Overview

Dr. Katherine Mason Cramer is a Professor in the School of Education and the program chair for Middle and Secondary English Education. 

Information

Academic Interests and Expertise

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction (English Education), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, August 2006 Dissertation: Students’ Understanding and Internalization of a Process Approach to Writing. Committee: James Blasingame, Jr. (Chair), Alleen Pace Nilsen, G. Lynn Nelson, Gregory Glau, and Christian Faltis
  • M.S. English as a Second Language, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, August 2003 Committee: Socorro Herrera (Chair), Kevin Murry, and Lori A. Horton
  • B.S.E. English, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, May 2000
  • Kansas State Board of Education Teaching Licenses (License Number: 4985858269)
    • Professional License English 5-9, 2000-2028
    • Professional License English 7-12, 2000-2028
Areas of Teaching Interest

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught at Wichita State University, 2010-present

CI 751AW Developing Mentoring Skills for Cooperating Teachers (online)

CI 616 Literature for Adolescents

CI 490 Independent Study: Methods/Theories of Teaching Composition

CI 436E English Methods III

CI 435E English Methods II

CI 425E English Methods I

CI 423 Middle/Secondary General Methods

CI 417 Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas: Middle/Secondary

HNRS 491 Honors Thesis

Courses Taught at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, 2006-2010

ENGL 2270 Language and Usage

ENGL 3310 Principles of Writing Instruction

ENGL 3391 Teaching Literature to Adolescents

ENED 4414 Teaching of English Language Arts

Courses Taught at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2004-2006

ENG 107 First-Year Composition for International Students

ENG 108 First-Year Composition for International Students (hybrid)

ENG 102 First-Year Composition

ENG 101 First-Year Composition

WAC 107 Introduction to Academic Writing for International Students

UNI 100 Academic Success at ASU     

Internship and Field Experience Supervision

Communicate university and program expectations to interns, university supervisor, and mentor teachers; observe and provide constructive feedback for each intern’s teaching 1-3 times throughout the semester; and evaluate and provide a rationale for my evaluation of each intern’s performance.

CI 471E Teaching Internship II - Secondary English, Wichita State University

CI 461E Teaching Internship II – Middle Level English, Wichita State University

CI 426E Core 2 Practicum English Language Arts, Wichita State University

CI 424 Core 1 Practicum General Methods, Wichita State University

CI 413E Teaching Internship I – Secondary English, Wichita State University

CI 412E Teaching Internship I – Middle Level English, Wichita State University

CI 318 Core 2 Literacy Practicum, Wichita State University

ENED 4415 Teaching of English Internship, Kennesaw State University

EDUC 6300L M.A.T. Practicum, Kennesaw State University

SED 478 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools, Arizona State University

 

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “Addressing Sexual and Gender Diversity in an English Education Teacher Preparation Program.”  Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy.  Eds. April Sanders, Laura Isbell, and Kathryn Dixon.  IGI Global, 2020: 66-111.

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Using YAL to Interrogate the Heteronormative, Transphobic Culture of School Sports.”  Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports:  A Guide for the English Classroom.  Eds.  Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2016: 180-185.

Cramer, Katherine Mason and Jill Adams. “The T* in LGBT*: Disrupting Gender Normative School Culture through Young Adult Literature.”  Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans* and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework.  Ed. sj Miller. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 121-141.

Mason, Katherine. “Evolving Depictions of ‘Coming Out’ in Young Adult Literature: A Range of Possibilities in Twelve Lambda Literary Award-Winners (1992-2006).” Queers in American Popular Culture. Vol. 2. Ed. Jim Elledge. Denver: Praeger, 2010: 139-51.

Refereed Journal Articles

Schey, Ryan, Dean Bavisotto, Mollie V. Blackburn, Katherine Mason Cramer, Ellie DesPrez, Danielle Lee, and Heather McEntarfer. “Affirming Gender Diversity through English Education: Integration, Inquiry, and Inclusion.” English Journal. 112.6 (2023): 32-39.

Cramer, Katherine Mason and Elizabeth G. Vest (student author). “Thank-You Notes as a Means of Nurturing a Community of Writers.” English Journal. 111.2 (2021): 85-88.

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Depictions of LGBTQ Athletes in Young Adult Literature that Interrogate Sport Culture.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan. 36.1 (2021): 43-50.

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Advocates and Gatekeepers: Dialogue on the Multiple Roles of Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors.” The Advocate. 26.1 (2020).

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “Clearing Paths for Transgender Identities with Middle Grades Literature.”  Voices from the Middle.  26.2 (2018):  25-29.

Mason, Katherine.  “Out of the Closet and Onto the Playing Field:  Two Decades of Lesbian Athletes in Young Adult Literature.”  English Journal.  104.1 (2014):  54-61.

Flores, Raymond, Daniel Krutka, Katherine Mason, and Daniel Bergman. “From Evaluation to Collaborative Reflection: Teacher Candidate Perceptions of a Digital Learner-Centered Classroom Observation Form.” Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.  22.4 (2014):  401-421.

Krutka, Daniel G., Daniel J. Bergman, Raymond Flores, Katherine Mason, and Ashlie Jack.  “Microblogging about Teaching:  Nurturing Participatory Cultures through Collaborative Online Reflection with Pre-Service Teachers.”  Teaching and Teacher Education.  40.1 (2014): 83-93.

Mason, Katherine, April Brannon, and Elle Yarborough. “Locating Queer Community in Award-Winning LGBTQ-Themed Young Adult Literature (2005-2010).” The ALAN Review. 39.3 (2012): 12-20.

Mason, Katherine and Carol Harrell. “Searching for Common Ground: Two Teachers Discuss their Support for and Concerns about the Inclusion of LGBTQ Issues in English Methods Courses.” Kansas English, 95.1 (2012): 22-36.

Mason, Katherine. “From Pre-Service Teacher to Trusted Adult: Sexual Orientation and Gender Variance in an Online YAL Book Club.” The ALAN Review. 38.1 (2010): 7-15.

Mason, Katherine. “Creating a Space for YAL with LGBT Content in our Personal Reading: Creating a Place for LGBT Students in our Classrooms.”  The ALAN Review. 35.3 (2008): 55-61.

Mason, Katherine. “Cooperative Learning and Second Language Acquisition in First-Year Composition: Providing Opportunities for Authentic Communication among English Language Learners.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College. 43.1 (2006): 52-8.

Invited Publications

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “Construct a Vision for Your Teaching.” The Art of Teaching, 2nd ed.  Academy for Effective Teaching, Wichita State University, 2021: 38-40.

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Establish Positive Relationships with Students at the Start of the Semester.” The Art of Teaching, 2nd ed.  Academy for Effective Teaching, Wichita State University, 2021: 40-42.

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Establish Positive Relationships among Students.” The Art of Teaching, 2nd ed.  Academy for Effective Teaching, Wichita State University, 2021: 43-48.

Cramer, Katherine.  “The Power of Story and Classroom Management in Affirming Sexual and Gender Diversity.” National Council of Teachers of English Blog.  12 July 2019.  Available at https://www2.ncte.org/blog/2019/07/the-power-of-story-and-classroom-management-in-affirming-sexual-and-gender-diversity/

Cramer, Katherine.  “Analysis: The reality of Crutcher’s life lessons are why his sports-themed young-adult lit is the gold-medal standard.”  The Spokesman-Review.  12 Jan. 2019.  Available at http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jan/12/analysis-the-reality-of-crutchers-life-lessons-are/

Mason, Katherine.  “Coming of Age and Coming of GAYge: An Interview with emily m. danforth.” SIGNAL Journal.  37.1 (Fall 2013/Winter 2014):  12-17.

Flores, Raymond, Dan Krutka, Katherine Mason, and Daniel Bergman. “‘More Like a Conversation’: Cultivating Reflective Dialogue With a Student-Centered Classroom Observation Form.” PDS Partners. 9.2 (2013): 15.

Non-Refereed/Editor-Reviewed Journal Articles

Mason, Katherine.  “A Conversation in Limbo: An Interview with Aaron Levy.”  SIGNAL Journal.  31.1 (2007):  16-20.

Mason, Katherine. “Enhancing Student Writing Through Cooperative Learning in College Composition Classrooms.” Arizona English Bulletin. 47.2 (2005): 21-30.

Other published works

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “From the Editor: Challenging Misconceptions and Locating Joy in Our Teaching.” Kansas English. 104 (2023): 1-3. Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/390

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “From the Editor: Looking Back, Looking Ahead with KATE.” Kansas English. 103.1 (2022): 1-2. Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/354

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Toward the Pursuit of Anti-Oppression Pedagogy with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s Historically Responsive Literacy Framework.” Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Blog. 20 July 2021. Available at https://www.kansasenglish.org/kate-blog/toward-the-pursuit-of-anti-oppression-pedagogy-with-dr-gholdy-muhammads-historically-responsive-literacy-framework

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “From the Editor: Recharge, Reconnect, and Reach Your Audience with KATE.”  Kansas English.  102.1 (2021): 1-2. Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/321

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “From the Editor: YA Books that Explore the Intersectionality of Race and other Identities.”  Kansas English.  101.1 (2020): 1-2. Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/291

Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Leveraging NCTE’s Position Statements to Support Teachers’ Curricular Inclusion of Sexual and Gender Diversity.” Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Blog.  10 June 2020. Available at https://www.kansasenglish.org/kate-blog/leveraging-nctes-position-statements-to-support-teachers-curricular-inclusion-of-sexual-and-gender-diversity

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “From the Editor: Summer Inquiry, Reflection, and Dialogue with KATE and NCTE.”  Kansas English.  100.1 (2019): 1-2. Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/254

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “Letter from the Editor.”  Kansas English.  99.1 (2018): 1. Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/204

Cramer, Katherine Mason.  “Letter from the Editor.”  Kansas English.  98.1 (2017): 1.  Available at https://journals.wichita.edu/index.php/ke/article/view/187

Mason, Katherine, Beth Giddens, Jeff Cebulski, Laura Dabundo, Cherif Diop, and Steve Hagin. “PEER: Project for Encouraging Excellence through Review.” Teaching Notes. Kennesaw State University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. 7.2 (October 2009): 1-3.

Mason, Katherine. “Pre-, During-, and After-Reading Exploration” in Pizza With Shrimp On Top: A Guide for Teachers by Darren Crovitz, 2007.

Mason, Katherine. “Connections to other Texts” in Pizza With Shrimp On Top: A Guide for Teachers by Darren Crovitz, 2007.

Ellis, Katherine. “Mama’s Role as the Narrator in ‘Everyday Use’.The Best of Emporia State: An Anthology of Undergraduate Essays. 1999.

Ellis, Katherine. “Gender Stereotypes in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’.” The Best of Emporia State: An Anthology of Undergraduate Essays. 1999.

Online Publications (Password-protected Website for Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools)

Six-Trait Writing Lessons

“Ideas and Technical Writing.” Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2004.

“Organization and Personal Narrative.” Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2004.

“Voice and Persuasive Writing.”  Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2004.     

“Word Choice and Poetry.”  Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2004.

“Sentence Fluency and Fractured Fairy Tales.”  Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2004.

“Conventions and Editing.”  Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2004.

Scholastic Read 180 Lesson

“Amazing.”  Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2003.

Writing and Reading Lessons

“Facing the Future: My Life Project.”  Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2003.

“What Do You Think?” Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Library Website. 2003.

PRESENTATIONS

Refereed National Conference Presentations

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Beyond the Traditional Field Experience: Collaborating with Program Graduates to Design and Implement an Applied Learning Experience in a YAL Methods Course.” In ELA Teacher Education Methods Commission Roundtable Session. 2023 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Columbus, OH, Nov. 18, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Who Gets to Swim? Representation in Competitive Swimming in YA Literature.” In Roundtable Session: The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society. 2023 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Columbus, OH, Nov. 17, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason and Caleb K. Thornton. “Creating Queer Connections, Pathways, and ELA Environments with Kacen Callender’s YA and Middle Grades Books.” In Genders and Sexualities Equality Assembly Roundtable Session. 2023 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Columbus, OH, Nov. 17, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Movement is my Therapy: The Healing Power of (YA) Sport Literature.” In Roundtable Session: The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society. 2022 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Anaheim, CA, Nov. 18, 2022.

  • Schey, Ryan, Dean Bavisotto, Mollie Blackburn, Katherine Mason Cramer, Ellie DesPrez, Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, Danielle Lee, Heather McEntarfer, and Caitlin Ryan. “Understand, Expect, and Embrace Gender Diversity through ELA Curriculum and Pedagogy: Using NCTE Position Statements to Teach for Justice and Equity.” 2021 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, virtual, Nov. 19, 2021.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “LGBTQ-Themed YAL that Reflects and Interrogates Sport Culture.” 2018 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Houston, TX. Nov. 16, 2018.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason, Keely Tolbert, Kelly Frederick, and April Brannon. “A Range of Voices and Potentials in Middle Grade LGBTQIA Literature.” 2017 Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE (ALAN) Workshop, St. Louis, MO. Nov. 20, 2017.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason and Keely Tolbert. “Clearing Paths for Middle Level Readers with LGBTQIA Literature.” 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, St. Louis, MO. Nov. 18, 2017.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Using Sports-Themed YAL to Confront Homophobia and Transphobia in School Sports.” 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 19, 2016.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “‘Pushing the boundaries’ as a first-year English teacher in a small Midwestern town.” 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention – Case study presented in session entitled Approaching Advocacy: Case Studies about Preparing Teachers to Incorporate Queer YA Literature. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 18, 2016.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Using YAL to Interrogate the Heteronormative, Transphobic Culture of School Sports.” 2015 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention – Round Table session on The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society. Minneapolis, MN. Nov. 20, 2015.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason, Jill Adams, and Jennifer Dail. “The T* in LGBT*: Disrupting Normative School Culture through Young Adult Literature.” 2015 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention, Minneapolis, MN. Nov. 19, 2015.
  • Mason, Katherine, Jill Adams, April Brannon, Jennifer Dail, Toby Emert, Emily Meixner, and Elle Yarborough. “Celebrating Great YAL for (Future) English Teachers: Top Recommendations for Inclusion in English Methods Courses.” 2013 Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE Workshop, Boston, MA. Nov. 26, 2013.
  • Emert, Toby, Katherine Mason, and Laraine Wallowitz. “Teaching Queer Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom: Case Studies for Discussion.” 2013 National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Boston, MA. Nov. 24, 2013.
  • Flores, Raymond, Katherine Mason, Dan Krutka, Daniel Bergman, Sandra Peer, and Jeri Carroll. “Promoting Reflective and Purposeful Lesson Planning: The Pilot of a New Observation Protocol for Teacher Candidates.” 2013 Professional Development Schools Conference, New Orleans, LA. Feb. 14, 2013.
  • Flores, Raymond, Dan Krutka, Katherine Mason, Daniel Bergman, Sandra Peer, and Jeri Carroll. “Going Paperless: The Possibilities and Challenges of Utilizing 21st Century Tools for Teacher Candidate Observations.” 2013 Professional Development Schools Conference. New Orleans, LA. Feb. 14, 2013.
  • Yarborough, Elle, April Brannon, and Katherine Mason. “Learning & Teaching Vignettes to Encourage Reflective Practice in the Classroom.” 2012 Conference on English Leadership. Las Vegas, NV. Nov. 19, 2012.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Out of the Closet and onto the Playing Field: Two Decades of Lesbian Athletes in Young Adult Literature.” 2012 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Las Vegas, NV. Nov. 18, 2012.
  • Mason, Katherine, April Brannon, and Elle Yarborough. “Beyond Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Forging Ahead in YAL with LGBTQ Content (2006-2011).” Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE Annual Workshop. Chicago, IL. Nov. 21, 2011.
  • Yarborough, Elle, April Brannon, and Katherine Mason. “Reading for a Brighter Future: Using Graphic Novels to Transcend Apathy.” 2011 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Chicago, IL. Nov. 18, 2011.
  • Mason, Katherine and Elle Yarborough. “More than Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Bringing YAL with LGBTQ Content into the 21st Century Classroom.” 2011 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. High School Matters Roundtable Session. Chicago, IL. Nov. 18, 2011.
  • Bergman, Daniel, Kelly Frederick, Susan Hussey, Fuchang Liu, Katherine Mason, Chris Reed, and Lisa Stinson. “Comparing and Contrasting the Urban PDS Experience at Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.” Professional Development School Conference. New Orleans, LA. March 12, 2011.
  • Mason, Katherine, April Brannon, Nina Nakayama, and Elle Yarborough. “Where Do I Fit into the Big Picture?: Searching for Queer Consciousness/Community in YAL (2005-2010).” Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE Annual Workshop. Orlando, FL. Nov. 23, 2010.
  • Mason, Katherine, April Brannon, Nina Nakayama, and Elle Yarborough. “Toward a More Democratic English Curriculum: Locating and Teaching Queer Consciousness/ Community in Young Adult Literature (2005-2010).” 2010 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL. Nov. 20, 2010.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Understanding Ourselves and Others: YAL with LGBTQ Content in the New Millennium.” 2009 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 21, 2009.
  • Cole, Pam, Bryan Gillis, Dawn Latta Kirby, and Katherine Mason. “Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century: New Models for Teaching Writing.” Day-long workshop at the 2008 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. San Antonio, TX. Nov. 24, 2008.
  • Mason, Katherine. “From Pre-Service Teacher to Trusted Adult: Using YAL Book Clubs to Negotiate Sexual Orientation and Gender Variance.” 2008 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. San Antonio, TX. Nov. 22, 2008.
  • Mason, Katherine, Jim Cope, Darren Crovitz, and Jennifer Dail. “How YA Literature with LGBT Content Can Help All Teens Develop a Sense of Self and Compassion.” Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE Annual Workshop. New York, NY. Nov. 19-20, 2007.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Gender Identity and Expression, or Putting the “T” back into LGBT: How YA Literature with LGBT Content Can Foster Multicultural Literacy in All Students.” 2007 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. New York, NY. Nov. 17, 2007.
  • Mason, Katherine. “From their Perspectives: Students’ Engagement in their own Writing Processes at the Completion of First-Year Composition.” 2006 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. College Colloquia Roundtable. Nashville, TN. Nov. 17, 2006.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Cooperative Learning and Second Language Acquisition: Providing Opportunities for Authentic Communication Among English Language Learners.” 2005 Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Pittsburgh, PA. Nov. 18, 2005.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Cooperative Learning and Second Language Acquisition: Providing Opportunities for Authentic Communication Among English Language Learners.” Whole Language Umbrella’s 2005 Literacies for All Summer Institute. San Diego, CA. July 16, 2005.

Local and Regional Conference Presentations

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason and Caleb K. Thornton. “Recognizing, Affirming, and Teaching Diverse Genders and Sexualities with Award-Winning Middle Grades and Young Adult Novels of Kacen Callender.” 2023 Kansas Association of Teachers of English. Wichita, KS, Nov. 3-4, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason, Jessica Arbuckle, Jaden Brown, Elizabeth G. Vest, and (student presenters) Taylor Hanna and Amanda Hatfield. “Book Love! Penny Kittle’s Reading Conferences in Action with Sixth-Graders and Pre-Service ELA Teachers.” 2023 Kansas Association of Teachers of English. Wichita, KS, Nov. 3-4, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason with (student presenters) Baillye Brenneman, Avery Byard, Taylor Hanna, Amanda Hatfield, Hannah Kaiser Haines, Haven Massey, Maggie Patterson, Arien Sauer, Austyn Sudduth. “You’ve Got to Read (and Teach) this Book!  2023 Award-Winning Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association.” 2023 Kansas Association of Teachers of English. Wichita, KS, Nov. 3-4, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason and Caleb K. Thornton (student). “Recognizing, Affirming, and Teaching Diverse Genders and Sexualities with Award-Winning Middle Grades and Young Adult Novels of Kacen Callender.” Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference. Wichita State University. March 10, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason with (student presenters) Payton Dearmont, A. Detrick, Amanda Glenn, Brianna Harshaw, Caleb K. Thornton, and Gabrielle Winter. “You’ve Got to Read (and Teach) this Book!  2022 Award-Winning Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association.” 2022 Kansas Association of Teachers of English. Wichita, KS, Oct. 28-29, 2022.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason with Sun Young Lee, Beth Gulley, and John Franklin. “Join the Professional Conversation: Publish Your Creative and Scholarly Work in Kansas English.” 2022 Kansas Association of Teachers of English. Wichita, KS, Oct. 28-29, 2022.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason with (student presenters) Celese Arnold, Kalie Dudeck, Claudia Esparza, David Hole, Rosie Marino, and Kiara Suarez-Sosa.  “You’ve Got to Read (and Teach) this Book!  2021 Award-Winning Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association.” 2021 Kansas Association of Teachers of English.  Wichita, KS, Nov. 5-6, 2021.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason, John Franklin, and Beth Gulley. “Join the Professional Conversation: Publish Your Creative and Scholarly Work in Kansas English.” 2021 Kansas Association of Teachers of English.  Wichita, KS, Nov. 5-6, 2021.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason with (student presenters) Alexis Bean, Melanie Deters, Caroline Erickson, Carly Espinosa, Blake Overman, and Elizabeth Vest. “You’ve Got to Read (and Teach) this Book! 2019 Award-Winning Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association.”  2019 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 25, 2019.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Join the Professional Conversation:  Publish Your Scholarly and Creative Work in Kansas English!” General Session at the 2019 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 25, 2019.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “YAL that Reflects and Interrogates Sport Culture: Depictions of LGBTQ and Ally Athletes.” 2018 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 27, 2018.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Join the Professional Conversation: Publish Your Scholarly and Creative Work in Kansas English!” 2018 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 27, 2018.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Fostering Understanding and Appreciation of Diversity in an English Education Program.” 2018 Tilford Diversity Colloquium, Wichita State University. April 27, 2018.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Clearing Paths for LGBTQIA Identities with Middle Grades Literature” (Workshop). 2018 Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference, Wichita State University. March 30, 2018.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason, Keely Tolbert, and Emily Hellewell. “Giving Voice to Adolescence: A Range of Identities and Potentials in Middle Grade LGBTQIA Literature.” 2017 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 14, 2017.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Join the Professional Conversation: Publish Your Scholarly and Creative Work in Kansas English!” 2017 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 13, 2017.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Revising Program Assessments for Kansas Licensure Standards: A Discussion for English Education Program Chairs.” 2016 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 21, 2016.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Using Sports-Themed YAL to Confront Homophobia and Transphobia in School Sports.” 2016 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 20, 2016.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “The T* in LGBT*: Disrupting Normative School Culture through Young Adult Literature.” 2015 Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 22, 2015.
  • Mason, Katherine, Kevin Kienholz, and Vicki Sherbert. “Success for All Future English Teachers: A Snapshot of Kansas English Education Programs.” 2014 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 30, 2014.
  • Mason, Katherine and Suzy Myers. “Your State Affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English: KATE’s Possibilities and Potential.” 2014 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 30, 2014.
  • Mason, Katherine, Ashley Cheever, Nicole Cisneroz, Jacquie Dick, Amy Haight, Hope Kessinger, and Kelly Frederick. “Beyond Survival: New Teachers Share their Best Strategies, Advice, and Resources for Thriving in the First Years.” 2013 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 25, 2013.
  • Mason, Katherine, Andrea Voran Coonce, and Nathan Whitman. “Cracking down on the ‘that’s so gay’ crowd: New Teachers as LGBTQ Allies.” 2013 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference, Wichita, KS. Oct. 24, 2013.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Out of the Closet and onto the Playing Field: Two Decades of Lesbian Athletes in Young Adult Literature.” 2012 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference. Wichita, KS. Oct. 25, 2012.
  • Mason, Katherine. “More Than Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Bringing YAL with LGBTQ Content into the 21st Century Classroom.” 2011 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference. Wichita, KS. Oct. 27, 2011.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Understanding Ourselves and Others: YAL with LGBTQ Content in the New Millennium.” 2010 Kansas Association of Teachers of English Conference. Wichita, KS. Oct. 8, 2010.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Understanding Ourselves and Others: YAL with LGBTQ Content in the New Millennium.” 2010 Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conference. Callaway Gardens, GA. Feb. 12, 2010.
  • Cebulski, Jeff, Laura Dabundo, Cherif Diop, Beth Giddens, Steve Hagin, and Katherine Mason. “PEER: Project for Encouraging Excellence through Review.” Poster presentation at the 16th Georgia Conference on College & University Teaching. Kennesaw, GA. Feb. 13, 2009.
  • Mason, Katherine. “From Pre-Service Teacher to Trusted Adult: Using YAL Book Clubs to Negotiate Sexual Orientation and Gender Variance.” 2009 Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conference. Jekyll Island, GA. Feb. 6, 2009.
  • Mason, Katherine, Jim Cope, Darren Crovitz, and Jennifer Dail. “How YA Literature with LGBT Content Can Help All Teens Develop a Sense of Self and Compassion.” 2008 Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conference. Callaway Gardens, GA. Feb. 8, 2008.
  • Dail, Jennifer and Katherine Mason. “Speak Up, I Can’t Hear You: Silence as Empowerment for Females in Young Adult Novels.” Annual Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents. Kennesaw, GA. March 28, 2007.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Teaching Writing as a Process—But Whose?: Learning from Students’ Articulations of their Own Processes.” 2007 Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conference. Jekyll Island, GA. Feb. 10, 2007.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Incorporating Cooperative Learning into Your Teaching of College Composition.” Fall Conference of the Arizona English Teachers’ Association. Tucson, AZ. Oct. 8, 2005.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Policing the Body in Order to School the Mind: Surveillance, Power, and Resistance in Secondary Education.” The 11th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. March 26, 2005.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Incorporating PowerPoint Simulations into the Teaching of Young Adult Literature.” The University of Kansas Conference on Writing and Literature. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Feb. 17, 2005.

Invited Presentations

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Faculty Research Panel.” Wichita State University College of Applied Studies Advisory Board Meeting. April 5, 2024.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Recent Tilford Fellows Panel.” Wichita State University College of Applied Studies Professional Development Workshop. March 22, 2024.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason with (student presenters) Avery Byard, Allison Detrick, and Amanda Hatfield. “So, You Want to be a Teacher: Fun Facts and Advice about Joining the Profession.” USD 259 Wichita Public Schools College and Career Boot Camp (for incoming high school seniors). Wichita Southeast High School. June 2, 2023 (three 25-minute presentations). 

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason, Alicia Newell, and Christopher Stone. “De-escalate in the Classroom: A Discussion.” Academic Resource Conference. Wichita State University. May 23, 2023.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. Panel on Effective Teaching. Wichita State University Graduate School. February 22, 2023.

  • Blackburn, Mollie V. (chair), Bavisotto, Dean L., Cramer, Katherine M., DesPrez, Eleanor, Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill M., Lee, Danielle, McEntarfer, Heather K., Ryan, Caitlin L., Schey, Ryan, and Timmons-Long, LaMar. Learning Session on Guidelines for Affirming Gender Diversity through ELA Curriculum and Pedagogy. National Council of Teachers of English, April 15, 2021.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Teaching and Learning: Setting Expectations, Building Relationships, and Designing Effective Instruction.”  Academy for Effective Teaching. Wichita State University.  Jan. 31, 2020.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Advocates and Gatekeepers:  Dialogue on the Multiple Roles of Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors.”  School of Education, Wichita State University, March 29, 2019.

  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “The Culture of Colleges: What to Expect.” Envision High School Camp, Wichita State University, July 13, 2017.
  • Cramer, Katherine Mason. “Applied Learning: Possibilities and Challenges.” Spring 2017 Strategic Planning Forum, Wichita State University, March 9, 2017.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Exploring LGBTQ-Themed Young Adult Literature.” Gay-Straight Alliance, Wichita East High School, April 24, 2014.
  • Mason, Katherine. “English Methods Workshop.” Transition to Teaching—English language arts. Wichita State University, Oct. 5, 2013.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Reflections from a Mentee.” COE Faculty Mentorship Program. Wichita State University, Sept. 11, 2013.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Top Tips for 2013-2014.” WSU New Faculty Orientation Panel on Effective Teaching. Wichita State University, Aug. 13, 2013.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Top 5 Tips for 2012-2013.” WSU New Faculty Orientation Panel on Effective Teaching. Wichita State University, Aug. 14, 2012.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Syllabus Construction.” WSU New Faculty Orientation Panel on Effective Teaching. Wichita State University, Aug. 18, 2011.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Using Data to Enhance Student Learning and Improve Program Operation.” College of Education Advisory Councils Meeting. Wichita State University, April 20, 2011.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Creating a Place for LGBT Students.” Workshop for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Kennesaw State University, Oct. 14, 2008.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Awareness, Action, Appreciation: Creating a Place for LGBTQ Students in our Curriculums and Classrooms.” ENGL 7711, Multicultural Literature (Dr. Keith Botelho). Kennesaw State University, Oct. 6, 2008.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Ready, Aim ... HIRE!: My Academic Job Search.” Preparing Future Faculty Program Seminar. Arizona State University, Oct. 27, 2006.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Incorporating Cooperative Learning into Your Teaching of English.” ENG 506, Methods/Issues in Teaching Language (Ms. Wendy Kelleher). Arizona State University, Sept. 12, 2005.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Incorporating Cooperative Learning into Your Writing Classroom.” ENG 507, Methods/Issues in Teaching Composition (Dr. Lynn Nelson). Arizona State University, June 14, 2005.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Incorporating PowerPoint Simulations into the Teaching of Young Adult Literature.” ENG 506, Methods/Issues in Teaching Language (Dr. Alleen Pace Nilsen). Arizona State University, March 23, 2005.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Alternative Assessment Strategies.” University of Kansas Professional Development School Intern Presentation. Argentine Middle School, Spring 2003.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Fact or Fiction (Kagan Cooperative Learning).” Argentine Middle School (Kansas City, KS) Staff In- service. Sept. 2002.
  • Mason, Katherine and Marcy Murphy. “Independent Reading—Classroom Libraries.” Kansas City, Kansas Middle School Literary In-service for Principals, Vice Principals, and School Improvement Facilitators. Summer, 2002.
  • Mason, Katherine. “Surviving the First Year of Teaching.” Panel for Kansas City, Kansas District In-service for First-Year Teachers. J.C. Harmon High School, Aug. 2001.

Presentations Related to the Wichita Teacher Quality Partnership

  • Mason, Katherine, Daniel Bergman, Raymond Flores, Daniel Krutka, and Sandra Peer. “Middle/Secondary Practicums.” WTQP Contact Person Meeting. Wichita South High School. Aug. 8, 2012.
  • Mason, Katherine. “WSU Secondary Practicum.” Wichita North High School Core IIA Orientation, Jan. 26, 2012.
  • Bergman, Daniel, Katherine Mason, and Sandy Peer. “WSU Teacher Education (5-12): An Overview of Field Experiences.” Wichita North High School, June 9, 2011.
  • Bergman, Daniel, Katherine Mason, and Sandy Peer. “WSU Teacher Education (5-12): An Overview of Field Experiences.” WTQP Principals’ Breakfast, WSU Metroplex, June 15, 2011.
  • Mason, Katherine and Ronald Jones. “WSU’s Literacy Practicum: An Overview of Teacher Education Candidate Expectations and Assignments (for Cooperating Teachers).” Wichita Heights High School, Oct. 6, 2010.

 

Professional Experience

University Teaching Experience 2003-present

Professor of English Education, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2020-present

Associate Professor of English Education, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2014-2020

Assistant Professor of English Education, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2010-2014

Assistant Professor of English Education, Dept. of English, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, 2006-2010

Teaching Associate, Dept. of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2004-2006             

Teaching Intern, Dept. of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Summer 2004

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Undergraduate Academic Services, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Fall 2003

Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2003-2004

K-12 Teaching Experience, 2000-2003

English Language Arts Teacher, Argentine Middle School, U.S.D. 500 Kansas City, Kansas Public School District, 2000-2003

Design and implement standards-based English and reading learning activities and assessments for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who were both culturally and linguistically diverse (approximately 70% minority and 80% free/reduced lunch).

Awards and Honors

2024 Emory Lindquist Teaching Award. College of Applied Studies, Wichita State University.

2023 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award of the National Council of Teachers of English for Kansas English, the peer-reviewed journal of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English, for which I have served as Editor since 2017

2023 Edwin M. Hopkins English Journal Honorable Mention (National Council of Teachers of English) for “Affirming Gender Diversity Through English Education: Integration, Inquiry, and Inclusion.” English Journal. 112.6 (2023): 32-39.

2023 Nominated by CAS Interim Dean for WSU Faculty Risk-Taker Award

2022 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award of the National Council of Teachers of English for Kansas English, for which I have served as Editor since 2017

2022 College of Applied Studies Research Award, Wichita State University

2021 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award of the National Council of Teachers of English for Kansas English, for which I have served as Editor since 2017

2021 Jean Spalding Faculty Fellowship, School of Education, Wichita State University

2021-2022 Service Learning Faculty Scholar, Wichita State University

2020 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award of the National Council of Teachers of English for Kansas English, for which I have served as Editor since 2017

2018-2019 Academy for Effective Teaching (AET) Teaching Award, Wichita State University

2019 Nomination for The Advising Network’s Faculty Advisor Award, Wichita State University

2018 Outstanding Book Award, Michigan Council of Teachers of English for Teaching, Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework, edited by s.j. Miller (I was lead author on a chapter in this edited collection: “The T* in LGBT*: Disrupting Gender Normative School Culture through Young Adult Literature.”)

2018 College of Education Service Award, Wichita State University, May 3, 2018

2017-2018 Tilford Fellow, Tilford Diversity Studies, Wichita State University

2017 American Educational Research Association, Division K (Teaching and Education) Exemplary Research Award for Teaching, Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework, edited by s.j. Miller (I was lead author on a chapter in this edited collection:  “The T* in LGBT*: Disrupting Gender Normative School Culture through Young Adult Literature.”) 

2015-2016 Finalist, Academy for Effective Teaching (AET) Teaching Award, Wichita State University

2014-2015 Online Learning Faculty Fellow, Wichita State University

2013 College of Education Teaching Award, Wichita State University, May 18, 2013

2013 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award Honor Citation, Virginia Hamilton Conference, Kent State University, March 6, 2013 for Mason, Katherine, April Brannon, and Elle Yarborough. “Locating Queer Community in Award-Winning LGBTQ-Themed Young Adult Literature (2005-2010).” The ALAN Review. 39.3 (2012): 12-20.

Faculty Honoree, University Scholars Ceremony, Regents’ Academic Recognition Award (David Ayers), Kennesaw State University, April 2, 2010

Faculty Honoree, University Scholars Ceremony, Outstanding Senior in English Education (Anna Parkinson), Kennesaw State University, April 2, 2010

Faculty Honoree, University Scholars Ceremony, Outstanding Senior in English Education (Angela Lishman), Kennesaw State University, April 3, 2009

Dean’s Fellowship Award, Arizona State University, 2005-2006

Graduate College Award for Tuition, Arizona State University, 2004-2005

Recipient of one of 10 University Academic Achievement Awards, Emporia State University, 2003

Rotary Award of Excellence for Outstanding Seniors in Education, Emporia State University, 2000

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Emporia State University, 2000

Sherry Jacks Bennett Scholarship, Emporia State University, 1999

Merle Whaner Scholarship, Emporia State University, 1999

Darrell E. Wood Special Recognition Award, Emporia State University, 1999

Journalist of the Year – The Bulletin, Emporia State University’s 5,000 circulation student news publication, 1997

Grants

Funded Projects as PI

Mason, Katherine. “Lesbian Athletes in Young Adult Literature.” College of Education Research Grant, Wichita State University ($3,000.00), 2012. This grant supported my research, analysis, state and national presentations, and write-up of depictions of lesbian athletes in young adult literature in the past two decades. It resulted in a 2014 publication in English Journal.

Mason, Katherine. “Classroom Library Grant.” Ewing Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Kansas, Public School District ($7,000.00), 2002 - I wrote and secured this grant for all of the seventh-grade teachers (in all subject areas) at Argentine Middle School, allowing each teacher to select and purchase contemporary young adult texts for his/her classroom library.

Funded Project as CoPI

Elder, Betty, Debra Pile, and Katherine Mason. “Development and Evaluation of a Diet and Exercise Monitoring System for Elementary School Children in Grades K-4.” Multidisciplinary Research Project Grant, Wichita State University ($7,321), 2013.

Giddens, Beth, Laura Dabundo, Katherine Mason, Steve Hagin, Jeff Cebulski, and Cherif Diop.  “Project for Encouraging Excellence through Review (PEER).” 2008-2009 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Team Funding Award, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Kennesaw State University ($1000.00), 2008. – I collaborated with five English Dept. colleagues to design and execute PEER, a faculty peer review program intended to introduce the faculty to the basic three types of peer review; provide guidelines and protocols for conducting reviews in a substantive, professional, and credible fashion; and gather data and other information about the value and effectiveness of the program so that it may be improved in the future.

Areas of Service

Editorships

Editor, Kansas English, 2017-present. Kansas English is the peer-reviewed journal of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) and winner of the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award of the NCTE. It is published annually. In my role as Editor, I recruit and mentor diverse editorial review board members from across the state and region; solicit manuscript submissions from across the U.S.; lead authors through an anonymized peer review process; oversee three column editors; collaborate with WSU Libraries to publish the journal fully and exclusively online through WSU’s digital publication platform Open Journal Systems. Acceptance rate is 75%. Past issues are viewable on the Kansas English homepage.

Co-Editor, SIGNAL Journal, Fall 2009-Summer 2012.  Collaborate with co-editor Jennifer Dail to solicit manuscripts and advertisements, edit and layout pages, co-write an editor’s column and calls for manuscripts, and distribute journal twice a year to members of SIGNAL (The International Literacy Association’s Special Interest Group: Network on Adolescent Literature).

Service to the University

Chair, Middle/Secondary English Education Programs, School of Education, Wichita State University, Fall 2010-present.—Coordinate all English Education field placements for candidates and interns in four different semesters; analyze student performance data to write annual reports and KSDE reports, make improvements to both programs, and propose curriculum changes; represent English Education interests at middle/secondary, department, college, initial teacher licensure, and accreditation steering committee meetings; assure alignment of program course learning outcomes to KSDE licensure standards for English teachers; establish and communicate with Program Advisory Council throughout the year and during annual meeting and use feedback to improve programs.

College of Applied Studies Faculty Representative, Shockers United Campus Reintegration Planning Group (Curriculum Design), Wichita State University, Spring 2020-Present.  Planned for and communicated safe reopening of campus during COVID-19 Pandemic, including hybrid, remote, and online course delivery options.

College of Education Representative, Faculty Senate, Wichita State University, Fall 2014-Spring 2018

College of Education Representative, University Admissions and Exceptions Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2015-Spring 2018

College of Education Representative, Faculty Support Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2012-Spring 2015

Member, Search Committee for Assistant Director of Student Success, Wichita State University, Jan. 2014

Member, College Readiness/Foresight 2020 PreK-12/Higher Education Partnership Committee, Wichita State University, Spring 2011

Faculty Advisor, WSU Atheists and Agnostics, Wichita State University, Fall 2011-Spring 2015

Campus Recreation Secret Shopper, Heskett Center, Wichita State University, Fall 2013

Member, Teacher Quality Partnership High School Task Force, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2009—Collaborate with colleagues within the Professional Teacher Education Unit at KSU and colleagues at Osborne High School to develop a secondary teacher education program with an urban emphasis and vertically articulated Professional Development Schools within Area 2 of the Cobb County School District.

Registration Coordinator, Planning Committee, KSU’s Annual Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents, Kennesaw State University, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010—Solicit and coordinate student volunteers for secondary day; work with caterer to plan meal and get an accurate registration count; access and organize online registrations via KSU Marketplace; create and distribute weekly spreadsheets of online registrants to committee; calculate and create spreadsheet of registration count, money, and breakdown of participants (e.g., students, teachers, presenters) at bi-weekly and weekly conference planning meetings; confirm online registrations for all online registrants via e-mail; answer questions and communicate with online registrants regarding payment options and deadlines, and procedures for changing date of attendance; update conference evaluation forms, PLU forms, and student attendance verification sheets; oversee registration table on conference dates. 

Facilitator, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Reading Group. “Balancing Family and Academia.” Arizona State University, Sept. 9, 2005

Coordinator, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Education Committee, Guest Scholar Breakfast, Arizona State University, 2004   

 

Service to the College

Member, Accreditation Steering Committee, Wichita State University, 2014-present

Member, Initial Licensure Teacher Program Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2010-present

Member, Professional Development School Leadership Team, Wichita State University, Fall 2023-present.

Member, CAS Strategic Planning Task Force. September 2023-May 2024.

Mentor, CAS Faculty Mentoring Program, Wichita State University, 2015-2023.

Interim Special Assistant to the Dean, Wichita State University, AY 2022-2023.

Duties include chairing Initial Licensure Teacher Programs Committee and leading revisions of Unit Conceptual Framework; supporting School of Education program chairs in submitting KSDE reports and drafting rejoinders; collaborating with SoE program chairs in updating assessment plans; leading collection of placement data.

Member, CAEP Self-Study Writing Team (Lead writer for standard 3). Fall 2022-Summer 2023.

Member, CAEP Zoom Interviewee Groups. 3 sessions during CAEP Accreditation site visit. Feb. 26-27, 2024.

Member, Search Committee for Associate Dean and Accreditation Officer. Wichita State University, Spring 2023.

Member, CAS Faculty Personnel Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2014-Spring 2019 and Fall 2020-Spring 2023.

Member, CAS Workload Task Force, Wichita State University, Spring 2022.

Chair, Ad Hoc Faculty Personnel Committee for Human Performance Studies PIR. Evaluate PIR dossier, facilitate committee deliberations, and compose review letter, Sept. 2021.

Member, Human Performance Studies Search Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2019.

Mentor, CAS Student Mentoring Program, Wichita State University, 2017-2018.

Member, Field Experience Committee, Wichita State University, 2010-2017.

Lead Writer, CAEP Standard #1, Wichita State University, Spring 2015-Fall 2017.

Member, School Psychology Advisory Council, Wichita State University, 2011-2013.

Reviewer, COEd (and Dept. of English) Scholarship Applications for English Education candidates, Wichita State University, 2011, 2012, 2016.

Member, Search Committee for KBOR Teacher Education Placement Coordinator, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Wichita State University, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

Member, Ad Hoc Middle/Secondary Field Experience Transformation Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2011.

Member, Ad Hoc Field Experience Committee, Wichita State University, Fall 2010.

Member, Field Experiences Advisory Board, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2008-Spring 2010.

Member, CHSS Curriculum Committee, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2008-Spring 2009.

Member, CHSS Grade Appeal Committee, Kennesaw State University, September 2008.

Chair, CHSS Student Scholarship Committee, Kennesaw State University, Spring 2007—Communicate with committee and assistant dean in order to review applications and select a winner and runners-up for four merit-based scholarships.

Member, Judging Committee for the CHSS and A.L. Burruss Institute Faculty Scholarship Program Competition, Kennesaw State University, Spring 2007—Review and evaluate faculty proposals and collaborate with committee members to select projects worthy of funding.

Service to the Department and English Education Program

Member (Chair, 2015-2016, Fall 2018, 2019-present), Department Faculty Personnel Committee, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2014-present. – Review and evaluate tenure & promotion dossiers and faculty annual record (FAR) materials; draft and finalize review letters for submission to Department Chair.  Draft and update procedures for this committee, including the election of a chair and vice-chair.

Member, Department Non-Tenure Track Faculty Personnel Committee, School of Education, Wichita State University, Fall 2020-present.

Member, Ad Hoc Budget Task Force, School of Education, Wichita State University, Fall 2020-present.

Member, Search Committee for Office Coordinator, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2021.

Chair, Search Committee for Department Chair, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2019-2020.

Member, Search Committee for Elementary Education Assistant/Associate Professor.  School of Education, Wichita State University, 2019-2020.

Chair, Search Committee for Department Chair, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2018-2019.

Chair, Non-Tenure Track Promotion Committee, School of Education, Wichita State University, 2018.

Chair, Search Committee for Middle/Secondary History/Gov’t Assistant Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Wichita State University, Spring 2014.

Member, Search Committee for Middle/Secondary History Gov’t Assistant Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Wichita State University, Fall 2011-Spring 2012—Review approximately 15 applications, call references, and assist with campus visits in January-February 2012.

Member, Search Committee for ESOL Coordinator, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Wichita State University, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

Judge, Klose Scholarship Competition, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Wichita State University, Nov. 11, 2011.

Member, Peer Review Committee, English Department, Kennesaw State University, Spring            2008-Summer 2010

Collaborate with colleagues to establish volunteer peer review procedures and documents (including protocols, observation records, and pre- and post- participation surveys) and present this peer review model to the department.  Promote a culture of peer review throughout department through workshops and informal brown bag lunches.

Chair, Academic Standing Committee, English Education Program, Kennesaw State University, Spring 2008-Summer 2010—Collaborate with Associate Chair and other colleagues to create remediation plans for students who have not met the prerequisites for admission to the Teacher Education Program.  Communicate the committee’s expectations to students and its recommendations to the Teacher Education Program.

Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, English Education Program, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2009

Chair, Advisory Committee, English Education Program, Kennesaw State University, Spring           2008-Fall 2009

Collaborate with three colleagues to select and invite potential members from local teaching and business fields to provide constructive feedback to English Education faculty during biannual meetings in order to promote professionalism and effectiveness among our graduates.

Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee, English Department, Kennesaw State University,                              Fall 2008-Spring 2009

Communicate committee expectations and procedures to department; review and provide constructive feedback on proposed courses and curriculum changes in the English Department.

Member, Search Committee for Administrative Associate for English Education Program, Kennesaw State University, March 2009

Review approximately 25 applications, call references, and participate in interviews and selection process.

Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of English Education Program, Kennesaw State University, November 2008-January 2009

Review approximately 20 applications, participate in initial interviews at 2008 NCTE Convention, call references, and assist with campus visits in January 2009.

Member, Curriculum Committee, English Department, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Review and provide constructive feedback on proposed courses and curriculum changes in the English Department.

Secretary, English Department Faculty Meetings, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Clearly and accurately record and distribute the multiple and varied contributions of each faculty member during monthly department meetings.

Member, Ad Hoc Undergraduate Field Experiences Committee, English Education Program,

Kennesaw State University, Spring 2008-Summer 2008

Collaborate with colleague to streamline and standardize program materials and expectations for students, KSU Supervisors, and Collaborating Teachers in the TOSS and Student Teaching field experiences.

Member, Lecturer Search Committee, English Department, Kennesaw State University, Summer 2007

Member, Lecturer Search Committee, English Department, Kennesaw State University, Spring 2007

English Education Representative, Graduate Scholars of English Association, English Department, Arizona State University, 2005-2006

Presenter, Teaching Workshop. “Incorporating Cooperative Learning Into Your Composition Classroom.” English Department, Arizona State University, May 11, 2005

Chair, Planning Committee, 11th Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESL Symposium,                                 Fall 2004-Spring 2005

Panel Moderator, “Surveillance, Power, and Resistance in Education.” 11th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium, Arizona State University, March 26, 2005

Contributor, AETA (Arizona English Teachers Association) Connections newsletter, Arizona State University, 2004-2005

 

Service to the Profession

NCTE and University Liaison, Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE), 2014-present

Member, KATE Executive Board, May 2011-present

Member, KATE Website Committee, Spring 2020-present

Manuscript Reviewer, The ALAN Review, Fall 2010-present

Manuscript Reviewer, English Journal, 2018-present

External Reviewer, Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure for University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2022

Program Reviewer, Kansas State Department of Education review of Baker University English Education Program, 2022

External Reviewer, Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure for Kansas State University, 2021.

Member, NCTE Work Group to revise three NCTE position statements on gender and sexual diversity, 2020-2021. “Guidelines for Affirming Gender Diversity through ELA Curriculum and Pedagogy,” published March 24, 2021

Member, LGBTQ Advisory Committee, National Council of Teachers of English, 2014-2017, 2018-2021

Book Manuscript Reviewer, Teaching about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K-12 Classrooms, Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press, 2019

Book Chapter Manuscript Reviewer, Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy, 2019

Presentation Proposal Reviewer, 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Jan. 22-Feb. 4, 2019

Book Proposal Reviewer, How to Teach about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K-12 Classrooms, Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press, 2018

Secretary, Kansas Association of Teachers of English Executive Board, Sept. 2012-Fall 2017

Presentation Proposal Reviewer, 2016 National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Feb. 5-19, 2016

Manuscript reviewer, English Education, 2012-2015

Faculty Leader, Community Poetry Project, Kansas Association of Teachers of English, Summer 2014-Spring 2015

Member, Kansas State Department of Education English Licensure Standards Revision Committee, July 2013-December 2015

Manuscript Reviewer, Georgia Journal of Reading, Fall 2008-Spring 2013

Judge, Annual Georgia Author of the Year Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Georgie Writers’ Association, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

YA Book Reviewer, SIGNAL Journal, Spring 2007-Spring 2009

 

Service to the Community

Judge, Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition, Feb. 18, 2023

Judge, Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition, Feb. 13, 2016

Judge, Senior Project Presentations, North High School, Wichita, KS, 2011

Consultant on Perfect, Progressive, and Perfect Progressive Tense Verbs, Village Montessori School Roswell, Georgia, Nov. 4, 2009

Judge, Senior Project Presentations, Sequoyah High School, Cherokee County, Georgia, May 19, 2008

University Liaison, Marietta (GA) High School Writing Center for GEAR UP Grant, Spring 2007-Spring 2008

           

Service to the Kansas City, Kansas, Public School District

Recruiter of prospective teachers at regional university job fairs, 2001-2003

Literacy Leader and Teaching & Learning Representative, Argentine Middle School, 2001-2003

Mentor, Kansas City Teaching Fellows summer school session, 2002

Member, University of Kansas Professional Development School (PDS) Executive Council and Argentine Middle School PDS site committee, 2001-2002

Editor/publisher, monthly PDS newsletter for Argentine Middle School, 2001-2003

Presenter at various PDS in-service workshops, 2001-2002

Other Interests

Chair, Church Council, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, 2020-2022

Member, Safe Reopening Task Force, College Hill United Methodist Church, 2020-2022

Vice Chair, Church Council, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, 2019-2020

Volunteer, Children’s Sunday School, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, 2019-present

Volunteer Coach and Website Designer, Wichita Area Masters Swimming, 2017-present. https://sites.google.com/view/wams/home

Member, Chancel Choir, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, 2011-present

Volunteer Teacher, Vacation Bible School, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS,         June 17-21, 2019

Member, Church Growth Committee, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, 2018

Member, Leadership Training Taskforce, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS,          2016-2017

Member, Search Committee for Music Director, College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS, Summer 2015

Assistant Choir Director, Children’s Choir, Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Kennesaw, GA                2008-Summer 2010

Additional Information

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN)

Gender and Sexualities Equality Alliance (GSEA)

Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Association of Teacher Educators – Kansas (ATE-K)