Dr. Barb Bird

Barbara Bird

Director of the Writing Center & Professor of English

Office Location: Zondervan 114
Phone: (765) 998-5526
Email: brbird@taylor.edu

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.