Adam Pacton

Lecturer (FSC)
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
0604
Lecturer (FSC)
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
0604

Student Information

Undergraduate Student
Graphic Information Technology
Ira A Fulton Engineering

Biography

Since coming to ASU in January of 2016, Adam Pacton has helped to develop and facilitate two massive open online courses (MOOCs): English 101x and English 102x. His research and teaching interests are directed at increasing global and local pathways to access in higher education via innovative, scaled teaching technologies.

Pacton is a lecturer with the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and Global Freshman Academy. He received an ASU President's Award for Innovation in 2017.  

Education

  • Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2015
  • M.A. English, Department of English, East Tennessee State University 2009
  • B.A. Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 2001

Research Interests

  • Composition Theory, Pedagogy, and Assessment
  • Writing Program Administration
  • Disability Studies
  • Online, Hybrid, and MOOC Composition
  • Multimodal Composition, Creative Nonfiction, Experimental Writing

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

• “Perusing the Parousia: A Formalist Reading of ‘The Second Coming.’” Peer English 3 (2008): 75-84. Print.

 

Other Articles and Book Chapters

• “Bringing Socrates to the Center: The Socratic Method as Functional Peer Tutoring.” Southern Discourse 12.1 (2008): 3,11. Print.

 

Creative Nonfiction

• “East.” The Great Lakes Book Project. Ed. Walter Blake Knoblock. Traverse City: Felix Exi, 2013. 157-59. Print.

• “Composing: An Ars Logica.” Writing on the Edge 23.1 (2012): 71-83. Print.

 

Poetry

• “Dissociation.” 3Elements Review. 1.1 (2013): 29-31. Web.

• “Dasein,” Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine. 25.2 (Fall/Winter 2009). Print. 

 

Reviews

• Rev. of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the College Composition Classroom: Making Writing Instruction More Accessible for All Students. eds. Val Gerstle and Lynda Walsh. Composition Studies 41.1 (2013): 149-52. Print.

• Rev. of The Changing of Knowledge in Composition: Contemporary Perspectives. eds. Lance Massey and Richard C. Gebhardt. Composition Studies 40.1 (2012): 120-23. Print. 

• Rev. of Impoliteness: Using Language to Cause Offence, by Jonathan Culpeper. Anthropology Review Database. The University of Buffalo and UBWings, 05 Jan. 2012. Web. 

• “If I Don’t Know what I’m Teaching, How Can I Make the Best of It?”: Rev. of Teaching What You Don’t Know, by Therese Huston. Pedagogy 12.1 (2011): 187-91. Print.

• Rev. of My Word: Plagiarism and College Culture, by Susan Debra Blum. Anthropology Review Database. The University of Buffalo and UBWings, 25 Nov. 2009. Web. 

• Rev. of Reorienting Orientalism, ed. Chandreyee Niyogi. In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism 15.2 (2008): 189-92. Print.

Rev. of Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression, ed. David Wallis. Modern Language Studies 38.1 (Summer 2008): 85-87. Print.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 102 First-Year Composition

Presentations

" Composition in the Global Freshman Academy. Arizona State Universitys Innovation Showcase. January, 2017.

" Leave the Line Edits: Finding Patterns in Grammar Errors. Pacific Universitys Tutoring and Learning Center Writing Workshop Series. November, 2015.

" Take One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: How to Use Reverse Outlining. Pacific Universitys Tutoring and Learning Center Writing Workshop Series. November, 2015.

" Comma, Comma, Chameleon: Common Comma Problems and Solutions. Pacific Universitys Tutoring and Learning Center Writing Workshop Series. October, 2015.

" Beam Me up, Scotty: Using the B.E.A.M. Method of Source Incorporation. Pacific Universitys Tutoring and Learning Center Writing Workshop Series. October, 2015.

" What the What: Navigating the Socratic Method in Others and in Your Own Writing. Pacific Universitys Tutoring and Learning Center Writing Workshop Series. September, 2015.

" Eureka: Inventional Techniques and Games. Pacific Universitys Tutoring and Learning Center Writing Workshop Series. September, 2015. 

" Access, Accommodation, and Dis/Ability in First-Year Composition." Composition Forum for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. September, 2013.

" Supporting Student Success in English 101. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee New English Teaching Assistant Orientation. August, 2013.

" External Funding through Pivot. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee English Department. October, 2012.

" Conferencing: Nuts, Bolts, and Wrenches. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee New English Teaching Assistant Orientation. August, 2012.

" English Technology/Pedagogy Workshop: D2L Roundtable. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. November, 2011

" Responding to Student Texts: Best Practices. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee New English Teaching Assistant Orientation. August, 2011.

" Emerging Technologies in Composition. East Tennessee State University English Composition Workshop. August, 2009.

" Online Resources for Composition and the Composition Materials Project. East Tennessee State University Composition Workshop. August, 2008

Honors/Awards

" Arizona State University Presidents Award for Innovation (2017)

" University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (2013)

" Society for Disability Studies Tanis Doe Prize (2013)

" James A. Sappenfield Fellowship (2012) 

" University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate Student Travel Award (2012)

" University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellors Graduate Student Award (2010, 2012)      

" John D. Allen Graduate Award in English (2009)

" Mary Bomar Herrin Memorial Scholarship (2008)

" James H. Robb Memorial Award (2001)

" Academic Excellence Scholarship (1999)

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (1999)

Editorships

" Reviewer, Pedagogy (2017-Present)

" Copyeditor, Queen City Writers (2013-Present)

" Editorial Coordinator, Southern Medical Journal (2009)

" Editor-in-chief, Mockingbird (2008-2009)

Service

Arizona State University

  • College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Standards Committee           
  • English Composition I Lecturer Search Committee      
  • English Composition I Faculty Associate Search Committee   
  • English Composition II Faculty Associate Search Committee      

Pacific University         

  • Writing Tutor Coordinator       
  • Assessment Redesign Initiative    

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Online Composition Coordinator        
  • Composition Advisory Committee        
  • Center for Instructional and Professional Development Writing/Critical Thinking Assessment Pilot        
  • Writing Program Assessment       
  • Academic Policy Committee        
  • Online Composition Instructor Mentor        
  • English 101 Curriculum Committee    

East Tennessee State University

  • Assistant Director, Writing and Communication Center Summer
  • Project Coordinator, ETSU Composition Materials Web Site 

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