Marisue Coy, Associate Professor of English

Marisue Coy

Marisue Coy, Associate Professor of English

Chair - Department of English
Director of the PLUS Center
NCAA Faculty Representative
[email protected]
(270) 852-3300
Library Learning Center #104


M.A., Education (major in English), Western Kentucky University
Additional Graduate Work in Literature and Linguistics
B.A., English, Kentucky Wesleyan College

Courses Taught
Writing Workshop: Exposition and Rhetoric
Writing Workshop: Composition and Investigation
Practical Writing and Editing Skills
Approaching Literature
Classical Mythology
Writing Laboratory
College Study Skills
Profiles in Leadership
Introduction to Education

Honors and Awards
2007 - 2008 Teacher of the Year
2001 President's Award for Teaching Excellence
2000 - 2001 Teacher of the Year

Professional Memberships
National Council of Teachers of English
National Association of Developmental Education
Kentucky Association of Developmental Education

National Conferences
CIC Conference on Literacy Fluency, Spring 2011, New Orleans
NCAA National Conventions, Spring 2005 to present (various locations)
FARA Forum, Fall 2005 to present (various locations)
NCAA Compliance Workshop, Spring 2006, Dallas, TX
CCCC National Conference, Spring 2005, San Francisco CA
CCCC National Conference, Spring 2003, New York NY
College/Community Partnership Program Conference, Fall 1994,
Spring 1996, Minneapolis, MN
Freshmen Year Experience Resource Seminar, January 1993, Tampa, FL
National Association for Developmental Education (NADE),National Conference, Spring 1991,
Nashville TN

“Hubris: Bernie Madoff and Greek Mythology,” Faculty Brown Bag, Spring 2009
“KWC History,” KW 1101 classes, 2006, 2009, 2010
Keynote speaker, Athletic Honors Banquet, Spring 2006
“Henry James,” presentation for Arete Society, Spring 2004
Speaker, Senior Dinner, Spring 2003
Workshop leader for MCAT review program, 2002--2003
“Test-taking, Study Skills, Writing, GRE, and LSAT, Workshops,” 1999 to present
“Interpreting Placement Test Scores,” Faculty Orientation Workshop, KWC, 1997
“’Writing for Most Is Laborious and Slow,’”Faculty “Food for Thought” Workshop, KWC, 1997
“Using PLUS Center Services,” Faculty Workshop on Advising, Lake Malone, KY 1991
“Divorced Women and Language,”Kentucky Philological Association, Owensboro, KY, 1989

Community Involvement
Western Kentucky Presbytery
Theological Education Fund Seminary Resource Person 2009 to present

First Presbyterian Church, Owensboro, Kentucky
Ruling Elder 1990 to present
Clerk of Session 1997--2000
Sunday School Teacher 1971 to present
Member of Pastoral Search Committee 1995 - 96

Owensboro Community Choir Member 2005--2006
Board Member, Dollars for Scholars, 1996
Board Member, Owensboro Adult Literary Council 1992 – 1996
Board Member, Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council 1993 – 1995


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