Joan Menefee

Full Professor, University of Wisconsin—Stout
English and Philosophy Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 316 Callahan Hall
Phone: 715-232-2402
Email: menefeej@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D English Language & Literature
      University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2005
    • MA English & Creative Writing
      University of Houston
      Huston, TX, United States, 1997
    • BA English Literature (with Honors)
      Wesleyan University
      Middletown, CT, United States, 1991

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin—Stout
        Full Professor
        2014 -
      • University of Wisconsin—Stout
        Associate Professor
        2008 - 2014
      • University of Wisconsin—Stout, Department of English and Philosophy
        Tenured
        2008
      • University of Wisconsin—Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2003 - 2007
      • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
        Teaching Assistant
        2000 - 2001
      • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
        Research Assistant
        2000
      • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
        Interim Writing Center Director
        1998 - 1999
      • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
        Teaching Assistant
        1997 - 1998
      • University of Houston
        Teaching Assistant
        1995 - 1997

    Industry

      • Writers in the Schools
        Writer-in-Residence
        1996 - 1997

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Menefee, J. (2014). Venice Dismantled. Dark Mountain(6).
    • Menefee, J. (2013). E. B. White as Spiderman. Project MUSE.
    • Menefee, J. (2012). Art and Data: Children’s Mark-Making and Modernity. The Lion and the Unicorn, 36(3), 225-244.
    • Menefee, J. (2012). E. B. White as Spiderman. Children's Literature, 40(1), 318-320.
    • Menefee, J. (2011). Imagineering an Environmentalist Mind: The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation by David Whitley. Children’s Literature.
    • Menefee, J. (2008). Good Masters: Human-Animal Relationships in the Writings of Mark Twain and G. Stanley Hall. IN Elbert, M. (Eds), Enterprising Youth.
    • Menefee, J. (2007). Touching Dummies. North American Review.
    • Menefee, J. (2005). Harvard Review, Number 27, 2004. Literary Magazine Review: Special Issue.
    • Menefee, J. (2004). A Doctor’s Lullaby. Greensboro Review, 75(1), 5-19.
    • Menefee, J. (2001). The Distance in Inches. Exquisite Corpse.
    • Menefee, J. (1999). From the Mouths of Politicians: Representing Children in the Public Sphere. Cultural Critique: Special Impeachment Issue, 104-115.

    Citation

    • Menefee, J. (2013). Homefront: Cultural Studies Review 2009; Kummerling-Meinhauer, et al. (Citation). .
    • Menefee, J. (2011). Freud in Oz by Kenneth Kidd (Citation). .

Presentations

    Workshop

    • Menefee, J. (November 8, 2013). Main Street as Laboratory: A Sustainable Communities Workshop. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Menefee, J., & Bomar, C. (May 25, 2010). Creating Inter-disciplinarity in Your Course. Workshop: Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum, Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Emcee

    • Menefee, J. (April 25, 2013). Retirement Security for Wisconsin’s Workforce. , Menomonie, WI, United States.

    Organizer, Facilitator

    • Menefee, J. (September 8, 2012). Elbows on the Table: A Food Writing Experience. Menomonie Market Food Cooperative Sponsored Event, Colfax, WI, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (October 6, 2011). Overcoming a Single-Use Culture: the State of Sustainability in the Curriculum at UW-Stout. Sustainability in the Curriculum Workshop, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (September 3, 2011). Elbows on the Table: A Food Writing Experience. Menomonie Market Food Cooperative Sponsored Event, Colfax, WI, United States.

    Paper

    • Menefee, J., & Rodencal, A. (September 23, 2011). Self-Study and Survey: Sustainable Curriculum Development at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS), Morris, MN, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (November 16, 2008). Stick Figure of the Artist as a Young Man. Annual Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (June 14, 2008). Draw-a-Man-If-You-Can: Florence Laura Goodenough at the University of Minnesota. Annual Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Bloomington, IL, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (April 26, 2008). School-Worlds. Early Childhood Education Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (June 16, 2007). The Shape of a Hand. Annual Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Newport News, VA, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (May 3, 2007). . Faculty Reading, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (June 9, 2006). Transforming Dimensions: Representing Children’s Art in 20th Century Picture Books. Annual Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Manhattan Beach, CA, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (April 19, 2006). Speaking Aloud is Allowed: Oral Culture and Children’s Culture. Early Childhood Education Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (June, 2005). Terrifying Mouse Tales, or How Rats Survive Industrialization. Biennial Conference of the Association for Studies of Literature and Environment, Eugene, OR, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (June, 2004). Changing the World One School at a Time: Nature, Utopia and Women’s Rights in Jolly Good Times at School, Also Some Times Not Quite So Jolly. Annual Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Fresno, CA, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (July, 2003). G. Stanley Hall and American Attention Psychology. Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, Baltimore, MD, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (May, 2003). Models and Markers: John Dewey and American Identity. Culture and the State Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    • Menefee, J. (June, 2002). Getting the Animal’s Attention: Distraction in Two 19th Century American School Novels. Annual Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Kingston, PA, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (April, 2001). Child, Commoner, and Aristocrat: Colonial Identity in The Little Lord Fauntleroy. Red River Conference, Fargo, ND, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (March, 2001). Keeping the Child in England: The Changing Figure of the Child in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Fiction. Cultural Studies Symposium, Manhattan, KS, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (May, 1997). Letting Go I: Why I Took a Sabbatical from the First-Person Narration. AEGIS Conference (Graduate Student), Houston, TX, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (February, 1997). Introduction for Rick Moody. Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, Houston, TX, United States.
    • Menefee, J. (October, 1996). Group Reading with Erin Grace Brooks and Pam Diamond. Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX, United States.

    Participant

    • Menefee, J. (June, 2009). . Conference of the Midwest Regional Collaborative for Sustainability Education, Ashland, WI, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Menefee, J. (October 17, 2008). Regional Artists’ Showcase. Chippewa Valley Book Festival, Eau Claire, WI, United States.

    Faculty Respondent

    • Menefee, J. (October 20, 2006). Creating Engagement: Teaching Literature to Undergraduates. Office of Professional Development Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Menefee, J. Sabbatical Leave Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout (Funded).
    • Menefee, J., & James, K. C. MRCSE Seed Grant. (Funded).
    • Menefee, J., Brown, A., & Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant: Associates Degree Entitlement to Plan . Sponsored by UW-Stout, $9000 (Funded).
    • Menefee, J. Just-in-Time Travel Grant. Sponsored by UW—Stout (Funded).
    • Menefee, J. Professional Development Grant. Sponsored by UW—Stout (Funded).
    • Menefee, J. Artist Assistance Grant. Sponsored by Minnesota State Arts Board (Funded).

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Greensboro Review Literary Award, Fiction, (2004)

    Honor

    • Nominee, Multicultural Instructor of the Year, University of Wisconsin—Stout (2004)
    • English Department Recognition of Service, University of Minnesota (2000)
    • Connecticut Student Poet, Wesleyan University (1991)
    • Sophie J. Reed Prize for Poetry, Wesleyan University (1988)

    Fellowship

    • Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities, Ford Foundation (2002)
    • Dolores Welder Mitchell Fellowship, University of Houston (1995)
    • In-print Fellowship, University of Houston (1995)

Professional Memberships

  • AFT-W
  • Association for Study of Literature and Environment
  • Children’s Literature Association
  • The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Staff Committee (2011 - Present)
    • Faculty Advisor, Dept. of English and Philosophy (2006 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Professional Issues Committee (2005 - Present)
    • Committee Chair, Staff Committee (2015)
    • Committee Chair, Staff Committee (2011 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, Staff Committee (2005 - 2009)
    • Committee Member, Ad-hoc Workload Issues Committee (2005 - 2006)
    • Writing Relay, Logistics Committee (2005 - 2006)
    • Minute-keeper, Dept. of English and Philosophy (2003)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Positive Action Committee (2014 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Sustainability Steering Committee (2013 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Advisory Board, MFA in Design (2011 - Present)
      • Organizer, Sustainability Across the Curriculum Network (2009 - Present)
      • Faculty Advisor, Prometheus (2007 - Present)
      • Faculty Mentor, (2004 - Present)
      • Committee Member, All-University Finance Committee (2015)
      • Committee Member, CAHSS Promotion Committee (Full) (2015)
      • Co-advisor, Greensense (campus environmental org) (2007 - 2015)
      • Committee Member, University Promotion Committee (Full) (2014)
      • Committee Member, Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee (2011 - 2013)
      • Committee Member, All-University Promotion Committee (Associate) (2011)
      • Committee Member, Hiring Committee, School of Education (2011)
      • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (2004 - 2011)
      • Committee Member, Departmental Promotion Committee (Associate) (2010)
      • Committee Member, Sabbatical Leave Committee (2010)
      • Committee Member, Departmental Promotion Committee (Associate and Full) (2009)
      • Secretary, TAUWP (2005 - 2009)
      • Facilitator, University Honors Program Colloquia (2002 - 2009)
      • Committee Member, All-University Promotion Committee (Associate) (2008)
      • Co-advisor, Prometheus (campus literary magazine) (2006 - 2007)
      • Committee Member, School of Education Advisory Committee (2005 - 2006)
      • Advisor, Technical Communications Program (2003 - 2006)
      • Judge, Prometheus Writing Contest (2002 - 2006)

      Univ. of Houston

      • Student Representative, Creative Writing Program (1996 - 1997)

    Professional

    • Manuscript Reviewer, Lion and Unicorn (2013 - Present)
    • Monthly Contributor, Culinate (2008 - 2014)

    Community

    • Committee Member, Alternative Transportation Working Group (2012 - Present)
    • Board of Directors, Menomonie Market Food Co-operative, Board (2007 - 2012)
    • Facilitator, Undergraduate Story-time at Menomonie Public Library (2002 - 2006)