Articles and book chapters―pedagogy:
“Of Carpenters and Self-Reliance,” Chronicle of Higher Education, March 14, 1977, p. 40; reprinted in Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1977, Section VII, p. 1.
“A Turn Down the Harbor,” Journal of Experiential Education 3 (1980): 24–32.
“Effective Student Development: Three Principles in Action,” Journal of College Placement, Summer, 1983, pp. 40–44 [with Marilyn M. Mackes].
“The Graying of the College Classroom,” The Gerontologist 23 (1983): 196–99 [with Edwin J. Kay, Barbara Jensen-Osinski, and Judith L. Aronson].
“Teaching Backwards,” The Bartel Lantern (Richmond, Indiana), 15 (Winter, 1984), pp. 1– 4; reprinted (revised) in Collected Essays of Foreign Languages and Literatures, edited by Zhang Cha, volume 3 (2010), a special issue of Foreign Language Teaching (Chengdu, China, Sichuan University Press), pp. 3–9; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 57–68).
“Why Teach?,” Alumni Magazine Consortium (Johns Hopkins University), November 1984, pp. I–IV; reprinted as “Why I Teach” in Reader’s Digest, May 1985, pp. 142–44, and from there in various international editions of the Reader’s Digest translated into at least eight languages (Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Greek, and Portuguese). It has been reprinted or condensed in several other magazines (e.g, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Fall 1985, pp.13–14), newspapers (e.g., Here and Now, November 1985, pp. 1–4), and books (e.g., a Chinese textbook, College English for Undergraduate Students in Humanities, Science, and Technology, ed. Li Ying Hua [Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 1987], vol. 3, pp. 108–14; and Student Handbook: Summer Training Program for Middle School Teachers, ed. Carolyn and Murl Dirkson [Anhui, China: English Language Institute, 1991, pp. 146–47]). It appeared in the Spring/Summer 1998 issue of Indiana Academe (Newsletter of the Indiana Conference of the AAUP); this article received brief mention in TIME Magazine (February 12, 2001) as being required reading for some two million students a year in China because of its inclusion in one of their English-language textbooks; reprinted in a 64-page gift-book format by Andrews McMeel, 2002; reprinted with a new Chinese translation in Fulbright Exchange (Winter, 2004), pp. 21–29; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 21–28).
“What Can You Do with an English Major?”, College English, January 1985, pp. 39–42; reprinted in the Summer 1985 Journal of College Placement, pp. 46–48, and excerpted in the October 1985 issue of Glamour Magazine, the April 1986 issue of Career Opportunities News, and the Fall 1985 English News (Kutztown University); cited by Albert B. Cook in a “Comment and Response” article in College English, with a brief response by me.
“Faculty Development and the Fight against Boredom,” in William E. Akin, ed., Faculty Development in Liberal Arts Colleges: An Unfinished Agenda for the ‘80s (Collegeville, PA: Ursinus College Publication, 1984), pp. 34–38.
“English in the Treetops,” Journal of Experiential Education, 8 (1985): 34–41; reprinted in Outdoor Education, (Bloomington: Phi Delta Kappa, 1987), pp. 333–41; reprinted in Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education, ed. Richard Kraft and Jim Kielsmeier (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1995), pp. 347–56; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 69–85).
“English and the World of Grit,” ADE Bulletin (Bulletin of the Association of Departments of English), No. 83 (Spring 1986), pp. 32–34.
“Writing the Alumni Career Profile: A Real-World Assignment for Composition Students,” College Composition and Communication 27 (1986): 351–53 [with Marilyn M. Mackes].
“The Joys of College Teaching,” National Forum, Winter, 1987, pp. 3-6; excerpt reprinted as “My Favorite Teachers” in Heath Guide to College Writing (D.C. Heath, 1992), p. 175.
“Bee Weekend,” Journal of Experiential Education 10 (1987): 23–27.
“ “Students Write Their Own WritingTextbook,” in Collective Wisdom: A Sourcebook of Lessons for Writing Teachers, ed. Robert Wiltenburg and Sondra J. Stang (New York: Random House, 1988), pp. 60–67.
“Teaching Excellence and Type,” Journal of Psychological Type 13 (1987): 23–33 [with Judith A. Provost and Barbara H. Carson].
“Effective Teaching and Type: The Words of Outstanding Professors,” in Applications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Higher Education (Palo Alto: Consulting Psychologists Press, 1987), pp. 220–45 [with Judith A. Provost and Barbara H. Carson].
“From the Other Side: An American Teacher in China,” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 1 (1990): 118–27; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 117–26). .
“Loving Teaching,” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 1 (1990): 1–8; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 29–39).
“Sparking Connections,” Lehigh Alumni Bulletin 77 (1990): 33–35.
“Honoring Teaching / Honor in Teaching,” University of Alabama Alumni Magazine 70 (1991): 36.
“The WPA Evaluation: A Recent Case History,” Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators 14 (1991): 69–73.
“Love in the Classroom,” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 2 (1991): 53–70 [with Rosemarie Tong]; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 161–60).
“The Honor in Teaching,” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 2 (1991): 145–54; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 87–104).
“What’s Your Horse: Motivating College Students to Learn,” Journal of Excellence in College Teaching 4 (1993): 9–26 [with Gretchen M. Beidler]; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 161–89).
“Learning to Teach,” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 5 (1994): 237–51 [with Rosemarie Tong].
“What Makes a Good Teacher,” in Inspiring Teaching: Strategies from the Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year, ed. John K. Roth (Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co., 1997), pp. 2–12. Reprinted in Relative to Teaching . . . [a quarterly newsletter put out by the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center of the University of Arkansas], November 2005, pp. 1–4, and February 2006, pp. 1–2; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 29–39); reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 41–56).
“The Hardships, Challenges, and Joys of Teaching in Asia,” ADE Bulletin, no. 123 (fall 1999), pp. 30–45 [with Joan Penzenstadler, Adam Knee, Tony Giffone, and Jian Shi].
“The Real World for English Majors: What It’s Really Like,” College English Notes (published by the New Jersey College English Association), Spring 2002 issue, pp. 6–9.
“Chaucer and the (He)art of Teaching: A Professor and Student in Dialogue,” forthcoming in a 2006 volume of essays on pedagogy called The Heart of Teaching, ed. Lynne Anderson and John Cartafalsa (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007), pp. 3–17 [with Sierra Gitlin]; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 191–210).
“What English Majors Do Out There, How They Feel about It, and What We Do about It,” ADE Bulletin number 133 (November 2003): 29–35. Reprinted in the MLA’s Profession 2003, December 2003, pp. 144–57.
“Terror + 48 Hours: First-Year Students Respond to the Attack on America,” in a special inaugural issue for fall 2003, of Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Writing Across the Curriculum. The special issue, edited by Carra Hood, is entitled The Extreme Real Example: Classrooms after the Events of September 11th 2001. Across the Disciplines is an on-line journal at http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/911.
“The R-Word: Two Sexagenarians on Why, How, and, Especially When to Retire from the Profession We Love,” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 19 (2008), pp. 177–92 [with Louise Van Vliet]; reprinted in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012, pp. 211–25).
“What Makes Good Teachers,” Teaching at ISU [Iowa State University] 20.1 (Fall 2007) pp. 3, 8.
“Deconstructing Teaching,” in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012), pp. 105–16.
“Pat the Cat,” in my Risk Teaching (Seattle: Coffeetown Press, 2012), pp. 227–30.