Michele L. Griegel-Mccord

Michelle Griegel-Mccord

Michelle Griegel-Mccord

Contact Information

Michelle Griegel-Mccord
Position Associate Professor, Coordinator of 2nd Year Writing & Online Instruction
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 367 
Email griegeml@uc.edu
Phone (513) 556-3955
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069



School Degree
Ball State University B.A. English
University of Cincinnati M.A. English

Professional Summary

I began teaching at the University of Cincinnati in 1999.  My primary area of specialization is composition and pedagogy.  I served as Associate Director of UC’s English Composition Program from 2000 to 2006 where I was involved in curriculum design and development, faculty mentorship, and faculty and student management.  I also directed the Arts and Sciences Writing Center from 2001-2002.   I was the lead editor for nine editions of the Student Guide to English Composition 101 and 102.   Since returning to full-time teaching, I have taught a variety of first year, mid-career, Honors, and advanced writing courses both in traditional classrooms and online.   I am a frequent presenter at national, regional and local conferences.   In 2012, I was awarded the Boyce Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research Interests

My areas of research and teaching interest include cultural analysis, multi-modal literacy and composing, and information literacy.  I have recently started teaching online writing courses and am currently engaged in learning more about online pedagogy and how the online environment can enrich a composition course.  In all of my courses, I regularly experiment with course texts and composing processes to help students understand the necessity of critical reading, thinking, and writing. I want my students to be challenged and changed by the courses I teach.

Conference Presentations

“Beyond the Generic Research Essay: Developing a Core of Critical Analysis” – OCTELA,  March 2013

“Recasting the Research Essay: Moving Academic Writing into the Public” –CCCC, Louisville, March 2010.

“Teaching the 21st Century Student: Promoting Critical Analysis Through Public Writing” ‐ 7th Ohio First Year Summit, Cincinnati, October 2009.

“From Rhetorical Strategies to Global Encounters: Promoting Critical Analysis through Public Writing” ‐ NCTE, San Antonio, 2008

“A Passage Across Boundaries:” Documentary Work in the Composition Classroom” ‐CCCC, New Orleans, April 2008

“Eating, Seeing, Playing: Integrating Themes Into Writing Instruction” ‐ Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Spring Conference, Columbus, OH, April 2006.

“Student Ownership of Student Writing” ‐ College English Association of Ohio Spring Conference, Columbus, OH, April 2006

“(S)Pacing Problem‐Based Learning in the Composition Classroom” – College English Association National Convention, Indianapolis, March 2005

“Redefining Literacy in the Information Age” – Teaching/Learning Conference, Ashland, KY, November 2004

“Putting Community into Perspective(s): Engaging Students as Writers and Citizens” ‐CCCC, New York, March 2003

Pedagaogy Workshops

Teaching and Technology Committee Workshops on Online Pedagogy (2011 – current)

“Research in English 289: Moving Beyond English 102” – Department of English, University of Cincinnati, June 2010

 “Technology and the Composition Teacher” – Composition Teaching and Research Group, University of

Cincinnati, October 2007

Public Writing Faculty Learning Group ‐ The September Institute ‐ Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Cincinnati, September 2007

Problem Based Learning Faculty Learning Group – The September Institute ‐ Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Cincinnati, September 2004


Boyce Award for Excellence in Teaching, April 2012

McMicken A&S Senior Class Officers Faculty Recognition, May 2007

Faculty Recognition – Office of Resident Education and Development, 2007

Honored Faculty – Darwin Turner Scholars, 2006 and 2007

McMicken Dean’s Award for Distinguished Adjunct Performance, April 2004

Boyce Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Cincinnati, 2000