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Rowe, Debbie

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Communication and Rhetoric  2010 
    MS  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Communication and Rhetoric  2005 
    BA  The City College of New York, CUNY  Creative Writing  1996 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Assistant Director  Center for Communication Practices  Fall 2009 
    Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea  Visiting Lecturer  English Department  Summer 2007 
    Schenectady County Community College  Adjunct Instructor  Humanities and Social Sciences  Fall 2006 & 2006 
  4. Non Academic Experience


    Place of Employment Title Date
    Whitney Museum of American Art  Manager, Information Technology  May 1997 to Aug. 2004 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Doctoral Lecturer  August 2016 ro present 
    Assistant Professor, English  August 2010 to August 2016 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      Rowe, Debbie. "From Wood to Bits to Silicon Chips: A History of Developments in Computer Synthesized Speech.." Computer Synthesized Speech Technologies: Tools for Aiding Impairment. 2010: 9-27.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

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

          Krull, Robert, Jill Evans, Gary Mills, and Debbie Rowe. "How Users Process Procedural Illustrations: Evidence from Qualitative and Quantitative Data.." Proceedings of the Society of Technical Communication’s 54th Annual Conf. 3-16 May 2007: .

          O’Rourke, Conan, Andrew Bierman, and Debbie Rowe. "Avoiding Fluorescent Dimming Pitfalls for Daylight Harvesting.." Proceedings of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 14th Biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 17–22 Aug 2008: .

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

    "Decoupling and Recoupling: The Important Distinctions Between Program Assessment and Course Assessment" 14 Sep 2017: Drexel University Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning Assessment, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    "Leading from the Local: How can Writing Centers Change the Conversation on Campus" 14 Apr 2012: Northeast Writing Centers Association, Queens, New York.

    "The Balancing Act of a Hybrid Course" 23 Mar 2012: Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, Missouri.

    "The Importance of Reading Aloud during Revision: Recent research findings" 10 Jul 2011: 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition: Rhetoric and Writing across Language Boundaries, State College, Pennsylvania.

    "Automating Reading Aloud." 2 Apr 2009: Building Future Faculty Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

    "What Technologizing the Practice of Reading Aloud to Revise Can Tell Us about the Practice Itself." 13 Mar 2009: Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, California.

    "Survey Findings on the Read Aloud Practice of Writers." 6 Feb 2008: Department of Language, Literature, and Communication Colloquium Series. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

    "The Role of Sound in the Act of Revision." 28 Sep 2007: 5th Annual Future Faculty Career Exploration Program, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

    "How Users Process Procedural Illustrations: Evidence from Qualitative and Quantitative Data." 15 May 2007: Society for Technical Communication’s 54th Annual Conference, Technical Communication Summit. Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota.

    "The Differentiated Freshman Composition Classroom." 21 Apr 2007: Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing. University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York.

    "Technological Tools for Re-Sensing Writing." 7 Apr 2006: Conference on Writing, Teaching, and Technology, K-College. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts.

    "Text-to-Speech Programs and ESL Writing." 14 Mar 2006: Graduate Student Forum. TESOL Convention. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida.

    "Leveling the Playing Field: Applying Text-to-Speech Programs to the Writing Process." 16 Mar 2005: Research Network Forum at CCCC. The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

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

    Writiting Fellow, Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY: 2011-2012.

    Joanne Wagner Memorial Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2007-2009.

    Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2006-2009.

    Honorable Mention, Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship, Ford Foundation: 2006.

    McKinney Competition 1st Prize, Graduate Student Essay, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 2005.

    Sydney M. Jacoff Scholarship, City College of New York (CUNY): 1994.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    CUNY, Course Re-Design Project. Spring 2013-Spring 2014: $39,770.

    PSC-CUNY, "ESL Writers Reading Aloud to Revise in English.". July, 2011-June 2013: $3,462.

    William Stewart Travel Award, CCCC 2012 Presentation "The Balancing Act of a Hybrid Course". Spring 2012: $500.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Co-Chair, Assessment Committee: Fall 2016-present.

      Department-wide online CV update: Fall 2010-Fall 2012.

      Assistant to Department Webmaster: Fall 2010-Fall 2011.

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

      English Department Liaison for College Program Assessment: Fall 2016-present.

      Co-chair, York's Service-Learning Advisory Board: Fall 2010-Fall 2016.

      Director, Writing Center: July 1, 2011-June 30, 2013; July 1, 2014-May 29, 2015.

      Member, York's Tutoring Task Force: Spring 2014-Fall 2015.

      Member, “All Students Dimension” sub-committee, York’s Foundations of Excellence Task Force: Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

      Faculty Representative, York's AVCC Smart Classroom Design: January 2012-January 2013.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Panel Chair, “Bridging the Gap(s) in Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, Nevada.: 16 March 2013.

    Panel Chair, “Rhetorics of Advocacy and Risk.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, Florida: 20 March 2015.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      EDUC 230  Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
      ENG 125  Introduction to College Writing 
      ENG 262  Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric, and Language 
      ENG 298  Special Topics 
      ENG 373  Writing for Business 
      ENG 384  Writing for Electronic Media 
      ENG 490  Senior Research in English (Independent Study) 
      WRIT 301  Research and Writing for the Major 
      WRIT 302  Research and Writing for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology 
      WRIT 303  Research and Writing for Professional Programs 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      ENG 275, Proposal submitted and approved by College Curriculum for new course "Peer Tutoring of College Writing" (Fall 2014).

      ENG 373, Proposal submitted and approved by College Curriculum for Hybrid and Asynchronous Online versions of "Writing for Business" (Spring 2013).

      ENG 373, Piloted Hybrid Online version of "Writing for Business" in Spring 2012.

      ENG 373, Piloted Service-Learning version of "Writing for Business" in Fall 2011. This will be done in conjunction with the Service-Learning Advisory Board and the V.I.T.A. Program at York College.

      ENG 298, Proposal submitted and approved by College Curriculum for 200-level special topics course to be permanently-designated as writing intensive (Fall 2012).

      ENG 298, Piloted a writing intensive course on "Migration," using the literary genre of Graphic Novels, in a 200-level special topics course during Summer 2011.