Asao B. Inoue, Ph.D.

Professor
Phone
253-692-5910
Director of University Writing
Phone
253-692-5910
Campus Box
358430
Director of Writing Center
Phone
253-692-5615
Campus Box
358453
Degrees
Ph.D.
Rhetoric and Composition
Washington State University
2005
Introduction

I do research that investigates racism in writing assessments (e.g. writing programs, writing placement, etc.), which includes classroom writing assessments. About half of my work is theoretical, while the other half is empirical in nature. I've published articles and chapters on validity, classroom writing assessment, grading contracts, assessment as rhetoric, reflection practices, failure in writing assessments, among other things. In the past, I've paid close attention to the Hmong racial formation and their writing and reflection practices.

My teaching has always been very important to me. It is the place from which all my research springs. I enjoy teaching writing classes of all stripes, including first-year writing and writing in the major courses. My favorite courses to teach are the first year writing courses. The center of all my courses is the grading contract and our community-developed assessment processes and expectations.

Honors and Awards
  • 2012-13 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication's Outstanding Book Award for an Edited Collection
  • 2014 CWPA Outstanding Scholarship in Writing Program Administration 
  • 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication's Outstanding Book Award for a monograph
Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2015

Inoue, A. B. (2015). Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. 

2014

Inoue, A. B. (2014b). Theorizing Failure In Writing Assessments. Research in the Teaching of English, 48(3), 329-351.

2014

Inoue, A. B. (2014a). A Grade-less Writing Course that Focuses on Labor and Assessing. In Teague, D. & Lunsford, R. (Eds.), First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice (pp. 71-110). West Lafayette: Parlor Press.

2012

Inoue, A. B., & Poe, M. (2012b). Racial Formations in Two Writing Assessments: Revisiting White and Thomas’ Findings on the English Placement Test After 30 Years. In N. Elliot & L. Perelman (Eds.), Writing Assessment in The 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Edward M. White (pp. 343-361). New York, NY: Hampton Press.

2012

Inoue, A. B., & Poe, M. (Eds.). (2012a). Race and Writing Assessment. New York: Peter Lang.

2012

Inoue, A. B. (2012b). Racial Methodologies for Composition Studies: Reflecting on Theories of Race in Writing Assessment Research. In L. Nickoson & M. P. Sheridan (Eds.), Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies (pp. 125-139). Carbondale & Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

2012

Inoue, A. B. (2012a). Grading Contracts: Assessing Their Effectiveness on Differential Racial Formations. In A. B. Inoue & M. Poe (Eds.), Race and Writing Assessment (pp. 79-94). New York: Peter Lang.

2010

Inoue, A. B. (2010). Teaching the rhetoric of assessment. In Joseph Harris, John D. Miles, & Charles Paine (Eds.), Teaching with Students Texts (pp. 46-57). Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

2009

Inoue, A. B. (2009c). The Technology Of Writing Assessment And Racial Validity. In C. S. Schreiner (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Assessment Technologies, Methods, and Applications in Higher Education (pp. 97-120). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

2007

Inoue, A. B. (2007). Articulating Sophistic Rhetoric as a Validity Heuristic for Writing Assessment. The Journal of Writing Assessment 3(1), 31-54.