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Dr. Melissa Nivens

Email Addresses
melissa.nivens@mwsu.edu
My Websites

English
Writing Program Administrator

Office Location
Bea Wood Hall 220
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4145
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Spring 2018 4553/5553 201 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

MW 1:00-2:20

Details Spring 2018 3023 201 Elementary Composition Pedagogies and Practice Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 2:30-3:50

Details Spring 2018 1143 210 Academic Research and Writing Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2017 ENGL 5/4013 101 Introduction to Composition Studies Prothro-Yeager Hall 201

MW 2:30 - 3:50

Details Fall 2017 ENGL 1143 L14 Academic Research & Writing Dillard College of Business Administration 343

TR 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2017 5/4553 201 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Bea Wood Hall 122

MW 11:00-12:20

Details Spring 2017 3023 201 Elementary Composition Pedagogies and Practice Prothro-Yeager Hall 205

TR 2:30-3:50

Details Spring 2017 2113 X23 Intermediate Composition and Grammar
Details Spring 2017 1143 209 Academic Research and Writing McCullough Hall 105

TR 9:30-11:00am

Details Fall 2016 ENGL 4013/5013 Introduction to Composition Studies Bea Wood Hall 210

TR 2:30pm

Details Fall 2016 ENGL 2113 X10, X13 Intermediate Composition and Grammar
Details Fall 2016 ENGL 1143 L11 Academic Research and Writing Bolin Hall 310

TR 11:00am

Details Spring 2016 3023 201 Elementary Composition Pedagogies and Practices Bea Wood Hall 210

TR 2:30pm

Details Spring 2016 2113 X22, X23, X26 Intermediate Composition and Grammar
Details Spring 2016 1123 201 Rhetoric and Composition Dillard College of Business Administration 336

TR 11:00am

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas A&M University - Commerce BA English 1998-12-19 0:0:0
Texas A&M University - Commerce MA English 2009-5-15 0:0:0
Texas A&M University - Commerce PhD English 2015-5-8 0:0:0
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Alvord ISD Teacher 2000-Aug 2013-Jun
Weatherford College Wise County English Instructor 2009-Sep 2013-May

Articles and Reviews

“Pioneer Woman: Recovering a Red River Life Narrative.” Scholarship and Creativity Journal. Texas College English Association. 2017. 1-12 https://sites.google.com/site/texascea/home/scholarship-and-creativity-journal/journal-archives/2017-publications

Review of Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with Adolescents, by Jake Wizner. Journal of Teaching Writing. vol. 32, no. 1, Spring 2017. 93-99.

“Farm to Table: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” Peitho Online Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, Spring 2017. 282-300. http://peitho.cwshrc.org/farm-to-table-the-home-management-house-as-rhetorical-space-for-rural-women/

Review of Claiming the Bicycle: Women, Rhetoric, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America by Sarah Hallenbeck. Composition Forum vol. 35. Spring 2017. http://compoositionforum.com/issue/35/nivens-hallebeck-review.php 

Conference Presentations

“Building Future Scholars through Recovering the Past: University Archives as an Invention Site for Undergraduate Research.” Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. 31 May 2018.

With Greg Giddings. “The Politics of Gender in Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.” Celebration of Scholarship. Midwestern State University. Wichita Falls, TX. 25 Apr. 2018.

With Greg Giddings. “Darkness on the Edge of Town and Conservative Gender Roles.” Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness of the Edge of Town International Symposium. Monmouth, NJ. 14 Apr. 2018

“Student-Athletes and Performance in the Composition Classroom.” Research Network Forum. Conference of College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. 14 Mar. 2018

“Co-requisite Developmental Integrated Reading and Writing: A Paired Course Pilot Program.” Conference of College Teachers of English. Stephenville, TX. 2 Mar. 2018.

“Pioneer Woman: Recovering a Red River Life Narrative.” Celebration of Scholarship. Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX. April 2017.

“A Granddaughter’s Inheritance: A Literacy Narrative Legacy.” Texas College English Association Conference. Hurst, TX. March 2017.

“Composing Politics in the Digital Age: Pairing First-Year Composition and American Government.” National Learning Communities Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2016.

“A Literacy Legacy: The Literacy Narrative of my Grandmother.” Digital Exhibit. Feminisms and Rhetorics 2015. Tempe, AZ. October 2015. https://youtu.be/kTVb66xqsao

“Farm to Table: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting. Nacogdoches, TX. October 2015.

“Playing House: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” COPLAC Meeting, Willimantic, CT. June 2015. (did not attend due to illness)

“Playing House: Home Management Houses as Rhetorical Space for Women.” Celebration of Scholarship. Wichita Falls, TX. April 2015.

“Domestic Literacy: Open Reflections from the Home Management House.” The Persistence of Memory: Remapping the Future of Composition Studies by Charting Writing Histories at One Rural Texas University. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.

“Domestic Literacy: Exploring Home Economics and Higher Education by Compositing with New Media. Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion. Federation Rhetoric Symposium. Denton, TX. April 2012.

“Dual Credit: A Legitimate Path to Higher Education.” EGAD Agora Graduate Student Conference. Commerce, TX.  March 2012.

“This Ain’t Your Grandmother’s Book Report.” Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Conference. Denton, TX. Septemeber 2011.

“Multimedia? I Could Never Do That at My School.” Texas Computer Education Association Conference. Austin, TX. February 2003.