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Education

PhD, Higher Education and Student Affairs (2023 projected)
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Minors: Literacy, Culture, and Language Education; Learning Sciences
MS, Sociology (2013)
Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
Thesis: “Barriers of Foreign-born students to Post-Secondary Education”
Committee: Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren (Chair), Dr. Joseph Marolla, Dr. Zachary Goddell
BS, Anthropology (2011)
Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
Minor: Religious Studies

Research Interests

Post-secondary Equity and Access | First-year Students Transition to Higher Education | Student Sense-of-Belonging | LGBTQ+ Student Support in Higher Education

University Writing Centers | Writer Authority and Perseverance | First-year Composition | University Composition Curricula for Equity, Representation, and Access

Teaching Experience

  • 2019 Associate Instructor, Student Academic Center, Indiana University
  • 2016-2017 Instructor, Dept. of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2013-2016 Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of Focused Inquiry, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2014-2016 Lecturer II Instructor, Sociology Department, John Tyler Community College
  • 2011-2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University College, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present Proposal Developer/Consultant, Graduate Grants Center, University Graduate School, Indiana University
  • 2019-present Graduate Assistant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Indiana University
  • 2017-2019 Graduate Tutor, Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University
  • 2017-2018 Research Assistant, LCLE Textbook Search, Indiana University
  • 2015-2016 Pre-Health Academic Advisor, University Academic Advising, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2014-2015 Fellow, Minority Professional Teaching Program, Virginia’s Community College System

Conference Presentations

  • POD 2019
  • POD 2019
  • Lam,C. (2019, Oct. 18) “Is this what you’re looking for, or”: A membership categorization analysis of writing center tutorials. Individual Presentation at the International Writing Center Association Conference, Columbus, IN.
  • Alqahtani, N, Asomani-Adem, AJ., Bose, S., Lam, C., Pennington, C. (2018, Oct. 6). Saussure, Vygotsky, and Bourdieu: Contemporary applications to language, literacy and culture. Roundtable Discussion presented at the International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE), Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.
  • Bose, S., Jeong, W., Guler, A., Lam, C., Ramirez Casalvolone, N. (2018, Oct. 5). Practical applications for cultural awareness and identity formation in contemporary global classrooms. Roundtable Discussion presented at the International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE), Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.
  • Armstrong, J., Davis, S., Lam, C., Pennington, C., McNeil, E. (2018, Oct. 6). Twitterchats and Team Glitter: New Literacies and Communities of Online Professional Developments. Roundtable Discussion presented at the International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE), Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.
  • Lam, C., & Smith, W.R. (2018, May 25). Challenging Deficit Models of Multilingual Writers. Presentation at the Mid- Atlantic Conference on College Composition and Communication, Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA.
  • Fortney, T., Schaub, J., Reed, K., Lam, C., Cales, R., Khoury, J., Hilpert, Z. (2015, Feb 4). Enhancing Learning through Interactive Gameplay. Paper presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech: Blacksburg, VA.
  • Schaub, J., Lam, C. (2014, Aug. 15). Curricular Innovations Roundtable: Gaming in the Classroom. Presentation at the Summer Faculty Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA.
  • Williams, E., & Lam, C. (2014, Mar. 6). Age and Gender on Academic Incivility. Panel presentation at the VCU Faculty Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA.
  • Reed, K., Lam, C. (2013, Mar. 29). Game-Based Learning in the FI Classroom. Presentation at the VCU Faculty Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA.

Invited Talks and Workshops

  • Lam,C. (2019, Apr. 6) Conversational Strategies for Tutor Resiliency and Tutee Perseverance. Interactive workshop presented for Writing Tutorial Services Annual Retreat, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.
  • Middendorf, J, & Lam,C. (2019, Mar. 1) Discussion Techniques for Engaged Learning. Workshop presented for Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.
  • Lam, C., & Rupert, B. (2018, Aug 14 and 16). Inclusive Grading: Practice-Based Approaches. Workshop presented at the Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN.
  • Lam, C. (2012, Oct. 15). The Relationship between Teaching and Leadership. Presentation at the Graduate Peer Mentorship Program, Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA.
    Bray, T., Lam, C. (2011, Apr. 1). UNIV 200. Presentation at the VCU Faculty Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA.

Fellowships/Awards

2019 IWCA Travel Grant ($500)
2019 POD Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowship ($1500)
2019 POD GPPD Career Development Grant ($350)
2017 Leo and Jean Fay Fellowship ($1,500)
2015 Minority Professional Teaching Fellowship ($2,000)

Professional Service

2016 Member, Search Committee for Transfer Advisor Position
2015-2016 Member, Pre-Health Advisory Committee
2015-2016 Member, First Year Experience Committee
2015-2016 Member, Search Committee for Student Engagement and Summer Studies Administrator
2014-2015 Mentor, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program, Virginia Commonwealth University
2013-2014 Member, Gaming in the Classroom FLC, Virginia Commonwealth University
2012-2013 Mentor, Graduate School Mentorship Program, Virginia Commonwealth University
2011 Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University
2009-2014 Member, Summer Reading Program Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University