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Joleen Hanson

PhD
English and Philosophy

Office: 208 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-1479
Email: hansonjo@uwstout.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Composition Studies, University of New Hampshire, September 2009.

Dissertation Title: Knowing More Than They Can Tell: An Assessment of Genre Awareness Among Students in Writing Intensive Zoology and Civil Engineering Courses

M.A., Language and Linguistics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, May 2004

M.S. Environmental Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990

B.S. Physical Science, College of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1983

B.A. Chemistry, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1979

Research Interests

  • Writing in Multilingual Environments
  • Language Awareness in Professional and Technical Communication
  • Concept-Mapping as a Learning/Teaching Tool
  • Applications of Translingual Literacy Theory
  • Promoting Undergraduate Research
  • Generational Differences in Discoursal Identity Construction
  • Pedagogical Applications of Rhetorical Genre Theory

Publications

Book Chapter

Hanson, J. (2013). Moving out of the monolingual comfort zone and into the multilingual world: An exercise for the writing classroom. In S. Canagarajah (Ed.) Literacy as Translingual Practice: Between Communities and Classrooms (pp. 207-214). London: Routledge.

Invited Book Review

Hanson, J. (2010). Lerner, Neal. [Review of the book The idea of a writing laboratory]. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. Print. Composition Forum 21 Spring (2010). http://compositionforum.com/issue 21/writing-laboratory-review.php

Articles

2006 Symposium on Second Language Writing: 'Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing. (with Cimasko, Tony, Karyn Mallett & Steve Simpson) SLW News 1.2 (2006). 19 Oct. 2006.

M22 The Centrality of Orality: The Conference Paper as a Site of Meditation for Scholarship, Teaching and Public Performance. In "Reviews: CCCC 2006 Interactive review." Eds. Christopher Dean, Jonathan Alexander, Fred Siegel, and Will Hochman. Across the Disciplines (Vol. 3) 17 April 2006

Conference Presentations

Research Essay Requirement: 5 Scholarly Sources, 3 Popular Sources, and 1 Source in a Language Other than English. Paper presented at the Minnesota Writing and English Conference in Minneapolis, MN on April, 5 2013.

A New Reason for Teaching Linguistics: Equipping Students to Optimize English Texts for Translation and Comprehension in a Globalizing World. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference in Dallas, TX on March 16, 2013

Composition as an Expansive Site of Cross-Disciplinary Literacy Research. Paper presented at the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Las Vegas, NV on March 15, 2013.

Exploring Translation Technology Innovation in an Arabic-English Online "Gathering Place." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) in Houghton, MI on Sept. 28, 2012.

Written Self-Introductions by Senior Citizens and College Students: Gender and Generational Differences in Explicit Identity Construction Paper co-presented with undergraduate research assistant Andrew Petrun at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Boston, MA, March 27, 2012.

Undergraduate Research in a First-Year Writing Course. Paper presented at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in St. Louis, MN on March 22, 2012.

Moving out of the Monolingual Comfort Zone into the Multilingual World. Paper presented at the 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition held July 10-12, 2011 in State College, PA.

Knowing More than Then Can Tell: An Assessment of Genre Awareness Among Students in Writing Intensive Zoology and Civil Engineering Courses. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 6, 2011.

Corpus-Based Linguistics Can Support Undergraduate Writers. Paper presented at the UW-System Conference on the Teaching of English, UW-Fox Valley in Menasha WI, October 29,2010.

Student Awareness of Ideology in Disciplinary Writing. Poster presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2010.

Assessing Student Genre Awareness: A Tool for Writing Pedagogy Research. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Denver, CO, March 24, 2009.

The Undertow of Genre in Disciplinary Writing. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2009

Awards and Honors

  • Wisconsin Teaching Fellow
    • 2013-2014
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship
    • University of New Hampshire
  • Member
    • Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society
  • Education Alumni Scholarship
    • University of Minnesota
  • William Carleton Scholar
    • Carleton College

Courses Taught

ENGL-090 Writing Workshop
ENGL-101 Freshman English
ENGL-102 Reading and Related Writing
ENGL-312/512 Transnational Professional Communication
ENGL-340 Structure of English
ENGL-385 Document Design
ENGL-399/499 Independent Study in Linguistics
ENGL-415 Technical Writing
ENGL-712 Communicating in Multilingual Environments
ENGL-720 Rhetorical Theory
ENGL-770 Technical Communication Thesis