English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

E Shelley Reid

E Shelley Reid

E Shelley Reid

Associate Professor

Writing and Rhetoric: faculty development, composition and rhetoric, writing program administration, writing pedagogy education

Shelley Reid is currently Director for Teaching Excellence at the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, and also teaches a range of courses for the English Department on writing, the teaching of writing, and writing program scholarship. Her recent articles in Composition Studies, Pedagogy, Writing Program Administration and College Composition and Communication argue for more comprehensive and discovery-based teacher preparation in composition programs, propose strategies for mentoring and development of new and continuing faculty, and examine strategies for curriculum assessment and revision. She is interested more generally in questions of how learners transfer knowledge from one context to another, and how institutions shape the work of teachers and learners at all levels. Prior to coming to George Mason, Shelley taught at Oklahoma State University, Austin College (Sherman, TX), and the University of Wyoming; she earned her BA at Grinnell College and her MA and PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Current Research

She is currently working on a composition textbook for Bedford/Macmillan, Solving Writing Problems, designed as an integrated, multimedia online resource for college writers.

Selected Publications

 

Reid, E. Shelley. “Defining Dispositions: Mapping Student Attitudes and Strategies in College Composition.” Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing, edited by Patricia Portonova, J. Michael Riffenberg, and Duane Roen, WAC Clearinghouse Press, 2017, pp. 291-312.

Reid, E. Shelley. “On Learning to Teach: Letter to a New TA.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 40.2 (Spring 2017): 129-145.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Peer Review for Peer Review’s Sake: Resituating Peer Review Pedagogy.” Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Collaborative Peer Review and Response for the Writing Classroom. Ed. Steven J. Corbett, Michelle LaFrance, and Teagan Decker. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2014. 217-231.

Reid, E. Shelley, Heidi Estrem, and Marcia Belchier.“The Effects of Writing Pedagogy Education on Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Approaches to Teaching Composition.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 36.1 (Fall 2012): 32-73.

Winner, the Kenneth Bruffee Award for Best Article in WPA: Writing Program Administration, 2012-2013.

Estrem, Heidi, and E. Shelley Reid. “What New Writing Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Teaching.” Pedagogy 12.3 (Fall 2012): 447-478.

Selected for and reprinted in The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2013. Ed. Steve Parks et al. Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2015. 292-329.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Ten Ways To Think About Writing: Metaphoric Musings for College Writing Students.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2. Ed. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2010. 3-23. <http://writingspaces.org/volume2 >

Reid, E. Shelley. “Teaching Writing Teachers Writing: Difficulty, Exploration, and Reflection.” College Composition and Communication 61.2 (December 2009): 376 [W197-W221].

Reid, E. Shelley. “Mentoring Peer Mentors: Program Design and Mentor Education in the Composition Program.” Composition Studies 36.2 (Fall 2008): 51-80.

 

Expanded Publication List

Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Reid, E. Shelley. “Defining Dispositions: Mapping Student Attitudes and Strategies in College Composition.” Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing, edited by Patricia Portonova, J. Michael Riffenberg, and Duane Roen, WAC Clearinghouse Press, 2017, pp. 291-312.

Reid, E. Shelley. “On Learning to Teach: Letter to a New TA.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 40.2 (Spring 2017): 129-145.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Peer Review for Peer Review’s Sake: Resituating Peer Review Pedagogy.” Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Collaborative Peer Review and Response for the Writing Classroom. Ed. Steven J. Corbett, Michelle LaFrance, and Teagan Decker. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2014. 217-231.

Reid, E. Shelley, Heidi Estrem, and Marcia Belchier.“The Effects of Writing Pedagogy Education on Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Approaches to Teaching Composition.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 36.1 (Fall 2012): 32-73.

Winner, the Kenneth Bruffee Award for Best Article in WPA: Writing Program Administration, 2012-2013.

Estrem, Heidi, and E. Shelley Reid. “What New Writing Teachers Talk About When They Talk About Teaching.” Pedagogy 12.3 (Fall 2012): 447-478.

Selected for and reprinted in The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2013. Ed. Steve Parks et al. Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2015. 292-329.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Ten Ways To Think About Writing: Metaphoric Musings for College Writing Students.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 2. Ed. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2010. 3-23. <http://writingspaces.org/volume2 >

Reid, E. Shelley. “Managed Care: All-Terrain Mentoring and the ‘Good Enough’ Feminist WPA.” Performing Feminist Administration in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Ed. Rebecca Rickly and Krista Ratcliffe. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010. 128-141.

Zawacki, Terry, E. Shelley Reid, Ying Zhou, and Sarah Baker. “Voices at the Table: Balancing the Needs and Wants of Program Stakeholders to Design a Value-added Writing Assessment Plan.” Across the Disciplines 6 (2010): n. p. http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/assessment/zawackietal.cfm

Reid, E. Shelley. “Teaching Writing Teachers Writing: Difficulty, Exploration, and Reflection.” College Composition and Communication 61.2 (December 2009): 376 [W197-W221].

Reid, E. Shelley. “Mentoring Peer Mentors: Program Design and Mentor Education in the Composition Program.” Composition Studies 36.2 (Fall 2008): 51-80.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Will Administrate for Tenure.” The Promise and Perils of Writing Program Administration. Ed. Theresa Enos and Shane Borrowman. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2008. 203-211.

Baker, Anthony, Karen Bishop, Suellynn Duffey, Jean Gunner, Rich Miller, and E. Shelley Reid. “The Progress of Generations.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 29.1/2 (Fall 2005): 31-58.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Uncoverage in Composition Pedagogy.” Composition Studies 32.1 (2004): 15-34.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Starting Somewhere Better: Revisiting Multiculturalism in First-Year Composition.” Pedagogy 4.1 (2004): 65-92.

Reid, E. Shelley. “A Changing for the Better: Curriculum Revision as a Means to Reflective Practice in Teaching and Administration.” WPA: Writing Program Administration 36.3 (2003): 10-27.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Beyond Morrison and Walker: Looking Good and Looking Forward in Contemporary Black Women’s Stories.” African American Review 34.2 (2000): 313-328.

Reprinted: “Beyond Morrison and Walker: Looking Good and Looking Forward in Contemporary Black Women’s Stories.” African American Writing vol. 4. Ed. A. Robert Lee. London: Routledge, 2012.

Reprinted: “Beyond Morrison and Walker: Looking Good and Looking Forward in Contemporary Black Women’s Stories.” Contemporary Literary Criticism vol. 246 (Section on Bebe Moore Campbell). Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Detroit: Gale Cengage, 2008. 242-253.

Reid, E. Shelley. “The Stories We Tell: Louise Erdrich’s Identity Narratives.” MELUS. 25.3 (Fall 2000): 65-86.

Reprinted: “The Stories We Tell: Louise Erdrich’s Identity Narratives.” Native American Writers (Bloom’s Modern Critical Views). Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Shuffling the Race Cards: Toni Morrison’s ‘Recitatif.’” Short Stories in the Classroom. Ed. Carole Hamilton and Pete Kratzke. Urbana, IL: NCTE Press, 1999. 139-144.

Reid, E. Shelley. “‘Our Two Faces’: Balancing Mothers and Daughters in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Paintbrush: A Journal of Multicultural Literature 22 (1995): 20-38.

 

Articles and Book Chapters: Invited and Reviewed

Smith, L., Constantine, L. S., Sauveur, A. Samaras, A. P., Casey, A., Evmenova, A. S., Hudson, S., Lee, S., & Reid, E. S., with contributions from Ericson, R., Ewell, M., Lukes, L., Muir, S., Nelson, J. & Poms, L. “Dwelling in the question: Professional empowerment through complex visual self-study. Forthcoming in Teaching, Learning, and Enacting Self-study Research.  Ed. Ritter, J. K., Lunenberg, M., Pithouse-Morgan, K., Samaras, A. P., & Vanassche, E. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Reid, E. Shelley. “What is Teaching Assistant Preparation?” A Rhetoric for Writing Program Administrators. Ed. Rita Malenczyk. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2013. 197-210.

Estrem, Heidi, and E. Shelley Reid (co-authors).“Writing Pedagogy Education: Instructor Development in Composition Studies.” Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues, and Perspectives. Ed. Kelly Ritter and Paul Matsuda. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2012. 223-240.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Preparing Writing Teachers: A Case Study in Constructing a More Connected Future for CCCC and NCTE.” College Composition and Communication 62.4 (June 2011): 687-703.

 

Review Essays:

Reid, E. Shelley. “Beyond Satisfaction: Assessing the Goals and Impacts of Faculty Development.” Review essay: Faculty Development and Student Learning: Assessing the Connections by William Condon et al. and Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence by Beach et al. Forthcoming in WPA: Writing Program Administration. WPA: Writing Program Administration. Forthcoming, 2018.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Anxieties of Influencers: Composition Pedagogy in the 21st Century.” Review Essay: Changing the Way We Teach: Writing and Resistance in the Training of Teaching Assistants by Sally Barr Ebest, Don’t Call It That: The Composition Practicum edited by Sidney I. Dobrin, and Relations, Locations, Positions: Composition Theory for Writing Teachers edited by Peter Vandenberg, Sue Hum, and Jennifer Clary-Lemon. WPA: Writing Program Administration 31.1/2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 246-254.

 

National Newsletter Articles:

Reid, E. Shelley. “Teaching Risk-Taking in College Classrooms.” The Teaching Professor 23.8 (October 2009): 3.

Reprinted: “Teaching Risk-Taking in College Classrooms.” Faculty Focus Online Newsletter 10 Nov. 2010.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Twenty Questions About Writing Assignments.” The Teaching Professor 22.7 (August/September 2008): 4.

Reprinted: “Good Writing Skills Matter in Every Course, Not Just English Composition.” Faculty Focus Online Newsletter 17 July 2009.

Reprinted: “20 Questions about Writing Assignments.” Faculty Focus Special Report: Keys to Designing Effective Research and Writing Assignments. (June 2009): 4-5.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Student Engagement: Tradeoffs and Payoffs.” The Teaching Professor 22.2 (February 2008): 4.

Reprinted: “Student Engagement: Tradeoffs and Payoffs.” Teaching Strategies for the College Classroom: A Collection of Faculty Articles. Ed. Maryellen Weimer, Robert Kennedy, and Alice Cassidy. Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 2013. n.p.

Reprinted: “Student Engagement: Tradeoffs and Payoffs.” Faculty Focus Special Report: Building Student Engagement: 15 Strategies for the College Classroom (December 2009): 4‑5.

Reprinted: “Student Engagement: Tradeoffs and Payoffs.” Faculty Focus Online Newsletter 17 June 2010.

Reid, E. Shelley. “A Tree Falling in the Forest: Helping Students ‘Hear’ and Use Your Comments.” The Teaching Professor 21.5 (May 2007): 1.

Reid, E. Shelley. “Peer Review: Successful from the Start.” The Teaching Professor 20.7 (October 2006): 3.

Reprinted: “Peer Review: Successful from the Start.” Essential Teaching Principles: A Resource Collection for Teachers. Ed. Maryellen Weimer. Madison, WI: Magna Publications, 2016. n.p.

 

Conference Proceedings:

Reid, E. Shelley. “Solving Writing Problems: Reframing What Writing Teachers Know and Do.” Writing Program Administration, Philadelphia, PA, July 14-17 2010. Ed. Charlie Lowe and Terra Williams. Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2011. 49-52. <http://wpacouncil.org/wpa-2010-conference-proceedings>

 

Courses Taught

ENGH 101: Composition

ENGH 302: Advanced Composition

ENGH 382: Writing Nonfiction Genres

ENGH 386: Editing for Audience, Style, and Voice

ENGH 488: Topics in Writing and Rhetoric: How Writers Learn

ENGH 503: Theory and Practice of Editing

ENGH 615: Composition Pedagogy

ENGH 697: Composition Theory

ENGH 821: Writing Program Administration

ENGH 822: Studies in Composition -- Responding to and Assessing Student Writing

Recent Presentations

“Building New Models for Faculty Development: A Workshop to End All Workshops.” With Emily Isaacs, Emily Simnitt, and Jennifer Wells.  Writing Program Administration Conference, Lexington, KY, July 14, 2017. 

“Processes and Dispositions: Mapping Student Habits of Mind Onto Composing Skills.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, March 17, 2017.

“Linking Faculty Development to Student Learning: A Peer Review Case Study.” Writing Program Administration Conference, Raleigh, NC, July 16, 2016.

“The Lightbulb Has To Want To Change: Guiding and Assessing Student Intention as a Pathway to Learning Transfer in FYC.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, April 7, 2016.

“Teach it Forward: A ‘Solving Writing Problems’ Reorientation for Composition Curricula.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, March 23, 2012.

“The Decoder Assignment: Solving Once and Future Writing Problems in the Composition Classroom.” Writing Program Administration Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, July 15, 2011.

“Developing Inquiry-Based Education Experiences at George Mason University.” With Kimberly Eby, Mary Kayler, and Bethany Usher. International Institute for SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Scholars and Mentors, Omaha, NE, June 3, 2011.

Dissertations Supervised

Jennifer C. Nardacci, How Do First-year College Students Experience a Self-regulated Learning Intervention in a Composition Course (2016)