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CWE Accomplishments

This page contains a list of accomplishments and awards that the Center for Writing Excellence has received. Accolades were earned by the CWE as a whole and individually by our administrators, consultants and staff members in the form of grants, educational achievements, publications and editorial achievements. Over the past year, we have also taken great pride in presenting our research at conferences and participating in campus and community outreach programs.

Click on the following categories to learn more about our accomplishments:

Grants and Awards

  • College Reading and Learning Association Certification, Levels I, II, and III
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication Writing Program of Excellence Award
  • Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement, $32,160

Staff

DeJesus, Amarillis. (2013). Outstanding Student Employee Award. Montclair State University Career Services and Cooperative Education.

Stark, Leah. (2013). Outstanding Student Employee Award. Montclair State University Career Services and Cooperative Education.

Zapoli, Catherine. (2014). Outstanding Student Employee Award. Montclair State University Career Services and Cooperative Education.

Conference Presentations

Selected Presentations

Candio Sekel, Julianne. (2013, April). The best practices for teaching writing to postsecondary students with acquired brain injuries. The 7th Annual Student Research Symposium. Montclair State University.

Grant, Lenny. (2014, May). Dialogic possibilities of fMRI. The Visual Image and the Future of the Medical Humanities. Symposium conducted at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

Grant, Lenny and Alicia Remolde. (2014, February). Narratives of reconciliation and surprise: Connecting senior citizens with the university through a community writing project. The Narrative Bridge: Connecting through the Health Humanities Conference. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Knight, Melinda. (2013, July). The intersection of professional management education and language for special purposes. 19th Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes. University of Vienna, Austria.

—. (2013, October). BCQ becomes BPCQ: A four-part riff on business communication pedagogy. ABC International Convention. New Orleans, LA.

—. (2014, March). Publishing trends in business communication: A research agenda for the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).” The Ins and Outs of Professional Discourse Research. Symposium conducted at Università degli Studidi Modenae Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

—. (2014, March). (Chair). Reimagining composition: Using chat, tweets, and assistive technology to enhance student writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN.

Lockhart, Heather. (2014, May). In plain English: Applying the plain language movement to academia. The 8th Annual Student Research Symposium. Montclair State University.

Lugo, Gloria. (2014, May). Historicizing racial nativism in the works of Willa Cather: 1913-19. The 8th Annual Student Research Symposium. Montclair State University.

—. (2014, March). Training, theory, and practice of SRTOL in writing centers. Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference. Bryant University, Smithfield, RI.

Papaioannou, Nicole. (2014, June). Where the ocean meets the sea: Explorations of student writing that travels across and beyond the curriculum. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Remolde, Alicia. (2014, March). Bridges, not towers: Writing center and community literacy programs. Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference. Bryant University, Smithfield, RI.

Wittenburg, Nikki, Julie Candio Sekel, and Janet Dengel, (2014, March). Reimagining composition: Using chat, tweets, and assistive technology to enhance student writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN.

Invited Presentations

Grant, Lenny. (September 2013). Medical publication planning. English Career Connections Undergraduate Conference, Virginia Tech.

—. (2014, January). Visualizing post-traumatic stress disorder. South Atlantic Graduate Humanities Fellows Meeting, Roanoke Higher Education Center.

Knight, Melinda. (2013, September). Editors’ roundtable. SIGDOC annual conference, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

—. (2014, April). Global MBA programs and professional communication: Issues and trends. Plenary for annual invitation-only conference, entitled “Professional Communication: Insights, Ideas, and Integrations.” Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

—. (2013, October). Meet the editors. Council of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, annual conference, University of Cincinnati.

Publications

Knight, Melinda. (2013, September). Editorial: A picture speaks a thousand words. Business Communication Quarterly76(3), 271-272.

—. (2013, December) Editorial: Usability and business communication. BCQ,76(4), 395-396.

—. (2014, March) Editorial: A new name: BCQ becomes BPCQBPCQ,77(1), 5-6.

—. (2014, June) Editorial: It’s all about the students. BPCQ,77(2), 127-128.

Knight, Melinda, (with Emily Issacs). (2014). A bird’s eye view of writing centers: Institutional infrastructure, scope and programmatic issues, reported practices. WPA: Writing Program Administration, 37(1), 36-67.

IRB-Approved Research

Candio Sekel, Julianne. (2014). Speaking with a new voice: A writing community for laryngectomees. Montclair State University.

Campus Outreach

Community Outreach