Dr. Amy E. Dayton
Director, University Writing Center
- (205) 348-9460
- 323 Lloyd Hall
- PhD, Rhetoric-Composition, University of Arizona, 2005
- Composition and Rhetoric
Amy E. Dayton completed her PhD in rhetoric-composition and MA in applied linguistics at University of Arizona (2005, 2000). Her research interests include historiography and archival research, women’s rhetoric, community literacy, language attitudes, qualitative research, and assessment/teacher training.
- Ethics and Representation in Feminist Rhetorical Research [with Jennie Vaughn]. U of Pittsburgh, 2021.
- Assessing the Teaching of Writing: Twenty-First Century Trends and Technologies. Logan, Utah: U Colorado/Utah State UP, 2015.
Articles and Book Chapters
- “A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place”: Reading Space, Place, and Gender from Anzia Yezierska to Marie Kondo.” Forthcoming in MELUS, 2022.
- “I Know It’s Going to Affect My Teaching: What Pre-Service Teachers Learn Through Tutoring Writing” [with Dorothy Worden]. Writing Program Administration 45.1 (2021). 110-129.
- “Jane Addams’ Rhetorical Ear,” In Overlooked Pragmatists. Ed by Robert Danisch. Palgrave Macmillan 2019.
- “Digital Literacy in Rural Women’s Lives.” Community Literacy Journal 9.2 (Spring 2015).
- “Making Sense (and Making Use) of Student Evaluations.” Assessing the Teaching of Writing: New Trends, New Technologies. Ed Amy Dayton. Logan, Utah: Utah State UP, 2015.
- “Bridging Gaps and Preserving Memories through Oral History Research and Writing.” [with Laren Hammonds, Lisa Matherson, and Leah Tollison]. English Journal 101.4 (2012): 75-80.
- “‘What the College Has Done For Me’: Anzia Yezierska and the Problem of Progressive Education.” College English 74.3 (2012): 215-233.
- “‘When I Close My Eyes, I Like to Hear English’: English Only and the Discourse of Crisis.” Enculturation 7.2 (2010): np. Online.
- “The Limits of Language: Literacy, Morality, and Transformation in Mary Antin’s The Promised Land.” MELUS: Journal of the Society for Ethnic Literature of the United States 34.4 (2009): 81-98.
- “Teaching English for A Better America.” Rhetoric Review 27.4 (2008): 397-414
Reviews & Interviews
- “Women, Remembered: A Review of Gaillet and Bailey.” Forthcoming in Peitho.
- Literacy in Motion: A Review of Susan Meyers’ Del Otro Lado: Literacy and Migration across the U.S.-Mexico Border and Kate Vieira’s American by Paper. Enculturation May 2019.
- “Expanding Borders and Forging New Paths: Perspectives on Writing Research.” [with Jennie Vaughn.] College English 76.1 (2013): 84-89.
- “Where do We Go From Here?” Review of Kelly Ritter’s Who Owns School? Authority, Students, and Online Discourse. Rhetoric Review 31.1 (2012): 85-87.
- “A Conversation with Victoria Purcell-Gates.” [Interview]. Community Literacy Journal 4.2 (2010): 19-32. Online
- Review of Eli Hinkel, Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar. In Composition Studies [On-line Edition] 33.2 (2005).
- Review of Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda, Landmark Essays in ESL Writing. In The Reading Matrix 2.1 (2002).