October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

The Genre of Instructor Feedback in Doctoral Programs: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis

#PST32 Poster Sessions Track

First floor foyer, Frontier Airlines Center


This study sought to accomplish three goals: describe the types and frequency of embedded feedback; describe the frequency and patterns of faculty summative feedback on student papers; and identify whether other methods are used to convey feedback to students. This research will provide information that could help build and improve writing instruction throughout all specializations in the doctoral programs.


Kelley Jo Walters
Program Director, Walden University

Dr. Kelley Walters has more than 25 years in the field of education. She has served as a teacher, elementary principal and language arts consultant and now serves as an administrator of online programs. She is currently Program Director for Walden University's Ed.D. programs in Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and Special Education. She recently received Walden University’s 2012 Presidential Award of Faculty Excellence, awarded to only two faculty members annually, and Kappa Delta Pi’s Teacher of Honor Award. She has written numerous articles. In addition to Walters' publications, she is also an accomplished public speaker. She has presented at the Sloan Consortium Conference, the Ubiquitous Learning Conference, International Learning Conference, International Reading Association Conference and the Michigan Reading Association Conference.

Michael Vinella
Senior Research Lead, Walden University