Dr. Leah Chambers

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Certification   in Secondary Education, English, 2016, Clarion University of PA
  • Ph.D. in English, Composition, 2011, Indiana University of PA
  • M.A. in English, Written Communication, 2006, Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A. in English, Writing, 2004, Adrian College, Adrian, MI

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • English 110: Writing I
  • English 111: College Writing

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • First-Year Writing: assessment and placement
  • Student retention
  • Community literacy and service-learning

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Improving student grades and retention with directed self-placement (2015, February). Panel presented at the 34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Dallas, TX
  • Finding their place: Valuing diversity and increasing retention with an innovative directed self-placement program (2014, November). Panel presented at the 2014 PASSHE Summit, Millersville University, Lancaster, PA
  • Implementing campus and community high-impact educational practices (2013, October). Panel presented at the Fall Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, Clarion, PA.
  • The Community Learning Workshop: Developing a service learning program that meets community needs and engages students (2013, October). Academic Innovation Conference, Shippensburg, PA.
  • Make way for transfer: Supporting the transfer of writing skills by examining students' dispositions in the first-year writing classroom (2013, June). Panel presented at the Critical Transitions Conference, Elon, NC.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • University-wide Faculty Development Grant, Clarion University (2015)
  • University Faculty Neighborhood Star Award, Clarion University (2014)
  • Outstanding Faculty for Social Equity, Clarion University (2014)
  • University-wide Faculty Development Grant, Clarion University (2013)
  • High-Impact Innovation Grant, Clarion University (2012)
  • Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar, Slippery Rock University (2008)

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • The National Writing Project (NWP)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Last Updated 6/12/18