Dr. Barb Bird
Director of the Writing Center & Professor of English
Office Location: Zondervan 114
Phone: (765) 998-5526
Specialties: basic writing research and pedagogy academic writer identity writing-about-writing pedagogy writing center administration writing across the curriculum
Major career accomplishments:
My research on the effectiveness of a curricular approach (writing about writing: WAW) in the teaching of writing (both in FYC courses and across the curriculum) has resulted in a 30-page internal report discussing the results of a major 2-year study of writing at Taylor, one published article on basic writing curriculum, and a 2-year pilot study of Taylor’s basic writing program (currently on-going). I was awarded Taylor’s “Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership” award in Fall, 2010.