Beaver, Erin

Photo of Erin BeaverErin Beaver

Associate Professor, English
CMC in Spring Valley



  • M.A. in English from The University of South Dakota
  • B.A. in English/Education from University of Dayton

Courses Taught

  • English Composition I & II (online, IVS, hybrid & face-to-face)
  • Creative Writing I (online & face-to-face)
  • Creative Nonfiction (hybrid)
  • Introduction to Literature (online & face-to-face)
  • World Literature to 1600 (face-to-face)
  • World Literature after 1600 (face-to-face)
  • Ethnic Literature (online)
  • American Literature to Civil War (online, IVS & face-to-face)
  • American Literature after the Civil War (online, IVS & face-to-face)
  • CCR 094: Studio 121

Distinctions & Awards

  • Faculty of the Year, CMC Online Learning, February 2013
  • Faculty of the Year, CMC Rifle Campus, May 2011
  • Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Missouri Community College Association, March 2009
  • Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, January 2009
  • Instructor of the Year, State Fair Community College, April 2008
  • Dorothy Baisch Selz Memorial Fellowship, The University of South Dakota, April 2004
  • Archer B. Gilfillan Prize, The University of South Dakota, April 2003/2004
  • P. C. Somerville Award for Future Teachers, Sigma Tau Delta National Winner, May 2000
  • Dr. Harry Hand Memorial Award of Excellence in English Education, University of Dayton, May 2000
  • Bro. Thomas P. Price, S. M., Memorial Award of Excellence in English, University of Dayton, May 2000
  • Susan R. Hermies Award for Excellence in Women’s Studies, University of Dayton, May 2000
  • Established first public library in Kumba, Cameroon, July 1999

Readings & Presentations

  • But This Isn’t a Writing Class: Writing in the Disciplines, Colorado Mountain College In-Service, January 2013
  • Let Them Be Heard!: Bridging Digital, Geographical, and Cultural Divides through Conversation, TYCA Southwest Regional Conference, Las Cruces, NM
  • Demystifying College-Level Reading, Writing & Thinking, Colorado Mountain College New Student Orientation, August 2012
  • Let Them Be Heard!: Engaging Student Voices, Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, Boulder, August 2012
  • Reconsidering/Recreating the Workshop in an Online Environment, Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Chicago, March 2012
  • Keepin’ It Real and Handing Over the Keys: Restructuring the Composition Classroom for Student-Driven Learning, TYCA Southwest Regional Conference, League City, TX, October 2011
  • Using Web 2.0 Apps for Student Engagement and Learning, Colorado Mountain College In-Service, August 2011
  • It’s a Wiki Wiki World: Collaborating Across the Digital Divide, NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 2011
  • Constructing Tools to Evaluate Student Writing, Colorado Mountain College In-Service, January 2011
  • Electronic Peer Review: Moving Students Beyond Saying “It’s Good” and Correcting Misspelled Words, TYCA Southwest Regional Conference, Laredo, October 2010
  • More than Words: Reading & Writing in the 21st Century, Colorado Mountain College New Student Orientation, August 2010
  • Becoming Practitioners of the Word: Engaging Critical Voices Through Creative Writing, TYCA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, October 2007
  • A Little Background Music, Please! Pushing Instruction to the Next Dimension, TYCA Midwest Regional Conference, St. Charles, MO, October 2006
  • Critical Reflection in the Center Space: Helping Generation Y Make Meaning from Mélange, CCCC Annual Convention, Chicago, March 2006
  • Driving Home, The University of South Dakota Forum for Graduate Student Research and Creative Work, Vermillion, SD, April 2004
  • Selected Readings, The John R. Milton Writers’ Conference, Vermillion, SD, February 2004
  • A Woman’s Journey in Cameroon, Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium, Dayton, OH, April 2000