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Karen Vaught-Alexander

Karen Vaught-Alexander, American English language educator. Named ORA Reading Teacher of Year Okefenokee Reading Association, 1986, Teacher of Year Valdosta Public Schools, 1988.

Background

  • Vaught-Alexander, Karen was born on January 10, 1951 in Clinton, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Wallace Foster and Lamoyne (Mayes) Vaught.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Indiana University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1988. Master of Arts, Indiana State University, 1972.

    Career

    • Graduate fellow, teaching assistant Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 1970-1972, associate instructor, 1972-1973, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1973-1974. Instructor, writing laboratory coordinator South Georgia College, Douglas, 1975-1978. Drama/English teacher Brantley County High School, Nahunta, Georgia, 1980-1981.

      Drama, French & English teacher Atkinson County High School, Pearson, 1981-1986. Drama/English teacher Valdosta (Georgia) High School, 1986-1988. Instructor Valdosta State College, 1988-1989.

      Assistant professor English, director integrated writing program University Portland, Oregon, 1989-1993. Associate professor, since 1993.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Trainer, volunteer tutor Northwest China Council, Portland, 1991-1992. Member, consultant Teaching Other Teachers About Literacy, Oregon Department Education, Salem, since 1989. Private university representative Oregon Advisory Committee on Composition, Oregon Department Higher Education, since 1990.

    Member Modern Language Association, National Council Teachers English (language & learning across the curriculum advisory committee since 1992), National Council Writing Program Administrators, Writing Across the Curriculum Network, Association Business Communicators, Association Technology Writing Teachers, National Network for Cooperative Learning in Higher Education, International Society for Educational Teaching Alternative.

    Connections

    • Married David Vaught-Alexander.
    • father: Wallace Foster Vaught
    • mother: Lamoyne (Mayes) Vaught
    • spouse: David Vaught-Alexander.
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    Born January 10, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      Indiana University
    • 1988
      Indiana University
    • 1972
      Indiana State University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Graduate fellow, Indiana State University
      Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      teaching assistant, Indiana State University
      Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      Graduate fellow, Indiana State University
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      teaching assistant, Indiana State University
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      instructor, South Georgia College
      Douglas, Georgia, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      writing laboratory coordinator, South Georgia College
      Douglas, Georgia, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      drama/English teacher, Brantley County High School
      Nahunta, Georgia, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      drama/English teacher, Valdosta (Georgia) High School
    • 1988 - 1989
      instructor, Valdosta State College
    • 1989 - 1993
      assistant, integrated writing program University Portland
      Oregon, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      director, integrated writing program University Portland
      Oregon, United States
    • 1993
      associate, professor
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