Allison Ellsworth

240S Santa Catalina Polytechnic
Mesa
Instructor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Instructor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780

Student Information

Graduate Student
Leadership and Innovation
MaryLouFulton Teachers College

Biography

Allison Ellsworth is a First-Year Composition instructor with the Interdiscipliary Humanities and Communication faculty group in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus.  She is also the First-Year Composition Coordinator.  Since 2013, she has also taught courses on organizational leadership and liberal studies with the faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies also in CISA.

Dr. Ellsworth completed her EdD in Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.  Her dissertation research focused on teaching First-Year Composition courses to engineering undergraduates using embodied learning methods and differentiated active learning activities. She is continuing that reseach in her classroom teaching at ASU as an action researcher. As the leader of the composition program at the Polytechnic Campus, Dr. Ellsworth is examining ways to effectively share and implement DEISJ principles and practices in the classroom.

Dr. Ellsworth is also a community volunteer in central Mesa.  She enjoys gardening and academic writing, and she is always looking forward to learning new things.

Education

  • EdD Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University 
  • M.A. Compartive Literature, Brigham Young University 
  • B.A. English, Colorado College 

Research Interests

  • First-Year Composition and engineering students
  • Embodied cognition in composition instruction
  • ICAP Hypothesis in composition instruction
  • Cognitive approaches to composition instruction
  • DEISJ initiatives in composition programs and pedagogy

 

Research Activity

  • Ongoing acton research focusing on teaching engineering students in First-Year Composition using activities based on principles of embodied cognition and the ICAP hypothesis. 

Courses

Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
WAC 101 Intro to Academic Writing
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
BIS 360 Organizational Contexts
BIS 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
BIS 401 Applied Interdisc Studies