KATHLEEN BLAKE YANCEY, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English, Distinguished Research Professor, and Director of the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition. Working with her colleagues, she leads the R/C graduate program, inviting in distinguished speakers for talks and workshops, and supporting graduate student research, theory, and practice. 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 second vice-president for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) and will succeed to the presidency in 2013. She also serves on the National Board for Miami University's Howe Center for Writing Excellence, and on the Steering 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 eighth year, this coalition includes over 60 institutional partners from around the world.