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Mark McBeth
Position: Professor of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212-817-8349
Room Number: 4407
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Graduate Center, CUNY
Research Interests: Composition & Rhetoric; queer theory; history of education.
Specialization: Composition Theory and Rhetoric|Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Pedagogy

Composition & rhetoric, particularly in relation to queer theory and performance/performativity studies; sociolinguistics; educational history (19th & 20th c. British and American)/archival studies/writing program administration/writing curriculum design & pedagogy.



·         Queer LIteracies: Discourses & Discontents.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (imprint of Rowman and Littlefield), 2019.

Teacher Training at Cambridge: The Initiatives of Oscar Browning and Elizabeth Hughes, co-authored with Dr. Pam Hirsch, Cambridge University.  London. Woburn Press, 2004.

Peer Reviewed Journals/Book Chapters:

·         “Queerying the First-Year Composition Student (and Teacher): A Democratizing Endeavor” with Tara Pauliny in Queer Landscapes: Mapping Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy  Eds., James E. Wermers, Elizabeth McNeil, and J. Oakleaf Lunn. Palgrave Macmillan Queer Studies in Education. (2018)

·         “An Apologia and a Way Forward: In Defense of the Lecturer Line in Writing Programs” (with Tim McCormack) Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity.  (Eds.) Seth Kahn, Bill Lalicker, and Amy Lynch-Biniek. WAC Clearinghouse. (2017)              

·         “John Jay College of Criminal Justice First Year Writing Program” with Tim McCormack.  Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research. (Eds.) Bryna Siegel Finer and Jamie White-Farnham.  Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.  (2017)

·         "Equal Opportunity Programming & Optimistic Program Assessment:  First-Year Writing Program Design and Assessment at John Jay College of Criminal Justice” (with Tim McCormack) Composition Forum 33 (Spring 2016): n. pgs.                                                                        

·         “Revising by Numbers: An Evaluation from the Innumerate” in Journal of Response to Writing 1.2 (August 2015)   

·         Enacting Eve: A Testimonial in “The Turn to Performance” CCC Online 1.1 (January 2012) 

Curriculum/Pedagogical Awards

·         2013 Distinguished Teaching Award, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

·         2013 Conference of College Composition & Communication Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

·         2007 Conference of Basic Writing National Award for Innovation in Basic Writing Curriculum.