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Connie Kendall Theado

Title: Associate Professor and Director of SoE Graduate Programs
Office: 615W Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-1427
Email: kendalce@ucmail.uc.edu

Connie Kendall Theado is an Associate Professor in the Literacy and Second Language Studies program and currently serves as the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Education.  Dr. Kendall Theado's research interests include the history and politics of literacy testing, particularly in high-stakes contexts, writing theory and pedagogy, and postsecondary developmental education.  Her scholary work appears in JAC, Language and Literacy, Classroom Discourse, Journal of College Reading and Learning, Open Words,  and Literacy in Composition Studies, as well as several edited collections including the SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2005 (English (Composition & Rhetoric)).
  • M.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1998 (English (Composition & Rhetoric)).
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984 (English Literature).
  • B.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984 (Secondary Education).

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Kendall Theado, C. (2010). Left behind: The high stakes of (il)literacy in the 21st century. Open Words: Access and English Studies, 4 (2), 4-22.
  • Kendall, C., Kirkman, D., & Thoune, D. (2008). Assessment narrative: R1 university model. NCTE-WPA White Paper on Writing Assessment in Colleges & Universities, http://wpacouncil.org/assessment-gallery.
  • Kendall, C. (2002). The pedagogical legacy left to us: A review of Susan Kates' Activist rhetorics and American higher education, 1885-1937. Peitho, 6 (1), 6-8.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2013). Metaphors we teach by: Examining teacher conceptualizations of literacy in the language arts classroom. Language and Literacy, 15 (2), 20-39.
  • Paulson, E.J., & Kendall Theado, C. (2015). Locating agency in the classroom: A metaphor analysis of teacher talk in a college transitional reading class. Classroom Discourse, 5 (1), 1-19.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2013). Narrating the nation: Second wave immigration, literacy, and the framing of the American identity . JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Culture & Politics, 33 (1-2), 711-738.
  • Bauer, L.B., & Kendall Theado, C. (2015). Examining the ‘social turn’ in postsecondary literacy research and instruction: A retrospective view of JCRL scholarship, 2005—2013 . Journal of College Reading and Learning, 45 (1), 67-84.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2014). A review of Scott Wible's Shaping language policy in the U.S.: The role of composition studies . Literacy in Composition Studies, 2 (1), 80-84.
  • Kendall Theado, C., & NeCamp, S. (In Press). A declaration of principles: Building teacher capacity for reflective practice in college writing classrooms. Journal of College Literacy and Learning, 45 (1).
  • Kendall Theado, C., & Ray, B. (2016). Composition's global turn: Writing instruction in multilingual, translingual, and transnational contexts. Composition Studies, 44 (1), 10-13.
  • Kendall Theado, C., & Johnson, H. (2016). Sociocultural perspectives on literacy and English education: A cross-cultural study with US and Kurdish teacher educators. Research Exchange Index, 1 (1).
  • Kendall Theado, C., & NeCamp, S. (2017). A review of Lauren Rosenberg's The Desire for literacy: Writing in the lives of adult learners. Composition Studies, 45 (2), 218-222.
  • Kendall Theado, C., & NeCamp, S. (Under Review). Putting ourselves in the company of writers: Overcoming obstacles to creating successful collaborations..
  • Shen, Z., Simon, C.E., & Kendall Theado, C. (In Progress). A dual entry school system reform: Improving educational productivity, efficiency, and equity..
  • Kendall Theado, C. (In Progress). Lessons from Affrilachia: New directions for a college reading workshop..

Invited Publications

  • Kendall Theado, C. (2011). The teacher-ethnographer’s notebook: A writing assignment to promote culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies.. The WAC Clearinghouse-n. pag..
  • Kendall Theado, C., & Wan, A.J. (2012). Scaffolding matters: Instructional contexts and student motivations. Journal of College Literacy and Learning, 38 (1), 1-2.
  • Wan, A.J., & Kendall Theado, C. (2013). Creating points of access: Strategies and Pedagogies. Journal of College Literacy and Learning, 39, 1-2.
  • Dell, L.,& Kendall Theado, C. (2012). University of Cincinnati visits Salahaddin University--Hawler to observe classroom teaching. ULP Bulletin (4), n. pag..
  • Wan, A.J., & Kendall Theado, C. (2014). The ‘new’ JCLL revisited: Expanding our reach, reorienting our work. . Journal of College Literacy and Learning, 40, 1-2.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2014). Voices from the field: Establishing our online identities. In L.W. Clark & S. Watts-Taffe, Educating literacy teachers online: Tools, techniques, and transformations (p. 13). New York: Teachers College Press..

Book Chapters

  • Kendall Theado, C. (2012). Legislating literacy: The politics of proficiency. The literacy standard (pp.79-106)). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Young, M., & Kendall, C. (2009). The consequences of rhetoric and literacy: Power, persuasion, and pedagogical implications. The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies (pp.335-351)). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Hembrecht, B., & Kendall, C. (2007). Graduate students hearing voices: (Mis)Recogntion and (re)defintion of the jWPA identity. Untenured faculty as writing program administrators: Institutional practices and politics (pp.172-187)). West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.
  • Kendall, C. (2006). Nooses and neck verses: The life and death consequences of literacy testing. Rhetorical agendas: Political, ethical, spiritual (pp.97-107)). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Kendall Theado, C., Johnson, H., Highley, T., & Omar, S.H. (2017). Rewriting resistance: Negotiating pedagogical and curricular change in a US/Kurdish transnational partnership. Emerging writing research from the Middle East--North Africa region (pp.151-174). Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse and UP of Colorado.

Electronic Journal Articles

  • Ray, B., & Kendall Theado, C. (2016). Special Issue: Composition's Global Turn., 44 (1).
  • Kendall Theado, C., & Wan, A.J. (2014)., 40 (1).
  • Wan, A.J., & Kendall Theado, C. (2013)., 39 (1).
  • Kendall Theado, C., & Wan, A.J. (2012)., 38 (1).
  • Kendall Theado, C., & NeCamp, S. (2019). (In Progress). Special Issue: What does working with literacy look like in college literacy contexts?., 45 (1).

Other Publications

  • Fox, B., Gross, J., Kendall, C., Kirkman, D., & Reece, E. (Eds.). (2007). Signature Pages, University of Kentucky’s Customized Version, The St. Martins Handbook 6th edition . New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
  • Gross, J., Mayer, D., Kendall, C., Kirkman, D., & Thoune, D. (Eds). (2007). The engaged citizen: A reader for first year writing. . New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
  • Kendall, C. (Ed.). (2002). Best of Miami University Portfolios, 2002.. Oxford, Ohio: Miami University Press.

Additional Publications

Editorial

  • Gross, J., Mayer, D., Kendall, C., Kirkman, D., & Thoune, D. (Eds.). (2007). The engaged citizen: A reader for first year writing. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press.
  • Kendall, C. (Ed.). (2002). Best of Miami University Portfolios, 2002 Oxford, Ohio: Miami University Press.

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • Kendall Theado, C. (2012). Sociocultural Perspectives on Literacy and English Education: A Cross-Cultural Study with US and Kurdish Teacher Educators, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2012). Negotiating curricular reform in Iraqi Kurdistan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2013). Why counterhistories matter: A response to making the translingual past visible, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2013). Publishing with JCLL: A writer's roundtable, San Antonio, TX.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2014). Making space for resistance in transnational partnerships, San Antonio, TX.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2014). JCLL: A roundtable with reviewers, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2014). Understanding the cultural work of literacy: New directions for a college developmental reading workshop, Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2015). Deep Rewards and Serious Risks: Working through international higher education writing research exchanges, Tampa, FL.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2015). Framing the American identity: Immigration, literacy, and nation-building, Toronto, Ontario, CA.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2016). Narrating a nation: Second wave immigration, literacy, and the framing of the American identity, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2016). Beyond the partnership: The question of sustainability in transnational projects, San Diego, CA.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2017). Cultivating culturally and linguistically responsive teaching in college writing classrooms, Portland, OR.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2017). Internationalizing higher education: Making space for resistance, Toronto, Ontario, CA.
  • Kendall Theado, C., & Ramanayake, S. (2018). Affirming culturally and linguistically diverse college classrooms: Bringing theory into practice, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Kendall Theado, C. (2018). Making our work matter: Transferring expertise to new contexts, audiences, and exigencies, Louisville, KY.

Honors & Awards

  • CECH "Golden Apple" Teaching Excellence Award, 2012.
  • James L. Kinneavy Award for Best JAC Article, 2014.
  • CECH "Golden Apple" Teaching Excellence Award, 2015.
  • Cynthia L. Peterson Award for Outstanding JCRL Article, 2015.
  • Nominee, Piyush Swami Outstanding Doctoral Mentorship Award, 2017.
  • School of Education Distinguished Service Award, 2017.
  • Interactive Workshop Series on Writing in the Profession, 2011. School of Education Faculty Development Grant, with Mary Brydon-Miller, Todd Haydon, and Susan Watts Taffe.
  • Going global: Developing proficiency in international educational research methods, 2011. Faculty Development Grant.
  • Educational Studies PhD Program, 2014. Graduate School Recruitment Grant.

Experience & Service

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 05-2011 to 05-2014 ,The College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association. Editor of The Journal of College Literacy and Learning