Juliet Emanuel, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY - firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director and Treasurer
Scott Borders, Anderson University – email@example.com
Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College – firstname.lastname@example.org
First Vice-President and Program Chair
Carolyn Kyler, Washington and Jefferson College – email@example.com
Elaine Andrews, Penn State Shenango – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University – email@example.com
Editor, CEA Critic
Jeraldine Kraver, Univ. of Northern Colorado – Jeraldine.Kraver@unco.edu
Editor, CEA Forum and Web Manager
Jamie McDaniel, Radford University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Pestino, Nazareth College – email@example.com
National Coordinator of Affiliates
Linda DiDesidero, Marine Corps University – firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Brahlek, Palm Beach State College – email@example.com
Term ending in 2018:
Term ending in 2019:
Term ending in 2020:
Section 1/Three members
Craig Warren (chair)
Section 2/Eight members
Coretta Pittman (Chair)
Linda Di Desidero
Ongoing Concerns Committee
Section 3A/Four Members
Juliet Emanuel (Chair)
Linda Di Desidero
Section 3B /Three members
Jeri Kraver (Chair)
Sub Committee for Poetry Website (under Publications Committee)
Jennifer Semple-Siegel (Chair)
Section 3C/Four members
Section 3D/Four Members
Jerry Siegel (Chair)
Section 3E/Four members
Steve Brahlek (Technology Director)
Steve Brahlek (Chair)
Section 3G/Four members
Margaret Barrow (Chair)
Women’s Connection Committee
Section 3H/Four members
Section 3I/Seven members
Section 3J/Four members
Karen Madison (Chair)
Graduate Student Development Committee
Section 3K/Four members
Allied Organizations Committee
Section 3L/Four members
Results of Fall 2017 election
Results of the College English Association's Fall election were announced on November 24, 2017.
CEA Officers, 2018-2019
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 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.
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 Writing, Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Vine 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.