College of DuPage

Dr. Danica Hubbard

Professor, English
Liberal Arts Division

Professional Background

Book stackEducation

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Doctor of Philosophy in Education, 1997
Emphasis: Curriculum and Instruction/Reading, Writing, and Literacy
Doctoral Dissertation: Computers and the Community College Student: Sharing Dialogue about Technology

DePaul University
Masters of Arts in Writing, 1994
Graduated with honors distinction

Miami University
Bachelor of Science, 1990
Major: Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism
Minor: Creative Writing
Dean's List: 1988-1990

Teaching Experience

College of DuPage, 1994-present.
Teach reading, technical writing, skills development and English composition sequence courses in the classroom, Centers for Independent Learning and via the Internet.

Joan Treland and Associates, 1994.
Administered and evaluated diagnostic services in writing and reading.

DePaul University Athletic Academic Advising and Writing Center, 1993-1994.
Provided assistance to students and athletes who requested guidance in writing.

DePaul University Common Studies Program, 1993-1994.
Assisted professor in coordinating, organizing, and planning peer critiquing sessions.

Community Unit School Districts 203 and 204, 1994.
Supervised English classrooms at Waubonsie Valley and Naperville Central High Schools.

Rainbows, Inc., 1991-present.
Support bereaved children encountering a death or divorce in the family.

Additional Experience

The National Writer's Voice Project, 1993.
Promoted readings by national and local authors and established community literacy programs.

IBM Corporation, 1990-1991.
Formulated advertising, sales, and merchandising strategies. Developed IBM's first Collegiate Representative Newsletter.


“Lost and Found.”  In Swan and Iris.  Ed. Fran Jablway.  Kendall Printing:  Yorkville, Illinois, 2006.  6-7.

"Student Views of Computer-Composition Effects on Writing." (With Herbert J. Walberg). In Computers and Composition. Eds. Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe. Ablex Publishing Corporation: Greenwich, Connecticut, 1997. 59-71.

Conference Papers

"The Future of Reading." (With Patricia Cookis). Illinois Community College Reading Consortium. Des Plaines, Illinois, February 1998.

"Content Analysis: Community College Student Perceptions of Computers and Composition." Education in Geopolitical Change: Oxford International Conference of Education and Development. Oxford, England, September 1997.

"Linkages: What We're Learning About Our Students." (With Lesli Beltran, Edward Kies, and Kathy Fitch). Triton College Assessment Fair. River Grove, Illinois, November 1997.

"Computer-Composition Effects in Student Perceptions." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York, April 1996.

"Colwell's Creations." Fiction Reading Evening: Guild Complex at the Hot House, Chicago, Illinois, March 1993.

Conference Participation

“Academic Impressions:  Retaining Students in Online Education.”  St. Louis, Missouri, September, 2007.

"Reading the New World." International Reading Association (IRA). Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2000.

"Developmental Education: Rising to the Challenges of a New Millenium." National Association for Developmental Education (NADE). Atlanta, Georgia, March 1998.

ACT Midwest Regional Conference. Normal, Illinois, June 1997.

"CCCC Winter Workshop on Teaching Composition to Undergraduates: Curricular Changes - Cadillacs or Chevies: Four C's for the Four C's." Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Winter Workshop, Clearwater Beach, Florida, January 1996.

"What Works? Learning from Success and Avoiding Pitfalls." American Association of Higher Education Assessment Conference (AAHE). Washington, D.C., June 1996.

"The Arts and Humanities in a Technological Age." Western Illinois Regional Humanities Festival, Moline, Illinois, October 1995.

"Literacy and Technology:" NCTE Assembly for Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 1995.

Conference Panels

“Area Coordinators:  What are their roles and responsibilities?”  Centers for Independent Learning Holiday Intermezzo and Cracker Barrel Sessions.  Glen Ellyn, Illinois December, 2007.

“College Reading Preparedness Panel.”  Technical Preparedness Student Task Force.  Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  May, 2006.

"Classroom Expectations." Fenton High School Admissions Office Orientation. Glen Ellyn, Illinois May 1998.

"Outcomes Assessment Workshop." South Suburban College Faculty Development Day. South Holland, Illinois, November 1997.

"Study Skills Seminar." College of DuPage Study Skills Institute. Glen Ellyn, Illinois, August 1997.


Making Reading Relevant:  The Art of Connecting. Teri Quick, Melissa Zimmer, Diane Hocevar.  Prentice Hall.  Projected publication date:  July, 2007.

Reading for Real.  Prentice Hall.  Projected publication date:  July, 2005.

PH Reads.  Prentice Hall.  Projected publication date:  December, 2005.

Empowering Reading to Learn in College.  Prentice Hall.  Projected publication date:  April, 2003.

Developing College Reading Skills.  Prentice Hall.  Projected publication date:  January, 2004.

Step by Step:  A Structural Introduction to Reading and Patterned Vocabulary.  Prentice Hall.  Projected publication date:  July, 2002.

Improving Essential Reading and Study Skills.  Prentice Hall. Projected publication date:  October, 2001.

Patterns Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation, 7th edition by Mary Lou Conlin for Houghton Miflin Company. Projected publication date: 2001.

"Technology and Pedagogy: What are the possible connections?" (With Jim Shimabukuro, Jan Strever, Roger Taylor, and Judie Wise). Teaching in the Community College Journal (TCC-J), an Electronic Newsletter July 1995.

Professional Organizations

Area Coordinator, Centers for Independent Learning Duties 2007-present


Maintain acceptance and adherence to hilosophies of alternative delivery modes by faculty teaching in the CILs and Online


Perform leadership role and advocate institutional, division, and discipline in alternative delivery modes


  • Possess willingness and ability to work with change
  • Be organized, flexible and detail-oriented
  • Support and work with administration, students, and staff


Participate in full scope of responsibilities in all area disciplines


Actively pursue, review, and initiate course offerings in alternative delivery

Represent the academic discipline and the delivery mode in home divisional and college-wide committees

Develop and initiate program-specific promotion and marketing (if applicable)

Promote and advise students and faculty about alternative delivery courses

Provide leadership in discipline and curriculum issues (if applicable)

Orient and mentor all divisional faculty in all alternative delivery modes

Facilitate resolutions to student and faculty complaints

Develop and coordinate new, potential growth for all AAIS areas

Annual assignment includes responsibilities during breaks and summer load (AC load must include summers.). (i.e. monitor enrollment, add sections, communicate with staff/students, etc.)

Annual assignment includes responsibilities during breaks and summer load (AC load must include summers.). (i.e. monitor enrollment, add sections, communicate with staff/students, etc.)

Program Requirements

Participate in program review assignments in relation to AAIS

Report out results to AAIS and Home Division

Review and make recommendations regarding standardized curriculum, course revisions to assure active course file requirements and appropriate adaptations for the delivery mode

Possess full understanding of current curriculum and application to AAIS delivery modes

Reading Competency RequirementReading Competency Requirement
Coordinating Duties 1997-2000

The Reading Competency Requirement helps identify students who are not yet prepared to read most college-level texts. The requirement assists students in gaining appropriate reading skills and informing them of a variety of support systems available to improve their performance in college-level courses.

As the Reading Competency Requirement Coordinator, my duties included but were not limited to:

Campus Committee Membership

I have served on committees both on the department level and campus wide. These have included:

Blue RibbonSpecial Interest Group Awards and Honors

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