College Section 2018 Elections

The College Level Section Steering Committee (CSSC) members are elected each year to a four-year term. The Chair is elected from within the CSSC to a two-year term and serves on the NCTE Executive Committee representing the interests of the college level membership.

The Nominating Committee prepares a slate of candidates for vacancies that occur annually on the College Section Steering Committee and selects candidates for the succeeding year’s College Section Nominating Committee.  The candidate who receives the largest number of votes in the election will chair the committee.

Learn more through the CSSC Annual Report and CSSC Member Activities Responsibilities.


About the 2018 Candidates

Under the constitution of NCTE, every spring each Section (Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, College) elects members of its own Section Steering Committee and members of the Section Nominating Committee. The following nominations were made by a nominating committee elected by the section membership in spring 2017.

The College Section Nominating Committee this year consists of Alexandria Lockett, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, chair; Collin Craig, St. John’s University, New York, New York; and Patricia Edwards, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Names on the ballot are presented in random order. The biographical information concerning the nominee’s experience and service to NCTE was supplied by the individual nominee.


View candidate bios below, or download a PDF of the bios here.

Steering Committee

(one to be elected; term to expire November 2022)

Section Committee members elect a chair who represents section concerns on the NCTE Executive Committee. Through correspondence and meetings once or twice a year, the members identify and explore issues of section concern. Often the Section Committee will suggest new programs or revisions of present Council programs that may benefit section members. The Committee helps plan section conferences and portions of the NCTE Annual Convention that will be of interest to section members.

Adjunct Professor of education: University at Buffalo, Niagara University, and Buffalo State College; CEE Commission on Social Justice in Teacher Education co-chair; NCTE Local Engagement Committee.
Formerly: Taught out‑of‑school youth in the city of Buffalo (10 years).
Membership(s): NCTE Latinx Caucus.
Publication(s): Co-author, International Journal of Arts Education (2016); NYSEC’s The Record (in press).

Position Statement: I believe serving on the College Section Nominating Committee is an opportunity to advocate for more diverse candidates and their needs. I promise to uphold the principles of justice and equity in order to enhance the CSSC with outlooks and viewpoints that have often been denied or ignored. The chance to network and collaborate with colleagues across the country will be a great opportunity for NCTE and the field of education.

Instructor, department of English, Virginia Tech; chair, CWPA Digital WPA Committee.
Formerly: Innovation in General Education scholar, Virginia Tech; online publications developer, NCTE; director, instructional services, Daedalus.
Membership(s): NCTE, CCCC, CWPA.
Award(s): CCCC Technology Innovator Award (2017); High Impact Project Grant Winner, Building a Learning Community to Support Online Instructional Faculty in Department of English, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, Virginia Tech.
Publication(s): Articles in: Kairos, English Journal; Designing Writing Assignments; lesson plans on
Program Contribution(s): NCTE, CCCC, Computers and Writing, CWPA Conference.

Position Statement: My 30 years as an educator have taught me students and colleagues alike need spaces where it’s okay to ask questions and perfectly fine not to know the answers; resources, support, and time to try, to rethink, to revise, to start over, and, generally, to keep working until they reach their goals; and connections with others that provide support and encourage collaboration. As a member of the NCTE College Section Steering Committee, I will do my best to make meeting these needs a priority.

Nominating Committee

(three to be elected, term to expire August 2019)

Members of the Section Nominating Committee choose candidates for the Section Committee and the Section Nominating Committee for the following year. The person receiving the most votes serves as chair.

Assistant professor of English, Huston-Tillotson University; NCTE/CCCC Black Caucus.
Formerly: Writing program assistant, writing center consultant, middle school teacher, instructor and coordinator of developmental English.
Membership(s): NCTE, CCCC, SCMLA, HDCA.
Award(s): NCTE Research Initiative grant (2016); UNCF/Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute grant (2016); UNCF/Mellon Faculty Development grant (2017).
Publication(s): Article in: Composition Studies.
Program Contribution(s): CCCC, PCA, SCMLA.

Position Statement: I have made it my life’s work to advocate for populations historically underrepresented, silenced, and underserved; in like manner, I believe that NCTE has a legacy of doing the same. If elected to the College Section Nominating Committee, I will continue this tradition by choosing leadership committed to securing relationships, influencing policy, and supporting research and pedagogy that represents the diverse perspectives and interests of our members and the students we teach.

Director, reading and writing studios, Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan.
Membership(s): NCTE, TYCA, IWCA.
Publication(s): Co-author, Institutional Assessment of a Genre-Analysis Approach to Writing Center Consultations; chapter in Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class; articles in: Teaching English in the Two-Year College.

Position Statement: If elected, I will nominate members from across K–PhD institutions, especially those from open-access and historically underresourced institutions. I seek to nominate professionals who view the work of NCTE as interinstitutional advocacy for quality pedagogy and social equity

Assistant professor, University of North Alabama; NCTE/CAEP Reviewer; RMMLA Editorial Board.
Formerly: University of Hawaii system lecturer; Children’s Lit Hawaii Conference co‑director (2014); University of Nevada, Reno term lecturer.
Membership(s): NCTE, CEE Mentor, CAEP Reviewer, CCCC, TYCA.
Award(s): Mentor Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Best Syllabus (Online Course) Award.
Publication(s): Beyond the Frontier (FYC) series; contributor, Bedford Guide for College Writers (11th ed.); Editorial Board, Rocky Mountain Review.
Program Contribution(s): CCCC, NCTE, RMMLA.

Position Statement: As a military brat, I have first‑hand appreciation of the diverse cultures that enrich this nation. My professional stand holds that all voices must be afforded the opportunity to be heard and to serve, from contingent labor and working teachers to educational administration and seasoned scholars. As a member of the Nominating Committee, I will work to support the many voices represented by NCTE.

Director, The Writing Center and Red Cedar Writing Project, WRAC Faculty, Michigan State University; Treasurer, ECWCA. Formerly: Board of IWCA, SWCA; founding co-director Middle Tennessee Writing Project; high school ELA teacher (8 years).
Membership(s): NCTE, CCCC, IWCA, IWAC, ECWCA, SWCA, NWSA; CCCC Queer Caucus.
Publication(s): Co-editor, special issues of Across the Disciplines and The Writing Instructor; co-editor of Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting (forthcoming); FYC and WAC/WID texts for commercial publishers.
Program Contribution(s): NCTE, CCCC, IWCA, IWAC, ECWCA, SWCA, NWSA, and others.

Position Statement: In my teaching/mentorship, scholarship, and activism, I am committed to diversity, social justice, leading by doing, and honoring the whole person. Broadening our conversations and inviting missing voices to leadership and policymaking are necessary if we in NCTE are going to truly meet the wide-ranging needs of our teachers, students, and other staff.

Associate professor, rhetoric and writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; member, CWPA Intellectual Work Task Force.
Formerly: Co-editor of WPA Journal; writing program administrator, UALR; associate vice chancellor, UALR.
Membership(s): NCTE; CCCC; CWPA. Award(s): Faculty Achievement for Excellence in Curricular Innovation, Arizona State; Campus Ambassador, Phi Kappa Phi.
Publication(s): Co-editor, Prison Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning with Imprisoned Writers (forthcoming); co-editor, Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing: Scholarship and Applications; articles in: Kairos; Computers and Composition; Writing Program Administration Journal; The Journal of Writing Assessment; Journal of Basic Writing.
Program Contribution(s): NCTE; CCCC; CWPA; FemRhet; TYCA; AERA; NSSR.

Position Statement: As a member of NCTE’s nominating committee, I will work with the NCTE community to bring forward steering committee members who are actively engaged and work for representation of all voices, specifically those of marginalized populations, within NCTE’s college section governance.

Assistant professor of English, Rockford University, Illinois; Writing Program Administrator.
Formerly: Chair, Standing Group for Disability Studies.
Membership(s): NCTE, CCCC, Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.
Award(s): CCCC Local Outreach Grant (2017); Community‑Based Learning Innovation Grant, Rockford (2016); Faculty Award, Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition (2015).
Publication(s): Articles in: College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Chronicle of Higher Education.
Program Contribution(s): CCCC, Feminisms and Rhetorics, Watson Conference.

Position Statement: As a teacher, writer, and researcher with a strong dedication and record of commitment to accessibility, I promise to focus attention on the inclusivity of the organization, not just in spirit but in practice. NCTE must continue to cultivate educational opportunities in such a way that the widest range of bodies and minds are able to shape our shared academic communities.

Important Information

NCTE, CEE, and Section election ballots will be sent by email to current members. If NCTE does not have an email for you on file and you would like to receive a ballot by email, please visit “My Account” and add it to your membership record. (You may also use “My Account” to change your email address or update your member profile.) You can contact our NCTE Customer Service Department (877-369-6283) and speak with one of our representatives to update this information as well. If NCTE does not have an email address on file by March 20, your ballot will be sent by mail.

Elections will close at 11:59 pm Central Time, Friday, June 1, 2018. Results will be posted mid-June.



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Current CSSC Members

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