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Cynthia Mahaffey

MERLOT Contributor
Instructor, General Studies Writing and Women's St
Bowling Green State University
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Jan 25, 2012
Member Since: Nov 10, 2010

Contributions

Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • University System of Georgia - Georgia State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, GA, United States)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • Bowling Green State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, OH, United States)

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Contact Information

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Address:
Bowling Green State University
East Hall 434
Bowling Green, OH 43403 United States

Languages

  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • transfer English (11/2010)
    Fullerton Jr. College
  • Ph.D. Rhetoric and Writing (12/2004)
    Bowling Green State University
  • M.Ed. Secondary Education and Teaching of Writing (12/1988)
    Nazareth College of Kalamazoo
  • transfer English (06/1988)
    Grand Rapids Community College
  • B.A. English (01/1979)
    California State University Fullerton
  • transfer English/history (06/1976)
    Adams State College

Positions

  • Instructor, Writing and Women's Studies (08/2001 - Current) Bowling Green State University
  • Instructor, Composition (01/1990 - 08/2000) Grand Valley State University
  • Instructor, Writing (01/1998 - 05/1999) Owens Community College

Publications

  • Mahaffey, Cynthia J.. (May 2008). Wearing the Rainbow Triangle: The Effect of Out Lesbian Teachers and Lesbian Teacher Subjectivities on Student Writing in the First-Year Composition Classroom. Sarrbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller.
  • Mahaffey, Cynthia J. and Sandra Meade. (2005). A virtual dialogue on feminist mentoring. in Women Writers, special issue, Lit Candles: Feminist Mentoring and the Text
  • Simpson, Cynthia Jo (Mahaffey). (1998). Review of Academic Advancement in Composition Studies: Scholarship, Publication, Promotion, Tenure (Richard C. Gebhardt and Barbara Genelle Smith Gebhardt), Writing for Academic Publication: A Guide to Getting Started (Frank Parker and Kathryn Riley), and in Teaching English in the Two-year College (September).
  • Simpson, Cynthia J. (Mahaffey). (1993). Autobiographical writing. in Grand River Guide for Writers. Autobiographical writing..

Honors and Awards

  • • Recipient, Bowling Green State University Friends of Jerome Library, 2008 Authors and Artists Recognition (11/2010)
    in honor of the publication of my book, Wearing the Rainbow Triangle: The Effect of Out Lesbian Teachers and Lesbian Teacher Subjectivities on Student Writing in the First-Year Composition Classroom (2008).
  • • Nomination for the 2009 BGSU Master Teacher of the Year Award (01/2010)
    (the only student-nominated BGSU teaching award)
  • • Recipient with Bethany deWeese, 2006, Bowling Green State University, Residence Life Award for residence hall programming (01/2005)
    “:Lesbian 101” Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Lesbian”
  • Jeannette C. Danielson Sampaticos Scholarship for nontraditional women in graduate education (09/2001)
  • Faculty Fellow, Grand Valley State University (01/1996)
    chosen by students for work with GVSU students
  • Michigan Education Grant for academic scholarship (08/1987)
  • The Colorado State Scholarship for Academics (01/1976)
  • The California State Scholarship for academics (09/1970)

Teaching Experience

  • GSW1110 ( Current)
    Bowling Green State University - General Studies Writing
    Introduction to persuasive college level writing
  • GSW1120 ( Current)
    Bowling Green State University - General Studies Writing
    Scholarly college-level writing, use of proper documentation and scholarly sources for synthesis and support, development of scholarly argument
  • WS2000 ( Current)
    Bowling Green State University - Introduction to Women's Studies
    Introduction to theories, history and action projects of women's studies
  • ACS2500 (Fall 2003)
    Bowling Green State University - American Culture Studies
    History of Cultural Pluralism in the US
  • GSW1100 (Spring 2002)
    Bowling Green State University - General Studies Writing
    Introduction to college-level persuasive writing with particular emphasis for skilld evelopment in inderprepared writers

Presentations

  • Individual presenter, “Counting the homeless: Student service learning, collaboration and writing social concern in the first-year composition classroom.” (Presentation about MERLOT), 11/10/2010
    .” 6th Annual Ohio First-Year Summit, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Presenter, "Alternative approaches to composition classes in learning communities," as part of a panel by the Chapman Learning Community (Presentation about MERLOT), 11/10/2010
    Beyond 2001: The Odyssey of Inclusion, Annual Learning Communities Conference, Chicago, IL,
  • Presenter, "How GLBT students problematize and are problematized by university learning communities." (Presentation about MERLOT), 11/10/2010
    ." Beyond 2001: The Odyssey of Inclusion, Annual Learning Communities Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Panel presenter, "The material conditions of women doctoral candidates in traditionally masculinist disciplines in the university." (Presentation about MERLOT), 10/10/2003
    Feminisms and Rhetoric Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Presenter, "Power, authority, and "border patrol" in academic disciplines: Lesbian, gay and "Other" critiques of Writing across the Curriculum Programs," as part of a panel on "Pedagogy, Gender and Authority,", 11/20/2001
    Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH
  • Presenter, "The possibilities of women's studies work in the traditional field of rhetoric," as part of a panel of BGSU women's PhD candidates,, 06/10/2001
    National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Presenter, "Opening research to "borderlands" inquiry: How can first-year composition teachers use research essay assignments which meet university outcomes and open geographical space for gay, lesbian, AND straight student on GLBT issues, concerns and re, 04/10/2001
    Fifth Annual Teaching of Writing Colloquia, Kent State University-Stark Campus, Canton, OH
  • Individual panel presenter, "Creating safe space for queer and straight student subject positions for queer and straight students, teachers, and writing,", 11/16/2000
    National Council of Teachers of English National Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • Individual presenter, "Making composition work: Overcoming student resistance to the first-year composition course,", 10/19/2000
    Michigan College English Association 2000 conference
  • The Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing, The University of South Dakota, Vermilion, South Dakota,
  • Roundtable discussion leader and presenter,"Multiple collaborations: Student/teacher, inside/outside classrooms, inside/outside schools",, 11/10/1998
    88th Annual Convention of the National Council of Teacher of English,