Haller, Cynthia


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Communication and Rhetoric 1995 
    MA University of Pittsburgh English 1981 
    BA Geneva College English 1979 
    BS Geneva College Education 1979 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    York College/CUNY Associate Professor English Fall 2003-present 
    York College/CUNY Acting Dean Humanities and Social Sciences January 2007-July 2008 
    York College/CUNY Assistant Professor English Fall 2000-Spring 2003 
    North Carolina State University Assistant Professor English 1996-2000 
    North Carolina State University Instructor English 1994-1996 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    Rensselaer Polytechnic University Research Assistant Rhetoric and Communication 1992-93 
    Rensselaer Polytechnic University Teaching Assistant Rhetoric and Communication 1991-92 
    University of Pittsburgh Teaching Assistant English 1979-80 
  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of EmploymentTitleDate
    Delmar Publishers Associate, Developmental, and Production Editor 1985-89 
    Self-Employed Freelance Copyeditor 1984-85 
    Schenectady Christian School English Teacher 1980-82 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Associate Professor, English Fall 2003-Present 
    Acting Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences January 2007-July 2008 
    Assistant Professor Fall 2000-Spring 2003 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Reading Matters: Thoughts on Revising the CWPA Outcomes Statement." Writing Program Administration. 36 Fall/Winter 2012: 195-199.

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Toward Rhetorical Source Use: Three Student Journeys." Writing Program Administration. 34 Fall/Winter 2010: 33-59.

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Rhetorical Invention in Software Design: Constructing a System and Spec." Written Communication. 17 July 2000: 353-389.

        Haller, Cynthia R., Victoria J. Gallagher, Tracey L. Weldon, and Richard M. Felder. "Dynamics of Peer Education in Cooperative Learning Workgroups." Journal of Engineering Education. July 2000: 285-293.

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Revaluing Women's Work: Report Writing in the North Carolina Canning Clubs, 1912-1916." Technical Communication Quarterly. 6 1997: 281-92.

        Geisler, Cheryl, Edwin H. Rogers, and Cynthia Haller. "Disciplining Discourse: Discourse Practice in the Affiliated Professions of Software Engineering Design." Written Communication. 15 1998: 3-24.

      2. Chapters in Books:

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Conjuring the Farm: Constructing Agricultural Places in U.S. Schools." Environmental Rhetoric: Ecologies of Place. New York: Routledge. 2013: 97-110.

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Reuniting Reading and Writing: The Role of the Library." Reconnecting Reading and Writing. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. Expected 2013: 38 double-spaced typed pages. Invited September 9, 2010.

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: What Can You Do With Others' Work?." Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Vol. 2. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press. 2011: 193-209.

        Haller, Cynthia R. "Foucault's Archaeological Method and the Discourse of Science: Plotting Enunciative Fields." Essays in the Study of Scientific Discourse: Methods, Practice, and Pedagogy. Stamford, CT: Ablex. 1998: 53-69.

      3. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings

          Haller, Cynthia. "Teaching Source Use: What Does It Mean?." Website module for "Teaching Composition," McGraw-Hill. April 2006: 1 web page + one month discussion moderation.

          Haller, Cynthia, Victoria J. Gallagher, Tracey L. Weldon, and Richard M. Felder. "Dynamics of Peer Interactions in Cooperative Learning." Proceedings of the 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Conference. 1999: 15 pages.

          Haller, Cynthia R. "Creating Shared Understandings in Software Design." Proceedings of the International Professional Communication Conference. 1993: 2 pages.

    3. Government Reports or Monographs
    4. Book Reviews:

      "Review of More Than A Farmer's Wife, Amy Mattson Lauters." Agricultural History 85, 2011: 275-276.

      "Review of Genre and the Invention of the Writer, Anis Bawarshi." Issues in Writing 14, 2003: 74-78.

      "Review of Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives, Ann M. Johns, ed." Issues in Writing 12, 2002: 186-92.

      "Review of Feminism and Composition Studies: In Other Words, Susan B. Jarrett and Lynn Worsham, eds." Issues in Writing 11, 2000: 111-116.

      "Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Published by Association of College and Research Libraries." Various, 2003-2009 (13 reviews): approx. 190 words each.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "(with Miriam Laskin) Composition and Library Instruction Faculty Collaborate: Helping Students Develop Focused Research Questions" May 10, 2013: CUNY, Ninth Annual Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference.

    "Playing the Field: Agricultural Games on My American Farm." October 22, 2012: Provost Lecture Series, York College.

    "Friends or Enemies? Transnational Identification at Coronado National Memorial." May 24, 2012: Rhetoric Society of America Conference.

    "Reading in the Research Writing Classroom." March 22, 2012: Conference on College Composition and Communication.

    "Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Marjory and Marjorie on the Natural Florida." Taped June 12, 1010: Interview with Ben Brotemarkle. Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Program of the Florida Historical Society. No. 75. Aired on selected public radio stations in Florida.

    "Agriculture and Conservation in Conflict: The Florida Everglades." June 12, 2010: Agricultural History Society Conference, Winter Park, FL.

    "Student Research Writing, 1950-2009: Remixing a Genre." March 20, 2010: Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY.

    "Adolescent Farm Women in the North Carolina Canning Clubs, 1912-1917." September 24-27, 2009: Triennial Rural Women’s Studies Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.

    "Tracking Student Source Use: An Investigation of Source Appropriation Strategies." March 11-14, 2009: Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, California.

    "Patterns of Source Choice in Student Research Papers." September 23-25, 2005: Originality, Imitation, Plagiarism: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Writing, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    "Reading CPE Leaves: Getting Wac’ed with a Standardized Test (with Lillian Kaplan)." May 20-22, 2004: Writing Across the Curriculum National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

    "Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park: Escaping the Memorial Constraints of Physical Space." May 27-31, 2004: Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Austin, Texas.

    "Toward a Pedagogy of Memory in Rhetorical Invention." March 21, 2003: Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY.

    "Expanding Women’s Literacy in the North Carolina Canning Clubs, 1912-1917." November 26, 2002: York College Women’s Studies Research Panel, Jamaica, NY.

    "Rewriting the Past: Healing or Colonization?." November 8, 2002: CUNY Association of Writing Supervisors (CAWS) Conference, Brooklyn, NY.

    "The Rhetoric of Obituary: Public Construction of the Living." March 20-23, 2002: Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.

    "Negotiating Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces of Genre: Dialogic Dynamics in Canning Club Reports." May 13-16, 2001: Genre2001, Oslo, Norway.

    "Institutional Mission and Professional Writing Programs: Structural Connections." March 14-17, 2001: Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver, CO.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Haller, Cynthia. "Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Ecoaesthetic Experience: Toward an Environmental Ethic for Sustainable Agriculture." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Revise and Resubmit Recomendation received October 6, 2012. Submitted July 19, 2011: .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Best Paper Award, American Society for Engineering Education, Educational Research Methods Division (with Victoria Gallagher, Tracey Weldon, and Richard M. Felder): June, 1999.

    Beer Trust Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 1991-92.

    Rensselaer Scholar Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 1990-91.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC-CUNY Award, Agriculture in the Classroom, 1981-present. July 1 2010-January 1, 2012: $2,500.

    York College Title III Grant for Teaching Excellence Program, Enhancing English 125, Introduction to College Writing. 2009-1010: Reassigned time: 3 credit hours.

    Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Strategies of Appropriation:How Students Use Sources to Write Research Papers. 2005-2006: $600.

    PSC-CUNY Award, Learning Genre: Exploring the Dynamics of Literacy Acquisition. July 1, 2001-July 1, 2002: $3,660.

    Engineering Information Foundation, Gender and Communication in Engineering Work Groups, EIF 99.6. 1999: $24,370.

    Engineering Information Foundation, Gender and Communication in Engineering Work Groups, EIF 97.10. 1998: $41,148.

    North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Stipend, The Literacies of Farm Women: Writing in the North Carolina Canning Clubs, 1912-1918. Summer 1998: $4,000.

    North Carolina State University, Center for Communication in Science, Technology, and Management, Gender and Communication in Engineering. Fall 1997: Reassigned time: 3 credit hours.

    North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Gender and Communication in Engineering. Summer 1997: $3,000.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Deputy Chair of English: Spring 2011-present.

      Personnel and Budget Committee: Fall 2010-present.

      Ad Hoc Curriculum Concept Committee (for revision of major): Fall 2010-present.

      Department Curriculum Committee: 2001-2002, 2010-present.

      Co-Chair, Academic Program Review Committee: Fall 2009-Fall 2010.

      Member, Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Journalism: Spring 2010.

      Chair, Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric: 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.

      Coordinator, First-Year Composition: Fall 2006-January 2007.

      Member, Search Committee, Assistant Professor, British Literature: Spring 2004.

      Member, Search Committee, Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric: Spring 2003.

      Chair, Search Committee, HE Assistant, Writing Center Coordinator: Fall 2001.

      Chair, Search Committee, CLT, Writing Lab Supervisor: Fall 2000.

      English Department Open House Committee, co-coordinator: 2001-2004.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Pathways Implementation Committee: January 2013-present.

      Academic Advisement Implementation Team: Fall 2012-present.

      Co-chair, Foundations of Excellence, Learning Dimensions Committee: Fall 2012-present.

      Co-chair, Academic Advisement Committee: Spring 2011-present.

      Member, Library Committee: Fall 2009-Spring 2012.

      Member, Search Committee, Director of Counseling: Fall 2007.

      Chair, Search Committee, Academic Advisement Director: Fall 2007.

      Member, Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee for Teacher Education: Fall 2004-Spring 2007.

      Coordinator, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) Program: Fall 2004- January 2007.

      Director, College-Wide Writing Program: Fall 2003-Fall 2006, Interim Fall 2010 and Spring 2012.

      Member, Search Committee, Academic Planner: Fall 2003.

      Chair, CPE Appeals Committee: Spring 2003-Fall 2004.

      Chair, General Education Committee, Periodic Program Review: Spring 2003.

      CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) Liaison: Fall 2002-Fall 2004.

      Member, Search Committee, Director of Instructional Testing: Fall 2002.

      CPE Support Services Coordinator: Fall 2000-Fall 2002.

      Director, York College Writing Center: Fall 2000-Fall 2003.

      General Education Program Review Committee: Spring 2004- Spring 2006.

      Judge, High School Essay Contest, Women’s History Month: Spring 2001, 2002, and 2003.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      CUNY Pathways English Composition Course Committee: January 2012-present.

      CPE Task Force: Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

      CUNY CPE Advisory Committee: Spring 2001-Spring 2010, Chair, Fall 2005-Spring 2009.

      Writing-Across-the-Curriculum: Coordinators’ Committee: Fall 2003-Fall 2006.

      CPE Test Development (Consultant with ACT): Summer 2003-Fall 2006.

      Writing-Across-the-Curriculum: Writing Fellows’ Professional Development Committee: Summer 2005-Spring 2006.

      English Review Panel, PSC-CUNY Grant Cycle 33: 2001-2002.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Summer Institute 2009, Professional Development Workshop: State College, PA, June 26-28, 2009.

    National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Workshop, “Making Objects Speak”: John Jay College/City University of New York, NY, June 2-3, 2009.

    Book Reviews Editor, Issues in Writing: May 1997-February 2002.

    “Teaching Source Use: What Does It Mean?” Website module and discussion moderation for “Teaching Composition” website: April 2006.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      ENG 298 WI Special Topics in English/Going Green: Reading the Environment 
      HUM 320 Food Studies (interdisciplinary honors seminar) 
      ENG 209 Understanding Poetry 
      ENG 125 Introduction to College Writing 
      ENG 373 Writing for Business 
      WRIT 303 Research and Writing for the Professions 
      WRIT 302 Research and Writing for the Sciences and Technology 
      ENG 211 Foundations of Western Literature 
      ENG 311 Introduction to Literary Studies 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Food Studies (Interdisciplinary honors seminar), HUM 320.

      Special Topics in English/Going Green: Reading the Environment, ENG 298 WI.

      Research and Writing in the Sciences, Mathematics and Technology, WRIT 302 WEB version.

Haller, Cynthia

Haller, Cynthia