Dr. Virginia Crank
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,
Concentration: Composition and Rhetoric
Areas of Study: Victorian
Literature, Modern American Fiction
English, Southern Illinois
Illinois, May 1992.
Courses in English,
Middle Tennessee State
English, cum laude,
Oakland City College, Oakland
Certification in Secondary Education
Professor of English, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La
Crosse, Wisconsin, August 2001 - present.
Professor of English, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois,
August 1996 – May 2001.
Professor of English, Missouri Western State College,
Instructor, Office of Continuing Education, Peru State College,
Peru, Nebraska, September 1995 - December 1995.
"Asynchronous Electronic Peer Response in a Hybrid Basic Writing Classroom." Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings, 2nd Ed. Ed. Susan Naomi Bernstein. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. 288-299.
Peer Response in a Hybrid Basic Writing Classroom.” Teaching
in the Two-Year College,
30.2 (December 2002): 145-155.
Multiple Entries. The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Greg Glau. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s, 2002.
Objectivity: How Grading Rubrics Can Provide Consistency and
Context.” Journal of Teaching
Writing 17.1-2 (Winter 1999): 56-73.
Best of Both Worlds: Asynchronous Learning as a Bridge to Online
Education.” Instructional Telecommunications Council Newsletter,
Sept. 2000. (Co-authored with Erin Fisher and Ann Carter).
Writing Conferences to Encourage Creativity and Diversity.”
of Hearing Ourselves Think.” Dialogue
2.1 (Spring 1995):76-79.
Electronic Conferencing to Change Student Ideas about
Presenter, “Is This WAC? Cross-Disciplinary Conversation and Intellectual Stimulation on Electric Avenue,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2002, Chicago, IL.
Panel Chair and Respondent, “The
Racialized Foundations of Literary Canons.”
an Asynchronous Composing Community: Peer Response in
“Imagine Me Not as Your Mother, but as Your Teacher: Gender
Expectations and Implications in the Community College,”
Conference on College Composition
and Communication, April, 2000, Minneapolis, MN.
with Erin Fisher and Ann Carter, “The
Best of Both Worlds:
“Stories Transforming Histories: What My African-American
“Violence and the Power of Language: How the Personal
“’Just’ Assessment: Using Grading Rubrics to Imitate
“Rethinking the Letter Grade: Alternative Evaluations Methods,”
“Negotiating an Invisible Boundary: Writing Problems and the
"Passive Sexuality and Fat Girl Stereotypes in Margaret
Atwood's Lady Oracle," Popular Culture Association / American
Culture Association, April 1994, Chicago, IL.
"Narrative as Dialogue as Power in Margaret Atwood's
Text Review, Inquiry and Writing, 1e, ABLongman, Fall 2003.
Participant, Faculty Seminar on Teaching For Diversity, UW-La Crosse, 2003-present.
Participant, Faculty Workshop on “El Boom”: Latin American Literature in the 1960s and Magical Realism, led by Dr. Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, UW-La Crosse, Fall 2003.
Grader, Provost Office’s ACT Writing Assessment Project, UW-La Crosse, Fall 2003.
Discussion Leader, “What Could/Should High School English Teachers Do to Prepare Their Graduates for College English?” 2002-2003 English Department Colloquia Series, UW-La Crosse, February 7, 2003.
Coordinator, English Department Colloquia Series, UW-La Crosse, 2002-present.
Interviewer, English faculty candidates for UW-La Crosse, Modern Language Association, New York City, December 28-29, 2002.
Guest Lecturer, “What to Expect in College English,” senior English classes, Tomah High School, Tomah, WI, December 12, 2002.
Faculty Consultant, Reader for Advanced Placement Program, College Board Of
Educational Testing Service, June 2-8, 2002.
Daytona Beach, Florida.
AP Faculty Consultant, Reader for Advanced Placement Program, College Board Of Educational Testing Service, June 9-16, 2001. Daytona Beach, Florida.
Faculty Member, EdNet Team. Rock Valley College, August 1998 – May 2001. EdNet is Rock Valley College’s intra- and internet electronic educational system, designed to promote asynchronous learning environments.
Text Review, The Flexible Writer. ABLongman, Spring 2001.
Text Review, Case Studies for Academic Writing. ABLongman, Fall 2000.
Faculty Consultant, Reader for Advanced Placement Program, College Board of
Educational Testing Service, June 6-June 13, 2000. Daytona Beach,
UW-L Fund for
Innovation in General Education, “Redesigning English 201:
UW-L Fund for Innovation in General Education,
“Creating an On-Going
Teaching Improvement Grant, “Developing a Hybrid Eng 110 Course,” UW-La Crosse, 2002-2003.