We are pleased to announce a roundtable session with editors of nationally prominent journals; they have offered to speak with potential authors about engaging with the expectations of a range of publication venues. This panel includes:
- Kathleen Blake Yancey, outgoing editor, College Composition and Communication Bio
Jonathan Alexander, incoming editor, College Composition and Communication Bio
Cristina Kirklighter, editor, Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning Bio
Michael Moore, editor, Community Literacy Journal
Juli Parrish, editor, Literacy in Composition Studies
Kathleen Blake Yancey
Kathleen Blake Yancey is Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. A (past) elected leader of many scholarly organizations—including the National Council of Teachers of English; the Conference on College Composition and Communication; and the Council of Writing Program Administrators—she is also past Editor of College Composition and Communication. Currently, she co-directs the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research, which has brought together over 60 institutions world-wide to research the efficacy of digital portfolios. Yancey has focused much of her research on writing across the curriculum, writing assessment, especially portfolios, and everyday writing, authoring or co-authoring over 90 articles and book chapters and authoring, editing, or co-editing eleven scholarly books—among them Portfolios in the Writing Classroom; Reflection in the Writing Classroom; Assessing Writing across the Curriculum; and ePortfolios 2.0. Her co-authored Writing across Contexts: Composition, Transfer, and Sites of Writing, a study of the role that content and reflection play in students’ transfer of writing knowledge and practice from first-year composition into multiple sites of writing across the university, was published in the spring of 2014. She has won numerous awards, including the Florida State University Award for Graduate Teaching, the WPA Best Book Award, and the Donald Murray Writing Prize.
Jonathan Alexander is professor of English, education, and gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Irvine. The author or editor of nine books, he is a three-time recipient of the Ellen Nold Award for Best Articles in the field of Computers and Composition Studies. His books have been nominated for various awards, including the Lambda Literary Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Computers and Writing Studies. Jonathan’s work focuses primarily on the use of emerging communications technologies in the teaching of writing and in shifting conceptions of what writing, composing, and authoring mean. Jonathan also works at the intersection of the fields of writing studies and sexuality studies, where he explores what discursive theories of sexuality have to teach us about literacy and literate practice in pluralistic democracies. He currently serves as editor of _College Composition and Communication_, the flagship journal in the field of composition studies.
Cristina Kirklighter is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in composition theory, the personal essay, technical writing, writing for pre-service teachers, and ethnic literature. She became sole editor of Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning in Spring 2013 and has edited three books and authored one, as well as numerous articles/chapters. She has served until recently as the Latino/a Caucus co-chair of the National Council of Teachers of English and Conference on College Composition and Communication, along with a number of leadership positions in these national organizations. Her community endeavors in the South Texas community include working with local schools to bring ethnic writers to the community, working with technical writing students in partnership with non-profit organizations such as literacy councils and local businesses, leading and organizing Hispanic Heritage Month events for the university and community, and studying nationally known local Latino/a community activists’ effective ways of leadership and community building.