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Frances L. Peacock

Senior Lecturer, English
Whitewater Hall 270
(765) 973-8523


  • 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


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