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James Blasingame

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James Blasingame focuses on young adult literature, Indigenous education, 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.

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 more than 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. Blasingame creates the annual Honor List of young adult literature for English Journal along with Professors Alleen Nilsen and 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.

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 11 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, Blasingame spent 24 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); 18 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).

He teaches the courses ENG 471: Literature for Adolescents, ENG 540: Theory and Practice in Teaching Young Adult Literature, ENG 480: Methods of Teaching English: Composition, and ENG 482: Methods of Teaching English: Language.

 

Education

Ph.D. Kansas University

Publications

 

Books

 

Kathleen Deakin, Laura Walsh and James Blasingame. John Green: Teen Whisperer. Lanham,

            MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (2015).  

 

Nilsen, Alleen, and James Blasingame. Literature for Today’s Young Adults. Ninth Edition.

            Boston, MA: Pearson Allyn Bacon (2012).

 

Blasingame, James. Stephenie Meyer: Into the Twilight. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

(2012).

 

Culham, Ruth, and James Blasingame and Ray Coutu. Using Mentor Texts. New York:

            Scholastic, 2010. 128 pp. 33% contribution

 

Blasingame, James. Gary Paulsen: Teen Reads Student Companions to Young Adult Literature.   Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 2007. 184 pp.

 

---.  Books That Don’t Bore ‘Em: Young Adult Books That Speak to This

            Generation. New York: Scholastic, 2007.  272 pp.

 

Blasingame, James, and John H. Bushman. Teaching Writing in the Secondary Schools. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson, Prentice, Hall, 2004. 256 pp.

 

 

Refereed Articles

Blasingame, James. ““Knowledge, Passion, and Compassion.” Urban Middle School English Language

            Arts Teachers—What’s Your Story?” Voices from the Middle. (March 2018): in press.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, Don L. F. Nilsen, and James Blasingame, Jr. “The 2016 Honor List.” English

Journal, 107.2 (November 2017):11-18.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, and Don L. F. Nilsen. “The 2014 Honor List: A

Medley of Cultures and Characters.” English Journal, 105.2 (November 2015). 08-116.

 

Nilsen, Don, James Blasingame, and Alleen Nilsen. “2013 Honor List: Filled with Real

            Information.” English Journal, 104.2 (November, 2014): 105-112.

 

Blasingame, James Jr., Alleen Pace Nilsen, and Don L. F. Nilsen. “2012 Honor List in a

            Digital Age.” English Journal, 103.4 (March, 2014): 90-96.

 

Serafini Frank,and Hanes Blasingame.  “The Changing Face of The Novel.” The Reading Teacher, 66.2 (October

       2012):145–148.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, Jr., and Ken Donelson. “The 2009 Honor List: Timely

            and Timeless.”  English Journal, 100.3 (January, 2011): 82-90

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, Jr., and Ken Donelson. “The 2008 Honor List: A

            Shifting of Paradigms.” English Journal 99.2 (November, 2009): 80-86.

 

Nilsen, Alleen, and James Blasingame.  “Getting Up Close and Personal with Living Authors.”

            English Journal 98.3 (January 2008): 15-21.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, Jr., and Ken Donelson. “The 2007 Honor List: A Harvest

            from the World at Large.” English Journal 98.1 (September, 2008): 73-80.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. “From Wellpinit to Reardan: Sherman Alexie’s Journey to the                              National Book Award.” The ALAN Review 35.2 (winter 2008): 69-74.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, Jr., and Ken Donelson. “From A to Z: The 2006 Honor   List.” English Journal 97.1 (September, 2007): 94-100.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. “‘What a Man Do.’ Coe Booth and the Genesis of Tryell.”  The ALAN     Review, 34.2 (winter 2007): 29-33.

 

---. “Nothing Beats a Good Story. Using Louis L’Amour with Reluctant Readers.” RHI: An         Annual Magazine for Educators. 1.1 (2006): 56-61.

 

Donelson, Ken, James Blasingame, Jr., and Alleen Pace Nilsen. “2005 Honor List: A Wealth of Books to

     Compare.” English Journal 96.1 (September, 2006): 90-96.

 

Blasingame, James. “Venturing into the Deep Waters: The Work of Jordan Sonnenblick.” The

      ALAN Review 33.2 (Winter 2006): 60-64.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame and Ken Donelson. “The 2004 Honor List—An                                 Encouraging Illustration of Extended Horizons.” English Journal 95.1 (September 2005):                               103-108.

 

Nilsen, Alleen and James Blasingame. “The Mouse that Roared: A Vocabulary Lesson from Strength Trainers.”

      English Journal 94.4 (March 2005): 59-64.

 

Blasingame, James. “Educational Reform and Its Connection to Art Instruction: Art and Writing.” National Art

      Educators’ Translations: From Theory to Practice 14.1 (Spring 2005): 1-5.

 

---. “How Will Life Be in 3003. “Visions of the Future in Young Adult Literature.” SIGNAL Journal XXVII.1

     Fall 2004): 5-11.

 

Donelson, Ken, Alleen Pace Nilsen, and James Blasingame. “2003 Honor List—A Book for All                     Reasons.” English Journal 94.1 (September 2004): 88-94. 

 

Blasingame, James, and Alleen Nilsen. “Books, Audience, Action! Dramatizing Popular Titles is a Terrific Way to Attract Teens.” School Library Journal 50.1 (January 2004): 35.

 

Blasingame, James, Ken Donelson, and Alleen Pace Nilsen. “2002 Honor List: Signs of the                           Times.”  English Journal 93.1 (September 2003): 80-86.

 

Blasingame, James. “The Ken Donelson Special Collection of Juvenile Literature.” The ALAN Review 30.3 (Summer 2003): 58-59.

 

Nilsen, Alleen Pace, James Blasingame, and Ken Donelson. “2001 Honor List: A Vote for Diversity.” English

       Journal 92.2 (November 2002): 128-134.

 

---. “Seven Poets Answer Seven Questions for the Classroom Teacher.” English Journal 91.3 (January, 2002):

       109-113.

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Blasingame, James. “Young Adult Fiction in 20th and 21st Century America.” In Christopher Bigsby (ed) The

Cambridge History of American Popular Culture. Cambridge University Press. (Solicited.)

 

Williams, Wendy, and James Blasingame. “Celebrating All Voices: Assuring Diversity in Young Adult

             Literature.” In Judith Hayn & Jeffrey Kaplan, (eds.) Teaching Young Adult Literature, Second edition.  

             Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (2016). 223-250.

 

Blasingame, James. 2016.  “Foreword.” Textual Analysis Made Easy: Ready-to-Use Tools for Teachers, 5-8

 Grade  New York; Routledge. 2016.

 

Blasingame, James.  “YAL in Cyberspace:  How Teachers are Following their Students into New Literacies.”  In

       Judith Hayn & Jeffrey Kaplan, (eds.) Teaching Young Adult Literature. Rowman Littlefield. (2012)

 

Blasingame, James.  Introduction.  You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens. Ed. Sarah Cortez.

        Houston: Piñata Books Arte Público, 2011.

 

---.  Foreword in Reading Ladders: Leading Readers from Where They Are to Where We like

        Them to Be, by Teri Lesesne. (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann), 2010.  v-viii.

 

---. “Young Adult Literature and the Teaching of Writing.” In Pam Cole (ed.) Young Adult

        Literature in the 21st Century. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009. 597-621.

 

---. “Exemplary Young Adult Literature: The Best Books for Adolescents.” In Barbara Guzzetti

       (ed.) Literacy for the New Millennium. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing, 2007, pp. 137-153.    

 

---. “Parents, It’s 10:00—Do You Know What You’re Children are Reading?” In Neal H. Lester

       (ed) Once Upon a Time in a Different World: Issues and Ideas in African American

        Literature. New York: Routledge, 2007. 187-194

 

Blasingame, James, Mary Erickson and Larry Woodson. “Art and Writing: Interdisciplinary

        Inquiry, Discovery and Meaning Making.” In Mary Stokrocki (ed.) Interdisciplinary Art

        Education: Building Bridges To Connect Disciplines & Cultures.  Reston, Virginia:

        National Art Educators’ Association, 2005. 182-195.

 

Blasingame, James, and John H. Bushman. “Sharon Creech.” In Ted Hipple (ed.) Writers for Young Adults

       Supplement I. Ed. Ted Hipple. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2000.     29-36.

 

 

 

Invited Columns

 

Durand, E. Sybil, and James Blasingame.  The ALAN Review, 43.3 (Summer 2016): 90-95.  

 

Durand, E. Sybil, and James Blasingame. “Embracing Difficult Truths of Adolescence through

       Young Adult Literature.” The ALAN Review, 43.2 (Winter 2016): 77-82.

 

Durand, E. Sybil, and James Blasingame. “The Books That Will Never Be Read.” The ALAN

      Review, 43.1 (Fall 2015): 94-100.

 

 

Invited Radio Interviews

 

KJZZ “What Does 2017 Have In Store For Young-Adult Literature?” With Mark Brodie: January 24,

            2017. http://kjzz.org/content/426092/what-does-2017-have-store-young-adult-literature

 

 

KJZZ “School Shootings in Young Adult Literature.” With Mark Brodie: September 6,

            2016. http://kjzz.org/content/360880/young-adult-authors-taking-school-shootings

 

Interviews

 

Blasingame, James. “An Interview with S.C. Gwynne. Print-Based Texts. Journal of

Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(8) (May 2015): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jaal.408/suppinfo   

 

Blasingame, James. “An Interview with Jack Gantos. Print-Based Texts. Journal of

Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(7), (April 2015):

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jaal.399/suppinfo

 

Blasingame, James. “An Interview with Joseph Bruchac.” Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 58.4 (December 2014/January 2015): 341-343.

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Blasingame James. (2015). Rev. of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Days. Print

-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(6), 734–736.

 

Blasingame James. (2015). Rev. of The Big Dark. Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent &

            Adult Literacy, 59(6), 734–736.

 

Blasingame James. (2015) Rev. of My Fight/Your Fight. Print-Based Texts. Journal of

            Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(5), 603–605.

 

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Rev. of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

            Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(1) 106-107.

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Rev. of Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of

Stonewall Jackson. Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(8), (May 2015): 692-693.

 

Blasingame, James. Rev of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Print-

Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(7), (April 2015): 609. .

 

Blasingame, James. Rev. of Rumble (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent &

            Adult Literacy, 58(7), (April 2015): 609-610.

 

Blasingame, James. Rev. of The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza (2015). Print-Based

            Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(7), (April 2015): 610-611.

 

Blasingame, James. Rev. of Sycamore Row.” Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent &

            Adult Literacy, (58(5), (February, 2015). 429–431.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 58.4 (December 2014/January 2015): 340–341

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of Killer of Enemies. Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 58.4 (December 2014/January 2015): 341.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of Muckers. Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 58.3 November 2014): 258.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of Spider Woman’s Daughter. Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 58.2 (October 2014): 170-171.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of Caged Warrior. Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 57.8 (May 2014): 689.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of If I Ever Get Out of Here. Journal of Adolescent

            and Adult Literacy 57.5 (February, 2014): 420-421.

 

Blasingame, James, Jr. Rev. of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Journal of

            Adolescent and Adult Literacy 57.5 (February, 2014): 421-422.

 

Editing

 

Blasingame James. (2016). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(6),

            734–736.

 

Blasingame James. (2016). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(5),

            603–605

 

Blasingame James. (2016). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy,

            59(4), 479–481

 

Blasingame, James. (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy,

            59(3), 343–344.

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(2),

 233–235.

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(1),

            110–112.

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(8),

 693–694.

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(7),

 605–607.

 

Blasingame, J. (2015). Print-Based Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(6),

 521–524.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 58.4

 (December 2014/January 2015): 340-343.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 58.3

            (November 2014): 258-259.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 58.2

            (October, 2014): 171-172.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 58.1

 (September, 2014): 85-88.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 57.8 (May.

            2014): 689-691.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 57.7 (April

 2014): 597-600.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 57.6 (March,

            2014): 506-508.

 

Blasingame James. “Print-Based Text.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 57.5

            (February, 2014): 420-422.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

International

 

“They Rhymed with Their Boots On: Poetry and Songs of the Cowboys.” Center for

            Inter-American Studies Institute. Seggau Schloss, Austria, July 8, 2014

 

“Children and Imagination.” Association of Children’s Museum’s Annual International

            Conference, Phoenix,    AZ, May 14, 2014.

 

National

 

“Why Middle Matters Student Led Roundtables: Expanding Horizons/Increasing Awareness with Diverse

            Books.”  National Council of Teachers of English. St. Louis, November 21, 2017.

 

“Creating Advocacy through Mentorship: Mentoring in English Education.” National Council of

            Teachers of English. Atlanta, November 21, 2016.

 

“El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Niños: Planning, Funding, and Implementing Your Winning

Celebration of Kids, Culture and Books.” National Council of Teachers of English. Washington, D.D., November 21, 2014.

 

“Are We Creating a Generation of Impatient Readers.” National Council of Teachers of English.

            Washington, D.D., November 23, 2014.

 

Local or Regional

 

“This Class Always Goes By So Fast! Creating an Engaging Classroom.” Des Moines Area Community College

2017 Summer Institute. Ankeny, Iowa. July 8, 2017.

 

“Adolescent Meaning Making with Young Adult Novels.” With Aron Jones, Darby Simpson, and Mandy Luszek.

Arizona English Teachers Association. Chandler Gilbert Community College. September 23, 2017.

 

“The Power of Sequential Art Narratives.” With Dani Kachorsky. Phoenix Comicon. Phoenix, AZ. May 26, 2017.

 

“Doubling Down on the Resolution: How do the Best Young Adult Authors Create an Interior

and Exterior Conflict Resolution? American Night Writers’ Association Writers’ Conference. Mesa, Arizona, September 16, 2016.

 

“Boys Don’t Read.” Desert Nights, Rising Stars. Tempe, Arizona, February 22, 2014.

 

“Writing for Young Adults: It’s All about Voice.” Desert Nights, Rising Stars.

            Tempe, Arizona, February 22, 2014.

 

 “Writing for Young Adults: It’s All about Voice.” American Night Writers’ Association Writers’

            Conference. Mesa, Arizona, February 21, 2014.

 

TEACHING

Spring 2017

ENG 471: Literature for Adolescents

ENG 484: Phoenix Union High School Internship

ENG 792: Research

ENG 599 & 593: Ongoing Registration and Applied Project

ENG 499 & 492: Honors Independent Studies

ILEP: Insights from the World’s Best Schools

 

Fall 2016

ENG 482 Methods of Teaching Language

ENG 471: Literature for Adolescents

ENG 792: Research

ENG 599 & 593: Ongoing Registration and Applied Project

 

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING

Anthony Celaya 2017-present                     Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Amanda Luszeck 2015-present              Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Darby Simpson 2015-present                Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Kristina Bybee 2014-present                 Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Jason Griffith 2014-present                   Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Alice Hays 2013-2017                         Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Tracy Flores 2013-2017                        Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Shelly Shaffer   2010-2016                   Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Wendy Williams 2010-2015                  Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Aron Jones 2011-201present                             Doctoral Dissertation Chair

Melissa Williamson, 2010-2015             Doctoral Dissertation Chair

 

Maria Hernandez Goff 2013-present      Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

Cynthia Kiefer 2009-2014                     Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member

 

GRANTS/HONORS

 

2017 Arizona Humanities Project Grant for RED INK Indigenous Cultural Series for Teens ($5,000 awarded)

 

2017 Arizona English Teachers Association Award for Special Projects (with Tracey Flores)

 

2017 ASU Pitchfunder for El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros ($6100 raised)

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Indigenous Identities Project: A Literary and Cultural Arts Exchange for Native Youth (unfunded) $276,072 requested

 

2017 Arizona Humanities Council Dan Shilling Public Scholar Award

 

2016 The ALAN Review Editors’ Award for Excellence in Writing and Contribution to the Field (with Sybil Durand)

 

2016 Arizona Humanities Project Grant for RED INK Indigenous Cultural Series for Teens ($5,000 awarded)

 

2016 ASU Pitchfunder for El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros ($6042 raised)

 

SERVICE

 

  • NCTE Middle Level Executive Committee, 2015-2018

 

  • Codirector El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros, 2011 to present

 

  • Planning Committee, InSPIRE Summer University Experience for Native Youth, 2016 to present

 

  • Budget and Personnel Committee, Fall 2016 to present

 

  • Executive Director, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2016-2021.

 

  • Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, editor, Books for Adolescents/Print-based Texts, 2002-2016

 

  • Grants and Project Manager, ASU RED INK Indigenous Initiative for All: Collaboration and Creativity at Work, 2015-present

 

  • Transition Course Design and Implementation  (ABOR, ADE, AZ secondary schools, AZ community colleges, AZ university collaboration), project designer and implementer (with Jean Boreen of NAU, and Jenna Quarelli-Buck of ADE), 2014-present

 

  • Moving Forward: Secondary Schools/Higher Education Consortium (ABOR, ADE, AZ secondary schools, AZ community colleges, AZ university collaboration), project designer and implementer (with Jean Boreen of NAU, and Jenna Quarelli-Buck of ADE) , 2014-present

 

  • Trainer, Phoenix Union High School District/ASU Internship writing center program,  2011-2018 spring
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
DCI 784Internship
ENG 784Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
ENG 584Internship
ENG 784Internship
EDA 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 484Internship
DCI 784Internship
ENG 784Internship
EDA 792Research
EDA 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 540Tchng Young Adult Literature
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
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
  • NCTE Middle Level Executive Committee, 2015-2018
  • Codirector El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros, 2011 to present
  • Planning Committee, InSPIRE Summer University Experience for Native Youth, 2016 to present
  • Budget and Personnel Committee, Fall 2016 to present
  • Executive Director, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2016-2021.
  • Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, editor, Books for Adolescents/Print-based Texts, 2002-2016
  • Grants and Project Manager, ASU RED INK Indigenous Initiative for All: Collaboration and Creativity at Work, 2015-present
  • Transition Course Design and Implementation  (ABOR, ADE, AZ secondary schools, AZ community colleges, AZ university collaboration), project designer and implementer (with Jean Boreen of NAU, and Jenna Quarelli-Buck of ADE), 2014-present
  • Moving Forward: Secondary Schools/Higher Education Consortium (ABOR, ADE, AZ secondary schools, AZ community colleges, AZ university collaboration), project designer and implementer (with Jean Boreen of NAU, and Jenna Quarelli-Buck of ADE) , 2014-present
  • Trainer, Phoenix Union High School District/ASU Internship writing center program,  2011-2018 spring