Dr. Edward Vavra
Thirty-six years, including Freshman Composition, remedial writing, advanced essay, grammar for teachers, Speech, Russian, Continental Literature, Russian/ Soviet Novel, Word-Processing, Using an Integrated Computer Program, Desk-top Publishing.
"Tales from Shakespeare and the Remedial Writer," The
Leaflet. Vol. 106, No. 1 (Winter 2007), 24-34.
Associate Professor, Shenandoah College, 1985-1990.
Assistant Professor, Shenandoah College, 1976-85.
Director of Financial Aid, Shenandoah College, 1983-4.
M.A. (74) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (Russian Language and Literature)
B.A. (67) SUNY, Binghamton. (Russian Language and Literature)
Workshops & Conference Papers
"Remedial/Developmental English and the American Fallacy," April 29, 1987. NYCLSA, Rochester, NY.
"The Syntax of Thinking," Conference 87 on Critical Thinking, Newport News, VA. April 8, 1987.
"Searching for a Pedagogical Syntax," Veal Seminar, NCTE Spring Conf., Louisville, KY. March 26, 1987.
"Teaching Syntax, Teaching Thinking," Delaware Valley Writing Conf., West Chester, PA. March 1, 1986.
"A New Method and Curriculum for Teaching Writing and Grammar," ED 277 003. (Paper presented at 10th Conference of Society of Educators & Scholars, Oct 85, Edward Williams College.
Taught "Desk-top Publishing" (COM 341, primarily PageMaker).
Taught "Word-Processing" (COM 155, Word Perfect).
Taught "Using an Integrated Computer System" (COM 342. primarily with Microsoft Works).
Taught "Animated Computer Graphics" (COM 362, using GRASP)
Required students to use word-processing for all papers (including Freshmen composition, and make my comments on the disk copies of students’ papers, which they then revise.
Association of Teachers of English Grammar (Treasurer, and editor of newsletter), 1990-2003;
Writing Program Administrators of Virginia, 1986-1990;
Virginia Council on English Education, 1987-1990;
Society of Educators and Scholars, 1985-88;
Modern Language Association, 1976-86;
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, 1976-83.