College of Humanities & Social Sciences

English Faculty - Donna Qualley

Donna Qualley

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-3256
Office: HU 319


PhD, University of New Hampshire
MA, University of Hampshire
BA, University of Kentucky

Portrait of Donna Qualley

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Writing Studies
  • Literacy Studies
  • Writing and Reading Pedagogies
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • Qualitative Methods and Research Writing
  • Young Adult Literature

Selected Publications

Selected Articles & Chapters:

“How Digital Writing and Design Can Sustain Reading or: Prezi is not Just for Presentations—Well, Now, Maybe It is.” Blurred Lines: Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies (forthcoming 2019)

“Afterword: With and Because of Genevieve.” The Rhetoric of Participation: Interrogating Commonplaces In and Beyond the Classroom, edited by Paige V. Banaji, Lisa Blankenship, Katherine DeLucca, and Lauren Obermark, (forthcoming 2018).

“Building a Conceptual Topography of the Transfer Terrain.” Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer, edited by Jessie Moore and Chris Anson (2016)

“After Words: Some Thoughts.” Composition and Literacy Studies (2013) .

Reading in the Dark: When the Teacher and Student Are Still in Transition” Reader: Essays on Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy (2012)

“Trying on an Approach to Rewriting and Teaching English 101.” Reader: Essays on Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy (2008)

“Split at the Root: The Vulnerable Administrator.” Co-authored with Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater, WPA: Journal of Writing Program Administration, (2007).

Books & Edited Collections:

Reader: Essays on Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy, Guest Editor for a special issue on disciplinary ways of teaching reading in English studies (2010).

Turns of Thought: Teaching Composition as Reflexive Inquiry (1997)

Pedagogy in the Age of Politics: Writing and reading (in) the Academy (co-edited with Patricia A. Sullivan, 1994).