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Stephanie Moody

Assistant Professor

Stephanie Moody holds a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Education, and a Ph.D. in English and Education with a Women's Studies Certificate (University of Michigan 2013). As a member of the English Department graduate program in Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice, she teaches writing and literacy courses. Her current research examines women's literacy practices around popular romance fiction.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Moody, Stephanie. "Women's Leadership in Romance Fiction Scholarship." Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook Ed. K. O'Connor. London: Sage, 2010. 941-947.

Gere, Anne Ruggles, Hannah Dickinson, Melinda McBee Orzulak, and Stephanie Moody. Taking Initiative on Writing: A Guide for Instructional Leaders. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2010.

Selected Conferences

"Carriers of Relationships: Love Sustained By - Not Just Within - Romance Novels." Popular Culture Association, Chicago, IL. April 2014.

"Learning in Relation to What We Already Know: A Critique of Critical Pedagogy." Popular Culture Association. Washington D.C. March 2013.

"Virtual Relations: Exploring the Literacy Practices of a Romance Genre eCommunity." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 2011.

"Rewriting Teacher Education." National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL. Nov 2010.

"Taking Initiative on Writing: Building Support for Teaching Writing." National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL. Nov 2010.

"Content-Based Literacy Instruction in the English Language Arts Classroom." Literacy Conference. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Boston, MA. Jan 2010.

"Rethinking the Extracurricular Literacy Practices of College Students: Incorporating Romance Novels Into Composition and Literature Classrooms." Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March 2010.

"Reframing the Romance: Exploring the Literacy Practices of Contemporary Romance Readers." Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 2009.

Research Areas
  • Literacy Studies
  • Genre Studies
  • Feminist Qualitative Methodology
  • Popular Romance Studies
Stephanie Moody
Department of English
Phone: 330672276
Spring 2014
  • HONR 10297 - 018 Freshman Honors Colloquium Ii
  • ENG 30064 - 002 Argumentative Prose Writing