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Mr. Lawrence Cleary

Biography

Director of the Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick (UL), Lawrence is an Educational Developer for the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UL. His background is in English, Rhetoric and Composition Studies (BA in English, Illinois State University) and English Language Teaching (MA in ELT, University of Limerick). Lawrence has facilitated writer development in a number of disciplines. He currently teaches writing to first-year Engineers in the BEng course and is the module leader for ME6051 Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers for the ME and MSc. programmes for Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers. His interests are in Rhetoric, Critical Theory, Writing Pedagogy, Language Teaching, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Stylistics, Corpus Studies, Learning Styles and Strategies.

Research Interests


Research Interests: Rhetoric and Composition Studies, English Language Teaching, Critical Theory, Genre Studies, Stylistics, stylostatistical analysis, Corpus Studies, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Academic Literacies, writing pedagogy, learning styles, learning strategies and cognitive processing.

Teaching Interests

  • Design and deliver 'Do you write like an engineer?' in collaboration with Associate Professor Michael Walsh, to first year engineers in the Common Entry Programme for Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Design and Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Module Leader for ME6051, Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers, a first-year module for students on the ME and MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Module Leader for AW4006, Peer Tutoring in Academic Writing, a tutor training module for undergraduates interested in working as a peer writing tutor in the RWC. The module is offered as an optional extra to students in the BA in Arts.
  • Consultant on HP4001, Preparing for Success, a first-year required writing module for students in the BA in Arts programme.
  • Design and delivery of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for students and academic staff. Workshops focus on writing in this academic context, with focus on research and writing processes, an understanding of the writing situation, strategies for negotiating those processes and the situation and the assigning, teaching and assessment of writing.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2020 At-Large Board, International Writing Center Association
  • 2016 Board, European Writing Center Association
  • 2013 Member, Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing
  • 2007 member, European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing

Award

  • 2011 - Shortlisted for Shannon Consortiums Regional Award for Excellence in Teaching

Education

  • 2003 University of Limerick - MA
  • 2001 Illinois State University - BA

Research Collaborators

  • Doris Pany - Other - University of Graz -Austria
  • Elif Demirel - Other - Karadeniz Teknik University -Turkey
  • Franziska Liebetanz - Other - European University Viadrina Frankfurt Oder -Germany

Publications

Book Chapters

2019

At the Centre of Changing Contexts: A Writing for Life Centre
Lawrence Cleary
(2019) At the Centre of Changing Contexts: A Writing for Life Centre
In Writing Centers at the Center of Change; Joe Essid, Brian McTague(Ed.) New York : Routledge pp. 1-238
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429425158

2015

The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context
Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í
(2015) The political act of developing provision for writing in the Irish higher education context
In Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice; Anderson, S.C., USA : The Parlour Press pp. 355-363
[ULIR]

2012

The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L.
(2012) The Regional Writing Centre at the University of Limerick
In Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places; Anderson, S. C., USA : Parlour Press pp. 261-270
[ULIR]

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

Peer-tutoring in academic writing: the infectious nature of engagement
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L.
(2014) Peer-tutoring in academic writing: the infectious nature of engagement
In Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing; Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams(Ed.) Online : The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing pp. 52-65
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v4i1.72
[ULIR]

2013

Apologia for Undergraduate Peer-tutors in Writing
Lawrence Cleary
(2013) Apologia for Undergraduate Peer-tutors in Writing
In AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; http://ojs.aishe.org/index.php/aishe-j/article/view/118/156 : pp. 1181-1187
[ULIR]

2012

The role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education: The Tutors' Perspective.
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L. (eds)
(2012) The role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education: The Tutors' Perspective.
In Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing; O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L.(Ed.) Online : The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing pp. 138-164
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v2i1.110
[ULIR]

2012

Editorial: the role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education
O'Sullivan, Í. and Cleary, L.
(2012) Editorial: the role of the student experience in shaping academic writing development in higher education
In Journal of Academic Writing: The Journal of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing; Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í(Ed.) Online : pp. ii-iii
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18552/joaw.v2i1.108
[ULIR]

2009

Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study
Cleary L., Graham C., Jeanneau C. & O'Sullivan I.
(2009) Responding to the writing development needs of Irish higher education students: a case study
In AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; pp. 4.1-4.16
[ULIR]

Conference Contributions

2017

I Congreso Internacional sobre Análisis de Corpus del Discurso Académico
Lawrence Cleary
(2017) I Congreso Internacional sobre Análisis de Corpus del Discurso Académico
Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

2016

Corpora and Discourse International Conference
Lawrence Cleary
(2016) Corpora and Discourse International Conference
Siena, Italy

2012

The Written Word: Writing, Publishing and Communication in Higher Education
Cleary, L; Hennessy, J
(2012) The Written Word: Writing, Publishing and Communication in Higher Education
Galway

2008

Writing Development in Higher Education Conference 2008
Cleary, L.
(2008) Writing Development in Higher Education Conference 2008
Strathclyde, UK

2008

3RD Inter – Institutional Retention Colloquium
Cleary, L. and Herron, P.
(2008) 3RD Inter – Institutional Retention Colloquium
Absolute Hotel, Limerick

2007

AISHE - All Ireland Society for Higher Education Conference, 2007
Lawrence Cleary, Caroline Graham, Catherine Jeanneau and Íde O'Sullivan
(2007) AISHE - All Ireland Society for Higher Education Conference, 2007
NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland

2007

Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
Cleary, L., Graham, C., Jeanneau, C. and O'Sullivan, Í.
(2007) Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
University of Limerick

2007

5th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning: Learning Technologies, June 7/8, 2007
Lawrence Cleary
(2007) 5th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning: Learning Technologies, June 7/8, 2007
NUI Galway

2007

Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
O'Sullivan, Í and Cleary, L.
(2007) Research on Writing Practices: Consequences for the Teaching of Writing and Learner Outcomes
University of Limerick

Other Publications

2017

Why good academic writers perform poorly in the workplace: Teaching for transfer across contexts of writing (Part 2 of 2)
Lawrence Cleary
(2017) Why good academic writers perform poorly in the workplace: Teaching for transfer across contexts of writing (Part 2 of 2)
In Connecting Writing Centres Across Borders; Brian Hotson, MTS Director, Academic Learning Services, Studio for Teaching and Learning Saint Mary's University, Hallifax, Nova Scotia(Ed.) WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship is a publication of the International Writing Centers A

2017

Why good academic writers perform poorly in the workplace: Teaching for transfer across contexts of writing (Part 1 of 2)
Cleary, Lawrence
(2017) Why good academic writers perform poorly in the workplace: Teaching for transfer across contexts of writing (Part 1 of 2)
In Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders; Brian Hotson, MTS Director, Academic Learning Services, Studio for Teaching and Learning Saint Mary's University, Hallifax, Nova Scotia(Ed.) online : WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, 52 Riley Road #380, Celebratio

2008

Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing
Cleary, L. and O'Sullivan, Í.
(2008) Innovations, activities and principles for supporting student writing
In Supporting Academic Writing among Students and Academics, SEDA Special 24; Prof. Sarah Moore(Ed.) Woburn House, 20 - 24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF : SEDA pp. 15-20