Graduate School Panel: Mentoring in Action

On Wednesday, November 7th, I will be joining two of my English department colleagues to talk to our students about graduate school. Together, we’ll be offering honest advice about whether or not to pursue an MA, MFA, or PhD, and giving tips on what to know prior to starting an academic career. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience and hearing what questions Siena’s students have about grad school!

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Spring 2019 Teaching Flyers

I’m super excited about the courses I will be teaching at Siena in the spring. In addition to teaching Writing 100 again (with a theme of conspiracy theories which my students are really enjoying!), I am also teaching a Short Story class focused on science fiction, and I’m putting together a brand new course on Rhetoric and Social media! Stay tuned for syllabi and assignment sheets on my teaching page (coming January 2019).

SEA Junior Scholar of the Month!

This month I was honored to be recognized as the Society of Early Americanists’ Junior Scholar of the Month. I was nominated by a scholar in the field, and provided an interview to the SEA. You can read it here: https://www.societyofearlyamericanists.org/whats-new-announcements/sea-junior-scholar-of-the-month-for-october-stacey-dearing

Working with the SEA is part of my ongoing dedication to service in the field. I am privileged to be able to work with such generous, inspirational scholars! Stacey Dearing Junior Scholar of the Month Oct 2018

 

Mary Prince Google Doodle!

I don’t usually get excited about Google Doodles, but yesterday they honored Mary Prince’s 230th birthday. Prince was the first black woman to publish a slave narrative in England, and was an ardent abolitionist. Here’s a quote from the Google piece that stands out:

“I have been a slave myself,” Prince wrote in The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. “I know what slaves feel—I can tell by myself what other slaves feel, and by what they have told me. The man that says slaves be quite happy in slavery—that they don’t want to be free—that man is either ignorant or a lying person. I never heard a slave say so.”

https://www.google.com/doodles/mary-princes-230th-birthday

Patty Bartlett Sessions Article

My first article was published on March 28th in the peer-reviewed journal Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. I’m absolutely thrilled to have a hard copy of the article. I’d also like to thank Hilary Wyss for encouraging this article from its inception, Nush Powell for helping me revise it for publication, and my colleagues at Purdue for reading drafts and providing helpful feedback.

 

You can purchase this article on the Dialogue website: https://www.dialoguejournal.com/archive/dialogue-premium-content/spring-2018/

 

Article in Dialogue

My first article, “Remember Me: Discursive Needlework and the Sewing Sampler of Patty Bartlett Sessions” was published today in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.

I would like to thank Hilary Wyss for encouraging this project from it’s inception; many thanks also to Nush Powell and Kristina Bross for helping me revise it for publication.

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/archive/dialogue-premium-content/spring-2018/

Teaching Award Fall 2017

On January 29th I received a Quintilian Award for my teaching for the fall 2017 semester. The award, given by the Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP) program, recognizes teachers who achieve exceptional course evaluations for English 106 classes.

My application score was a 4.9/5.0.

To receive the award, applicants must have a median score of 4.6/5.0 for the following 7 course evaluation categories:

–Overall, I would rate this course as…

–Overall, I would rate this instructor as…

–Course requirements are clear

–My instructor seems well prepared for class

–When I have a question or comment, I know it will be respected

–This course effectively challenges me to think

–My instructor shows respect for diverse groups of people