Christie Toth portrait
  • Coordinator of Departmental Transfer Initiatives, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
  • Assistant Professor, Writing and Rhetoric Studies
503-833-2604

Current Courses

Fall 2018

  • WRTG 3870-001
    Wrtg as Social Practice
    Location: GC 1780 (Gardner Commons)
  • WRTG 6350-001
    Comp Theory & Research
    Location: SW 136 (Graduate School Social Work)

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Professional Organizations

  • Modern Language Association. 04/2016 - present. Position : Member.
  • Rhetoric Society of America. 01/2014 - present. Position : Member.
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. 01/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • Two-Year College English Association- West. 01/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Educational Research Association. 01/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators. 01/2011 - present. Position : Member.
  • National Council of Teachers of English. 01/2007 - present. Position : Member.

Pedagogical Publications

  • Toth, Christie. "Directed Self-Placement at 'Democracy's Open Door': Writing Placement and Social Justice in Two-Year Colleges" Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and Advancement of Opportunity, edited by Mya Poe, Asao Inoue, and Norbert Elliot. University Press of Colorado, 2018. Paper in press, 12/2017.
  • Toth, Christie and Stephen Ruffus. "Inter-Institutional Partnerships for Academic Freedom: Reversing 'The Great Credit Grab." Invited symposium contribution. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Paper in press, 12/2017.
  • Toth, Christie. "Forum: Toward Writing Assessment that Accounts for (and to) Community Colleges." Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and Advancement of Opportunity, edited by Mya Poe, Asao Inoue, and Norbert Elliot. University Press of Colorado, 2018. Paper in press, 12/2017.
  • Griffiths, Brett and Christie Toth. "Rethinking 'Class': Poverty, Pedagogy, and Two-Year College Writing Programs." Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class, edited by William Thelin and Genesea Carter. Utah State University Press, 2017. Paper published, 11/2017.
  • Jensen, Darin, Patrick Sullivan, and Christie Toth. "Teacher-Scholar-Activist: Making a Scene." 4C4Equality: Writing Networks for Social Justice. To be republished in Constellations. Paper published, 10/2017.
  • "Teacher-Student Scholar-Activism." Pre-conference workshop, TYCA-PacNW Conference . Presentation published, 10/2017.
  • "Two-Year College Teacher-Scholar-Activism after 2016." Keynote address, Two-Year College English Association- Pacific Northwest (TYCA-PacNW) Conference. Presentation published, 10/2017.
  • "Reimagining Community College-University Relations through Salt Lake City's Urban Writing Ecology." Workshop, Community Writing Conference . Presentation published, 10/2017.
  • Toth, Christie and Darin Jensen (eds). “Symposium: Guidelines on Preparing Teachers of English in the Two-Year College.” Contributors: Christie Toth, Darin Jensen, Mark Reynolds, Emily Suh, Cheri Lemieux-Spiegel, Mark Blaauw-Hara, and Jeff Andelora. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. September 2017. Paper published, 09/2017.
  • Calhoon-Dillahunt, Carolyn, Darin Jensen, Sarah Z. Johnson, Howard Tinberg, and Christie Toth (author order alphabetical). “Guidelines for the Graduate Preparation of Two-Year College English Faculty.” College English, July 2017. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, September 2017. Paper published, 07/2017.
  • Toth, Christie, Nic Contreras, Shauna Edson, Nathan Lacy, and Westin Porter. “Traveling Together: Rewriting Transfer Student Literacy Sponsorship.” Invited contribution to inaugural issue of Mentoring Across Cultures and Disciplines. Forthcoming 2017. Paper published, 07/2017.
  • Jensen, Darin and Christie Toth. “Unknown Knowns: The Past, Present, and Future of Graduate Preparation for Two-Year College English Faculty.” College English. Paper published, 07/2017.
  • Gere, Anne Ruggles, Elizabeth Hutton, Ben Keating, Anna Knutson, Naomi Silver, and Christie Toth (author order alphabetical). “Mutual Adjustments: Learning from and Responding to Transfer Student Writers.” Co-authors: . College English. Paper published, 03/2017.
  • "Fulfilling the Promise of Open Admissions: Toward Transfer-Receptive University Writing Programs." Guest lecture and instructor workshop, University of Illinois . Presentation published, 02/2017.
  • “Major Affordances: Collaborative Scholarship in a Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies.” Co-authors: Mitchell Reber and Aaron Clark. Composition Studies. October 2015. Paper published, 10/2015.
  • “Negotiating the ‘Great Divide’: Place, Faith, and the Composition Classroom.” TYCA West (October 2015, Salt Lake City) . Presentation other, 10/2015.
  • “This Is the Place: Cultural Rhetorics of Settler Colonialism.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference (October 2015, Tempe) . Presentation other, 10/2015.
  • “This Is the Place: Exploring the Cultural Rhetorics of a Local Public Memory Place.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) West (October 2015, Salt Lake City) . Presentation other, 10/2015.
  • “Exploring the Role of Transfer Students in a University’s Writing Culture.” Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) Conference. (July 2015, Boise) . Presentation other, 07/2015.
  • "TYCA White Paper on Developmental Education Reforms," Co-authors: Joanne Giordano, Holly Hassel, Jeffrey Klausman, Leslie Roberts, and Patrick Sullivan. Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Paper published, 03/2015.
  • “At Any Cost: The Rhetoric of Educational Access, Student Poverty, and First-Year Writing.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention. Presentation other, 03/2015.
  • "Teaching Indigenous Rhetorics in the First-Year Writing Classroom." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention . Presentation other, 03/2015.
  • "Beyond 'Assimilation': Basic Writing, Tribal Colleges, and the Exigencies of Settler Colonialism." Journal of Basic Writing. Paper published, 12/2014.
  • “Rhetorical Relations: Bringing Native American Political Writing into the Tribal College Composition Classroom.” Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) West. Presentation other, 10/2014.
  • "Decolonial Cosmopolitanism and Tribal College Writing Pedagogy," Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference. Presentation other, 05/2014.
  • "Directed Self-Placement Questionnaire Design: Practices, Problems, Possibilities." Co-author: Laura Aull. Assessing Writing. Paper published, 04/2014.
  • "Linguistic Diversity in the Tribal College Composition Classroom: Language Shift, Navajo English, and Standard English Ideologies," Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention. Presentation other, 03/2014.

Teaching Projects

  • Transfer Student Writing Experiences: Course Pilot and Assessment. Project Lead: Christie Toth. Collaborators: Nicolas Contreras, Michael Goodman, Anthony Magro III, Kelly Corbray, Claudia Sauz, Sandra Salazar-Hernandez, Nathan Lacy, Westin Porter. University Teaching Grant 08/2016 - 08/2017. Total Budget: $3,500.00.
  • Mormon Rhetorics Course Development. Project Lead: Jon Stone. Collaborators: Christie Toth. Tanner Humanities Center Mormon Studies Initiative 10/2015 - 08/2016. Total Budget: $3,000.00.
  • Understanding Transfer Student Writing Experiences at the University of Utah. Project Lead: Christie Toth. Collaborators: Shauna Edson, Wes Porter, Nic Contreras, Sandra Salazar-Hernandez, Davor Simunovic, Nathan Overturf-Lacy, Justin Whitney. Dee Council 06/2015 - 06/2016. Total Budget: $5,686.00.
  • Writing 1010 Assessment. Project Lead: Andrus, Jenny. Collaborators: Toth, Christie, Meads-Jardine, Rachel, Ochoa, B├írbara. 07/2014 - 08/2015.