Evangel University professor reviews feature writing textbook
February 6, 2013 | Paul K. Logsdon
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Nancy Pace-Miller, assistant professor of communication at Evangel University, recently served as a professor reviewer for a brand new college textbook, Magazine Writing, by Christopher Benson and Charles Whitaker.
Pace-Miller examined and critiqued eight chapters. The text is due for release in October 2013, published by Routledge, a division of Taylor and Francis Group.
“I have taught Feature Writing every spring since 2000, and I have examined and used many different books over the years,” Pace-Miller said. “The editorial and sales team contacted me if I would be interested in reviewing a new feature writing book coming out.”
“It was a challenge to think through the chapters and to think like a student. I tried to see the material the way a student would see it, reading this information for the first time. I had to ask myself if the content would hold students’attention and move them into the rest of book. I then had to think like a professor using the text as his or her primary textbook. Would it help solidify the objectives for those topics or not?”
Pace-Miller has taught communication courses at Evangel since 1989 and was hired as a full-time faculty member in 1999. In addition to serving as faculty adviser for Excalibur, the university’s student-produced yearbook, she coordinates internships for communication students, supervises and teaches in the communication department’s degree completion program for adult learners, serves as an academic adviser and teaches upper-division summer courses.
“Getting to work on this was such an honor. I can’t wait for it to be released,” Pace-Miller said.
For additional information, contact the communication department at 417-865-2815, ext. 8411.
Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.