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CURRICULUM VITAE

Carey F. Applegate, Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue / Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004
715-836-4695 / applegcf@uwec.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Rhetorics of Education Reform   
Grassroots Education Activism in Digital Spaces
Education Narratives
Urban Youth Culture & Youth Literacies
Preservice Teachers’ Classroom Inquiry  

TEACHING INTERESTS:
Secondary E/LA Methods and Supervision
Young Adult Literature & Adolescent Literacy
Issues of Equity and Social Justice
Critical Reading & Popular Culture
Composition

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

2011      Ph.D.      Illinois State University, English Studies
Area of Study: English Education
Dangerous Pedagogies: Keeping It Real in the Twenty-First Century Urban English Classroom

2004      M.A.        University of Mississippi, Curriculum and Instruction
Area of Study: Adolescent Literacy

1999      B.A.         Illinois State University, English Studies
Internship: Grantwriting, Peoria Public Schools

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING HISTORY:

2011-Present    Assistant Professor of English Education, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2009-2011           Writing Center Director and Instructor, English Department, Bradley University
2006-2011           Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, English Department, Illinois State University
2007-2008           English Teacher, Manual Academy, Peoria, Illinois
2004-2006           English Teacher, Lowpoint-Washburn High School, Washburn, Illinois
2002-2004           English Teacher, Gentry High School, Indianola, Mississippi

LICENSURE:          Secondary English (Grades 6-12), Illinois (Standard, #2298856)

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

2015-Present    National Content-Area Scorer, edTPA (Pearson)
2015-Present    Certified Professional Development Plan Reviewer (University Representative)
2015, Summer  Education Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
2010-2011           Technology Director, Writing Program Leadership Team. Illinois State University
2008-2009           Technology Liaison, Illinois State Writing Project
2007-2008           Teaching Consultant, Illinois State Writing Project, Bradley University
2006-2008           Researcher. Teacher-Inquiry Groups. Illinois State Writing Project/National Writing Project
2005, Summer  Participant, Illinois State Writing Project Summer Institute, Bradley University
2001-2002           Public Relations Specialist. Center for Prevention of Abuse. Peoria, IL
1999-2000           Development Director, Northside Community Center. St. Louis, MO

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles:

Applegate, C. F. (2013). “Just like Freedom Writers”: One teacher’s personal narrative about working with hip-hop in the classroom. International journal of critical pedagogy.

Applegate, C. F. (2007). Acting out at IATE: A Writing Project workshop. Illinois English Bulletin.

Applegate, C. F. (2003). Carpe diem in the Mississippi delta. English Journal 93: 24-28.

Book Chapters:

Applegate, C. F. (Spring 2016). Moving beyond the teacher-savior: Education films, teacher identity, and public discourse. In M. Shoffner (Ed). Saviors, scapegoats and schoolmarms: Examining the classroom teacher infiction and film for teacher education. New York: Routledge.

Applegate, C. F. & Fitzgerald, D. (2013). Something worth fighting for: Fate, freedom, and responsibility in Supernatural. In G. A. Foreman (Ed). Supernatural and philosophy: Metaphysics and monsters… for idjits. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing.

Book Reviews:

Applegate, C. F. (2005). Finding truth in the Deep Heart’s Core. English Journal 94: 120-123.

Education Resources:

Applegate, C. F. (2006). Blogtopia: Blogging about your own utopia. Published on National Council of Teachers of English/International Literacy Association site, readwritethink: Retrieved from http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/blogtopia-blogging-about-your-942.html.

Applegate, C. F. (2005). In medias rex (Personal Essay). Mississippi Teacher Corps. Oxford, MS: University of Mississippi.

Articles for Reference Books:

Applegate, C. F. (2009). “Adolescent literature or hip-hop primers,” “Flake, Sharon G.,” and “The hip-hop education guidebook: Volume I” (Multiple Entries). In T. S. Stanley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of hip-hop literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

 Under Review and In Preparation:

Applegate, C. F. (in preparation). Beyond deficit and disposability: Using Y.A. literature to break the single-story narrative of city kids (working title). Chapter accepted.

Applegate, C. F. (in preparation). The rhetoric of education reform (working title).

Applegate, C. F. (in preparation). Education reform in Walker’s Wisconsin (working title).

Applegate, C. F. (in preparation). Grassroots education activism and the democratic ideal (working title).

Applegate, C. F. (in preparation). Mapping English Ed theory and pedagogy (interactive, digital text; working title).

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS:

National:

Applegate, C. F., Manning, C., & Prushiek, J. (2015, November). The art of bridge-building: Mentoring preservice and novice E/LA teachers. Presentation at the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Applegate, C. F. (2015, November). Respondent. The future is now: Exploring 21st century teaching ideas with the next generation of English teachers. Participant with the CEE Graduate Strand of the annual National Council of Teachers of English conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Applegate, C. F. (2015, May). Teachers and learners: Creating spaces for pedagogical interventions in secondary E/LA classrooms. Presentation at the annual conference of Computers & Writing, Menomonie, WI.

Applegate, C. F. (2014, April). #badass teachers: The rhetorical moves of grassroots education activism in social media. Presentation at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association, Chicago, IL.

Applegate, C. F. (2013, November). Grassroots advocacy in a digital world. Roundtable leader at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MA.

Applegate, C. F., Engebretson, R., Peot, K., & Thompson, K. (2012, November). Preservice teachers as teacher-researchers. Presentation at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Applegate, C. F. (2012, November). Igniting students through digital storytelling. Workshop leader for the Assembly on Computers in English post-conference workshop at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Applegate, C. F. (2008, March). Hip-hop and the racial mountain in contemporary education. Paper at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association, San Francisco, CA.

Meyer, J., Spycher, E., & Applegate, C. (2007, November). Supporting both new and seasoned teachers through teacher inquiry groups. Presentation at the Conference on English Leadership post-conference workshop at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, New York, NY.

Applegate, C. F. (2007, April). Commanders, companions, and castaways: Exploring the role of women in the firefly/Serenity-verse. Paper at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association, Boston, MA.

State and Local:

Applegate, C. F., Manning, C., & Prushiek, J. (2014, Summer – 2015, Summer). The Common Core & Chippewa Valley: The teaching of writing. Summer workshop for secondary teachers with ongoing professional development opportunities throughout the year. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.

Applegate, C. F., Manning, C., & Stearns, A. (2013, July). English/language arts and the Common Core. Week-long workshop for secondary English/language arts teachers. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.

Applegate, C. F., Engebretson, R., Peot, K., & Thompson, K. (2012, November). Grassroots teacher inquiry in the classroom. Presentation and workshop at the annual Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English conference, Madison, WI.

Applegate, C. F. (2007, January). Using writing to help students learn: Strategies for your classroom. Panel participant at the Civic Engagement in Classroom & Communities: 7th Annual University Teaching and Learning Symposium. Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Applegate, C. F. (2006, October). Forensic writing: CSI and beyond. Workshop with the Illinois State Writing Project Strand of the annual Illinois Association of Teachers of English conference. Peoria, IL.

Applegate, C. F. (2005, October). Using pop culture to decode ‘old school’ texts. Presentation at the annual Illinois Association of Teachers of English conference, Chicago, IL.

Applegate, C. F. (2005, February). Visual rhetoric: A screenwriting workshop. Presentation at the Come into our parlor: Plain talk about rhetoric and the teaching of writing workshop, hosted by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (Central District) and the Illinois State Writing Project, Normal, IL.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING:

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (Fall 2011 – Present):

WRIT courses: Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing: The Rhetoric of 21st Century Education (Fall 2011); The Rhetoric of Popular Culture (10 sections: 4 online); The Rhetorics of Education Reform (Spring 2016, online)

ENGL 272: Education in Popular Culture (Fall 2012)
ENGL 272: City Kids, City Schools (Fall 2014, Spring 2016)
ENGL 272/391: Transnationalism in Jamaica (co-leader, 2014-2015; researcher, 2015-2016) – international immersion
ENGL 275: The (Graphic) Novel & the Big Screen (Winterim 2012; Summer 2014, online)
ENGL 275: Adolescent Literature & Theory (Summer 2016, online)
ENGL 302: Teaching Writing in the Elementary & Middle School (Spring 2013) – elementary/middle education
ENGL 319: Introduction to English Education Methods (6 sections)
ENGL 394: Student Mentor (5 student mentors in WRIT courses)
ENGL 419: Seminar in English Education Methods (7 sections)
Supervisor, Student Teaching (4 semesters)
Independent Studies:
Adolescent Literature and Gender (Fall 2015)
Rhetoric and Education Reform (Fall 2015)
Advanced Education Field Research (Fall 2015, 2 students)
Young Adult Literature in the E/LA Classroom (Summer 2015)
English Education: Advanced Theory (Fall 2014, Spring 2014; 2 students)
Adolescent Literature & Theory (Fall 2014, 2 students)
English Education and Narrative Theory (Spring 2014)

Illinois State University (2006 – 2011):

ENGL 101: Composition as Critical Inquiry (4 sections)
ENGL 101: Composition as Critical Inquiry (Urban Education focus, education majors only, 5 sections)
ENGL 145: Writing in the Academic Disciplines (2 sections: 1 hybrid)
ENGL 296: The Teaching of Literature (1 section)
ENGL 297: The Teaching of Writing (2 sections)
Supervisor, Student Teaching (1 semester)

Bradley University (2009 – 2011):

ENGL 101: English Composition (6 sections)
ENGL 304: Research in Individual Disciplines (1 section)

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS*:

* from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (UWEC) unless otherwise indicated

2016, January.  International Fellows Program Award: Exploring Jamaican educators’ perceptions of issues in education. $12,345 grant to support collaborative international research with Jamaican educators and UWEC student-researchers.

2015, Fall.  University Research and Creativity Award: Analyzing the rhetoric of contemporary education reform in digital public spaces. 5-credit course reassignment for development of scholarship.

2014-2015.  Faculty-Student Research Collaboration award: English Education transitions. $2,000 to cover the costs of two student-researchers, who interviewed other education majors and developed materials to help bridge the move from teacher candidate to novice teacher.

2014-2015.  Wisconsin ESEA Title II Improving Teacher Quality Program: Building language arts standards in reading and writing. $70,000 to support collaborative professional development for secondary teachers interested in unpacking the Common Core standards around reading and writing (primarily writing for this year). Collaborative partners included regional secondary teachers (ELA, social studies, TESOL, and others), English faculty, and Education Studies faculty. As the grant administrator, I handled the budget and program organization throughout the year.

2014, January.  Support to Develop an Online Course: Graphic novels & the big screen. $1500.

2013, Fall.  Small Research Grant: International digital grassroots education advocacy. $650 toward the cost of initial research/planning trip to Jamaica.

2013, Summer. Workshops & Special Projects Travel Program award: Digital grassroots advocacy. $1500 to support registration and travel to the International Democratic Education Conference in Boulder, CO, where I was able to interview several non-traditional, grassroots, democratic educators.

2013, January. Small Research Grant award: Digital grassroots advocacy. $500 to support materials for research.

2012, Summer.  Summer Extramural Grant Development: English teacher professional development project. $2000 toward the development of the Wisconsin ESEA Title II Improving Teacher Quality Program grant.

2012, Summer. Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Preservice teacher inquiry groups in English education. $8181 in support of four student researchers, faculty stipend, and supplies to conduct teacher-inquiry at the UWEC Summer Writing Camp. Each student researcher designed and carried out her own project, with ongoing support from the other students and the faculty member.

2008.  Outstanding University Graduate Student Teaching Award (Doctoral I). Illinois State University.

2007.  Taimi Ranta Award for Teaching by a PhD Candidate. Illinois State University.

2007.  Preparing Urban Teachers: UTP Course Development Grant. Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline. Illinois State University.

SERVICE:

2015 – PRES         College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2013 – PRES         Reviewer. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy
2012 – PRES         Program Chair, English Education, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2011 – PRES         English Education Standing Committee, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2012 – 2015        Faculty Sponsor, Sigma Tau Delta – Theta Zeta Chapter (English Honor Society), University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2013 – 2014        English Education Hiring Committee, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2012 – 2014        Composition Committee, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
2011 – 2012        English Education Hiring Committee, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Conference on English Education (CEE)
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE)
Wisconsin Council on English Education (WCEE)

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