Geary, Alisha A
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 Alisha Geary

Lecturer Utah Valley University

English 1010, Introduction to Academic Writing

English 2010, Intermediate Academic Writing

English 2200, Introdction to Literature



M.S. Utah State University, 2006   Literature and Writing

            Areas:  Composition Theory, Writing Center Theory, and Literature

                        GPA: 4.0


B.S. Utah State University, 2003    Literary Studies

            Minors: British and Commonwealth Studies, Women and Gender Studies

            Graduated: Magna Cum Laude

            GPA: 3.8


A.S. Snow College, 2000   English

            Graduated: Magna Cum Laude

            GPA: 3.7


Teaching Experience:


Lecturer, English 1010, 2010, Intro to Lit English 2200 Utah Valley University  2008-2009

Adjunct Instructor, English 1010, 2010 Utah Valley State College                     2006-2008

Graduate Instructor, English 1010, Utah State University (8 sections)                 2003-2006

Graduate Instructor, English 2010, Utah State University (5 sections)                 2004-2006

Writing Center Director Apprentice, Utah Valley University                                 2003-2005

Writing Center Consultant, Writing Center, Utah Valley University                       2001-2005

Student Support Services Writing Tutor, Utah Valley University                         2000-2003

Writing Tutor and Lab Tech, Writing Lab, Snow College                                   1998-2000

30 hours of volunteer classroom observation and tutoring at Ephraim Elementary 1999-2000




AP English Language Reader                                                                            2008


HASS Student Senate Board Representative for USU English Department         2002-2003


Writing Center Director Apprentice                                                                    2003-2005

Includes lecturing in the English 4910 tutoring seminar for undergraduate and graduate tutors, researching, writing, and organizing the Practice Test Prompts booklet for remedial writing education in conjunction with Utah State’s Education Writing Proficiency Test, writing and revising sections of the Policies and Procedures for Tutors handbook, training Night Supervisors in data entry and management skills, assisting in on-the-job training for new tutors, developing a new tutoring textbooks curriculum, and helping with Writing Center administration duties.


Writing Center Internship, Utah State University                                            Jan. 2004-May 2004

Includes membership on the organizing and planning committee for the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference (RMPTC), layout and design of RMPTC Program and information packet, mediating and presenting at the RMPTC, acting as liaison for Allyn Bacon and Longman Publishers representatives, collecting biographies and pictures from tutors and graduate students for the Writing Center Website, designing a new bulletin board that included pictures and biographies of tutors, data base entry, Night Supervisor duties.

Graduate Special Projects Committee                                                                           2003-2004

Includes choosing a new English 1010 textbook and curriculum, spending volunteer hours in staff meetings, classes, and presentations involving the Writing Center, working as liaison between USU Extension site Writing Centers and the Logan Campus Writing Center.

Chairperson and Member of the Handbook Revision Committee                                   2003-2004

Includes organizing and supervising sectional revisions of the English 1010 departmental syllabus, writing new sections of the handbooks, and final revision and layout of the document.




Thesis: “’My Remedy Then is to Pluck It Out’: Early Modern Medicine and the Curing of a Shrew”



Guest Lecturer Utah Valley State College Writing Center Tutor Training, Oct. 2007.

Guest Lecturer Logan High School English Department In-Service Training, June 2004.

Guest Panelist Utah Valley University SOAR Program for at risk students, 2003, 2005.

Plagiarism Workshop: Utah State University Academic Ethics Week 2001.


Presentations at Professional Conferences:

 “’My Remedy Then is to Pluck It Out’: Early Modern Medicine and the Curing of a Shrew.”  Annual Intermountain Graduate Conference: Creative Connections. Logan, Utah. April 2006.


“Crossing the Bridge Between Experience and Meaning: Using Personal Soundtracks to Compose Personal Narratives.” College English In the New Millennium: Annual Philological Conference of the English Graduate Student Association.  Pocatello, Idaho. April 2004.


"Bridging the Gap Between Undergraduate and Graduate Work in the Writing Center.” 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference.  Logan, Utah. March 2004.


“Subverting Manifest Destiny in Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association Conference.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  February 2002.


“Let’s Talk About It: Using Dialogue in Peer Tutoring Sessions.” 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. April 2002.




Hidden Treasures from the Scriptures: The Battle is not Yours, It is the Lords, the Story of

Jehoshaphat.   Sandy: Leatherwood Press, 2007.

“Comfort” and “Adversity”. 50 Things that Really Matter To Latter Day Saints. Sandy:

Leatherwood Press, 2007.

“In Georgia’s Fields . . .” Scribendi. First Place Winner in Creative Non-Fiction, Graduate Division: Utah State University Writing Contest, 2004.

“A Time for Courage, Not Revenge.” Hard News Café. Utah State University. 09/14/01

“A Post Modern Tale of Loss.” Hard News Café. Utah State University. 10/23/01



Policies and Procedures Manual. Utah State Writing Center: 2002, 2003, 2004.

Welcome to the Writing Center, pamphlet, Utah State University Writing Center.

English 1010: Spring 2004 Handbook. Utah State University Writing Program.

English 1010: Fall 2005 Handbook, abridged copy. Utah State University Writing Program.


Honors and Awards


1st Place winner, Creative Non-fiction, Graduate Division.  Creative Writing Contest, 2004

The Mabel Carlson Fellowship, Fall 2005

The Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell Annual Graduate Fellowship, 2003

The Carlton and Edna Culmsee Scholarship, 2002

The Alice Tippets Memorial Book Scholarship, 2001

The Ester Erickson Wrigley Book Scholarship, 2001

Snow College Academic Achievement Award, Outstanding English Student, 2000


Membership in Academic and Professional Organizations:


National Council of the Teachers of English

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

Golden Key Honors Society


  Utah State University Teaching Evaluation Scores: (out of 6)


Year/Class           Overall Quality       Instructor         Total # of

                                 of Course           Effectiveness      Responses

Fall 2003

English 1010.006                      4.6                               4.7                               18

English 1010.034                      5.1                               5.3                               21


Spring 2004

English 1010.006                      5.2                               5.5                               17

English 1010.036                      5.4                               5.6                               10


Fall 2004

English 2010.004                      4.7                               5.2                               18

English 2010.021                      5.7                               5.9                               19


Spring 2005

English 2010.004                      5.4                               5.6                               16

English 2010.023                      4.9                               5.1                               21


Summer 2005               

English 2010.009                      5.9                               6.0                               7


Fall 2005

English 1010.020                      5.0                               5.4                               20

English 1010.045                      4.9                               5.4                               9


Spring 2006

English 1010.036                      5.3                               5.7                               6

English 1010.039                      5.3                               5.6                               17