Faculty & Staff Profiles

Michael Critchfield

M.A.
English and Philosophy

Office: 209 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-1495
Email: critchfieldm@uwstout.edu

Education

  • D.A. in English (incomplete)
    • Areas of Concentration: Composition Pedagogy, Methods of Research, and Modern and Post-Modern Literature
    • Idaho State University
    • 2 years of study
  • M.A. in English
    • Areas of concentration: 18th Century English Literature, Kafka, Milton
    • Thesis: Dewey's Concept of the Religious in Steinbeck's The Winter of Our Discontent
    • University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
    • 1995
  • B.A. in English (Magna cum Laude)
    • Areas of Concentration: Literature, Composition, and Technical Writing
    • Minor: Philosophy
    • University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
    • 1991
  • A.A.S. in Communication Processing Management
    • Area of Concentration: Radio Communications Analysis
    • Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
    • 1985

Courses Taught

Developmental English (90)

Freshmen Composition (101 and 102)

Business Writing (320)

Technical Writing (415)

Academic Interests

  • Modernism and postmodernism
  • European Novel
  • Existentialism
  • Composition Pedagogy
  • Business Writing
  • Technical Writing

Publications, Presentations, and Papers

  • Decompressing the Essay Evaluation Process
    • UW-Stout-Sponsered Faculty Development Workshop Presentation
    • January, 2010
  • Co-Presenter of "Lessons From a First-Year WPA Academic Transformation Project"
    • UW-Stout
    • WPA Conference (Minneapolis, MN)
    • July, 2009

Online Publications

  • Fictionalizing Schopenhauer and Sub-textualizing de Sade: The Absurd Existential Experiment in 'In the Penal Colony'
    • July, 2009
  • A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings': Marquez's Bad Samaritan Parable
    • June, 2009
  • Historical Foundations for Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony'
    • Idaho State University's EGSA Conference
    • April, 2005

Committees/Teams

  • ADA Committee
    • UW-Stout
    • Spring 2010
  • Freshmen English Improvement Team
    • Fall 2008-Present