Leigh A. Adams



Department

English
Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

Postal mail

Missouri State University
English
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775

Details

Education

  • MA, Arkansas State Univ-Jonesboro (1991)
  • AB, Univ Of Missouri-Columbia (1985)

Teaching

Fall 2016:

  • ENG 100 Introduction to College Composition
  • ENG 110 Writing I

Professional experience

Campus Service

  • Faculty Development Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Honors Program Committee
  • Ozarks Studies Program Committee
  • Portfolio Committee
  • Student Computer User's Fee Committee
  • Student Advising and Academic Support Center Advisory Committee

Papers

  • "Poaching in the Open: An Introduction to Fanfiction and Its Genres and Conventions." Presented at RCW 139: Due It Again. 14 August 1997. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • "Right for the Wrong Reasons: Dan Quayle, Murphy Brown, Single-Parent Families, and Television." Presented at the Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, 4 October 1993, Nashville, TN.
  • "Mutant Romance: The Blurring of Genre Lines in Contemporary Series Romance Novels." Presented at the Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, 5 October 1991, Norfolk, VA.

Professional Organizations

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators

Awards and honors

Grants

  • Coordinator, The Big Read for Howell County. NEA Grant. $10,000. Application made February 2009. Announcement date April 2009.
  • Co-Coordinator, The Big Read for Howell County. NEA Grant. $7500. 2008.
  • Project Director, Missouri Arts Council Grant. "Talking Ozarks Symposium." MAC. $2,500. 2005.
  • GTE Foundation Grant, $3000 for "A Longitudinal Study of Developmental English Students at SMSU-West Plains." 2000.