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Nancy Wilson

Nancy WilsonProfessor, Rhetoric and Composition
Director, Lower Division Studies

Nancy Wilson joined the Department of English in 1992. In 2017, Dr. Wilson received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, teaching courses such as the T.A. Practicum, Composition Pedagogy, Composition Theory, and Women's Rhetoric.

Dr. Wilson coordinated and then directed the Texas State Writing Center from 1995-2014, and several of her scholarly articles from this time focus on writing centers. Writing Centers and the New Racism, a book featuring Dr. Wilson's article, "Bias in the Writing Center: Tutor Perceptions of African American Language," won the International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Book Award for 2011. Now, as Director of Lower Division Studies, Dr. Wilson's scholarship has shifted to the composition classroom, and she will be presenting her paper, "Cultivating Awareness: Deconstruction as a Tool for Diversity in the TA Practicum and FYE Classroom," at the College Composition and Communication to be held in Portland, Oregon, in 2017.  


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Ph.D., English, University of Texas at San Antonio
M.A., English, Texas State University
B.A., English, University of Oklahoma


Teaching & Research Interests  
Composition Theory Writing Center Studies
Composition Pedagogy Women's Rhetoric                            


Select Publications
Wright, Micah, and Nancy E. Wilson. "Writing Center Tutor Corps: Creating a Veterans-Tutoring-Veterans Program." Writing Lab Newsletter: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, vol. 41, no. 9-10, 2017.
Pimentel, Octavio, and Nancy E. Wilson. "Exio (Success)." Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy. Eds. Iris Ruiz and Raúl Sanchez. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 125-36. Print.
“Coming in from the (Binary) Code: Deconstruction in the Composition Classroom.” Writing on the Edge 25.2 (2015): 37-50. Print.
“Cross-Examining Bigotry: Using Toulmin’s Argument Model and Huckin’s CDA to Interrogate Overt and Covert Racist Arguments.” The CEA Forum (2015): 55-89. Web
"Talking Dirty: A History of "Slut." This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press, 2015. Print.
Wilson, Nancy, and Alyssa Crow. "A Response to 'Students' Right to Their Own Language.'" Race, Ethnicity, and Technical Communication. Ed. Miriam Williams and Octavio Pimentel. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing, 2013.  Print.
“Guides to Syllabus Change: English, Advanced Reading and Writing.” Integrating Multiculturalism into the Curriculum: From Liberal Arts to the Sciences. Ed. Sandra Mayo and Patricia Larke. New York: Peter Lang, 2013. Print.
Wilson, Nancy Effinger, Carol Dochen, and James Matthews. “Training Conference.” Handbook for Training Peer Tutors and Mentors. Ed. Karen Agee and Russ Hodges. Mason, OH: Cengage, 2012. 65-68. Print.
Making Space for Diversity.” College Composition and Communication 66.1 (2014): 31-3. Print.
"Empathic Tutoring in the Third Space." Writing Lab Newsletter 36.9-10 (2012): 11-13. Print.
"Training Conferences." Handbook for Training Peer Tutors and Mentors. Ed. Karen Agee and Russ Hodges. Mason, OH. Cengage, 2012. 65-68. Print.
"Bias in the Writing Center: Tutor Perceptions of African American Language." Writing Centers and the New Racism. Ed. Laura Greefield and Karen Rowan. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2011. 177-91. Print.
"Featured Center: Universidad del Turabo Writing Center, Gurabo, Puerto Rico." Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 8.1 (2010). Web.
"Hip Hop Literacies." College Composition and Communication 59.3 (2008): 538-47. Print.