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Laura Aull is associate professor of English and linguistics at Wake Forest University and will begin as the director of the English Department Writing Program at the University of Michigan in 2020. Her most recent work focuses on linguistic analysis of civility and concision in academic writing, and her research can be found in journals focused on composition, applied linguistics, writing analytics, and writing assessment. She is the author of First-Year University Writing (2015) and the forthcoming book How Students Write: A Linguistic Analysis, for which she received a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education.

Gena E. Chandler is associate professor and the director of the MA Program in English at Virginia Tech. She teaches African American literature, post-colonial literature, and critical literary theory. She has published articles on the work of Charles Johnson, including a piece in Texas Studies in Literature and Language and a piece in the edited collection Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher (2007). Her book The Wanderer in African American Literature is forthcoming in the spring of 2020. She has taught at the college level since 1998 and at Virginia Tech since 2004. She has earned the 2015 Virginia Tech Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award, the 2015 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Carroll B. Shannon Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2007 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award.

Miriam Marty Clark is associate professor of English at Auburn University, where she teaches and writes about modern and contemporary American literature. She is currently at work on a book about American poetry at the turn of the twenty-first century and another about teaching college literature.

Joshua Daniel-Wariya is assistant professor of rhetoric and writing studies at Oklahoma State University, where he also serves as the associate director of composition and teaches a variety of courses in rhetorical theory and game studies. His work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Computers and Composition, Games and Culture, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Eric Detweiler is assistant professor in Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of English. In addition to teaching first-year writing, he teaches courses on the history of rhetoric, digital rhetoric and writing, and writing about fermentation. His research focuses on the history and ethics of rhetorical education as well as points of resonance between rhetoric and sound studies. His work has appeared in such journals as Philosophy and Rhetoric, Enculturation, and Rhetoric Review. He also runs a podcast called Rhetoricity.

Glenn Michael Gordon is assistant director in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University and course codirector of the class University Writing: Readings in Gender and Sexuality. He is editor-in-chief of the Morningside Review, an online journal that publishes exemplary essays by first-year undergraduates at Columbia. He leads an end-of-semester event on writing and publishing op-ed essays that has supported more than two hundred publications by first-year undergraduates. He lectures to medical and nursing school students at Columbia University Medical Center on compassionate and efficacious communication with LGBT patients and serves as an official faculty mentor to Columbia’s Division 1 wrestling team. Formerly, he was editor-in-chief of, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including New York, Self, Departures, Writer’s Digest, Teacher Magazine, and Seventeen. He wrote frequently on men’s health and sexuality topics for WebMD and

Dana Harrington has taught writing and rhetoric courses at Illinois State University, Syracuse University, East Carolina University, Springfield College, and, most recently, Old Dominion University. She has published articles in Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Rhetorica.

Ai Binh T. Ho is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.

Stephanie L. Kerschbaum is associate professor of English at the University of Delaware and a 2019–20 scholar-in-residence at the University of Michigan. Her book Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference (2014) won the 2015 Advancement of Knowledge Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and her work on narrative, disability, and the teaching of writing has appeared in numerous journals and essay collections. She coedited Negotiating Disability: Disclosure and...


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