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Campus Address: 4601 Central Ave. CC 155
Phone: (812) 348-7215
Assistant Professor in English (IUPUC)
Education • B.A. Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, English Literature and Anthropolgy • M.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Writing • PhD University of Louisville, Composition and Rhetoric
Trained in composition and rhetoric, I integrate multi-modal writing and technology in my teaching and research. Writing is no longer limited to linear alphanumeric books and flat texts. Rather, effective rhetorical writing entails a postmodern pastiche of technological and cultural applications such as graphics, song lyrics, creative writing, technical graphics, cultural studies, interactive linkages, social networking, blogs, videos, and more. I examine how these multimodal forms are incorporated into writing in business communication, technical documents, composition, and cross-disciplinary texts.
Courses Taught • E450 English Capstone • W411 Directed Writing • W400 Issues in the Teaching of Writing • W398 Writing Center Internship • W350 Advanced Expository Writing • W403 Advanced Poetry Writing • W303 Poetry Writing • W301 Fiction Writing • W401 Advanced Fiction Writing • W302 Screenwriting • W208 Introduction to Poetry • W206 Introduction to Creative Writing • W203 Introduction to Drama • W231 Professional Writing with Service Learning • W132 Elementary Composition 2 • W131 Elementary Composition 1 • W130 Principles of Composition • L433 Conversations with Shakespeare • L431 Topics in Literary Study • L220 Introduction to Shakespeare • L115 Literature for Today
Awards and Activities • 2010 Research Network Forum award for Research and Service at the Conference on College Composition and Communication • 2008 Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR). IUPUI • 2008 Outstanding Research Faculty Award. IUPUC • 2007 Best New Collection in Technical and Scientific Writing by National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for co-edited collection Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. Blake Scott, Bernadette Longo, and Katherine V. Wills (Eds.) NY: SUNY: 2006 • 2006 Outstanding Fulltime Faculty Award. IUPUC Grants • $600 Office of the President International Travel Grant, Indiana University, Bloomington 2011 • $5000 Division of Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN • $10,000 Two-year renewable ePortfolio Pilot Project. COIL: Integrative Departmental Grant, IUPUC • $1000 Columbus Area Arts Council grant for completion of creative manuscript. Columbus, IN. External, 2008 • $1500 Heritage Foundation of Bartholomew County. Service Learning Course Enhancement. Co-PI with Larita Killian, Business. External, 2008 • $500 Duke Energy Foundation. Service Learning Course Enhancement. Co-PI with Larita Killian, Business. External, 2008 • $750 Service Learning Assistantship for student Brooke Smith and Denise Miller. Center for Service and Learning. IUPUI, 2008 • $500 Two-year ePortfolio Pilot Project. COIL: An Integrative Learning Grant. Collaborative with Education at IUPUC, 2007 • $5000 Jumpstart Course Development Grant. Office of Professional Development IUPUI, 2006 • $500 Two-year ePortfolio Pilot Project. COIL: An Integrative Learning Grant. Collaborative with Education at IUPUC, 2006 Professional Activities • Manuscript reviewer, Composition Studies • Manuscript reviewer, Business Communication Quarterly • Judge, National Council of Teachers of English Best Annual 1) Article, 2) Book, and 3) Collection in Scientific and Technical Writing • Member, National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) • Member, Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC) • Member, Modern Language Association (MLA) • Member, Association for Business Communication (ABC) • ABC Chairperson to the (MLA) Conference • Research Network Forum at CCCC, Executive Board Member and Publicist • Member, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing ATTW & ATTW-L • Member, Writing Program Administrators (WPA-L)
Publications Edited Collection Scott, B., Longo, B., & K. V. Wills (2006). (Eds). Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. Albany: SUNY (see awards). Articles and Chapters (*peer-reviewed) *Wills, K.V. (2011). “I Just Felt Kinda Invisible”: Accommodations for Learning Disabled Students in the Composition Classroom.” Autism and Aspergerger’s Syndrome in the Classroom.” Ed. V. Gerstle and L. Walsh. Marquette UP. 35-44. *Killian, L. and K. V. Tsiopos-Wills. (20110. “The Service-Learning Economic Benefits: A Case Study of the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Model.” Service Learning In Higher Education: National and International Connections. (Ed) P. L. Lin. U of Indianapolis P. 237-48 *Wills, K.V. (2010) “Still Paying Attention Ten Years Later: A Bakhtinian Reading of the National Information Infrastructure Initiative Administrative Agenda.” Computers and Composition Online. *Wills, K.V., & T. Clerkin. (2009). "Using Reflective Practice in International Studies." Business Communication Quarterly. *Lovejoy, K., Fox, S., & K.V. Wills. (2009). “From Language Experience to Classroom Practice: Affirming Linguistic Diversity in Writing Pedagogy.” PEDAGOGY 9.2 March. Spector, J. A., and K. V. Wills. “The aesthetics of materialism in Alan Ball’s American Beauty:” Celluloid Dreams: How film Shapes America. (2009). Eds. Ramos, C., Mayeda, D., & C. Halsted. Kendall/Hunt. Chapter reprint form Midwest Quarterly 48:2 (Winter 2007). 279-296. Reprint Tsiopos, K. "Honeymaking." (2008). Compact Disc Recording of original poetry (32 minutes). Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center of Chicago. Chicago, IL. Multimedia CD. *Spector, J. A., and K. V. Wills. (Winter 2007). “The aesthetics of materialism in Alan Ball’s American Beauty:” Midwest Quarterly 48:2 . 279-296. Wills, K. V. “Eminem.” (2007). Icons of Hip Hop Mickey Hess (Ed). Greenwood: 481-502. Chapter. Wills. K. V. “Designing Students: Using Cultural Studies Approaches in Technical Writing.” Critical Power Tools: Cultural Studies Approaches in Technical Communication. Eds. Bernadette Longo, Scott Blake, and Katherine V. Wills. Albany: SUNY, 2006. 259-270. *Cross, G., and K. V. Wills. (2005). “Bridging Disciplinary Divides in Writing Across the Curriculum.” Across the Disciplines 2. Wills, K. V. (2004). “Resisting the Interview: Interview with Mark Amerika.” Politics of Information: Electronic Mediation of Social Change. Eds. Marc Bousquet and Katherine V. Wills. AltX/EBR Inaugural Edition E-book. Wills, K. V. (2004). “A Response: Mentors and Technology.” Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era.” Ed. James Inman. London: Lawrence Erlbaum. 257. Wills, K. V. (2004). “The Lure of Easy Psychic Income in Academic Capitalism." Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers: Writing Instruction in the Managed University. Eds. Marc Bousquet, Tony Scott, and Leo Parascondola. Southern Illinois UP. 201-206. Wills, K. V. (Mar. 09, 2002). “Hip Hop WAC: Students Redefine ‘Writing in a Junior High School Technology Camp.” WAC 2002. Houston, TX. Invited ERIC Document. CS 510893. Wills, K. V. (Mar. 22, 2002). "Mean E-Streets: The Violence of the Virtual." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. Invited ERIC Document. CS 510892. Wills, K. V. (Spring 2001). "Abolish or Perish? Managed Labor in Composition: A Roundtable with Sharon Crowley." E-Journal. (Issue Ed. Anthony D. Baker). Workplace. Wills, K. V. (Spring 2001). “Interview of James Thompson on Academic Labor." Workplace. http://louisville.edu/journal/workplace/issue7/wills.html Cross, G., and K. V. Wills. "Using Bloom to Bridging the WAC/WID Divide." WAC National Conference. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. May 2, 2001. Invited ERIC Document. CS 510890. Wills, K. V. (May 4, 2001). "From Classroom to the Cubicle: Reading the Rhetoric of Emerging Corporate Universities." International Reading Association. New Orleans, LA. Invited ERIC Document. CS 510889. Wills, K. V. (Mar. 16, 2001). Assessing Sex: Who Benefits from Gendered Writing and Visual Rhetoric in the Computer-Mediated Classroom? Conference on College Composition and Communication. Denver, CO. Invited ERIC Document. CS 510891. *Wills, K. V. (2000). “Three Delicacies.” Comp Tales: the Composition Frontline. (Eds. Rich Haswell and Min Zhan Lu).New York: Addison, Wesley, Longman: 97-98. Scientific Publications (*peer-reviewed) *Marti, Joachim, Wills, Katherine V., Bernardino Ghetti, and Shirley Bayer. “The Weaver Gene Continue to Target Late-generated Dopaminergic Neurons in Midbrain Areas at P90.” Developmental Brain Research 122. 2000. 173-181 *Marti, Joachim, Wills, Katherine V., Bernardino Ghetti, and Shirley Bayer. “The Weaver Gene Has No Effect on the Generation Patterns of Mesencephalic Dopaminergic Neurons.” Developmental Brain Research 122. 2000. 165-172. *Broome, Jeffrey D., Wills, Katherine V., Lapchack, Paul A., Ghetti, Bernadino, Camp, Laura L., and Shirley A. Bayer. “Glial-cell line derived Neurotrophic Factor Protects Midbrain Dopamine Neurons from the Lethal Action of the Weave Gene: A Qualitative Immunocytochemical Study.” Brain Research 1999. *Bayer, Shirley A., Wills, Katherine V., Triarhou, Lazaros C., Thomas, James D., and Bernadino,Ghetti. “Selective Vulnerability of Late-Generated Dopaminergic Neurons of the Substantia Nigra in Weave Mutant Mice.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 92 New York: 1995 9137-9140. *Bayer, Shirley A., Wills, Katherine V., Triarhou, Lazaros C., and Bernadino,Ghetti. “Time of Neuron Origin and Gradients of Neurogenesis in Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons of the Mouse.” in Weave Mutant Mice.” Experimental Brain Research 105 London: 1995 191-199. *Bayer, Shirley A., Wills, Katherine V., Triarhou, Lazaros C., Thomas, James D., and Bernadino,Ghetti. “Systemic Differences in Times of Noramla Mice and Homozygous Weaver.” Experimental Brain Research 105 London: 1995 Poetry Publications Book Tsiopos, Katerina . (2011). Our Slow Migration North. Finishing Line Press. Georgetown, KY.