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Results of the College English Association's fall election were announced on January 7, 2016,  and are listed below:


CEA Officers, 2016-2017

President: Unopposed

The College English Association’s Constitution and By-Laws call for the 2015-2016 First Vice-President to succeed automatically to the office of President.  Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX) will be CEA President, 2016-2017.  He will be succeeded as First Vice-President by current Second Vice-President Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College (South Carolina) .



Second Vice-President:

Carolyn Kyler, Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania 

Carolyn Kyler is Professor of English at Washington & Jefferson College where she also directs the Gender & Women’s Studies Program.  She teaches a wide range of courses in American literature, African-American literature, graphic memoir, and gender studies. At W&J, she has served as chair of the Faculty Executive, Faculty Review, Faculty Development, and Curriculum Committees; served as director of the Humanities division and as interim chair of the English Department; served on multiple search committees; and is an active resident member of Phi Beta Kappa. Kyler graduated magna cum laude from Allegheny College, received her master’s degree in mathematics from Brown University, and received her PhD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She has published articles on topics including graphic memoir, historical fiction, and Louisa May Alcott; her article on exploring the origins of the Harlem Renaissance through image and text is forthcoming in Critical Insights: Harlem Renaissance (Salem Press). Kyler has presented her work at conferences including NWSA and NeMLA and has presented papers at every CEA conference since 2009; her CEA papers include literary presentations on graphic memoir, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and the Harlem Renaissance and pedagogical presentations on roundtable discussion, teaching graphic narrative, and drawing to learn. She has been a member of the national Board of Directors for the CEA since 2013, has chaired several conference sessions, and is currently the chair of the Women’s Connection Committee.  Professor Kyler appreciates the commitment of CEA to the breadth of English studies, to interdisciplinary work, and to the intersection of scholarship and teaching.





Board of Directors:

Jill Kroeger Kinkade, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana

Jill Kroeger Kinkade is an Instructor of English at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, where she teaches variously Composition, Introduction to Literature, Humanities, and a Liberal Arts Capstone Class. Her research has focused on H.D.’s prose works, but she has also written about modernism in general, and Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence more specifically.  Mostly interested in trauma, that work has led to other work in memory and creativity.  She is also interested in Pedagogy, Buddhism, Native American Literature, Spirituality, and Consciousness.  Kinkade has been a member of CEA since 2009, and has written critical work and Creative Non-fiction for recent CEA conferences.  Some of the conference papers she has presented are: “Authentic Sister: H.D.’s Self-Mythologizing in the Novel, Asphodel”, “Elia Kazan: Life and Work Co-Mingled”, “Moments of Being, the Overmind and New Utterances: Three Modernists Reach Beyond the Bounds of Ordinary Consciousness”. Creative non-fiction pieces presented at recent CEA Conferences include: “Sara, Silenced”, “Sara Margaret, Medicine Woman”, “Go to Your Room”, and “Transient Transience”.  She has served on several non-profit boards as a member and as an officer. She is a member of the Program Committee and a Reviewer for the CEA.


Elizabeth A. Monske, Northern Michigan University, Michigan

Elizabeth A. Monske holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Writing and a cognate in Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University (2004). She has spent the last 12 years working at two different rural universities: Louisiana Tech University (3 years) and Northern Michigan University (beginning her 9th year). For three years she taught technical writing courses for Louisiana Tech University and acted as Technical Writing Coordinator. During that time, she also wrote grants and co-developed a Graduate E-Certificate in Technical Communication, working with mostly upper level undergraduate and graduate students.

Currently, Elizabeth is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Michigan University, where she teaches a larger range of students including incoming freshmen in developmental writing through MFA students. Her specialties include scientific and technical communication, composition and rhetoric, and online writing instruction (OWI) pedagogy/faculty training. She has published in Computers and Composition, Kairos, the Journal of Literacy and Technology, and the Journal of Educational Technology and Society. Along with Dr. Kristine L. Blair, she has a co-edited collection under contract with IGI Global, Writing and Composing in the age of MOOC's, due out in 2017. Elizabeth has also presented scholarship and given workshops on issues related to digital identity, eportfolios, and OWI pedagogy, as well as composition studies and academic service learning at conventions of the CEA, CCCC, ATTW, STC, Computers and Writing, etc.  In 2015, she was asked to be a participant on the Committee for Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction’s Expert Panel and act as co-chair for the Graduate Student Concerns Committee.  Since 2006, Elizabeth has attended and presented with her students (undergraduate and graduate) at the CEA.  Certainly she would like to continue working on graduate student presence at the conference and encourage their involvement; however, she would also like to assist with an organization that has been an integral part to the professional development for some many students and faculty.


Monica Weis, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

Monica Weis, SSJ, is professor emerita of English at Nazareth College, Rochester NY where she taught British and American Romanticism, American Nature Writers, Theories of Grammar and the Composing Process, and for tenyears was the Director of the Master of Liberal Arts program (MALS). She has served on numerous college committees, is the author of three books on Thomas Merton, and is the liaison for the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) andMonica has been an active member of CEA for more than twenty-five years, serving on the Board twice during that time.  She has a wealth of experience in the administration of the organization and in its affiliate, New York College English Association. In the latter she has maintained an active, respected and collegial presence and has served as a positive member of that board.




Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016 19:59