I teach English Education courses for students who wish to teach English at the middle school or high school level. On the undergraduate level, I often teach the young adult literature course (English 396), the writing methods course (English 397), the literature methods course (English 494), and supervise student teachers (English 417). On the graduate level, I usually teach a methods and theory course (English 521) for service and preservice teachers. I am excited about assisting teachers at all levels in helping students become critical thinkers and effective communicators.
I also serve as the associate department chair of faculty development. This role involves overseeing faculty and student awards, setting up departmental social events, working with assistant professors and their mentors, assisting the department chair with faculty annual reviews, charting faculty research, helping with departmental publicity, organizing departmental workshops, and many other tasks. Faculty members are encouraged to send me their ideas and suggestions!
- office: 431 Ross
- office hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays: 10:30-12:00 Some semesters I am supervising student teachers, so I will often be out in the public schools. Therefore, it's helpful to arrange an appointment with me. Of course, you're also welcome to stop by to see if I'm in. I'll enjoy talking with you and assisting you however I can.
- office phone: (515) 294-9981
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- homepage: http://dniday.public.iastate.edu
- mentoring beginning teachers
- young adult literature
- teacher education for composition and literature
- multimodal pedagogy and assessment
- Mentoring Beginning Teachers: Guiding, Reflecting, Coaching. York,MA: Stenhouse, 1st edition, 2000; Mandarin edition, 2004; 2nd edition, 2008 (co-authors: Jean Boreen, Mary K. Johnson, Joe Potts).
- Mentoring Across Boundaries: Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in Diverse Situations. York, MA: Stenhouse, 2003 (co-authors: Jean Boreen with Mary K. Johnson).
- Mentoring: Guiding, Coaching, and Sustaining Beginning Teachers. (videotape series with viewing guide) York, MA: Stenhouse, 2003 (co-author: Jean Boreen).
- Ph.D. English Education, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1996.
- MA English, Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont, 1990 (60% of course work at Oxford University, Oxford, England; 40% at BreadLoaf School of English, Vermont).
- MS Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1984.
- BSE English Education, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri, 1973.