Department of English
443 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Sheila Carter-Tod is an associate professor in the Department of English, where she also directs the composition program. She formerly served as director of curricular and pedagogical development in Virginia Tech’s College Access Collaborative program. Since 2017, she has served as faculty liaison to the A. James Clark Scholars Program, which was created to reduce barriers to education for students in engineering and construction.
Carter-Tod serves on the board for several professional and service organizations within the field of writing studies. She chaired the National Council of Teachers of English’s Committee against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English and was elected to serve on the executive committees for the Council of Writing Program Administrators and the College Composition and Communications Conference.
Carter-Tod earned a bachelor’s in English from Virginia Tech, a master’s in English from Radford University, and a doctorate in English Education from Virginia Tech.
- English as a Second or other Language
- Writing Centers
- Pedagogy/Curriculum Development
- Ph.D., English Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1995 (Dissertation Title: “The Role of the Writing Center in the Writing Practices of L2 Students”)
- M.A., English, Radford University, Radford, Virginia, 1991
- B.A., English, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1989
- 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, 2014-present
- Scholar of the Month, Virginia Tech (2010)
- Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (2008)
- 2007 Diversity Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (2007)
- 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.
- The Dissertation and the Discipline: Reinventing Composition Studies. Ed. Nancy Welch, Catherine Latterell, Cindy Moore, and Sheila Carter-Tod. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook 2002.
- 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.
- College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Departmental Diversity Award Grant ($9,906) “Building a Bridge to Enhance First-year Student Success Through Writing Partnerships II.” 2014-2015
- Office of Assessment & Evaluation Assessment Practices Grant ($3,000), 2013
- College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Departmental Diversity Award Grant ($7,000) “Building a Bridge to Enhance First-year Student Success Through Writing Partnerships,” 2012