Dr. Emily Dial-Driver

Dr. Emily Dial-DriverDr. Emily Dial-Driver is a Professor in the Department of English and Humanities at Rogers State University.

Education

Ed.D., Higher Education 
M.A., English
B.S., Nutrition
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

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

  • Author. Conjunction: A Novel of Murder and Manners and Excursions: 15 Short Stories. KDP, 2016.
  • Editor and contributor, with Jim Ford and Sara Beam: Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom: Essays on Instructional Method. McFarland, 2015.
  • Oklahoma Foundation Medal for Excellence for Teaching in a Community College or Regional University, 2014.
  • Editor and contributor, with Sally Emmons and Jim Ford: Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. McFarland, 2012.
  • 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 Sally Emmons, Jim Ford, Carolyn Taylor: The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality, McFarland Press, 2008
  • Co-editor with Carolyn Taylor, Sally Emmons, Carole Burrage: Voices from the Heartland: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007

Academic Publications

  • Editor, with Jim Ford and Sara N. Beam, Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom: Essays on Instructional Methods. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • “Preface.” Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom: Essays on Instructional Methods. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. 1-2. Print.
  • “Out of the Sandbox.” Children’s and YA Books in the College Classroom: Essays on Instructional Methods. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. 9-19. Print.
  • Editor, with Sally Emmons and Jim Ford. Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Print. Reviewed in Communications Booknotes Quarterly 43.3 (July-Sept. 2012): 134. Reviewed in Reference & Research Book News, Inc. Aug. 2012: 6.
  • “Preface.” Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Ed. Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons, Jim Ford. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Print.
  •  “Incorruptible Power.” (with Francis Morris). Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Ed. Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons, Jim Ford. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Print.
  • “Fusion Curriculum.” Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Ed. Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons, Jim Ford. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Print.
  • “The Fantastic Classroom.” Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Ed. Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons, Jim Ford. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Print.
  • “Incarnations of Immortal Creations.” Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games. Ed. Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons, Jim Ford. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. Print.
  • “Fifty Pieces of Heart.” (with Sally Emmons.) Ain’t Nobody That Can Sing like Me: New Oklahoma Writing. Ed. and Intro. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish. Norman, OK: Mongrel Empire Press, 2011. Print.
  • “Fifty Pieces of Heart, an Essay.” (with Sally Emmons.) Sugar Mule Literary Magazine: Ezine with Poetry, Fiction and Essays 35 (Fall 2010). Web.
  • 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.”
  • “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: Cooweescoowee: A Journal of Arts and Letters, 2004-present.
  • Poetry Editor: Cooweescoowee: 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

  • Nominee. Oklahoma State University College of Education Hall of Fame. 2014, 2015. 
  • 2014 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Regional University or Community College. 17 May 2014.
  • Member, Higher-Education/Career Tech Advisory Committee of Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2013-present.
  • Rogers State University Faculty Senate Recognition Award: Pixley Faculty Award for Excellence, 2013.
  • Rogers State University Faculty Senate Recognition Award: Scholarship, 2013.
  • 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.