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 Curriculum Vitae

Clark L Draney , DA
855 Morningside Drive | Twin Falls , ID 83301
208-735-1111 | | http://

Education | Experience | Grants | Publications | Conferences | Administration | Service



“CSI is fortunate to have hired this fine professor - the material chosen was challenging, the critical thinking aspects outstanding, and the class esprit developed quickly. We all learned something, and we all were enriched. Outstanding in every respect.”

student evaluation,
College of Southern Idaho





“Never before in my college career have I had an instructor consider me as a peer.”

student evaluation,
Idaho State University








Professional Profile

Enable students to become creative problems solvers. Focus on teaching them to interrogate the particulars of various learning scenarios, and to collaborate with various resources—including each other, the texts and content of the course, and me—in developing strategies for addressing and solving the questions contained in such situations.


•  Doctoral degree in English with emphasis in Rhetoric & Composition.

•  Experienced in the use of computers to teach writing and literature.

•  Dedicated to stimulating life-long learning in students.


Education, Honors, & Certifications

Doctor of Arts, English/Rhetoric & Composition
Idaho State University , Pocatello , Idaho . May 2004

Master of Arts, English/American Studies
University of Utah , Salt Lake City , Utah . 2001

Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Utah , Salt Lake City , Utah . 1999



Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004

Father of the Year, Idaho Head Start Association, 2003


College Reading and Learning Association, Level II Tutoring Certificate


Key Qualifications

Background in composition, rhetoric, second-language acquisition, and literature. More than 7 years college-level teaching experience, including 4 years teaching on-line. Courses include English Composition, Critical Reading and Writing, Intermediate Composition, Introduction to Literature, Technical Communication, American Literature, World Mythology, and Introduction to World Literature.


Developed course materials—including the interface, content, examinations, extensive writing assignments of varying lengths, and assessment tools—for first-year composition courses, critical reading/writing courses, and literature courses.


“My writing skills have become stronger because of the way Dr. Draney has pushed my writing.”

student evaluation,
College of Southern Idaho





I was impressed by Clark 's preparedness, his ability to preempt student questions, and his appreciation of his students' needs .”

Janet Kaufman,
Assistant Professor, University of Utah



Professor of English
College of Southern Idaho , August 2011 to present

Associate Professor of English
College of Southern Idaho , August 2008 to 2011

Assistant Professor of English
College of Southern Idaho , August 2004 to 2008

Courses Taught:
English 090, Developmental Composition
English 101, English Composition I
English 101 on-line
English 102, English Composition II
English 102 on-line
English 175, Introduction to Literature
English 201, Intermediate Expository Composition
English 211, Survey of Literary Theory
English 215, Survey of World Mythology
English 267, Survey of English Literature I (on-line)
English 278, Survey of American Literature II

Graduate Teaching Fellow
Idaho State University , August 2001 to July 2004

Courses Taught:
English 101, English Composition
English 101 on-line, English Composition
English 102, Critical Reading and Writing
English 102 on-line, Critical Reading and Writing
English 110, Introduction to Literature
English 110 on-line, Introduction to Literature
English 258, Survey of World Literature

Part-time Instructor
Brigham Young University-Idaho, June to September 2003

Courses Taught:
English 316 – Technical Writing

Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Utah , 1999 to 2001

Courses Taught:
Writing 2010 – Intermediate Writing
Writing 3400 – Professional Writing



Collaborative Review (CoRev) Project. Selected as one of eight faculty and student grant participants. Idaho State Board of Education, Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) Program. This ongoing project seeks to develop open-source collaborative review software which can be implemented locally or at a distance via web-based technology. 2006-7 <>

English Studies Web (ESWeb) Project. Selected as one of four graduate student grant participants. Idaho State Board of Education, Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) Program. Part of ISU Gateway Courses Initiative. This three year project seeks to examine and develop pedagogically sound approaches to offering English general education courses online and hybrid instructional environments. 2002-4









“Dr. Draney is very enthusiastic and has a sense of humor in a professional way. He is easy to communicate with and is ALWAYS eager to help.”

student evaluation,
College of Southern Idaho









Scholarly Publications

“The Division Bell: Sounding the Differences Between Teachers and Policy Makers.” Currents in Electronic Literacy. Fall 2003 (7), <>

Conference Participation

Panel Participant
“Collaboration and English Composition Course Content: Towards an Energy-building Model,” Passports and Passages: Basic Writing Symposium at the CSI Extension Center in Hailey Idaho , April 2006

Panel Participant
“Building Best Practices: Managing Multiple Sections of English Composition Collaboratively,” Annual Philological Conference of the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University , April 2005

Panel Participant
“Collaboration and the Hybrid Curriculum: Rethinking General Education Courses in English.” Computers and Writing Conference . Honolulu , Hawai'i, June 2004

“College English in the New Millennium,” Annual Philological Conference of the English Graduate Student Association at Idaho State University , April 2004



Idaho State University Online Writing Lab (OWL), 2003-4 Redesigned and maintained World Wide Web and e-mail resources; conducted training for Writing Center tutors; headed efforts to integrate OWL sessions into daily Writing Center tutoring appointments.

Tutor Training Coordinator
Writing Center , Center for Teaching and Learning,
Idaho State University , October 2003 to May 2004

Writing Consultant
Writing Center , Center for Teaching and Learning
Idaho State University , May 2003 to May 2004


Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 2007

Honor's Program Advisory Committee, CSI, 2004-6

President, English Graduate Student Association, ISU, 2003-4

Chair, Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee (GSRSC), ISU, 2003-4

Humanities representative to GSRSC, ISU, 2002-2003

GSRSC representative to Research Coordinating Council, ISU, 2002-3

Graduate Student Representative, Promotion and Tenure Committee for Dr. Sonja Launspach, ISU, Fall 2003

Advanced Placement Reader – Century High School , Pocatello Idaho , August 2001 to May 2002

Composition Placement Review Committee – University Writing Program, University of Utah , August 2000 to May 2001


Professional Affiliations

National Council for Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs)
Modern Language Association

Computer Proficiencies

Operating Systems

Windows 95, 98, & XP, Macintosh, Windows 3.1, MS-DOS

Stand-Alone Applications

Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Powerpoint,
Photoshop, Fireworks,
Dreamweaver, FrontPage

Network Applications

WebCT, Blackboard
HTML, Eudora, Outlook
pcAnywhere, FTP
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Mozilla



available on request









“I believe that Clark 's potential for adding original and significant scholarly knowledge to our field is substantial.”

Stephen Adkison
Writing Center Director
Idaho State University









“ Clark fosters self learning and awareness. His enthusiasm for writing is contagious.”

student evaluation,
University of Utah



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