I am excited to announce the appointment of two great colleagues to the Teaching English in the Two-Year College editorial team. Mark Blaaw-Hara and Sheri Rysdam are joining the journal as review editors and will be collaborating with me during my term as editor of the journal.
Mark Blaauw-Hara is the Writing Program Coordinator and an English faculty member at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Michigan. He has taught a wide range of courses, including first-year composition, developmental writing, creative writing, literature, and film. His research interests include threshold concepts, transfer theory, developmental writing, student veterans, and writing in the disciplines. Mark’s work has appeared in Teaching English in the Two-Year College, The Community College Journal of Research and Practice,Community College Week, and The Writing Center Journal, as well as in the forthcoming edited collection, WPA Transitions. He has been a peer reviewer for TETYC for many years, as well as College English and the upcoming Journal of Veteran Studies. He currently serves on the Executive Board for the Council of Writing Program Administrators, and he has served on and chaired the CWPA Best Book Award committee.
Sheri Rysdam is Assistant Professor of Basic Composition at Utah Valley University. In addition to her scholarship on feedforward and other strategies for responding to student writing, her interests are in the rhetorics of political economy, issues of social class in the composition classroom, and women’s rights and advocacy. Her work has appeared most recently in Issues in Writing and the Journal for the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning. She also has chapters in Critical Expressivist Practices in the College Writing Classroom and Peer Pressure, Peer Power: Collaborative Peer Review and Response in the Writing Classroom.
If you haven’t already done so, read the fantastic piece published in the March 2016 issue of the journal, Christie Toth and Patrick Sullivan’s “Toward Local Teacher-Scholar Communities of Practice: Findings from a National TYCA Survey” which offers some fantastic insights and conclusions for two-year college English instructors and the field as a whole. I am looking forward to implementing some of their findings into my work as journal editor as I work toward my first official issue as editor, September 2016.