John Regan

Master Lecturer, Rhetoric Coordinator of ePortfolio and Assessment

Teaching Interests

Technology and writing instruction; composition and rhetoric; rhetoric and public advocacy. 

Research Interests

Assessment and general education; intellectual property and plagiarism; nineteenth century American literature

Select Publications

“Internationalization and Global Learners.” With Beata Jones and Paloma Rodriguez. The Field Guide to ePortfolio, AAC&U, 2017.

“Why ePortfolios Should Have a Future in the College Admissions Process.’ (Feature Article) AAEEBL Learner 2-3 June 2014.

’When the Saints Come Marching In’: Saints, Money and the Global Marketplace in Danny Boyle’s Millions,” Roman Catholicism in Fantastic Film. Edited by Regina Hansen. McFarland  and Company, 2011.

“Curing the Cold but Killing the Patient?:, Online Paper Mills, and the Outsourcing of Academic Work.” Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification. (Peer-reviewed) 3(2): 1-11 (25 February 2008).

“‘The Explanation or the Silence’: Yankee-Irish Conflict in The Late George Apley.”  Essays on the Literature of John Marquand.  Edited by Robert Whipple; Foreword by Roger Brooks.  (Merwin, 2006).

From Discussion to Writing: Instructional Resources for Teaching America Now. Coauthored with Michael Booth. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.

“Playing the Point: A Metaphor for Student Participation in the Composition Classroom,” Conflicts and Crises in the Composition Classroom—and What Instructors Can Do About Them. Edited by Matthew Parfitt and Dawn Skorczewski.  (Boyton/Cook, 2003).

“’There are No Ranks Among Us’: The Ursuline Convent Riot and the Attack on Sister Mary Ursula Moffat.”   Fear Itself: Enemies Real and Imagined in American Culture.  Edited by Nancy Schultz.  Purdue University Press, 1999.

Select Invited Talks

“New Approaches to Assessing Student Learning Outcomes.” Invited by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. AAC&U Employer-Educator Forum, Boston Copley Marriott, Oct 28, 2013.

“Eportfolio and Assessment at BU’s College of General Studies” New York University’s Global Technologies Services, NY, NY, July 8, 2014. Participated in a popular speaker series drawing and administrators from across NYU.

“How to Avoid Plagiarism” Invited by BU Athletic Department. Evening lecture presented to first-year BU student athletes: Oct. 12, 2016; Oct.30, 2015; Sept. 22 and Oct. 30, 2014; Sept. 26, 2013.

“The Evolving Role of Learners and Eportfolio.” Invited Keynote/Plenary Speaker. AAEEBL Conference on Learning, Metacognition, and ePortfolios. Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI. March 23, 2012.

Select Academic Conference Presentations

“The Ups and Downs of Multimodal Learning with ePortfolio.” Association for General and Liberal Studies 57th Annual National Conference, Sept 23, 2017.

“Creating a Boston to London Freshman Program: Maximizing High Impact Practices for Undergraduate Students.” Association for General and Liberal Studies 56th Annual National Conference, Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. Sept. 30, 2016.

Embracing the Cosmopolitan Spirit: Boston University’s Boston to London Program.” AAEEBL Western Regional Conference, TCU, Fort Worth, Texas. Feb 29, 2016.

“How Outcomes Assessment Led Systemic Change: ePortfolio and Assessment at Boston University’s College of General Studies.” With Amod Lele. Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL. Nov 7, 2014.

Developing a Culture of ePortfolio Use at a Large University.  With Natalie McKnight. American Association of Colleges and Universities Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. January 24, 2013

The Concomitant Rise of and Online Custom Paper Mills.”  Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Writing. University of Michigan, Sept. 24, 2005.

“Nice Work if You can Buy It: Digital Paper Mills as High-end Retail Outlets” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).  March 17, 2005. San Francisco, CA.

Session Chair, “From Observation to Analysis to Action: Confronting the Job Crisis,” Modern Language Association, December 1999. Chicago, IL

“Part-Time Instruction in the Academy”.   Modern Language Association, December 1998, San Francisco, CA.

“To My Affectionate Daughter”: Convent Captivity Narratives and the Antebellum Female Reader.”  July 1996.  Society for the History of Authorship, Readers, and Publishing, Fourth Annual Conference, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA.

Select Professional Activity and Recognition

Investigator, Connect to Learning: Eportfolio, Engagement, and Student Success. Sponsoring Agency: FIPSE. 2010-2014. Multi-year project involving a consortium of 24 campus nationwide to develop a major eportfolio research and resource web site,

Gitner Family Teaching with Technology Award Finalist, 2014.

Member, AAEEBL Executive Board and Conference Planning Committee. 2013-2015.

Editorial Board and Peer Reviewer, Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification, 2007-11

Textbook Reviewer, Oxford University Press, 2007-2008.

Textbook Reviewer, Bedford Saint Martins, 2005-2008, 2011.

National Chair, 1999-2000, MLA Executive Committee for the Part-Time Teaching Discussion Group.