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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Jacqueline ArnoldJacqueline Arnold has a PhD in Literacy Education and currently teaches English Education at Minnesota State University in Mankato. Jacqueline has a license to teach 7-12 English and Spanish and taught at Madelia High School for fifteen years. Before teaching high school in the United States, Jacqueline served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco where she taught TEFL. Jacqueline‘s research interests include online teaching, teaching multicultural literature, and literacy education. She currently serves on the board of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English.


Heather CampHeather Camp is an Associate Professor of English and the Composition Director at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her research interests include writing development, teacher preparation, writing-across-the-curriculum and writing program administration. Her work has appeared in Assessing Writing, Composition Studies, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Teaching/Writing and The Writing Lab Newsletter.


Kirsti ColeKirsti Karra Cole received her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Arizona State University in 2008. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University in the English Department. Kirsti leads development seminars on the writing intensive classroom, teaches rhetorical theory and methodology, literary theory, and researches the intersections between gender, technology, activism, and rhetoric. She has a book forthcoming from Cambridge Scholars Press that traces the evolution of the Feminist Workshop at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, an edited collection on gender and radicalism, a forthcoming textbook from Pearson Longman entitled Rhetoric and Culture, as well as an article entitled "Feminist Social Projects: Building Bridges between Communities and Universities" in College English. Kirsti has also edited a volume of thirdspace, an online feminist journal.


Richard RobbinsRichard Robbins grew up in Southern California and Montana. He studied with Richard Hugo and Madeline DeFrees at the University of Montana, where he earned his MFA. He has published five books of poems, most recently Radioactive City and Other Americas. He has received awards from The Loft, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America. He directs the creative writing program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Karen LybeckKaren Lybeck is a native Minnesotan who earned her PhD from the University of Minnesota in Linguistics with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy. She is currently the director of the TESL-MA program in the English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her area of interest within Academic Writing focuses on a Functional Discourse Approach, analyzing how lexical items, grammatical structures, and discourse conventions are used variably to construe meaning across academic disciplines and genres.


Sarah Henderson LeeSarah Henderson Lee (PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania) is Assistant Professor of English and Director of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Minnesota State University, where she teaches in the MA TESL program and supervises EAP teaching assistants. Her teaching and research interests include L2 writing, world Englishes, and teacher education. Most recently she published chapters in Ortmeier-Hooper and Ruecker’s (2017) Linguistically diverse immigrant and resident writers: Transitions from high school to college and de Oliveira and Silva’s (2016) Second language writing in elementary classrooms: Instructional issues, content-area writing, and teacher education. She co-edited a special issue of TESOL Journal (2014) titled Critical perspectives on world Englishes: An inquiry into our disciplinary spaces as teacher-scholars. She regularly presents at TESOL, AAAL, and SSLW and has served on the board of MIDTESOL.