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Ryan Thornsberry

Freelance Fiction Writer & Technical Writer

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF Ryan Thornsberry

II. EDUCATION

Degree College/University Dates

B.A. University of Missouri- Rolla 1992

M.A. Southeast Missouri State University 1995

A.B.D. Southern Illinois University 2007

III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Title/Rank Location Dates

Teacher Crocker Public School 1992-93

Teaching Assistant Southeast Missouri State University 1993-95

Adjunct Instructor Shawnee Community College 1995-2002, 04

Adjunct Instructor Southeast Missouri State University 1995-2008

Teaching Assistant Southern Illinois University 2002-08

Instructor Shawnee Community College 2008-present

IV. RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

A. Interest and Specialties
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
Communication Theory and Pedagogy
Technology and Literacy
Academic and Non-academic Communication
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American Literature 19-20th Centuries
English Education

B. Current Projects
“Composition, Pedagogy, and the Development of Effective
Student Teachers: A Comparative Analysis of Training Programs for Teaching Assistants in English Departments”- dissertation.
“Using Tabloids to Teach Writing” –article on teaching of writing.
“How WIKIPEDIA Can Benefit Student Researching Processes” –
article on teaching of writing.

C. Grants Applied For
“Teaching Developmental Writing through Interactive 1997
Descriptive Writing” –external grant for Authorware
Software

D. Grants Received
“Teaching Developmental Writing through Interactive 1998
Descriptive Writing” –Authorware Software
rec’d Spring

E. Honors and Awards
Masters of Arts with Academic Distinction 1995 Featured Author in Southeast Missouri State “Works in 1996
Progress” Series
Finalist in The Poetry Guild’s 1998 National Poetry Contest 1998
Golden Key International Honour Society 2006
Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry by Poetry.com 2007

F. Papers and Presentations at Professional Meetings
“Improvising with Creative Writing.” Southeast Missouri State 1995
“Images and Insights: A Collection of Short Fiction.” Southeast 1996
Missouri State
“Preparing for the GRE.” Southeast Missouri State 1997
“Making the Transition from Workplace to College.” 1997
Southeast Hospital of Nursing
“Student Responses to Written and Oral Comments.” 2002
Southern Illinois University
“Teaching Developmental Writers How to Address 2008
Sentence Fragments.” Abraham Baldwin
Agricultural College, GA
“Assisting Developmental Writers to Find Their Essays.” 2008
Amarillo College, TX
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“Using Sentence Fragments in Class.” Lake Land 2008
Community College, IL
“English for the Workplace.” IEEE Corp., IL 2010
“Helping Students Develop Their Writing.” Metropolis 2011
Elementary, IL

V. PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS

A. BOOKS:

Prince Ripper and the Royal Family: An Analysis of how the Modern Media Portrays the Royal Conspiracy Theory. Rembrandt and Company Publishers, 2005.

B. ARTICLES:

“Thinking About Audiences.” Missouri English Bulletin 55.12
(1997): 199-122.
“It Might Be More than Just Snoring: Sleep Apnea.” Sharpman.com Oct.
2001.
“Having Reunions Pay for Themselves.” Reunions Magazine 13.1 (2002):
20.
“The Truth About Vasectomies.” Sharpman.com June 2005.
“What is New in Prostate Care?” Sharpman.com Oct. 2005.
“What is Anaphylaxis” Sharpman.com Nov. 2005.

C. FICTION:

“A Lesson From a Ricefield.” The Student 74.4 (1995): 30-31.
“A Shared Philosophy.” Grit 114.3 (1996): 22.
“The Tradition.” The River Hills Traveler 25.7 (1997): 8-9.
“How to Learn about Bigfoot, Duke University, and Howard Stern in Ten
Minutes.” ComputerEdge 15.11 (1997): 52-54.
“The Fishermen.” The River Hills Traveler 26.8 (1999): 30.
“Six-Year Olds.” Living Magazine Summer (2008): 24-25.

D. POETRY:

“Nighttime.” Above the Bridge 12.3 (1996): 42.
Untitled. Japanophile 21.1 (1997): 46.
“Imagination.” Backwoods Home Magazine 45 (1997): 35.
“Dreams.” Midwest Poetry Review Oct. (1997): 7.
“Thunderstorm.” Backwoods Home Magazine 46 (1997): 34.
“Winter Dreams.” Above the Bridge 13.1 (1997): 41.
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“Treasures.” Japanophile Summer (1998): 7.
“Fall and Attic.” Legions of Light (1998): 5.
“Morning’s Song.” Western People 936 (1998): 2.
“Inspiration.” The Literary Journal 2.2 (1998): 2.
“Morning.” Midwest Poetry Review July (1999): 7.
“Frisbees and Tennis Balls.” Bark 11 (2000): 67.
“Along the Riverbank.” Chronogram.com Dec. 2002.
“Morning’s Song & Winter Dreams.” Jerry Jazz Musician.com Apr. 2010.

E. BOOK REVIEWS:

“Training and Working Dogs.” The Ranch Dog Trainer 11.5 (1996): 41-
43.
“Intimacy on the Run.” ChristianNet 1.5 (1996): 15.
“The MOM Factor.” ChristianNet 1.5 (1996): 15.
“Ready for Responsibility.” ChristianNet Mar. (1997): 15.
“Killing the Victim Before the Victim Kills You.” Christian
Entertainment Apr. (1997): 11.
“Life on the High Wire.” Christian Entertainment May (1997):9-10.
“Seize the Moment, Not Your Teen: The Art of Opportunity Parenting.”
Christian Entertainment June (1997): 16.
“Your Kids Have a Plan Do You?” Christian Entertainment July (1997):
16.
“Great Working Dog Stories.” The Ranch Dog Trainer 12.6 (1997): 15-
16.
“Friends, Foes, and Fools.” Christian Entertainment Aug. (1997): 9.
“World Proofing Your Kids.” Christian Entertainment Oct. (1997): 37.
“Coming Home.” Christian Entertainment Dec. (1997): 9.
“Cross the Line.” Christian Entertainment Jan. (1998): 37.
“What Now? Help for Pregnant Teens.” Christian Entertainment Feb.
(1998): 15.
“Happily Ever After.” Christian Entertainment Feb. (1998): 12.
“Lessons from a Father to His Son.” Christian Entertainment May (1998):
14.
“Long Distance Grandma.” Christian Entertainment June (1998): 11.

VI. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Specialties
Reading Courses- Developmental Reading I and II
Writing Courses- Developmental Writing I, II, Writing Skills Workshop,
Composition I and II, Technical Writing, Analytical Writing
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Technical Communication Courses- Technical English
Literature Courses- World Literature, American Literature I and II, Modern
Fiction
Communication Courses- Introduction to Speech, Interpersonal
Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking

Online Courses (WebCt)- Composition I and II

Teaching-Related Duties
First Year Learning (FLIGHT) Instructor
Center for Academic Success Instructor
Committee Related- Academic Assessment, Core Competency Recertification,
Learning Resource, Faculty Search, Textbook
Speech/Communication Related- Missouri State High School Speech Judge,
Communication Across the Curriculum Assistant
Writing Related- Writing Achievement Awards Judge, Writing Proficiency
Examination Evaluator, Writing Center Tutor, Departmental Video Consultant on Peer Editing

VII. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
National Education Association
Modern Language Association
National Council of the Teachers of English
Golden Key International Honor Society

VIII. COMMUNITY SERVICE
Editor –Searching the Scriptures Quarterly
Boy Scout Assistant Leader
Red Cross Volunteer
United States Army Reserve 1989-1997