Dr. Alyce Baker

Dr. Alyce Baker

abaker@lhup.edu | 319 Raub Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2100

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Education: 

Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University

B.S.Ed.  in Communication Arts, Shippensburg University

Certification: 7-12 PA Teaching License in English

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Teaching Literature to Adolescents, Methods I of Teaching English,  Methods II of Teaching English, First-Year Seminar, Composition, Student Teaching and Practicum, Introduction to Literature 

Programs Developed: Reconfigured Secondary English (twice) and Secondary English/Special Education

Research Areas: Children’s Literature (particularly young adult literature); English Pedagogy; Literacy (particularly multi-literacies and content-area literacy)

Professional Publications: 

Toni Morrison’s Novels: The Grotesque as Social, Cultural, and Political Aesthetic.  Koln, Germany: LAP Lambert, 2009.

“Pennsylvania, Young Adult Author, Beth Fantaskey, Visits Schools in Keystone Central School District.”  The PCTELA Newsletter.  Winter 2012 Edition: 3.

“Aliens Are Invading Pennsylvania: Persuasive and Argumentative Writing” co-authored with Bill Ferguson and Dayna Dawsey. Standards Aligned System.  Pennsylvania Department of Education.  <http://www.pdesas.org/module/content/resources/21140/view.ashx>. Spring 2011.

“Using the Literacy Narrative in Freshman Composition: How to Get Students to Recognize Literacy Performance Achievement.”  Literacy and Performance: Proceedings of the 2007 EAPSU Annual Conference, Pennsylvania, 26-27 October.  Eds.  Marlen Elliot Harrison and Melissa Jane Lingle-Martin.  English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities.  <www.eapsu.org>.

“Highlighting Artistic, Cultural, and Political Hair in Literature During the Black Arts and Black Power Movements.”  Florida English 5 (2007): 26-36.

 “Redefining the Female Self Through Female Communities: Margaret Cavendish’s The Female Academy, The Convent of Pleasure, and Bell in Campo.”  Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West Virginia Selected Papers 29 (2006): 37-46.

“Wanda Coleman.”  Contemporary American Ethnic Poets: Lives, Works, Sources.  Ed.  Linda Cullum.  Westport: Greenwood, 2004.

“Quincy Troupe.”  Contemporary American Ethnic Poets: Lives, Works, Sources.  Ed.  Linda Cullum.  Westport: Greenwood, 2004.

“Highlighting Cultural and Political Hair During the Black Arts and Black Power Movements.” 2004 IUP Inter-Disciplinary Graduate Conference Proceedings: All TogetherNow: Culture and Society On An (Inter)National Stage.  Ed.  Claire Norris.  17-26.

Professional Presentations: National Council of Teachers of English Conference; Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference; Bloomsburg University’s Reading, Literacy, and Learning Conference; New Jersey College English Association Conference; English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference; Pennsylvania College English Association Conference; The Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West Virginia Conference; Mid Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference; and Lock Haven University’s Celebration of Scholarship,  Book talk Series, and Let Her Voice Be Heard.

Areas of Expertise: American Literature Generalist; Literacy; English Pedagogy 

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