Curriculum Vitae

Education

May 2019 (anticipated)
Doctor of Philosophy
GPA: 4.06
University of Iowa
May 2003
Master of Fine Arts
GPA: 4.00
University of South Carolina
Creative Writing: emphasis poetry
Creative Thesis
May 2000
Master of Arts
GPA: 3.71
Auburn University
English Literature
Concentrations: Rhetoric and Composition, 20th Century American and British Literature
May 1998
Bachelor of Arts
GPA: 3.55
St. Mary's College of Maryland
English Literature

Professional Summary

2014-2015; 2017-present
Presidential Graduate Research Fellow, University of Iowa
2015-2017
Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, University of Iowa
2003-2014
Senior Lecturer, English, University of Miami
2008-2014
Online Instructor, English, Kaplan University
2005-2007
Contract Grant Writer, Camillus House
2000-2003
Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, University of South Carolina
1998-2000
Graduate Teaching Assistant, English, Auburn University

Research

Publications

Culver, K.C., & Trolian, T.L. (Eds.)
in press
Research-based practices for effective instruction
New Directions for Teaching and Learning
Culver, K.C.
in press
Cognitive dissonance
The Sage Encyclopedia of Higher Education
Bowman, N.A., & Culver, K.C.
2018
Promoting Equity and Student Learning: Rigor in Undergraduate Academic Experiences
New Directions for Higher Education
Loes, C.N., Culver, K.C., & Trolian, T.L.
2018
How collaborative learning enhances students’ openness to diversity
The Journal of Higher Education
Bowman, N.A., & Culver, K.C.
2017
When do honors programs make the grade? Conditional effects on college satisfaction, achievement, retention, and graduation
Research in Higher Education
Kilgo, C.A., Culver, K.C., Young, R.L., & Paulsen, M.B.
2017
The relationship between students’ perceptions of “good practices for undergraduate education” and the paradigmatic development of disciplines in course-taking behavior
Research in Higher Education


Please note that manuscripts under review are not included in this online C.V. to maintain anonymity in the peer review process

Education Conference Presentations

Selznick, B.S., Culver, K.C., & Trolian, T.L.
2018
Teaching, learning, and assessing critical being
ASHE 43rd Annual Conference, Tampa, FL
Jang, N., Culver, K.C., & Bowman, N.A.
2018
A new approach for measuring spirituality: Creating an authenticity scale
ASHE 43rd Annual Conference, Tampa, FL
Culver, K.C., Youngerman, E.W., & Jang, N.
2018
Engineering equity through writing: An experimental study of Calibrated Peer Review
AERA Annual Meeting, New York City, NY
Culver, K.C., Jarratt, L., & Bowman, N.A.
2018
Race in context: Structural diversity in high school and college predicting students' intercultural orientations
AERA Annual Meeting, New York City, NY
Holmes, J.M., Culver, K.C., & Trolian, T.L.
2018
Social class, academic achievement, and effective teaching: What works for Uuderrepresented students?
AERA Annual Meeting, New York City, NY
Culver, K.C., Trolian, T.L., & Selznick, B.S.
2017
Challenging critical thinking: A measure of critical being in an era of accountability
ASHE 42nd Annual Conference, Houston, TX
Holmes, J.M., Culver, K.C., & Pascarella, E.T.
2017
Sweat it out: The benefits of exercise on students' psychological wellbeing
ASHE 42nd Annual Conference, Houston, TX
Denson N., Ovenden, G., Culver, K.C., Holmes J.M., & Bowman, N.A.
2017
Do diversity courses make a difference in student outcomes? A meta-analysis of 25 years of research
AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Loes, C.N., Culver, K.C., & Trolian, T.L.
2017
How collaborative learning enhances students’ openness to diversity
AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Bowman, N.A., & Culver, K.C.
2017
Is what glitters really gold? A quasi-experimental study of first-year seminars and college student success
AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Trolian, T.L., & Culver, K.C.
2017
Predicting student-faculty interaction in college: The influence of students' precollege and college experiences
AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Bowman, N.A., & Culver, K.C.
2016
Do honors programs get a gold star? A multilevel propensity score analysis of student success
ASHE 41st Annual Conference, Columbus, OH
Culver, K.C., Holmes, J.M., Trolian, T.L., & Paulsen, M.B.
2017
Is effective teaching inclusive? How race and sex moderate the effects of instruction on students’ cognitive skills and orientations
ASHE 41st Annual Conference, Columbus, OH
Culver, K.C., Young, R.L., & Barnhardt, C.L.
2016
Building faculty commitment through perceived organizational support
AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
Culver, K.C., Trolian, T.L., & Paulsen, M.B.
2015
Considering the influence of classroom instructional practices on fourth-year cognitive outcomes
ASHE 40th Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Culver, K.C., Kilgo, C.A., & Pascarella, E.T.
2015
How students’ cognitive abilities and intellectual orientation affect their perceptions of good teaching practices
ASHE 40th Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Kilgo, C.A., Young, R.L., Culver, K.C., & Paulsen, M.B.
2015
Students' perceptions of "good practices for undergraduate education" by academic discipline
ASHE 40th Annual Conference, Denver, CO

Grants and Fellowships

Research and Practice

Joint Learning Environment for Stimulating Internationalisation at Home
2016-2020
Grant to create a joint Norwegian-US learning environment based on virtual mobility of students and staff (graduate assistant)
$189,000
Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
Pair Programming as a Pedagogical Approach for Promoting Success and Equity in Computer Science
2016-2019
Grant to conduct cluster randomized trial of collaborative learning pedagogy (graduate assistant)
$299,904
National Science Foundation
Presidential Research Graduate Fellowship
2014-2019
Fellowship awarded to exceptional graduate students for five years of graduate study
$117,500
Graduate College, University of Iowa
Graduate Student Research Award
2018
Grant to support the use of data from Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research
$500
College of Education, University of Iowa
Provost’s Award for Faculty
2012
Grant for full-time faculty to implement instructional technology in innovative ways
$2,000
Graduate College, University of Iowa
Artist Residency
2012
Grant and housing for artists to engage with students and faculty on creative projects
$500
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Literary Seminar Fellowship
2011
Grant, plus tuition and housing, to participate in two-week poetry workshop with Billy Collins
$500
Key West Literary Seminar
Campus Technology Innovator Award in Podcasting
2006
Grant to implement podcasting in the classroom
$600
University of Miami

Professional Development

Campus Technology Innovator Award in Podcasting
2006
Grant to implement podcasting in the classroom
$600
University of Miami
Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam WiSE Travel Grant
2018
Funding to support travel to 2018 AERA conference to present research supporting women in STEM fields
$500
Women in Stem and Engineering, University of Iowa
Office of the Dean Graduate Student Travel Award
2015-2018
5 awards: Funding to support travel to national conferences to present research
$300
College of Education, University of Iowa
Audrey Qualls Travel Award
2015-2018
5 awards: Funding to support travel to national conferences to present research
$300
College of Education, University of Iowa
Graduate & Professional Student Government Grant
2015-2018
4 awards: Funding to support travel to national conferences to present research
$300-500
University of Iowa
Graduate Student Senate Grant
2015-2018
3 awards: Funding to support travel to national conferences to present research
$500-$750
University of Iowa
HESA Student Financial Award
2016-2018
3 awards: Funding to support travel to national conferences to present research
$150-$300
Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Iowa
ASHE Graduate Student Travel Award
2016
Funding to support travel to ASHE 41st Annual Conference in Columbus, OH
$400
Association for the Study of Higher Education
Professional Development Award
2003-2014
10 awards: Funding to support travel to partcipate in national conferences
$600
University of Miami

Teaching Experience

2018
Instructor
University of Iowa
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (1 section)
2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Iowa
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (1 section)
Research Process and Design (1 section)
2003-2014
Senior Lecturer
University of Miami
Composition I (Writing through Inquiry) (10 sections)
Composition II (Writing through Research) (14 sections)
Composition II (Writing through Research in the Sciences) (2 sections)
Advanced Business Communication (18 sections, including honors and accelerated)
Advanced Composition (3 sections)
Introduction to Creative Writing (3 sections)
Creative Writing and Publishing (1 section)
Literature (9 sections)
2008-2014
Adjunct Instructor
Kaplan University
Composition I (8 sections)
Technical Writing (3 sections)
Advanced Technical Writing (1 section)
2000-2003
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of South Carolina
Composition and Literature (3 sections)
Composition (2 sections)
Introduction to Creative Writing (1 section)
Advanced Poetry Workshop (1 section)
1998-2000
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Auburn University
English Composition (6 sections)
1998
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Introduction to Creative Writing (1 section)

Administrative and Assessment Experience

2007-2008, 2012-2014
Assessment/Support Coordinator; Curricular Developer, Summer Writing Institute for Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami
2007-2014
Assistant Director, Writing Center, University of Miami
2007-2014
Assistant Director, English Composition, University of Miami
2005-2007
Teaching Circle Coordinator, University of Miami
2002-2003
Assistant Director, Writing Center, University of South Carolina

Service

Inter/National Organization Service

2018-present
Read and provide feedback on manuscripts
2018-present
Read and provide feedback on manuscripts
2016-present
Read and provide feedback on submissions to Feature Articles, Research in Brief, and About Campus sections
2018
Act as chair for research paper sessions at annual meeting in Tampa, FL
Research Paper Session Chair, ASHE Annual Meeting
2018
Review and provide feedback on session proposals for annual meeting in Tampa, FL
Conference Programs Reviewer, ASHE Annual Meeting
2013
Act as chair for research paper sessions at conference in Las Vegas, NV
2012
Act as chair for research paper sessions at conference in St. Louis, MO
2009
Act as chair for research paper sessions at conference in San Francisco, CA
2007
Act as chair for research paper sessions at conference in Chicago, IL
2006
Act as chair for research paper sessions at conference in New York City, NY

Departmental and College/University Service

2018-present
Graduate student member. The Council advises with respect to the policies, priorities, and procedures on evaluation of teaching and learning, the Center for Teaching, funding proposals, and University-wide teaching awards
Presidential Charter Committee: Council on Teaching, University of Iowa
2017
Departmental representative for review and recommendation of college-wide faculty nominations for university-level teaching award
College of Education Committee for President and Provost's Teaching Award
2015-2017
Planned and executed activities for graduate student organization; represented doctoral students’ interests and concerns to the department
Doctoral Representative, Graduate Organization for HESA, University of Iowa
2015-2017
Provided mentoring for accepted doctoral students; assisted with planning and execution of campus visit days for MA and PhD students
HESA Campus Visit Days Committee
2015
Worked to establish guidelines and activities in support of an inclusive program environment for graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni
HESA Climate Committee
2011-2014
Oversaw managing editor and provided guidance to student organization
Faculty Advisor, Mangrove, University of Miami
2007-2011
Redesigned journal, including mission, audience, infrastructure, staff, and publishing schedule; oversaw 20 undergraduate and graduate staff members to produce both print and online issues; created and maintained online submission and publication environment using open source software
Managing Editor, Mangrove, University of Miami
2005-2007
Created and advised new student organization dedicated to publishing creative nonfiction online
Faculty Advisor, UTurn Webzine, University of Miami
2005; 2008
Led professional development workshops for university faculty interested in scholarly teaching
Presenter, Teacher Talk, University of Miami
2003-2005
Led professional development and curriculum changes among faculty who taught Advanced Business Communication
Chair, Business Writing Committee, University of Miami
2001-2003
Poetry Editor, 2002-2003; Poetry Reader, 2001-2002; Copy Editor, 2001
Editorial Staff, Yemassee, University of South Carolina
2001
Managed logistics of 4-day writing conference, including books sales, signings, receptions; created and distributed press releases to arts councils, writers’ groups, etc.
Literary Festival Assistant, University of South Carolina
1997
Participated in planning of 9-day event; assisted with registration; managed logistics for participating authors
Literary Festival Assistant, St. Mary’s College of Maryland