Faculty Profile

Dr. Julie A. Story

jstory@lhup.edu | 115 Russel Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-3847

Education: 

D. Ed. Candidate in Educational Leadership, University of Phoenix (2014), Specialization: Curriculum & Instruction

Post-graduate study in English, Penn State University, University Park, PA (1984-87), Emphases: American & British Literature, Women’s Studies (33 credits)

M.A. in English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA (1984), Emphases: Literature, Rhetoric, Composition, ESL

B.A. in English, Lock Haven State College, Lock Haven, PA (1982)

Courses Most Commonly Taught: First-year student seminar with writing enrichment, Individualized and group/classroom instruction of basic to advanced writing, Peer tutoring in writing 

Courses Developed: First-year student seminar with Writing Emphasis overlay (WE), External Experiences in writing and editing, Basic writing and writing in the professions, Peer tutoring in writing

Programs Developed: Electronic and face-to-face peer tutoring in writing programs, Student and faculty writing education workshops

Professional Publications: 

Review of The OWL [Online Writing Lab] Construction and Maintenance Guide CD-ROM (Inman, James, and Clinton Gardner, eds., IWCA Press, 2002) in the Writing Lab Newsletter 27.6 (February 2003): 14-15.

Professional Presentations:

INTERNATIONAL WRITING CENTERS ASSOCIATION

  • Co-presenter: “Theoretical Foundations” part of “Crossing Academic Boundaries: High School-College Writing Center Collaborations (2012)
  • Poster: “The Leaderful Writing Center: Influencing Change in the Freshman Seminar” (2012)
  • “Decentralized: Redefining ‘Conventional’ Writing Center Identities, Practices” (2010)
  • “Writing Center as ‘Interchange’: Closing the High School-to-College Writing Skills Achievement Gap” (2008)
  • “E-mail Etiquette: Inviting Writing Centers to the Party” (2007)
  • Coached and accompanied Penn State teams of tutor presenters (2000 & 2003)
  • Co-presenter: “Editors’ Session” (2003)
    • “Voyeurism in the Writing Center: Learning to Watch, Watching to Learn” (2000)
    • Poster: “NCPTW:  A Myriad of Resources and Opportunities” (2000) 

MID-ATLANTIC WRITING CENTERS ASSOCIATION

  • “The Leaderful Writing Center: Influencing Change in the First Year Student Seminar (2012)
  • “Measuring & Shaping Writers’ Beliefs about Writing: Quantitative Analysis (2010)
  • “Truth and Individual Rights in Writing Centers” (2008)
  • “Writing Center as ‘Broker’: Assisting in the Transition to College Writing” (2007)
  • “E-mail Etiquette: Inviting Writing Centers to the Party” (2006)
  • Coached and accompanied Penn State’s teams of presenters (2000 & 2003)
  • Co-presenter:  “The Impact of Tutor Participation in Writing Center Conferences: Hosting the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing” (2000)
  • “Tutor-Produced Writing Center Newsletters Continue Tutor Training” (2003) 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEER TUTORING IN WRITING

  • Directed NCPTW at host Penn State (1999)
  • Coached and accompanied Penn State’s teams of presentation tutors (1997-2003) 

PA CONFERENCE ON PEER TUTORING IN WRITING

  • Coached and accompanied Penn State’s teams of presentation tutors (2000 & 2002)

Areas of Expertise: Individual and group writing instruction, basic to advanced levels, special needs; Development, implementation, and evaluation of writing instruction, curricula, and assessment; Training and supervision of writing center tutors, writing center administration; Writing center, collaborative learning and leadership theories and practices; High school-college writing center collaborations, inter-/cross-institutional writing partnerships; Writing placement, enrichment, and transition issues during first year of college experience; Advisement and mentoring of freshmen, first-generation, and non-declared students. 

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