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Patsy Callaghan received her BA and MA in English Education from the University of Washington. After teaching junior high English in the Seattle area, she moved to Eugene, Oregon, where she directed the Writing Tutor program and entered the doctoral program in English. While at the University of Oregon, she served five years as the Assistant Director of the Council for Minority Education, worked as a field researcher for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and completed a doctorate with emphasis in rhetoric, world literature, and folklore and mythology. In 1984, after teaching at Peninsula College for two years, she joined the faculty of CWU. While at Central, Patsy served as English department chair for eight years. In 2000, she was named Distinguished Professor for Service and Phi Kappa Phi Scholar of the Year, and in 2003, she received the College of Arts and Humanities Chair Service Award. Among her publications are two books, Literary Conversation: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Literature, and A Meeting of Minds: Strategies for Academic Writing and Inquiry.
Phi Kappa Phi Scholar of the Year, Central Washington University Chapter, 2000
Distinguished Professor for Service, Central Washington University, 2000
Faculty Speaker, CWU Presidential Inauguration, 2000
College of Arts and Humanities Chair Service Award, 2003
College Readiness Task Force: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington State, 2005-06.
Integrated Advisory Systems Workgroup, Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004-05.
Member, Board of Directors, Educational Service District #105, 1999-present.
Facilitator, Washington State Academic Achievement and Accountability Forum, Yakima, WA August, 2000.
Competency-Based Admissions Standards Project. Directed by the Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington State, 1998-2000.
Washington State Senior Writing Study: Effective Discipline-Oriented Writing. Directed by the Interinstitutional Committee of Academic Officers (ICAO) Accountability/Assessment Team, 1997-99.
A Meeting of Minds: Rhetoric for Readers and Writers. (With Ann Dobyns). Boston: Allyn & Bacon/Longman Press. 2004.
Second Edition: A Meeting of Minds: Strategies for Academic Inquiry and Writing, 2007.
Literary Conversation: Thinking, Talking and Writing About Literature. (with Ann Dobyns). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1996.
"Wayne Booth and the Ethics of Argument." In Keeping Company: Rhetoric, Pluralism and Wayne Booth. Ed. Fred Antczak. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1994.
"Interpretation and the Development of Critical Understanding." Perspectives: The Journal of the International Association of General and Liberal Studies, 21 (1) 24-32.
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Shannon Wilson (M.A. English 2007, B.A. English 2005) is now an Assistant Professor at Pierce Colleg