Judith Hakola

Lecturer and Cooperating Lecturer, Engineering
Engineering Communication Project
5752 Neville Hall, Room 223
Orono, Maine 04469-5752

Office Telephone: 207.581.3800

E-mail: Judith.Hakola@umit.maine.edu

 Office Hours:

By appointment only.


Degrees     M.A. in English, University of Maine at Orono, 1965
Thesis title: George Pierce Baker and the Harvard 47 Workshop.
B.A. in English Literature, Colby College, 1961

Other        Technical Writing Institute for Teachers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 1983.
University of London Summer School in Victorian Literaure, 1966.

Courses Taught

ENG 129 Topics in English – American West in Fiction and Film

ENG 244 Writers of Maine

ENG 249 American Sports, Literature and Film

ENG 317 Business and Technical Writing

ENG 429 Topics in Literature – Maine Women Writers

Teaching Experience

Instructor/Lecturer, Dept. of English, University of Maine, Orono, Maine (full and part time; regular and Continuing Education; conventional classroom, web-based, and interactive television) 1965-1968 and 1980-present.

Representative writing courses include Freshman/College Composition and Business and Technical Writing; am currently writing consultant for an experimental engineering course funded by Davis Family Foundation. Literature courses include Introduction to Fiction, Introduction to Nonfiction Prose, The Nature of Story, American Sports Literature and Film, Writers of Maine,, topics courses such as Maine’s Women Writers and a Sense of Place, The Hero and the Quest, Storytelling in the Electronic Age and The American West in Fiction and Film. Co-taught, Web-based, multidisciplinary courses include A Midwife’s Tale and the Social Web and Pop!Tech, a course on popular culture and technology delivered in conjunction with the annual Camden (ME) conference of the same name.

Cooperating Lecturer, College of Engineering, September 1997-present

Writing Consultant and occasional lecturer, Technology and Society Project. National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary program. 1990-1996.

Selected Publications

Six book reviews and four film reviews for Aethlon: The Journal of the Sport Literature Association, 1991-2006.

Six sports-related articles in various other publications.

“Media Literacy: A New Competency?” In Northwords, the journal of the Maine Council for English Language Arts, 4 (Fall 1994): 2-6.

Selected Papers Presented

“From the Outside Looking in: Women from ‘Away’ Write About Maine.” New England Studies section, national Popular Culture/American Culture Assn. annual conference, Boston, MA, April 2007.

“Popular Culture in the Classroom: Developing Critical Skills through Studying the West.” North East Popular Culture/American Culture Assn, Nashua, NH, Oct. 2006.

“The Sounds of Lights: The Uses of Sound in the Film Version of Friday Night Lights.” Sport Literature Assn. annual conference, Ames IA, June 2005.

“Sport and Native American Identity in the Prose, Poetry, and Film of Sherman Alexie.”  Sport Literature Assn. annual conference, Williamsport, PA, June 2004. Also presented at American Literature Assn. annual meeting, Boston, MA, April 2005.

“The Wild West Lives On: Echoes of the Traditional West in Sports Films.” Sport Literature Assn. annual conference, Springfield, MA, June 2003.

“Ethnic Voices in Maine Literature.” North East Popular Culture/American Culture Assn,
Springfield, MA, Nov. 2000.

Fifteen other papers on sports and sports literature given at annual conferences of the Sport Literature Assn., the North East Popular Culture/American Culture Assn., the
national Popular Culture/American Culture Assn., and the British Assn. of American
Studies, 1989-2002.

Six papers on non-sports topics in popular culture given at the North East Popular
Culture/American Culture Assn. and the national Popular Culture Assn., 1988-2005.

Additional papers on a variety of topics given at national conferences, 1992-1998.

Selected Workshops Given

“Improving the Readability of Workplace Reports: Organization, Formatting, and Word Choice/Style.” Annual Meeting of the Maine Assn. of Professional Soil Scientists, Augusta, ME, March 2007.

“PROfessing Ourselves.” Workshop on what it means to be a PROfessor—one who speaks out for (“pro”). Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL), Berea College, Berea, KY, June 1-3, 2006.

“Resources for Teaching Maine Literature.” Maine Council for English Language Arts, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, March 2005.

“Introducing an On-Line Component into Your Real-Time Course.” Facilitated roundtable
discussion. University College Faculty Institute. Univ. of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME, May 2004.

Additional workshops, primarily on workplace writing, 1985-1998.

Selected Awards and Grants

Distance Education Technology Grant for Online Courses, Division of Lifelong Learning, University of Maine, April 2007.

Induction into Francis Crowe Society, College of Engineering, University of Maine, as Distinguished Member, May 2005.

Faculty Technology Stipend, University of Maine, to create a new course, Storytelling in the Electronic Age, March 2000.

Grant to create a website for ENG 244: Writers of Maine from the Distance Education Advisory Committee, Division of Continuing Education, University of Maine, Summer 1999.

Maine Council for English Language Arts “Most Valued Member” Award, 1994.

Leila C. Lowell Award for Service to the College of Engineering, 1993.

Planning Grant (with Eileen Landay Rosenbaum) from Maine Dept. of Education and
Cultural Services for anthology of Maine literature.

Tuition grant from the College of Arts and Sciences to attend Technical Writing Institute for Teachers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, June 1983.

Selected Service Activities

The English Department

Acting Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, Spring semester 2007.
Coordinator of ENG 317: Business and Technical Writing, 1996-2004
Undergraduate Studies Committee, 1997-present
Faculty Advisor
Writing Committee (Chair, 1989-90 and 1996-97)
Acting Director, Professional Writing Program, 1993-94

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (formerly College of Arts and Humanities and College of Arts and Sciences)

Faculty Advisor, undeclared students
College Honors Council, 1985-87

The University of Maine

Maine Studies Advisory Comm., Div. of Lifelong Learning
Academic and Careers Exploration Program (ACE) Committee, 1990

The Profession
Sport Literature Association
Editorial Board, Aethlon: the Journal of Sport Literature
President, 1990-91, 1996-97, 2002-03
Program Chair, 1990, 1996, 2002 annual meetings

North East Popular Culture/American Culture Association
President, 1999-2000
Program Chair, 1999 Annual Conference

Maine Council for English Language Arts
Executive Board: College Section Representative 1986-1994
Editor, Northwords, 1990-1994

Professional Organizations

Sport Literature Association
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing
Maine Association of Engineers
Maine Council for English Language Arts
North East Popular Culture/American Culture Association
NCTE Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
Popular Culture Association