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Tom Lilly is Director of Academic Assessment and Associate Professor of English at GGC. He received his Ph.D. from Emory University in 2003. Before coming to GGC, he taught expository writing, introduction to literature, and American literature at Emory and Georgia Tech. In addition to overseeing and directing academic assessment activities at GGC, he is interested in the reception of 19th century American periodical literature, American realism, and transatlanticism. Tom has published essays on Harper’s Monthly and Mark Twain and is developing a study of the later writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
“Revisionary Storytelling and the Autohistoriographic Turn in ‘The £1,000,000 Bank-Note.” The Mark Twain Annual 5.1 (2007) 123-130.
“American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 and Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts” (review). Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 24.1 (2007): 138-40.
“The National Archive: Harper’s New Monthly Magazine and the Civic Responsibilities of a Commercial Literary Periodical, 1850 – 1853.” American Periodicals 15:2 (2005): 142-62.
“Islands of Accessibility: Towards a Special-Needs Framework for College-level Academic Assessment.” College English Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC, March 2017.
With Jennie Stearns, “Assess This! Implementing an English Program Assessment Model Generated by Students Learning about Assessment.” Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Cleveland, November 2015.
“Predicting Academic Underperformance Part 2: An Update of a Case Study of the Relationship of First Fall Semester Adjunct Instruction to Academic Probation and Other Designations of Academic Underperformance at a Regional Public Liberal Arts Access College.” College English Association Conference, Indianapolis, March 2015.
“Theory-Practice Thoreau: Preparing Students for Experiential Learning in the College Composition Classroom.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
“Predicting Academic Underperformance: a Case Study of the Relationship of First-Semester Part-Time Instruction to Academic Probation and Other Designations of Student Underachievement at a Regional Public Liberal Arts College.” College English Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2014.
“Connecting Thoreau to our World in the Composition Classroom: Walden’s Activist Nature.” College English Association Conference, Savannah, GA April 2013.
“Professors without Borders: Student Engagement and Professional Credentialing at Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia’s Campus of Tomorrow.” College English Association Conference, Richmond, VA, March 2012.
“Students may Appreciate Outcomes-based Instruction, but They Don’t Always ‘Get’ Outcomes-based Instruction.” Governor’s Teaching Fellowship Annual Alumni Conference, Athens, GA, January 2012.
“Tom Delamere has left the Building: Formalist Distortions and the Modern Sociopath in The Marrow of Tradition.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2011.
“Assessing Critical Thinking in an Online Writing Landscape: a test case for evaluating assessment assumptions of the general education writing courses of Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia’s Campus of Tomorrow.” Curriculum and Pedagogy Summer Colloquium, Savannah, GA, June 2011.
“Engaging Students Through Assessment: Techniques for Enhancing Student Learning through in-class Assessment.” Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Akron, OH, October 2010.
“Whatever happened to Eva St. Clare? Sentimental and realist voices Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) and A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1853).” College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX March 2010.
“‘Didn’t she promise to obey?’: Violent Masculinities in Stowe’s Later Works.” Georgia and Carolinas College English Association Conference, Clarkston, GA, February 2010.
“Magical Mystery Tour Meets Learning Development: Teaching Description and Argument through the Beatles.” Georgia and Carolinas College English Association Conference, Clarkston, GA, February 2010.
“Critical Thinking in an Online Writing Landscape: a Review of a Qualitative Study of Student Online Writing from two Courses over two Semesters.” Governor’s Teaching Fellowship Annual Reunion Conference, Athens, GA, January 2010.
“The Hazard of Bad Drapes: Realism, Nationalism, and Male Authorship in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s House and Home Papers.” South Atlanta Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, GA November 2009.
“The Student Blogosphere as Course Text: a Case Study on Using Student Weblogs to Foster Critical Thinking Awareness in the Composition Classroom.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2009.
“Re-visioning an English Major for the 21st Century.” Georgia and Carolinas College English Association Conference, Savannah, GA, January 2009.
“The Coauthored Assignment: a Test Case for the Teaching of Collaboration and Leadership in the Composition Classroom.” Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 2008.
“The (dis)integration of Style and the Difficulties of Building Cross-Curriculum Writing Standards at a 21st-Century Liberal Arts College.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Louisville, KY, November 2008.
“Challenges of Creating an English Major for the 21st Century.” College English Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 2008.
“(Re)Envisioning the Flush Times: Literary Profiteering and the Materials of Identity in Twain’s ‘The $1,000,000 Bank-Note.’” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, November 2006.
“Uncle Tom’s Episteme.” Material Cultures and the Creation of Knowledge, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 2005.
“The ‘Critical Autobiography’ as Meditation, Metacritical Exercise, and Multipurpose
Roundtable Panelist, “CVs: How to Build Them, How to Write Them,” Emory University
“Bleak House in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1852-1853.” Modern Language Association, New Orleans, LA, December 2001.
“The Fashion Plates of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1850-1853.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Cleveland, OH, November 2001.
“Representing American Nativism in Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland.” Romantic Nationalisms 1750-1850, University of Surrey-Roehampton, London, UK, June 2001.
Roundtable Panelist, “University Training and Multimedia and Technological Career Opportunities,” Billy E. Frye Digital Leadership Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, June 2000.