Featured Speakers

Opening Speaker

Anson Dr. Chris M. Anson is University Distinguished Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in language, composition, and literacy and works with faculty in nine colleges to reform undergraduate education in the areas of writing and speaking. Before moving to NCSU in 1999, he spent fifteen years at the University of Minnesota, where he directed the Program in Composition from 1988-96 and was Professor of English and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor. He received his Ph.D. and second M.A. in English with a specialization in composition studies from Indiana University, and his B.A. and first M.A. in English from Syracuse University.

Keynote Speaker Team

Howard and JamiesonRebecca Moore Howard, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University, has devoted her career to figuring out how to improve the teaching of advanced literacy practices, so that college students have the best possible opportunities for becoming better readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Her recent book publications include Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing, Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research, and Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies. She is now a principal investigator in the Citation Project, a national study of college students' work with source texts.

Sandra Jamieson, Professor of English at Drew University, specializes in the areas of composition theory and pedagogy, creative non-fiction (travel writing), contemporary American authors and Ethnic-American authors, and critical theory. Her publications include Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing Curriculum, with Linda Shamoon, Rebecca Moore Howard, and Robert Schwegler; The Bedford Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: An Instructor's Desk Reference, with Rebecca Moore Howard, and essays on composition and culture in books published by Oxford University Press, Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, NCTE, MLA, and Greenwood Press.