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Patricia A. Dunn Professor English College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

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631/632-7416

Biography

Patricia Dunn teaches courses in English education, the teaching of writing, young adult literature, and disability studies. Her belief is that disabled characters are not well represented in literature and when they are, they are often cast stereotypically and generically. Her latest book examines representations of disability in young adult literature. 

Education

  • DA, MA, and BA, The University at Albany (SUNY)

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor EGL 509 Studies in Lang and Linguistic
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor EGL 598 Thesis Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor EGL 599 Independent Study
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor EGL 615 Independent Study
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor EGL 697 Practicum in Teaching Literatr
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor WRT 392 Mentoring Writers
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 697 Practicum in Teaching Literatr
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WRT 392 Mentoring Writers
Summer 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 800 SUMMER RESEARCH
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 593 Problems in Teaching Literatur
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 598 Thesis Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 615 Independent Study
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 695 Methods of Teaching English
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor EGL 697 Practicum in Teaching Literatr
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor EGL 690 Directed Readings
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor WRT 392 Mentoring Writers
Summer 2016 Primary Instructor EGL 800 SUMMER RESEARCH
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor EGL 360 Young Adult Literature
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor EGL 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor EGL 697 Practicum in Teaching Literatr
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor WRT 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor CEE 588 Methods of Instr in Lit & Comp
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor CEF 551 Field Experience I English 7-9
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 441 Methods of Instr in Lit & Comp
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 449 Field Experience, Grades 7-12
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 598 Thesis Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor GLS 102 Global Studies
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor WRT 392 Mentoring Writers
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 360 Young Adult Literature
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 598 Thesis Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor EGL 599 Independent Study
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor WRT 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 301 Authors/Periods/Topics/Int Wrt
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 598 Thesis Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 599 Independent Study
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor WRT 392 Mentoring Writers
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 593 Problems in Teaching Literatur
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor EGL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor WRT 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor EGL 360 Literature of Adolescence
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor EGL 592 Prob in Teaching Writ or Comp
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor EGL 598 Thesis Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor EGL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2013 Secondary Instructor HON 495 Honors College Senior Project

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Other Webinar. NCTE-Sponsored national webinar on Disability Studies: "Re-Seeing (Dis)Ability: Teaching Students with Disabilities and Learning from Them." (Paid $350.) 2011-12-23
Presentation/Paper at a conference “A Backstage Tour of Grammar Rants for Teaching Writing.” Co-written (with Ken Lindblom)presentation at 2011 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Conference. Chicago, IL, November, 2011. 2011-12-19
Presentation/Paper at a conference Luncheon speaker (with Ken Lindblom) at LILAC (Long Island Language Arts Council) on topic of Grammar Rants. 2011-12-09
Presentation/Paper at a conference “Using Grammar Rants to Develop Critical Thinking and Savvy Writing.” Paper co-presented with Ken Lindblom at National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference on English Education Conference, Fordham University, New York. June 18, 2011. Co-Presented with Ken Lindblom. 2011-08-18
Presentation/Paper at a conference “Challenging Society’s Unarticulated Assumptions about Language, Grammar(s), Intelligence, and Morality.” Paper presented at 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta. April 2011. 2011
Presentation/Paper at a conference “Using Grammar Rants to Develop Critical Thinking.” Paper presented at 2010 NCTE Conference. Orlando, FL. November 10, 2010. 2010-12-10
Presentation/Paper at a conference "Reducing Stigma and Challenging All Writers: Multi-Modal Invention Strategies." Paper presented at 2010 CCCC as part of a panel I proposed entitled "Disability Studies Meets Composition: New Questions for Theory, Practice, and Research." This panel, with Brenda Jo Bruggemann and Margaret Price, was a Featured Session at this conference. Louisville, KY. 2010-08-18
Presentation/Paper at a conference "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Writing." Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English Conference. Philadelphia. 2009-12-21

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Other Chair, 2012 NCTE Selection Committee for the Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award (Appointed by Keith Gilyard, President of National Council of Teachers of English) 2011 - 2012
Other I am currently (2011-2013) on the Executive Committee of NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) 2011 - 2012
Other I am currently Chair of the College Section of NCTE. 2011 - 2012
Other Member, CCCC Committee on Disability Issues 2011 - 2012
Other Member, NCTE Government Relations Sub-Committee 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewer for English Journal, national NCTE publication 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewer for tenure case: Missouri State University English Department. Sept. 2011 2011 - 2012
Referee Reviewer of proposals for 2012 NCTE convention 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for CCC Online, a peer-reviewed, national journal sponsored by NCTE. 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, a New York State-wide journal. 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education 2011 - 2012
Other Elected Member of NCTE College Section Steering Committee (3 year term) 2010 - 2011
Other Member, Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition. (Part of NCTE and CCCC) 2010 - 2011
Other Member, Ohmann Committee of NCTE's College Section Steering Committee. The Ohmann Committee selects the best article in College English for that year. 2010 - 2011
Other Reviewer for Disability Studies Quarterly, a national, peer-reviewed, online, open access journal. 2010 - 2011
Other Reviewer for NCTE national conference proposal submissions 2010 - 2011
Other Spring 2011: Elected Chair of NCTE College Section Steering Committee. Term begins November, 2011, as does automatic membership on NCTE's Executive Committee. 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for CCC Online, a peer-reviewed, national online journal sponsored by NCTE. 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, a New York state-wide journal. 2010 - 2011
Other Elected committee member of NCTE College Section Steering Committee. 2009 - 2010
Other Member, Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition. (Part of NCTE and CCCC) 2009 - 2010
Other Member, Search Committee for new editor of College English. 2009 - 2010
Outside Consulting Outside Reviewer for pre-tenure review for assistant professor at Colorado State Univ. 2009 - 2010
Referee Manuscript Reviewer for English Journal 2009 - 2010
Referee Proposal Reviewer for NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) National Conference 2009 - 2010
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for CCC Online. 2009 - 2010
Service on Editorial Boards Member, Editorial Board for Excelsior 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Administrative Work Assignment Undergraduate English Education Advisor: I hold an orientation for undergraduate English majors who have been recently admitted to the English Teacher Education Program. Then I meet with each one of them individually for advisement. 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Professional Education Program Committee (PEP). Fall 2011. (I was on sabbatical Spring 2012). 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee English Teacher Education Admissions Committee. We read and rank graduate and undergraduate applications to this program two times a year. 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee Professional Education Program (PEP) Committee. We meet every month of each semester for two hours and serve on various committees. 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Professional Education Program (PEP) TCPDF Rubric revision committee. We are revising this rubric to meet new standards for upcoming accreditation review. 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee English Teacher Education Admissions Committee. We read and rank graduate and undergraduate applications to this program each semester. 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Graduate Admissions Committee. We read and rank about 100 PhD applications + numerous MA applications. 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Member, Professional Education Program (PEP) Collective. I presented at the November PEP Collective meeting. Topic: Using Peer Response in the Teaching of Writing. 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Admissions Committee for BA, BA/MA, and MAT programs leading to teacher certifcation for English, grades 7-12. (This involves reading and evaluating applications twice a year.) 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Graduate Admissions Committee (Department of English). This involves reading through, evaluating, and ranking over 100 PhD applications and about 20 MA applications. 2009 - 2010