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Edwina L. Helton

Professor of English and Writing Program Director
Whitewater Hall 269
(765) 973-8460


  • Ph.D., English, Miami University.
  • M.A., English, University of Akron.
  • B.A., English, University of Akron.
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Maryland Europe.

Current Research and Creative Activity

  • Curriculum design and differentiated instruction
  • literacy and the arts
  • language development and disorders
  • visual historiography

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Helton, E. L. (2011) “Teaching Portfolios for Stronger Program Assessment and Professionalization,” Presentation at the Writing Program Administrators National Conference. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Helton, E. L. (2010) “Revising Online Pedagogy Preparation: Effective Practices in an Evolving Online First-Year Composition Program.” WPA 2010. WPA. pp. 42-45.
  • Helton, E. L. (2010) “Multi-Media Approaches to Teaching Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature.” Children’s Literature Association Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Helton, E. L. (2009) “Challenging Standard Views of Online Pedagogy: Effective Practices in Online First-Year Composition Programs.” Paper presented at Conference of College Composition and Communication in San Francisco, California.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University Kokomo, 1995-97.
  • Assistant Director of College Composition, Miami University, 1992-95.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, Indiana University, 2009
  • Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Support Grant Awards, Indiana University..
  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2001.