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Barbara D'Angelo

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Clinical Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Barbara D'Angelo is clinical associate professor of technical communication. She received her doctorate in technical communication and rhetoric from Texas Tech University and her master's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

D'Angelo's research interests include writing assessment; the impact of assessment on curriculum development, outcomes, and pedagogy; threshold concepts and transfer of learning; metacognition; and information literacy.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University 2008
  • M.S.LIS. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1997
  • B.A. Emmanuel College 1982
Research Interests: 

Barbara D'Angelo's research interests include writing assessment; the impact of assessment on curriculum development, outcomes, and pedagogy; threshold concepts and transfer of learning; metacognition; and information literacy.

Publications: 

Books

D’Angelo, B.J.; Jamieson, S.; Maid, B.M. & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2017). Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines. WAC Clearinghouse/University of Colorado Press. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/infolit/.

Book Chapters

Maid, B.M. & D’Angelo, B.J. A conversation: Academic and workplace information skills. In: Information Literacy and Writing Studies. G. Veach, ed. Purdue, IN: Purdue University Press.  Forthcoming.

Maid, B. & D’Angelo, B. (2017). Recognizing realities. In LABORED. The state(ment) and future of work in composition. R. McClure, D.V. Goldstein, & M.A. Pemberton, eds. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, pp. 187-206.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2017). Proposal writing in technical communications. In: Twenty Writing Assignments in Context.  M. Bender & K. Waltonen, eds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Maid, B.M. & D'Angelo, B.J. (2017). Threshold concepts: Integrating and applying information literacy and writing instruction. In: Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines. B.J. D'Angelo, S. Jamieson, B.M. Maid, & J. Walker, eds. WAC Clearninghouse/University of Colorado Press. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/infolit/chapter2.pdf

D’Angelo, B.J. & Maid, B.M. (2015). Metaliteracy learning of RN to BSN Students: A fusion of disciplinary values and discourses. In: Metaliteracy in Practice. T. Jacobson & T. Mackey, eds. Chicago: Neal Shuman. Pp. 47-71.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2013). Understanding the relationship between good research and good writing. In: Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Student Research. M. Deyrup & E. Bloom, eds. Lanham: Scarecrow Press.  pp. 13-24.

 D’Angelo, B.J. & Maid, B.M. (2013). ePorts: Making the passage from academics to workplace. In: ePortfolio Performance Support Systems:  Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in Public Workplaces. R. Rice and K. Willis, eds. Fort Collins, CO: Parlor Press, http://wac.colostate.edu/books/eportfolios.

Maid, B.M. & D’Angelo, B.J. (2013). Why do we bother to teach research: Our students can find everything online. In: The New Digital Scholar: Exploring and Enriching the Research and Writing Practices of NexGen Students. J. Purdy and R. McClure, eds. American Association of Information Science and Technology.pp. 295-312.

Maid, B.M. & D’Angelo, B.J. (2012). Is rhetorical knowledge the uber outcome? In: The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later. D. Roen, D. Holstein, N. Behm, and G. Glau, eds. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, pp. 257-270.

Maid, B.M. & D’Angelo, B.J. (2012). What do you do when the ground beneath your feet shifts? In: Online Education 2.0: Evolving, Adapting and Reinventing Online Technical Communication. Kelli Cargile-Cook & Keith Grant-Davies, eds. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press, pp. 11-23.

Maid, B.M. & D'Angelo, Bj.J. The WPA outcomes, information literacy, and challenges of outcomes-based curricular design. Teaching and Assessing Writing: A Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration (2012).

Peer-reviewed Articles

D’Angelo, B.J.; Vana, K.; Meeks, M. (2021). Peer review and the formation of writing identity in RN-BSN students. In preparation.

Stevens, C.J.; D’Angelo, B.; Rennell, N.; Muzyka, D.; Pannabecker, V. & Maid B. (2014). Cultivating writing skills in online RN-BSN students: An innovative approach. Nurse Educator. 39(1):17-21.

D'Angelo, B.J. (2012). Beyond academics: Re-conceptualizing information literacy for workplace relevance. Library Trends, 60(3):636-649

D’Angelo, B.J. & Maid, B.M. (2005). Beyond instruction: Integrating library service in support of information literacy. Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 9(1/2):55-63. Co-published simultaneously in Improving Internet Reference Services to Distance Learners (William Miller and Rita M. Pellen, eds.).

D’Angelo, B.J. & Maid, B.M. (2004). Moving beyond definitions: Implementing information literacy across the curriculum. Journal of Academic Librarianship. 30(3):212-217.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

D'Angelo, B.J. Social media community management: Implications for the business communication curriculum. Proceedings of the 75h Annual Convention of the Association for Business Communication (2010).

D'Angelo, B.J. Using Portfolio Assessment to Discover Student Learning. Proceedings of the 74th Annual Convention of the Association for Business Communication (2009).

Non-peer Reviewed Articles

Barbara D'Angelo. Information and Knowledge Management: What Technical Communication Can Learn From Library Science. Information Design and Architecture Special Interest Group, Society for Technical Communication (2006).

Research Activity: 

Presentations

D'Angelo, B.J. (2021). Peer review and engagement in professional identity formation. 2021 Forum for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Catalyzing Conversations: Energizing SoTL. Mt. Royal University, Nov. 11-12, 2021.

D’Angelo, B.J.; Vana, K.; Meeks, M. (2021). 1 designer, 3 instructors, 7.5 weeks, 200_ nurses: Why more process saved us all. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Fort Collins, CO. (conference postponed from 2020; to be held online in August 2021).

Maid, B.M. & D’Angelo, B.J. (2017). Developing an assessment strategy for a graduate writing program. Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference. Knoxville, TN. (panel member)

D’Angelo, B.J. (2017). Cultivating collaboration between information literacy & writing instruction. Conference on College Composition & Communication Annual Conference. Portland, OR. (panel member)

Maid, B.M.; D’Angelo, B.J., & Grettano, T. (2016). The WPA and information literacy. Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.

D'Angelo, B.J. & Maid, B.M. (2015). The IL framework and WPA OS: Threshold concepts and metaliteracy. Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2014). Multidisciplinary approach to improve RN-BSN students’ writing outcomes. National League for Nursing Education Summit 2014, Phoenix, AZ (Panel member).

D’Angelo, B.J. (2014). The connection between learning to write and professionization in health and human services professions. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  (panel member)

D’Angelo, B.J. (2014). Entering the online instructional stream: A roundtable discussion for current and future online teachers. Association of Teachers for Technical Writing Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. [panel member]

D’Angelo, B. J. (2012). Hallmarks of professionalism: A writing course for nursing majors. Association for Business Communication Annual International Convention, Honolulu, HI.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2012). Working collaboratively to develop writing skills for nurses. International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference 2012, Savannah, GA.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2012). The WPA Outcomes Statement, information literacy: Mediating information. Panel session on Communicating in Digital Environments – Implications for the WPA Outcomes Statement. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St.Louis, MO. [panel member]

D’Angelo, B.J. (2010). Social media community management: Implications for the business communication curriculum. Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

D'Angelo, B.J. (2009). Using portfolio assessment to discover student learning. Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, Portsmouth, VA.                                                            

D’Angelo, B.J. & White, O. (2009). Learning from our stakeholders: Using research to redesign a business writing course. Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, Lake Tahoe, NV.

D’Angelo, B.J. More than mere collections : Portfolios as direct and authentic assessment of information literacy outcomes. International Federation of Library Associations, Quebec City, Quebec. Paper published in conference proceedings.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2007). Information literacy and writing: A rhetorical analysis of standards and outcomes. Council of Writing Program Administrators Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ.

D’Angelo, B.J. (2007). Rhetoric, information, technology, and assessment: Using the WPA Outcomes Statement to craft program identity. Panel session: “Refactoring Identities in a Culture of Assessment: Rhetorical and Technical Approaches to Program Review and Development” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 443Grant & Proposal Writing
TWC 543Grant & Proposal Writing
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 501Fundamentals of Technical Comm
TWC 504Applied Rhetoric and Tech Comm
TWC 506Research Design & Development
TWC 593Applied Project
TWC 595Continuing Registration
TWC 596Capstone
TWC 599Thesis
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 504Applied Rhetoric and Tech Comm
TWC 506Research Design & Development
TWC 593Applied Project
TWC 595Continuing Registration
TWC 596Capstone
TWC 599Thesis
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 443Grant & Proposal Writing
TWC 543Grant & Proposal Writing
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 443Grant & Proposal Writing
TWC 543Grant & Proposal Writing
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 362Writing in Health Professions
TWC 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 504Applied Rhetoric and Tech Comm
TWC 506Research Design & Development
TWC 593Applied Project
TWC 595Continuing Registration
TWC 599Thesis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 347Written Comm for Managers
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TWC 504Applied Rhetoric and Tech Comm
TWC 505Research in Tech and Appl Comm
Honors / Awards: 

Life Member, Beta Phi Mu Honor Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit, Association for Business Communication, 2011

 

Professional Associations: 

Association for Business Communication

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

MS, Technical Communication: Student Thesis/Applied Project Committees

Tessa Audet, applied project committee chair (Spring 2017)

Heather Babiar, thesis committee chair (anticipated Spring 2018)

Eryn Bailey, applied project committee chair (anticipated Spring 2018)

Samantha Diaz, applied project committee member (anticipated Fall 2017)

Gerardo Garcia, applied project committee member (2017)

Portia Gresham, applied project committee member (anticipated Spring 2018)

Danielle Hunt, thesis committee member (anticipated Spring 2018)

Julie Kurth, applied project committee member (anticipated Spring 2019)

Shaun O’Brien, thesis committee member (anticipated Fall 2017)

Tara O’Brien, thesis committee member (anticipated Fall 2017)

Logan Parkerson, thesis committee member (2016)

Samuel Pollock, thesis committee chair (anticipated Spring 2018)

Eileen Schulman, thesis committee member (anticipated Spring 2018)

Chadwick Sterling, thesis committee chair (2017)

Andrea Wheeler, applied project committee chair (anticipated Spring 2018)

Corrie Wilder, applied project committee member (2017)

Amy Wood, applied project committee member (2017)

Elisabeth Wrede, applied project committee member (anticipated Spring 2018)    

Service: 

Professional

  • University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association, Board of Directors (elected), 2015-
    Secretary, 2016-2018
  • Journal of Information Literacy, Reviewer, 2014-
  • Quality Matters Reviewer, 2013-
  • Association for Business Communication, Employment Opportunities Board, 2013 -
  • Bedford-St. Martin’s Focus Group, July 2017
  • Textbook reviews: Taylor and Francis and Sage, 2017
  • Association for Business Communication, 2016 international annual conference co-chair, 2015-2016
  • Library and Information Science Research, reviewer 2015
  • Association for Business Communication, Web Editor (2010 - 2014)
  • Association for Business Communication, Technology Board Member (2009 - 2014)
  • Association for Business Communication, Member, Proceedings Editorial Board (2010 - 2012)
  • Society for Technical Communication, Invited speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Library Trends, Invited Reviewer (2011 - 2011)

University/College/Unit

  • College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Immersion Program for Doctoral Students presentation on proposal writing, January 2012
  • College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, writing workshops for HCR563, Fall 2011
  • Technical Communication, MS application review committee 2014-
  • Digication ePortfolio administrator for Polytechnic Campus (course portfolios), 2014 -
  • College of Letters and Sciences, ePortfolio Showcase selection committee, 2015
  • School of Letters and Sciences, revision of Clinical Faculty annual review and promotion policies, 2010
  • Polytechnic Campus Writing Center Advisory Committee, Member (2008)
  • University Technology Office Faculty Focus Group, Member (2008)
  • School of Applied Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Standards Committee, Member (2006 - 2009)
  • East College Academic Advisor Search Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Information Literacy Faculty Workshop, Center for Academic Support, (2004 - 2004)
  • Commission on the Status of Women, East Campus Representative (2003 - 2004)
  • East Campus Environment Team, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Task Force on Academic Professionals, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • University Libraries' Web Management Group, ex-officio, East Campus Representative (2003 - 2004)
  • East Curriculum and Programs Committee, Member (2002 - 2004)
  • Electronic Resources Committee, Arizona University Library Consortium, ASU East Library representative (2001 - 2004)
  • United Way Campaign, ASU East Library Departmental Representative (2001 - 2002)
  • Information Technology Advisory Committee West (ITAC West), Member (1999 - 2001)
  • Library Web Council, Chair (2000 - 2001)