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Patricia.Boyd@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
English
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Mail Code: 0302

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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Bio

Patricia Boyd is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. She teaches undergraduate courses in writing, as well as graduate seminars in Composition Theory and Compostion and Feminism. Her work has appeared  in national journals like Computers and Composition, College EnglishComposition Forum, Peer ReviewWorks and Days and international journals like JELLiC and O1E3Media. When she's not engaged in teaching or research, she loves spending time hiking and with her dogs and husband.  

Research Interests

  • Using blogs and other social media in business writing classes and graduate composition courses
  • Current representations of women in online fourms (particularly online book discussions and weight loss/diet blogs)
  • Cultural representations of bipolar disorder (particularly in movies like Silver Lining Playbook and television ads)
  • Gendered representations of coercion and consent in 50 Shades of Grey 

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 552 Composition Studies

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 552 Composition Studies

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 552 Composition Studies

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 552 Composition Studies

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 652 Advanced Composition Studies

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
ENG 302 Business Writing

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Winter 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
ENG 652 Advanced Composition Studies

Summer 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for Professions
ENG 302 Business Writing

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Patricia Boyd. "Pulling the Difference.". Kairos (2009).

  2. Patricia Boyd. "Analyzing Students’ Perceptions of their Learning in Online and Hybrid First-Year Composition Courses. Computers and Composition (2008).

  3. Patricia Webb. Reconceptualizing Research in Computers and Composition. Computers and Composition (2006).

  4. Patricia Webb, Kirsti Cole, Thomas Skeen. Building Bridges between Communities and Universities: Social Projects in Graduate Courses. College English (2006).

  5. Patricia Webb, Zachary Waggoner. Re-membering Our Spirit in a Technological Age: A Study of www.oprah.com. Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (an NCTE Assembly) (2005).

  6. Book chapter: Webb, Patricia Rose (Author) . Changing Praxis/Changing Students: Online Graduate Education. Culture Shock and the Practice of the Profession. Hampton Press (2005).

  7. Edited book: Webb, Patricia Rose. Changing Praxis/Changing Students: Online Graduate Education. Hampton (2004).

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  9. Patricia Webb. Technologies of Difference: Reading the Virtual Age through Sexual (In)Difference. Computers and Composition (2003).

  10. Patricia Webb. Writing and Publishing in the Boundaries: Academic Writing in/through the Virtual Age. Writing Instructor (2002).

  11. Patricia Webb, Cheryl Greene, Teryl Sands-Herz, Zachary Waggoner. Who Wrote This Course? Professors and Graduate Students as Co-Conspirators. Kairos (2002).

  12. Patricia Webb. The Debateabout ONline Learning: Key Issues for Writing Teachers. Computers and Composition (2001).

  13. Patricia Webb. Whose Stories? Whose Realities? The Materiality of Narratives in the Electronic Writing Classroom. Works and Days (2000).

  14. Patricia Webb. Collaboration On-line: Lessons from Writing Composition. Peer Review (1999).

  15. Patricia Webb. Telling Stories in/out of class: Writing Narratives about Writing. Composition Forum (1999).

  16. Edited book: Webb, Patricia Rose. Changing Writing/Changing Writers: The World Wide Web and Collaborative Inquiry in the Classroom. NCTE (1999).

  17. Patricia Webb. Narratives of Self in Networked Communications. Computers and Composition (1997).

  18. Book chapter: Patricia Boyd. "Twenty-First Century Lore: Discursive Ecologies as Practice of Inquiry.". Revisiting Making Knowledge in Composition: Perspectives on an Evolving Field.. Utah State Press

  19. Book chapter: Patricia Webb. "’The 21st Century to Meet and Socialize’: Discursive Constructions of Black Heterosexual Male Identities in Online Personal Ads. Racing Desire. University of Virgina Press

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Presentations

  1. Webb, Patricia Responding to Student Writing. Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. (Oct 2006).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Boyd,Patricia Rose * . Assessing and Evaluating Learning Outcomes in Traditional, Hybrid, and Online First Year Composition Courses. AZ BOARD OF REGENTS (1/1/2004 - 6/30/2005).

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Service

  1. CLAS Curriculum Commitee, Chair (2009 - present)
  2. Rhetoric/Composition Ph.D. Admissions Committee, Member (2003 - present)
  3. Department Grants Committee, member (2005 - 2007)
  4. Personnel Committee of English Department, Elected Member (2005 - 2007)
  5. Masters in Rhetoric/Composition Admission Committee, member (2003 - 2007)
  6. Ph.D in Rhetoric/Composition Admissions Committee, Member (2003 - 2007)
  7. Department Grants Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  8. Academic senate, Faculty Senator (2001 - 2005)
  9. CLAS, Senator-At-Large (2001 - 2005)
  10. Master's Program in Rhetoric and Composition, Interim Chair (2005)
  11. Rhetoric/Composition Lecturer Search, member (2005)
  12. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate, Presiding Officer (2003 - 2005)
  13. Palo Verde Middle School, Phoenix, AZ, Reading Tutor (2004)
  14. CLAS Standards Committee, Member (ended 2003)
  15. Computer-Mediated Composition Committee, member (ended 2003)
  16. Computers and Composition, Editorial Board Member (ended 2003)
  17. Curriculum Review Committee, member (ended 2003)
  18. Fresh Start Women's Resource Center, Writing tutor (ended 2003)
  19. Kairos, Editorial Board Member (ended 2003)
  20. Literacy Volunteers, Board Member (ended 2003)
  21. Web Development Committee, Member (ended 2003)

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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