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KATHLEEN BLAKE YANCEY, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor, focuses her research on composition studies generally; on students' transfer of writing knowledge and practice; on creative non-fiction; on cultural studies of everyday writing; on writing assessment, especially print and electronic portfolios; and on the intersections of culture, literacy and technologies.
In addition to co-founding the journal Assessing Writing and co-editing it for seven years, she is the immediate past editor of College Composition and Communication, the flagship journal in the field. She has also authored, edited, or co-edited thirteen scholarly books and two textbooks as well as over 100 articles and book chapters. Released in July 2016 is her latest volume, the edited collection A Rhetoric of Reflection, which considers reflection from multiple perspectives, including transfer, multimedia, assessment, and race and language. Her co-authored Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, released in 2014, demonstrates the efficacy of a new writing curriculum, Teaching for Transfer (TFT), and articulates a new theory of prior knowledge located in theories of assemblage, remix, and critical incidents; it won both the 2015 CCCC Research Impact Award and the 2016 Council of Writing Program Administrators Best Book Award.
She has served as president or chair of several scholarly organizations: the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); the NCTE College Section and the College Forum; the Council of Writing Program Administrators; and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). She serves on the National Board for Miami University's Howe Center for Writing Excellence, and on the Executive Committee for the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) as well as on editorial boards for several journals, including for College English; Kairos; Computers and Composition; and Double Helix. Earlier boards she has served on include the Steering Committee of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the Steering Committee for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE project focused on electronic portfolios.
With Barbara Cambridge and Darren Cambridge, she leads the Inter/National Coalition on Electronic Portfolio Research (ncepr.org). Now in its eleventh year, this coalition includes over 60 institutional partners from around the world. She is also the recipient of several awards, including the Florida State Graduate Mentor Award, the Donald Murray Writing Prize, and the Purdue University Distinguished Woman Scholar Award.
Her current research includes three major book projects: a co-edited collection, Assembling Composition, which will be published by the CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric Series in 2017; a co-edited collection, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity: Shadows of the Past, Issues of the Moment, and Prospects for the Future, currently under review; and a book project, The Way We Were: A Cultural History of Everyday Writing in the 20th Century United States. In addition, she is the lead PI for a 4-site study of the TFT writing curriculum supported by CCCC and CWPA Research Grants (http://writingacrosscontexts.blogspot.com/)
- A Rhetoric of Reflection, Utah State University Press (edited collection:2016)
- Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, (co-authored with Liane Robertson and Kara Taczak: 2014)
- Electronic Portfolios 2.0 (edited collection: 2009)
- Delivering College Composition: The Fifth Canon (edited collection: 2006)
- Teachers Writing Groups: Collaborative Inquiry and Reflection for Professional Growth (co-edited collection:2006)
- Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice (2004)
- Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty and Institutional Learning (co-edited collection: 2001)
- Self-Assessment and Development in Writing: A Collaborative Inquiry (co-edited
- Reflection in the Writing Classroom (1998)
- Assessing Writing across the Curriculum: Diverse Methods and Practices
(co-edited collection: 1997)
- Situating Portfolios: Four Perspectives (co-edited collection: 1997)
- Voices on Voice: Perspectives, Definitions, Inquiry. (edited collection: 1994)
- Portfolios in the Writing Classroom: An Introduction (edited collection:1992)
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
- "Mapping the Prior: A Beginning Typology and Its Impact on Writing." In Duane Roen et al., eds, Contemporary Perspectives on Cognition and Writing.
- Electronic Portfolio (a curated exhibit). In Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. MLA.
- "Creating and Exploring New Worlds: Web 2.0, Information Literacy, and the Ways We Know." In Barbara J. D'Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid, and Janice R. Walker, eds., Information Literacy: Collaboration and Research across the Disciplines. University of Colorado Press.
- "Print, Digital, and the Liminal Counterpart (in-between): The Lessons of Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms for Rhetorical Delivery." enculturation. Spring 2016.
- "Device. Display. Read: The Design of Reading and Writing and the Difference Display Makes" (with Jacob Craig, Matt Davis, and Michael Spooner). In Patrick Sullivan et al., eds. What Is College-level Reading. NCTE.
- "Writing, Transfer, and ePortfolios: A Possible Trifecta in Supporting Student Learning." In Jessie Moore and Randy Bass, eds., Understanding Writing Transfer and its Implication for Higher Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
- "Program Sustainability: Curricular Resilience in Florida State University's Editing, Writing, and Media Concentration" (with Kristie Fleckenstein, Matt Davis, and Kathryn Bridgman). South Atlantic Review (SAR) 78 ( 2015): 10-34. Winner of the SAR Best Essay Award
- Assembling Composition, a co-edited collection with Stephen McElroy
- Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity: Shadows of the Past, Issues of the Moment, and Prospects for the Future, a co-edited collection with Rita Malenczyk, Susan Miller-Cochran, and Elizabeth Wardle
- The Way We Were: A Cultural History of Everyday Writing in the 20th Century United States
- Chair, NCTE Task Force on Assessment, 2014-2016.
- Second Vice-President, First Vice-President, President, and Past President, SAMLA: 2011-2014.
- Vice-President, President-Elect, President, and Past President, National Council of Teachers of English: 2007-2009.
- Assistant Chair, Associate Chair, Chair, and Past Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication: 2001-2005.
- Vice President, President, and Past President, Council of Writing Program Administrators: 1999-2005.
- Chair, College Forum, National Council of Teachers of English: 1998-2001.
- Chair, College Section, National Council of Teachers of English: 1998-2001.