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James Blasingame

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Kansas University

Bio

Dr. Blasingame focuses on young adult literature, secondary writing instruction, preparing pre-service teachers, and cowboy poetry. He is the executive director of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN). He has been president of ALAN (2010) and was co-editor of The ALAN Review, a journal devoted entirely to young adult literature and sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (2003-2009). He also created the Books for Adolescents pages of the Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy for 14 years, which is sponsored by the International Literacy Association. Dr. Blasingame is the author or coauthor of John Green: Teen Whisperer, Stephenie Meyer: Into Twilight, Using Mentor Texts: Middle School, Books That Don’t Bore ‘Em: Young Adult Literature for Today’s Generation (Scholastic, 2007), Gary Paulsen (Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature) (Greenwood Press 2007), Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools (Pearson, Prentice-Hall 2004), and They Rhymed with Their Boots On: A Teacher’s Guide to Cowboy Poetry (The Writing Conference, 2000). He has also published over 60 interviews with poets and authors of young adult literature and over 100 book reviews in VOYA, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The ALAN Review and English Journal. Dr. Blasingame creates the annual Honor List of young adult literature for English Journal along with Dr. Alleen Nilsen and Dr. Don Nilsen. He has given presentations performing cowboy poetry at the National Council of Teachers of English convention, the International Literacy Association, and the Western States Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.

Dr. Blasingame is the 2017 Arizona Humanities Dan Shilling Public Scholar Award winner. He was the 2014 ASU Doctoral Mentor of the year, and the 2008 ASU  Professor of the Year.  He is the 2008 International Reading Association Arbuthnot Award winner for outstanding professor of children's and young adult literature.  He was the recipient of the 2007 ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award for the Humanities and one of eleven ASU professors to be given the 2007 Arizona State University Parents’ Association Professor of the Year Special Recognition Award. 

Before coming to ASU in 2000, Dr. Blasingame spent twenty-four years in secondary education including: three years in high school administration at Interstate 35 High School (Truro, Iowa), and Bishop Miege High School (Shawnee Mission, Kansas); eighteen years in English education at Girls and Boys Town High School (Boys Town, Nebraska); American Fork High School (American Fork, Utah); and Dowling High School (West Des Moines, Iowa). He also spent two years coaching college athletics at Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado) and Simpson College (Simpson, Iowa).

Teaching

Dr. Blasingame teaches the following courses:

ENG 471: Literature for Adolescents

ENG 540: Theory and Practice in Teaching Young Adult Literature

ENG 480: Methods of Teaching English: Composition
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to teach writing at the middle and high school levels. Students will gain a repertoire of instructional and evaluative techniques for teaching the various modes of writing and for helping their students to improve their written products. Students will practice using the Six-trait approach for instruction and assessment, guiding writers through a process model, creating a writers' workshop, using writing portfolios, teaching writing across the curriculum, designing composition units and integrating writing instruction with other language arts and other disciplines. ENG 480 ties in closely with ENG 482 (Methods of Teaching Language). Prerequisites: ENG 312 or ENG 314 or permission from the instructor. A grade of at least "C" in this course is required before students are permitted to student teach.

ENG 482: Methods of Teaching English: Language
This course focuses on the knowledge and techniques necessary to teach language at the middle and high school levels. Students will not only improve their understanding of English language concepts and skills, but also develop a repertoire of instructional techniques for teaching these concepts and skills in the secondary classroom. Students will create lessons and practice-teach them for assessment and improvement. Prerequisite: ENG 312, or 314, or the permission of the instructor. A grade of at least "C" in this course is required in order for students to receive permission to student teach.

Publications
  • Blasingame, James, and Alleen Pace Nilsen and Ken Donelson. "The 2009 Honor List: Timely and Timeless.". English Journal (2011).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Purple Heart (2011).
  • Blasingame, James. "An Interview with A.S. King.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "An Interview with J. S. Lewis.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "An Interview with Jordan Sonnenblick.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "An Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "An Interview with Shannon Hale. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2010).
  • Blasingame, James, and Ruth Culham and Ray Coutu. Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Traits of Writing. (2010).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Dust of 100 Dogs (2010).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Grey Griffins: Clockwork Chronicles (2010).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Rapunzel’s Revenge (2010).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (2010).
  • . . Review of: Time You Let Me In (2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "An Unusual Introduction to Native American YA literature. (2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "Newbery Winner: How Author was Discovered.". (2010).
  • James Blasingame Kerri Mathew. "An Interview with P.C. and Kristen Cast.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2009).
  • James Blasingame. "An Interview with Joseph Bruchac.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2009).
  • James Blasingame. "An Interview with Lisa McMann.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2009).
  • James Blasingame. "An Interview with Suzanne Collins.". Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2009).
  • Nilsen, Alleen Donelson, ken Blasingame, James. "The 2008 Honor List: A Shifting of Paradigms.". English Journal (2009).
  • . . Review of: March Toward the Thunder (2009).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Fade (2009).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Hunger Games (2009).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Peter Wicked (2009).
  • Blasingame, James. "Why Edward Cullen & Other Vampires Attract Readers: What the Next Big Thing is in Adolescent Literature.". (2009).
  • Blasingame, James. An Interview with Bill Konigsberg. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2008).
  • Blasingame, James. An Interview with Broos Campbell. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2008).
  • Blasingame, James. An Interview with Chris Crutcher. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2008).
  • Blasingame, James. An Interview with David Harrison and Sandy Asher. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2008).
  • Blasingame, James. An Interview with Ned Vizzini. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2008).
  • Blasingame, James. An Interview with Ralph Fletcher. of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2008).
  • James Blasingame. From Wellpinit to Reardan: Sherman Alexie’s Journey to the National Book Award. The ALAN Review (2008).
  • Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, Jr., and Ken Donelson. The 2007 Honor List: A Harvest from the World at Large. English Journal (2008).
  • Nilsen, Alleen, and James Blasingame. Getting Up Close and Personal with Living Authors. English Journal (2008).
  • . . Review of: Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (2008).
  • . . Review of: Dude! Stories and Stuff for Boys (2008).
  • . . Review of: Extras (2008).
  • . . Review of: One O'Clock Chop (2008).
  • . . Review of: Out of the Pocket (2008).
  • . . Review of: Specials (2008).
  • . . Review of: Test (2008).
  • . . Review of: War of the Knives (2008).
  • James Blasingame. Teaching Writing with Young Adult Literature. Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century (2008).
  • James Blasingame. What a Man Do, Coe Booth and the Genesis of Tryell. The ALAN Review (2007).
  • Blasingame, James. Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature, Gary Paulsen. (2007).
  • Blasingame, James Bryan. Books That Don't Bore 'Em: Young Adult Books That Speak to This Generation. (2007).
  • Blasingame, James Bryan. Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature-Gary Paulsen. (2007).
  • Blasingame, James Bryan (Assistant Editor). Parents, It's 10:00-Do You Know What You're Children are Reading?. Once Upon a Time in a Different World: Issues and Ideas in African American Literature (2007).
  • James Blasingame. Exemplary Young Adult Literature. Literacy for the New Millennium (2007).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with David Clement-Davies. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Jeff Smith. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Jordan Sonnenblick. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Marie Myung-OK Lee. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Nikki Grimes. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Stephenie Meyer. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. Books for Young Adults. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2006).
  • James Blasingame. Nothing Beats a Good Story. Using Louis L'Amour with Reluctant Readers. RHI:An Annual Magazine for Educators (2006).
  • James Blasingame. Venturing into the Deep Waters: The Work of Jordan Sonnenblick. The ALAN Review (2006).
  • James Blasingame, Ken Donelson, Alleen Pace Nilsen. 2005 Honor List: A Wealth of Books to Compare. English Journal (2006).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Bone (2006).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Dark Sons (2006).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Notes from the Midnight Driver (2006).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Somebody's Daughter (2006).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of The Telling Pool (2006).
  • . . Review of: Rev. of Twilight (2006).
  • James Blasingame. A Real-Life Blonde Cherokee. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. A Wizard of Earthsea: A Teacher's Guide. Random House online Teachers' Guides (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Alex Sanchez. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with David Lubar. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Graham Salisbury. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Janet Tashjian. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Joan Bauer. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Laurie Halse Anderson. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Pete Hautman. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Ron Koertge. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame. Educational Reform and Its Connection to Art Instruction: Art and Writing. National Art Educator's Association Translations:From Theory to Practice (2005).
  • James Blasingame. Fearful Symmetry: Clive Barker Discusses the Art of Fantasy. The ALAN Review (2005).
  • James Blasingame. Poetry 180 and 180 More. Random House online Teachers' Guides (2005).
  • James Blasingame. Writing and Art Education. Translations (2005).
  • James Blasingame, Alleen Nilsen. The Mouse that Roared: A Source-based Vocabulary Lesson Based on the Names of Muscles. English Journal (2005).
  • James Blasingame, Alleen Nilsen, Ken Donelson. The 2004 Honor List-An Encouraging Illustration of Extended Horizons. English Journal (2005).
  • James Blasingame, Janet Tashjian. Vote for Larry. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • James Blasingame, Pete Hautman. Godless. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2005).
  • Blasingame, James Bryan, Buishman, John. The Teaching of Writing in the Middle and Secondary Schools. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Best Foot Forward (2005).
  • . . Review of: Eyes of the Emperor (2005).
  • . . Review of: Let Sleeping Freshmen Lie (2005).
  • . . Review of: Margaux with an X (2005).
  • . . Review of: Moccasin Thunder, A Real-Life Blonde Cherokee (2005).
  • . . Review of: Prom (2005).
  • . . Review of: So Hard to Say (2005).
  • . . Review of: Tofu and T-Rex (2005).
  • Blasingame, James Bryan (Author) ,Erickson, Mary (Author) . Writing in the Art Classroom. Art Education (2005).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Ann Brashares. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Gary Paulsen. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Gordon Korman. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Nancy Farmer. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Robert Lipsyte. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Rodman Philbrick. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Ron Carlson. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Valerie Hobbs. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2004).
  • James Blasingame. Caring About the Topic: An Interview with Valerie Hobbs. The ALAN Review (2004).
  • James Blasingame. Hondo: A Teacher's Guide. Random House online Teachers' Guides (2004).
  • James Blasingame. How Will Life Be in 3003? Visions of the Future in Young Adult Literature. SIGNAL Journal (2004).
  • James Blasingame. Writing to the Teenager Inside: A Talk with Kevin Brooks. The ALAN Review (2004).
  • James Blasingame, Alleen Nilsen. Books, Audience, Action! Dramatizing Popular Titles is a Terrific Way to Attract Teens. School Library Journal (2004).
  • James Blasingame, Alleen Nilsen, Ken Donelson. 2003 Honor List-A Book for All Reasons. English Journal (2004).
  • . . Review of: Dive, Books One, Two and Three (2004).
  • . . Review of: How Angel Peterson Got his Name (2004).
  • . . Review of: Letting Go of Bobby James or How I Found My Self of STeam (2004).
  • . . Review of: Sea of Trolls (2004).
  • . . Review of: The Speed of Light (2004).
  • . . Review of: The Young Man and the Sea (2004).
  • . . Review of: Warrior Angel (2004).
  • James Blasingame. A Conversation with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The Writers' Slate (2003).
  • James Blasingame. A Crime That's So Unjust! Chris Crowe Tells the Truth About the Death of Emmett Till. The ALAN Review (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Avi, 2003 Newbery Medal Winner for Crispin, The Cross of Lead. The ALAN REview (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Chris Crutcher. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Gary Soto. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Ken Donelson. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with M.T. Anderson. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Phillis Reynolds Naylor. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Richie Partington. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Will Hobbs. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • James Blasingame. Jerry Weiss:A Love of Young Adult Literature. The ALAN Review (2003).
  • James Blasingame. The Ken Donelson Special Collection of Juvenile Literature. The ALAN Review (2003).
  • James Blasingame, Alleen Nilsen, Ken Donelson. 2002 Honor LIst: Signs of the Times. English Journal (2003).
  • James Blasingame, Gary Soto. The Afterlife. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2003).
  • . . Review of: Beneath the Armor of an Athlete (2003).
  • . . Review of: Chasing Fire: Danger in Canoe Country (2003).
  • . . Review of: Feed (2003).
  • . . Review of: Jade Green (2003).
  • . . Review of: King of the Mild Frontier (2003).
  • . . Review of: Second Summer of the Sisterhood (2003).
  • . . Review of: The Afterlife (2003).
  • . . Review of: The Boy Who Saved Baseball (2003).
  • . . Review of: WHAM! It's a POETRY JAM! (2003).
  • . . Review of: Wild Man Island (2003).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Jack Gantos. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2002).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Linda Sue Park. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2002).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Pat Mora. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2002).
  • James Blasingame. An Interview with Sara Holbrook. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (2002).
  • James Blasingame. Seven Poets Answer Seven Questions for the Classroom Teacher. English Journal (2002).
  • James Blasingame, Alleen Nilsen, Ken Donelson. 2001 Honor List: A Vote for Diversity. English Journal (2002).
  • . . Review of: America (2002).
  • . . Review of: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (2002).
  • . . Review of: Chase-R (2002).
  • . . Review of: Hole in My Life (2002).
  • . . Review of: Horse Thief (2002).
  • . . Review of: Isn't She Ladylike? (2002).
  • . . Review of: Lord of the Deep (2002).
  • . . Review of: My Life and Death by Alexandra Canarsie (2002).
  • . . Review of: My Own True Name (2002).
  • . . Review of: Sonny's War (2002).
  • . . Review of: Taf (2002).
  • . . Review of: The Bully (2002).
  • . . Review of: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2002).
  • . . Review of: Wrestling Strength: Prepare to Win (2002).
  • . . Review of: Wrestling Strength: The Competitive Edge (2002).
  • . . Review of: Wrting on the Wall (2002).
  • James Blasingame. Conversations: Chris Crutcher. The Writer's Slate (2001).
  • James Blasingame, Michael Blake. The Holy Road. VOYA (2001).
  • James Blasingame, Rosann Jweid, Margaret Rizzo. Building Character Through Literature. VOYA (2001).
  • James Blasingame, Victoria Holt. Seven for a Secret. VOYA (2001).
  • James Blasingame. Conversations: Sharon Draper. The Writer's Slate (2000).
  • Blasingame, James Bryan,Bushman, John H. Sharon Creech. Writers for Young Adults Supplement I (2000).
  • James Blasingame. Foreword. Reading Ladders: Leading Readers from Where They Are to Where We like Them to Be (0).
  • Blasingame, James. "Vampires vs. Angels in Adolescent Literature: Why Schools are Removing Laurie Halse Anderson Books.". (0).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
ENG 584Internship
ENG 784Internship
EDA 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 482Methods of Teaching: Language
DCI 784Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 482Methods of Teaching: Language
ENG 484Internship
ENG 584Internship
EDA 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
ENG 584Internship
EDA 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 484Internship
ENG 606Adv Studies in English Educ
DCI 784Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
ENG 584Internship
EDA 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
DCI 784Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
ENG 584Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
DCI 784Internship
EDA 792Research
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
Presentations
  • Blasingame, James. "To Infinity and Beyond!: Teaching Science Fiction with Video Gaming and Technology in the 21st Century. Internatinnal Reading Association International Convention Special Interest Group on Adolescent Lit (May 2011).
  • Blasingame, James. "The Last Book in the Universe: Fighting for Books in the 21st Century.". 41st Annual ASU Language and Literacy Conference (Feb 2011).
  • Blasingame, James, and Ruth Culham, Gary Paulsen, Maggie Steivater. "Using Mentor Texts in the Teaching of Writing.". National Council of Teachers of English (Nov 2010).
  • Blasingame, James. What’s New and Might Fit You: Something for Everyone in Young Adult Literature. State of Maryland International Reading Association Conference (May 2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "Differentiating Reading Instruction for Adolescents. International Reading Association International Convention (Apr 2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "Using Poetry in the Content Areas. Phoenix Diocese Professional Development Day (Mar 2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". Diocese Professional Development Da (Mar 2010).
  • Blasingame, James. "Motivating Reluctant Writers with Poetry.". Diocese Professional Development Day (Mar 2010).
  • James Blasingame, Simon Ortiz, Laura Tohe, Nikki Grimes, Alberto Rios, Sara Holbrook, Kyle Wilson. "Poetry Olio.". International Reading Association West Convention (Feb 2010).
  • James Blasingame Kenan Metzger. "Similarities and Differences in Native American and African American Protagonists in Young Adult Literature.". National Council of Teachers of English, ALAN Workshop 2009 (Nov 2009).
  • James Blasingame Ruth Culham Maureen Johnson. "The Secrets of Middle School and YA Readers and Writers Revealed.". National Council of Teachers of English (Nov 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "Using Poetry to Inspire Personal Narratives.". Tempe High School District Inservies (Nov 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature.". Tempe Elementary School District Professional (Oct 2009).
  • James Blasingame. Motivating Reluctant Writers. Tempe Elementary School District Professional (Oct 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". Pinal County Educators’ Convention (Sep 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". Tempe High School District Professional Dvelopment Day (Sep 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". Pima County Libraries (Sep 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "Writing in the Content Areas.". Cave Creek Unified School District Fall 2009 Inservice Day (Sep 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". Arizona Education Expo 2009 (Jun 2009).
  • James Blasingame. Wikiwire: A Project to Enhance Literacy. ASU Decision Theater Production (May 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". Arizona Teen Resources Summit (May 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "Who’s Afraid of Virginia (Euwer) Wolf?: Choosing and Using Young Adult Literature.". International Reading Association East Convention, Minneapolis, MN (May 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "James Houck Memorial Lecture.". Youngstown State University 2009 English Festival (Apr 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "What’s New in Young Adult Literature?". 36th Annual ASU Language and Literacy Conference (Feb 2009).
  • James Blasingame. "Who’s Afraid of Virginia (Euwer) Wolf?: Choosing and Using Young Adult Literature.". International Reading Association West Convention, Phoenix, AZ (Feb 2009).
  • Blasingame, James. Adolescent Literature for the 21st Century. NCTE (Nov 2008).
  • Blasingame, James, and Peter Goggin. Shifting Literacies: New Media Studies, Science Fiction, and Gaming in the High School Classroom. NCTE (Nov 2008).
  • Blasingame, James, Beverly Chin, Laurie Smith, Dorothy Susag. Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Teaching Native American Literature. NCTE (Nov 2008).
  • Blasingame, James, Aaron Levy, and Beverly Chin. Advice for the Lovelorn: Dating Faux Pas and Successes in Young Adult Literature. NCTE (Nov 2008).
  • Blasingame, James, Brannon, April, Sandhoff, Rebecca, Gillis, Bryan, Wolterbeek, Elle, Pegram, David, McCawley, Corrine. What a Novel Idea: New Ways to Tell a Tale. National Council of Teachers of English 2006 Convention/ALAN Workshop (Nov 2006).
  • Blasingame, James, Holbrook, Sarah, Salinger, Michael, Wold, Alan. Performance Poetry. National Council of Teachers of English 2006 Convention (Nov 2006).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature. Writers at Work Culham Writing Conference (Jul 2006).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature?. 2006 ASU Language and Literacy (Jul 2006).
  • Blasingame, James. The Mouse that Roared: A Vocabulary Lesson from Bodybuilders. The Writing Conference (Mar 2006).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature. The Writing Conference (Mar 2006).
  • Blasingame, James, Mason, Katie. Using Technology in the Teaching of Young Adult Literature. The Writing and Literature Festival, University of Kansas (Feb 2006).
  • Blasingame, James, Kaulaity, Marlinda, Kellher, Wendy, Metzger, Kenan. Hearing the Silent Voices: Native American Students and Young Adult Literature. Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of National Council of Teachers of English (Nov 2005).
  • Blasingame, James. Hearing the Silent Voices: Native American Students and Young Adult Literature. National Council of Teachers of English 2005 Convention (Nov 2005).
  • Blasingame, James, Gillis, Bryan, Jimenez, Patiricia, Horrocks, Caitlin, Hoover, Megan, Pegram, David, Sandhoff, Rebecca. Help Wanted: Teaching the Short Story Collection by Gary Soto. Arizona English Teacher's Association State Convention (Oct 2005).
  • Blasingame, James. Writing Across the Content Areas. Writers at Work Conference (Jul 2005).
  • Blasingame, James. Meeting the New Arizona Writing Standards in Non-Expressive Writing. (Feb 2005).
  • Blasingame, James, Mason, Katherine. Using Technology in the Teaching of Adolescent Literature. U of Kansas Writing Conference (Feb 2005).
  • Blasingame, James, Nilsen, Alleen, Nilsen, Don, Kelleher, Wendy, Crovitz, Darren. The Art of Humor in Young Adult Literature. NCTE/ALAN Workshop (Nov 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. The Six-trait Model of Writing Instruction and Assessment. ABC Institute, Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (Oct 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. The Works of Gordon Korman. Adolescent Literature Festival/The Literature Festival (Oct 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. Catalyst by Web Quest. Arizona English Teachers' Association Convention (Oct 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. Croutons on a Cowpie: The Humor of the American Cowboy Poetry. International Society for Humor Studies Convention (Jun 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature?. Arizona Book Festival (Mar 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature?. ASU 34th Annual Language and Literacy Conference (Feb 2004).
  • Blasingame, James, Nilsen, Alleen. The Mouse that Roared: A Source Based Vocabulary Lesson from Body Builders. 34th Annual Language and Literacy Conference (Feb 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. Fees Firewriters: Inspiring Quality Writing from Reluctant Middle School Students. The Writing Conference (Feb 2004).
  • Blasingame, James. How Will Life Be in 3003: Visions of the Future in Young Adult Literature. NCTE/ALAN 2003 Conventions (Nov 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. The works of Cythia Leitich Smith. U of Kansas Adolescent Literature Festival (Oct 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. Using the Six-trait Model for Writing Instruction. 2003 Arizona English Teachers' Association Convention (Oct 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. The Six-trait Model of Writing Instruction and Assessment. American School Foundation,Mexico City (Aug 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. Cowboy Poetry and Inspiring Young Writers. The Flint Hills Writing Project, Kansas State University (Jul 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. Joey Pigza and Friends. Arizona Book Festival (Apr 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. Kansas and the Cowboy Poets. U of Kansas Writing Conference (Feb 2003).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in 2003 in Young Adult Literature?. ASU 33rd Annual Language and Literacy Conference (Feb 2003).
  • Blasingame, James, Chapman, Angleic. The Firebird Writing Center: A University/Public School Partnership. National Council of Teachers of English (Nov 2002).
  • Blasingame, James. The Firebird Writing Center: Using the Six-trait Model in a University/Middle School Partnerships. Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Vanguards Conference (Jul 2002).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature?. Arizona State University Literacy Conference (Feb 2002).
  • Blasingame, James. What's New in Young Adult Literature?. ASU Annual Language and Literacy Conference (Feb 2001).
  • Blasingame, James. Cowboy Poetry. The Writing Conference, Inc., Poetry Festival (Jul 2000).
Service
  • Arizona State University: Kappa Delta Sorority, Advisor (2005 - Present)
  • English Department Curriculum Committee, Member (2005 - Present)
  • Arizona State University: Freshman Discovery Tour, (2003 - Present)
  • Gila Bend High School, partnership to improve writing instruction, (2003 - Present)
  • One BookArizona Selection Committee, Committee (2003 - Present)
  • Arizona English Teachers' Association, Executive Committee (2001 - Present)
  • Arizona Higher Education: Articulation Task Force, Member (2000 - Present)
  • English Department Research and Creative Activities Committee, Committee tasks (2000 - Present)
  • Kids Need to Read Foundation, Chair (2008 - 2012)
  • Metro Technical High School Writing Center, Trainer/Director (2011 - 2012)
  • Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Editor of Books for Adolescents section (2002 - 2012)
  • Arizona Department of Education Writing Assessment Instrument Committee, committee member (2009 - 2011)
  • Kids Need to Read Foundation, Board of Directors (2008 - 2011)
  • Kids Need to Read Foundation, Chair (2008 - 2011)
  • English Department Hiring Committee, Committee member (2009 - 2011)
  • Beta Project, Coordinator (2007 - 2011)
  • Arizona Department of Education K-12 Writing Standards, Committee (2004 - 2011)
  • Distinguished Teaching Academy, president-elect (2010 - 2011)
  • Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Editor of Books for Adolescents section (2002 - 2011)
  • Central Arizona Writing Project, Director (2009 - 2011)
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents National Workshop, conference chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, President (2009 - 2010)
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, President (2008 - 2010)
  • English Dept Personnel committee, member (2007 - 2010)
  • English Department Homecoming Committee, chair (2007 - 2010)
  • Mesa Native American Curriculum Project, coordinator (2008 - 2010)
  • The ALAN Review, Co-Editor (2002 - 2009)
  • Mesa Native American Curriculum Committee, Committee member (2008 - 2009)
  • Arizona English Teachers' Association, President (2006 - 2008)
  • Voice of Youth Advocacy, Book Reviewer (2003 - 2008)
  • Mesa Writing Project, Director (2006 - 2008)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate, Senator (2006 - 2008)
  • University Faculty Senate, Senator (2006 - 2008)
  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English, Board of Directors (2002 - 2007)
  • ASU/Mesa Public Schools Beta Project, Mesa Writing Project Director (2006 - 2007)
  • SIGNAL: International Reading Association Special Interest Group on Adolescent Literature, Board of Directors (2005 - 2007)
  • Arizona English Teachers' Association Annual Conference, Co-Chair (2004 - 2006)
  • Arizona English Teachers'Association, President (2003 - 2006)
  • FIPSE Writing Coalition Site,ASU/Tempe School District # 3, Project Director (2003 - 2005)
  • Fees Fire Writers After-School Writing Project, Project Director (2001 - 2005)
  • Greater Phoenix Area Writing Project, Co-Director (2000 - 2005)
  • Articulation Task Force for English, Representative of University English Education Program (2001 - 2005)
  • Creative Activities, Help to provide and host colloquia and other events (2000 - 2005)
  • Arizona Book Festival, Presenter (2003 - 2004)
  • Arizona English Teachers 2004 State Convention, Co-Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Arizona Department of Education Writing Standards Committee, Committee member to rewrite state writing standards (2003 - 2004)
  • Annual Arizona English Teachers' Association State Convention, Convention Co-Chair (2003)
  • Arizona Department of Education Writing Standards Committee, Compose K-12 writing standards (2003)
  • Articulation Task Force, ASU representative (2003)
  • Fees Fire Writers Writing Center, Director (2003)
  • Six Traits of Writing, Consultant (2003)
  • The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Section editor (2003)
  • English Department Chair Search Committee, Chair (2002 - 2002)
Expertise Areas