Sheila Carter-Tod

Sheila Carter-Tod

Associate Professor

Office

443 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner St. NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

(540) 231-8448

Email

Department Membership

English

Expertise

  • Composition
  • Assessment
  • English as a Second or other Language
  • Writing Centers
  • Pedagogy/Curriculum Development

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board Member: College Composition and Communications Journal, 2014-present
  • Chair of National Council of Teachers of English Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English, 2011-present.
  • National Council of Teachers of English College Section Nominating Committee Chair, 2006-2007.
  • AP® English Language Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee (CDAC) Co-chair, College Board, 250 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281, 2014-present.

Education

  • Ph.D., English Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1995.
  • Dissertation Title: “The Role of the Writing Center in the Writing Practices of L2 Students.”
  • M.A., English, Radford University, Radford, VA, 1991.
  • B.A., English, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1989.

 

Awards & Honors

  • 2010  September University Scholar of the Month
  • 2008 Certificate of Teaching Excellence  Award,  College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • 2007 Diversity Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Selected

Selected Publications

Textbooks

  • Writing at Virginia Tech: Written, Spoken and Visual Composition. Ed. Sheila Carter-Tod. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, Fall 2014.
  • Writing at Virginia Tech: Written, Spoken and Visual Composition. Ed. Sheila Carter-Tod. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, Fall 2013.
  • Composition at Virginia Tech: Written, Spoken and Visual Composition. Ed. Sheila Carter-Tod. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, Fall 2012.

Edited Books

The Dissertation and the Discipline: Reinventing Composition Studies.  Ed.  Nancy Welch, Catherine Latterell, Cindy Moore, and Sheila Carter-Tod. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook 2002. v, 208.

Articles

  • Carter-Tod, Sheila.  “Moving Beyond the Call to Tools for Action:  A Book Review of  Carmen Kynard’s Vernacular Insurrections: Race Protest, and the New Century in Composition-Literacies Studies and A Language & Power Reader: Representations of Race in a “Post-Racist” Era  edited by Robert Eddy & Victor Villanueva” College Composition and Communications. June 2016
  • Babcock, Rebecca Day, Sheila Carter-Tod, Terese Thonus. “Writing Center Directors as Researchers.”  The Writing Lab Newsletter. (2016)
  • Carter-Tod, Sheila. “The Language of Narratives: Racial Identity Development and the Implications for Writing Classrooms.” Narrative Knowledge/Narrative Action. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2011—23 manuscript pages.
  • Carter-Tod, Sheila.  “Standardizing a First-year Writing Program: Contested Sites of Influence.” Writing Program Administrator. 30.3 (2007): 75-92.

Sponsored Research

  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Departmental Diversity Award Grant ($9906.00)  “Building a Bridge to Enhance First-year Student Success Through Writing Partnerships II.”2014-2015
  • Office of Assessment & Evaluation Assessment Practices Grant ($3000.00), 2013
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Departmental Diversity Award Grant ($7000)  “Building a Bridge to Enhance First-year Student Success Through Writing Partnerships,” 2012.