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English|Department of

Meg Van Baalen-Wood

Associate Lecturer for the Department of English
ECTL Faculty Associate
 
M.A., University of Wyoming
B.A., University of Wyoming
 
megw@uwyo.edu
307-766-6452
Hoyt 426

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

Refereed Journal Articles:

Heaney, April, Knievel, Michael, and Meg Van Baalen-Wood, “Breaking the Rules: Teaching Grammar ‘Wrong’ for the Right Results in Technical Communication Consulting,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, March 2010, pp. 58-68.

Van Baalen-Wood, Meg. “Re-envisioning Communication in the Online Classroom.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2006, pp. 255-259.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles/Essays/Poetry (print):

Van Baalen-Wood, Meg, “Beyond Circumcision,” Wyoming Fence Lines: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Wyoming Humanities Council, Ed. David Romtvedt. September 2007, pp. 223-229.    

Van Baalen-Wood, Meg, “Harbingers of Spring,” Owen Wister Review 2007. Ed. Ken Steinken, Laramie, WY: UW Student Publications, 2007, pp 93-94.

Van Baalen-Wood, Meg, “On Agency,” Guilty as Charged, Ed. Dagny McKinley, Nicholas B. Morris, Jennifer Rogers, and Sarah Tavis, Boulder, CO: Naropa Press, 2006, 36-37

Wroe, Nels and Meg Wood, “Computer-Assisted Screening,” GAMA International, September/October 1998, pp 39-41.

Wood, Meg, “Beyond the Nutcracker Suite,” Vista, November/December 1997, pp 18-19.   

Non-Refereed Articles/Essays/Poetry (electronic):

Wood, Meg, “The More Things Change . . . Technology Helps Lusk Retain Small-Town Lifestyle,” HighTechWyoming.com, February 2000.

Wood, Meg, “Bragging Rights,” HighTechWyoming.com, January 2000.

Wood, Meg, “Handel IT: Reforming Data Processing in Wyoming Courthouses,” HighTechWyoming.com, December 1999.

Wood, Meg, “IDES Molds the Future of Plastics,” HighTechWyoming.com, November 1999.   

Refereed Chapters in Books:

Van Baalen-Wood, Meg. “Re-envisioning Communication in the Online Classroom.” Sound Instruction, Ed. Ben Varner (publication pending)

Van Baalen-Wood, Meg, “Pinpointing Style: A Systematic Analysis of Select Features in a Standard Technical Writing Assignment,” In Talking about Style: Essays on Speaking Articulately about the Workings of Texts, Ed. Elizabeth Hodges and Dona Hickey, (publication pending). 

PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITS, PRODUCTIONS:

Juried Performances/Exhibits/Productions:

2007    The Body Through Which The Dream Flows, (research and script author), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

Non-Juried Performances/Exhibits/Productions:

2008    “Tre Fiati,” ReVisioning the (W)hole II: Curious Intersections, Laramie, WY (Neil Leonard, Meg Van Baalen-Wood, Margaret Wilson, presenters)

2007    “Harbingers of Spring,” (author reading), Owen Wister Review 2007, Publication Celebration, April 20, Second Story Bookstore, Laramie, WY.

2006    “Curls,” Shorts By Skirts: A Multimedia Cabaret of Original Work by Female Artists, (Rebecca Diamond, performer; Meg Van Baalen-Wood, author), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

“Like a Sylph,” Shorts By Skirts: A Multimedia Cabaret of Original Work by Female Artists, (Joelle Weber, performer; Meg Van Baalen-Wood, author), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.   

Clinics/Adjudications/Workshops:

2009    Faces of Addiction Film Series, (Jane Warren, co-moderator), Eppson Center for Seniors, Laramie, WY.

2007    Creative Inscription: An Experiential Writing Workshop for Junior High Students, (Harvey Hix, co-presenter), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

PAPERS PRESENTED/SYMPOSIA/INVITED LECTURES/PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS:

2011    “Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY (Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Samantha Besler, presenters)

    “Introduction to eCompanion,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY (Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Samantha Besler, presenters)

    “Introduction to WyoSakai,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY (Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Samantha Besler, presenters)

2010    English Matters: English Majors and Graduates Talk About Why English Matters to Them, Laramie, WY (organizer)

    “Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: The Challenge of Change in a Small Technical Communication Program,” Council for Professional and Technical Programs 2010 Conference, Boise ID ( and Meg Van Baalen-Wood, presenters)

    “Classroom Technologies Workshop,” Fall ECTL Graduate Student Seminar Series, Laramie, WY

    ReVisioning the (W)hole IV: Art/Science Intersections, Laramie, WY (organizer)

    “eCompanion Gradebook Setup,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY

    “Introduction to Online Course Platforms,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY

     “Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY

    “From the Ground Up,” ECTL Technology Workshops, Laramie, WY

    Draft Revision Workshop, Laramie, WY (Writing Center workshop for JoAnna Poblete-Cross’s History 156 class)   

2009    “Who Am I?,” ReVisioning the (W)hole III, presenter/organizer, Laramie, WY (Nita Kehoe, Nicole Quackenbush, Meg Van Baalen-Wood, Jane Warren, presenters)

    “How Are Faculty Using Technology?,” Evolution: Technology in Learning Environments,” Laramie, WY (panel presentation)

    Draft Revision Workshop, Laramie, WY (Writing Center workshop for JoAnna Poblete-Cross’s History 1221 class)   

    Faces of Addiction, Wyoming Humanities Council Film Series, September – November 2009, Laramie, WY (Meg Van-Baalen Wood and Jane Warren, facilitators)

    “Is anybody Out There? Podcasting and the Distancing Effect in the Online Classroom,” Edulearn ’09, Barcelona, Spain (virtual paper presentation)

    “Narrowing the Gap? Using Podcasting and Vodcasting in Distance and Blended Courses,” WyDec 2009: Suring the Global Wave of Distance Education (Steve Thulin and Meg Van Baalen-Wood, presenters)

    “Perspectives and Perception Across the Disciplines,” Teaching Creativity: What the Academy Can Learn from Entrepreneurs, Artists, and Inventors, organizer, Laramie, WY (Meg Flanigan, Ken Gerow, Meg Van Baalen-Wood, Margaret Wilson, presenters)

2008    “The Body Through Which the Dream Flows (Revisited),” 25th Annual Conference of the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies, Chestnut Hill, PA (Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Margaret Wilson, invited presenters)

2007    “Offering a Contextual Approach to Writing Workshops in the Workplace,” 2007 Rocky Mountain MLA Conference, (nominated for Valuable Presentation) Calgary, Alberta (April Heaney, Michael Knievel, Meg Van Baalen-Wood, presenters)

    “The Body Through Which the Dream Flows,” 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Margaret Wilson, invited presenters)

    “The Body Through Which the Dream Flows: The Creative Collaborative Process, Inside and Out,” Panel Discussion, American Heritage Center, Laramie, WY (Meg Van Baalen-Wood, Margaret Wilson, Patricia Colberg, and Jennifer Deckert, presenters)

    “The Body Through Which the Dream Flows,” Women’s Action Network, Laramie, WY (Meg Van Baalen-Wood and Margaret Wilson, presenters)

2004    “Using Technology in the Classroom,” Panel Discussion, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

    “Building a Collaborative Community in the Online Classroom,” Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDec) Spring 2004 Conference, University of Wyoming and Wyoming Community Colleges, Cheyenne, WY

2003    “Syntax, Structure, and Lexis: What Superficial Language Structures Say About Writing,” 2003 Graduate Student Symposium, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

2002    “Mutable Women: Engendering the Masculine, the Feminine, and the Monstrous,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Workshops/Conferences Attended:

2010    Council for Professional and Technical Programs 2010 Conference, Boise ID

    "Digital Knowledge and the 21st-Century Workplace: Emerging Research for English Studies," Michael Salvo (presenter), LL Smith Speaker Series, Laramie, WY

    2010 Annual Sakai Conference, Denver CO

    StrengthsQuest Educator Seminar, Laramie, WY

2009    “The Development of Writing and the Cultures of Composing: How Students Carry Forward What They Learn,” Kathleen Blake Yancey (presenter), Department of English MA Speaker Series, Laramie, WY

    “Taking Instructions High Tech,” Pearson English Team Webinar, (Laura Gurak, presenter)

    ReVisioning the (W)hole III, Laramie, WY

    “Evolution: Technology in Learning Environments,” Laramie, WY

    WyDec 2009: Surfing the Global Wave of Distance Education, Casper, WY

Teaching Creativity: What the Academy Can Learn from Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Artists, Laramie, WY

2008    Outcomes of Civic Engagement, student panel, ECTL Fall Forum, Laramie, WY

    Teaching Students Critical Reading, April Heaney (presenter) ECTL Fall Forum, Laramie, WY

    25th Annual Conference of the International Society for Hildegard von Bingen Studies, Chestnut Hill, PA

2007    Using Peer Review Effectively, April Heaney (presenter), LeaRN Faculty Workshop, Laramie, WY

    Rocky Mountain MLA Conference, Calgary, Alberta

    42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

    English 4050: Writers’ Workshop – Writing Women’s Lives, Spring 2007, Vicki Lindner (professor), Laramie, WY

2006    Faculty Options for Student E-portfolios and Websites, Instructional Computing Workshop, Robin Hill (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Critical Edge/Dialectics/A Poetics of Prose, Naropa Summer Writing Program, Boulder, CO

    Outcomes-based Design for Online Programs, Satellite Teleconference, Laramie, WY

2005    Fall 2005 Outreach Faculty Forum, Satellite Teleconference, Dennis Dreher, Chris Primus, and Jamie Kearley (presenters), Laramie, WY

    2005 Major Gradebook Enhancements WebEx Session, Satellite Teleconference, Laramie, WY

    8th Annual Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, & Technology Conference, Boulder, CO

    Pedagogy 201 for Distance Learning Faculty: Enhancing Interactivity, Satellite Teleconference, Laramie, WY

    ePortfolios: Uses for Faculty, Students, and Communities, Fall Assessment Forum, Paul Wasko (presenter), Laramie, WY

    The New New Literacy Studies: Video Games and Learning, James Paul Gee (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Pedagogy 102 for Distance Learning Faculty, Satellite Teleconference, Laramie, WY

    Keeping 'Em Once You've Got 'Em II: Promoting Student Engagement and Persistence, Satellite Teleconference, Laramie, WY

    Developing High-Quality Question-Asking Strategies, ECTL New Faculty and Lecturer Workshop, Audrey Kleinsasser (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Redefining Writing, TLT Group Webcast, Andrea Lunsford and Patricia O’Connor (presenters), Laramie, WY

    Robust Grading Myths, ECTL New Faculty and Lecturer Workshop, Audrey Kleinsasser (presenter), Laramie, WY

2004    Taking Stock of the Semester, ECTL New Faculty and Lecturer Workshop, Audrey Kleinsasser (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Increasing Student Engagement in Learning, ECTL New Faculty and Lecturer Workshop, Audrey Kleinsasser (presenter), Laramie, WY

    English 4050-03: Advanced Writers’ Workshop – Crime Fiction and the West, CJ Box (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Digital Dialogues: Public Deliberation in Online Discussion Forums, Heidi McKee (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Literacies for Encountering the Unfamiliar, ECTL Workshop, Rod Garnett and April Heaney (presenters), Laramie, WY

    Maintaining High Expectations, ECTL New Faculty and Lecturer Workshop, Audrey Kleinsasser (presenter), Laramie, WY

    Using Student Internships for Teaching, ECTL Panel Discussion, Laramie, WY

2003    Developing Online Classes, eCollege Online Certification Course

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2011    Hollon Family Award for Teaching Excellence in Off-Campus Programs, Laramie WY

2002/2003    Graduate Teaching Assistantship, UW Department of English

2002    Paul Stock Scholarship

1983    Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Society

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