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Faith Marie Kurtyka, PhD

Associate Professor

Arts and Sciences

Faith Kurtyka

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College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate School
English
CRHL - Creighton Hall/Administration Building

Faith Marie Kurtyka, PhD

Associate Professor

Arts and Sciences

A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae. 

Department

English

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Parlor Press
    Messy but Meaningful: Using the Habits of Mind to Understand Extracurricular Learning. Applications of the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing: Scholarship, Theories, and Practices. 2017
  • Composition Studies
    'Learning How to Feel: Conversion Narratives and Community Membership in First-Year Composition'
    45.1 2017
  • College English
    With Krysta Larson. "College Readiness and the International Baccalaureate Program"
    106 2016
  • Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
    “We’re Creating Ourselves Now: Crafting as Feminist Rhetoric in a Social Sorority'
    18.2, p. 25-44 2016
  • Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing
    “Trends, Vibes, and Energies: Building on Students’ Strengths in Visual Composing'
    12.4 2015
  • Composition Forum
    'Settling In to Genre: The Social Action of Emotion in Shaping Genres'
    31 2015
  • Fountainhead Press
    With Jennifer Haley-Brown. 'Great Power, Great Responsibility: What Peer Review Can Learn from Community-Based Assessment' In Steven J. Corbett, Michelle LaFrance, and Teagan E. Decker (Ed.), Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Theory and Practice in Peer Review and Response for the Writing Classroom. , p. 159-170 2014
  • Composition Forum
    'What Does Your Money Get You?: Active Learning as an Alternative to Consumerism in the Composition Classroom'
    26 2013
  • Literacy in Composition Studies

    3.2, p. 22-43

Presentations

  • Invited Guest Speaker via Skype for Dr. J. Michael Rifenburg’s English 4880: Senior Seminar in Writing Research. “Research Methods and Methodology.” University of North Georgia. 2016
  • With Peter Khost, Lauren Esposito, Shawn-Marie Garrett, David Hyman, Nicole Galante, and June Griffin. “Moving from Pro Forma to Performa: Music and Dance in the Writing Classroom,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX. 2016
  • “We Are Here: Using Spatial Theory in the Composition Classroom.” You Are Here: Conference on Place, Space, and Embodiment, Omaha, NE. 2016
  • “Women and the Media,” Alpha Phi Sorority Programming Chapter, Omaha, NE. 2015
  • “Our Kind of Girl: Crafting a Collective Identity on Tumblr,” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 2015
  • “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone,” Cortina Community Fall Retreat, Ashland, NE. 2015
  • With Carolyn German. “Get Excited People!: Gendered Acts of Literacy in a Social Sorority,” Creighton University English Department Research Series, Omaha NE. 2015
  • With LaRue Diehl. “Maintaining Your Faith in Uncertain Times,” Creighton Campus Ministry Theology on Tap, Omaha, NE. 2015
  • “Get Excited People!: Gendered Acts of Literacy in a Social Sorority,” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. 2015
  • With Peter Khost, Lauren Esposito, Shawn-Marie Garrett, David Hyman, Nicole Galante, and June Griffin. “Multimodal, Embodied Pedagogies for the 21st Century,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL. 2015
  • With Desiree Nownes. “Gender Role and Identity on Campus,” Creighton Residence Life RA Training, Griswold Retreat Center, Griswold, IA. 2015
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), Marks, O. (Author & Presenter), Miller, W. (Author & Presenter), Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, 'The Need for Authentic Peers: An evaluation of the effect of peer coaches,' Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F., Sing, Act, Engage: Performance Pedagogy and Professional Development Across the Disciplines, 'Dance as Rhetoric,' Nassau Community College, Long Island, NY. 2014
  • Workshop, Creighton Center for Service and Justice Fall Break Sustainability Trip, 10 participants. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Coordinator/Organizer), Brecht, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Alpha Phi Sorority Risk Management Workshop, 'Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image,' Alpha Phi Sorority, Creighton University. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), Larson, K. (Author & Presenter), Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference, 'Citizen Leadership in a Social Sorority: Tools and Methods for Understanding Women¹s Leadership,' Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), Cortina Community Fall Retreat, 'Dialogic and Emotional Learning,' Cortina Community, Ashland, NE. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), Conference of Writing Program Administrators, ''Basic Life Stuff': The Habits of Mind in Sorority Alumnae Narratives,' Conference of Writing Program Administrators, Bloomington, IL. 2014
  • College Recruitment Workshop, Creighton Admissions Office, 20 participants 2014
  • Kurtyka, F., Omaha Women's Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO), 'Leadership in a Social Sorority,' Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Guest Lecture, English 202: Entering a Professional Dialogue, 25 participants. 2014
  • Workshop, Composition Component Training Workshop, 30 participants. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Presenter), Conference on College Composition and Communication, 'Eloquentia Perfecta on the Ground: Building a Mission-Driven Writing Program,' Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN. 2014
  • Guest Lecture, Alpha Phi Sorority, 150 participants. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Panelist), McHendry, G. (Panelist), Taylor, A. (Panelist), Krebs, M. A. (Panelist), Creighton Lieben Center for Women, 'Women and the Web,' Creighton Lieben Center for Women, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), Dimond, A. (Author & Presenter), Miller, W. (Author & Presenter), Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, 'The Institute for Embodied Learning,' Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2013
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), Feminisms and Rhetorics, 'We Can Make it Who We Are: Third-Wave Feminist Pedagogies in a Social Sorority,' Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. 2013
  • Guest Lecture, English 202: Entering a Professional Dialogue, 25 participants 2013
  • Kurtyka, F., Alpha Phi Academic Awards Parent Brunch, 'Academics and Beyond: The Benefits of Sorority Participation,' Alpha Phi Sorority, Omaha, NE. 2013
  • Kurtyka, F., Dartmouth Seminar for Composition Research, ''It was almost like a love story': Transformation, Eros, and Literacy in a Social Sorority,' Dartmouth College/Council of Writing Program Administrators, Hanover, New Hampshire. 2013
  • Kurtyka, F. (Author & Presenter), International Institute for Scholars of Teaching and Learning, 'Active Learning and Student Engagement in a Social Sorority,' Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Los Angeles, California. 2013
  • Guest Lecture, Papillion-La Vista South High School Creative Writing Club, 10 participants. 2013
  • Kurtyka, F., Conference on College Composition and Communication, 'An Investigation of Learning Culture and Community in a Social Sorority,' National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV. 2013
  • Kurtyka, F. (Presenter), Dimond, A. (Presenter), English Department Faculty Meeting, 'The Pedagogy of Polish: Discourse of Femininity in a Social Sorority,' English Department, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2013
  • Kurtyka, F., Conference on College Composition and Communication, 'Creating Community in Service-Learning Partnerships Online And Offline,' Las Vegas, NV. 2013
  • Guest Lecture, Cortina Community, 125 participants. 2012
  • Guest Lecture, Papillion-La Vista South High School Biology Classes, 25 participants. 2012
  • Guest Lecture, English 202: Entering a Professional Dialogue, 25 participants. 2012
  • Guest Lecture, Alpha Phi Sorority, 70 participants 2012
  • Kurtyka, F. (Presenter), Computers and Writing, 'Compose Yourself: Creating Digital Teaching Philosophies,' Computers and Communication, Raleigh, NC. 2012
  • Kurtyka, F. (Presenter), Conference on College Composition and Communication, 'Everybody Comes to the Pharmacy Club for the Free Food: An Activity Theory Analysis of the Spaces of Student Life,' Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO. (March 23, 2012). 2012

Other

  • Kurtyka, F., "College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Fellowship," Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Principal), German, C. (Supporting), Larson, K. (Supporting), Bailey, A. (Supporting), "An Ethnographic Study of Learning in a Social Sorority," Sponsored by CURAS: Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Co-Principal), Dimond, A. (Co-Principal), Miller, W. (Co-Principal), "Teaching Students to Teach Students: The Effects of Peer Coaching," Sponsored by Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, Creighton University

  • Prenosil, J. (Co-Principal), Kurtyka, F. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Development (Composition Component)," Sponsored by Core Revision Committee, Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Co-Principal), Prenosil, J. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Seed Grant (Composition Component)," Sponsored by Creighton University Graduate School, Creighton University

  • Prenosil, J. (Co-Principal), Kurtyka, F. (Co-Principal), "Quantitative Analysis Grant (Composition Component)," Sponsored by Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment, Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Co-Principal), Dimond, A. (Co-Principal), "The Institute for Embodied Learning: A Study on the Impact of the Enneagram on Student Learning," Sponsored by Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Principal), Walsh, C. (Supporting), Dimond, A. (Supporting), Stulock, G. (Supporting), "Magis Core Course Development Grant," Sponsored by Core Revision Task Force, Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Co-Principal), Dimond, A. (Co-Principal), "Faculty Seed Grant," Sponsored by Creighton University Graduate School, Creighton University

  • Kurtyka, F. (Principal), "College Knowledge Workshop," Sponsored by Educational Opportunity Programs, Creighton University

Awards

  • Faculty Adviser of the Year
    Faculty Adviser of the Year, Alpha Phi Sorority.
    Student Activities Office
  • Excellence in Local Advising
    Alpha Phi International

Consulting


  • Academic, Meghan Scdoris, Metropolitan Community College Part-Time Instructor, Omaha, NE
    Meghan Scdoris
    2013

  • Academic, Amy Berendzen, Creighton University Part-Time Instructor, Omaha, NE.
    Amy Berendzen
    2013