||University of Florida
||Queens College of CUNY
and Secondary Education and Humanities Program, Marshall University
||1982 – 1988
Department of English
West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV
||Director, Basic Skills
Center, Campbell University, Buies
Creek, North Carolina
||1979 – 1980
||Adjunct, Department of
English, Campbell University
||1975 - 1979
West Virginia Graduate College, Institute,
||1974 – 1975
||Adjunct, Department of
Education, University of Florida,
St. Petersburg Campus.
||1973 – 1974
Skills Center, North Carolina Central
Professional and Academic Association Memberships
National Council of Teachers of English
Assignments and Activities
Member, MUGC Graduate Program Committee
Marshall University Magazine Editorial Board
Simone, Frances (1999). “Encountering Natalie: Five Days with a Writing Guru.
The Voice.” Vol 4, No. 1, National Writing Project, (NWP), pp.8; 12.
Simone, Frances (1996). “The Not-So-Big Jump from Teaching to Politicking.”
The Voice, NWP, Vol 1, No. 8, p.4-5.
Simone, Frances and Paul Epstein (1996). “Taking Murray Personally.” The
Voice, NWP, Vol 1, No. 8, p 5.
Simone, Frances (l995). “Wrestling with an Alien Craft.” The Quarterly, NWP,
l7, 2, pp. l-2,29.
Simone, F. (1996). “ Think Like a Mountain. Traditions, Vol 4, p. 20.
Simone, F. "There's No Substitute: We Learn to Teach Writing by Writing," West
Virginia English Journal, spring, 1994.
“Using Pictograms to Scaffold Narrative Writing,” a workshop with Dr.
and Mindy Allenger at the 52nd International Reading Association annual
Toronto, Ontario, May, 2007.
“Crafting a Memoir” a workshop at the West Virginia Book Festival, October,
“Writing from the Marrow” a workshop on writing and healing. WV Reading
annual conference, December 15, 2001.
“The Writing Continuum: A Tool for School Reform”. WV Reading Association
annual conference, December 15, 2000.
“The Write Stuff.” Putnam County Teachers’ Academy. October, 2000.
“A Tool Box for Expository Writing.” WV Teachers of English as a Second
Language conference, spring, 1999.
“Teacher Research: Developing a Sharper Image of Practice Through Three
Lenses.” Global Conversations on Language & Literacy Conference, University
of Heidelberg, Germany, August, 1996.
"Writing to Learn: Connecting Teachers, Students, and Content." West
Virginia English Language Arts Council annual conference, April, l996.
“Literature Circles: Making Them Happen.” National Council of Teachers
spring conference, March, l996.
“A View of Language Arts Through Careers, Colleges, and Cartoons.” At the
National Council of Teachers of English Convention, November, l994.
“In the Mind's Eye: Connecting Visual and Verbal Communication.” At the West
Virginia Reading Council Convention, December, l994.
Roundtable Discussion Leader on Assessment at West Virginia English Language
Arts Conference, April, 1994.
"In the Mind's Eye: Connecting Visual and Verbal Thinking", Southeast
Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, December,
"Reliving History Through Story", National Council of Teachers of English,
Spring Conference, March, 1992.
"Writing to Learn Across the Curriculum", The West Virginia Association of
Teacher Educators, January, 1992.
"Writing to Learn Across the Curriculum", Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Conference, West Virginia Department of Education, December, 1991.
"Computers and Writing" with Dr. Nancy Wilson. U.S. Department of
Education/Office of Educational Research & Improvement & IBM, October, 1991.
"Restructuring for the 1990's: Writing & Collaborating Across the
Disciplines", National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference,
Op-ed article, “Migrant Life Hard on Families,” Charleston Gazette, October
Feature article on El Salvador, “Waging Peace,” Sunday Gazette-Mail, April
“Writing in the Cracks,” Constellations, An Anthology of the Marshall
Graduate College Humanities Program, Celebrating Thirty Years (1979-2009),
“The Long and Short of It,” Constellations, p. 49-51.
“Exterminate Your Modifiers,” Start Writing Now, Your Introduction to the
January, 2005, pp. 45-46. (A Writer’s Digest Publication)
“Chestnuts,” first chapter of memoir titled A Thousand Joys and Sorrows in
Swan, a selection of winning entries from the annual writing competition of
Writers, Inc. 1996-2006, pp. 35-44.
Travel article on England, Charleston Gazette Sunday newspaper, April 19,
Simone, F. "I Needed a Break," Changes, April, 1994.
Simone, Frances (l994). Hanging with Madwomen. In Dobler, Patricia (ed.),
Voices from the Attic. Pittsburgh: Women's Creative Writing Center at Carlow
Simone, Frances (l994). Here and Now. In Dobler, Patricia (ed.), Voices from
the Attic. Pittsburgh: Women's Creative Writing Center at Carlow College.
Grants from WV Department of Education statewide West Virginia Writing
Project network. Initial grant 1986-87; refunded annually to 2007.
Grants from National Writing Project from 1992-93 to 2007.
WV Humanities Council. Mini grant, 1994.
Other Professional Activities and Honors
Marshall University Distinguished
Faculty Award, spring 2006.
JUG (Just Uncommonly Good) Award, West Virginia Writers, Inc. 2003.
Reviewer for English Education, journal of the Conference on English
Education, National Council of Teachers of English, 1995-96.
Grant reviewer for National Writing Project federal grant awards at
University of California at Berkeley, February, 1994.
Visiting Scholar, Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, Department of
English, University of Pittsburgh, spring semester, 1993.
Esteemed Colleague Award, West Virginia English Language Arts Council,
National Council of Teachers of English, Task Force for Dissemination of
Teacher Preparation Guidelines, 1986-87.
National Council of Teachers of English, Judge for Achievement Awards in
Writing, 1984 -2000.
West Virginia English/Language Arts Council, Executive Committee Member
West Virginia Young Writers Program, Chair, Steering Committee Member,
1985 to 2007.
updated October 18,