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Trela Anderson

Dr. Trela Anderson

Dr. Trela Anderson
Associate Professor

Office:  Butler Building 130
Phone:  (910) 672-1933
Email:   tanderson@uncfsu.edu

Education

PhD
English Literature / Concentration in Creative Writing
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2004

MA
English Literature / Creative Writing, 
University of Georgia, 1997BA
English, Concentration in Writing 
University of Tennessee, 1994

Publications
"Strengthening College Students' Success through the RAC," Journal of College Reading and Learning, Volume 42 (1), Fall 2011.

"Reading Across the Curriculum: A Framework For Improving the Reading Habits and Abilities of College Students," Journal of College Literacy and Learning, Volume 37, Summer 2011.

Book review of From the Plantation to the Prison: African American Confinement Literature, edited by Tara T. Green. Langston Hughes Review, Volume 23, Fall 2009.

"Peer Editing Could Use Some Revision." The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2010.The Cinderella Stories: Lessons I Learned From my Grandmother, A Spiritual Memoir, VDM Publishing, February 2009.
"The Rules," Trillium Literary Journal, Fall 2007.

"Sugar Bread Dreams," Association for Research on Mothering, special issue on "Grandmothers And Grandmothering," November 2005."Embracing the I': Making Room for Creative Nonfiction in Composition Classes," Journal of College Writing, Fall 2003.

"Cinderella and God," Journal of College Writing, Fall 2003. 

"Sherley Anne Williams," Contemporary African American Novelists, Greenwood Press, 1999.   

Presentations
"Improving College Students' Reading Comprehension Skills through the RAC Faculty Course Revision Project," North Carolina Reading Association Conference, March 11 2013.

SAT Essay Writing Workshop, Fayetteville State University, S.T.E.M. Program (grant), Feb-March 2013.

GRE Saturday Workshops (Verbal Reasoning component), Ronald McNair Program, Fayetteville State University, Sept. 22-Oct. 13, 2012.SAT Essay Writing Workshop, Fayetteville State University, S.T.E.M. Program (grant), Feb-March 2012.

SAT Essay Writing Workshop, Fayetteville State University, S.T.E.M. Program (grant), Feb-March 2011.

"Reading Across the Curriculum: Strengthening Student Success through the RAC Faculty Course Revision Project," College Reading and Learning Association 43rd Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2010.

"Using the Reading Across the Curriculum Faculty Course Revision Model as a Means of Strengthening College Students' Success," 17th Annual HBCU Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2010.

"Using Daybooks and Daybook Reading Strategies in the Classroom: A Formula that Works," Education Week, Fayetteville State University, April 24, 2010

"Using Reading Strategies in the Classroom," Provost's Faculty Development Course, Fayetteville State University, Feb 2010."Using Reading Strategies in the Classroom," CAS Faculty Workshop, Fayetteville State University, Oct. 2009.

"Using Daybooks and Daybook Reading Strategies in the Classroom: A Formula that Works," Quality Educators' Academy, Cumberland County Schools, April 24, 2009

"Active Reading Strategies," Reading Across the Curriculum student workshop presented to Dr. Erin White's UNIV 101 students, April 24, 2009.

"Using Daybooks and Daybook Reading Strategies in the Classroom: A Formula that Works," Reading Across the Curriculum faculty workshop, Fayetteville State University, fall 2008

"Using Daybooks and Daybook Reading Strategies in the Classroom: A Formula that Works," Reading Across the Curriculum faculty workshop, Fayetteville State University, fall 2008.

"Who Am I To Judge: The Perils of Peer Editing in First-Year Composition Courses," 2008 Lilly Conference on College Teaching, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, February, 2008.

"Right-Brain Writing Assignments for Right-Brain Learners: Teaching Basic Writing Courses to Mostly African American College Students," College English Association, New Orleans, Louisiana," April 2007."Possessing the Land," College English Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 2006.

"Miracle on Inez Street," The Association for Research on Mothering's Conference on "Grandmothers and Grandmothering," Toronto, Canada, April 2004.

"Embracing the 'I': Making Room for Creative Nonfiction in Composition Classes,"Louisiana Association for College Composition Conference, Thibodaux, LA, February, 2003. (Also presented at the University of Louisiana Graduate Student Conference, April, 2003.)

"To Believe or Not to Believe: An Update on the Church's Fried Chicken Rumor in the Black   Community," American Folklore Society Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, October,   1999.

"An Examination of Class Struggle in Langston Hughes' 'High to Low,' 'Low to High,' and Gloria Naylor'sLinden Hills," College Language Association Conference, Tallahassee, Florida, April, 1998.

"Speaking a Language They Can Understand: The Use of the Mulatto in Frances Harper's Iola Leroy," National American Women Writers of Color Conference, Salisbury State University, Ocean City, Maryland, October, 1996. 

Grants
Reading Across the Curriculum, a Title III, federally-funded grant, 2008-2013.

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