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Northwest Missouri State University

Mindee Lieske

Mindee Lieske



2875 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2010

Assistant Professor


  • Doctorate in Philosophy (ABD), Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Composition and TESOL
  • Master of Arts, California State University, Northridge: Rhetoric and Composition
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California: English, Creative Writing

Courses Taught

  • English 111
  • English 112
  • English 315
  • English 380
  • English 430
  • Composition
  • Pedagogy and Writing Center Theory

Academic Interests

  • Composition
  • Writing for Publication
  • Genre Theory and Genre Studies
  • Digital Literacy and Digital Mediums
  • Writing in the Professions
  • Writing Centers and Writing Center Scholarship

Scholarly Activity

  • Critical Response to "Burnout" by Stephen Puklin. Skinnell, Ryan, Judy Holiday, Christine Vassett, and Thomas Skeen, eds. What We Wish We'd Known: Negotiating Graduate School. Fountainhead Press. [under contract]. 
  • International Writing Centers Association joined with National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Session Panelist: Moving from Teacher to Tutor and Back AgainPresentation: "Through the Various Tutor Landscapes" Baltimore, MD. November 2010
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Session Panelist: Mixing It Up: A First Year Experience in the Contact Zone Louisville, KY. March 2010
  • Academic Literacies Symposium Multi-media Presentation: "Who Owns Language?" Indiana, PA. February 2010

Other Professional Experiences

  • The Crimson Quill, Founder and Executive Editor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
  • The Crimson Quill has become an annual publication of exemplary writings from the previous year's English students.

Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • International Writing Centers Association
  • Pop Culture Association of America/American Culture Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary Honors Society)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society)