Dr. Dagmar Scharold
Dr. Dagmar ScharoldAssociate Professor of English - Department Chair of EnglishEnglish
BiographyDr. Scharold is an associate professor and currently directs the First-Year Composition program. She has an active research agenda in the field of writing studies where she focuses specifically on writing center tutor education and project-based learning in the first-year composition classroom. Currently, Dr. Scharold is interested in researching community writing centers. With over 20 years of experience teaching various writing courses, she primarily focuses on teaching freshman composition and graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition (MARC) program. Dr. Scharold has also directed the Writing & Reading Center at UHD from 2001-2016.
Committee: Valerie Balester (Chair), Qwo-Li Driskill, Shari Kendall, and D. Bruce Dickson
- English 1301: Composition I
- English 1302: Composition II
- English 2305: Literature and Culture: Native and Indigenous Literature (face-to-face & fully online)
- English 2311: American Literature to 1860
- English 3305: Essay Writing (fully online)
- English 3370: Theories of Collaborative Learning (fully online)
- English 5301: Contemporary Composition Theory
- English 5302: Multicultural Composition Studies
- English 5327: MARC Practicum
- English 5390: Special Topics/ Community Literacy
- English 6370: Theories of Collaborative Writing (face-to-face & fully online)
- English 5399: Theories of Basic Writing
Experience QualificationsDr. Dagmar Scharold is an associate professor and has a PhD in English from Texas A&M University, with a concentration in rhetoric and composition. Her dissertation and her thesis both focused on writing center studies. She has an active research agenda in the field of writing studies where she focuses specifically on writing center tutor education and project-based learning in the first-year composition classroom. Currently, Dr. Scharold is interested in researching community writing centers. She has over 20 years of experience teaching various writing courses but primarily focuses on teaching freshman composition and graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition (MARC) program. Dr. Scharold also directed the Writing & Reading Center at UHD from 2001-2016. Dr. Scharold is well qualified to teach a range of both undergraduate writing courses and graduate courses in the MARC program.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2018 College Readiness and Success Models (CRSM-2018) Grant. Co- PI, Timothy Redl (University of Houston-Downtown). Awarded Aug. 2018. Initial Amount: $73,670 Additional funding subject to THECB approval for $20,850. Total Award: $94,250.
International Writing Centers Association Research Grant Award. International Writing Centers Association. Co-Researcher, Julia Bleakney (Elon University). "The Guru Mentor vs Network-Based Mentoring: A Study of the Mentoring of Writing Center Professionals."
Awarded Feb. 2017. Amount: $1,000
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Teaching Circle Grant. University of Houston-Downtown. " Decoding Reading Strategies for Success in History: Co-Teaching the Co-Enrolled in ENG 1300 and HIST 1305." Leader for Teaching Circle. Awarded FY 2018. Amount: $3,275
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Course Innovation Initiative Grant. University of Houston-Downtown. "Course Innovation for ENG 1302 and FYC Professional Development." Awarded FY 2017. Amount: $20,000
Scharold, D.S. & Simard, L. (2018). How an English professor and a librarian used project-based learning to engage Hispanic students' emerging information literacy skills. In G. Veach (Ed.), Teaching information literacy and writing studies: First year composition courses (Vol.1, pp.213-221). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue UP.
Scharold, D.S. (2017). Challenge accepted: Cooperative tutoring as an alternative to one-to-one tutoring." The Writing Center Journal 36 (2), 31-55.
Publications (as Dagmar Stuehrk Corrigan)
Corrigan, D.S. & Gers, S. (2004). Across the cyberdivide: Connecting freshman composition students to the 21st century. In J. Inman, C. Reed, & P. Sands (Eds.), Electronic collaboration in the humanities: Issues and options (pp. 167-186). Mahwah, NJ: Earlbaum.
Corrigan, D.S. & Dickson, C. (2002). Ezines and freshman composition. Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 7(2).
Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/7.2/index.html
Corrigan, D.S. & Inman, J. (2001). Towards a doctoral degree by distance in computers and writing: Promises and possibilities," Computers and Composition 18, 411-422.
Corrigan, D.S. & Grau, I. (2000). Beyond computer literacy: Developing effective workshops to empower faculty. Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 5(1).
Retrieved from http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/5.1/index.html