Name/Degree: Dr. Lori L. Muntz / Ph.D. in English
Title/Rank: English Program Coordinator / Assistant Professor
Office: P 21-2
Phone Number: (319) 385-6390
Email Address: email@example.com
Educational Background (degree earned, certifications or other professional designations):
B.A. with high honors in English, University of Texas--Austin
Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies, University of Iowa
M.A. in English, University of Iowa
Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa
American literature, Environmental literature, Native American literature, First-Year Composition, Expository Writing, Introduction to Narrative.
Areas of Professional interest or research:
American literature, Native American literature, Environmental Literature, Popular Culture
Research and Publications:
Muntz, Lori. “Front Porch Lessons: The Kite Runner, Kabul Transit, and Required First-Year Writing.”
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. 41.1 (2008): 109-120.
-----. Review of A Reader’s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich. Revised and Expanded Edition.
By Peter G. Beidler and Gay Barton. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2006. Journal of the Midwest
Modern Language Association. 40.2 (2007): 143-145.
-----. “Transplanting.” Design. Mt. Pleasant, Iowa: Iowa Wesleyan College Division of Language and
Literature/Omicron Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, 2008. 43-44. [Expository essay]
-----.Cogewea, The Half Blood; Coyote Stories; and Mourning Dove: A Salishan Autobiography.
11 March 2010. The Literary Encyclopedia. <http://www.litencyc.com>.
-----. “Mourning Dove.” The Literary Encyclopedia. 19 Jan. 2009. <http://www.litencyc.com>. [The
Literary Encyclopedia is a subscription database established in 2002; I was invited to submit this
-----. “Personal Stories and National Histories.” Syllabus and assignments for Analysis, Persuasion &
Research published on the “Press and Resources” page of the Kabul Transit website at
<http://www.kabultransit.com/press_set.htm>. The work with Greg Whitmore, co-director for
Kabul Transit, through the blog for this course led to Whitmore’s visiting
IWC to screen the film.
Recent Presentations and Professional Activities:
“LibGuides as a Tool for Fostering Academic Community and Encouraging
Civic Engagement.” Panelist with Paula Kinney and Dr. Jeff Martinek; our panel was “Collaborating to Cross Boundaries with Technology” at the ACT [Iowa] State Organization 2010 Annual Conference. (March 2010)
AAC&U VALUE team member – Civic
Engagement Rubric. VALUE (Valid
Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) is an initiative that
established meta-rubrics for use across higher education. [See VALUE’s homepage at http://www.aacu.org/value/ and listings
at “Partner Campuses” and “Rubric Teams
– Civic Engagement.”] (Summer 2009; Fall 2010)
Recent Awards and Recognitions:
2009-2010 Wesleyan Faculty Fellow, for contributions to service-learning. (April 2010)
2008-2009 Chadwick Teacher of the Year, Iowa Wesleyan College. (April 2009)
Association for the Study
of American Indian Literatures
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers in English
Campus Involvement (committees chaired, organization advised, etc.):
Iowa Wesleyan College, committee work:
Rhetorical Foundations working group, facilitator
Forum Committee, member
General Education Curriculum Review Task Force, co-chair
Academic Standards and Review Committee, member
Dishonesty Committee, member
Haselmayer Endowment for the Arts Committee, member/recorder
Responsible Social Involvement Implementation Committee, member
Wesleyan Seminar faculty working group, member: focus on learning
objectives and textbook selection
appointed Fall 2010
appointed Fall 2010
Spring 2009-Spring 2010
Fall 2008-Spring 2010
Fall 2008-Spring 2010
Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Iowa Wesleyan College, organization sponsorships:
Omicron Alpha chapter, Sigma Tau Delta, the International English
Iowa Wesleyan College Literary Society, founding sponsor for
organization for Extended Learning students established Fall 2008.
Iowa Wesleyan College Democrats, founding sponsor for organization
established Fall 2008.
Secretary for the Faculty, temporary assignment while Dr. Joel Brown
Coordinator for the English Program
Coordinator for Wesleyan Seminar, first year experience course
Apr 2010-Fall 2010
Tues/Thurs 12:30 – 3:00