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Linda Adler-Kassner is Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writing at Eastern Michigan University. Recently, her work has focused on how writing and writers are framed in media and public policy documents. Her most recent book examines these conceptions in broader sociocultural contexts and explores how writing instructors can adapt strategies from community organizers and media strategists to affect frames and the actions extending from them.
Chris M. Anson is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Campus Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University. He has published widely in rhetoric and composition, literacy, and writing across the curriculum. He has just finished a book on digital literacies in the classroom, coauthored with Richard Beach, Lee-Ann Breuch, and Thom Swiss.
Anis Bawarshi, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Expository Writing Program at the University of Washington, Seattle, is the author of books and articles on rhetorical genre theory, rhetorical invention, and composition studies. He is currently working on the influence of prior genres on genre acquisition, as well as on the rhetoric of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Anne Berggren, Lecturer at the Sweetland Writing Center, is the author of “Reading Like a Woman” in the anthology Reading Sites. She is currently expanding her earlier study of women readers and the novel.
Joel Bloch teaches ESL composition at Ohio State University. He has published articles on technology, plagiarism, and academic writing. He is currently completing a book on technology in the second-language composition classroom.Page 254
Lynn Z. Bloom, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Aetna Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut, is the author of biography (Doctor Spock, 1972), autobiography (The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays, forthcoming 2008), composition studies research (Composition Studies in the 21st Century, 2003), textbooks (The Essay Connection, 9th ed., 2010), and numerous creative nonfiction essays. Her current research focuses on ethics, essays (canonical and otherwise), and food writing.
Christiane Donahue, Associate Professor and Director of the Composition Program at the University of Maine-Farmington, is a member of the THEODILE research group (Théorie et Didactique de la Lecture-Ecriture) at the Université de Lille III, and is the author of a book, articles, and book chapters on using cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary discourse analysis to study textual construction in student writing. She is currently directing a longitudinal study in the United States and participating in three international research projects studying writing in the disciplines in other countries.
Caroline Eisner was the Associate Director of the Sweetland Writing Center at the University of Michigan from 2001–2007, where she taught courses on peer tutoring, composition pedagogy, and advanced academic writing. In 2007, she became the Academic Dean at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. Since 1998, Caroline has been the director of BreadNet, a national K–12 teacher network at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.
Lisa Emerson, Associate Professor at Massey University, New Zealand, is the author of numerous papers on plagiarism, writing in the sciences, action research and writing, and online learning as it relates to writing skills. She is currently working on a project relating to i-maps and science writing, and another that compares stress and achievement levels of students working with online and paper-based learning resources.
Amy England is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the Center for Access and Transition at the University of Cincinnati. She has presented several conference papers on issues associated with plagiarism and patch writing and is currently researching how students sort and select electronic resources for their research assignments.
Erhardt Graeff, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s programs in information technology and international studies, is a postgraduate student Page 255and researcher of social computing phenomena. He is currently studying recent experiments in e-government and e-democracy from a sociological perspective.
Michael Grossberg is the Sally M. Reahard Professor of History and a Professor of Law at Indiana University. He has written a number of books and articles on American legal and social history and is currently working on a history of child protection in the United States. He edited the American Historical Review from 1995 to 2005 and has published several articles on scholarly editing.
Rebecca Moore Howard, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University, is the author of books, essays, and articles on authorship studies and composition and rhetoric. She is currently conducting text-based research on students’ uses of cited sources.
Gordon Kane, Director of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics and Victor Weisskopf Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the author of papers and technical and general books on elementary particle physics and cosmology. He works on the phenomenology of string theory, supersymmetry, Higgs physics, collider physics, dark matter, dark energy, and inflation.
Christopher M. Kuipers, Assistant Professor of English and member of the graduate faculty of literature and criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the author of articles and case studies on the dynamics of anthology making and canon formation. His current projects include a conceptual history of “the canon,” an edited collection of essays on the HBO series The Wire, and a postmodern anthology addressing 9/11.
Jessica Litman teaches copyright law, Internet law, and trademarks and unfair competition law at the University of Michigan Law School. She is the author of Digital Copyright (Prometheus, 2001) and the coauthor with Jane Ginsburg and Mary Lou Kevlin of Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials (4th ed., Foundation, 2007). Litman is a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, a member of the Intellectual Property and Internet Committee of the ACLU, and the Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Intellectual Property Law.
Laura J. Murray teaches American literature, the history of the book, and the cultural practices of copyright law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. She is the founder of www.faircopyright.ca, a public interest Page 256resource on Canadian copyright. She is currently researching a comparative study of the rhetoric of copyright in Canada and the United States.
Gilbert S. Omenn, Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health and Director of the Center for Computational Medicine and Biology at the University of Michigan, is the author or editor of eighteen books and more than four hundred articles on genetics, public health, cancer prevention, proteomics, health policy, and science policy. He was President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences.
Alan Peacock is Subject Leader: Screen Cultures and Interactive Media in the School of Film, Music and Media at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. As practitioner, theorist, and educator, his teaching, research, and creative artworks are based in an examination of the emergence of a digital culture. He is Project Leader of the Matrix of Information Handling Skills enquiry funded through the University’s Learning and Teaching Fund, and its Blended Learning initiative.
Christina Pugh, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the author of two books of poems: Rotary (Word Press, 2004) and the chapbook Gardening at Dusk (Wells College Press, 2002), as well as articles on contemporary poetry. She is currently working on a book of poems inspired by sonnets and an article about Emily Dickinson’s metrical choices.
Amit Ray, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is the author of Negotiating the Modern: Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World (Routledge, 2007). He is currently, and not without irony, crafting a scholarly monograph on wikis and authorship.
Martine Courant Rife is a Michigan licensed attorney and a faculty member in the writing program at Lansing Community College. She is the author of several articles and book chapters on issues of copyright, the law of digital writing, international intellectual property, and fair use as it influences writing processes. She is currently working on a doctoral dissertation in the Rhetoric & Writing Program at Michigan State University: “Is There a Chilling of Digital Communication: Knowledge and Understanding of Fair Use in Digital Composing Environments.”Page 257
Stefan Senders, a cultural anthropologist, is a Visiting Fellow in Peace Studies at Cornell University; he formally taught writing at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He publishes on immigration, legal anthropology, anthropological epistemology, and issues in rhetoric, including plagiarism, narrativity, and legibility. His most recent book (with Allison Truitt) is Money: Ethnographic Encounters (Berg, 2007).
Martha Vicinus, Director of the Sweetland Writing Center and Eliza M. Mosher Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the author of books and essays on Victorian women, nineteenth-century popular culture, and the history of sexuality. She is currently working on a study of contemporary attitudes toward plagiarism.
Kim Walden, Senior Lecturer in Digital Discourse and Culture at the School of Film, Music and Media in the Faculty for Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, has research interests in the fields of film, new media and media education and has published widely in the field. The i-map is part of an educational research project called Matrix of Information Handling Skills (MIHS), which is funded by the University’s Learning and Teaching development fund and BLU-Sky initiative.
Jeff Ward, Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, specializes in visual rhetoric with a particular emphasis on the photography. He is currently researching late-nineteenth-century rhetorics of place.