Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University
Master of Arts in English, Washington State University
Bachelor of Arts in English, Western Oregon University
Dr. Diederich is a Professor of English and has been with the University of Findlay since 1997. Dr. Diederich teaches courses in literature and composition, including the rise of the British novel, nineteenth-century poetry, and technical communication.
- Professional Activity:
- Peer-reviewed Publications:
“The Benefits of Hosting a Faculty Writing Group at a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center.” Co-authored with Christine Tulley, Christine Denecker, Anthony Wilgus, Cheri Hampton-Farmer. The Journal of Faculty Development 27.1 (January 2013): 56-62.
“The Gothic as Semiotic Disruption: Layers and Levels of Terror and the Abject in Mary Wilkins Freeman’s ‘The Wind in the Rose-bush.’” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 44.2 (Fall 2012).
“Sharing Chopin: Teaching ‘The Story of an Hour’ to Specialized Populations.” Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies 43.2 (August 2012): 116-120.
“Novel Approaches to Old Works: CLA in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel Classroom” English Notes (Spring 2011): 3, 9-15.
“Gothic Doppelgangers and Discourse: Examining the Doubling Practice of (Re)marriage in Jane Eyre.” Nineteenth Century Gender Studies 6.3 (Winter 2010).
“Who’s Punching Whose Ticket: A Reading of D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Tickets Please.’” Short Story NS (New Series) 16.2 (Fall 2008): 55-62.
“Effect of Writing Centers and Targeted Pairings on Students Repeating First-year Composition.” Second Author: Sanrda J. Schroeder. The Learning Assistance Review (TLAR)13.2 (Fall 2008): 17-26.
“The Art of Comparison: Remarriage in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.” Rocky Mountain Review 57.2 (2003): 25-41.
“Step by Step: Issues of Ethics and Safety at the Writing Center.” Writing Lab Newsletter 27.9 (May 2003): 12-14.
Book Review of Susan J. Navarette’s The Shape of Fear published in The Rocky Mountain
Review 52.2 (1998): 97-99.
- Peer-reviewed Presentations:
“‘A Space of her own’: Aemilia Lanyer’s Revision of Literary Patronage in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum,” for Rocky Mountain Medieval Renaissance Association, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 1997.
“Who’s Punching Whose Ticket: A Reading of D. H. Lawrence’s ‘Tickets, Please,’” for The Third International Conference on the Short Story, Cedar Falls and Ames, Iowa, June 1994.
Recent National and Regional
“Interdisciplinary Connections: Transforming Professional Development and Student Engagement through Team-teaching,” for College English Association of Ohio 2013 Spring Conference in Dayton, Ohio, April 20, 2013. With Christine Denecker, Sarah Fedirka, Erin Laverick.
“’We Used to Be a Liberal Arts College:’ Embracing Institutional Realities from Discipline to Service,” for the Thomas R. Watson Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, October 18-20, 2012. With Ronald J. Tulley, Christine Denecker, Erin Laverick.
“New Methods of Assessment in the English Program at The University of Findlay,” for College English Association of Ohio 2012 Spring Conference in Ada, Ohio, May 4, 2012. With Judith Lanzendorfer.
“The Mobile Writing Center: One University's Experience Using Workshop Events to Increase the Profile of the Writing Center,” for the Thirty-fourth annual conference of the East Central Writing Centers Association in Indianapolis, IN, March 30, 2012. With Ron Tulley and Adam Houser.
“Team Teaching: Responding to the Call to Diversify the Campus Community,” for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy 2011 Conference, May 16, 2011.
“Leaving the Ivory Tower: Experiential Learning in Three Situations at The University of Findlay – Situation: Introduction to Technical Communication and Academic Service- Learning – a three year review,” for College English Association of Ohio 2011 Spring Conference in Athens, Ohio, April 15, 2011.
“’Strategies for Exploring New Horizons’: Changing our Pedagogy and Adapting to Student and Administrative Needs,” for College English Association of Ohio 2010 Spring Conference in Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 2010. With Christine Denecker, Judith Lanzendorfer, and Teresa LaRocco.
“Thoughts on Retaining Qualified Writing Center Consultants,” for the East Central Writing Centers Association 2009 Conference in West Lafayette, Indiana, April 3, 2009.
“Vodcasts: Breaking all Barriers,” for the Thirtieth Annual conference of the East Central Writing Centers Association in Columbus, Ohio, April 12, 2008.