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Deanna Odney
Biography:

Deanna has worked as writing specialist in Academic Skills since 1999.  Previously, she was a graduate teaching assistant and writing center tutor at Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, where she completed graduate coursework in contemporary American and British literatures and composition studies.  She has presented at regional and national conferences, including the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), the National College Learning Centers Association (NCLCA), and the Twentieth Century Literature conferences.  At USI she teaches developmental writing (GENS 098) and supervises the Writers’ Room.

Writing Specialist
ED 1120
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone 812-464-1743
Email:Deanna Odney

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am-4:30pm
EDUCATION
  • B.A., English and Communications, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

  • M.A., English, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

  • Ph.D.  in Rhetoric and Composition from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

 

WORK HISTORY
1999-Present Writing Specialist, Academic Skills, University of Southern Indiana
TRAINING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Selected Presentations


“Learning to Summarize in the Developmental Writing Classroom.”  National Association of Developmental Education conference, March 2007.

“Implementing Exit Portfolios in a Developmental Writing Course.”  National Association of Developmental Educators Conference.  St. Louis, March 2004 .

“’Longing for unknown things’: Tension between Physical Place and Physicality in Dawn Powell’s The Bride’s House.”  Twentieth Century Literature Conference.  Louisville, KY.  February-March 2003.

“Helping Students Become ‘Re-viewers’: Improving Reading Skills of Writers.”  National Learning Centers Association Conference.  St. Louis, October 4, 2002.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
  • Cooking
  • Home improvement
  • Following a few sports teams
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