Executive Director

Juliet Emanuel, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY -

Associate Director and Treasurer

Scott Borders, Anderson University –


Carolyn Kyler, Washington and Jefferson College –

First Vice-President and Program Chair

Elaine Andrews, Penn State Shenango  –

Second Vice-President

Lee Anna Maynard, Augusta University  –

Immediate Past-President

Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College –

Editor, CEA Critic

Jeraldine Kraver, Univ. of Northern Colorado –

Editor, CEA Forum and Web Manager

Jamie McDaniel, Radford University –


Joseph Pestino, Nazareth College –

National Coordinator of Affiliates

Linda DiDesidero, Marine Corps University –

Technology Director

Steve Brahlek, Palm Beach State College –


Term ending in 2019:

Jill Kroeger-Kinkade, University of Southern Indiana –
Elizabeth Monske, University of Northern Michigan –
Monica Weis, Nazareth College –

Term ending in 2020:

Stacy Bailey, University of Northern Colorado –
Danielle Nielsen, Murray State University –
Nancy Riecken,  –

Term ending in 2021:

Lauren DiPaula, Georgia Southwestern State University  –
Catherine Forsa, Roger Williams University –
Irene Rieger, Bluefield College –


Nominating Committee

Section 1/Three members
Steve Brahlek (Chair)
Jeffrey Delotto
Lynne Simpson

Executive Committee

Section 2/Eight members
Carolyn Kyler (Chair)
Juliet Emanuel
Scott Borders
Elaine Andrews
Lee Anna Maynard
Linda DiDesidero
Jeri Kraver
Jamie McDaniel

Ongoing Concerns Committee

Section 3A/Four Members
Juliet Emanuel (Chair)
Jill Kinkade
Lynne Simpson
Richard Gaughran

Publications Committee

Section 3B /Three members
Jeri Kraver (Chair)
Jamie McDaniel
Danielle Nielsen

Membership Committee

Section 3C/Four members
Danielle Nielsen (Chair)
Linda DiDesidero
Lee Anna Maynard
Emily Jane Pucker

Constitution Committee

Section 3D/Four Members
Jerry Siegel (Chair)
Charles Ernst
Craig Warren

Technology Committee

Section 3E/Four members
Steve Brahlek (Technology Director)
Amanda Brahlek

Awards Committee

Four members
Lynne Simpson (Chair)
Richard Gaughran
Monica Weis
Marina Favila

Diversity Committee

Section 3G/Four members
Nancy Riecken (Chair)
Margaret Barrow
Laura Barrio-Vilar
Lauren DiPaula
Moumin Quazi

Women’s Connection Committee

Section 3H/Four members
Staci Bailey (Chair)
Elizabeth Battles
Camille Langston
Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw
Irene Rieger

Program Committee

Section 3I/Seven members
Elaine Andrews (Chair)
Juliet Emanuel
Scott Borders
Carolyn Kyler
Lee Anna Maynard
Lynne Simpson

Peace Committee

Section 3J/Four members
Monica Weis (Chair)
Ed Demerly
Lauren DiPaula
Jeff Gross
Karen Madison

Graduate Student Development Committee

Section 3K/Four members
Elizabeth Monske (Chair)
Corey Andrews
Catherine Forsa
Lee Anna Maynard
Erika Gotfredson [graduate student]

Allied Organizations Committee

Section 3L/Four members
Carolyn Kyler, Chair [President, Ex Officio]
Juliet Emanuel [Executive Director, Ex Officio]
Lynne Simpson [Immediate Past President, Ex Officio]
Danielle Nielsen [Membership Chair, Ex Officio]


Results of Fall 2017 election

Results of the College English Association's Fall election were announced on November 24, 2017.

CEA Officers, 2018-2019

President: Unopposed

First Vice President: Unopposed
The College English Association’s Constitution and By-Laws call for the 2017-2018 First Vice-President to succeed automatically to the office of President. Carolyn Kyler, Washington & Jefferson College, will be CEA President, 2018-2019. She will be succeeded as First Vice-President by current Second Vice-President, Elaine Andrews, Texas Wesleyan University.

Second Vice President by acclamation: to serve from the end of the Spring Conference 2018 through the end of the Spring Conference 2019: Lee Anna Maynard, Georgia Regents University.

New Members of the Board, each for a period of three years beginning with the end of Spring Conference 2018 through the end of Spring Conference 2021:

Lauren DiPaula 

Lauren DiPaula holds hold an MS in Professional Writing from Towson University and a PhD in Composition Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She began teaching at TU in 2004 and moved to Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA in 2010, where she is currently an Associate Professor of English. For the last six years, she has directed their writing center, with which she is very active. She is also currently the Georgia State Representative for the Southeastern Writing Centers Association.

Most of what she has studied, presented, and published has been at the intersections of English studies and other disciplines. She has considered how fields as diverse as disability studies and conflict transformation inform us as scholars, teachers, and bodies.

From 2005 to 2016, she worked with the Hampton Press book series, Research and Teaching in Rhetoric and Composition, moving from assistant editor to co-editor in 2013.

Because of her dedication to teaching and growth in teaching, she volunteered from 2012 to 2016 as director of the GSW Center for Teaching and Learning. In 2016, she obtained a grant that allowed her to help create a strategic plan, which in turn established it as a solid entity with a paid directorship.

Since 2010, she has presented at every CEA conference except one and considers it an honor to work  closely with an organization that brings the field together in the interest of the growth of its members and making connections among them.

Forsa, Catherine

Catherine Forsa is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. This year, she is serving as the Special Topics Chair for the Rhetoric and Composition: Practice panel at the 2018 CEA conference. She moderated a panel at the 2017 CEA conference. On a more informal note, she frequently recommends CEA to her colleagues and presenters at other conferences because her positive experiences presenting at the conference.

CEA’s attention to the teaching profession excites her.  She is eager to become more involved in CEA because of its commitment to promoting conversations about teaching. She is committed to her own professional development and interested in collaborating with CEA members and leaders to consider innovative strategies for promoting professional development around important issues such as diversity and inclusion, teaching with technology, and active learning in English classrooms. As a board member, she brings enthusiasm as well as strong administrative and leadership skills.

She received her PhD in English from Case Western Reserve University. Several highlights of her administrative work include consulting on number of department and university committees and developing a graduate student mentoring program. She also collaborated to found and grow a robust graduate student organization.

She has taught a range of composition, professional and technical writing, ESL, and literature courses.

Rieger, K. Irene

Irene Rieger is Associate Professor of English Literature at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, where she teaches courses in composition, British literature, creative writing, and grammar.  A member of CEA since 2007, she has participated in five CEA conferences (2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016).  In 2014, her paper “Garment No. 5: The New Woman Novel and the First Maternity Clothes” was awarded Best in Section and was published in the CEA Critic.  Dr. Rieger has also served as a reviewer for the CEA Forum.  Her creative and scholarly work has been published in Talking WritingJournal for the Liberal Arts and SciencesVine Leaves, and The Bluestone Review


Her research interests include the New Woman novel, fashion theory, comparative modernisms, and children’s literature.  As a board member, Dr. Rieger pledges to commit herself to fulfilling the duties of the position and to making every effort to uphold the CEA’s commitment to developing teaching-oriented professors.