Lisa Treviño Roy-Davis
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Ph.D. Literature and Criticism May 2003
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Specialty: 20th Century American Literature,
U.S. Latino/a Writers
Dissertation title: Míja, Mamí, Mamá:
Constructing the Self in U.S. Latina Prose and Poetry
Master of Arts English June 1993
La Sierra University, Riverside, CA.
Bachelor of Arts English, minors in Political Science and Economics May 1991
Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA
Graduated with honors
(also attended Newbold College, London, England, 1989-90)
“Review: Conquistadora.” Reflections: Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning. 13.1 (2013). 202-8. Print.
““I am Not Lost in America”: Reading Identity Through a Postpositivist Realist Framework in the Prose and Poetry of Judith Ortiz Cofer.” Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer. Lorraine Lopez and Molly Crumpton Winter, eds. Miami: Caribbean Studies Press, 2012. Print.
“Judith Ortiz Cofer: Catholic Woman Writer.” Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographic Sourcebook. Greenwood Press, August 2001.
Making Connections: A Journal for Teachers of Culturally Diverse Literatures. 4.1 (1999). Guest co-editorship with Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés. Special Issue on Latino/Chicano and Native American Literature.
“Review: Ecofeminist Literary Criticism, Edited by Greta Gaard and Patrick D. Murphy.” The Women’s Times Newsletter. 14.1 (January/February 1999): p. 2.
“Working Race: Speech, Silence and Women’s Work as Racial Politics in Denise Chávez and Ana Castillo.” Women Writers: The Zine. Ed. Kim Wells. 20 January 2000. <http://www.womenwriters.net/editorials/trevinoroydavis.htm>
Web Page – “Women’s Studies at IUP” – http://www.iup.edu/womens
The Women’s Studies Program official website, created, updated and maintained during the 1998-99 school year.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Nomination, Communications and Humanities Department, Collin College, 2009-10.
The National Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence in Teaching Award. December 2010.
Royden L. Lebrecht Endowed Chair for Scholarly and Civic Engagement. Appointed January 2007-May 2009. Endowed Project: Telling To Live: The Immigrant Experience in the Global Suburb. An oral history study of immigration and immigrants to Collin County, TX conducted by students.
Collin Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, Ambassador Award, 2005.
Collin Faculty Study Grant, Summer 2005. Awarded $3300 to study the development and impact of race and racial discourse in Early American Literature.
Collin Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement: 2005 Ambassador Award.
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Nomination, Communications and Humanities Department, Collin College, 2003-4.
Director’s Special Recognition Award—for achieving the highest GPA of all graduating minority students at the doctoral degree level at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, May 2003.
The Benjamin S. Carson Outstanding Achievement Award – on behalf of the African American Cultural Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for outstanding academic performance in the Graduate School, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Doctoral program in English, May 2003.
Faculty Innovation Grant —awarded $7,000 to co-develop and team teach a literature and history cross-disciplinary course entitled Women, Power and American Culture for the Spring 2002 term at Northampton Community College.
Research Fellow, Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color. Grant awarded through the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Project title: “Coming to Consciousness: Learning to Read Race, Class and Gender in the Community College Literature Classroom.”
Scholars for the Dream Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 2000.
IUP Doctoral Fellowship Award, 1997
IUP Graduate Merit Scholarship, 1997
IUP Graduate Assistantship, 1997-99
Neff-Lewis Scholarship for Graduate Studies, 1991-92
“Pursuing Work in a Two-Year College: Risk and Reward.” Conference on Composition and Communication. Tampa, Florida. March 19, 2015.
“Refiguring Romance: Esmeralda Santiago’s Conquistadora and Subaltern Voices.” American Literature Association Symposium on the Latino/a Literary Landscape. San Antonio, Texas March 6-8, 2014.
“Ending Endless Grade Complaints: Reimagining Your Course with the Unilateral B Contract for Grading.” International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL). San Antonio, October 16-18, 2012.
“Readers Becoming Scholars: Using Literary Journal Articles in the Literature Survey Classroom.” South Central Modern Language Association Conference, SCMLA. Ft. Worth, October 28-30, 2010.
“Latina/o Pedagogy, Research, and Service: A Workshop Sponsored by the NCTE Latino/a Caucus” Served as Facilitator and event organizer, also presented work on the Oral History Project. Conference on College Composition and Communication annual meeting. San Francisco, California, March 11, 2009.
“Making a Place for Literatures/Literacies of Color: The Telling to Live Oral History Project at Collin College.” Presentation to the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Invited paper. New York City, November 17, 2007.
“Telling to Live: Issues In Project Design and Protection of Interview Subjects.” Presentation to the Oral History Association National Convention, Oakland, California, October 26, 2007.
“Latino/a Literacies, Research and Mentoring: Mentoring, Professional Development and Networking Session sponsored by the Latino Caucus.” Half-day workshop session at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, New York City, March 22-27, 2007.
“Images, Text, Memory: The Genesis of an Oral History Project on immigration in Collin County, Texas”: Presentation to the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies Conference, Tejas Foco. University of North Texas, Denton, March 2, 2007.
“Samson Occom as Postcolonial Colonial Subject: Teaching the Early American Survey from a Postcolonial Perspective”: Presentation to the American Literature Association Convention, San Francisco, California, May 25-28, 2006.
“Teaching and Coaching in the Two-Year College English Program”: Presentation to a workshop on Latino/a Scholarship Issues at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention. San Francisco, California, March 16-19, 2005.
“I Am Not Lost in America”: Reading Identity Through a Postpositivist Realist Framework in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Prose.” Paper presented at The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the US (MELUS) Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas, March 10-14, 2004.
“Meaning and Mean Language: Ethnolinguistic Discrimination in Piri Thomas’ Down These Mean Streets” Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California, December 27, 2003.
“Coming to Consciousness: Learning to Read Race, Class and Gender in the Community College Literature Classroom” Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, November 15-20, 2001.
“Voices and Images of Latina Women in Diaspora.” Panel Chair. Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference Hartford, Connecticut, March 30-31, 2001.
“Race on the Job: Using the Texts of Ana Castillo and Denise Chávez to Discuss Workplace Racial Politics.” Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 13, 2000. Travel to conference fully funded by a grant from the National Council of Teachers of English through the Scholars for the Dream Program.
“Working Race: Speech, Silence and Women’s Work as Racial Politics in Denise Chávez and Ana Castillo.” Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois. December 1999.
“The Women Fight Back: Female Violence in Toni Morrison’s Paradise.” Paper presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. May 1999.
“Con Games: Ritualized Betrayal and Rebellion in Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna and American Buffalo.” Presented at Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April 1999.
“Shared Borders, New Ideas: Reading Judith Ortiz Cofer in the High School Classroom.” Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention. Nashville, Tennessee. November 1998.
“The Big Con: Mamet’s Men and Betrayal in Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, and American Buffalo.” Presented at the 1998 Literature/Film Association Conference at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, November 1998.
“Impoverished Women: Western Biases Against Poverty in Third World Literature.” Presented at the Pennsylvania College English Association Convention, DuBois, Pennsylvania, March 1998.
“Ancestral Voices: Constructing the Poetics of Remembering in Alice Walker’s Her Blue Body Everything We Know” Presented to the African American Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, February 1998.
“Sublime Violence: Reinterpreting The Moment Of Grace In “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”
Presented to the Conference on Catholicism and Literature, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, May 1996.
Collin College, Plano, Texas
Professor of English, August 2003-Present.
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.
Adjunct Professor, September 2002-July 2003.
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of English, January – May 2001.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania
· Graduate Assistant and Ph.D. candidate, September 1997-May 2003
· Women’s Studies Graduate Assistant, August 1998-May 1999
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
· Instructor in Upward Bound Program, June 1998 to May 2000.
· James Jones Novel Fellowship Judge – September 1993-August 1998
Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
· Adjunct faculty member, September—December 1993.
La Sierra University, Riverside, California.
· Teaching Assistant, September 1991-December 1992.
· Department Assistant, September 1991-December 1992.
Honors Composition 1301
Honors Early American Literature, beginnings to 1865.
Immigration/Nation: Exploring the Personal and Political Dimensions of Immigration—A Learning Community Course taught jointly with Dr. Betsy Brody, Professor of Political Science.
Ethnic American Literature, Graduate Seminar
Ethnic American Literature
20th Century Literature by Women
Latin American Literature in Translation
Early American Literature, 1400-1865
Composition and Rhetoric 1 and 2.
The American Experience in Literature
Introduction/Approaches to Literature
Composition 101 and 102—Computer Intensive
“Why Haven’t I learned this Before?: Analysis as the new Critical Thinking” – presentation at Spring Faculty Development Conference, Collin College, January 9, 2015. And repeated at Associate Faculty Conference, April 11, 2015.
“Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference Planning and Reflection”—working session for planning the Spring 2011 research conference. Fall Faculty Development Week, Collin College, August 19, 2010.
“Telling to Live: Stories, Website, Community”—Summary presentation of work on the Endowed Chair Project. Fall Faculty Development Week, Collin College, August 21, 2009.
“Collin College’s Immigration Oral History Project: An Overview of the Work in Progress and Discussion of Including it in Course Planning.” Organizer and Facilitator, Fall Faculty Conference, Collin College, August 22, 2007.
“Immigration and Identity: Roundtable Discussion.” Participant and Respondent, Fall Faculty Conference, Collin College, August 21, 2007.
“Making a Place: Inviting Hispanic Students into Academic Discourse through Effective Teaching, A Roundtable Discussion.”—Collin College, Faculty Development Week, August 23, 2006. Invited 3 scholars to discuss the specific needs of Hispanic College Students.
“Hispanic Heritage Reading” – Collin College, September 15, 2004.
“Hispanic Heritage Reading” – Collin College, September 15, 2003.
“Getting Ready for College English” – Upward Bound Program, Wilkes University, March 31, 1999.
“Creating a Literary Magazine” – Upward Bound Program, Wilkes University, June-July 1998 and 1999.
“Grantwriting for Graduate Students” – Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. April and May 1998.
Quest: Undergraduate Research Journal, Editor-in-Chief, founding member. 2012-present.
Curriculum Review Committee, chair. 2011-present
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, Founding member and co-director, Spring 2010-present.
Member, English Department Search Committee, Collin College, Spring 2011.
Member, Communication Studies Search Committee, Collin College, Spring 2010.
Member, Committee Against the Teaching of Racism and Bias in the English Classroom, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Elected to a 3 year term beginning fall 2009.
Member, Distinguished Speaker Series Task Force, 2008-9.
Member, Core Curriculum Review Task Force, 2008-9.
Advisory Council, Extending the Convivencia: Humanities Texas Grant Proposal, Project Director, Dr. Tony Mansueto, Dean of Communications and Humanities at Collin, 2007-2009.
Member, English Department Search Committee, Spring 2007.
Member, Study Grant Review Committee, Collin College, 2005-6.
Mentor, Student Mentoring Program, Collin College, 2005-6.
Member, Portfolio Adoption Group, (formed to study and advise the English Department on adopting writing portfolios in the Composition program) 2005-6.
Chair, Mexican-American Field of Study Task Force. Collin College, 2005-2008. Planning institution-wide and community events for Hispanic Heritage Month, administering and promoting the Mexican-American Field of Study.
Chair, Mexican-American Field of Study. 2005-2008.
Mentor, New Faculty Member Mentoring Program, Collin College, 2004-5.
Member, Search Committee, Collin College, 2004-5. Currently seeking 3 additional faculty.
Member, Curriculum Committee, Collin College, 2004-5. Currently re-evaluating the first year composition program.
Member, Search Committee, Collin College, 2003-4. 5 full-time faculty members hired.
Reader for Making Connections: A Journal for Teachers of Culturally Diverse Literatures, a State System of Higher Education (SSHE) publication from Bloomsburg University, August 1998-May 1999.
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Modern Language Association
South Central Modern Language Association
Literature and Film Association
College English Association
Two Year College English Association
NCTE Latino/a Caucus
MELUS (Multi-ethnic Literature of the US)
Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés Dr. Michael Schueth
Associate Professor of English Professor of English
English Department English Department
University of Central Florida Collin College
Orlando, Florida 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
(407) 823-6046 Plano, TX 75074
Dr. Lisa A. Kirby Dr. Winona Howe
Professor of English Professor of English
English Department Chair, English Department
Collin College La Sierra Univeristy
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy Riverside, California
Plano, TX 75074 (951) 785-2241