Joe Bouchelle

  • Associate Professor of Composition and Education

Education

  • Ed.D., Higher Education, University of Virginia, 2016
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction- English, University of Virginia, 1997
  • B.A. in English, Virginia Military Institute, 1982

Throughout my teaching career, I have focused on student-centered education. I believe we learn best when actively engaged in a participatory classroom. Students can expect a friendly, inviting, fair yet challenging classroom experience as we wrestle with the questions regarding education in our society, education of marginalized students and the rhetorical skills which allow us to communicate our experiences. I love the students of Southern Virginia; they teach me every day.


Education


  • Ed.D., Higher Education, University of Virginia, 2016
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction- English, University of Virginia, 1997
  • B.A. in English, Virginia Military Institute, 1982

Courses


  • Core: College Composition 
  • Teacher Licensure Program: Foundations of Education, Teaching the Exceptional Learner, Directed Teaching Seminar: PreK-12

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Joined Southern Virginia University in 1997
  • Taught English and coached at Fork Union Military Academy, 1989-1997
  • Taught English and coached at Seoul International School, 1986-1989

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • Research interests include spirituality and leadership in higher education
  • Fellow, Central Virginia Writing Project, 1990 
  • Lily Dabney Scholarship for the English Literature program, Oxford University, 1996

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • Board Member, Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA), 2014-present
  • Dean of Students, Southern Virginia University, 2014-2017
  • Associate Dean of Students, Southern Virginia University, 2007-2014
  • Ed and Chieko Okazaki Distinguished Service Award, Southern Virginia University, 2013
  • Registrar, 2000-2007
  • Served as Head Women’s soccer coach 1999-2003; team won the National Small College championship 1999, named National Coach of the Year, 1999
  • Led Southern Virginia’s exchange program with Liaoning Normal University in Dalian, China, 1998-99; has returned to China many times leading study abroad programs
  • Served in the United States Army for four years; attained the rank of Captain 1982-1986

Memberships


  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Sigma Tau Delta