Colin   Charlton

Professor  

Office: ELABS 329
Phone: (956) 665-3442
Email: colin.charlton@utrgv.edu
Website: www.colincharlton.com

Dr. Colin Charlton

Dr. Colin Charlton received his PhD from Purdue University in 2005, and has worked at UTPA/UTRGV ever since. He is a Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in UTRGV's Department of Writing & Language Studies. As Chair of the department, he leads and supports an innovative team of teacher-scholars in the areas of First Year Writing, Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Rhetoric & Composition, and Spanish.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Writing Pedagogy
    • Writing Program Administration
    • Teacher Professional Development
    • Assessment
    • Multimodality
  • Education

    • PhD, English, Purdue University, 2005
    • MA, English, Texas A&M University - Commerce, 2000
    • BA, English/French, East Texas State University, 1994
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 1302 07 - Rhetoric & Composition II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 6399 01 - Independent Study:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Randall Monty, Karen Holt, and Colin Charlton. "Transnational Access and Integrated Complexity: Interconnecting People, Research, and Media for Transnational Writing Students," Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers: Transitions from High School to College. New York, NY: Routledge, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017: 202-215.

  • Colin Charlton. "The Weight of Curious Space: Rhetorical Events, Hackerspace, and Emergent Multimodal Assessment," Computers and Composition (February 2014): 14.

  • Jonikka Charlton, Tarez Graban, and Colin Charlton. "Multivalent Composition and the Re-Invention of Expertise," Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013: 356.

  • Jonikka Charlton, Colin Charlton, Tarez Graban, Kathleen Ryan, and Amy Stolley. GenAdmin: Theorizing WPA Identities in the 21st Century. Parlor Press, 2011.

  • Colin Charlton. "Forgetting Developmental English: Re-Reading College Reading Curricula," BWe: Basic Writing e-Journal 1, (2010).

  • Jonikka Charlton and Colin Charlton. "The Illusion of Transparency at an HSI: A Pedagogical History of Becoming Public WPAs," Going Public: The WPA as Advocate for Engagement. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2010: 68-84.

  • Colin Charlton. "The Cmplexity of Simplicity: Invention Potentials for Writing Students and Teachers," Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing 2, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010).

  • Theron Francis and Colin Charlton. "What is Curriculum in Composition?," INQuiry (December 2008).

  • Colin Charlton. Book Review of David Martin-Jones' Deleuze, Cinema, and National identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts. Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, 28, no. 1 2008: 110-12.

  • Jonikka Charlton and Colin Charlton. Disintegrating Composition: A Reflection in Three. UTPA, 2008.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Colin Charlton. Developmental Education Demonstration Projects for Publc Universities, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board , $400,000.00 (2010 - 2012)

  • Jonikka Charlton. Faculty Development Fund Award, (July 2011)

  • Colin Charlton. Council of Writing Program Administrators Research Grant, Council of Writing Program Administrators, $1,390.00 ( 2009)

  • Colin Charlton. COAH Grant Assistance Program, Technology Center for Humanities Research, College of Arts and Humanities, (2006 - 2007)

  • Jonikka Charlton. Faculty Development Fund Award, $1,603.00 (2005 - 2006)

  • Colin Charlton. Graduate School Summer Research Grant, Department of English, Purdue University, $2,296.00 ( 2005)

  • Colin Charlton. Travel Grant, Department of English, Purdue University, $500.00 ( 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • Marlene Galvan, Andrew Hollinger, and Colin Charlton. "The Ecology of Fullness: From Writing Program to Student to University," Association of Rhetoric & Writing Studies (ARWS) Conference, El Paso, TX (October 2017)

  • Colin Charlton and Virgil Pierce. "Modularized Approaches to Improving TSI Preparation: Part of the College Readiness Solution," South Texas College Summit on College and Career Readiness, South Texas College, Region 1-Edinburg TX (April 2017)

  • Colin Charlton, Virgil Pierce, Merrill Hammons, Carolyn Myers, and Luzelma Canales. "Building a Better Bridge: Test Prep ISD/IHE Regional Collaboration," College for All Conference, PSJA, McAllen Convention Center (November 2016)

  • Colin Charlton, Virgil Pierce, and Shirley Mills. "College Preparation in Long and Short Course Formats," College for All Conference, PSJA, McAllen Convention Center (November 2016)

  • Colin Charlton, Virgil Pierce, and Jonikka Charlton. "UTRGV JumpStart-A New Model for Developmental Education Interventions," College for All Conference, PSJA, McAllen Convention Center (November 2016)

  • Colin Charlton and Jonikka Charlton. "College Transitions: A Regional Approach to Developing and Aligning a High School-College Writing Curriculum in Response to HB5," South Texas College Summit on College and Career Readiness, South Texas College, Region 1-Edinburg TX (April 2016)

  • Colin Charlton, Virgil Pierce, Tina Atkins, and Lily Tercero. "Rising to the Challenge-Changing the Results: Panel on Improving College Readiness," South Texas College Summit on College and Career Readiness, South Texas College, Region 1-Edinburg TX (April 2016)

  • Colin Charlton, Virgil Pierce, and Shirley Mills. "Session 2-5 Counselors’ Role Ensuring Student Success with the HB5 Math and ELA Courses," 2015 RGV LEAD Regional Conference, Rio Grande Valley Linking Economic & Academic Development, Hilton Garden Inn-South Padre Island (December 2015)

  • Regine Pellicer and Colin Charlton. "Student Learning Outcome: Communication Skills," Engage Session - Coomunication SLO, Center for Teaching Excellence, Edinburg (October 2015)

  • Randall Monty, Colin Charlton, and Jonikka Charlton. "Developmental Education ESOL Programs in Texas: A Report for a 2014 Survey," Texas Community College Association Convention, Texas Community College Association, Dallas, TX (February 2015)

Current Courses

ENGL 1302 07 - Rhetoric & Composition II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 6399 01 - Independent Study:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses