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Mark McBeth
Position: Associate Professor of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212-817-8349
Room Number: 4407
Office Hours: Monday 3:00-4:00 or 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.

PUBLICATIONS

Book:

·         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)              Web: https://wac.colostate.edu/books/contingency/chapter3.pdf[wac.colostate.edu]

·         “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.                                                                        Web: http://compositionforum.com/issue/33/jjccj.php[compositionforum.com]

·         “Revising by Numbers: An Evaluation from the Innumerate” in Journal of Response to Writing 1.2 (August 2015)    Web: http://www.journalrw.org/index.php/jrw/article/view/26[journalrw.org] 

·         Enacting Eve: A Testimonial in “The Turn to Performance” CCC Online 1.1 (January 2012) Web:  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8552537/ccconline/issue1-1/public-toc/index.html[dl.dropbox.com]>

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.