Scholarship & Research


Faculty Publications 

Brinkerhoff, R. & Sorensen, I.  (Forthcoming), “Outcome Assessment of an Accelerated Developmental Math Program that Provides a Self-Paced, Review Environment.”  Accepted to MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER EDUCATIONChang, K., & Jorgensen, M. (in review). Reasoning for the division of polynomials. MathAMATYC Educator.

Chang, K., Brinkerhoff, R., & Backus, E. “The Effect of Mathematics Hybrid Courses on Students’ Mathematical Beliefs” (under revision)

Chang, K., & Jorgensen, M. Reasoning for the Division of Polynomials (under review)

Chang, K. A Tool for Modeling Rate Problems (under review)

Garcia, Elena. Forthcoming (2015),  “Graduate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum”

Jorgensen, M. E. (in review). Simulating outside-the-classroom maths with in-class word problems. Conference Proceedings for the 21st Annual Conference of Adults learning Mathematics.

Jorgensen, M. E. (in review). Using mathematics autobiographies to help students identify critical moments important to their success. Conference Proceedings for the 20th Annual Conference of Adults learning Mathematics.

Marrott, Deborah and Preston, Jacqueline. (Forthcoming), “Basic Writing at Utah Valley University.” Working Writing Programs: A Reference of Innovations, Issues, and Opportunities. Ed. Bryna Siegel Finer, Utah State University Press. 

Mgonja, T., & Chang, K. The Gap of Strategy Transfer in Solving Linear Equations with Fractions (under revision)

Lars Eggertsen, Ian Sorensen, Roxanne Brinkerhoff & Jae Song “The Effect of the Emporium Model of Computer Based Teaching on Students’ Levels of Math Anxiety” (under revision)

Preston, Jacqueline. (Forthcoming), “Postcomposition and the Working Class: The Writing Space as a Dialectical Space” Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working ClassEd. William Thelin and Genesea Carter Contracted with publisher

Rysdam, Sheri and Lisa Johnson-Shull. (Forthcoming), “From Cruel to Collegial: Developing a Professional Ethic in Peer Response to Student Writing.” Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Collaborative Peer Review and Response in the Writing Classroom.

Duttagupta, C. Forthcoming (February 2015), Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing 4th ed. 

Garcia, Elena. Forthcoming (Summer 2015), Rhetorics and Literacies Across the University, Pearson Textbook

Preston, Jacqueline. Forthcoming (Sept. 2015), “(Project)ing Literacy: Writing to Assemble in a Postcomposition FYW Classroom,” College, Composition, and Communication.

Gardner, D., & Marszalek, J. (2014). Does the sustainability of comprehensive intervention programs depend on parent involvement? Sage Open 

Henry, T. (2014) Multimodal Literacies for Software Testing: A Practical Guide to Software Testing Documentation.

Henry, T. (2014) Abstracts in The Bedford/St. Martin's Bibliography of Basic Writing. Fourth Edition. (Eds.) Chitralekha Duttagupta and Greg Glau.

Jorgensen, M. E. (2014). Barriers to curricular change in general education mathematics at a large public institution (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Loftus, Jane, & Backus, Ellen. (March 2014) “Creating an Inclusive and Sustainable Community Engagement Program.” International Mentoring Association Conference.

Moulton, B., & Brown, B. (February, 2014). “A user-friendly approach to binomial sums coefficient.” MathAMATYC Educator, 5(2).

Porter, E. & Brinkerhoff, R. “The Collaborative Syllabus: What Happens when Developmental Students are Allowed to Choose Course Requirements?” Math AMATYC Educator, February 2014, Vol. 5 Number 2

Preston, Jacqueline and Hilst, Joshua C. (2014), The Write Project: A Concise Rhetoric for the Writing Classroom. Fountain Head Press.

Bender, M., Stemkoski, M., Fulwider, M., Walker, T. Atanasovski, D. (March/April 2013).  “Teaching and Learning for Artists and Their Works of Art within the Market Model: A Discussion of Value.”  American Journal of Business Education

Chang, K. (2013). Redeem reasoning. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 18(7), 396-399. 

Garcia, Elena. (Nov 2013), “Experiencing the Benefits of Difference within Multidisciplinary Graduate Writing Groups.”Henry, T. & Rysdam, S., eds. (2013). Living, Learning, and Composing in College Cultures.  Boston, MA: Pearson (Reader).

Henry T. (2013) Writing In, Out, and Through Creative Nonfiction. Utah English Journal. 41.

Henry, T., Hilst, J., & Fox, R. (2013) Remembering Basic Composition. CBWe: The Basic Writing E-Journal. 10.1.

Henry, T. (2013) Towards a Technological Theory of Electronic Portfolios.  Computers & Composition Online. (Winter 2013).

Johnson, B. A., & S. L. Shaulskiy (2013), “Understanding Digital Distractions to Improve Teaching and Learning,” Comparative & International Higher Education 5, no. 1.

Rysdam, Sheri. “Basic Writing and Race: A Symposium.” Reviews of the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication for Kairos: A Journal of rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Dr. Thomas Henry and Dr. Sheri Rysdam. (2013), Living, Learning, and Composing in College Cultures: An English 0890 Reader for Utah Valley University. Boston: Pearson.

Bender, M., Stemkoski, M., Fulwider, M., Walker, T. Atanasovski, D. (October 2012).  Teaching and Learning for Artists and Their Works of Art within the Market Model: A Discussion of Value. 

Brown, C. (2012), "The Effects of Requiring Study Group Participation Associated with Students’ Attitudes and Achievement in Developmental Math," MathAMATYC Educator

Chang, K., He, J. & Biggs, B. (2012, November). Exploring U.S., Taiwan, and Mainland China Textbooks’ Treatment of Linear equations. 

Chang, K. & Floden, R. (2012). The effect of structure-based instruction on the transfer of learning to solve algebra word problems. 

Duttagupta, C. (2012), "Review of Basic Writing by Rebecca Mlynarczyk and George Otte," Teaching English in the Two-Year College

Duttagupta, C., Glau, G. (2012), Everyday Writing, Boston: Pearson

Garrison, N., & Gardner, D. (2012). Assets First-Generation College Students Bring to the Higher Education Setting. Paper presented at the American Society for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Nov 15, 2012. Las Vegas, NV.

Henry, T. (2012) Book Review: “Writing Across the Curriculum: A Critical Sourcebook.” Utah English Journal.  40 (2012).

Henry, T. (2012), "Towards a Technological Theory of Electronic Portfolios," Computers & Composition Online

Henry, T., Hilst, J., Fox, R. (2012), "Remembering Basic Composition," Basic Writing E-Journal, 10.1

Henry, T., Pettersson, J. (2012), "Formulaic Sequences in Utah Higher Education Policy," Utah Valley University Faculty Conference Proceedings Journal, 4

Henry, T., Pettersson, J. (2012), "Teaching Textual Recycling: Towards a Lexical Approach in Composition (for Traditional and Second-Language Students)," Utah English Journal, 40

Hilst, J. (2012), "(Neo)Expressivism in Composition: Deleuze," Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture

Howard, Laurel, & Whitaker, Martha. (2012) “Unsuccessful and Successful Mathematics Learning: Developmental Students’ Perceptions.” Journal of Developmental Education.

Johnson, B. A., & D. J. Harreld (August 2012), “Nurturing Independent Learning in the Undergraduate Student in History: A Faculty-Student Mentoring Experience,” Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning 20, no. 3 (2012):361-378.

Kimball, B. A. & B. A. Johnson (2012), “The Inception of the Meaning and Significance of Endowment in American Higher Education, 1890-1930,” Teachers College Record 114, 

Kimball, B. A., & B. A. Johnson (May 2012), “The Beginning of ‘Free Money’ Ideology in American Universities: Charles W. Eliot at Harvard, 1869-1909,” History of Education Quarterly 52, no. 2 (2012): 222-250.

Rysdam, S., (2012), "Class Considerations: An Exploration of Literacy, Social Class, and Family," Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture

Rysdam, S., (2012), "The Political Economy of Contingency," Forum: Newsletter for Issues about Part-time and Contingent Faculty in Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 39.2, A10-A15

Rysdam, S. (2012). “Taken at Our Word: Making a Fundamental Agreement When Responding to Student Writing.” Co-authored with Lisa Johnson-Shull. Issues in Writing. 19.1 (2012): 25-40. 

Sorensen, I. (2012), "The Use of Group Quizzes in Developmental Courses," MathAMATYC Educator. (4)