Frances L. Peacock
Senior Lecturer, English
Whitewater Hall 270
- M.A. English, Ball State University, 1997
- B.S. English, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1984
Current Teaching and Creative Interests
The current use of instant communication in text messages, online meetings, and social networking sites in a variety of professional settings; working with colleagues to apply current research about instant communication in the professional world to the first year composition classroom; producing a nonfiction text about a variety of professionals’ instant communication experiences.
Selected Service and Accomplishments
- Served on the IU East First Year Seminar committee, 2008 – present; helped launch a new IUE First Year Seminar program in 2009; continue to collaborate with other FYS committee members and faculty to adjust the FYS program, promote retention, and increase 4 year graduation rates.
- As a result of my use of Walls’ The Glass Castle in Elementary Composition courses (November 2006- 2007), I worked with Learning Community faculty, English faculty, and students to invite her to campus, gain funding, and organize three very successful campus and community events around her visit.
- Member and co-chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, IU East, 2000 – 2005; helped organize several annual IUE Women’s conferences including the March 2003 IU East Women’s Conference featuring Gloria Steinem and Sandra Leek.
Selected Previous Employment and Volunteer Positions
- Lecturer, IU East English Department, August 2002 – August 2008; Sr. Lecturer, August 2008 - present
- Academic Development Coordinator, IU East Student Support Services, April 2000 – June 2002
Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions
- Campus Innovation Award, Learning Community Pilot, June 2007
- Chancellor’s Honors, Women’s Conference featuring Gloria Steinem, March 2003
- The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (adjunct), April 2000