Officers and Directors


Executive Director

Scott Borders, Anderson University –

Associate Director and Treasurer

Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College –


Lee Anna Maynard, Augusta University –

First Vice-President and Program Chair

Ken Bugajski, University of St. Francis –

Second Vice-President

Stacey Bailey, University of Northern Colorado –

Immediate Past-President

Elaine Andrews, Penn State Shenango  –

Editor, CEA Critic

Jeraldine Kraver, Univ. of Northern Colorado –

Editor, CEA Forum

Jamie McDaniel, Radford University –


Jeraldine Kraver, Univ. of Northern Colorado –

National Coordinator of Affiliates

Linda DiDesidero,

Technology Director

Grant Bain, Colorado State University –

Web Managers

Jamie McDaniel, Radford University –

Danielle Nielsen, Murray State University –


Term ending in 2021

Lauren DiPaula, Georgia Southwestern State University  –

Catherine Forsa, Roger Williams University –

Irene Rieger, Bluefield College –

Term ending in 2022

Amanda Brahlek, Volunteer State Community College –

Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw, University of Southern Indiana –

Moumin Quazi, Tarleton State University –

Term ending in 2023

Elizabeth Battles, Texas Wesleyan University –

Emily Jane Pucker, University of Alabama –

Valerie Kasper, University of Saint Leo –


Nominating Committee

Carolyn Kyler, Chair
Elaine Arvan Andrews
Lee Anna Maynard

Executive Committee

Scott Borders, Executive Director
Lynne Simpson, Associate Director and Treasurer
Lee Anna Maynard, President and Committee Chair
Ken Bugajski, First Vice President and Program Chair
Stacy Bailey, Second Vice President
Linda Di Desidero, National Coordinator of Affiliates
Jeri Kraver, Critic Editor
Jamie McDaniel, Forum Editor

Ongoing Concerns Committee

Scott Borders, Chair
Lynne Simpson
Juliet Emanuel
Arundhati Sanyal
Gerald Siegel
Dustin Michael

Publications Committee

Jeri Kraver, Chair
Jamie McDaniel

Membership Committee

Emily Jane Pucker, Chair
Linda Di Desidero
Ken Bugajski
Valerie Kasper
Jill Kinkade
Danielle Nielsen

Constitution Committee

Carolyn Kyler, Chair
Jeffrey DeLotto
Lynne Simpson
Craig Warren

Technology Committee

Grant Bain, Chair
Amanda Brahlek
Steve Brahlek
Peter Elliott
Eric Meljac

Awards Committee

Elaine Andrews, Chair
Ed Demerly
Evashisha Masilamony
Staci Stone

Diversity Committee

Moumin Quazi, Chair
Lauren DiPaula
Nancy Riecken
Yvonne Sam
Tuvy Voorhees

Women’s Connection Committee

Elizabeth Battles, Chair
Susanna Hoeness-Krupsaw
Camille Langston
Irene Rieger

Program Committee

Ken Bugajski, Chair
Scott Borders
Lynne Simpson
Lee Anna Maynard
Stacy Bailey
Elaine Andrews
Special Topics Chairs

Peace Committee

Lauren DiPaula, Chair
Ed Demerly
Jeff Gross
Karen Lentz-Madison
Laura Petersen

Graduate Student Development Committee

Amanda Brahlek, Chair
Catherine Forsa
Rachel Bragg
Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay
Rebecca Quoss-Moore
Rachel Overbay

Allied Organizations Committee

Lee Anna Maynard, Chair
Scott Borders
Carolyn Kyler
Elaine Andrews
Linda Di Desidero


Fall 2019 election

Results of the College English Association's Fall election were announced on October 8, 2019.

These new members elected to the Board will begin a three-year term at the end of Hilton Head Conference, March 2020.

Emily Jane Pucker, University of Alabama

Having spent many years teaching at various institutions, Emily Jane Pucker (M.S., M.A.) is now at the University of Alabama working on her PhD in Composition and Rhetoric where she is also an Assistant Director of the Writing Center, and teaches honors first-year composition. She is presently writing a thesis studying the experiences of non-native speakers of English in the university’s Writing Center. Emily has been a member of CEA since 2010, and she has presented nine abstracts related to writing pedagogy and rhetorical strategy. Ms. Pucker has also served as a special topics chair in Composition and Rhetoric since 2017. This position includes publicizing the Call for Papers each year, judging proposals for acceptance to the annual meeting, and planning and moderating individual conference sessions. She is the winner of Best of Section at the 2019 College English Association national conference.

Valerie Kasper, St. Leo University

Valerie Kasper, Ph.D.,  has spent more than 30 years between two academic institutions. For the first ten years, she worked for the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida as part of the editorial office. The next 20 years have been spent teaching full-time in the English Department at Saint Leo University in Florida. Valerie teaches composition, literature, journalism, and professional writing classes, both grounded and online. In addition, she advises the campus newspaper, The Lions’ Pride. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Language Studies and the Arts with degrees in journalism (BS), mass communication (MA), and the digital humanities (PhD). Her interests are in African American literature/history/journalism. She has been a member of the CEA since 2012 and the Florida College English Association (FCEA) since 2010, where she served as a board member for three years, followed by positions as webmaster, vice president, president, and past president. As vice-president she ran the annual FCEA conference with 120 attendees. For the past two years, she has also been the CEA liaison.

Elizabeth Battles, Texas Wesleyan University

Elizabeth H. Battles, Ph.D., is a Professor of English at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. At Wesleyan she teaches all levels of writing and British and World literatures.  Her scholarly interests include literature and writing pedagogies, Victorian literature, and Women’s Studies.  Her current interest in the writing classroom is using archival research in student writing.  Beth attended her first CEA conference as a graduate student in 1991, and has attended a total of 10 (1991, 1992, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016-19).  She was invited to be a member of the Women’s Connection committee at the CEA in Denver in 2016.  As a member of that committee, she helped arrange speakers and has moderated panels.  Since 2016, she has also served as special-topics chair for two areas, Post-colonial Literature and Transatlantic Literature, as well as serving as a reader for The Critic.  In addition, Beth is a member of the Texas College English Association (TCEA).  In her 15 years of consistent membership in TCEA, she  served in all capacities of the board—Secretary, Vice-President, and President