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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 has authored, edited, or co-edited twelve scholarly books and two textbooks as well as over 90 articles and book chapters. Her latest volume is the co-authored Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing, which 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 is the winner of the 2015 CCCC Research Impact Award. Her edited collections Electronic Portfolios 2.0 and Delivering College Composition: The Fifth Canon were released recently as well; Delivering College Composition received the Best Book Award from the Council of Writing Program Administrators. She is also immediate past 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; 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 Kairos and Computers and Composition. 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 tenth 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 projects: an edited collection, The Rhetoric of Reflection; , to be released in 2016; a co-edited collection, Assembling Composition; a co-edited collection, Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity: Shadows of the Past, Issues of the Moment, and Prospects for the Future; a book project, The Way We Were: A Cultural History of Everyday Writing in the 20th Century United States; and a 4-site study of the TFT writing curriculum supported by a 2015 CCCC Research Grant (http://writingacrosscontexts.blogspot.com/)
- Editor, A Rhetoric of Reflection, Utah State University Press; forthcoming July 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
- "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.
- "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.
- "Assembling Knowledge: The Role of Threshold Concepts in Facilitating Transfer" (with Linda Adler-Kassner, Irene Clark, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak). In Chris Anson and Jessie Moore, eds., Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer. WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.
- "Relationships Between Writing and Critical Thinking, and Their Significance for Curriculum and Pedagogy." Double Helix 3 (2015): 1-14.
- "Grading ePortfolios: Tracing Two Approaches, Their Advantages, and Their Disadvantages." Theory Into Practice 54 (2015):301-308.
- "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.
- "'It's Their Story That Turns Your Head': An Interview with Kathleen Blake Yancey." Writing on the Edge 25.2 (Spring 2015): 4-15.
- "Permission to Write" (sub essay: "Whole Cloth"), with Doug Hesse. Writing on the Edge 25.1 (Fall 2014): 13-29.
- "Coming to Terms: Composition/Rhetoric, Threshold Concepts, and a Disciplinary Core." Naming What We Know: Writing at the Threshold. Ed. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Logan, UT; Utah State UP, 2015: xvii-xxxi.
- "Print, Digital, and the Liminal Counterpart (in-between): The Lessons of Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms for Rhetorical Delivery." Enculturation. Fall 2015.
- "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.
- A Rhetoric of Reflection, an edited collection for Utah State University Press.
- Assembling Composition, a co-edited collection with Stephen McElroy
- 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.