Kathy E. Devecka, College of Arts & Sciences
Kathy’s doctoral work at the University of Michigan was a dual emphasis: acting/directing and theatre history/dramatic criticism/theory. She has two master’s degrees: U of M in Theatre and the University of Pittsburgh in English. Kathy has taught composition, speech, theatre, and voice. As a Faculty Associate for OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, she offered workshops in diction, coached graduate students and faculty, and created participatory plays for education. Her areas of interest are performance/theatre as a tool for social change, first-person living history and historical plays (period sources and history interwoven with narration, music and song).
Don Dudding, College of Arts and Sciences
Don completed his PhD in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition in 2009. He is co-director of Ohio University’s Appalachian Writing Project. He recently retired from teaching high school English and Language Arts after 30 years in the classroom. Don has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and BS in Journalism. His interests include writing and performing folk music, and he publishes a daily cartoon at www.pencilzania.com.
Craig A. Meyer, College of Arts & Sciences
Craig earned his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from OU in 2013, and he has two master’s degrees: one in Creative Nonfiction and one in Rhetoric and Composition. Aside from serving as Humanities tutor and Associate Coordinator of the GWRC, he is also one of only three Post-Doctoral Fellows in the English Department at OU. He has taught for the last eight years in composition, academic writing, business and technical writing, and creative writing. His research focuses on disability rhetoric, classical rhetoric and applying it in modern settings, and various other rhetorical applications of discourse.
Moira Ragan, Patton College of Education
Moira Ragan is a doctoral student in Educational Research and Evaluation (EDRE) in the Patton College of Education. Moira’s research interests are in developing psychometrically sound bullying measures and programs that moderate bullying behaviors. She also teaches research methods and tutors graduate students in statistics and research design.
Bob West, Patton College of Education
Bob West is a doctoral student in Instructional Technology in the Patton College of Education. A retired public school teacher, Bob has extensive experience in elementary, post secondary, and adult education with an emphasis on implementing technology into classrooms. Bob is planning a dissertation on Teacher Self-Efficacy that uses mixed methods.