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Becky Adnot-Haynes is a third-year PhD student at the University of Cincinnati, where she is assistant editor of The Cincinnati Review. Her research interests include creative writing pedagogy and theories of composition. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Missouri Review, Post Road Magazine, West Branch, The Summerset Review, CutBank, Room Magazine, and Sketch.

Octavia Davis is assistant professor of core studies at St. John's University in Queens, New York, where she teaches first-year writing. Davis is co-author with Bill Marsh of "Networking, Storytelling and Knowledge Production in First-Year Writing," forthcoming in Computers and Composition. Currently, she is researching alternative journalism in the first-year writing classroom. In addition to her academic work, Davis writes and edits for IndyKids, a nationally distributed newspaper for young people, and edits for Factory School, a small-press collective.

Rob Faunce teaches in the gender and women's studies department and the program for writing and rhetoric at Stony Brook University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate writing classes across composition, women's and gender studies, film studies, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century world literatures.

Tara Robbins Fee is associate professor of English at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in American literature and composition, and she has served as Washington and Jefferson College's faculty associate for writing skills, coordinating the writing-across-the-curriculum program, since 2008.

Sheldon George is associate professor of English at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. His article emerges from a freshman writing course he teaches at Simmons and presents a conception of identity that draws upon his scholarship in poststructuralist and psychoanalytic theory. He has used these theories to investigate identity in articles published in such journals as African American Review, Synthesis, and Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. [End Page 383]

Cathy Hicks-Kennard teaches courses in linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University. Her pedagogical interests include linguistics for pre-service teachers, particularly in the areas of sociolinguistics, and second language phonology. She teaches undergraduate introductory courses in linguistics and graduate courses in second language phonetics/phonology, applied sociolinguistics, language and gender, and varieties of English in the master's TESOL degree program.

Lisa King is assistant professor of English at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, where she teaches first-year writing as well as courses in rhetoric, composition, and American Indian and Indigenous literatures and rhetorics. Her scholarship focuses on contemporary American Indian rhetorics and pedagogical practice both in the university classroom and in Indigenous-based cross-cultural outreach programs. She is of Lenape (Munsee) and Euro-American descent.

Karen Manarin is associate professor of English at Mount Royal University, where she teaches writing and literature. Her teaching and research interests include reading practices, canon formation, and Romantic literature.

Tessa Mellas is a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Cincinnati, with research interests in creative writing pedagogy, collaborative pedagogy, and writer's block. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Fugue, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Pank, StoryQuarterly, and Washington Square Review. She is working on a series of collaboratively written essays on more experimental creative writing pedagogies and a short story collection.

Andrew Hock Soon Ng is senior lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, Malaysia. He is the author of Dimensions of Monstrosity in Contemporary Narratives (2004), Interrogating Interstices (2007) and Intimating the Sacred (2011), and his articles have appeared in journals such as Contemporary Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and Wasafiri.

Staci M. Perryman-Clark is assistant professor of rhetoric and writing studies and director of first-year writing at Western Michigan University, where she teaches graduate courses in methods for teaching college writing and composition theory. She is the 2008 recipient of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Scholars for the Dream award. She publishes on Afrocentric curriculum design, Black women's intellectual traditions, and culturally relevant pedagogy. [End Page 384]

Beth Lewis Samuelson teaches courses in language and culture education in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. Her pedagogical interests include linguistics for teachers, content-based language...


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