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Books
Lamb, Mary R., ed. Contested(ed) Writing: Re-conceptualizing Literacy Competitions. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. Print.


Lamb, Mary R., ed. Blurred Lines: Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies. (In Progress).

Articles and Book Chapters
Lamb, Mary R. “Introduction.” Contested(ed) Writing: Re-conceptualizing Literacy Competitions. Mary R. Lamb, ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 1-14. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. “Winner Takes All: The Cultural Work of American Writing Contests.” Contested(ed) Writing: Re-conceptualizing Literacy Competitions. Mary R. Lamb, ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 189-204. Print.Lamb, Mary R. “Teaching Nonfiction through Rhetorical Reading.” English Journal 99.4 (Spring 2010): 43-49. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. “Growing Into and Out of My NTT Lecturer Position.” Forum: Newsletter for Issues about Part-Time and Contingent Faculty 12.2 (Spring 2009): A5-A8. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. “The ‘Talking Life’ of Books: Constructing Women Readers in Oprah’s Book Club.”  Reading Women: Literary Figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present.  Ed. Janet Badia and Jennifer Phegley. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2005. 255-280. Print.

Shepard, Alan Clarke and Mary R. Lamb. “The Memory Palace in Paula Vogel’s Plays.” Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in Literary History, Criticism, and Performance.  Ed. Rob McDonald and Linda Rohrer Paige. University of Alabama Press, 2002. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. “‘The Rhetoric of Gender’ as Advanced Writing.” Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum.  Ed. Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, Robert A. Schwegler, and Linda K. Shamoon. CrossCurrents Series. Ed. Chuck Schuster. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2000. Print and CD Rom. 

Lamb, Mary R. “Citation Functions: Unifying Feminist Communities.” In “The Citation Functions: Literary Production and Reception.” By the (In)Citers.[1] Kairos 3.1 (March 1998).

Review
Lamb, Mary R. Review of Tuned In: Television and the Teaching of Writing, by Bronwyn T. Williams. Composition Studies 32.1 (Spring 2004): 153-156. Print.

Website
First-Year Writing @ Clayton State University.

Textbooks

Lamb, Mary R., ed. Connections: Guide to First-Year Writing @ Clayton State University. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Lamb, Mary R. First-Year Writing Guide: Clayton State University. Fountainhead, 2011. Print.

Lamb, Mary R., ed. Connections: Readings for First-Year Writing. Cengage, 2011. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. Prefatory Material. Writing in the Digital Age: First-Year Writing and Beyond, Clayton State University. Third Edition. David Blakesley, Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen, and Mary R. Lamb. Cengage, 2011. 1-38. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. Prefatory Material and “Academic Reading and Writing.” Writing in the Digital Age: First-Year Writing and Beyond, Clayton State University. Second Edition. David Blakesley, Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen, and Mary R. Lamb. Cengage, 2010. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. Prefatory Material and “Academic Reading and Writing.” Writing in the Digital Age: First-Year Writing and Beyond, Clayton State University. First Edition. David Blakesley and Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen. Thomson/Wadsworth, 2009. xix-xliii; 178A-178D. Print.

Lamb, Mary R. and Marti Singer. Successful Georgia Regents’ Essays: A Resource for Writers. 3rd ed.  Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. Print.       

Lamb, Mary R. and Marti Singer. Successful Regents’ Essays: A Sourcebook for Writers. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Print.       

Singer, Marti, Mary R. Lamb, Melissa McLeod, Marc Pietrzykowski, et. al. Resources for Instructors: GSU Department of English. Lower Division Studies, Department of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2005. Print.

Singer, Marti, Mary R. Lamb, Marc Pietrzykowski, Heather Russel, et. al Resources for Instructors: GSU Department of English. Lower Division Studies, Department of English, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2004. Print.


[1] The collaborative name for Paul Amore, Rebecca Moore Howard, Mary R. Lamb, Thomas Reedy, Amy Rupiper, Kurt Schick, and Patricia Tallakson.

Professional Writing


The Museum School of Avondale Estates, K-8, Charter Renewal Petition, DeKalb County Board of Education and Georgia Department of Education, submitted July 2016.

Co-Author, with Barbara Goodman. Proposal Inquiry for an M.A. in Digital Rhetoric and Applied Writing, Clayton State University, 2013-present.

Co-Author, with Barbara Goodman. Proposal for a Badge in Professional Writing. Clayton State University, 2013.

Interviewed and Quoted in, “Students’ Writing Skills Improving,” by Wayne Washington, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 9, 2012.

Editor. “Museum in a Box.” Enterprise Grant Proposal for Georgia Race to the Top Innovation Fund, Round 3. The Museum School of Avondale Estates. July 2012.

Editor. Mother’s Untold Story, by Joy Cavin. Memoir. July 2012.

Editor. Application for Pastoral Care Certification, Robert Griffin, August 2012.

Lead writer. Proposal to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to Exempt Clayton State University from Regents’ Testing. With Barbara Goodman. Submitted August 2010; Accepted October 2010.

Lead writer. Charter School Petition, The Museum School of Avondale Estates, K-8, written to the DeKalb County Board of Education. May 2009, Revised June 2009. Petition Denied June 2009; Re-submitted June 2011. Petition Granted; Chartered for Five Years.

Lead writer. Charter School Petition, The Museum School of Avondale Estates, K-8, written to the State of Georgia Charter School Commission, July 2009. Petition Approved December 2009.


 
 
 

Conference Presentations

 
 
 
Conference Presentations

“E-Portfolios: Creating Digital Reading and Writing Performances in First-Year Writing,” in Digital Reading and Writing in E-Portfolios: Creating and Performing Literacy.” College English Association Conference, Denver, CO, April 1, 2016.

“Beyond Coming Out: A Pedagogy for Examining Sexual Orientation,” in “Queering the Non-Queer: Denormalizing the Construction of (Compulsory) Heterosexuality.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 8, 2014.

“Collaborative Literacy vs. Contest: Shifting from the Regents’ Essay to ePortfolio Assessment,” in “Writing as Commodity: Contests, Culture, and Community-Building.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2011.

“History of Writing Assessment and Plan for E-Portfolios at Clayton State University,” in “Collaborative Assessment in First-Year Writing and the Writers’ Studio.” Southeastern Writing Centers Association Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, February 2011.

“Teaching Nonfiction for Democratic Engagement: Habits of Reading, Writing, and Thinking,” in “Reading and Writing to Save a Life.” National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2010.

Invited Speaker. “’The ‘Everyday Use’ of Fiction: Teaching the Rhetoric of Alice Walker’s Short Stories.”  With Mark Joyner, Chair, Department of English, Stephenson High School, DeKalb County, Georgia. Conversations Among Partners in Learning, Georgia State University, February 21, 2009.

“Competitive Literacy: The Cultural Work of Writing Contests,” in “Following the Waves of Historical Rhetorical Performance to High Stakes Testing and Essay Awards.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, March 2009.

“Non-Tenure WPA Work at a Large Research University.” Speaker in workshop, “Material Realities and Institutional Constraints: WPAs Thinking Theoretically and Working Locally.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, April 2008.

“From ‘seeing ourselves as objects to acting as subjects’: Feminist Rhetorical Strategies for Civic Literacy.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 2007.

Chair, “Contemporary Sites of Women’s Rhetoric.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2007.

“’The Rhetoric of Gender’ as Advanced Writing at Georgia State.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 2007.

“Collaborative Faculty Leadership in Professional Development Communities at Georgia State University.” Special Interest Group on Training GTAs, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2006.

“Professional Development Communities at Georgia State University.” Special Interest Group on Training GTAs, Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2005.

“‘Distributed Authorship’ and Invisible Writing,” in “Collaborative Writing and Administration at Georgia State University,” accepted for Conference of Writing Program Administrators, Anchorage, AL, July 2005. 

Chair, “Assessing Assessment: What our Projects are Teaching Us About Writing and about Assessment.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2005.

“Beyond Plagiarism: Feminist Rhetorical Literacy Practices for Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, March 2004.

“Plagiarism, Reading, and Literacy in Feminist Rhetorical Pedagogy.” 4th Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2003.

“Visiting Voices from the Edge:  Institutional Critique and Temporary Composition Labor Force/Administration.”  Conference of Writing Program Administrations, Grand Rapids, MI, July 2003.

“Mediating Experience in Feminist Composition Classrooms.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2002.

“The ‘Talking Life’ of Books: Encomia of Good Women in Oprah’s Book Club.” Rhetoric Society of America Ninth Biennial Conference, Washington, DC, May 2000.

“Performing Ourselves: Who Are You?  Who Am I?” in “Bungee Jumping from the Ivory Tower to the Construction Site:  How Much Should We Make Visible in the Classroom?” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March 1999.

“‘I Want to Go Home. Carl, I Want to Go Home’: Memory in Paula Vogel’s Plays.” The American Culture Association in the South/Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, Roanoke, VA, October 1999.

Chair, “Women’s Voices in Contemporary Fiction and Verse: Roberts, Sexton, Hadas.” The American Culture Association in the South/Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, Roanoke, VA, October 1999.

“Passing as Teacher: Constructing Lesbian Feminist Pedagogy” in “Dilemmas of Disclosure: Constructing Teacher Identity in the Classroom.”  Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, April 1998.  Chair of panel.  ERIC Document 422 587.

“Creating and Unifying Feminist Communities.” The Sociomaterial Turn: Excavating Modernism, Tulsa, OK, March 1998.

The Handmaid’s Tale and the Promise Keepers: Rhetoric, Fiction, and Theory.” South Central Women’s Studies Association Conference, Houston, TX, March 1998.

“Epideictic Rhetorical Strategies in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.”  Association of American Women Writers of Color Conference, Ocean City, MD, November 1997.

“Women in Larsen and Hurston: Passing, Resisting, and Creating Themselves.” The Future of the Harlem Renaissance Conference, Knoxville, TN, March 1997.

“Mapping American Identity: Topoi in Jane Hamilton’s A Map of the World.” The American Culture Association in the South/Popular Culture Association Conference, Columbia, SC, October 1997.

Invited Speaker. “Teaching Applied Communications.” Faculty Development Workshops (for high school teachers), Macon State College, Macon, Georgia, 1991-92.


 
 
 

Workshops

 
 
 

Colloquia, Workshops, and Guest Lectures

Clayton State University

Presenter, “First-Year Writing and the ePortfolio.” Writers’ Studio Consultants’ Training. Department of English, Clayton State University, May 23, 2016.

Leader, “Norming and ePortfolio Grading.” First-Year Writing, Department of English, Clayton State University, November 20, 2015.

Leader, “Working with a Rubric.” Norming session and rubric discussion with communication faculty. Clayton State University, October 19, 2015.

Presenter, “Writing from Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.” Write-Right Workshop, Writers’ Studio 224, Clayton State University, October 15, 2015.

Guest Lecturer, “Creating a Successful E-Portfolio.” English 1102, Dolores Cox, Clayton State University, September 21, 2015.

Presenter, “Transitioning from High School to College Writing.” Communities in Schools of Georgia, Clayton State University, June 11, 2014.

Participant, Roundtable Discussion, Humanities/English, “Engaging Students through Undergraduate Research: A Panel Discussion.” Faculty Development Day: Strategies for Active Learning, Clayton State University, Sept. 6, 2011.

Presenter, “’But this Isn’t an English Class!’: Writing Matters.” Faculty Development Day: Strategies for Active Learning, Clayton State University, Sept. 6, 2011.

First-Year Writing Faculty Orientation, Aug. 9, 2011.

“Who Said?: Citations in College Writing.” With Susan Rashid Horn and Andre Clanton. StartSmart Conference for Incoming Freshmen. Aug. 13, 2010.

Invited Speaker. “99 Problems but Plagiarism Isn’t One.” With Susan Rashid Horn (Writers’ Studio Director) and Andre Clanton (Assistant Director, Student Conduct), for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority event. Sept. 2, 2009.

 "Writing Matters: Succeeding in First-Year Writing.” With Susan Rashid Horn. StartSmart Conference for Incoming Freshmen. Aug. 14, 2009.

 “Meet and Greet Orientation for FYW Faculty.” Department of English. Aug. 12, 2009.

 “Meet and Greet Orientation for FYW Faculty.” Department of English. Jan. 7, 2009.

 “Meet and Greet Orientation for FYW Faculty.” Department of English. Aug. 13, 2008.       

Georgia State University, Department of English

 “Lower Division Policy on Plagiarism.”  GTA workshop, Aug. 15, 2007.

“Teaching Portfolios and Philosophies” (with Marti Singer). GTA workshop, Jan. 19, 2007.

 Invited Speaker. “Rhetorical Criticism.” Eng. 8125, Writing and Research Methodology, Nov. 16, 2006.

 Invited Speaker. “Teaching FYW at GSU.” Eng. 8195, Composition Pedagogy, Oct. 23, 2006.

 “Writing Assignments for FYW.” Teaching seminar, Aug. 17, 2006.

 “Mentoring in Professional Development Communities.” Presentation, Aug. 16, 2006.

 “Rhetorical Reading Strategies.” Teaching seminar, Aug. 18, 2005.

 “Strategies for Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism.” Teaching seminar, Aug. 17, 2005.

 “Teaching Writing from Sources.” Teaching seminars, May 26, 2004 and Aug. 19, 2004.

 “Teaching the Regents’ Writing Course” (with Marti Singer). Teaching workshop, Aug. 18, 2004.

 “Integrating Assignments and Learning Outcomes in First-Year Writing.” Teaching workshop, Aug. 18, 2004.

 “Writing Assignments for First-Year Writing.” Teaching seminar, Mar. 30, 2004.

 “Effective Class Discussion.” Teaching workshop, Feb. 12, 2004.

 “Preparing a Teaching Portfolio.” Workshop leader, Jan. 23, 2004 and Dec. 4, 2003.

 “Plagiarism and Strategies for Writing from Sources.” Teaching seminar, Nov. 5,2003. 

 “Professionalizing the Teaching Portfolio.” Teaching seminar, Sept. 26, 2003.

 “Assignments for First Year Writing.” Teaching seminar, Sept. 22, 2003.

 “Teaching the Regents’ Writing Test.” Teaching seminar, April 24, 2003.    

 “Assessing and Responding to Student Writing.” Teaching seminar, April 1, 2003.

 “Strategies for Teaching Writing from Sources.” Teaching seminar, Feb. 17, 2003.

 “Assignment Design for 1102.” Teaching seminar, Jan. 8, 2003.

 Invited Speaker. “Writing Assignment Design.” Eng. 8180, Composition Theory, May 20, 2002.

 “Professionalizing the Teaching Portfolio.” Teaching seminar, Nov. 8, 2002.

 Invited Speaker. “Sequencing Writing Assignments.” Eng. 8180, Composition Theory, May 24, 2001.


“Sequencing Assignments in English 1101.” Teaching seminar, Mar. 28, 2001.

 
 
 

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