Bruce Avery is professor of English at San Francisco State University, where he has taught since 1994. He studied Shakespeare at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he received his PhD in 1992.
David Bartholomae is professor of English and Charles Crow Chair of Expository Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. He has served as chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, as president of the Associated Departments of English, and on the Modern Language Association Executive Council. With Jean Ferguson Carr, he edits the University of Pittsburgh Press series Composition, Literacy, and Culture. He has published widely on composition, rhetoric, literacy, and pedagogy.
Laura J. Beard is professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Texas Tech University, where her research and teaching interests include women writers of the Americas, indigenous literatures and cultures, autobiographical genres, and critical theories. She is author of Acts of Narrative Resistance: Women's Autobiographical Writings in the Americas (2009). Her current project is on autobiographical narratives of the Indian residential school experience in the United States and Canada.
John Boe is a lecturer in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis, where he edits the journal Writing on the Edge. He was the first winner of a teaching award created for UC Davis nontenured faculty. He is the author of a collection of essays and a collection of jokes and more than a hundred articles, essays, stories, poems, and reviews. He has two books on Shakespeare forthcoming. He is also a professional storyteller who has been featured at festivals and nightclubs, as well as on radio and television (including ABC's 20/20).
Paula Comeau is an English graduate student at North Dakota State University and a teaching assistant at Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center. Her research interests concern how science information is translated to the general public through both education and mass media. She is currently working on her thesis, which focuses on how evolutionary theory is articulated in Internet discussion boards. [End Page 241]
Adrian Curtin is a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama program at Northwestern University. His dissertation, "Sound-scapes of the Modernist Theatrical Avant-Garde, 1890 – 1935," examines the function and significance of sonic experimentation in the modernist theatrical avant-garde as well as its modern modes of communication, expression, and identity formation. He has written journal articles on W. G. Sebald, James Joyce, Ben Jonson, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Antonin Artaud and a contribution on theater sound for Theater and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography (2010). He is a recipient of a presidential fellowship from Northwestern University and the 2010 New Scholars' Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Theatre Research.
Ellen Cushman is associate professor at Michigan State University. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and literacy scholar, for the last five years she has been working with her tribe to learn the language, develop online educational resources, and teach Cherokee history. She was appointed to the Sequoyah Commission by Chief Chadwick Smith in 2008. Her most recent research, "The Cherokee Syllabary: Writing Peoplehood and Perseverance" (working title), is forthcoming in fall 2011.
Karin H. deGravelles is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice at Louisiana State University, where she studies curriculum theory and English education. Her research explores ties among language, selfhood, and classroom spaces.
Jamey Gallagher has taught at Atlantic Cape Community College and Cumberland County College in southern New Jersey. He is currently a PhD candidate at Lehigh University, working on a dissertation about teacher response in community colleges. He has also published in the journal Teaching English in a Two-Year College.
Matthew C. Hansen is associate professor of English, teaching primarily Shakespeare and early modern British literature, at Boise State University, where he also serves as the director of the MA in English program. He has published on Shakespeare, on the teaching of Shakespeare, and on the Renaissance poet Fulke Greville. From 2006 to 2008 he was the writer of the General Shakespeare Criticism section of The Year's Work in English Studies. He is currently working on a project on the...