Susan Spangler

Susan.Spangler@fredonia.edu

www.fredonia.edu/faculty/english/spangler

 

Contact Information

 

266 Fenton Hall

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY  14063

(716) 673-3862

 

Education

 

Ph.D. in English Studies:  Illinois State University, 2006

            Emphasis:  English Education

            Dissertation:  An Eagle Winged Like a Worm: 

Regression under Stress in Student Teachers

            Dissertation Director:  Dr. Janice Neuleib

 

M.A. in English:  University of Illinois at Springfield, August 1992

            Emphasis:  Literature

            Thesis:  “A Case of Calumny:  Natalya in Chekov’s The Three Sisters

 

B.S. in English Education:  Illinois State University, May 1986

            Special Focus:  Teaching of Writing

            Minor:  Sociology Education

 

Illinois State Teaching Certificate, Type 09, Number 1241391:

            English, Sociology, Speech Communication

 

Teaching Experience

 

State University of New York at Fredonia, Assistant Professor; 2006-present

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 590                   Writing Assessment in Secondary Schools
  • ENED 554                   Teaching Writing
  • ENED 455/56              Tutoring Writing
  • ENED 453                   Student Teaching 7-12
  • ENED 452                   Inquiries in Student Teaching
  • ENED 451                   Methods for English Education
  • ENED 356                   Teaching of Writing
  • ENGL 329                   Graphic Literature
  • ENED 250                   Literacy and Technology
  • ENGL 209                   Novels and Tales
  • ENGL 100                   English Composition
     

Courses Developed

  • ENED 452                   Inquiries in Student Teaching (ENED required course)
  • ENGL 329                   Graphic Literature (CCC Upper Level course)

 

Illinois State University, Graduate Instructor; 2002-2006

  • ENG 400                     Professional Seminar in the College Teaching of Writing 
          • (Assistant to Drs. J. Neuleib and C. Lamonica)
  • ENG 399.09                Supervision of Student Teachers in English Education Program
  • ENG 297                     The Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools
  • ENG 296                     The Teaching of Literature in Secondary Schools
  • ENG 246                     Advanced Exposition
  • ENG 101.10                Language and Composition I (Intensive Section)
  • ENG 101                     Language and Composition I

 

Heartland Community College, Adjunct Instructor; Summer 2003

  • ENG 095                     Writing Skills Review II

 

Secondary Schools, English Teacher

  • Carlinville High School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; Carlinville, Illinois;1997-2002.
  • North Greene High School; White Hall, Illinois; 1989-1997
  • Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School; Bradley, Illinois; 1986-1989

 

Grants

 

Pre-tenure Grant.  $2000. English Department, SUNY Fredonia, May 2010. 

 

Ewing Symposium for English 101 and Communication 110 Instructors.  $1000. Teaching-Learning Development Grant, Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT).  Submitted with Dr. Claire Lamonica and Lori Ostergaard; 2005.

 

Community Outreach Through Technology.  $1000. Technology Mini-Grant.  National Writing Project; 2004.

 

Cooperating Teachers’ Orientation Program (CTOP).  $4000. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  Co-Researchers Dr. Ken Lindblom and Dr. Becca Chase; 2003-2004.

 

Publications


Articles

 

Spangler, Susan.  “Teaching Basic Media Literacy Education Skills.”  Classroom Notes Plus January 2011:  7-9.

 

---.  “Building Prior Knowledge and Exploding Stereotypes:  A Persepolis WebQuest.”  Journal of Media Literacy Education 2.1 (2010) 63-72.

 

---. “Mentoring by Modeling:  Informal Self-Evaluation Methods.”  English Journal 99.5 (2010):  100-102.

 

---.  “Everything Old is New Again:  Take a Look at Shakespeare.”  Illinois English Bulletin 97.2 (2010):  17-30.

 

---. “Stop Reading Shakespeare.”  English Journal 99.1 (2009):  130-132.

 

---.  “Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis:  A WebQuest on Iran.”  The English Record 57.3 (Fall 2007):  19-20.

 

---.  “Reflections of a Writing Project Participant.”  Utah English Journal 33 (2005):  60-64.

 

Spangler, Susan Bloome.  “Writing Without Grades.”  Illinois English Bulletin 91.3 (2004):  45-61.

 

Spangler, Susan J. Bloome, Michael G. Boyd, Bob Broad, Brian Conant, Monica Freaner, Lori Kixmiller, Ann Nussbaum, Sarah Parlier, and Christina Wike.  “Making Statewide Writing Assessment Rigorous, Valid, and Fair:  The Illinois State Portfolio Assessment of Writing.”  Illinois English Bulletin 91.3 (2004):  11-28.

 

Book Reviews

 

Spangler, Susan.  “Review of Katie Monnin’s Teaching Graphic Novels.”  Sequential Art Narrative in Education 1.1 (2010).

 

---.  Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment by Maja Wilson.  The English Record 59.3 (2009):  64-69.

 

Film

 

Spangler, Susan, consultant.  Understanding the Iliad:  Poetry, Performance, and War.   Prod. Ronald Maruszak and Mark Eleveld.  EM Press, LLC (in production).


Peer Reviewed Teaching Materials
 

Spangler, Susan.  “Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads.”  ReadWriteThink 16 October 2007.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English.   <http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1097>

 

---.  “Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves.”  ReadWriteThink  4 September 2007.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English. <http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1091>

 

---.  “Biograph:  Graphing Life Events.”  ReadWriteThink  7 June 2007.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English. <http://www.readwritethink.org/beyondtheclassroom/summer/grades9_12/BioGraph/>

 

---.  “Family Memoir.”  ReadWriteThink  7 June 2007.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English.  <http://www.readwritethink.org/beyondtheclassroom/summer/grades9_12/FamilyMemoir/>

 

---.  “The Year I Was Born:  An Autobiographical Research Project.”  ReadWriteThink  7 June 2007.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English.  <http://www.readwritethink.org/beyondtheclassroom/summer/grades9_12/PersonalResearch/>

 

---. “Soundtrack for My Life.”  ReadWriteThink  7 June 2007.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English.  <http://www.readwritethink.org/beyondtheclassroom/summer/grades9_12/Autobiography/>

 

---.  “Gaining Background Information for the Graphic Novel Persepolis:  A Webquest on Iran.”  ReadWriteThink 10 April 2007.    International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Marcopolo.  <http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1063>

 

---.  “Bio-graph:  Graphing Life Events.”  ReadWriteThink 3 November 2006.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Marcopolo.

            <http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1021>
 

---.  “Finding Common Ground:  Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments.”  ReadWriteThink 2 March 2006.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Marcopolo.  <http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=938>

 

---.  “You’re the Top!:  Pop Culture Then and Now.”   ReadWriteThink 10 November 2005.  International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Marcopolo.  <http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=896>

 

Presentations

 

National

 

“Innovations in Mentoring New Teachers for the Future of English.”  Panel Member.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Boston, MA 23 November 2013 (accepted).

 

“Finding Excitement in Grammar.”  Panel Moderator. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Las Vegas, NY 16 November 2012.

 

“Building Prior Knowledge and Exploding Stereotypes via WebQuests and Persepolis.”  Roundtable.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Philadelphia, PA 20 November 2009.  

 

“Shift Your Teaching through Creative Self-Assessment Methods.”  Poster Session.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.   San Antonio, TX  21 November 2008.

 

 “Vampires at Midnight:  Regression Under Stress in Student Teachers.”  CEE Roundtable.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  New York, NY 18 November 2007.

 

“The Significance of Privilege:  Using Peggy McIntosh’s ‘White Privilege’ in Language Arts Classrooms.”  Panel Member.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Indianapolis, IN  20 November 2004.

 

“Developing a Cooperating Teachers Orientation Program--Cooperatively.”  Panel Member.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Indianapolis, IN  21 November 2004. 

 

State

 

“Writing Without Grades.”  Workshop Presenter.  Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing.  Albany, NY 21 April 2007.

 

“The AP Tests (with discussion of the new AP Language test).”  Panel Member.  Conference for Illinois Teachers of English.  Normal, IL 20 March 2006.

 

"You're the Top!"  Teaching Demonstration.  Illinois Association of Teachers of English Conference.  Decatur, IL 15 October 2005.

 

“Teaching with Technology.”  Conference for Illinois Teachers of English (CITE).  Normal, IL  15 April 2005.

 

“Responding to Student Writing:  Theory and Strategies.”  Conference for Illinois Teachers of English (CITE).  Normal, IL 16 April 2004.

 

“Privilege and Ethos in the Classroom.” Illinois Association of Teachers of English.  Oakbrook, IL 16 October 2004.

 

 “Portfolio Assessment and the PSAE Test.”  Panel Member.  Illinois Association of Teachers of English Day of Renewal.  Normal, IL  February 21, 2004.

 

 “Making State Writing Assessment Educative:  Proposal for Illinois Statewide Portfolio Assessment.”  Panel Member.  Illinois Association of Teachers of English.  Oak Brook, IL.  October 17, 2003.

 

“Illinois State Portfolio Assessment for Writing.”  Panel Member.  Conference for Illinois

            Teachers of English (CITE), Normal, IL  April 12, 2003.

 

“Great Ideas For Teaching Speech.”  Workshop Panel Member.  Heads of Illinois Secondary English Departments.  Normal, IL.  April 2000.

 

“Teaching Language Arts in a Block Schedule.”  Panel Member.  Heads of Illinois Secondary English Departments.  Normal, IL.  April 1998. 

 

“Performance Assessment.”  Heads of Illinois Secondary English Departments.  Normal, IL  April 1995. 

 

Local

 

“Motivating Student Reading.”  Presenter.  Professional Development Center’s Teaching and Learning Conference.  Fredonia, NY.  16 August 2010.

 

“Creative Assignments for Advanced Classes:  Inviting Student Engagement and Investment in Writing.”  Co-Presenter.  Professional Development Center’s Teaching and Learning Conference.  Fredonia, NY.  16 August 2010.

 

“Metaphors for Teaching.”  Presenter.  Renew, Restore, Revitalize!  A Teachers’ Retreat.  Fredonia, NY.  25 May 2010.

 

“Reading Graphic Literature.”  Guest Lecturer.  ENGL 205, American Popular and Mass Cultures.  Fredonia, NY.  2 October 2009.

 

“Engaging College Writing:  Building Critical Engagement through Civic Engagement.”  Panel Member.  Professional Development Center’s Teaching and Learning Conference.  Fredonia, NY.  17 August 2009. 

 

“Embracing Change in Your Classroom with Self-Evaluation Methods.”  Poster Session. Professional Development Center’s Teaching and Learning Conference.  Fredonia, NY.  17 August 2009. 

 

“’Get Out a Blank Sheet of Paper’:  Getting Students to Read Without Giving Pop Quizzes.”  Professional Development Center.  Fredonia, NY 1 November 2008.

 

 “Biograph.”  Energize Your Teaching of Writing—Part II.  Fredonia, NY 15 March 2008.

 

“Preparing Students for High Stakes Tests.”  Energize Your Teaching of Writing—Part II.  Fredonia, NY 15 March 2008.

 

“Prompt Attention:  Attention:  Writing for the Regents’ Exam.”  College of Education Fall Literacy Conference, Revising Writing:  Students as Authors.  Fredonia, NY 27 October 2007.

 

“Preparing for the GRE.”  Panel Member.  Next Step Workshop.  Fredonia, NY 7 November 2006.

 

“Choosing an MA, MFA, or Ph.D. Program.”  Panel Member.  Next Step Workshop.  Fredonia, NY 26 October 2006.

 

 “The Job Market.”  Roundtable Member.  Ewing English Studies Symposium.  Bloomington, IL 31 March 2006. 

 

"Writing a Great Teaching Philosophy."  Panel Member.  Writing Program Professional Development Event.  Normal, IL 23 February 2006.

 

 “Integrating Two Disciplines:  Planning an Interdepartmental Conference.”  Panel Member.  2006 Illinois State University Teaching and Learning Symposium.  Bloomington, IL  11 January 2006.

 

“Neighborhood Map.”  Teaching Demonstration.  Illinois Association of Teachers of English District Meeting.  Belleville, IL  March 20, 2004.

 

“Ad-aptations.”  Teaching Demonstration.  Putnam County In-Service.  Putnam County, IL  October 31, 2003.

 

Awards

 

Outstanding University Graduate Student Teaching Assistant—Doctoral Student.  University Teaching Award, Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.  Illinois State University; December 2005.

 

Taimi Marie Ranta Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Ph.D. Candidate.  Illinois State University Department of English; 2004-2005.

 

Professional Leadership and Service

 

National

 

NCTE, Book Reviewer, 2009

 

English Journal, Manuscript Reviewer; 2008-present

 

ReadWriteThink, Lesson Plan Reviewer; 2006-present

 

Educational Testing Services, Princeton, New Jersey

  • Floor Leader, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam; 2009-present
  • Table Leader, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam; 2006-present
  • Faculty Consultant, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam; 2000-2005

 

University Level

 

CCC Ad Hoc Committee for Review of General Education, SUNY Fredonia; Fall 2010

 

Online Learning Committee, SUNY Fredonia; 2010-present

 

Professional Development Center Advisory Board, SUNY Fredonia

  • Chair, 2010-present
  • Co-Chair, 2009-2010
  • Humanities Representative, 2008-2009

 

SUNY Council on Writing, SUNY Fredonia Representative; 2008-present

 

3-1-3 Committee, SUNY Fredonia; 2006-present

 

Departmental

 

Graduate Committee, SUNY Fredonia; 2009-present

 

Composition Coordinator, SUNY Fredonia; 2008-present

 

English Adolescence Education Program, SUNY Fredonia, Committee Member; 2006-present

 

Web Coordinator, SUNY Fredonia; 2007-2008

 

Development and Awards Committee, SUNY Fredonia; 2006-2007

  • Professional Development Events
  • Spring Symposium
  • Awards Ceremony

 

English Education Program, Illinois State University

  • University Supervisor of Student Teachers; Spring 2002-2006
  • Participant, Peoria Initiative; Spring 2003-2006
  • Researcher, Cooperating Teachers’ Orientation Program; 2003-2004
  • English Education Committee Member, Illinois State University; 2001-2006

 

Writing Program, Illinois State University

  • Assistant Writing Program Administrator; Spring 2003-Fall 2005
  • Co-Chair, Ewing English Studies Symposium Planning Committee; 1 April 2005
  • Planning Committee Member, Ewing English Studies Symposium; 8 April 2004

 

Illinois State Writing Project

  • Technology Liaison; 2003-2006
  • Technology and Writing Workshop Coordinator; Spring 2005
  • Summer Institute Participant; 2002
     

Local

 

Western New York School Press Association Media Day Judge for Poetry and Prose, 2011

 

Workshops Developed/Instructed

 

Renew, Restore, Revitalize!  A Teachers’ Retreat.  SUNY Fredonia;  25 May 2010.

 

Energize Your Teaching of Writing—Part II.  SUNY Fredonia; 15 March 2008.

 

New Writing Instructors’ Orientation.  Illinois State University; 11-19 August 2005, 16-20 August 2004, 11-15 August 2003.

 

Technology and Writing (Illinois State Writing Project).  Peoria District 150; Spring 2005.

 

Professional Issues Seminar for Student Teachers, English Education program, Illinois State University; 11 May 2006, 17 January 2006, 11 March 2005, 18-21 January 2005, 12-16 January 2004, 13-17 January 2003.

 

Welcome Back Days:  Undergraduate Teaching Assistants’ Orientation.  Illinois State University; 19 August 2005, 13-14 January 2005, 9 January 2004.

 

Professional Affiliations

 

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Writing Project
  • Conference on English Education
  • Illinois State Writing Project
  • New York State English Council