Sheila L. Carter-Tod Ph.D.
 
 
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
Associate Director, Composition, Department of English, Virginia Tech, 2002–
GRANTS & AWARDS
Grants Awarded:
Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (CEUT) Summer Faculty Fellow Program Grant for $3500:  Virginia Tech Electronic Portfolio Development Project, 2003
Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (CEUT) Teaching and Learning Grant Summer I and Fall 2004 ($7000) and Mini-Grant for $1000, “Expanding the VTeP Project to First Year Composition”,  2004
Improving Campus Climate to Support Faculty Diversity and Retention Project Fall 2004—“Towards An Understanding of Dialect Diversity” ($4800)
Grants Attempted:  
NEH: Faculty Humanities Workshops Program.  “Voices of The People: Towards The Understanding of Symbolic Ethnic, Regional, and Gender Identities” (with Dr. Clare Dannenberg) Spring 2005. ( 75,000.00)
The CCCC Research Initiative: Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy­What We Know, What        
We Need to Know. “Dialect Awareness and Writing Instruction: Towards an
 Understanding of Dialect Diversity and its Effects on Student Writing” (with Dr.
 Clare Dannenberg) Summer 2005. (5000.00)
 
NCTE Grant in Aid:  “The Rhetoric of Racial Literacy: An Analysis of the Influences of Language Around a Bantu Resettlement Program and a Second Grade Class’ Racial Literacy Formation Summer 2005   ($12,500)
 
RESEARCH and SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
The Dissertation and the Discipline: Reinventing Composition Studies.  Ed.  Nancy Welch,
 Catherine Latterell, Cindy Moore, Sheila Carter-Tod. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook 2002.
Book Chapters
“In Search of My “Jingle”: Reconciling Voice and Identity after the Dissertation Defense.” The
Dissertation and the Discipline: Reinventing Composition Studies.  Ed. Nancy Welch, Catherine Latterell, Cindy Moore, Sheila Carter-Tod. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook 2002.  137-146.
“Technology in Language Arts:  A Learner-Centered Approach to Technology and Higher Order Skills Instruction.  Developing Competency: A Standards-based Approach to Technology Integration.  Potter, Ken, Katherine Cennamo, John Ross. Boston, MA: Wadsworth Publishing 2007. (invited guest author chapter with Shelli Fowler)
Articles in Referreed Journals
Accepted:
“Standardizing a First-Year Writing Program:  Contested Sites of Influence” (Forthcoming in Spring 2007 in:  Writing Program Administrators)
“Multimodal Literacy and Cultural Identities: 21st-century Technologies and Issues of “Self-authorship” and “Voice” in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education” (Accepted and forthcoming in:  The International Journal of the Humanities) (with Shelli Fowler)
In Process :
Making Real Language Work in the Writing Classroom: Language, Voice and Identity.  (co-authored book with Dr. Clare Dannenberg)
Essays
A Reconciliation of the Past, Reality, and Hope.” Composition: Writing Revising and Speaking. Ed.    Virginia Tech Department of English. Boston, MA Pearson Custom Publishing 2005.
NON–ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (Selected)
 “Treatment of Arab American, Muslums and Seiks Post 911,” a report by a special Ad Hoc Commission    Advisory Committees to The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights December 2003.
“Unequal Justice: African Americans in Virginia and the Criminal Justice System”, a report by The    Virginia Advisory Committee to The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 2000.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and SESSIONS CHAIRED
Session Chair:
“Constructing Literacies: Fortune Cookies, Markets, and the Denial of Context” Conference on
College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA. (March 2005).
 
“What Matters In English Education” NCTE, Indianapolis Indiana (November 2004)
 
“Reinterpreting the Dissertation.”  Workshop at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.  March 1996 [Invited Chair]
 
Conference Presentations:
"The Rhetoric of Racial Literacy: An Analysis of the Influences of Language around a Bantu Resettlement Program and the Acquisition of Racial Literacy for a Second Grade Class in Southwestern Virginia," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Research Network Forum.  Chicago, Ill. (March 2006).
“Multimodal Literacy and Cultural Identities: 21st-century Technologies and Issues of “Self-authorship” and “Voice” in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education” The Third International Conference on New Directions in Humanities” Univeristy of Cambridge, Cambridge U.K. (August 2005)
 “The Students May Be Changing But the Issues Are Not: Reviewing and Investigation Statements on Students Rights to Their Own Language” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX. (March 2004).
“Issues of Exclusion Implicit in the First Year Writing Standardization Process.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY. (March 2003).
“Addressing Concerns With Learning Styles and Student Motivation in the Writing Classroom.” Virginia Community College System Regional Center for Teaching Excellence Conference, Wytheville VA. (March 1998)
“Mixing Data Collection Methods in Research: The Problems of Cohesion.” Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (February 1996)
“A Hybrid Voice: The Price of Assimilation in the Dissertation Process.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Washington, DC. (March 1995).
“Creating a Climate for Diversity in the Writing Classroom.”  Panel presentation at "Celebrating Diversity,” Roanoke, VA. (March 1995).
“Reflecting and Projecting: Housing an ESL Program in the Writing Center.” First Annual Writing Center Conference, New Orleans, LA. (April 1994).
Workshops and Presentations
"The Rhetoric of Racial Literacy: An Analysis of the Influences of Language around a Bantu Resettlement Program and the Acquisition of Racial Literacy for a Second Grade Class in Southwestern Virginia"   Research Network Forum at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication March 2006.
Departmental New Facutly  Orientation Workshop on Using Blackboard in the Writing Classroom, Virginia Tech. Fall 2004.
“VTePortfolios.”  Invited Panel Presentation for Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Informational Technologies, 17 March 2004.
“VTePortfolios.”  Invited Panel Presentation for Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Informational Technologies, 22 October 2003.
Graduate School Orientation Workshop on Assessing Writing, Virginia Tech. Fall 2002, Fall 2003
Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation Workshop on using Blackboard in the First Year Writing Classroom.  English Department, Virginia Tech. Fall 2003, 2004.
Graduate Teaching Assistants Orientation Workshop on Conducting Effective Classroom Discussions in the First Year Writing Classroom.  English Department, Virginia Tech. Fall 2002.
OUTREACH
Seventeeth Annual African-American Read-In  (Spring 2006)
“You Call Yourself Knowing about Dialects: Taking Another Look at Standard English and the Structure of American English Dialects” (with Clare Dannenberg).  Presentation to the Center for Talented Youth, Odyssey Program, Blacksburg, VA, April 9, 2005.
President's Commission on Civil Rights, elected member of Virginia Advisory Committee, 1995- 2004.
Ad Hoc sub-committee of the VA, MD, and DC Civil Rights Commission Advisory Boards to investigate the treatment of Arab Americans after 9/11, January 2002-2003.
Secretary: Steering Committee--Radford Chapter of the Relay for Life: Walk for the American Cancer Association 2002-2003.
Production Coordinator and Assistant Editor for the Virginia English Bulletin 2000-2001.
SERVICE
Professional
Chair of the Nominating Committee:  NCTE  2006-2007
University
Executive Committee Virgnia Tech Black Caucus (2005-
Assistant Secretary Virginia Tech Black Caucus (2005-
Review panel for the Undergraduate Diversity Research Grant (2006)
Applications of the Dialect Awareness Workshop (with Clare Dannenberg). Women’s Studies
Presentation, January 2005.
Virginia Tech’s Working Group for ePortfolios, 2003–2005
Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series Grants Selection Committee, 2003
Department
Search Committees:
Department of English Search Committees for Professional Writing 2004
Department of English Search Committees for Director of Center for the Study of Writing 2004-2005
Department of English Search Committees for Director of Composition 2004-05
Department of English Search Committees, Department Chair  2002–03
Department of English Search Committees, Professional Writing 2000–01
 
Presentations and Lectures
Presentation of Dialect Awareness Program. English 1105, 1 section, (with Clare
Dannenberg), August 2005.
Panel on Teaching and Outreach.  English Department, November 2004.
Diversity and Language Panel.  English Department, October 2004.
Presentation of Dialect Awareness Program. English H1204, (with Clare Dannenberg), September
2003.
 
Departmental Committees
Graduate Committee 2004-05
Undergraduate Committee  2000-2002
Composition Committee, 2002–
Diversity Committee, 2000-2004
Organizer/Coordinator/Instructor, Faculty Development Workshop ­ First Year Writing,  May 2003,
February 2004
Advisory Committee to the Linguistics Lab  2004-
 
 
 
    Education
Ph.D.    (1995)
    Curriculum and
    Instruction, Virginia
    Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  
    Major Areas:  ESL,
     Composition, and
        Writing Centers,
           English  Education,        
           Linguistics
 
M.A.    (1991)
    English, Radford
    University, Radford, VA.
  
 
B.A.     (1989)
    English, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
 
 
Academic Positions
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2002–
Instructor,
       Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2000–2002
Associate Professor, Wytheville Community College, Wytheville, VA 1998-1999
Assistant Professor, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 1993-1997
 
Affiliate Faculty Position :
Women’s Studies
 
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
College Composition and Communication
National Council of Teachers of English