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Nikki Caswell

Nicole Caswell
Assistant Professor/Director of University Writing Centers

Office: Bate 2139
Phone: 252.737.1090

Nicole Caswell is coordinating the University Writing Center and the First-Year Writing Studio. She enjoys working with the writing consultants and helping them help the students of East Carolina University. Nicole also teaches in the Writing Program and Rhetoric and Composition program.

She is currently working on a book-length treatment of the emotions teachers experience while they are reading and responding to student writing. Her new research projects consider the emotions of teachers and students in a writing classroom and how emotions are constructed through responses. In true writing center collaborative spirit, Nicole is teaming with two other Writing Center Directors on a study to follow six new directors in their first or second year on the job.

Outside of the classroom, Nicole is training for the January 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon.

B.S.  Kent State University
M.A.  Ball State University

Ph.D. Kent State University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching

Teacher Response Theory
Teacher’s Emotion
Writing Assessment
Writing Center Theory

Courses Taught

1100: Composition I

Selected Publications and Presentations

Riding the Response Emotional Roller coaster: Teachers’ Emotions when Reading Student Writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 2012.

Getting Dangerous with Assessment. (with Brian Huot, Ellen Schendel, Bill Macauley, and Elliot Knowles)
East Central Writing Centers Association Conference. Kalamazoo, MI, March 2011.

Construing Consumption: An analysis of how meaning is manifested through text on wine bottles. Writing Research Across Borders II. Washington D.C., February 2011. “Identifying the Writing Center” (with Courtney L. Werner). ECWCA Newsletter. (Winter 2012): 5-8

“Translating Assessment.” (Inter-chapter with Brian Huot).  In Ellen Schendel and Bill Macauley’s The Center Can Hold Its Own: Designing Meaningful Writing Center Assessments. Utah State University Press.(forthcoming).

“Writing Assessment, Emotions, Feelings and Teachers.”The CEA Forum 40.1 (Winter/Spring 2011):

“Interactions of Media Consumption at a Shopping Center.” (Book Review). The Review of Communication. 9.1 (Jan 2009): 84-86.

Website Links
Writing Studio
University Writing Center