Amanda McGuire Rzicznek

AmandaMcGuireRzicznek

Senior Lecturer

419-372-4660
amcguir@bgsu.edu
442 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

M.F.A. Poetry, West Virginia University
B.A. English, Kent State University

Research Interests: college composition; contemplative pedagogy; graphic facilitation; literature for children and young adults; interdisciplinary studies

Courses Taught

ENG 3420: Literature for Young Children
BGSU 1910H: Don't Stress Out; Chill Out (for the Honors Learning Community)
HNRS 2010: Introduction to Critical Thinking
HNRS 2020: Critical Thinking about Great Ideas
HNRS 3000: WTF?!?: The Academics of the F-Bomb
GSW 1120H: Academic Writing (for the Honors Learning Community)
GSW 1120: Academic Writing
GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing
GSW 1100: Intensive Introduction to Academic Writing
PEG 2940: Yoga

Online Courses

GSW 1120: Academic Writing
GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing

Select Publications

Composition

Hoy, Cheryl, Amanda McGuire Rzicznek, Cheryl Lachowski, and Elizabeth Zemanski. “Contemplative Pedagogy - How to Use Mindfulness Activities to Overcome Classroom Distractions.” Webinar. Center for Faculty Excellence Knowledge Share Webinar Series. Center for Faculty Excellence. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH. (February 17, 2016).

"Technology-Enhanced Active Learning Strategies.” Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning: Evidence Based Teaching and Learning. Online. 1996 words. (October 2014). Peer Reviewed.

Poetry

“Glass: A Metaphor for Muscles: A Quote from Louise Bourgeois in Two Variations.” Spittoon. 1.1 (2011): 31. Web. 31 Aug. 2011.

“In Fits of—.” Spittoon. 1.1 (2011): 32. Web. 31 Aug. 2011.

Food Writing

“My Heart Is a Kale Chip: In Defense of Food Writing.” Portal del Sol: Review of Journals and Editors. 18 Aug. 2011. Web.

Select Presentations

Composition

“Locating the Present Moment: Finding the Mind/Body Connection in an Embodied Classroom.” Presented with Dr. Cheryl Hoy at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Portland, March 2017. 

“The Art of Visual Thinking: New Approaches for Student Assignments.” Presented with Dr. Cheryl Hoy and Elizabeth Zemanski. Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning:  Evidence Based Teaching and Learning. Traverse City, MI: October 20-22, 2016.

Food Studies

"Nurturing Connections: Food and Service Learning in First Year Writing Courses." North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing, Raleigh, February 2013.

“Planting Seeds of Motivation: Community Gardens and the First-Year Composition Student.” Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Atlanta, April 2011.

Service

Faculty Advisor, Campus Cursive Student Group

Faculty Mentor, Hoskins Global Scholarship Program