Board

Council on Basic Writing

CBW Executive Board

Marisa A. Klages, Co-Chair

Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College–City University of New York

Past CBW Leadership: Treasurer

mklages@lagcc.cuny.edu

Marisa’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Helping students achieve success”

Marisa’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“Self-efficacy in students & faculty professional development”

Leigh Jonaitis, Co-Chair

Professor of English, Bergen Community College

ljonaitis@bergen.edu

Leigh’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Challenging assumptions about students enrolled in basic writing courses.”

Leigh’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“Accelerated learning, online/hybrid BW courses, equity and placement issues.”

Elizabeth Baldridge, Admin of CBW Resource Share Site

Illinois Central College

elizabeth.baldridge@icc.edu

Elizabeth’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Students and creative pedagogy”

Elizabeth’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“I love watching students and their work evolve. Getting to witness even the slightest growth is a privilege I do not take for granted.”

Susan Naomi Bernstein, Associate Editor of BWe Pedagogy

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at City University of New York

Past CBW Leadership: Co-Chair

Susan Naomi’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Expertise is not a commodity (Bernstein Journal of Basic Writing 37.1 (2018) page 6).”

Susan Naomi’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“My research/teaching passions are addressed in my most recent article: “An Unconventional Education: A Letter to Basic Writing Practicum Students.” ​Journal of Basic Writing​ 37.1(2018). 6-34.”

J. Elizabeth Clark, CBW Blog Admin & Social Media Maven

Professor of English and Director of Accelerated Learning (ENA 101) at LaGuardia Community College–City University of New York

Past CBW Leadership: Co-Chair, Secretary

lclark@lagcc.cuny.edu

Liz’s passion for Basic Writing:

“I’m all about that transcendental moment when students realize writing isn’t a secret; it’s a habit and a craft that can get better and better with practice.”

Liz’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“Basic Writing & technology, reflective writing, the politics of Basic Writing, & accelerated learning.”

Jason Evans

Professor of Developmental Writing and English at Prairie State College

jevans@prairiestate.edu

Jason’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Throwing open the gates (to steal Peter’s tag line!)”

Jason’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“I am interested in the relationships between racial and linguistic formations and “higher education,” especially in basic writing. Does basic writing reduce or reproduce social inequalities?”

Barbara Gleason, Editor, Basic Writing Electronic Journal

The City College of New York

bgleason@ccny.cuny.edu

Barbara’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Preparing adult educators for meaningful professional lives”

Barbara’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“In recent years, I have focused on developing new graduate courses on writing center theory and practice, adult literacy education, and basic writing for the MA in Language and Literacy at The City College of New York, CUNY. “

Laura Gray-Rosendale

President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Professor, & Director of STAR English at Northern Arizona University

Laura.Gray-Rosendale@nau.edu

Laura’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Working with my students is my greatest passion. I am also passionate about scholarship and research in BW Studies as well as memoir and autobiography, history of rhetoric, pop culture studies, and feminist theory.”

Laura’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“My research has largely focused on analyses of BW students’ oral and written practices, reclaiming Shaughnessy’s legacy in a postmodern landscape, BW students of the Southwest, and the history of BW Studies. I have directed a summer WP that caters to “at risk’ students for over twenty years now.”

Darin L. Jensen

Des Moines Area Community College, Assistant Professor

dljensen7@dmacc.edu

Darin’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Basic writing can fulfill the promise of inviting more people to education.”

Darin’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“My research concentrates on integrating critical literacy into the reading and writing classroom. Beyond that, I am interested in professional issues such as faculty preparation and resilience.”

Erika Johnson

Utah Valley University, Assistant Professor Literacies and Composition

EJohnson@uvu.edu

Erika’s passion for Basic Writing:

“There’s power in all literacies.”

Erika’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“I am all about recognizing and honoring multiple literacies as a clapback for socially constructed, hegemonic ‘Standard American English.'”

William B. Lalicker

Professor of English at West Chester University

Past CBW Leadership: Co-Chair

wlalicker@wcupa.edu

Bill’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Basic writing: because the best writing and the best thinking are developmental acts.”

Bill’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“Basic writing equals the teaching of writing at its most elemental and elevating, serving students who have the greatest untapped potential to excel.”

Thomas Peele

Associate Professor, Director of First-Year Writing at The City College of New York

tpeele@ccny.cuny.edu; (212) 650-6328

Tom’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Student support.”

Tom’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“I am interested in helping students learn about the relationships between how writing functions in academic and non-academic contexts.”

Sara Webb-Sunderhaus

Associate Professor and Director of Composition, Miami University

webbsusa@miamioh.edu

Sara’s passion for Basic Writing:

“Access for all.”

Sara’s Basic Writing research & teaching interests:

“My passion is in ensuring all students have access to a liberal education that prepares them for life and citizenship.”


Other CBW Board Members

Lee Einhorn
Cheryl Smith
Bob Miller
Wendy Olson
Hope Parisi
Jack Morales

Past CBW Leadership & Emeritus Executive Board Members

Peter Adams, Hannah Ashley, Kathleen Baca, Shannon Carter, Eileen Ferretti, Greg Glau, Sugie Goen-Salter, Michael Hill, Sarah Kirk, Steve Lamos, Alan Meyers, Rebecca Mlynarczyk, Deborah Mutnick, Marcia Ribble, Kelly Ritter, Michelle Stevier-Johanson

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  1. I am a master’s student at the Univeristy of Alaska doing my thesis in BW. I am looking for a history of the JBW – is this available on-line?

    I am alreadying on the list-serve and recieving the Journal. Thanks for your help.

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