Elizabeth C. Homan
email@example.com • @lizhoman • www.liz-homan.com
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: 2010-2014
PhD, English and Education
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: 2007-2009
Master of Science, Curriculum & Instruction
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL: 2003-2007
Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts, English + Minor in Secondary Education
Research and Teaching Interests
digital literacy • online writing • english education • digital composition • composition studies • secondary education • literacy studies • new media • multimodality • teacher identity • socioculturalism • qualitative methods • social network analysis • complementary methods • teacher professional development
Administrator of Educational Technology Integration, Waltham Public Schools: August 2015-Present
Design of digital integration professional development for K-12 educators in Waltham Public Schools; oversight of technology hardware, software, and application purchasing; oversight of district-wide network infrastructure; leadership of the Department of Instructional and Information Technology.
2016-17 Projects: Launch and implementation of community communication and learning management system (ParentPlus, TeacherPlus, and StudentPlus Portals), continuation of Waltham Integration Network Project, expansion of Elementary Chromebook Initiative, continuation of 1:1 iPad initiative, evaluation of 1:1 iPad program, implementation and leadership of transition from Outlook/Microsoft to Google Apps for Education, participation and leadership of various grant-writing, curriculum assessment, and scheduling committees.
2015-16 Projects: Redesign and maintenance of district and school websites, upgrade of Student Information System, launch of Waltham Integration Network Project, design and implementation of district digital learning professional development, launch of Elementary Chromebook Initiative.
Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools: September 2014-July 2015
Design of blended professional development for K-12 teachers in the Boston Public Schools, collaboration with departments to design and facilitate blended professional development, administration and implementation of a district-wide learning management system.
Public School Teaching
English Teacher, Harrison High School, West Lafayette, IN: 2009-2010: 9th grade Honors English, 10th grade Basic English, Speech Team Head Coach
English Teacher, North White School Corporation, Monon, IN: 2007-2009 Middle School: 8th grade English and Communications, 9th grade English and Honors
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: Fall 2010-Spring 2014
English 229: Professional Writing, Winter 2014
Education 440: The Teaching of English, Fall 2012
Education 307: Practicum II and Field Experience, Winter 2012
English 225: Academic Argumentation, Fall 2011
English 125: College Writing, Fall 2010 & Winter 2011
Graduate Student Instructor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: Fall 2007-Spring 2009
English 106: Introduction to Composition, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
Curriculum and Instruction 309: Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Gifted Education Resource Institute: Summers 2008, 2009
Cooperating Teacher, Purdue University and North White/Tippecanoe School Corporations: 2007-2010
Awards and Honors
McCarthey-Dressman Foundation Teacher Development Research Grant Recipient, Fall 2015-Winter 2018
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 2014-2015 Finalist
Rackham Candidacy Research Grant Recipient: University of Michigan, Winter 2013
Rackham Humanities Dissertation Fellowship Recipient: University of Michigan, Spring/Summer 2013-Fall 2013
Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship Recipient: University of Michigan, Winter 2013
Institute for Social Research & Rackham Summer Training Award Recipient: University of Michigan, Summer 2012
Rackham Pre-Candidacy Research Grant Recipient: University of Michigan, Winter 2011
Homan, E. C. (2014). “The Shifting Spaces of Teacher Relationships: Complementary Methods in Examinations of Teachers’ Digital Practices.” Journal of technology and teacher education.
Homan, E. C. & Reed, D. (2014). “Learning From Digital Students and Teachers: Re-Imagining Writing Instruction and Assessment for the 21st Century.” In Purdy, J. P. & McClure, R. The New Digital Scholar. Medford, NJ: Information Today.
Ruggles, A. G., Homan, E. C., Parsons, C., Spooner, R. A., Uzogara, C. (2014). Textual Complexity: Supporting Student Readers. Urbana, IL: NCTE. (e-book)
Homan, E. C. (2013). “The Networked English Teacher.” CLAS Statement, 49 (2).
Williams, J., Homan, E. C., and Swofford, S. (2011). Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 3-5. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
Homan, E. (2011) Places that push and pull: Scott Russell Sanders in the Midwestern educational landscape.” Midwestern Miscellany, 39, 35-41.
Homan, E. (2009). “Tropical Secrets in the secondary English classroom:Giving voice to the marginalized stories of the Holocaust [Review of the book Tropical Secrets].” Purdue Press, 3(1), 51-54.
Research Briefs and other publications
National Council of Teachers of English (September, 2012). “Reading Instruction for All Students: An NCTE Policy Research Brief.” The Council Chronicle.
National Council of Teachers of English (March, 2012). “Evaluating English/Language Arts Teachers: An NCTE Policy Research Brief.” The Council Chronicle.
National Council of Teachers of English (November, 2011). “Communities of Practice: An NCTE Policy Research Brief.” The Council Chronicle.
National Council of Teachers of English (September, 2011). “Literacies of Disciplines: An NCTE Policy Research Brief.” The Council Chronicle.
Online Writing Positions
Author, GradHacker: Fall 2013-Present
Author, Rackham Graduate School Blog: Fall 2013-Present
Contributor and Graduate Student Fellow, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative: Fall 2013-Present
Conferences and Professional Presentations
National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA, 2016: “Developing Digital Pedagogies and Shared Practice.”
Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Marco Island, FL, 2014: “Institutions, Networks, and Spaces: How Context Mediates Student and Teacher Literacies.”
National Council of Teachers of English, Washington DC, November 2014: “Integrated and Innovative: Five Stories of Technology-Rich Instructional Partnerships.”
Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference, Illinois State University, July 2014: “Enabled vs. Integrated Digital Pedagogies in the Postsecondary Writing Classroom: A Framework for Reflective Teaching Practice in the 21st Century.”
Computers and Writing Conference, Washington State University, June 2014: “Evolutions: The History and Future of Computers and Writing and Related Fields, as told on the DRC Wiki.”
National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Mid-Winter Conference, Elmhurst College, January 2014: “Translating Teachers’ Digital Literacies into Classroom Practices.” Click here for a transcript of my talk.
National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, November 2013: “Writing Remixed: Multimodal Compositions in the ELA Classroom.”
Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Frostburg State University, MD, June 2013: “Remixing Methods: Diversifying Approaches to Examining (New) Technologies in the Classroom.”
National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, November 2012: “Authoring Identities: Teacher Narratives in the Digital Age”
Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, April 2012: “Re-visioning and Re-purposing Academic Writing for Hypertext in the First-Year College Composition Classroom”
National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, November 2011: “Teachers Speaking Up and Out: A Case Study of One Teacher’s Online Activism”
National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, November 2011: “Reflecting on Teacher Identity in Online Spaces” Conference on English Education, New York, June 2011: “Teaching Educators in a Time of Common Core Standards”
Computers and Writing Convention, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2011: “Writing Teacher Identities: Teachers’ Authoring of their Professional and Personal Selves in Online Writing Environments”
National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 2010: “Social In-justice in the Classroom: How Teachers Tackle Unfair School Structures in the Pursuit of Social Justice”
National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2009:“The Power of Students Who Speak: Two Young Adult Novels in the Project-Based High School Literature Classroom”
Regional and State Conferences
New England Council of Teachers of English, “Connecting, Constructing & Disrupting: Revising ELA Pedagogy for Digital Literacy Instruction, Social Problem-solving and Literacy Across the Curriculum.”
Boston Teachers’ Union Professional Learning Conference, Boston, MA, June 2015: ”Blogging in the Boston Classroom.”
Graduate Student Community Organization Graduate Student Conference, Ann Arbor, MI: March 16, 2012: “(Re)Conceptualizing Teacher Self-Efficacy and Teacher Agency: Implications for Theory and Research Practice.”
Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN: Oct. 9, 2009: “Multigenre Writing Portfolios in the Secondary Classroom: Giving Student Writing a Purpose.”
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, Michigan State University, May 7-9, 2009: “Scott Russell Sanders in Indiana’s Educational Landscape.”
Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN: Oct. 11, 2008: “Keeping Placein Mind: Relocating the Writing Curriculum in a Local Environment.”
Invited Panelist, Graduate Student Community Organization Academic Workshop: “Maintaining a Digital Presence as a Scholar.” February 28, 2013, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Guest Speaker, English 695, “Pedagogy: Theory and Practice,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: November 3rd, 2011. “Leading Productive Writing Workshops in the First-Year Composition Class”
Guest Speaker, English Department Writing Workshop, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: August 31st, 2011. “Writing Workshops in the First-Year Composition Classroom”
Guest Speaker, University of Indianapolis Pre-Service English Methods, Indianapolis, IN: Oct. 22nd, 2009.
Guest Speaker, Purdue University, EDCI 309, Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools, Sept. 21, 2009.
Guest Speaker, Purdue University, EDCI 422, Teaching English in Secondary Schools, April 20th and 22nd, 2009.
Guest Speaker, Purdue University, EDCI 434, Teaching English in the Middle School, Feb. 10, 2009.
Conference on English Education, Spring 2009-Present
National Council of Teachers of English, Spring 2009-Present
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, Spring 2009-Spring 2011
Indiana Teachers of Writing, Fall 2008-Fall 2010
Indiana State Teachers Association, Fall 2007-Fall 2010
National Education Association, Fall 2007-Fall 2010
Rackham Student Blogger, Rackham School Blog, Fall 2013-Present
Co-President, Graduate Student Community Organization, Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Academic Events Committee Member, Graduate Student Community Organization, Spring 2011-Winter 2013
Conference Reviewer, Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Computers and Writing Annual Conference 2013, June 2013
Joint Program in English and Education “Chalk and Cheese” Co-Organizer, Fall 2012-Winter 2013
Conference Organizing Volunteer, Computers and Writing Annual Conference 2011, May 2011