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Faculty and Staff

Christy Friend

Title: Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: chfriend@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-8322
Office: HUO 416; TCL 511
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
English Language and Literature
profile

Education 

PhD, University of Texas, 1997

Specialization 

   • Composition pedagogy
   • Histories of rhetoric and writing instruction
   • Writing program administration
   • Service learning and community literacies
   • Qualitative research

Research Projects 

I currently serve as Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) which offers programming to support effective and innovative teaching across USC.  Please visit the CTE website to learn more about our current offerings.  My current areas of interest include writing in the disciplines, distributed-learning pedagogies and best practices, accessibility issues in higher education, and information literacy.  Recent and upcoming projects include presentations at the the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (October 2013), the Association on Higher Education and Disability Annual Conference (June 2014) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Annual Meeting (December 2014). 

Publications 

TEXTBOOKS
    SF Compact Handbook, 2nd ed. Co-authored with John Ruszkiewicz and Maxine Hairston. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2008.
    The Scott, Foresman Handbook for Writers, 8th ed. Co-authored with John Ruszkiewicz and Maxine Hairston. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007.
    SF Express Handbook, 2nd ed. Co-authored with John Ruszkiewicz and Maxine Hairston. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006.
    Beyond Words: Reading and Writing in a Visual Age. Co-authored with John J. Ruszkiewicz and Daniel Anderson. New York: Longman, 2006.

BOOK CHAPTERS
    "Merging Academics and Operations in a Statewide University Consortium." Co-authored with Patricia Jerman, Corinna McLeod, Summer Smith Taylor and Bruce C. Coull. Inside and Out: Universities and Education for Sustainable Development. Eds. R. Forrant and L.Silka. Amityville, NY: Baywood P, 2006. 135-148.
    "It's a Two-Way Street: White Faculty Members Mentoring African American Graduate Students in Composition and Rhetoric." Co-authored with Terry Carter, Rose Metts, and Nancy Thompson. Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession: Training Future Faculty in Composition and Rhetoric. Eds. Virginia S. Anderson and Susan Romano. Cresskill, NH: Hampton P, 2005. 239-263.
    "Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us: The Feminization of Teaching in Everyday Talk." Teaching Vision: Language and Image in the Reading-Writing Classroom. Eds. Linda Calendrillo et al. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2002. 175-87.