Director, First Year Writing Program
Dr. Lang's research interests include computer-based instruction in composition and literature, intellectual property issues, hypertext, and textual theory.Articles
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Short Articles and Reviews
- "Redevelop, Redesign, and Refine: Expanding the Functionality and Scope of TTOPIC into Raider Writer."Co-authored with Robert Hudson. Designing Web-Based Applications for 21st Century Writing Classrooms. Eds. George Pullman and Baotong Gu. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, 2013. pp. 37 – 49.
- Lang, S., Baehr, C., (2012). "Data Mining—A Hybrid Methodology for Complex and Dynamic Research." College Composition and Communication 64(1), 172 – 194.
- Baehr, C., Lang, S. (2012). "Hypertext Theory: Rethinking and Reformulating What We Know in Web 2.0". Journal of Technical Writing and Communication 42(1), 39 - 56.
- Lang, S. (2010). “Response to Catherine Gouge’s “Conversation at a Critical Moment: Hybrid Courses and the Future of Writing Programs.””. College English 72(5), 554 - 558.
- “Electronic Plagiarism Checkers: Barriers to Developing an Academic Voice.” Co-authored with Kathleen Gillis, Monica Norris, and Laura Palmer. The WAC Journal 20 (November 2009): 51 – 62.
- “Replicating and Extending Aspects of the Graduate Seminar in Distance Education” Online Education. Eds. Kelli Cargile-Cook and Keith Grant-Davie. Baywood Press, 2005.
- “New Process, New Product: Redistributing Labor in a First-Year Writing Program.” Market Matters: Applied Rhetoric Studies and Free Market Competition. Ed. Locke Carter. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2005.
- “Integrating the Web into an Introductory Technical Communication Course.” Technical Communication and the World Wide Web. Ed. Michael Day and Carol Lipson. Mahwah, NJ: LEA, 2005. 305 – 21.
- “Why Write, and to Whom: Revisiting Concepts of Audience and Purpose.” Teaching/Writing in the Late Age of Print. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2003. 265 - 76
- “Electronic Dissertations: Preparing Students for Our Pasts, or Their Future?” College English 64.6 (July 2002): 680 – 95.
- “Who Owns the Course? Online Composition Courses in an Era of Changing Intellectual Property Law.” Computers and Composition 15.2 (August 1998): 215 - 28.
- “Teaching Writing with Computers.” Instructor’s Annotated Edition of the Little, Brown Handbook. New York: Longman Publishers, 1997. 63 - 77.
- “Converging (or Colliding) Traditions: Integrating Hypertext into Literary Studies.” Texts and Textuality: Textual Instability, Theory, Interpretation, and Pedagogy. New York: Garland Press, 1997. 291 – 312.
- Tenure2000: A Special Edition of Computers and Composition. Co-edited with Janice R. Walker and Keith Dorwick. 17.1 (April 2000).
- Response to Catherine Gouge’s “Conversation at a Critical Moment: Hybrid Courses and
the Future of Writing Programs.” College English 72.5 (May 2010): 554 – 8.
Note from the Editors. Co-authored with Janice R. Walker and Keith Dorwick. Computers and Composition 17.1 (April 2000): 1 – 7.
- “Overlooked Issues in Integrating Information Technology into the Humanities Classroom: Reconciling Administrators and Instructors.” Technology and Communications: Catalyst of Educational Change. 2 (March 1996): 484 -7.
- English 101 Meets Hypermedia--Visions of the 21st Century Classroom.” Conference Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference on Technology and Education. Austin: University of Texas College of Education, 1994. 679 – 81
- “The Impact of Computers in an Introductory Literature Course.” Conference Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Technology and Education. Edinburgh: CEP Consultants, Ltd. 1992.
- Review of Cultures of Vision: Images, Media, and the Imaginary. Kairos: A Journal
for Teachers in Webbed Writing Environments. (June 1996).
- “Creating Communities of Learners Using Hypertext.” ERIC/RCS Document 350 600.
- "What Writing Programs have to Gain from Big Data." Keynote at USF's Big Data and Writing Studies Colloquium, Tampa, FL. (January 2014).
- The Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Savannah, GA. "Dynamic and Immediate Assessment: The "New Normal" of Writing Programs." (July 2013).
- "From Page to Stage: US/Bulgarian New Drama Development Workshop." Sponsored by The American Embassy in Bulgaria; The Art Office, and The Drama League of New York. Sofia, Bulgaria. (November 2012).
- Arts Month, The Foundation Center, New York, "Online and Silent Auctions for Non-Profits," Peer Reviewed/Refereed. (October 2011).
- Theatre in America: Opportunities for International Cooperation, The American Embassy in Bulgaria; The Art Office, The American Corner, Sofia City Library, "Philanthropy, the American Model for Fundraising, and Serving on Arts Boards," International. (November 2010).
- Arts Month, The Foundation Center, New York, NY, "The Art of Serving on Arts Boards," National. (October 2010).
- Assessment Symposium Luncheon, TTU Office for Planning and Assessment, Lubbock, TX, "Assessment in First-Year Writing," Local. (April 2010).
- "Distributed Grading and Grade Distribution: Using 20 Years of Grades in First-Year Writing as the Basis for Instructor and Student Assessment." Presentation at the 10th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference, College Station, TX, February, 2010.
- "Plagiarism Detection Technology: From the roundtable to the grail—deconstructing Turnitin and Safe Assignment." Paper presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.
- "From play to work: Nontraditional technologies in the "traditional" classroom." Paper presented at the 12th Annual ATTW Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.
- "Using Databases in First-Year Writing to Assess and Improve." Presentation at the 9th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference, College Station, TX, February, 2009.
- "Organizational Datamining: Flagging Documents." Presentation at the 22nd Computers and Writing Conference, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.
- "It's All in the Query: Organizational Datamining and the Future of Research in Writing Instruction." Paper presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 2006.
- "Synchronous Presentations in Distance Graduate Seminars." Presentation at the 19th Computers and Writing Conference, Lafayette, IN, 22 – 25 May, 2003.
- "An Introduction to ICON (Interactive Composition Online)." Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2003.
- "Technologically Incorrect II: A Rambunctious Roundtable on Controversial Issues." Roundtable Discussion at the 17th Computers and Writing Conference, Muncie, IN, 17 – 20 May 2001.
- "It's 2001, and We're Off to Teach the Wizard: A Dialogue about (and with) Asynchronous Learning Networks." Roundtable Discussion at the 16th Computers and Writing Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, 25 – 28 May 2000.
- "CCCC Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for Work with Technology." Paper presented at 1999 MLA Convention, Chicago, IL, 27 – 30 December 1999. Session sponsored by MLA's Committee on Computers and Emerging Technologies.
- "Instrument Flight Required: Plotting Safe Courses for Alternative Format Dissertations and Theses." Panel Organizer and Proposal Writer. Individual presentation: "Multiple Defenses: Intellectual and Logistic Issues Involved in Directing Alternative Format Dissertations and Theses." The 50th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA 24 - 27 March 1999.