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Linda J. Rice

Associate Professor

James Bruning Teaching Fellow

English/Language Arts Education

Office: Ellis Hall 382
Office Phone: 740.597.2684
Email: RiceL2@ohio.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction/English Language Arts, Kent State University, 2002 http://www.kent.edu/
M.Ed., Administration, Westminster College (PA), 1995 http://www.westminster.edu/
B.A., Communication Arts/Literature/Secondary Education, Grove City College (PA), 1992 http://www.gcc.edu/

Publications

Books

What Was It Like? Teaching History and Culture through Young Adult Literature (202 pp.). Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 2006. http://store.tcpress.com/0807747114.shtml (also available on http://amazon.com) Winner of the 2009 Nancy Dasher Award for the best book in the category of Professional and Pedagogical Issues (published between 2006-2008) written by a college/university professor from Ohio.

Exploring African Life and Literature: Novel Guides to Promote Socially Responsive Learning
(376 pp., co-authored/edited with Dr. Jacqueline N. Glasgow). International Reading Association, 2007. http://www.reading.org/publications/bbv/books/bk609/

Chapters in Books
“Teaching Historically Based, Culturally Rich YA Novels with Strong Girl Protagonists” in Girls’ Literacy Experiences In and Out of School: Learning and Composing Gendered Identities (pp. 29-43). New York: Routledge, 2012. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415897372/

“From Helplessness to Resilience in Caroline B. Cooney’s The Face on the Milk Carton Quartet” in Strategies for Engaging Young Adult Readers: A Social Themes Approach (pp. 159-187). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 2005. http://www.christopher-gordon.com/Authors/glasgow_thmb.shtml

“The Long Walk Home: Equity in Alabama” in Strategies for Engaging Young Adult Readers: A Social Themes Approach (pp. 35-60). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 2005. 

“Struggles with Poverty, Teen Pregnancy, and Workplace Harassment in Make Lemonade” (co-authored with Joyce Rowland) in Strategies for Engaging Young Adult Readers: A Social Themes Approach” (pp. 189-210). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 2005. 

“Poetry Notebook” in Standards-Based Activities With Scoring Rubrics: Middle and High School English. Volume 1: Performance-Based Portfolios (pp. 71-87). Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2002.

“The Timeline of the Twentieth Century,” in Standards-Based Activities With Scoring Rubrics: Middle and High School English. Volume 2: Performance-Based Projects (pp. 107-117). Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2002.

“Cultures and Generations: Researching the Family History” in Standards-Based Activities With Scoring Rubrics: Middle and High School English. Volume 2: Performance-Based Projects (pp. 41-53). Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2002.

“Interactive Novel Group Presentations” in Standards-Based Activities With Scoring Rubrics: Middle and High School English. Volume 2: Performance-Based Projects (pp. 55-72). Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2002.

“Conformity v. Individuality in Cormier’s The Chocolate War” in Using Young Adult Literature: Thematic Activities Based on Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences (pp. 191-207). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 2002. http://www.christopher-gordon.com/Authors/glasgow_thmb.shtml

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
“Action Research as a Conduit for Teacher Change in Elementary Mathematics Instruction.” (First author with second author, Dr. Timothy S. McKeny). Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, Forthcoming Fall 2012, Volume, Number, pp. http://oate.ate1.org/default.cfm?parentid=3&siteid=66
“Making Teacher Change Visible: Developing an Action Research Protocol for Elementary Mathematics Instruction.” (First author with second author, Dr. Timothy S. McKeny). Journal on Research in Education, Spring 2012, Volume 22, Number 1, pp. 266-290. http://www.eeraonline.org/journal/v22n1.cfm
“Analyzing, Performing, and Writing: Drama in a Context of Student Engagement.” Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, Summer/Fall 2011, Volume 51, Number 2, pp. http://octela.org/OJELA.html#PastIssues
“The Lantern of Learning… L. M. Elliott.” The ALAN Review, Summer 2009, Volume , Number , pp. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v36n3/pdf/rice.pdf
“McCarthy and More: A Conversation with Trudy Krisher.” The ALAN Review, Fall 2007, Volume 35, Number 1, pp. 25-33. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v35n1/pdf/rice.pdf
“The Power and Promise of Poetry Outings.” Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, Summer/Fall 2007, Volume 37, Number 3, pp. 79-81.

Invited Articles
“Active Learning and the Historically Based Young Adult Novel: Centerpieces of Integrating Literacy Instruction with Social Studies.” Adolescent Literacy in Perspective, February 2008. Read the article online.
“Countering the Voices of Scripted Curriculum: Strategies for Developing English Language Arts Curriculum in an Age of Standards.” SLATE Newsletter, March 2004. http://www.ncte.org/action/slate

“From A Nation at Risk to A Nation Prepared: The Opportunity of National Board Certification.” SLATE Newsletter, September 2003. 
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Curriculum Vitae

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
This is a short video about the James Bruning Teaching Fellowship and the importance of teachers working with teachers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo5nLTnDR5A
“Active Learning in Theory and Practice.” This is a short article on a Faculty & Student Research Forum. http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/news-events/lindariceresearchforum.htm
This article gives insight into who I am as a teacher. http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/honors/rice.cfm
And if you want to hear me talk about teaching, listen to this podcast. http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/ourohio/podcasts/

Upcoming Presentation(s)
“Technology, Television, and the Power of the Pen: Young Adult Literature and the World as We Know It” (NCTE, Las Vegas, November 2012)

International Presentations
“African Life and Literature: Novel Guides to Promote Socially-Responsive Learning"(African Education Research Network Summit, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, May 2012)
“Online Teaching and Learning” (Lebanese International University, Beirut, July 2011, by invitation with Patton College of Education colleague, Dr. Danielle Dani)
“Active Learning in Theory and Practice” (University of Jordan, Amman, July 2011, by invitation with Patton College of Education colleague, Dr. Danielle Dani)
“C. S. Lewis and Students’ Self Exploration and Search for Meaning” (C. S. Lewis Summer Institute - Oxbridge 2008, Oxford and Cambridge, England, July-August 2008) http://www.cslewis.org/programs/oxbridge/2008/location.html
“Reading Beyond Boundaries: Exploring the Life and Literature of Africa-- The Struggle for Human Rights” (IRA, Toronto, May 2007)
http://www.reading.org/association/meetings/annual.html

National Presentations since 2000
“Innovation in Practice: Teachers’ Perceptions of Change” (AERA, New Orleans, April 2011) http://www.aera.net/
“The Power and Promise of Poetry Outings: Teachers and Students Living Literate Lives Together” (NCTE, Orlando, November 2010) http://www.ncte.org/
“Who Am I in a Context of War? Exploring Diverse Perspectives through Young Adult Literature” (ALAN, Orlando, November 2010 with authors Edward T. Sullivan, author of The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb http://www.sully-writer.com/ and Janie Reinart, author of Love You More Than You Know: Mothers’ Stories about Sending their Sons and Daughters to War http://www.grayco.com/cleveland/books/10553/index.shtml) http://community.alan-ya.org/Home/
“Knowing that we will die, how shall we live? Plays, Poems, and Memoirs that Stimulate Student Thinking” (NCTE, Philadelphia, November 2009)
“Forming Opinions about Right and Wrong: History, Responsibility, and the Quest for Freedom in Annie, Between the States and other works by L. M. Elliott” (ALAN, Philadelphia, November 2009 with L. M. Elliott) http://www.lmelliott.com/
“Leading the Way in English Education with Literature-Based, Technology-Rich Units” (Conference on English Leadership, San Antonio, November 2008) http://www.ncte.org/cel
“Negotiating Through Fears and Phobias: Literature and Learning for Young Adults” (ALAN, San Antonio, November 2008 with Donald R. Gallo, Random House, Inc.)
“Hopeful Tellings, Hopeful Teachers, and Hopeful Times: Finding the Good When Shift Happens” (NCTE, San Antonio, November 2008 with Trudy Krisher, winner of the International Reading Association Book Award for Spite Fences http://www.trudykrisher.com/)
“Mapping Life’s Big Questions through Literature: C. S. Lewis, Sigmund Freud, and the Question of God” [College Colloquium] (NCTE, New York, November 2007).
“Diversity and Promise: Mapping Both with Books by Jacqueline Woodson” (NCTE, New York, November 2007)
“Intersections of Time, Place, and Self in Historically-Based Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction” (ALAN, New York, November 2007 with Edward T. Sullivan, author of The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb http://www.sully-writer.com/).
“Historically-Based YA Novels that Open Student Minds and Touch Student Hearts” (ALAN, Nashville, November 2006 with Trudy Krisher, winner of the International Reading Association Book Award for Spite Fences http://www.trudykrisher.com/)
“Coping with Trouble and Change: Common Threads in South African Literature” (NCTE, Pittsburgh, 2005)
“When life gives you lemons… Make Lemonade--A discussion of Virginia Euwer Wolff’s Novel” (NCTE, Indianapolis, 2004)
“A Partnership that Leaves No Child Behind: English Arts Festival” (NCTE, San Francisco, 2003)
“Life’s Passage: A Celebration through Multigenre and Multimedia Research Papers” (NCTE, Atlanta, 2002)
“Recreating the Classroom to Discuss Conformity v. Individuality in The Chocolate War” (NCTE, Baltimore, 2001)
“Crossing Lines and Joining Hands: Compassion and Justice in Film, Song, and Art” (NCTE, Milwaukee, 2000)

State and Regional Presentations since 2000
“Katniss Everdeen, Anne Frank, and You: Persevering When the Future is Uncertain” (OCTELA, March 2012) http://octela.org
“Leading Through Courage and Hope: Survival in Young Adult Literature” (OCTELA, March 2011)
“Innovation in Practice: Teachers’ Perception of Change” (Middle Western Educational Research Society, Columbus, OH, October 2010)
“Graphic Novels of Substance: Taking Hold of a New Literacy Opportunity” (OCTELA, March 2010)
“Graphic Novels that Build Bridges to Other Times and Cultures” (OCTELA, March 2009)
“Reading Poems Aloud: Captivating Students and Celebrating the Genre” (OCTELA, March 2008)
“The 4 E’s of Excellence in the K-12 Library” (NEO-RLS School Library Symposium, Kent, OH, August 2007)
“Jacqueline Woodson: Little Books, Big Issues” (OCTELA, March 2007)
“Exploring Intersections of History and Culture through Young Adult Literature” (OCTELA, April, 2006)
“Lenses and Literature: A Primer on Critical Theory” (OCTELA, October 2005)
“Bridging Musical/Rhythmic Compositions and 3-D Projects with Literary Analysis” (OCTELA, March 2005)
“Simulation and Role Play: Making Historical Novels Converse with the Hearts of Today’s Students” (OCTELA, October, 2004)
Tuesdays with Morrie and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul : Using Inpsirational Stories to Help Students Express Concerns and Develop Skills” (OCTELA, March 2004)
Holes : Digging up Fun and Learning in Louis Sachar’s Novel” (OCTELA, October 2003)
“Finding a Passion for Life and Learning Through Dead Poet’s Society” (ATPA, OCIRA, & OCTELA, March 2003)
“Mental Aerobics: Combining Classic Novels and Contemporary Films to Promote High-Order Critical Thinking” (OCTELA, October 2002)
“Merging Multigenre and Multimedia in Writing and Presenting” (OCTELA, October 2001)
“Crossing Lines and Joining Hands: Compassion and Justice in Film, Song, and Art” (OCTELA, March 2001)
“The Timeline of the Twentieth Century” (OCTELA, OCIRA, & ATPA, March 2000)

Additional Career Information & Selected Highlights

Then (Middle and High School English Teacher, 1992-2002)
National Board Certified Teacher (2000-2010) Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts) http://www.nbpts.org/
Certified Pathwise Trainer and Mentor (1999-2004) to assist Entry-Year Teachers to prepare for Praxis III http://www.ets.org/
Lakeview Local Schools (1995-2002) http://www.lakeviewlocal.org/
Mercer Area School District (1992-1995) http://www.mercer.k12.pa.us/
Trumbull Career and Technical Center (Summer School 1992, 1997) http://www.tctchome.com/
Institute on the Media and the American Democracy (attended on scholarship from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1998) http://www.gse.harvard.edu/
New Hampshire Summer Writing Program (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1996) http://www.learn.unh.edu/

Now (College Professor, 2002-present)
Faculty Senator, Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences (2010-2013) http://www.ohio.edu/facultysenate/
Global Services Management Team, through Ohio University’s Center for International Studies (2010-present) http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/
African Education Research Network (AERN), Contributing Editor to The African Symposium (2009-present) http://www.ncsu.edu/aern/
Executive Board Member, College English Association of Ohio (CEAO) (2005-2008, OCTELA Liaison; 2010-2011, Vice President; 2011-2012, President; 2012-2013, Past President) http://www.englishceao.org/wp/
Executive Board Member, Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA) (20004-2006, Secretary; 2009-2011, College Liaison) http://www.octela.org/index.html
Co-Director of Better Mathematics through Literacy (2007-2012). This workshop for K-3 teachers involves 80 contact hours and has served over 200 teachers in the past four years. This is made possible through a competitive grant funded by the Ohio Board of Regents for which our BMTL team has been awarded over $700,000.00 over five years. http://regents.ohio.gov/sgs/index.php; Read about the project on the COE webpage, “Reading + Writing = Math Skills Multiplied”; on Outlook, “… using literacy to aid math education” The main BMTL website is http://www.ouliteracycenter.org/professional-development/better-math-through-literacy/index.php
Engagement Academy for University Leaders, Virginia Tech (June 2010) http://www2.cota.vt.edu/ea/member.info.html
Associate Dean for Outreach and Undergraduate Studies, College of Education (2008-2010). Read about this on Outlook: http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/07-08/June/573.cfm
College of Education Honors Track, Program Coordinator (2008-2009)
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement, Program Coordinator (2008-2010)
NCATE Coaches, Chair (2009-2010)
Difficult Dialogues (Discussion Facilitator, 2007-2008). OU is one of 27 (of nearly 700 applicants) universities nationwide to be awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation for this program to promote discussion about Religion and Law, Race, Sexuality and other important aspects of daily life and culture. Read about the program on the following websites: Promoting Pluralism and Academic Freedom on Campus (Go to the Project bar and click on Ohio to see a specific description of our program); “Respectful Religious Debate” (The Columbus Dispatch); Articles on Outlook, Asking tough questions; In a national context
Collaborations with Ohio University’s College of Education: Unit for Preparing Education Professionals (UPEP); Assessment Council; Co-chair of the Ohio Core Summit for Superintendents from 29 CORAS (Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools) Counties. Read about the event on Outlook “… Superintendents talking about new educational standards”
Designer/Presenter of Staff Development Workshops on a variety of topics including the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)
Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education (per project basis) http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

Professional Awards and Distinctions
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Leadership and Service Award (2012)
Golden Key International Honorary (2012). Selected by students as an Honorary Member to this organization which recognizes students in the top 15% of their class (based on GPA) who also demonstrate distinction in leadership and service.
James Bruning Teaching Fellow (2010-2013). Appointed by the Office of the Provost at Ohio University. A three year appointment in which I am available approximately four hours a week to help graduate students and faculty with teaching and learning strategies.
College English Association of Ohio Nancy Dasher Award (2009). For the best book in the category of Professional and Pedagogical Issues (published between 2006-2008) written by a professor from a college or university in Ohio. Awarded for What Was It Like? Teaching History and Culture through Young Adult Literature (New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 2006).
Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award (College of Arts & Sciences, 2008)
University Professor (2006-2007) Article on Outlook Selected by students.
Excellence in Higher Education (2006). Feature in Ohio Magazine, December 2006, pp. 96-97, 103. http://www.ohiomagazine.com/Main/Articles/Class_Acts_3563.aspx
Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator of Ohio (1998). Awarded by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.
A+ Teacher Award for Trumbull County (1996 & 1999). Awarded by The Tribune Chronicle based on student letters.
Community Service Award (1998). Awarded by the Cortland Area Kiwanis.

Student Advising
Faculty Advisor of the Ohio University student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (OU NCTE) (2003-present) http://www.ncte.org/affiliates/list
Precollege Advisor for the Humanities (Summer 2006 & 2007) Read article on Outlook, “Precollege impressive...”

Important Links for Adolescent-to-Young Adult/Integrated Language Arts Majors
Degree Requirements http://www.catalogs.ohio.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=27&poid=6090&returnto=1474
District Report Cards (It is important to learn about the district in which you are observing or doing Professional Internship.) http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?Page=2&TopicID=521&TopicRelationID=115
Common Core State Standards (Replacing Ohio Academic Content Standards as of 2012) http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/english-language-arts-standards
Ohio’s Educator Standards http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=521&ContentID=8561&Content=86686
LiveText http://college.livetext.com/college/index.html
Simple, good reminders… or for those times you need a bit of support & inspiration Sunscreen Song; 212: The Extra Degree; Make a Difference

We prepare leaders… Talented, Responsible, Ethical Educators

Courses

ENG 151: Writing and Rhetoric I
ENG 200: Introduction to Literature
ENG 201: Critical Approaches to Fiction
ENG 306J: Women and Writing
ENG 307J: Writing and Research in English Studies
ENG 308J: Writing and Rhetoric II
ENG 356: Young Adult Literature (ENG 556 for graduate students)
ENG 451/451L: Teaching Language Composition/Field Experience (ENG 551/551L for graduate students)
ENG 452/452L: Teaching Literature/Field Experience (ENG 552/552L for graduate students)
ENG 460/464: Special Topics/Major English Authors (The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life, inspired by the book by Harvard Professor, Dr. Armand Nicholi)
ENG 490 Topics: American Literature (1865-1918); Children's Literature; Improving Technical and Grammatical Skill in Writing; Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Teacher-Student Relationships and Boundaries; Women and Literature; World Literature; Creating Young Adult Literature through a Study of Theme and Form
ENG 590: Pedagogical Theory & Practice in English Language Arts
UP 450H: C. S. Lewis--Life and Writings http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/questionofgod/
UP 451H: Great Teacher Films

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