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James Williams, PhD

Faculty - Full-Time

Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics

Phone: 949-480-4040
Fax: 949-480-4126
Email: jwilliams@soka.edu
Website: http://faculty.soka.edu/jwilliams/

Education
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • B.A., San Jose State University
Positions Held
  • At SUA since 2000
  • 1998 - 2000, Professor & Director of Faculty Development, Cal Poly Pomona
  • 1995 - 1998, University Professor & Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Governors State University
  • 1987 - 1995, Associate Professor & Director of the University Writing Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1984 - 1987, Assistant Professor & Director of the Interdisciplinary Writing Program, University of Southern California
Research Interests
  • History of rhetoric
  • Cognitive grammar
  • Psycholinguistics
Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures
  • The Teacher's Grammar Book, 2nd Edition, Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates, 2005
  • Preparing to Teach Writing: Research, Theory, and Practice, 3rd Edition, Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates, 2003
  • Writing and Language Arts, Grades K-6 (with Jean Gillet and Charles Temple), SRA/McGraw-Hill, 2003
  • Visions and Revisions: Continuity and Change in Rhetoric and Composition, Southern Illinois University Press, 2002
  • The LEA Guide to Composition, Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates, 2001
  • The Interdisciplinary Reader (with David Huntley and Christine Hanks), Harper Collins Publishers, 1992
  • Literacy and Bilingualism (with Grace Snipper), Longman, 1990
  • "Grammar and Usage," In Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing, Ed. Irene Lurkis Clark, Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates, 2003
  • "Identity and Reliability in Portfolio Assessment," In The Portfolio Standard, Eds. Bonnie Sunstein and Jonathan Lovell, Heinemann, 2000
  • "Rule-governed Approaches to Language and Composition,"  Written Communication, 10, 542-568, 1993
Courses Taught at SUA
  • Communication Skills
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Child Development and Education
Selected Honors & Awards
  • Distinguished Service Award, Governors State University, 1998
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 1990
  • Finalist, Promising Young Researcher Award for Outstanding Dissertation, National Council of Teachers of English, 1984
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