R. Nichole Rougeau-Vanderford
University of Texas-Permian Basin
Odessa, TX 79762
Ph.D., British and Children’s Literature, Louisiana State University, May 2005.
M.A., English, University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette), 1999.
B.A., English (minor French), University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette), 1997.
Online Teaching Certification-Level 1, University of Texas-Permian Basin, December 2011.
CPE, 2 credits, VOLumes Virtual Online Learning Conference, 2013
Quality Matters Training, 2016
Alice’s Shadow: Childhood and Agency in Lewis Carroll’s Photography, Illustrations, and Alice Texts. Jim Borck (deceased), Chair; Becky Crump, Sarah Liggett, and Teresa Buchanan, Committee. Successfully defended March 16, 2005.
Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan(UTPB): April 2011-present
British Literature, including the eighteenth century, the long nineteenth century, women’s poetry, and children’s literature; theories on identity, narrative, agency, childhood, and early childhood education; multicultural approaches in the composition classroom; teaching students with disabilities; cross disciplinary writing; technology in the classroom; distance learning.
Teaching Experience: Instructor of Record:
University of Texas of the Permian Basin: 2006-present (Senior English Lecturer)
English 0399: Fundamentals of Composition
English 1301: Composition I (Online sections; dual enrollment; Early College HS)
English 1302: Composition II (Online sections; dual enrollment; Early College HS)
English 2322: British Literature to 1800 (Online sections; dual enrollment; ECHS)
English 2323: British Literature since 1800 (Online sections; dual enrollment)
English 3336: Global Literature (Web enhanced)
English 3341: Creative Writing (Hybrid)
English 3371: The English Language (Web enhanced)
English 3372: English Grammar (Web enhanced)
English 3389: World Literature to 1600 (Web enhanced)
English 3389: Children’s Poetry (Web enhanced)
English 3389: YA Dystopian Literature (Web enhanced)
English 4389: The Literary Fairytale (Web enhanced)
English 6359: History of Children’s Literature (Online and Web enhanced)
English 6359: Studies in Fairytales (Online sections)
University of Tennessee: 2005-2006 (Lecturer)
English 102: Inquiring into Literature (Web enhanced)
English 201: British Literature I (Web enhanced)
English 202: British Literature II (Web enhanced)
Louisiana State University: 1999-2005 (Graduate Teaching Associate)
English 1002: Argument (Web enhanced)
English 1001:Composition and Rhetoric
English 2025: Fiction
English 2027: Poetry
South Louisiana Community College: Summer 2003 (Lecturer)
WKEY 71: Workplace Literacy.
University of Southwestern Louisiana: 1997-1999(Graduate Teaching Assistant)
English 090: Developmental English
English 101:Composition and Argument
Additional Teaching Experience:
Tutor: Writing Center at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Spring 2007. Assisted
students in the revision of writing assignments for all courses at UTPB. Also assisted the community at large with questions concerning grammar and semantics.
Guest Lecturer. “The Writing Process,” for Terry Buchanan’s EDCI 1001: Introduction to
College Study. Louisiana State University, Summer 2004. Led discussion on cross disciplinary strategies for essay composition.
Guest Lecturer. “William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience” for Sharon Weltman’s ENGL 3022: Survey of British Literature II. Louisiana State University, Spring 2002.
Led discussions in a junior and senior seminar on Blake’s engraving methods for Songs of Innocence and Experience and examined in depth the companion poems “The Lamb” and “The Tiger.”
Guest Lecturer. “Children in Victorian Poetry” for Jim Borck’s ENGL 3022: Survey of British
Literature II. Louisiana State University, Fall 2001. Led discussions in a junior and senior seminar on the image of childhood and reform in Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Cry of the Children.”
Guest Lecturer. “The Dramatic Monologues of Robert Browning” for Jim Borck’s ENGL 3022:
Survey of British Literature II. Louisiana State University, Fall 2001. Led discussions in a junior and senior seminar on Robert Browning and his dramatic monologues focusing on the role of the speaker and audience in “My Last Duchess” and “The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed’s Church.”
Grader. Jim Borck’s English 3022: Survey of British Literature II. Louisiana State University,
Summer and Fall 2001. Assisted the major professor in created innovative essay topics. Graded all assignments and exams. Met with students to discuss course materials. Maintained class records.
Tutor. Writing Center at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998-1999. Assisted
students in the revision of essays for all levels of College English, specializing in tutoring hearing impaired students. Ran seminars for tutoring students with disabilities.
Publications and Conferences:
“Introduction to Guidelines for Composing.” Readings about Writing. Ed. Kristen Figgens.
Odessa: UTPB Press, 2015. 53.
“Introduction to ‘What is Inkshedding.’” Readings about Writing. Ed. Kristen Figgens. Odessa:
UTPB Press, 2015. 85.
“Introduction to ‘Two Voices in a Crucial Debate.’” Readings about Writing. Ed. Kristen
Figgens. Odessa: UTPB Press, 2015. 95-6.
“Introduction to ‘NCTE Guidelines for Journals in School Settings.’” Readings about Writing.
Ed. Kristen Figgens. Odessa: UTPB Press, 2015. 117-8.
“Negotiating Politics: Identifying Factions in the Online Dual Credit Composition Classroom.”
9th Annual Innovations in Online Learning. May 2014.
“Maria Tatar’s Enchanted Hunter” Book Review. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.
35.2 (2010): 219-21.
“The Three Lives of Bella Swan: Persuading Feminism in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga.”
36th Annual International Conference of the Children’s Literature Association. “The Best
of Threes.” June 2009.
“Colonizing Childhood: Lewis Carroll and the Native Child Photographic Subject.” 34th Annual
International Conference of the Children’s Literature Association. “Anniversaries, Histories, and Colonialisms.” June 2007.
Moderator, “A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring.” International
Writing Center Association. April 2007.
Moderator, “Impure Masculinities II.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference.
“Impurities.” April 2005.
Moderator, “Hyphenated Identities.” LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference: “Exile, Segregation,
and the Language of Politics and Identity.” February 2004.
“Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There: the Dream as Vehicle for
Unconscious Crisis Exploration.” LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference: “Memory in Literature and Popular Culture.” February 2003.
“Voices of Reform in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘Cry of the Children.’” LSU EGSA Mardi
Gras Conference: “Disunified States.” February 2002.
“Young Women, Religion, and War” Civil War Book Review. Fall 2001: 30.
“The Diary of Anne Frank” study guide for the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana.
“Judy Carmichael and Jazz music” study guide for the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana.
$16,000 SAVE – Composition I and II ebooks awarded 2015
$8,000 SAVE—British Literature I ereader awarded 2016
SACS 5th Year Review Committee(UTPB) 2014-present
CIL Committee (UTPB) 2014-present
Composition Committee Chair (UTPB) 2014-present
CAS Dean Search Committee member (UTPB) 2014-2015
Provost Search Committee member (UTPB) 2013-2014
GEOC – Co-Chair of subcommittee on Critical Thinking Spring 2013
Director of QEP (UTPB) April 2011-present
Sigma Tau Delta Chapter Alpha Alpha Iota Sponsor (UTPB) Fall 2009-present
Coordinator of English Dual Enrollment courses (UTPB) Fall 2010-present
Texas Virtual School Network Certification Committee (UTPB) Summer 2010-present
English Composition Study Committee (UTPB) Summer 2009
The Mesa Journal Advisor (UTPB) 2007-2011
NCATE English Certification Committee (UTPB) Summer 2007
House of Falcon English Tutor (UTPB) Spring 2007
Graduate Teaching Assistant Mentor (UTK) Spring 2006
Embodied Literacy Project (UTK) Spring 2006
Assistant to the President of the College of Arts
and Sciences’ Faculty Senate (LSU) 2004-2005
Committee Member, EGSA Mardi Gras Conference 2002, 2004
New Delta Review judge 2000
Emily Toth Award judge (LSU) 2000
Member, English Graduate Student Association (LSU) 2000-2004
Co-chair, EGSA pedagogy committee (LSU) 2000-2
Member, Children’s Literature Association 2000-present
Member, Modern Language Association 2001-present
Member, Lewis Carroll Society 2004
Co-chair English Level I Grading Committee,
Louisiana High School State Rally 2000, 2003, 2005
Vice President, Sigma Tau Delta (USL) 1998-1999
Deep South Poetry Judge 1998
Best Freshman Essay Judge (USL) 1997-1998
Docent at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana 1997 - 1999
English tutor for hearing impaired students 1997-1999
Administrative Assistant to the Academic Coordinator
for Athletics; included mentoring and tutoring
student athletes, tracking academic excellence, and
preparing semester academic eligibility summaries
for athletics. (USL) 1995-1997
Academic Honors and Awards:
College of Arts and Sciences Nominee –
UT System Teaching Award Spring 2011
Nominee Tennessee Alumni Teaching Award Fall 2005
LSU Post Doctoral Fellowship (declined) Awarded May 2005
Delta Zeta Favorite Professor awarded Fall 2002
PhD associateship (Louisiana State University) awarded August 2000
PhD assistantship (Louisiana State University) awarded August 1999
Robert and Bernice Webb’s Teaching Award awarded May 1999
MA assistantship (University of Southwestern LA) awarded January 1998
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society 1996-1999
Louisiana Honor’s Scholarship awarded 1993
Sister Agnes Fitzsimmon’s Scholarship awarded 1993
French: speaking, writing, and reading knowledge.
German: some reading knowledge.
American and English Sign Language: signing and interpreting knowledge; ASL involves
conveying a general concept while ESL signs every word exactly as one would find it in a written context.
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English Department Dissertation Committee Member
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last updated 11/2015