Andrea Deacon

Andrea Deacon

Associate Professor, Co-Director of UW-Stout Writing Center and Director of First-Year Composition
English and Philosophy

Office: 214 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715/232-1298


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.A. and Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric and Composition)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, B.S. in English/Middle and Secondary Education

Research Interests

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

"Launching Reform in First-Year Composition: Navigating the Terrain Between Buy-In and Burnout." CEA Forum 14.1 (April 2013): 3-25.

"Creating a Context of Care in the Online Classroom." Journal of Faculty Development 26.1 (January 2012): 5-12.

“De-Bunking the Myth of the Enlightened Teacher vs. the Resistant Student Writer: A Case for Critical Revision.” College Teaching Vol. 57.2 (2009): 67-73.

“So, You Helped Create a New Writing Center – Now What?: Lessons and Reflections From a First-Year Director.” The Writing Lab Newsletter Vol. 32.7 (March 2008): 1-6.

“Terms of Engagement: A Snapshot of Scholarly Exchange in Rhetoric and Composition’s Professional Journals.” Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy, Vol. 56 (Spring 2007), but published in Fall 2007: 54-86.

“Navigating ‘The Storm, The Whirlwind, and the Earthquake’: Re-Assessing Frederick Douglass, the Orator.” The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 57.1 (2003): 65-83.

“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 (2001): 43-68.

“Ain't That America?: Exploring Reaganism and MTV.”The Mid-Atlantic Almanack (Journal of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Popular Culture Association) 9 (2000): 49-61.

Book Reviews:

Review of College Credit for Writing in High School: The 'Taking Care of Business,'" Ed. Kristine Hansen and Christine Farris. Composition Forum 23 (Spring 2011).

Review of The Writing Center Director’s Resource Book, Ed. Christina Murphy and Byron L. Stay. Composition Forum 17 (Fall 2007).

Review of Virtual Peer Review: Teaching and Learning About Writing in Online Environments, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch. M/MLA Journal 38.2 (2005).

Review of 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), online exclusive review:

Review of ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy, Ed. Christopher Schroeder, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell. Composition Forum 12.2 (2003).

Courses Taught

ENGL 090, Writing Workshop

ENGL 101, Composition 1

ENGL 102, Composition 2

ENGL 125: Professional Writing, Elements of Style

ENGL 247: Critical Writing

ENGL 320: Business Writing

ENGL 415/615: Technical Writing

ENGL 750: Teaching Professional Communication: Theory and Practice (grad-level class)

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