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Melanie Burdick

Assistant Professor
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Contact
Room 112
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
785.670.1409
Degrees & Certifications
Longview Community College, Associate of Arts
Avila University, Bachelor of Arts
Univ of Missouri-Kansas City, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History
Washburn University, Assistant Professor, 2011-present

University of Missouri—Kansas City, Coordinator of Dual Credit English, 2008-2011

University of Kansas, Supervisor for Secondary English Student Teaching, 2008-2011 

Metropolitan Community Colleges, Lecturer in English, 2005-2008 

University of Missouri—Kansas City, Director of the Greater Kansas City Writing Project, 2000-2005 

Teaching
  • EN 100 A, Developmental English
  • EN 100 C, Developmental English
  • EN 101 5HA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5KA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5MA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5MB, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5MC, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5PA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5RA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5RB, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5RC, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5TA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 5WA, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 D, Freshman Comp
  • EN 101 H, Freshman Comp
  • EN 135 5HA, Intro To Literature
  • EN 135 5MA, Intro To Literature
  • EN 135 5MB, Intro To Literature
  • EN 135 5PA, Intro To Literature
  • EN 135 5TA, Intro To Literature
  • EN 135 5WA, Intro To Literature
  • EN 200 5RA, Intermediate Comp
  • EN 200 5RB, Intermediate Comp
Scholarly Interests/Activities
Teaching of writing in high school and college; relationship and overlap of creative and academic forms of writing; preparation of secondary English teachers; composition and rhetoric; service learning.
Service Interests/Activities

Director of Composition; liaison for English Concurrent Enrollment Program; English Education Assessment Committee.

Career Accomplishments

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • Burdick M.N. (2011). Teacher negotiation and embedded process: A study of high school writing assignments. Journal of Teaching Writing, 26(2), 21-44.
  • Burdick, M. (2011). Researcher and teacher-participant found poetry: Collaboration in poetic transcription. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 12(SI 1.10).
  • Hallman, H.L. & Burdick, M.N. (2011). Service learning and the preparation of English teachers. English Education, 43, 341-368.
  • Burdick, M. (2009). Grading the war story. Teaching English in the Two Year College, 357-358.

Conference Presentations:

  • Writing Poetry to Illuminate Informative Texts. Round table presentation for NCTE-CEE Commission on the Teaching of Poetry at the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2011.
  • Dual Credit Curricular Alignment: Facing Context and Collaboration in High Schools and College. Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2011.
  • Blurring the Lines between “Creative” and “Academic” Writing. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 2010.
  • Researcher-Teacher-Participant Found Poetry: Collaboration in Poetic Transcription. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 30-May 4, 2010.
  • Curricular Extensions within a Multi-Grade Action Research Circle. Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC), San Francisco, CA March, 2009.
  • Writing Diversity through the Service Learning Cycle. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference, New York, New York, November, 2007.

Awards and Other Professional Accomplishments:

  • Awarded $1,732.00 through the Council of Writing Program Administrators Research Grant, for study: "Sources of Professional Knowledge: How Do High School Teachers Define 'College-level Writing'?" March, 2012.
  • Winner of the Outstanding Dissertation Award from American Educational Research Association Narrative Research Special Interest Group, 2012.  
  • Winner of the Sosland Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing; UMKC Department of English, 2007.
Certificate of Teaching and Learning 2014-2015