Crystal Mueller, Ph.D.
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In addition to directing the Writing Center for the past six years, Dr. Crystal Mueller has taught in the English Department for seven years. She previously taught at Marquette University for nine years. In Summer 2013, Crystal participated in the Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research, “Data-Driven Inquiry: Process, Methods, Resultsat Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She participated in the 2010 International Writing Centers Association Summer Institute, hosted by Dr. Michele Eodice of the University of Oklahoma and Dr. Lori Salem of Temple University. Her papers were accepted for the International Writing Center Association Conference 2010 (Baltimore, MD) and 2013 (San Diego, CA) and at the Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference in 2011 (Madison, WI) and 2013 (Chicago, IL).
During her time at Marquette, Crystal had the honor of working in the Writing Center with Dr. Paula Gillespie, one of the co-authors of The Longman (Allyn and Bacon) Guide to Peer Tutoring. Also at Marquette University, Crystal worked under the First-Year English Program directorships of Dr. John Boly and Dr. Virginia Chappell, as well as with Dr. Krista Ratcliffe, whose FYE program won a 2006 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence.
Crystal is deeply committed to the success of all students at UW Oshkosh. This includes writers and learners with a wide range of interests and abilities. She serves on the University-wide Inclusive Excellence Council and College of Letters and Science Diversity Committee. She also formally and informally mentors many students each semester. In 2012, she was awarded the College of Letters and Science Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Crystal has over fifteen years of teaching experience in composition and literature. She began working in writing centers in 1992, first as as an undergraduate at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI, and later as a graduate student at Marquette. Crystal’s doctoral dissertation in medieval and early modern literature (directed by Dr. John Curran) deals with the rhetorical figuring of subjectivity in The Book of Margery Kempe, The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Julian of Norwich’s Shewings, Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World, and selected poetry of John Donne.