English

Dr. Bill Badley

University of Iowa, B.A., 1967; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1971; Middle Tennessee State University D.A., 1993. (1985)

Office: 387 ; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2722

Bill Badley has taught in four universities and teaches composition, literature, and science fiction .

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Conference Presentations since 1995

  • "The Marketplace of Ideas: Neal Stephenson's Anathem." National Popular Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, TX 22 April 2011.
  • "The Marketing of a Sci-Fi Novel of Ideas: Neal Stephenson's Anathem." Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, Savannah, GA, 8 Oct. 2010.
  • "Dan Simmons' The Terror: A Novel (A Mix of Genres, Myth, and History)." Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, Louisville, KY, 9 Oct. 2008.
  • "Administrative Strategies for General Education Administrators" (with Dr. Emily Johnson). The Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual General Education Conference, Boston, MA, 21-23 Feb. 2008.
  • "From Log Cabin to Cottage Life: A Cultural Analysis of a Canadian Magazine." Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 29 Sept. 2007.
  • "Meeting the Needs of Underprepared First-Year Students in College Level Courses: A Pilot Study" (with Dr. Jack Thomas, Dr. Sheila Otto, and Dr. Marva Lucas). The 20th International Conference on The First-year Experience. Hawaii's Big Island, Hawaii, 9-12 July 2007.
  • "Administrative Problem-Solving for New General Education Administrators" (with Dr.Michael Gress and Dr. Emily Johnson). The Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual General Education Conference, Miami, FL, 3 March 2007.
  • "High and Low Culture: Dan Simmons' Sci-Fi Novels Illium and Olympos." Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South Joint Conference, Savannah, GA, 7 Oct. 2006.
  • "Administrative Problem-Solving for New General Education Administrators" (with Dr. Jake Jakaitis, Dr. William Jenkins, and Dr. Emily Johnson). The Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual General Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 11 March 2006.
  • "Meeting the Needs of First-Year Students Through a Transformed Curriculum" (with Dr. Jack Thomas and Dr. Sheila Otto). The19th International Conference on The First-year Experience. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 24-27 July 2006.
  • "Eliza of Neal Stephenson's The Baroque Cycle: 17th Century Woman of Triumph." Popular Culture Association in the South Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 8 Oct. 2005.
  • "Neal Stephenson's Science Fiction Woman." Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South Joint Conference, New Orleans, LA 23-25 Sept. 2004.
  • "Valuing Practical General Education Administration" (with Dr.Fred Janzow and Dr. William Jenkins. The Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference on General Education and Assessment, Long Beach, CA, 3-6 March 2004.
  • "Bridging the Gap between Administration Problems and Solutions" (with Dr.Fred Janzow and Dr. William Jenkins. Annual Conference of theAssociation of General and Liberal Studies, Charlotte, NC, 23-25 Oct. 2003.
  • "Strategies and Politics of Reform" (with Dr.Fred Janzow, Dr. William Jenkins and Dr. John Nichols. The Association of American Colleges and Universities network for Academic Renewal Conference on General Education, Philadelphia, PA, 27 Feb.-1 March, 2003.
  • "Achieving Approval of General Education Reform" (with Dr.Fred Janzow and Dr. William Jenkins). Annual Conference of the Association of General and Liberal Studies, Louisville, KY, 17-19 Oct. 2002.
  • "The Politics of Achieving Approval of General Education Revisions" (with Dr.Fred Janzow and Dr. William Jenkins). Association of American Colleges and Universities General Education Conference, Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb. 2002.
  • "Administering General Education" (with Dr.Fred Janzow). Association of American Colleges and Universities General Education Conference, Atlanta, GA, 22-24 Feb. 2001.
  • "Defining Degrees of Value for Students and Society: Dialogue, Consensus, State Mandates, and Self-Reflexivity" (with Dr.Laura Davis, Dr. Peter Gold and Dr. Robert Schneider). Annual Conference for the Association of American Colleges and Universities, New Orleans, LA, 18-20 Jan. 2001.
  • "Program Strategies of Liberal Education: Initiation and Consensus Building, Review and Assessment" (with Dr. Fred Janzow). Annual Conference for the Association for General and Liberal Studies, Chicago, IL, 2-4 Nov. 2000.
  • "Enigma, History, and Time Travel: Recent Science Fiction and WWII Codebreaking." Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South Joint Conference, Nashville, TN, 5-9 Oct. 2000.
  • "Views of Function, Structure and Outcomes from Three Program Stages: Initiation, Implementation, Assessment" (with Dr.Fred Janzow and Dr. Jane Stephens). Association for General and Liberal Studies Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, 28-30 Oct. 1999.
  • "Gearing Developmental English Students for General Studies Goals." National Association of Developmental Educators (NADE), Detroit, MI, 17-21 Feb. 1999.
  • "Angels, Aliens, and Eschatology: Millennial Religion in Science-Fiction Film and Television in the 1990s." The Nineteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Dania, FL, 18-21 Mar. 1998.
  • "King's ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail': Critical Thinking and Writing." National Association of Developmental Educators (NADE), Atlanta, GA, 8 Mar. 1998.
  • "Temptation: A Theme in Milton's Lycidas." Tennessee Philological Association. Austin Peay
  • State University, Clarksville, TN, 26-28 Feb. 1998.
  • "The Mower as Symbol and Character in Andrew Marvell's Mower Poems." Tennessee Philological Association, Chattanooga, TN, 20-22 Feb. 1997.
  • "King's ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail': Critical Thinking and Writing." Tennessee Association of Developmental Educators (TNADE), Memphis, TN, Nov. 1997.
  • "Voice and Puritan Diction in Andrew Marvell's ‘The Mower Against Gardens.'" Tennessee Philological Association, Nashville, TN, Feb. 1996.
  • "Learning Styles: Evolution of Student Writing and Curricula." With Cheryl Lewis and Carla Hatfield. Tennessee Association of Developmental Educators (TNADE), Gatlinburg, TN, 30 Oct.-1 Nov. 1996.
  • "Babe and Animal Farm: Political Pork." Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture in the South Joint Conference, Savannah, GA, 17 Oct. 1996.
  • "Learning Styles: Evolution of Student Writing and Curricula" (with Cheryl Lewis and Carla Hatfield). Tennessee College English Association (TCEA), Cumberland College, Lebanon, TN, 13 Sept. 1996.
  • "Authoring Computer Presentations/Tutorials Across the Developmental Studies Curriculum" (with Annette Williams, Carol Dawson, and Georganne Ross). National Association of Developmental English (NADE), Little Rock, AR, 1 Mar. 1996.
  • "Authoring Computer Presentations/Tutorials Across the Developmental Studies Curriculum" (with Annette Williams, Carol Dawson, and Georganne Ross). Tennessee Association of Developmental English (TNADE), Nashville, TN, Nov. 1995.
  • "Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction: History, Nostalgia, and Time." Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, Richmond, VA, 5-7 Oct. 1995.