Editors Roundtable

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



Edi­tor Bios:


Yancey kby.photo.2011-1Kath­leen 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.




alexander Jonathan Alexander

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.




Kirklighter Cristina (2)Cristina Kirk­lighter

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.