Steve Oakey

Steve Oakey

Steve Oakey

Senior Instructor

Office

211 Shanks Hall 
180 Turner Street, NW 
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Phone

(540) 231-6568

Email

Department Membership

English

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Expertise

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Literature and Cinema/Documentary Studies
  • Postcolonial Literature/Black Atlantic Studies

Professional Activities

  • GTA Advisor
  • Instructor Concerns Committee

Education

  • M.A. in English, Virginia Tech
  • B.A. in English, Tusculum College

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Virginia Tech XCaliber Award, Co-recipient, March 2011

    Selected Publications

    Textbooks

    “Chapter Two: Critical Thinking and Reading.” Writing at Virginia Tech: Written, Spoken, and Visual Communication.” New York: Bedford Publishing, 2016.

    Mengert, Julie, and Steve Oakey.  Teaching Manual for Reading Culture, Eighth Edition. Boston:  Pearson Publishing, 2011.

    Papers

    Conference Paper, “Professionalizing Graduate Teaching Assistants: How Advisors Support Successful Writing Instruction,” April 2016 CCCC, Houston, TX.

    Conference Paper, “The Cultural Expressions of Soccer: The Tango, Strength, Efficiency, and La Belle France,” April 2004, Popular Culture Association National Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.