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Jeannie Parker Beard, PhD

Education

 Ph.D. English, Composition and Rhetoric; Georgia State University, Fall 2012

Dissertation: Composing on the Screen: Student Perceptions of Traditional and Multimodal Composition

M.A.P.W. Composition and Rhetoric, Kennesaw State University, August 2005

Portfolio: Discovering 21st Century Composition Studies

B.A. English, Kennesaw State University, August 1999

A.A. Liberal Arts, Young Harris College, May 1997

Teaching Experience

English Faculty Intensive English Program

Kennesaw Sate Unviersity

March 2014 – Present

  • Listening & Speaking Levels 3, 5, 6
  • Pronunciation Levels 2-5
  • Vocabulary Levels 3-5
  • Reading Levels 3-4

Part-time English Faculty

Department of English

Kennesaw State University

August 2011 – May 2014

  • ENGL 1101: Composition I
  • ENGL 1102: Composition II

Full-time English Faculty

Department of Humanities

Chattanooga State Community College

August 2010 – May 2011

  • ENGL 1010: Composition I

Full-time English Faculty

Department of Humanities

Dalton State College

January 2009 – May 2010

  • ENGL 2111: World Literature I
  • ENGL 1101: Composition I
  • ENGL 1102: Composition II
  • ENGL 1201: Film as Literature
  • ENGL 0098: Developmental English
  • ENGL 0096: Developmental English
  • RGTE 0199: Regents’ Writing Skills (Online)
  • RGTE 0198: Regents’ Reading Skills (Online)

Full-time Faculty of English and Freshman Seminar

Department of University Studies and Department of First-Year Programs

Kennesaw State University

Fall 2005-2008

  • RGTE 0199: Regents’ Writing Skills
  • RGTR 0198: Regents’ Reading Skills
  • RGTV 0197: Regents’ Reading and Writing Skills (Online)
  • KSU 1101: KSU Freshman Seminar
  • ENGL 1101: Composition I
  • ENGL 1102: Composition II

CLASS: Communities for LeArning Success

Taught Composition I in the following Learning Communities:

  • The Secret of Success: Effective Communication in the Workplace
  • Men & Women are From Where? The Art of Communication in Relationships
  • Save The Planet, Starting Now (for Education Majors)
  • Accent on Film: The Movie as an International Art Form
  • Global Leadership—LINK Engage
  • If Elected, I Promise!!!
  • Leadership
  • Experiential Learning
  • Leadership for Social Change

ESL Study and Tutorial Center Tutor

Department of University Studies

Kennesaw State University

Fall 2004-Summer 2005

Regents’ Reading & Writing Tutor

Department of University Studies

Kennesaw State University

Fall 2004-Summer 2005

 Program Director, Cove Creek Community Learning Center

Cove Creek Elementary School

Watauga County Board of Education

September 1999-May 2002

Presentations

  • “Multimodal Assignments: Engaging Students”

Research on Teaching & Learning Summit

Kennesaw State University

February 7-8, 2014

  • “Video Essays: Engaging Students As Producers of Digital Texts

University System of Georgia: Teaching & Learning Conference April 4-5, 2013

Athens, Georgia; Friday, April 4, 2013

  • “Composing on the Screen: How Multimodal Composition Can Enhance the Teaching of Writing”

Student Success in Writing 2013

Georgia Coastal Center

Savannah, Georgia; February 8, 2013

  • “Copyright or Copy Wrong: Navigating Copyright and Fair Use in Student Video Assignments” 

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Coastal Georgia Center

Savannah, Georgia; September 20-21, 2012

  • “Composing on the Screen: Student Perceptions of Traditional and Multimodal Composition”

Graduate Research Network

Computers and Writing Conference

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina; May 17, 2012

  • “Composition for Change: Documentary Projects in First-Year Composition Courses”

Student Success in Writing Conference

Coastal Georgia Center

Savannah, Georgia; February 3-4, 2012

  • “From Document to Documentary: Integrating Research and Information Literacy

Through Librarian-Instructor Collaboration and Digital Media Projects”

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Coastal Georgia Center

Savannah, Georgia; September 23-24, 2011

  • “Composing on the Screen: Student-Produced Multimedia Texts As an Extension of the Writing Process”

Graduate Research Network

Computers and Writing Conference

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana; May 20, 2010

  • “Composing on the Screen”

CRLA Southeast Symposium

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia; February 5, 2010

  • “Lights, Camera, Action; Copyright or Copy Wrong”

PCAS/ACAS Conference

Wilmington, North Carolina: October 1-3, 2009

  • “How to Anchor a Learning Community without Getting Weighed Down:

          The English Composition Course”

13th Annual National Learning Communities Conference

Panel with Dr. David Thompson

Kansas City, Missouri; November 13-15, 2008

  • “Dancing with Diversities, One-to-One”

10th Annual Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference

Panel with Dr. Dixie Hickman, Dr. Elizabeth Lopez and Anne Melfi

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia; February 1, 2008

  • “Multimedia Leadership Initiatives: Documenting Arguments, Proposing Change”

Students at the Center: 12 Annual Learning Communities Conference

Indiana University-Purdue University

Indianapolis, Indiana; November 7-9, 2007

  • “Multimedia Experience: Engaging Students with Technology”

A Focus on Learning: 40th Annual CRLA Conference

Portland, Oregon; October 31-November 3, 2007

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project: Dean’s Luncheon

  • “Why We Write: Better Thinking, Better Reading, Better Writing”

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia; June 28, 2007

MAPW Showcase, Summer 2005

  • “Discovering 21st Century Composition Studies”

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia; August 3, 2005

Publications

  • “Lunatic Dialectic”

Their Lives a Storm Whereon They Ride: Writing With the Affective Disorders

Collected Edition

Publication 2013

  • Composing on the Screen: Student Perceptions of Traditional and Multimodal Composition

Dissertation, PhD Program

Fall 2012

Georgia State University

  • “Documenting Arguments, Proposing Change: Reflections on Student-Produced Proposal Documentaries”

Spring 2010

Computers and Composition Online

  • “Why We Write Every Day: Better Thinking, Better Reading, Better Writing”

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project 12th Anthology

Summer 2007

National Writing Project

  • Discovering 21st Century Composition Studies

Portfolio, MAPW Program

Summer 2005

Kennesaw State University

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Fellowship, Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project

Summer Institute, 2007

National Writing Project

  • Excellence in Teaching Award

First-Year Experience

Department of First-Year Programs

Spring 2006 and 2007

  • Guest Faculty at 4.0 President Luncheon

Honors First-Year Students achieving a 4.0 GPA

Student Invite: Chris Ellis

Spring 2007

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2005-2009
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2007-2012
  • College Composition and Communication (CCC) 2007-2012
  • College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) 2007-2009
  • Sigma Tau Delta: International Honors Society 2003-2005
  • Phi Ro Pi: National Forensics Honors Society 1995-1997

Administrative Roles

  • Orientation Faculty Leader

Department of First-Year Programs

Kennesaw State University

Summer 2007

  • Office Manager

Parker and Associates, Benefit Specialists

Kennesaw, GA

January 2003-August 2005

  • Editor

One Love Press

Blowing Rock, NC

January 2000-November 2002

  • Writer

New River Press

Boone, NC

January 2000-November 2002

Computer Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications

WebCT Vista Course Building

Respondus 4.0

Dreamweaver 8

Podcasting

Digital Video Production

Research Interests

Use of Multimedia Productions in the Composition Classroom

Student-Produced Documentaries as Scholarship

Enhancing First-Year Student Success

ESL Student Success in the Composition Classroom

Developmental Reading and Writing: Preparing Students for Standardized Test

ESL Learning

 

Media Specialist, Educator, Writer