Department of English & Humanities

Dr. Brenda Tuberville

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Developmental Studies
Health Sciences, Room 244B



  • Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric
    Texas Christian University, 2007
    Dissertation title: Inside/Out(Sourced): The Problematic Nature of Teaching Basic Writing at the Community College
  • M.A., Composition and Rhetoric
    Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2000
    Thesis title: Ernesto Grassi: Re-examining the Roots of Rhetoric
  • B.A., English
    Southern Arkansas University, 1995

Academic Experience

  • 2009-Present, Coordinator of Developmental Studies
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
    • Coordinate and oversee developmental courses at Rogers State University, including a 16-member teaching staff (full- and part-time), a seven-member tutorial staff in the Developmental Studies Tutoring Lab, and budgets and procedures to ensure that developmental students at Rogers State receive the best support possible. Duties also include teaching two developmental writing courses each semester.

  • 2007-2008, Visiting Assistant Professor/Director of Writing Center
    • Teaching first- and second-semester composition sequence and world literature survey. Responsible for hiring, training, and interfacing with tutors in university writing center. Maintaining personnel and supply budgets. Giving presentations and acting as liaison with other faculty across the university to promote the writing center. Advising English majors and maintaining degree plans.
  • 2004-2007, Senior Lecturer
    • Taught first- and second-semester composition, world literature surveys, literary analysis, and introduction to literature classes. Designed and taught university’s first developmental reading and writing class (offered for the first time fall semester of 2005). Participated in department’s biannual self-assessment of composition course outcomes. "Guest lecturer” for graduate-level classes on composition pedagogy. Participated in university’s bridge program (in conjunction with Tyler Independent School District) to prepare students to retake junior-level exit exam.

    University of Texas-Tyler, Tyler TX

  • 2003–2004, Tutor/Student Advocate, MACH III Office
    • Worked in coordination with MACH III Director to provide services to students with documented learning disabilities, including notetaking, tutoring for various tests, tutoring on writing assignments, conducting workshops, and meeting with students’ instructors to ensure that proper accommodations are being provided.
  • Adjunct Instructor
    • Taught Introduction to College Reading and Writing and Argument and Research courses.

    Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce TX

  • 1999-2001, Instructor
    Lamar State College-Orange, Orange, Texas
    • Taught basic writing as well as first- and second-semester composition courses. Served on departmental and campus faculty committees. Participated in volunteer community service.

  • 1999-2001, Adjunct Instructor
    Tarrant County College-NW, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Taught basic writing, first- and second-semester composition courses, and literature survey courses (British lit and World lit).

  • 1998-2001, Graduate/Teaching Asst
    Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Taught first- and second-year composition, worked in the university’s writing center, and assisted members of the departmental faculty with research.
  • 1995-1998, Graduate/Teaching Asst
    Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
    • Taught basic writing, taught first- and second-semester composition courses, and worked in the university’s writing center (under then-director Dr. Liz Buckley).


  • Vice-president for Sigma Tau Delta (honor society for English studies) at Texas A&M University-Commerce (1996-1998)
  • Served as editor and assistant editor for campus literary magazine at Texas A&M University-Commerce (1997-1998)
  • Served as editor for campus literary magazine at Texas Christian University (1999)
  • Served on department textbook committee, student grievance committee, and library guidance committee at Lamar State College-Orange (2001-2002)


  • Inside/Out(Sourced): The Problematic Nature of Teaching Basic Writing at the Community College. VDM Publishers, 2009 (in press).
  • Contributor to The Bedford Bibliography for Teaching Basic Writing.  Gregory Glau and Linda Adler, eds. New York: Bedford, 2002.
  • Contributor to 2nd edition of The Bedford Bibliography for Teaching Basic Writing.  Gregory Glau and Linda Adler, eds.  New York: Bedford, 2004.

Conference Presentations

  • "Marooned Teachers/Scholars.”  CCCC, San Francisco, CA.  (March, 2009)
  • "Sticks and Stones: Words We Use to Talk About Developmental Writing.”  4th Annual International Conference on Access and Developmental Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Sept. 2008)
  • "For Cryin’ Out Loud:  Dealing with the Emotional Tutee.”  South Central Writing Center Association, Norman, OK  (March, 2008).
  • "Should We Teach the Test: How Do You Solve a Problem Like a THEA?”   Conference for Academic Support Programs (CASP), Houston, TX (October 2007)
  • Co-Chair of all-day Writing Center Workshop, CCCC, Chicago, IL (March 2006)
  • Chair of panel entitled "Alternative Rhetorics: Postcolonial, Race, Womanist,” CCCC, Chicago, IL (March 2006)
  • Co-Chair of all-day Writing Center Workshop, CCCC, San Francisco, CA (March 2005)
  •  "A Site Oversight?  Refocusing Writing Center Research,” South Central Writing Center Association, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (February 2004)
  • "’Let It Be From You’: Basic Writing Beyond the Narrative,” CCCC, New York City (March 2003)
  • "The Rhetoric of Basic Writing: Is There A Remedy For ‘Remediation’?”  The Federation of North Texas Area Universities’ Symposium in Rhetoric (February 2003).
  • "The Politics and Pragmatics (and Possibilities) of Teaching Writing at the Two-Year College,” RMMLA Conference, Tempe, AZ (October 2002)
  • "Augusta’s Redemptive Role in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House” at CCTE, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (April 1999)
  • "The Id of a Kid: A Psychoanalytical Analysis of the Fiction of John Kennedy Toole” at EGAD, Texas A&M University-Commerce (Summer 1997)
  • "Ernesto Grassi: The Roots of Rhetoric” at CCCC, Phoenix, AZ (March 1997)