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Lawrence J. McKenzie

Composition educator

Lawrence J. McKenzie, American composition educator. Achievements include development of Erik J. Bitterbaum President's Award for Innovation in Tchg; development of Gear Up For Success (GUS) Innovation in Tchg. Recipient Unsung Hero award, West Virginia University, 2003, 5 Year Service award, 2008; fellow, West Virginia Humanities Council, 2002.

Background

McKenzie, Lawrence J. was born on October 9, 1970 in Cumberland, Maryland, United States. Son of Lawrence J. McKenzie, Senior and Judith A. Crumbaugh-Erlewine.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy/Religion, University Charleston, 1994. Master of Arts, Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio, 1998.

Career

Theological intern/associate pastor St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, West Virginia, 1993—1996. Associate pastor/community youth director Ostrander United Methodist Church, Ohio, 1994—1996. Pastor Hyatt's United Methodist Church, 1997—1998.

Instructor of humanities University Charleston, West Virginia, 1998—2000. Instruction of composition/literature West Virginia State College, Institute, 1998—2000. Paralegal The Law Office, Parkersburg, 2000—2001.

Professor of composition West Virginia University, since 2000. Executive board secretary, acquisitions editor Mountain State Press, Charleston, West Virginia, 2000—2005. Faculty senate representative West Virginia University, Parkersburg, since 2002, member humanities speaker series, since 2002, assistant forensic coach, since 2003, member internationalization committee, since 2007.

Member West Virginia Association of Development Educators, Institute, since 2002, West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies, Morgantown, since 2004. Acquisitions editor West Virginia Writers Association, Inc., Charleston, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of Erik J. Bitterbaum President's Award for Innovation in Tchg. Development of Gear Up For Success (GUS) Innovation in Tchg.

Membership

President Community Acres Homeowners Association, Inc., Davisville, West Virginia, 2003—2005. Associate/intern United Methodist Church, Charleston, 1987—1989. Member Order of St. Luke, Delaware, Ohio, 1994—1998.

Interim president Community Acres Homeowners Association, Inc., Davisville, West Virginia, 2002—2003. Member of Modern Language Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (honorary), West Virginia Association Development Educators, National Council Teachers of English.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fly fishing, national/international travel, fiction/non-fiction, academic writing.