Strike Update for Friday, October 21

On Friday, October 21, if a faculty strike is implemented, you should attend all classes scheduled to meet on Fridays UNLESS the faculty member for that class appears on the list in MyHaven, Student tab, of faculty who are not reporting to work.

Dr. Alyce Baker

Dr. Alyce Baker | 319 Raub Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2100

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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.  <>. 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.  <>.

“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