KATHLEEN BLAKE YANCEY, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor. Her research focuses on composition studies generally; 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 has authored, edited, or co-edited eleven scholarly books and two textbooks as well as over 70 articles and book chapters. Her latest volume is the co-edited Electronic Portfolios 2.0, which highlights the research on electronic portfolios conducted under the auspices of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research. Her edited collection Delivering College Composition: The Fifth Canon, was released recently as well; it received the Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators. She is also the Editor of College Composition and Communication (CCC), the flagship journal in composition and rhetoric.
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; and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Currently, she is President of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). She also 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 several Editorial Boards. Earlier boards she has served on include the Steering Committee of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Steering Committee for the American Association of 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 tenth year, this coalition includes over 60 institutional partners from around the world.
Her current research includes Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, co-authored with FSU alums Liane Robertson and Kara Taczak, to be published by Utah State University Press in spring 2014.
- Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, with Liane Robertson and Kara Taczak, forthcoming 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)
- "Object Lessons," with Doug Hesse and Nancy Sommers.
- "Writing, Transfer, and ePortfolios: A Possible Trifecta in Supporting Student Learning." In Jessie Moore and Randy Bass, eds. Understanding Writing Transfer and its Implications for Higher Education.
- "Composing, Networks, and Electronic Portfolios: Notes toward a Theory of Assessing ePortfolios" (with Stephen McElroy and Elizabeth Powers). In Dànielle DeVoss and Heidi, McKee, eds., Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation. Forthcoming Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State UP.
- "A Close Reading of a 1906 San Francisco Scrapbook: Three Concurrent Accounts; Material Form; and Remix Textuality." In Graeme Farnell, ed., The Photograph and the Collection. London, UK: Museum ETC.
- "Reflection, ePortfolios, and WEPO:A Reflective Account of New Practices in a New Curriculum" (with Leigh Graziano, Rory Lee, and Jennifer O'Malley). In Naomi Silver, et al., eds., Reflection and Metacognition in College Teaching. Washington, DC: Stylus, 2013.
- "Evocative Objects: Reflections on Teaching, Learning, and Living in Between." College English, March 2012. With Doug Hesse and Nancy Sommers. WINNER OF THE 2013 DONALD MURRAY AWARD
- The Way We Were: A Cultural History of Vernacular Writing in 20th Century America
ELECTED NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
- Chair, College Section, National Council of Teachers of English: 1998-2001.
- Chair, College Forum, National Council of Teachers of English: 1998-2001.
- Vice President, President, and Past President, Council of Writing Program Administrators: 1999-2005.
- Assistant Chair, Associate Chair, Chair, and Past Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication: 2001-2005.
- Vice-President, President-Elect, President, and Past President, National Council of Teachers of English: 2007-2009.
- Second Vice-President, First Vice-President, President, and Past President, SAMLA: 2011-2014.