deacon, A. (2001). A Classical Framework for a New ‘Visual Renaissance’: Bridging the Divide Between the Written and the Visual in Computer-Based Composition. Issues in Writing, 12(1), 43-68.
    • Deacon, A. (2000). Ain't That America?: Exploring Reaganism and MTV. The Mid-Atlantic Almanack (Journal of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Popular Culture Association), 9, 49-61.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Deacon, A. (May, 2015). Sustained Development: Creating Customized OWI Instructor Training Programs Which are Built to Last. Computers and Writing Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (January, 2014). On Academic Success and Academic Freedom: First-Year Composition Reform from the Ground Up. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, United States.
    • Deacon, A., Johnston, S., Pignetti, D., Navarre, J., & Anheier, P. (2013). . First-Year Composition Program’s Series of Professional Development Workshops for Writing Instructors,
    • Deacon, A., & Risley, K. (October, 2013). Savior Nor Scapegoat: Writing Centers and the Case for Strategic Planning. Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Pignetti, D., Deacon, A., & Johnston, S. (April 12, 2013). Strategies for Effective Online Composition Instruction. FYC Professional Development Workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2013). Problem or Opportunity?”: Negotiating Public Identity and Programmatic Perils in Writing Program Administration. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, United States.
    • Deacon, A., & Risley, K. (January, 2013). Intelligent Design: Crafting Formal Writing Assignments [That Work]. writing-across-the-curriculum workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A., & Risley, K. (October, 2012). I See Writing People’: Writing Center Directors and Institutional Identity on Campuses without WAC. International Writing Center Association Conference, San Diego, CA, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (May, 2012). . Chippewa Valley Spring Composition Retreat for Area High School Teachers, Eau Claire, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A., & Risley, K. (February, 2012). Doing WAC at a WAC-less University: Resistance, Roles, and Responsibility. Wisconsin Writing Program Directors Conference, Oshkosh, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (January, 2012). Connectivity Issues: The Importance of Creating Community in the Online Classroom. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, United States.
    • Deacon, A., & Risley, K. (January, 2012). Write Here, Write Now: Using Informal Writing as a Tool for Learning in Any Classroom. writing-across-the-curriculum workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Becker, J., Deacon, A., Anheier, P., Navarre, J., Grant, J. E., Hashmi, M. P., & Little, A. M. (2011). Improving Instruction and Student Learning Through Lesson Study: A Tale of Two Disciplines. Mayday presentation, Menomonie, WI.
    • Deacon, A., Navarre, J., & Anheier, P. (October, 2011). Rules of Disengagement: Using Lesson Study to Transform the Teaching of Grammar. International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2011). Fanning the Flames and Putting Out Fires: Avoiding Burnout as a WPA. College English Association Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2011). More than a Feeling: Addressing the Social and Emotional Dimensions of Online Teaching. Minnesota State College and Universities English and Writing Conference, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (October, 2010). Bridging the Gap Between Developmental Programs and the English Curriculum. University of Wisconsin System Conference on the Teaching of English, Appleton, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (June, 2010). . Formal Assignment Design Institute: Strategies for Success, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2010). Creating a Context of Care in the Online Classroom. Annual College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (January, 2010). . Developing Writing Outcomes for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2009). Making a Case for Cautious Surfing: Protecting New Writing Centers from Uncharted Waters. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (October, 2008). Multiple Literacies: Ideas for Helping Freshman Students Effectively Meet the Challenges of a New Century. The Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2008). Providing Direction for New Directors: Lessons and Reflections from a First-Year Writing Center Administrator. College English Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, United States.
    • Deacon, A., Homa, D., Wallen, M., & Lutz, C. (January, 2008). . Holistic Scoring and Analytical Rubrics: Strategies for Effective Writing Assessment Across the Disciplines, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (June, 2007). . Summer Writing Institute: Responding to and Assessing Student Writing Across the Disciplines,
    • Deacon, A. (June, 2007). Getting it ‘Write’: Developing and Assessing Formal Writing Assignments Across the Curriculum. Teaching for a Change Conference, Park City, UT, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (April, 2007). Graycharles.com: Blogging, Bonding, and the Branding of an American Idol. The National Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Boston, MA, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2007). Of Course Revision is Good and Natural…My Teacher Told Me So: Interrogating Disciplinary Myths About Response and Revision. MNSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) Conference on Composition, White Bear Lake, MN, United States.
    • Deacon, A., Gjevre, J., & Risley, K. (June, 2006). . Writing to Learn Institute, me, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (March, 2006). So I’m a Professor, Now What?: Theorizing Survival and Success of Junior Faculty. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (November, 2005). Practicing What We Preach?: Examining Student Resistance to Response Through Our Own Professional Resistance. Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (October, 2005). Transitioning From High School Writer to College Writer on a Laptop Campus: Strategies for Success. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of Language Arts Conference: Literacy.com: Teaching English/Language Arts in a DotCom World, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (August, 2005). So You’ve Assigned the Major Paper: Now What?: Strategies for Student Success in Any Discipline. Teaching and Learning Center Showcase of Innovative Teaching, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (July, 2005). Navigating the Conversation: Scholarly Exchange in Professional, Academic Journals. 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Deacon, A. (February, 2005). Researching the Voices of Composition Research: A Study of Published Voices in Rhetoric and Composition’s Key Disciplinary Journals. Writing Research in the Making: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Deacon, A. Academic Transformation Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout Teaching and Learning Center and the UW-Stout Provost, $40000 (Funded).
    • Deacon, A. Just-In-Time Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Services (Funded).
    • Deacon, A. Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Services (Funded).
    • Deacon, A. Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout Research Services (Funded).

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Book

    • College Credit for Writing in High School: The ‘Taking Care of’ Business

      Ed. Kristine Hansen and Christine Farris. Composition Forum 23 (2011)

    • The Writing Center Director’s Resource Book

      Ed. Christina Murphy and Byron L. Stay. Composition Forum 17 (2007)

    • Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and The Formation of a Discipline

      Ed. Barbara L’Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo. Composition Studies 33.2 (2005)

    • Virtual Peer Review: Teaching and Learning About Writing in Online Environments (2005)
    • Rhetoric and Composition as Intellectual Work

      Ed. Gary A. Olson. BWE: Basic Writing E-Journal 5.1 (2004)

    • ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy

      Ed. Christopher Schroeder, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell. Composition Forum 12.2 (2003)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Sabbatical, "Improving Training and Support for Online Composition Instruction at UW-Stout", (January 2015)
    • Student Staff Team or Group of the Year Award (Writing Center), Involvement Center and Stout Student Association (2014)
    • UW-System Board of Regents Diversity Award Nominee, (2012)
    • Golden Key, National Honor Society (1995)
    • GTE Academic All-American 3rd Team, College Sports Information Directors of America (1995)
    • WWIAC (Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Division III Scholar Athlete of the Year for Tennis, WWIAC (1995)
    • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education (1994)

    Fellowship

    • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School (2003)

    Honor

    • NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, NCAA (1995)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Chair, English and Philosophy Department Staff Committee (personnel committee) (2013 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, English and Philosophy Department Staff Committee (personnel committee) (2010 - 2014)
    • Committee Chair, First-Year Composition Committee (2010 - 2014)
    • Committee Chair, English/Philosophy Faculty Hiring Committee Chair for Two Searches (2010 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, English/Philosophy Faculty Hiring Committees (2006 - 2010)
    • Advanced Writing Committee, Co-Chair (2008 - 2009)
    • Committee Member, English and Philosophy Department Staff Committee (personnel committee) (2007 - 2009)
    • Faculty Mentor, UW-Stout English and Philosophy Department (2005 - 2009)
    • Committee Chair, First-Year Composition Committee (2006 - 2008)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Positive Action Committee (2009 - Present)
      • UW-Stout representative, UW-System’s English Placement Test Committee (2009 - 2015)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Curriculum and Instruction Committee (2012 - 2014)
      • Student advisor, UW-Stout PCEM Program (2005 - 2014)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Admissions and Credits Appeals Committee (2009 - 2010)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Sexual Harassment Education Committee (2008 - 2010)
      • Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Student Retention (2007 - 2008)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Professional Development Committee (2007 - 2008)
      • Coordinator, Coordinator of Recruitment for B.S. in Technical Communication (2005 - 2008)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Technical Communication Advisory Board (2005 - 2008)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Admissions and Credits Appeals Committee (2006 - 2007)
      • Committee Member, UW-Stout Positive Action Committee (2005 - 2007)
      • Faculty panelist, UW-Stout Campus Preview Panel for Prospective Students (2005 - 2006)

    Professional

    • Textbook reviewer, Cengage Publishing (2007 - Present)
    • Textbook reviewer, McGraw-Hill Publishers (2007 - Present)
    • Peer reviewer of manuscripts, The Writing Lab Newsletter (2006 - Present)
    • Textbook reviewer, Longman Publishers (2006 - 2009)