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Academic History

Washburn University, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, English Education, 2008 - present.

Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK, Director of K-12 English language arts/Curriculum, 2004-2008.

Norman High School, Norman, OK, High School English teacher, 2000-2003.

Las Animas High School, Las Animas,CO, High School English teacher,1998-2000.

Scholarly Interests/Activities
Fictional research writing, the teaching of poetry, adolescent literacy, trends and issues in young adult literature, and the preparation of elementary and secondary writing teachers.
Service Interests/Activities

Co-Chair of the NCTE-CEE Commission on the Teaching of Poetry

WU University Assessment Committee

New Student Orientation Committee

First-Year Experience Committee

UTEC Committee

Coordinator of Washburn's English Education program.

Career Accomplishments
In 2011, Wade was named one of the top five professors everyone should meet at Washburn. He also continues to research and present annually at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. In 2009, Wade's "The Power of Fiction: A Novel Approach to Presenting Research Findings" was published in the Journal of Thought