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Department of English & Humanities

Dr. Emily Dial-Driver

Professor
Baird Hall, Room 215J
918-343-7747
edial-driver@rsu.edu
Personal Web Page

 

Education

  • Ed.D., Higher Education
    Oklahoma State University
  • M.A., English
    Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., Nutrition
    Oklahoma State University
  • Oklahoma State University Writing Project
    U.S. Army Instructor Training Course

Professional Experience

Current:

  • Professor, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Teacher Consultant, OSU Writing Project
  • Teaching Consultant
  • Freelance Writer/Editor
Previous:
  • U.S. ARMY Captain: Ordnance Corps—Missile Maintenance
  • Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Major Accomplishments

  • Developed nationally-sold Composition I and II telecourses
  • Developed courses: philosophy (introduction, ethics and values), English (British literature, science fiction, children's literature, world literature, introduction to literature, creative writing, freshman and advanced composition, basic writing, advanced composition), general humanities, nutrition, journalism (news writing, layout, advertising, and publication).
  • Represented Oklahoma Higher Education Television Association on Instructional Telecourse Consortium/Annenburg Advisory Board for English course
  • Wrote college writing manual sold nationally
  • Co-editor with Carolyn Taylor, Sally Emmons, Carole Burrage: Voices from the Heartland: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007
  • Co-editor with Sally Emmons, Jim Ford, Carolyn Taylor: The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality, McFarland Press, 2008

Academic Publications

  • Co-editor with Sally Emmons, Jim Ford, Carolyn Taylor: The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.
  • Co-editor with Carolyn Taylor, Sally Emmons, Carole Burrage: Voices from the Heartland: Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2007. Finalist, Oklahoma Book Award 2008
  • Editor. Maggie Fry's The Cherokee Female Seminary Years:  A Cherokee National Anthology.  Claremore:  RSC, 1990.
  • "Preface.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.1-3.
  • "Texting Buffy: Allusions of Many Kinds.” (with Jesse Stallings.) The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 142-57.
  • "What’s It All About? Victor Frankl and Buffy.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 9-23.
  • "Centering the World.” Voices from the Heartland. University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.
  • "Malta” and "Burkino Faso.” World Press Encyclopedia. Gale Research: Nov. 2002.
  • "Cape Verde.” World Education Encyclopedia Gale Research: Nov. 2001.
  • "Learning New Tricks: How Established Instruction Can Be Transformed by Technology.” in
  • "Thinking Outside the [Classroom] Box: The Transition from Traditional to On-Line Learning Communities.” 18 Nov. 2000. ERIC Document ED448457.
  • "The Accidental Leader."  Executive Educator 18.1 (Jan. 1996): 32.
  • "Building Bridges."  Community College Review  21.1 (Summer 1993):  26-30.
  • "Multiple Learning Opportunities: Inception and Innovation.”  Community College Review 16.3
    (Winter 1988):  38‑41.
  • "Mommies:  An Essay on Student Success."  TYCA Newsletter  23.1 (Jan. 1995):  14-15.
  • "A Place for the Personal:  Using Anecdotes to Illustrate Principles."  GIFTS (Great Ideas for
    Teaching Students)  April 1995.
  • "Mommies:  Student Success in Freshman English." Through Magic Glasses.   Oklahoma City:  Oklahoma Department of Education, 1994.
  •  "Pasture Talk:  Learning About Appropriate Language Use."  Through Magic Glasses.   Oklahoma City:  Oklahoma Department of Education, 1994.
  • "Introduction," Maggie Fry's The Cherokee Female Seminary Years:  A Cherokee
    National Anthology.  Claremore:  RSC, 1990.
  • "Feldman and Newcomb's The Effect of College on Students  and Community Colleges."
    2 Nov. 1990.  ERIC Document  326 129.
  • Fiction: Two published short stories
  • Textbooks: Guide to College Writing. Reno: Bent Tree Press, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004. .
  • Fiction editor. Cooweescooee:  A Journal of Arts and Letters, 2004-present.
  • Poetry editor.  Cooweescooee:  A Journal of Arts and Letters, 1995-1999.
  • Shakespeare. The Tempest. Edited for length for production Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, (six performances, November 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 2006)..
     Elle: A Cinderella Story. Red Dirt Book Festival. 28 Oct. 2005. Elementary school performances, Shawnee, OK, Nov. 2005. General performance, Shawnee, OK, 21 Nov. 2005.
    The Oresetia: Agamemnon’s Legacy, edited and adapted for production Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, (six performances, November 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 2004).
  • Children's Theater, Will Rogers Theater: Beauty and the Beast (1987), The Three Little Pigs (1988), Hansel and Gretel (1989).
  • Presentations: Over 88 presentations
  • Poetry: Over 70 published poems

Honors & Awards

  • Rogers State University Faculty Senate Award in Service, 2005.
  • Oklahoma Leadership Academy (Outstanding Professor). 1999-2000.
  • Pixley Excellence in Teaching Award. 1998.
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award recipient. 1998.
  • Faculty Member of the Year (election sponsored by Adult Students Aspiring to Prosper) 1996.
  • Thunderbird Library Patron of the Year (initial year). 1990-91.
  • TIPS Master Teacher (designated 1987).
  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas.