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Nikolai Endres, assistant professor of world literature at Western Kentucky University, received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches Great Books, classical studies, mythology, and gay and lesbian literature (for a syllabus, see He has published on Greek and Roman “homosexuality,” Oscar Wilde, André Gide, Mary Renault, Gore Vidal, and others and is contributing the essay “Teaching The Picture of Dorian Gray as a ‘Gay’ Text” to the Modern Language Association’s Approaches to Teaching Oscar Wilde (2005).

Jane Mathison Fife is assistant professor of English and director of the writing center at Western Kentucky University. She has coauthored articles in College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, and Dialogue. Her research interests include ways composition pedagogies prepare students for public rhetoric.

Christopher Hanlon is assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, where he teaches courses in American literature and literary theory. His writing has appeared in New Literary History, Exquisite Corpse, AFT On-Campus, Journal X, Jouvert, and most recently, A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America (2003).

John C. Hawley is associate professor of English at Santa Clara University. He is the editor of ten books, including The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies and Postcolonial and Queer Theories: Intersections and Essays (both 2001). He is coeditor of The Postcolonial and the Global (forthcoming).

Phoebe Jackson, assistant professor of English at William Paterson University, teaches first-year writing courses and American literature. She has taught composition and literature courses at many institutions, including the University of Maryland University College–Europe, the University of Massachusetts, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan. Along with Emily Isaacs, she is coeditor of Public Works: Student Writing as Public Text. Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American women writers, working-class studies, and composition pedagogy.

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is the 2004–5 Whidbey Institute Fellow, working in particular with the Leadership in the New Commons initiative around issues of place, art, and cultural metamorphosis. He is the author of Narcissus Transformed, Starting Time, and TechnoLogics and is at work on “The Night Café.”

Barry M. Kroll teaches a variety of writing, rhetoric, and literature courses at Lehigh University, where he is Robert Rodale Professor of Writing. During his career he has studied the development of children’s writing abilities, written about a college course on the literature of the Vietnam War (Teaching Hearts and Minds, 1992), and worked most recently on nonadversarial approaches to argument.

Mary Lenard received her PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where she had her first experiences with computer-assisted writing instruction at UT’s Computer Writing and Research Lab. She is now an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. Her book Preaching Pity: Dickens, Gaskell, and Sentimentalism in Victorian Culture, a study of sentimentality and social reform in Victorian literature and culture, was published in 1999. Earlier, shorter versions of “Dealing with Online Selves” were presented as conference papers at the Computers and Writing conference in 1994 and at the Modern Language Association Convention in 1998.

Heidi A. McKee is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her teaching and research interests include online communication, multimodal/digital compositions, composition pedagogies (including writing center theory and practice), and qualitative research methodologies and ethics. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, and Computers and Composition Online. She is currently coediting the collection Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (

Scott L. Miller is director of the writing center and professor of English at Sonoma State University. He received his PhD from Ohio State University in 1995. He was professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham between 1995 and 1997. Now completing his eighteenth year as a university-level educator, Dr. Miller began his career as a writing center tutor himself and still finds one-on-one tutoring in writing to be an incomparably fascinating and rewarding facet of his work.

Bill Milligan teaches composition, journalism, mass communication, creative nonfiction, American literature, and applied music at Bay College...


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