Cristy Beemer is assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric, composition, and technical writing. Cristy completed her PhD in composition and rhetoric at Miami University in 2008, where she served as assistant director for the Howe Writing Initiative and director of Writing Curriculum for Business 102 in the Richard T. Farmer School of Business. Her research focuses on the history of rhetoric, with a particular emphasis on women and the early modern period, WAC, and business/professional writing.
Sarah Bowles is assistant professor of English at Belmont University, where she teaches graduate courses in rhetoric and writing. Her research interests include women's rhetoric, rhetorical history, composition theory, and writing across the curriculum. She received a PhD in composition and rhetoric from Miami University, where she served for two years as an assistant director of the Howe Writing Initiative.
David A. Brenner teaches German and humanities at the University of Houston. His most recent book is German-Jewish Popular Culture: Kafka's Kitsch (2008). His research interests include Judaic Studies, psychoanalysis, and critical pedagogy.
Shady Cosgrove is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Wollongong, Australia, with teaching interests in prose fiction and editing. Her research interests include creative writing pedagogy, prose fiction, and creative nonfiction. Her book, She Played Elvis, will be published in mid-2009.
Nona Fienberg, dean of arts and humanities at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, teaches, presents, and publishes in Renaissance studies, Shakespeare, Holocaust studies, early modern women writers, pedagogy, and professional issues. [End Page 191]
Audrey A. Fisch is professor of English and coordinator of secondary English education at New Jersey City University. She is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the African-American Slave Narrative (2007) and author of American Slaves in Victorian England: Abolitionist Politics in Popular Literature and Culture (2000). She works regularly with local districts to help teachers prepare students for the state language arts exams without sacrificing their curricula.
Thomas Hothem is a founding faculty member in the writing program at the University of California, Merced, where he also coordinates the university's general education curricula. His investment in place-based pedagogy has inspired articles on suburban history in Jane Austen's fiction, ecosystemic approaches to teaching literary anthologies, and the concept of education in picaresque fiction, and it informs ongoing inquiries into the legacies of eighteenth-century landscape aesthetics, the psychology of writing, and the art of writing in the sciences.
Emily Isaacs is assistant professor of English and director of the First-Year Writing program at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She is coeditor of Public Works: Student Writing as Public Text (2001) and has articles forthcoming in Writing Center Journal and Writing Lab Newsletter. Her scholarly interests are focused on delivering writing instruction at large state institutions of higher education and supporting efforts to teach future English teachers to teach writing.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where he also serves as director of the Center for University Studies and Programs, which administers the First Year Experience. The author of Narcissus Transformed, Starting Time, and TechnoLogics, he is currently working on The Night Café and Spectral Aesthetics.
Daniel R. Mangiavellano is a doctoral candidate in English at Louisiana State University. He has taught the Brit Lit II survey course and regularly teaches Introduction to Poetry.
Sheryl O'Sullivan is professor of English at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She specializes in children's and adolescent literature and has research interests in teacher education and literacy pedagogy. Her latest book is A Festival of Talent: Wisdom from the First Decade of the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival (2007). [End Page 192]
Dara Rossman Regaignon is director of college writing and assistant professor of English at Pomona College, where she teaches in the interdisciplinary writing-intensive first-year seminar program, as well as courses in literary interpretation, genre theory, and the Victorian novel.
Lisa Shaver is assistant professor of English at Baylor University, where she teaches courses in rhetoric and professional writing. Her research and publications...