Aaron Levy

AARON LEVY

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, Division of English Education

Arizona State University, Spring 2004

Graduate License in Secondary Education, English Comprehensive Endorsement

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Summer 1997

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Playwriting, Department of English and Theatre

Arizona State University, Fall 1994

Committee Members: Jim Leonard, Steven Dietz, Gus Edwards, Ron Carlson

Bachelor of Arts, English, Arizona State University, Summer 1991

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-Present, Assistant Professor of English/English education, Department of English,

Kennesaw State University, GA

1996-2006, Adjunct English Instructor and Distance Education English Instructor,

Department of English, Community College of S. Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

2000-2004, Faculty Associate/Teaching Associate, Department of English, Arizona State

University, Tempe, AZ

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Council of Teachers of English

International Reading Association

The Dramatists Guild of America

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Council of Teachers of English

Georgia Writers Association

Modern Language Association

Professional Playwrights’ Circle, Actors Theatre of Phoenix

HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

Literary Event Grants of Georgia (LEGG grant) award $200 – May, 2010; Staged

Reading and Workshop of Hunger Pains at Etowah HS. Sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Writers Association. (research and creative activity)

Literary Event Grants of Georgia (LEGG grant) award $500 – March 19th, 2010; Staged

Reading and Workshop of Hunger Pains at East Paulding HS. Sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Writers Association. (research and creative activity)

Literary Event Grants of Georgia (LEGG grant) award $500 – May 21st, 2009; Staged

Reading and Workshop of Hunger Pains at Hiram HS Theatre Club. Sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Writers Association. (research and creative activity)

Literary Event Grants of Georgia (LEGG grant) award $500 – May 14th, 2009; Staged

Reading and Workshop of Hunger Pains at Cherokee HS Literary Club. Sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Writers Association. (research and creative activity)

Distinguished Teaching Award finalist, 2009, Kennesaw State University award

(teaching)

Distinguished Teaching Award runner-up, 2008, Kennesaw State University award

(teaching)

Georgia Author of the Year Nominee in the young adult literature category, 2008, for

Pizza with Shrimp on Top, Georgia Writers Association (research and creative activity)

Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at

Kennesaw State University (teaching)

Distinguished Teaching Award 2007, English Department at Kennesaw State University

(teaching)

Article Selected as Most Popular Resources for Teachers in 2006 by National Council of

Teachers of English, Inbox for article “Teaching: First Impressions First, or Choosing Atmosphere over Method and Management,” published in national refereed Teaching at the Two-Year College (scholarship on teaching)

Distinguished Play Award for Pizza with Shrimp on Top (2006) in the category of middle

school and secondary school audience plays presented by The American Alliance for Theater in Education (research and creative activity)

Honored Graduate Faculty, 2006, Kennesaw State University (teaching)

Designated University Scholar selected by the Outstanding Senior in English Award

winner, Patricia Healy, 2006, Kennesaw State University (teaching)

Mentor Appreciation Award and Certificate, 2006, Preparing Future Faculty Program at

Arizona State University, submitted by Dr. Katherine Mason (professional service)

Arizona International Thespian Society Annual Conference, selected production, Pizza              with Shrimp on Top, 2000, Arizona High Schools (research and creative activity)

Nevada Council of the Arts special grant in education recipient for a play           on teen

violence, 2000, Las Vegas, NV (research and creative activity)

Nevada Council of the Arts special grant in education for Pizza with Shrimp on Top,

1999, Las Vegas, NV, (research and creative activity)

Dorothy Silver Playwriting Contest 1st place winner for play One Man’s Dance, 1996,

Cleveland, OH (research and creative activity)

Ari-Zoni Award, Best Original Play for the Arizona Theatrical Year, One Man’s Dance, 1995, Arizona (research and creative activity)

American College Theatre Festival selected participant, One Man’s Dance, 1993,

Arizona (research and creative activity)

Scottie Award for Best Original Play at Arizona State University, One Man’s Dance,    1993, (research and creative activity)

Swarthout Award recipient, Fiction, 2nd place, 1993, (research and creative activity)

Swarthout Award recipient, Poetry, honorable mention, 1992, (research and creative

activity)

Scottie Award for Best Original Play at Arizona State University, Pizza with Shrimp on            Top, 1992, (research and creative activity)

Swarthout Award recipient, Fiction, 3rd place, 1991, (research and creative activity)

Swarthout Award recipient, Poetry, honorable mention, 1991, (research and creative

activity)

TEACHING, SUPERVISION, & MENTOR

COURSES TAUGHT

Courses Taught at Kennesaw State University

  • PRWR 6480,  (MAPW program) Graduate Play Writing (5 sections)
  • PRWR 6440, (MAPW program) Graduate Fiction for Young Adults (1section)
  • English 3310, Principles of Teaching Writing (4 sections)
  • English 7750 (MAT program) English Studies in the Schools (3 sections)
  • English 3110 Beginning Playwriting (3 sections)
  • English 7735 (MAT program) Rhetoric for Teachers (2 sections)
  • English 7735 (MED program) Rhetoric for Teachers (2sections)
  • EDSM 4410 Reading Across the Content Areas (1 section)
  • English 4414 Teaching of Specific Subjects or TOSS (2 sections)
  • English 4475 Student Teaching Supervion (1 section)
  • English 7791 Co-Director of Summer Institute for the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (1 section)
  • Student Teaching Supervisor for secondary education teachers in training (2 interns one semester, 4 student teachers one semester)
  • English 3309, Principles of Teaching Writing (4 sections)
  • English 3260, Teaching Grammar in the Context of Writing (1 section)
  • English 1102, Academic/Research Writing (1 section)

Courses Taught at Other Institutions

Adjunct English Instructor and Distance Education English Instructor, Department of

English, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1996-Present

  • English 241 Internet, On-line American Literature (1 section)
  • English 221, Introduction to Creative Writing, Fiction (1 section)
  • English 102, First-Year Composition (1 section)
  • English 101 Internet, On-line Academic/Expository Writing (39 sections)
  • English 101, First-Year Composition (6 sections, 2 computer-assisted sections)

Faculty Associate/Teaching Associate, Department of English, Arizona State

University, Tempe, AZ, 2000-2004

  • Student Teaching Supervisor for secondary education teachers in training (3 semesters, 5-6 student teachers per semester)
  • English 217, Reflective Writing (1 section)
  • English 102 Hybrid – Computer mediated classroom, First-Year Composition – Academic/Research Writing (1 section)
  • English 102, First-Year Composition – Academic/Research Writing (2 sections)
  • English 101, Personal/Expository Writing (4 sections)
  • English WAC 101, Writing Across the Curriculum – Personal/Expository Writing, two-semester course that satisfies English 101 requirement for students with lower entering test scores (5 sections)

Distance Education Instructor, Department of English and Humanities, Rio Salado

Community College, Phoenix, Arizona, 2001

  • Theatre/Humanity 205 – On-line Introduction to Cinema (1 section)
  • English 102 – On-line First-Year Composition – Academic/Research Writing (1 section)

Adjunct English Instructor, Department of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998-1999

  • English 101, First-Year Composition – Personal/Expository Writing (3 sections)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Theatre, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,

1993

  • Theatre 320 – Introduction to Theatre History – Assisted the Instructor (1 section,  2 discussion sections)

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,

1993

  • English 210 – Introduction to Creative Writing, multiple genres (1 section for Adult Education)

Teaching Assistant, Department of English and Department of Theatre, Arizona State

University, Tempe, Arizona, 1992

  • English 210, Introduction to Creative Writing, playwriting (1 section)

Secondary Education Teaching:

Theatre Instructor, Fine Arts Department, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona,

2000 – 2001

  • Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • Advanced Theatre Arts
  • Stage Craft
  • Theatre Producer – Produce, Direct, Budget, Market all Theatre Productions

English Instructor, Department of English, Silverado High School, Las Vegas, Nevada,

1997 – 2000

  • Advanced Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • American Literatures Honors
  • Modern Literature Honors
  • Modern Literature
  • Sophomore English

Student Teacher, Department of English, Cannon Junior High School, Las Vegas,

Nevada, 1997

  • 6th Grade English Language Arts

TEACHING GRANT WORK

Teacher Quality Partner (TQP) for KSU, 2010-2011. Co-director of Induction Committee – established to conceptualize a very important aspect of the TQP : 1) review the literature on induction, 2) develop an Induction Program for all first and second year teachers in the Professional Development School Cluster in Area 2 of Cobb County School District, 3) monitor the implementation of the Induction Program, 4) make revisions as appropriate based on evaluation data, and 5) plan induction professional development.

STUDENT SUPERVISION

Capstone and Directed Study

(NOTE – all capstone and directed study committees are composed of two faculty members, equal in responsibility)

Directed Study   Teresa Bagwell (Summer 2005) (screenplay)

Capstone       Owerri Washington (Summer 2005) Love and Letting Go (screenplay)

Capstone       Deanna Ryan (Fall 2005) Monitions (a one act play)

Capstone       Phillip Harrold (Fall 2005) Coo (screenplay)

Capstone       Saul Adler (Fall 2006 & Spring 2007) Drug of Preference (novel excerpt)

Capstone       John Bradford (Spring 2007) Spoken Silence (screenplay)

Capstone       Cheryl Miller (Spring 2007) One in a Million: Living Courageously with a

Traumatic Brain Injury (a memoir)

Capstone       Cathy Ray (Spring 2007) Into The Roots (a play)

Capstone       Nancy Wilson (Fall 2007&Spring 2008)A Massachusetts Earthquake (play)

Capstone       Krystle Coombs (Spring 2008) Wings of the White Dove (novel excerpt)

Capstone       Jennifer Clifton (Spring & Summer 2008) The Development and Impact of

Community in an Inaugural English Education MAT Cohort (scholarly study)

Capstone       Michael Lipoma (Fall 2008) OxyMoron (screenplay)

Capstone       Beth Seaver (Fall 2008) Rescue Me (teleplay)

Capstone       Jessica Nettles (Spring 2009) Quija (novel)

Capstone       Jamie Grimes (Spring 2009) (novel)

Capstone       Matthew Graham (Fall 2009) Ashes (YA novel)

Capstone       Ashley Phillips (Spring 2010) Empire’s Ghosts (novel)

Capstone       Beverly James (Spring 2010) Angelus: In the Beginning (novel)

Capstone       Tanya Rodgers (Spring 2010) YA Novel (novel)

STUDENT ADVISING (other than student supervision)

Student Advising at Kennesaw State University: I formally have supervised 14 student teachers and/or TOSS interns as their university supervisor. Informally, I continue to advise students and graduates who are now teaching as questions arise.

Student Advising at Other Institutions: At Arizona State University, I supervised student teachers at area schools for three semesters. I was usually responsible for 6-8 student teachers a semester for an approxiame total of 17 students.

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING, RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron. “Teaching First Impressions First: Choosing Atmosphere over                  Method and Management,” Teaching English in The Two-Year College,

May, 2004: 412-420.

Levy, Aaron. “Conventions of the Heart: When Content Dictates Form,” The

English Journal, March, 2004: 36-40.

Refereed Book Chapters: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron. Chapter One: “Weighing the Options: Public School Teaching to

Doctorate in English Education,” The Doctoral Degree in English Education, Alan Webb, Kennesaw State University Press, GA. November, 2009: 3-15.

Levy, Aaron. “Searching for Goosebumps:  Making Teenagers Life-long Patrons

of Theatre.”  (Fall 2008) in Young Adult Literature for the 21st Century. McGraw-Hill.

Levy, Aaron. “A Theatre Teacher Speaks to English Teachers,”Literature for

Today’s Young Adults, Eighth Edition. Kenneth L.       Donnelson and Alleen

Pace Nilsen. Longman, New York.  April, 2008: 158-159.

Levy, Aaron. “A Theatre Teacher Speaks to English Teachers,”Literature for

Today’s Young Adults, Seventh Edition. Kenneth L.     Donnelson and Alleen

Pace Nilsen. Longman, New York.  May, 2004: 158-159.

Refereed CD-ROM: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron with Darren Crovitz, Katie Mason, Jeannie Levy and Cynthia

Bowers. Pizza with Shrimp on Top TEACHER’S GUIDE. A CD-ROM that Dramatic Publishing has agreed to produce, distribute and make available to sell with the play. November, 2007.

Requested DVD Movies

Levy, Aaron, Author’s Panel for Young Adult Drama (Dramatic Publishing

Company), the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Annual  Conference. New York City, NY. November 19th, 2007.

Levy, Aaron, Pizza with Shrimp on Top a staged reading production for

participants of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Annual Conference. New York City, NY. November 19th, 2007. Movie created for Dramatic Publishing.

Refereed Book Reviews: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron. book reviews for The Signal’s spring 2006 issue

Coy, John. Crackback

Nelson, Blake. Rock Star Superstar

Schreiber, Ellen. Comedy Girl

Levy, Aaron. Rev. of Dunk, by David Lubar. Journal of Adolescent &

Adult Literacy, Sep. 2003: 95-96.

Non-Refereed Articles: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron. Drama Column (ongoing) for Georgia Writers’ Association monthly

Newsletter. February, March, April, May and June of 2007.

Works Submitted: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron. “Stop Chasing the Cat: A New Poetry Curriculum.” Submitting to

The English Journal January 15th, 2010.

Works to be Submitted: Teaching Related

Levy, Aaron. “Me and My Buddy: Lessons Learned from being Shadowed by a

Fellow Doctoral Student.” Submitting to the Chronicle of Higher Education

CREATIVE PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIONS

Refereed Published Creative Works

Levy, Aaron. Pizza with Shrimp on Top. A young adult play published

November, 2006 by Dramatic Publishing http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=1185

Levy, Aaron. “These Bones.” A poem. Kennesaw Review, Fall 2005

http://www.kennesawreview.org/OLD_SITE/fall2005/_poetry_Levy.htm

Levy, Aaron. “One Man’s Dance.” A monologue in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1994, Ed. Jocelyn Beard. Lyme: Smith and Kraus Inc.,      1994. 69-71

Levy, Aaron. “One Man’s Dance.” A scene in The Best Stage Scenes of 1994, Ed.     Jocelyn Beard. Lyme: Smith and Kraus Inc., 1994. 65-68

Levy, Aaron. Dear Snowball. A screenplay in Arizona State University’s First          Anthology of Six Screenplays. Ed. Stephen Geller. Tempe: Arizona State,           1991.

Refereed  Creative Works Submitted (requested)

Levy, Aaron. Blood Don’t Lie, a young adult novel. NY literary representation,

Susan Schulman. Book is packaged and currently is being read by Wendy Lamb, head editor for Wendy Lamb books at Random House.

Levy, Aaron. A Little Mental Illness requested submission from Dramatic

Publishing.

Levy, Aaron. Hunger Pains, a young adult play. Submitted in June, 2008.

Reviewed and in development.

Levy, Aaron. Big Kid Takes a Short Cut, a children’s book. Submitted

Works in Progres

Levy, Aaron, Hunger Pains, a YA play

Levy, Aaron. Blood Don’t Lie, a YA play adaptation of novel.

Levy, Aaron. Pizza with Shrimp on Top, a YA novel adaptation of the play

Levy, Aaron. Bulk a novel adaptation of play, Hunger Pains.

Levy, Aaron, Big Kid and the Case of Parents with Broken Faces

Other Publications

Over 50 news, features, and fine art reviews in articles published in above          mentioned periodicals.

Productions of Plays written by Aaron Levy (* indicates also directed by Levy)

Hunger Pains requested submission to THE NEW HARMONY WRITERS CONFERENCE May 23-June 5th, 2010: In the fall of each year, The Project seeks submissions for the spring conference. Once the writers and their projects are chosen by selection committee, The Project assists each writer by identifying a team and creating a preliminary strategy for the evolutionary process to follow. Each project is assigned a director, a dramaturg, and a cast of actors.

Hunger Pains, a play, STAGED READINGS:

New Ideas & Works Festival, Kennesaw State University Theatre and

Performance Department’s FEATURED PLAY, March 24, 25, 26, 2010

Kennsaw State University for North Cobb HS students, Dec. 12th, 2009

Kol Emeth Theater, East Cobb Youth Group, August 16th, 2009

Hiram High School Theatre Club, GA (LEGG grant), May 21th, 2009

North Cobb High School, GA May 20th, 2009

Marietta High School, GA May 13th, 2009

Cherokee High School Literary Club, GA (LEGG grant), May 14th, 2009

Kennesaw State University, June 12th, 2008

Pizza with Shrimp on Top, a one-act YA play, originally produced in the Lyceum Theatre at Arizona State University in 1992. It recently received a Distinguished Play Award in the category of middle school and secondary school audience plays presented by The American Alliance for Theater in Education (AATE).

Pizza Productions since publication:

Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford, OR – 3/30/2010

Revelstoke Theatre Company, Revelstoke, BC – 1/14-1/23/2010

Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton, CA 11/19/09 – 11/21/09

Hiram High School, Hiram, GA 10/30 – 11/2/09

Russellville High School, Russellville, AR 1/23/09

Russellville High School, Russellville, AR 6/24-09 – 6/24-09

Momence High School, Momence, IL  11/07/08

American Hebrew Academy, Greensboro, NC  11/08/08-11/09/08

Tisdale Mid/Secondary School, Tisdale, SK CANADA 3/23/07-3/29/07

This play has received over four dozen productions and staged readings since then including, Sprayberry HS, GA for Cobb Co. English Teachers In-Service, Aug. 9th, 2007, Kennesaw State University 2007 and 2006, Woodland High School, Georgia, 2006 University of Reno, 2001, *International Thespian Society Selection at South Mountain High School, 2000,  *Hamilton High School, 2000, *Sunset High School, 2000, *Indian Springs High School, 2000, *Silverado High School, 1998-1999, *Charelston Center for the Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999, *Green Valley High School, 1999, *Basic High School, 1999, Northern Indiana Regional Thespian Conference, 1997, Notre Dame University, 1996, *Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Seattle, Washington, 1995, Coronado High School, 1992, Central High School, 1992, Chandler High School, 1992 Horizon School, 1992, Arcadia High School, 1992,  and a staged reading in the Director’s Studio Arizona State University in 1991.

NOTE: We’ve done some staged readings at conferences that are listed under the “Conferences” section. Also, now that the play has been published, I’m aware that it’s being purchased and published, but I won’t know the specific productions until I receive royalty notice.

A Little Mental Illness, a play in two acts, Curio-Workshop, GA April 4, 2007

(staged reading)

Bolt-Cutter Man, ten-minute play, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, May 6, 2003                             (staged reading)

I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon, ten-minute play, Actors Theatre of Phoenix,                                  May 6, 2002 (staged reading)

One Man’s Dance, a play in two acts

Cleveland JCC Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Silver Playwriting                                                 Award winner, June 5-8, 1996

Herberger Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Phoenix, Arizona,                                              Feb. 20-March19, 1995

Herberger Theatre, American College Theatre Festival, Phoenix, Arizona,                                             Dec. 4, 1993

Lyceum Theatre, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Oct. 20-23,                                               1993

Hollywood Beastro Galvin Playhouse, Genesis New Play Reading Series,

Arizona Theatre Company and Arizona State Theatre Department, Tempe, Arizona, March, 1993

White Guys Who Want to be a Little More Black Club, a ten-minute play,                                         Director’s Studio, Multi-Ethnic Workshop Production, Arizona State                                 University, Tempe, Arizona, April 22-23, 1993

Plays Directed by Aaron Levy

Six Lives of Marilyn, an Evening of 10 Minute Staged Readings written by KSU

MAPW Students (produced), Kennesaw State University, April 2nd, 2006.

The Girls Next Door, an evening of student-written ten minute plays, Hamilton                                     High School, Chandler, Arizona, Nov. 26-28, 2001.

The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona,                                   Sept. 12-15, 2001.

The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona, March                                   28-31, 2001.

Burn This: An Evening of Student Written Monologues, Hamilton High School,                                 Chandler, Arizona, Feb. 15-17, 2001 and Silverado High School, Las                              Vegas, Nevada, April 24, 2000.

Holiday Psuedo-Musical, a Student-Written Salute to all Holidays, Hamilton                                    High School, Chandler, Arizona, Dec. 10, 2001.

PRESENTATIONS

Refereed Conference Presentations : Teaching & Teaching of Writing Related

Levy, Aaron, “Everything I Learned about Writing—And How to Teach

Writing—I Learned from Andre Agassi,” Georgia Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference, Calloway Gardens, GA. February, 2010. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, Susan Schulman, and Bill Konigsburg, “Getting Published for the

First Time: What to Expect.” National Council for Teachers of English, Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA. November, 2009. (National)

Levy, Aaron, “The Young Adult Market.” Red Clay  Georgia Writers Conference,

Kennensaw, GA. November, 2009. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, “Workshop: Hunger Pains and How to Write a Play.” Pope High

School, Marietta, GA. October, 2009.

Levy, Aaron, Susan Schulman, and Bill Konigsburg, “Getting Published for the

First Time: What to Expect.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Chicago, IL. February, 2009. (National)

Levy, Aaron, James Blasingame, and Beverly Chin, “Negotiations and Love

Songs: Advice for the Lovelorn: Dating Faux Pas and Successes in Young Adult Literature.”  Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Annual  Conference. San Antonio, TX. November, 2008. (National)

Levy, Aaron, Darren Crovitz, and David Pegram, “What Would Vygotsky Say?:

Online Instruction and the Teaching of English.” National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) National Conference, San Antonio, TX. November, 2008. (National)

Levy, Aaron, Jeffery Stepakoff, and Ralph Wilson, “Dramatic Writing for Stage,

Screen, and Digital Media: The Need for a New Kind of Interdisciplinary Writing Program.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), New York City, NY. January 31st, 2008. (National)

Levy, Aaron, Author’s Panel for Young Adult Drama (Dramatic Publishing

Company), the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Annual  Conference. New York City, NY. November 19th, 2007. (National)

Levy, Aaron, Pizza with Shrimp on Top a staged reading production for

participants of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) National Annual Conference. New York City, NY. November 19th, 2007. (National)

Levy, Aaron, Jeffery Stepakoff, Jim Cope, and Darren Crovitz, “Dramatic

Writing for Stage, Screen, and Digital Media: The Need for a New Kind of Interdisciplinary Writing Program.” National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) National Conference, New York City, NY. November 16th, 2007. (National)

Levy, Aaron, Pizza with Shrimp on Top. A staged-reading of a young adult play.

For District officials and prevention personnel of Cobb County School District, Austell, GA June 22nd, 2007. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, “Writing for Young Adults.” Georgia Writers Association Spring

Festival 2007. May 5th, 2007. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, Blood Don’t Lie a young adult novel. Featured author reading at the

Confernce on Literature for Children and Adolescents, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. March 27-28th, 2007.  (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, Pizza with Shrimp on Top. A staged-reading of a young adult play.

Georgia Council for Teachers of English (GCTE) Annual Conference, Jeckyl Island, GA February 10th & 8th, 2007. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, Pizza with Shrimp on Top. A staged-reading of a young adult play.

KSU English as a Second Language Annual Conference, Kennesaw, GA February 6th, 2007. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, Jim Cope, Corrine McCawley,

Jeannie Levy, “Teaching an Endangered Species:  Using Young Adult Plays in the English Classroom to Meet Drama Standards and Much More.” ALAN Review Annual Conference at NCTE, Nashville, TN Nov. 21, 2006. (National)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz,  “Using the New Georgia State Standards to

Reassess Approaches to Writing Instruction and Student.” National Council for Teachers of English Conference, Nashville, TN Nov. 18th, 2006. (National)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, Jim Cope, Corrine McCawley, Cindy Bowers

Jeannie Levy, “Teaching an Endangered Species:  Using Young Adult Plays in the English Classroom to Meet Drama Standards and Much More.” National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Nashville, TN Nov. 17th, 2006. (National)

Levy, Aaron, “Using Web CT to Create Classroom Community.” KSU

First-Year Writing Programs’s In-House Conference on Integrating Technology into the Writing Classroom, September 29th, 2006. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, “Teenage Mutants: Teaching and Learning

about the Teen Experience Through Film.” Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. March 28th, 2006. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Jessica Miller, “Stop Chasing the Cat: A New Poetry

Curriculum.” Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. March 28th, 2006. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, “Teenage Mutants: Teaching and Learning

about the Teen Experience Through Film.” Georgia Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Callaway Gardens, GA February 17th, 2006. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, “Using the New Georgia State Standards to Get

Students Passionate about Writing Again.” Georgia Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Callaway Gardens, GA February 17th, 2006. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Toby Emert, “Hot-burning Torches: Teaching YA Books that

Sizzle with Controversy.” ALAN Review Annual Conference at NCTE, Pittsburgh, PA. November 21st, 2005. (National)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, “Continuity and Beyond! Applying the

SummerInstitute Experience to Classroom Practice. National Writing Project Annual Conference at NCTE, Pittsburgh, PA. November 18th, 2005. (National)

Levy, Aaron, “Searching for Goosebumps: Making Teenagers Lifelong Patrons of

Theatre.” Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. March 31, 2005. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, “Burn This: Search for Voice and Voices to be Destroyed.” Georgia

Council forTeachers of English, Jeckyl Island, GA. February 18th, 2005. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, “Teaching First Impressions First: Choosing Atmosphere over

Method and Management.” 12 Annual Georgia Council on College and University Teaching, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. February 11, 2005. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron, “A Narrative-Based Study of the Successes and Challenges of Four

Writing Project Teachers in the Year Following the Summer Institute.”

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, research panel. Kennesaw, Georgia, June15, 2004. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, “Greater Phoenix Area Writing Project: The

Power of Personal to Public Writing.” Arizona State Language & Literacy Conference, February 7, 2004. (Regional)

Levy, Aaron and Darren Crovitz, “Reclaiming Voice in Student Writing; Above

and Beyond Standardized Tests.” Arizona Educational Research Organization, Tempe, Arizona, October 30, 2003. (Regional)

Invited Lectures and Presentations and In-Services

Pizza with Shrimp on Top, guest speaker. Kennesaw State University YA Literature

class, July 17th, 2007.

Pizza with Shrimp on Top, guest speaker. Kennesaw State University YA Literature

class, June 26th, 2007.

Pizza with Shrimp on Top, guest speaker. Kennesaw State University YA Literature

class, January 30th, 2007.

Pizza with Shrimp on Top, a staged-reading of a young adult play. Kennesaw

Mountain Writing Project’s Continuity Evening, January 25th, 2007.

“Burn This: Searching for Voices to be Destroyed,” for Dr. Katie Mason’s Teaching

the Principles of Writing class at Kennesaw State University, September 21st, 2006.

“Reading Like Writers” for a Reading Specialists Class at Kennesaw State

University, November 13th, 2006.

“Writing for Young Adults” and a Stage Reading of Pizza with Shrimp on Top for the

Georgia Writers Association, Dunwoody Library, GA, November 11th, 2006.

“Writing to Surpass Testing Expectations,” and In-Service for Paulding County, GA,

October 13th, 2006.

“Reading Across the Content Areas,” and In-Service for Cherokee County, GA,

August 18th, 2006.

Staged Reading of Pizza with Shrimp on Top and guest speaker for ENGL

7701(MAT) & ENGL 3310 at Kennesaw State University, June 27th, 2006.

“Burn This: Searching for Voices to be Destroyed  & Teaching First Impressions

First: Choosing Atmosphere over Management.” Guest Lecturer for Dr. Darren  Crovitz’s English 3310 class at Kennesaw State University, June 13, 2006.

“Teaching as Performance,” Guest Speaker for Cyndi Bower’s Teaching Shakespeare

and the Pedagogy of Performance, Kennesaw State University, May 25th, 2006.

“Using Multi-Genre Research Projects in English Composition Courses.” Guest

Lecturer in Leslie Wolf-Cundiff’s English 1102 classes at Kennesaw State University, March 2, 2006.

“Burn This: Searching for Voices to be Destroyed.” Guest Lecturer in Dr. Darren

Crovitz’s English 3310 class at Kennesaw State University, March 1, 2006.

Man Up! Excerpt from forthcoming young adult novel at the English Department

Faculty Reading,  invited reading with Jeffrey Stepakoff and Karen Wurl. Kennesaw State University, April 20th, 2006.

Staged Reading of Pizza with Shrimp on Top and guest speaker at Woodland High

School in Cartersville, GA, April 13, 2006.

“Real Writers Steal the Shoes off Their Own Feet.” Sigma Tau Delta Induction

Ceremony, Kennesaw State University. December 2, 2005.

English Majors First Annual Conference. A member of a panel. Kennesaw State

University, April, 2005.

KMWP Summer Institute Reunion. Kennesaw State University, October 6th, 2005.

“Teaching First Impressions First: Choosing Atmosphere over Management.” Guest

Lecturer for Dr. Darren Crovitz’s English 3309 and 3260 English Education classes, Kennesaw State University, October 5th, 2005.

“Power of Personal to Public Writing.” First year English Composition and Sociology Class, Chandler/Gilbert Community College, Chandler,        Arizona, co-     presenter, G. Lynn Nelson, Fall 2003.

“Take Back the Power of Language and Be Born” Writing Presentation/Workshop at          Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona, co-presenter, G. Lynn      Nelson, Fall 2003

“First Day of School: Wake Up! Using First Impressions to Set Complete Tone”    English 480/598, Methods of Teaching Composition, Fall 2003

“Getting the Being Back into your Writing.” English 210, Introductory to creative    writing, fiction, Fall 2003

“Journal Writing: I’m Not Just Talking to my Dead Dog.” English/WAC 101, Fall   2003

“Writers that Teach and Teachers that Write.” Greater Phoenix Area Writing          Project, Summer, 2003

“Voice Versus Formula in Secondary Schools.” Greater Phoenix Area Writing       Project, Summer, 2003

“Putting the Heart Back into Essays.” English 101, First Year Composition,            Chandler/Gilbert Community College, Chandler, Arizona, Summer 2003

“I am what I am: Writing to Discover Voice.” English/ WAC 101, First Year          Composition, two-semester course, Spring 2003.

“Combining Drama and Composition.” English 494/598 Writing and Being, Spring 2003

“Journal Writing: I’m Not Just Talking to my Dead Dog.” English/WAC 101 First   Year Composition, two-semester course, Fall 2002

“Theatre Teacher Speaks to English Teachers.” English 471/598 Young Adult        Literature, Summer 2002

“The Teenager as a Mutant: Waiting for the Apocalypse.”   CED 591 Lifespan:      Human Development, Summer 2002

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

NOTE – Because my main field is English Education, most of my service overlaps categories and/or could fit into two, i.e. university and community.

University

Advisor for the KSU Underground Theatre and Film Movement, Spring 2007 – present.

Debut performance, Six 10 Minute Plays by student writers. April 24 & 25, 2007.

New Works & Ideas an evening of 10 minute plays writend and acted by students of the

English Department, Theatre Department, and the Underground Theatre, coordinated by Aaron Levy, Dean Adams, Karen Robinson and Brian Forrester, March 30th, 2008.

Co-Director of Conference on Literature for Children and Adolescents, Kennesaw State

University, Kennesaw, GA. Spring 2007 – present.

Promote interdisciplinary activity with our YA Literature Conference by linking the 2008

Conference to the English departments Contemporary Literature Conference and the theatre department’s Spring Festival.

Department or Program

Direct a current push for our English Education Program to concentrate on writing and

publishing. Organize workshops, readings, and publication deadlines. Also organize collaborative writing efforts. 2009-2010

Help create, organize, and promote new Multi-Media Cross-Curricular Dramatic Writing

Program.  Spring 2006- present. I have attended almost all meetings regarding the interdisciplinary endeavors to create this program here at KSU. I’ve also represented KSU’s progress and research on digital media with my colleagues at two national conference (NCTE and AWP). I will continue to help out any way I can because I know this is the wave of writing instruction; not just in the future, but now.

We are currently revamping our Eng. Ed courses so that they better meet SACS requirements. Spring 2008. My specific responsibilities included and/or includes:

  • Rewriting course descriptions for Eng 3310 and 4475 to match wording for NCATE/CPS standards.
  • Create a new MED flyer that is based on the BCOE flyer, but in corporates new information including new on-line/hybrid possibilities.
  • Update writing portion of work cited page(s) for syllabi
  • Committee member for Remediation Policy and Procedures for Unsatisfactory Scores from Supervisors and Collaborating Teachers (CTs) During Field Experiences (TOSS Internship and Student Teaching)

Selection Committee for new EdD doctoral program. I helped review applications,

interview and rate student candidates for first cohort. Fall 2007

Fiction Search Committe that started reviewing and interviewing candidates in December

of 2007 and then brought  and hosted 4 candidates to campus in Spring of 2008.

Selection Committee for MAPW Creative Writing students. Spring of 2008 and 2007.

We received/review over 30 candidate packets and select students to accept and deny into the program.

Search Committee for Screen Writing faculty position in 2006.

Search Committee for 2 English Education faculty positions in 2006.

Graduate Program Open House Masters of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)

Program Representative at Kennesaw State University, October 22, 2005.

Search Committee for 2 English Educatin faculty positions in 2005.

Teacher Education Committee English Education representative (TEC), Kennesaw

State University’s Professional Teacher Education Unit, 2004-2006.

English Faculty Representative at the Kennesaw State University Undergraduate

Gathering. Table representative. October 21, 2005.

Curriculum designer (with Dr. Carol Harrell) for the new ENGL 3310 course which

combined the old 3309 and 3260 courses into one course. I brought the course, presented at the meetings, through all phases.

Service at Other Academic Institutions (Arizona State University)

Reader/Actor, Lightening in the Blood, a new play by Chris Danowski. A staged-      reading

produced by Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix, 2004.

Director, Young Adult Writing Project (performance) “Driveby Sharing by a Teenage

Writing Gang.” Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona, Summer, 2003.

Presenter/Workshop Leader Drama Workshop, Southwest Temple Youth

Convention, Tempe, Arizona, March 2003

Director/Dramaturg, Since September, a ten-minute play by Kristyn Benedict, an MFA       playwright at Arizona State University, Oct 9-11, 2002

GPAWP Representative, “Teachers Night Out” Smithsonian/Challenger Space Center,

Peoria, Arizona, September 19, 2003

THE PROFESSION

Board of Directors Member for Georgia Writers Association. Nominated and selected on

May 10th, 2008.

Grant Evaluation Panel for National Endowment for the Arts Grants. Fall of 2008.

Requested panelist. This will meet in Washington D.C.

EmCee for the 44th Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA), June 7th, 2008.

Judge for  he category of Children’s  and Young Adult Literature. 43rd Annual Georgia

Author of the Year Awards (GAYA), June 2nd, 2007.

Grant Evaluation Panel for Arts Education Grants. Georgia Council for the Arts. April

17-19th, 2007.

Judge for Paulding School District’s Writing Fair, March 17th, 2006

Service to Professional Journals

Article reviewer for The English Journal. 2004 – present. I have reviewed

approxiamately three articles per year. The English Journal is a refereed national journal with a 10% acceptance rate, considered one of the tops in the field of English Education.

Book reviewer for yound adult literature for The Signal. 2006-present. Review at least

one YA book a year fort he journal.

Levy, Aaron, “A Summer Miracle.” ASU English Department News Letter. An article           about the Greater Phoenix Area Writing Project, 2004

THE COMMUNITY

Judge for Spoken Word Poetry contest at Woodstock HS, December, 2009.

Appointed to the Arts Education Consultant Band for Georgia Council of the Arts,

2008-2011; designed to serve as a resource to K-12 school and arts organizations to provide access to GCA-certified arts education consultants.

Author presentation at Campbell HS for at-risk Freshmen classes last Friday, March 7th,

2008

Judge writing contest for Cobb County Schools. Work with  Carolyn Waters, the Director

of English Language Arts and Instruction for Cobb County high schools, my Principles of Teaching Writing class judge the high school Writing Contest for Cobb County on March 18th, 2008. Also did it in Spring of 2007.

Staged reading/ Teachers Guide Presentation for Paulding County English and Theatre

teachers January 4th, 2008

Levy, Aaron with Carol Harrell. Reading Strategies for Reluctant Readers Across

the Content Areas and in-service for teachers

  • November 7th, 2006 Cherokee County teachers
  • August 18th, 2006 Cherokee County geography teachers
  • August 9th, 2006 Cobb County English teachers

Levy, Aaron with Darren Crovitz. Burn This: Search for Voice and Voices in

Student Writing.

  • October 13th, 2006 Paulding County English teachers.
  • October 6th, 2004 Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Teachers Retreat

Also see INVITED LECTURES for non-paying appearances at KSU and the community

to speak, read, and/or present play staged readings.

ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP

Co-Director of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Summer Institute of 2005. Along

with teacher Scott Thompson, I directed 15 teachers in a three and a half week, eight hours a day, five days a week intense workshop as per the guidelines established by the National Writing Project.

RELATED WORK EXPRIENCE

Program Director, Camp Charles Pearlstein, Prescott, Arizona, Summer 2001

  • Create programs and curriculum for campers ages 5-17
  • Supervise counselors with camper instruction
  • Coordinate activity scheduling

Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Silverado High School, 1997-2000

  • Assist head coach with game planning, practice, player needs
  • Assist with fund raising efforts
  • Provide nutrition, strength, and conditioning plans for student athletes

Creative Writing Instructor, Inner City Games, Las Vegas, Nevada, Summer 1999

  • Design Creative Writing Curriculum for all Las Vegas Inner City Games locations
  • Instruct Creative Writing sessions for all ages

Freelance Writer, City Life, a News, Culture and Arts Magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada,

1996-1997

  • Theatre reviews
  • Feature writing

Assistant Editor, The Transcript, a bi-monthly community newspaper, Seattle,

Washington, 1995-1996

  • News, features, reviews and beat writing
  • Layout entire newspaper
  • Edit articles and regular features

Script Reader, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, Washington, 1995-1996

  • Evaluate new scripts for production

Script Reader, The Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, Washington, 1994-1995

  • Evaluate new scripts for production

Freelance Writer, Arizona New Times, Phoenix, Arizona, 1991-1992

  • Feature writing (local music)

Freelance Writer, Phoenix Gazette, Phoenix, Arizona, 1991

  • Feature writing (local music)

Senior Staff Reporter, Arizona State University State Press and State Press Magazine,

Tempe, Arizona, 1990-1991

  • Feature, arts and leisure, music writing
  • International news writing

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE

On-line and Hybrid courses

Web CT

Blackboard

Pagemaker

Web design (Mac program)

Blog

Powerpoint

TEACHING INTERESTS

Methods of Teaching at the Secondary Level (language, writing, reading and literature)

Creative Writing (Fiction, Creative non-fiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Poetry)

Drama (Film Studies and Theatre)

Young Adult and Children’s Literature

Composition

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