Lee Nickoson

Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Writing
Affiliated Faculty, Women's Studies Program

402 East Hall
leenick@bgsu.edu
419-372-7556

http://leenickoson.net
http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/rcweb/

Degrees and Institutions

          Ph.D. English, Illinois State University  
          M.A. English, Missouri State University 
          B.A. English, Eastern Illinois University

Area: Rhetoric and Writing; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Faculty Excellence; Co-Facilitator, Faculty-Learning Community; Affiliated Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests: Composition pedagogy, qualitative research methods, writing assessment, community-based literacies, feminism and composition

Courses Taught

           English 3810: Grammar in Context
           English 4840: Foundations of Teaching Writing
           English 6040: Graduate Teaching
           English 6200: Teaching Writing
           English 6800:  Teacher Research in Rhetoric and Composition
           English 7260:  Research Methods in Rhetoric & Writing
           English 7800:  Writing Assessment as Human Inquiry 
           English 7800:  Feminist Research and Pedagogy
           English 7800:  Community Literacy

Select Publications

Edited Collections

Co-editor (with Kristine L. Blair, Tobi Jacobi, and Mary P. Sheridan), Feminist Teacher:  Special Issue on Campus-Community Partnerships.  (Forthcoming, Spring 2014).  Print.

Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Co-edited with Mary P. Sheridan. Southern Illinois University Press. 2012. Print. 

Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook.  Co-edited with Faye Spencer Maor, Gesa  Kirsch, Lance Massey, and Mary Sheridan-Rabideau.  Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s and NCTE, 2003.

Book Chapters
“Writing Research in the Early Twenty-First Century.” (Co-authored with Mary P. Sheridan.) Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Co-edited with Mary P. Sheridan. Southern Illinois University Press. 2012. Print.

“Revisiting Teacher Research.” Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Co-edited with Mary P. Sheridan. Southern Illinois University Press. 2012. Print. 

“(Re)Imagining Writing Assessment as a ‘New’ Literacy.”  Engaging Audience: Theory and Practice.  Ed.  Brian Fehler, Elizabeth Weiser, and Angela Gonzales.  Urbana: NCTE 2009.  

“Rethinking Approaches to Writing Assessment.” Practice in Context:  Situating the Work of Writing Teachers.  Ed. Peggy O’Neill and Cindy Moore.  Urbana: NCTE, 2003.  235-43.

Journal Articles
Co-editor (with Kristine L. Blair, Tobi Jacobi, and Mary P. Sheridan), Feminist Teacher:  Special Issue on Campus-Community Partnerships.  (Spring 2014).  Print.

"An Introduction to the Work (and Play) of Writing Studies Research Through the Micro Study." (Co-authored with Suzan Aiken, Emily Beard, and David McClure.)  The CEA Forum.  42.1 (Winter/Spring 2013): 127-54.  Print.

“Mothers’ Ways of Making It—or Making Do?: Making (Over) Academic Lives in Rhetoric and Composition.”  (co-authored with Christine Cucciarre, Deborah Morris, Kim Hensley Owens, and Mary P. Sheridan.) Composition Studies. 39.1 (Spring 2011): 41-62. Print.

“Remediating Knowledge-Making Spaces in the Graduate Curriculum: Developing and Sustaining Multimodal Teaching and Research.”  Co-authored with Kristine L. Blair and Meredith Graupner.  Computers & Composition Special Issue: Computers & Composition (The Future of Graduate Education in the New American University:  Intersections between Technologies and Literacies). Guest Ed. Peter Goggin and Patricia Webb. 26.1 (2009): 13-23.

Book Reviews
“Practical But Not Simple.”  Rev. of Assigning, Responding, and Assessing Writing: A Writing Teacher’s Guide, Fourth ed., by Edward White.  Pedagogy 9.2 (Spring 2009):  353-9.

“Differences of Interpretation: Engaging Conversations on Writing Assessment.” Rev. of Coming To Terms:  Theorizing Writing Assessment in Composition Studies by Patricia Lynne.  Composition Studies  34.1 (Fall 2006).  Online.

Select Conference Presentations

"Community, Engagement, Feminism." Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio. Columbus, OH. November 2015.

"Digital Storytelling and/as Service Learning Scholarship." Co-presenter: Paul Valdez. Ohio Campus Compact Conference. Dennison University. August 2015.

"The Promises and Pitfalls of Feminist: Risks and Rewards." 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 2015.

"Writing Spaces Between: Pragmatics, Possibilities, and Pitfalls of Student-Faculty Collaboration." 2014 Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October 2014. 

"Growing Methods and Methodologies for Writing Research: Pedagogy as Practice." 2014 Conference on Writing Research. Amsterdam, Netherlands. August 2014.

“Renegotiating the Visibility and Value of Community-Based Research.” Co-presenter: Mary P. Sheridan. 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, March 2013.

"Writing Research Methods...Small." Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville, KY. October 2012.

"Feminist Community Engagement: Participatory Alternatives in an Age of Objective Learning Assessments." Co-presenters Kris Blair, Jenn Fishman, Liz Rohan, Mary P. Sheridan, and Tobi Jacobi. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012. 

“What Constitutes a Feminist Approach in the Internationalized, Interdisciplinary Twenty-First Century? Co-presenters:  Kristine L. Blair and Mary P. Sheridan.  Writing Research Across Borders Conference.  Fairfax, VA.  February 2011. (Accepted June 2010).

“Micro Study as the Work of Developing Research Methodology.” Co-presenters:  Suzan Aiken, Emily J. Beard, and David McClure.  Thomas R. Watson Conference.  Louisville, KY.  October 2010.

“Women’s Ways of Making It—Or Making Do?”  Roundtable Presentation.  Co-presenters:   Christa Albrecht-Crane, Christine Peters Cucciarre, Rebecca Dingo, Deborah Morris, Kim Hensley-Owens, Mary P. Sheridan, 2010 Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Louisville, KY.  March 2010.  

“(Re)Articulating Methods and Methodology: Doing Feminist Work in a “Post-Feminist” World (?)” presented with Mary P. Sheridan.  2009 Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference.  East Lansing, MI.  October 2009.     

“Writing Assessment from a Feminist Perspective.”  2009 Conference on Composition and Communication.  San Francisco, CA.  March 2009.

“Remediating Knowledge-Making Spaces in the Graduate Curriculum: Developing and Sustaining Multimodal Teaching and Research” with Meredith Graupner and Kristine Blair.  Thomas R. Watson Conference.  Louisville, KY.  October 2008.

“Mind the Gap: Changing the Realities of and Possibilities for How We Understand Multimodal Writing Assessment.”  2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication.  New Orleans, LA.  April 2008.  

“Filling The Gap(s): Theorizing Writing Assessment from a Feminist Perspective.”  Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference.  Little Rock, AR.  October 2007.  

Workshops
“Remixing (Techno) Feminist Pedagogies in Virtual, Multimodal Spaces” Emily J. Beard, Kris Blair, Brittany Cottrill, Erin Fyfe Dietel-McLaughlin, Christine Garbett, Krista Petrosino, and Ruijie Zhao.  Computers and Writing 2010.  West Lafayette, IN.  May 2010.  May 2010.

“Rubrics as Localized Realities: Strategies for Identifying and Strengthening Relationships Between Assessment Tools and Program Identities” with Brittany Cottrill, Elizabeth Fleitz, Meredith Graupner, Abbey Kanzig, Donna Nelson-Beene, Jeremy Schnieder, and Ruijie Zhao.  Half-day Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans.  April 2008.

Professional Service

Reviewer, Pedagogy (2015)

Member, 2013-2014 Digital Humanities Learning Community

Named Outstanding Contributor to Graduate Education for 2010 by The Bowling Green State University Graduate Student Council.  

Member, 2010-2012 BGSU Service Learning Faculty Cohort.