Michele A. Eodice
Michele Eodice is the Associate Provost for Academic Engagement and Director of the OU Writing Center at the University of Oklahoma. She earned a Ph.D. in English, writing her dissertation on co-authoring and collaborative writing in the classroom. Eodice’s ongoing research interests include co-authoring, collaborative writing, adult and higher education, developing faculty writing at universities, and student engagement and learning through writing practices.
From 1998-2006, Eodice was the founding director of the writing center at the University of Kansas. Currently she is a professor of writing at the University of Oklahoma, and as a program director and associate provost is involved with writing across the curriculum and other initiatives, such as academic service learning and community engagement.
At the University of Oklahoma, Eodice also holds affiliate faculty appointments with the Department of English and with the Adult and Higher Education program in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.
For many years Eodice was in leadership roles within the International Writing Centers Association, serving as president from 2007-2009. During that timeframe she traveled to several countries as a consultant in developing writing centers abroad. For six years she was a co-chair and facilitator for the IWCA Summer Institute for Writing Center Directors and Professionals.
Eodice has been a director of a writing center and a leader in the field of writing centers for over 20 years; she currently serves as editor of The Writing Center Journal, the primary research journal of the International Writing Centers Association.(writingcenterjournal.org)
Among her publications, two books are the products of important collaborations, (First Person)2 : A Study of Co-Authoring in the Academy (2001), written with Kami Day, and The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice (2007), written with Anne Ellen Geller, Frankie Condon, Meg Carroll, and Elizabeth H. Boquet.
Eodice works extensively with faculty and graduate student writers and facilitates writing groups, camps, and retreats across the country. With Anne Ellen Geller as co-editor, she published Working with Faculty Writers (2013), a book that details the range of national best practices in programmatic support for faculty writers.
Several contributions to collections have expanded a career-long theme of work that combines understanding writing practices and students’ learning of writing with collaboration and co-authoring. One chapter, “Creativity in the Writing Center” appears in a 2009 award winning collection, Creative Approaches to Writing Center Work.
Also, with co-researchers Anne Ellen Geller and Neal Lerner, she is writing up a study of students’ meaningful writing experiences for a 2016 publication (Utah State University Press) (meaningfulwritingproject.net).
Eodice serves on several editorial and advisory boards, including academic journals and university presses. Currently Eodice is the state of Oklahoma higher education level policy analyst for the National Council of Teachers of English and a member of the Research and Innovation Advisory Board for the organization Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL).
She was a scholar-in-residence at Miami University (Ohio) during her recent sabbatical and visited several writing centers in the Midwest, Canada, and Northeast regions.
Back at OU (FALL 2015) she focuses on supporting faculty writers and forwarding the goals of the Writing Enriched Curriculum program.