People

The Noel Studio requires a large staff to accommodate all of the services we offer. Our administrative staff consists of a director, three coordinators, a media producer, and an administrative assistant. The Advisory Committee consists of an interdisciplinary group of leaders from across campus who provide insight into the growth and development of the Noel Studio. The Applied Creative Thinking curriculum committee reviews course proposals and curricular materials. Our student staff members-known as consultants-consist of graduate M.A. students, graduate research consultants, and undergraduate students from across the disciplines.

Feel free to click on the links below to meet the individual students who serve a variety of consultant roles within the Noel Studio:

  • Graduate M.A. Consultants and Undergraduate Consultants help analyze assignments, facilitate brainstorming, planning, and drafting, provide feedback on structure and content, and model strategies for polishing your communication projects.
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Writing Fellows provide additional support for first-year composition students in ENG 101. The Writing Fellows are undergraduate students specifically trained to consult students in ENG 101 inside and outside of class while students are engaged in writing activities. Writing Fellows are assigned one ENG 101 class and offer focused feedback on questions and issues commonly encountered by first-year writing students at EKU.   
  • Desk Consultants and Office Assistants manage the many spaces and consultations of the Noel Studio. They serve as your primary contact for scheduling appointments, reserving Breakout Spaces or Practice Rooms, and provide information at our main desk.
  • Media & Special Projects

Scholarly Activity

The administrative staff and affiliated faculty members are regularly involved in publishing and presenting scholarly material. 

Special Issues of Scholarly Journals

Carpenter, Russell, Scott Whiddon, and Kevin Dvorak, Eds. Special Issue on Course-Embedded Writing Support Programs in Writing Centers. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. 12.1. (2014). <http://www.praxisuwc.com/112-links-page-1-1-2>. Double Issue.

Books

Lee, Sohui, and Russell Carpenter, Eds. The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New MediaNew York, NY: Routledge, 2013.

Sweet, Charlie, Russell Carpenter, Hal Blythe, and Shawn Apostel. Teaching Applied Creative ThinkingStillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2013.

Carpenter, Russell, Ed. Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology.Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012.

Carpenter, Russell, Charlie Sweet, and Hal Blythe. Introduction to Applied Creative Thinking. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2012.

Bowdon, Melody, and Russell Carpenter, Eds. Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models and Practices. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011.

Articles and Chapters

Lee, Sohui, and Russell Carpenter. “Navigating Literacies in Multimodal Spaces.” The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media. New York, NY: Routledge. xiv-xxvi.

Gardner, Betina, Trenia Napier, and Russell Carpenter. “Reinventing Library Spaces and Services: Harnessing Campus Partnerships, Alliances, and Collaborations to Initiate and Sustain Transformational Change.” Mergers, Alliances, Collaborations, and Partnerships - Advances in Librarianship. 36. UK. Emerald. 135-151.

Lee, Sohui, Christine Alfano, and Russell Carpenter. “Invention in Two Parts: Multimodality and Space Design in the Writing Center.” Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012. 41-63.

Carpenter, Russell, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier, and Shawn Apostel. “Studio Pedagogy: A Model for Collaboration, Innovation, and Space Design.” Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012. 313-329.

Carpenter, Russell, Shawn Apostel, and June Hyndman. “Developing a Model for ePortfolio Design: A Studio Approach.” International Journal of Electronic Portfolio 2.2 (2012): 163-172. Article featured on Distance-Educator.com.

Sweet, Charlie, Russell Carpenter, Hal Blythe, and Trenia Napier. “Engaging Literacies, Engaging Place: Using a New Creative Thinking Model to Foster and Sustain Community Partnerships in Appalachia.” PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement. 1(1): 55-64. 2012.

Carpenter, Russell, and Shawn Apostel. “Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration.” Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions. Eds. Wendy Atkins-Sayre and Esther Yook. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. 161-174.

Carpenter, Russell, and Leslie Valley. “Composing Collaboration: An Integrative Pedagogy.” Academic Exchange Quarterly. Winter 2011. 149-154. Article selected for Editors’ Choice. 

Carpenter, Russell. "Remediating the Community-University Partnership: The Multiliteracy Space as a Model for Collaboration." Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models and Practices. Eds. Melody Bowdon and Russell Carpenter. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011.  

Carpenter, Russell. "A Space for the Rising Creative Class: Media, Literacy, and Innovation in the Noel Studio." It Works for Me, Creatively. Eds, Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2011.

Valley, Leslie. "Introduction: Environment." It Works for Me, Creatively. Eds, Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2011.

Napier, Trenia. "Introduction: Product." It Works for Me, Creatively. Eds, Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2011.

Valley, Leslie, and Russell Carpenter. "No Intermission Necessary: EKU's Transition from Writing Center to Noel Studio." Southern Discourse. 15.2 (2011): 5/7.

Select Presentations

Carpenter, Russell. “Remixing Communication Center Spaces: Pushing the Boundaries of Pedagogy and Practice.” National Association of Communication Centers conference. Greensboro, NC. 19 April 2013. Keynote.

Carpenter, Russell. “The Creative Work We Do: Perspectives, Opportunities, and Challenges of Developing a New Minor.” Southeastern Writing Center Association. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 22 February 2013.

Beth Burmester, Russell Carpenter, Christine Cozzens, Laura Benton, Jennifer Kunka, and Karen Keaton Jackson. “Preserving and Sustaining Our Work: Directing Writing Centers Through Challenges to Budgets, Support, and Missions.” Southeastern Writing Center Association. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 21 February 2013. Featured Session.

Carpenter, Russell, Ben Lauren, and Dana Gierdowski. “Innovations in Higher Education Spaces: Pedagogical Perspectives on Design, Collaboration, and Technology.” Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference. Orlando, FL. 14 January 2013.

Deal, Claire, Russell Carpenter, Marlina Davidson, John Foster, Kate Rempfer, and Bonnie Wentzel. “Celebrating COMMunication Centers’ Outreach Programs: Connecting COMMunities, Cultures, and Campuses.” National Communication Association Annual Convention. Orlando, FL. 17 November 2012. Top panel award in Communication Centers.

Carpenter, Russell. “New Media Texts as Capital: The Shifting Economies of Writing Center Spaces.” International Writing Centers Association. San Diego, CA. 27 October 2012.

Lee, Sohui, Russell Carpenter, Christine Alfano. “ArchiTEXTure of Invention:  New Media and the Multimodal Invention Process in Two Writing Centers.” Computers and Writing Conference. Raleigh, NC. 18 May 2012.

Carpenter, Russell, Ted Sheckels, and Luke LeFebvre. “Concepts, Models, and Considerations for Creating a Communication Center Journal.” National Association of Communication Centers Conference. Richmond, KY. 20 April 2012.*

Cozzens, Christine, Laura Benton, Beth Burmester, Russell Carpenter, Jennifer Kunka, and Julie Wilson. “Directing Writing Centers through Difficult Times: Creative Approaches to Administrative Problem Solving.” Southeastern Writing Center Association. Richmond, KY. 17 February 2012.

Lee, Sohui, and Russell Carpenter. “The Texts and Architectures of Multimodal Invention.” Southeastern Writing Center Association. Richmond, KY. 17 February 2012.

Apostel, Shawn, Trenia Napier, Leslie Valley, and Russell Carpenter. “Composing in a Next-Generation Space: Perspectives on Technology, Praxis, and Pedagogy.” Southeastern Writing Center Association. Richmond, KY 16 February 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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