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Baylynne VanWagenen



  • M.A., English Composition, California State University, Sacramento. 2014.
  • B.A., English, Brigham Young University, Provo. 2010.


Teaching and Research Interests

Writing about Writing, First-year Writing, Threshold Concepts of Writing, Anti-racist Pedagogies


Selected Publications, Presentations, and Professional Activities

“Revealing and Decoding the ‘Hidden Curriculum.’” University of California, Merced. Equity-Advancing Showcase for Educators. May 2021.

“Writing Diagnostic Design: Task Analysis of Program Wide Assessment.” University of California, Merced. Assessment as Research Symposium. March 8, 2017.

“Bringing Context to the Forefront: Writing Assignments that Teach Discourse Community Awareness.” California State University, Sacramento, Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Conference, April 17, 2015.

"Embracing Digital Literacies: A Study of First-Year Students' Digital Compositions." Xchanges: An Interdisciplinary Technical Communication and Writing Journal. January 2015.

“The Power and Placement of Words: A Humanist Approach to Rhetorical Analysis.” California State University, Sacramento, English Studies Conference. May 17, 2013.

“Renovation Gone Wrong: New Banking Pedagogy in the Composition Classroom.” Co-presenter at University of Nevada, Reno, Renovation Conference. March 2, 2013.

“Assignments, Rubrics, and Activities.” Presentation for Graduate English Teaching Associates. April 5, 2013.

“Love and Rhetoric in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.” California State University, Fullerton Shakespeare Symposium. November 17, 2012.


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