March 23, 2009

Melody Bowdon received the CAH Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award for 2009. Bowdon regularly teaches graduate courses in Technical and Professional Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, and Texts and Technology. Bowdon is currently directing four doctoral dissertations, two doctoral comprehensive exams, and two MA theses. She has served on numerous university and college graduate committees and has directed the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing since 1999. She served as director of the Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from 2006-2007. According to Bowdon, “The heart of graduate education in the humanities is preparing students to find meaningful ways to enter into the existing streams of conversation in the field.”