Marie C. Paretti
mparetti@vt.edu
608 McBryde Hall
Virginia Tech

 

Curriculum Vitae (Selected)

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1997
Area of Concentration: Twentieth-Century Literature
Minor:
Rhetoric and Composition Theory

M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990
Field: English

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986
Major: Chemical Engineering; Minor: English

Administrative and Teaching Experience

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Engineering Education, 2012-Present

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Education, 2010-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Education, 2004-2010

Co-Director, Virginia Tech Engineering Communication Center, 2006-Present

Director, Engineering Communication Program for Materials Science & Engineering and for Engineering Science & Mechanics, 2003-Present

Assistant Chair, Department of English, 2002-03

Assistant Director of Professional Writing, Department of English, 2001-03

Instructor, Department of English, 1990-92; 1999-2003

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Lecturer, Engineering Professional Development Department, 1996-97

Related Experience

Technical Writer/Consultant, Foresters Incorporated, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1996-Present.

Manager of Technical Communications – Technical Writer and Trainer, Recognition Research Incorporated, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 1997-1999.

Technical Writer, Litton Poly-Scientific Corporation, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1990-1992; 1995-1996.

Editor, Dr. Y. A. Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Chemical Engineering, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1988-Present.

Chemical Engineer, Tennessee Eastman Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, 1986-1988

Selected Book Chapters

Paretti, M.C., L. D. McNair, and J. Leydens. (2014, forthcoming). Engineering Communication. Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research. Eds. Aditya Johri and Barbara Olds. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP. (Invited as lead author; chapter was then peer reviewed.)

Paretti, M. C. (2009). When the Teacher is the Audience: Assignment Design and Assessment in the Absence of ‘Real’ Readers. In B. Fehler, E. Weiser, and A. Gonzalez, Eds., Engaging Audience: Writing in an Age of New Literacies. Urbana, IL: NCTE Press. (Chapter acceptance rate: 45%; individuals chapters and entire book subjected to double-blind

Edited Collections

Ford, J. D. and M. C. Paretti, Eds (2013). Special Issue: Connexions – International Engineering Communication. 1(2).

Paretti, M. C. and K. Powell, Eds. (2009). Assessing Writing. Tallahassee, FL: Association of Institutional Research.

Paretti, M.C. and Powell, K. Introduction: Bringing Voices Together: Partnerships for Assessing Writing Across Contexts.

Paretti, M. C., and L. D. McNair, Eds. (2008). Special Issue: IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication – Communication in Engineering Curricula. 51(3).

Paretti, M. C. and McNair, L. D. Introduction to the Special Issue: Communication in Engineering Curricula: Mapping the Landscape. pp. 238-241.

Journal Articles

Matusovich, Holly, Marie C. Paretti, Lisa D. McNair, and Cory Hixson (2014, forthcoming). Faculty Motivation: A Gateway to Transforming Engineering Education. Journal of Engineering Education.

Paretti, Marie C. (2013). Towards an Integrated Assessment Framework: Using Activity Theory to Understand, Evaluate, and Enhance Programmatic Assessment in Integrated Content and Language Learning. Journal of Academic Writing 3(1): 96-119.

Jones, Brett D. Cory M. Epler*, Parstou Mokri*, Lauren H. Bryant*, and Marie C. Paretti (2013) The Effects of a Collaborative Problem-based Learning Experience on Students’ Motivation in Engineering Capstone Courses. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 7(2): 34-71.

Jones, Brett D., Ruff, Chloe*, & Paretti, Marie C. (2012). "The Impact of Engineering Identification and Stereotypes on Undergraduate Women’s Achievement and Persistence in Engineering." Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal. 16(3): 471-493.

Paretti, M. C. and L. D. McNair. (2012). Analyzing the Intersections of Institutional and Discourse Identities in Engineering Work at the Local Level. Engineering Studies, 4(1):55-58.

Paretti, M. C., R. Layton, S. Laguette, and G. Speegle. (2011). Managing and Mentoring Capstone Design Teams: Considerations and Practices for Faculty. International Journal of Engineering Education, 27(6): 1192-1205.

Paretti, M. C. (2011). Theories of Language and Content Together: The Case for Interdisciplinarity. Across the Disciplines, 8(3). Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/clil/paretti.cfm.

Jones, B. D., Paretti, M. C., Hein, S. F., & Knott, T. W. (2010). An analysis of motivation constructs with first-year engineering students: Relationships among expectancies, values, achievement, and career plans. Journal of Engineering Education, 99(4), 319-336.

McNair, L. D. and M. C. Paretti (2010). Activity Theory, Speech Acts, and the ‘Doctrine of Infelicity’: Connecting Language and Technology in Globally Networked Learning Environments. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 24(3): 323-357

Paretti, M. C., D. M. Richter*, and L. D. McNair (2010). Sustaining Interdisciplinary Projects in Green Engineering: Teaching to Support Distributed Work. International Journal of Engineering Education. 26(2): 462-469.

Williams, C. B., L. D. McNair, E. D. Crede*, M. C. Paretti and J. P. Terpenny (2010). Designing Hands-On Teaming Activities for Courses with Large Enrollments. International Journal of Engineering Education. 26(2): 408-417.

McNair, L. D., M. C. Paretti, and M. Davitt* (2010). Towards a Pedagogy of Relational Space and Trust: Analyzing Distributed Collaboration Using Discourse and Speech Act Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 53(3): 233-248.

Paretti, M. C., L. D. McNair, K. Belanger, and D. George (2009). Reformist Possibilities? Exploring Cross-Campus Writing Partnerships. WPA: Writing Program Administration. 33(1-2): 74-113.

Richter, D. M.* and M. C. Paretti (2009). Identifying Barriers to and Outcomes for Interdisciplinarity in the Engineering Classroom. European Journal of Engineering Education 34(1): 29-45.

Borrego, M., C. B. Newswander*, L. D. McNair, S. McGinnis and M. C. Paretti (2009). Using Concept Maps to Assess Interdisciplinary Integration of Green Engineering Knowledge. Advances in Engineering Education 2(1): 1-26. Available at http://advances.asee.org/vol01/issue03/05.cfm.

Paretti, M. C. (2008). Teaching Communication in Capstone Design: The Role of the Instructor in Situated Learning. Journal of Engineering Education. 97(4): 491-503.

McNair, L. D., M. C. Paretti, and A. Kakar* (2008). Case Study of Prior Knowledge: Expectations and Identity Constructions in Interdisciplinary, Cross-cultural Virtual Collaboration. International Journal of Engineering Education, 24(2): 386-399.

Paretti, M. C., L. D. McNair, and Holloway-Attaway, L. (2007). Teaching Technical Communication in an Era of Distributed Work: A Case Study of Collaboration Between U.S. and Swedish Students. Technical Communication Quarterly. 16(3): 327-352.

Paretti, M. C. (2006). Audience Awareness: Leveraging Problem-Based Learning to Teach Workplace Communication Practice. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 49(2), 189-198.

Paretti, M. C. (2003). Managing Nature/Empowering Decision-Makers: A Case Study of Forest Management Plans. Technical Communication Quarterly, 12(4), 439-459.

Paretti, M. C. (1993). My Speech Will Not Heal’: Exile and Silence in the Mother Tongue of Eavan Boland. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 19(2), 54-66.

Selected Conference Proceedings

Paretti, M.C., J. J. Pembridge, S. Brozina*, B. Lutz*, and J. Phanthanousy (2013). Mentoring Team Conflicts in Capstone Design: Problems and Solutions. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

Paretti, M.C. and C. Smith* (2013). Negotiating Masculine Spaces: Attitudes and Strategies of First-Year Women in Engineering. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

Venters, C.*, L. D. McNair, and M. C. Paretti (2013). Using Writing to Link Procedures and Concepts in Statics. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

Lewis, Kemper et al. (2013). The Development of Product Archaeology as a Platform for Contextualizing Engineering Design. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

Carrico, C.*, M. A. Boynton*, H. M. Matusovich, and M. C. Paretti (2013). Development of an Interview Protocol to Understand Engineering as a Career Choice for Appalachian Youth. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.

Paretti, M.C. (2012). Towards an Integrated Assessment Framework: Using Activity Theory to Understand, Evaluate, and Enhance Portfolio Assessment in Integrated Content and Language Learning. Dynamic Content and Language Integration in Higher Education: Focus on Student Learning. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Matusovich, H. M., M. C. Paretti, A. Motto*, and K. Cross* (2012). Understanding Faculty and Student Beliefs About Teamwork and Communication Skills. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Boynton, M*. and M. C. Paretti (2012). Engineering as a Career Choice among Rural Appalachian Students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Venter, C.*, L. D. McNair, and M. C. Paretti (2012). Using Writing Assignments to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Statics: Results from a Pilot Study. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Matusovich, H. M., M. C. Paretti, B. Jones, and P. Brown* (2012). How Problem-based Learning and Traditional Engineering Design Pedagogies Influence the Motivation of First-year Engineering Student. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Williams, C. B., M. C. Paretti, Y. S. Lee*, and J. Gero (2012). Exploring the Effect of Design Education on the Design Cognition of Sophomore Engineering Students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Paretti, M. C., S. Howe, S. Blair, P. Rogers, J. Kanai, K. Stanfill, and G. Livesay (2012). Capstone Design Hub: Building the Capstone Design Community. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Hixson, C.*, M. C. Paretti, and J. Pembridge (2012). Capstone Design Faculty Motivation: Motivational Factors for Teaching the Capstone Design Course and Motivational Influences on Teaching Approaches. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

Cross, K.* and M. C. Paretti (2012). Identification with Academics and Multiple Identities: Combining Theoretical Frameworks to Better Understand the Experiences of Minority Engineering Students. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX.

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