Steve taught secondary English for 25 years in Jordan School district located in the suburbs south of Salt Lake City, Utah. He taught every grade and every level from 9th grade to 12th grade English. Primarily he taught sophomore English and senior level Advanced Placement course in English Literature and English Language. In addition, he also taught first and second year Latin. He served as a department chair, served as a student government advisor and coached boys’ soccer.
His scholarly interests include: the induction process for early career English teachers, the mentoring of new teachers, the research and teaching of young adult literature, and how preservice English teachers perceive young adult literature and its value as an instructional tool in the secondary English Language Arts classroom. He is currently one of the co-editors of The ALAN Review (http://www.alan-ya.org/the-alan-review/).
His favorite government agency is the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). During his teaching career he was fortunate enough to participate in four NEH summer seminars, one NEH summer institute and was a recipient of the NEH/Reader’s Digest Teacher Scholar Award for the 1989-1900 school year.
Bickmore, S. T. & Steffel, S. (2011) Motivating Students to Read with Young Adult Literature: Connecting the Reader and the Text. InLand 28. 1, pp. 6-11
Bickmore, S. T. (in process for 2011) The bestselling adult novelist and young adult fiction. In J. Hayn & J. Kaplan (Eds.), Adolescent Literature Today (pp. ). The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
Bickmore, S. T. (2011) The American Adolescent Historical War Novel: John Tremain, Rifles for Watie, Across Five Aprils, and My Brother Sam is Dead as Exemplars. Signal Journal. 34. 1
Bickmore, S. T. (2011) Craftsmanship, ideology, and reader appeal in Climbing the Stairs. Book chapter. In A. Choubey Women on Women: Women Writers’ Perspectives on Women. Book Enclave, Jaipur (pp. 40-67)
Bickmore, S. T. (2010) Robert B Parker Meets the Adolescent Novel. English Journal. 100. 1, 120-122.
Bickmore, S. T. & Bickmore, D. L. (2010) Revealing the principal’s role in the induction process: novice teachers telling their stories. Journal of School Leadership.20 (4), 445-469,
Bickmore, S. T., Bickmore, D. L., & Sulentic-Dowell, M. M. (Nov. 2011) When Do They Write? Where Do They Write? What Do They Write? A Collaborative Partnership of Writing Instruction among Schools, a District, and a University Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, Illinois.
Bickmore, S. T. Chair (Nov. 2011) Moore, M., McElroy, M., & LeBlanc, L., Self-Study of Preservice Teachers’ Field Work Before The Student Teaching Experience: Why Am I Doing This And How Does It Help Me Prepare To Teach? Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, Illinois.
Bickmore, S. T. respondent (Nov. 2011) Groenke, S., Scherff, S., Kaywell, J., Hundley, M., & Gayle, R. Reading the Past, Writing the Future of Young Adult Literature in Teacher Education Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, Illinois.
Hebert, A. & Bickmore, S. T (Apr. 2011) Collaborative Mentoring through Reflective Professional Development Activities Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bickmore, S. T (Apr. 2011) Keeping Data in Play: Qualitative Data Analysis Meets Postmodern Influences Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bickmore, S. T. & Hundley, M. (Nov. 2010) Living Literate Lives and Young Adult Literature:Providing Pre-Service and In-service Teachers with Resources for Uniting Diverse Communities. Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Conference of the Teachers of English. Orlando, Florida.
Bickmore, S. T. & Hundley, M (Nov. 2010) Inspiring Readers Through Innovative and Creative Young Adult Literature. Presentation at the Annual Conference of National Middle School Association. Baltimore, Maryland.
Bickmore, S. T. & Bickmore D. L. (May 2010) The Principal's Influence on Novice Teachers' Induction as Reported in Stories. Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
“East Baton Rouge Parish School System Louisiana State University College of Education Professional Development Writing Initiative Partnership (EBRPSS LSU COE PDWIP)” Submitted September 3, 2010. (Principal Investigator) [$70,000.00].
Chandler Research Fund, College of Education. “East Baton Rouge Parish School System Louisiana State University College of Education Professional Development Writing Initiative Partnership (EBRPSS LSU COE PDWIP) Submitted December 15, 2010. (Principal Investigator) [$5,000.00].