Mya Poe is an assistant professor of English at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on writing assessment, diversity, and writing in the disciplines. She is co-author of Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering: Case Studies From MIT, which won the CCCC 2012 Advancement of Knowledge Award for the publication that most advances research in writing studies. She is also co-editor of Race and Writing Assessment and co-editor of the Oxford Short Guides to Writing in the Disciplines series. She is currently working on a book entitled The Consequences of Writing Assessment about the effects of writing assessment on diverse students and guest editing a special issue of Research in the Teaching of English on international writing assessment and diversity.
Lerner, N. & Poe, M. (forthcoming). Writing and becoming a scientist: A longitudinal, qualitative study of three science undergraduates. In M. Curry and D. Hanauer (Eds.) Applied linguistics and literacies for STEM: Founding concepts, methodologies and research projects. John Benjamins Publishing Company. *invited
Poe, M. & Scott, M. (forthcoming). Writing, lifelong learning and social mobility. In E. Jakobs and D. Perrin (Eds.) Handbook of Writing and Text Production. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. *invited
Poe, M. (forthcoming). Fairness and race in digital writing assessment. In D. DeVoss and H. McKee (Eds.) Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation. Logan, UT: Utah State UP (Computers and Composition Digital Press). *invited
Poe, M. (2013). Research on multilingual writers in the disciplines: The case of biomedical engineering. In S. Canagarajah (Ed.) Literacy as Translingual Practice: Between Communities and Classrooms. (pp. 170-181). London: Routledge. *invited
Poe, M. (2013). Re-framing race in teaching writing across the curriculum, Across the Disciplines, 10(3). Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/race/poe.cfm
(Special issue on Anti-Racist Activism: Teaching Rhetoric and Writing
Inoue, A. & Poe, M, Eds. (2012). Race and writing assessment. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. Reviewed in Assessing Writing (18, 2013, pgs. 239-240); The Journal of Writing Assessment (Jan. 2013); Teachers College Record (June 21, 2013).
Inoue, A. & Poe, M. (2012). Racial formations in two writing assessments: Revisiting White and Thomas’ findings on the English Placement Test after thirty years. In N. Elliott and L. Perelman (Eds.) Writing Assessment in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White. (pp. 343-361). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. *invited
Poe, M., Lerner, N. & Craig, J. (2010). Learning to communicate in science and engineering: Case studies from MIT. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Reviewed in Across the Disciplines (Nov. 2010); Writing Lab Newsletter (Sept. 2010); Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Summer 2010); Choice “Outstanding Title” (48-0830: 2010).
Advancement of Knowledge Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Received for Learning to communicate in science and engineering: Case studies from MIT, 2012.
One award presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances writing studies.