Brandy L. James
April 9, 2013
Department of English
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA, 30118
August 2010-Present Senior Lecturer of English University of West Georgia
August 2003-August 2010 Lecturer of English University of West Georgia
August 1998-May 2003 Instructor of English University of West Georgia
Fall 1997-Spring 1998 Instructor of English West Georgia Technical College
Fall 1996 Substitute Teacher Carroll County School System
Courses Taught at University of West Georgia:
ENGL 1101 (Composition I)
ENGL 1102 (Composition II)
ENGL 2130 (American Literature)
SERVICE TO THE INSTITUTION:
March 2013-Present-member of the At-Risk Student Committee,
Keri Allen, EXCEL Center, Chair
December 2013-member of the First Year Experience Search Committee for Assistant Director, Melanie Hildebrandt, Chair
October 2011-Present-advisor to the QEP Subcommittee in COAH, Debra MacComb, Chair
November 2011-Present-member of the QEP Subcommittee on Student Services
January 2011-Present-member of the DFW Subcommittee, David Newton, Chair
August 2010-Present- member of the Advisory Board for First Year Programs
October 2008-UWG New Student Common Reading Committee, Dir. Cheryl Rice, EXCEL Center
October 2007-UWG New Student Common Reading Committee, Dir. Cheryl Rice, EXCEL Center
August 2000-May 2001-member of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Advisory Committee
August 2011-Present-voting member and chair of the First
Year Writing Committee
August 2010-Present-member of the Creative Writing Committee
January 2003-August 2011-non-voting member and facilitator of the First Year Writing Committee
August 2008-Present-member of the Executive Committee, reporting directly to Department Chair
August 2008-August 2011-member of the Education Committee
August 2007-May 2008-member of the Advisory Committee
August 1999-May 2000-member of the Writing Committee
August 2003-Present—Peer Mentor and Classroom Observer—First Year Writing Faculty
Summer 2008—member of the Transitions Orientation team, under the direction of Scot Lingrel,
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Fall 2006—coordinator of Alumni Survey, Department of English
Spring 2000—Updrafts Literary Magazine Consultant, Dir. Joe Wilferth
Participation in Education Activities:
August 2012-April 2013-participator in a pilot project
using the textbook, Analyze Anything, a text
that teaches skills for analysis and argument
July 2012-Present-participator in the College Transitions Program (CTE), a program specifically designed
to facilitate and enhance success for chosen students set to enroll at UWG the following Fall.
January 2012-Present-facilator and participator of the ConnectComp 2.0 Pilot Project, a program specifically
designed to promote/enhance an individualized learning plan for grammar and mechanics and is
directly associated with our shared handbook, A Writer's Resource
August 2010-Present-facilitator of the Attendance Intervention Pilot Project, a program specifically
designed to promote attendance in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 in an attempt to increase RPG.
August 2003-Present-facilitator of The Shared Text Lecture Series, a program specifically designed
to create a common community among ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 students by providing shared
reading experiences and by enhancing those experiences through campus visits of shared text
January 2007-Present-facilitator of the Enhanced Project, specifically identified sections of ENGL 1101
with a University Writing Center component designed to increase the success rate of students
enrolled in these sections
January 2007-December 2007-facilitator of the Criterion Project, an electronic tutorial system designed
for first year writing students who struggle with basic mechanical and grammatical issues
2008-2009-participator in the Bridges program, Dir. Angela Insenga
Spring 2009-essay judge for GISA Region 4A Literary Competition at University of West Georgia
Fall 2005-facilitator of UWG Essay Contest, UWG 40: 40 Days to Your Success
March 2013-Present--Academic Coordinator, IGNITE
June 2011-Present--Director of the First Year Writing Program and University Writing Center, Department
of English, University of West Georgia
August 2008-May 2011—Director of the First Year Writing Program, Department of English, University
of West Georgia
August 2003-May 2008—Co-Director of the University Writing Center, University of West Georgia
January 2003-May 2008—Co-Director of the First Year Writing Program, Department of English,
University of West Georgia
M.A.—August 1997, University of West Georgia
B.A.—1996, University of West Georgia
-Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education
-Minor in Mass Communications
-GPA: 3.8/4.0 (Honors College)
Revising Southern Male Identity: William Faulkner and Bobbie Ann Mason Reconceiving the Fugitive Agrarian Ideal
Director: Dr. Jane Hill, Department of English, University of West Georgia
Readers: Dr. David Newton, Department of English,
University of West Georgia
Dr. Debra MacComb, Department of English, University of West Georgia
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT:
Membership in Scholastic Honoraries:
Order of Omega Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Membership in Professional Societies:
Professional Association of Georgia Educators
CCCC/NCTE (Conference on College Composition and Communication/National Council of Teachers of English)
Council of Writing Program Administrators
SWCA (Southeastern Writing Center Association)
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Certificate, Fall 2001
“Distinguished Service Award,” Office of Disability Services, University of West Georgia, Fall 2001
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, August 1998
Scholarship and Conferences:
Conference Attendance, Creating New Landscapes: Fresh
Perspectives for English Composition Educators,
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, 2012.
Conference Attendance, 4th Annual Freshman Composition
Regional Workshop, ALoft, McGraw-Hill,
Birmingham, AL, 2011.
Digital Faculty Consultant Panel Presentation, 1st
Annual Freshman Composition Regional Workshop,
Peabody Hotel, McGraw-Hill, Orlando, FL, 2011.
Conference Attendance and Host, 3rd Annual Freshman Composition
Regional Workshop, Banning
Mills, McGraw-Hill, Whitesburg, GA, 2010.
Conference Attendance, ConnectComp User Summit,
McGraw-Hill Headquarters, McGraw-Hill,
Manhattan, NY, 2010.
Conference Attendance, 2nd Annual
Freshman Composition Regional Workshop, Northriver
Yacht Club and Westervelt Warner Lodge, McGraw-Hill, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009.
Conference Attendance, Freshman Composition Handbooks
Symposium, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa,
McGraw-Hill, San Diego, CA, 2008.
Conference Attendance, 1st Annual Freshman
Composition Regional Workshop, Hotel at Auburn
University and Dixon Conference Center, McGraw-Hill, Auburn, AL, 2008.
Conference Attendance, Composition in the 21st
Century: A Teaching Symposium, Bedford St. Martin’s/
Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2007.
Poster Presentation: First Year Writing Programs, Writing
Centers, and Assessment, Southeastern
Writing Center Associations Conference, Nashville, TN, 2007.
Conference Attendance, Composition Assessment: A
Teaching Symposium, Bedford St. Martin’s/Georgia
State University English Department, Atlanta, GA, 2007.
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Department of English, Writing the Rural Conference, Vidalia, GA, 1997.
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Department of English,
Simms/Faulkner Conference, New Orleans, L.A.,
Inter-Departmental Professional Development:
First Year Writing Professional Development Workshops
(Facilitator), Fall 2003-Present, Schedule,
Organize, and Facilitate workshops for First Year Writing faculty, Covered Material includes
Classroom Management and Classroom Safety, Interpreting the Rubric, Regents’ Preparation,
ESL in the FYW Classroom and in the UWC, Incorporating Technology Into the Classroom, and Educating
Technology in the Classroom Workshops, Department of English, 2000.
Additional Professional Activity and Publications:
Co-Author, Questions for Writing and Discussion,
Julia Alvarez's Something to Declare and In the Time of the
Butterflies, Pearson Publishers' Learning Solutions, 2010.
Handbook Reviewer, The Academic Writer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Pearson/Longman Publishers, 2009.
Handbook Reviewer, The St. Martin’s Handbook, 7th edition, Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishers, 2009.
Board of Advisors for Connect Composition,
McGraw-Hill Publishers, working with Paul
Banks, Senior Digital Sponsoring Editor for English, 2009-2010.
Facilitator and Consultant, customized version of A
Writer’s Resource (shared handbook for ENGL 1101
and ENGL 1102), McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2009-Present.
Facilitator and Consultant, customized UWG English Portal, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2009-Present.