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

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?”

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.”

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.”

Other CBW Board Members

  • Kathleen A. Baca, Associate Editor of BWe Book Reviews
  • Eileen Ferretti
  • Greg Glau, Chair of Innovations Award Committee
  • Barbara Gleason, editor of BWe Journal
  • Sugie Goen-Salter
  • Michael Hill
  • Sara Kirk
  • Steve Lamos
  • Robert Miller
  • Deborah Mutnick
  • Wendy Olson
  • Lynn Reid
  • Cheryl C. Smith, co-editor of the Journal of Basic Writing
  • Michelle (Fleming) Stevier-Johanson
  • Sara Webb-Sunderhaus

Past CBW Leadership & Emeritus Executive Board Members

Peter Adams, Hannah Ashley, Shannon Carter, Alan Meyers,Rebecca Mlynarczyk, Marcia Ribble, Kelly Ritter

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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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