Martha Sims is author of papers on ethnography and composition, and teaching introductory folklore. Her composition courses incorporate ethnographic research, whether as a primary focus or a supporting research methodology. Has developed and taught several service-learning composition courses in which students collect oral histories and present their research in various formats, including digital media. (In one course, students partnered with Geography students who were creating an interactive map of Columbus' Mt. Vernon Avenue neighborhood--the King-Lincoln District.) Sims also studies and writes about material culture, concentrating on folk art and folk artists. Author, with Martine Stephens, of Living Folklore, an introductory folklore textbook published by Utah State University Press, now in its Second Edition.
Office hours: T: 8:30-9a, W: 11:30a-1p and Th: 8:30-9a & 11:30a-1p
- Composition (including Basic Writing)
- M.A., The Ohio State University
- B.A., The Ohio State University