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Mission Statement
As a strand of the Conference on English Education, the CEE Graduate Strand (CEE-GS) is comprised of graduate students who are members of the Conference on English Education community. By subscribing to English Education, you are a member of the CEE. The purposes of the organization are to support graduate students and to provide opportunities for mentoring and networking on a national scale. Our group serves as a support system for students as they consider a program, continue their education, and work toward matriculation. We seek to create partnerships, provide collaborative opportunities, develop institutional supports, and facilitate career advancement.

Benefits of Membership in CEE-GS
Membership in the CEE Graduate Strand (CEE-GS) provides graduate students with the opportunity to begin networking with the peers they will work alongside over the course of their careers. Moreover, it provides opportunities for establishing collaborative partnerships and forming a peer-based support system to enhance the graduate student experience. Throughout the academic year we publish two newsletters and communicate mainly via our Facebook page about upcoming conferences and/or journal calls, recent defenses and graduations of our members, and various English Ed-related topics. At NCTE we hold a business meeting, a group dinner, and a round table session where CEE-GS members are paired with a faculty member to receive feedback on a current writing/research project.

Involvement at Professional Conferences
The CEE-GS is actively involved at professional conferences, both in the form of facilitating formal sessions that address issues related to graduate studies in English education and offering social activities specifically for graduate students.

CEE-GS-organized sessions have been presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention and the Conference on English Education Biennial Conference.

Getting Involved with CEE-GS
Graduate students interested in getting involved in the CEE-GS are encouraged to join the CEE-GS group within the Connected Community and the CEE-GS Facebook page. This will allow members to receive announcements pertaining to upcoming events, job openings, and other conversations within the community.

The CEE-Graduate Strand is particularly interested in building up our membership and extending to universities that have been previously underrepresented in the Graduate Strand. We have developed a group of Campus Representatives who can serve as liaisons between the CEE-GS Leadership Team and the graduate students at individual universities.

As a Campus Representative, you are invited to do the following:

  • Assist in CEE-GS's efforts to increase graduate student awareness of and involvement in CEE & CEE-GS at your own university;
  • Communicate with the CEE-GS Leadership team to share ideas for how the organization can better support graduate students;
  • Publicize CEE & CEE-GS sponsored events (both at NCTE & at CEE) and encourage graduate students at your university to participate.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in (or if you know of others who might be), please reach out to Eileen Buescher, Membership Director of CEE-GS. We would be very excited to have you on board!

If you are interested in learning more about the CEE-GS, you are invited to contact members of the CEE-GS Leadership Team for additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • CEE-GS Dinner at NCTE on Friday, November 20th
  • CEE-GS Roundtable Session at NCTE on Saturday, November 21st at 1:15 pm - Building and Sustaining English Education Through the Research and Practice of English Education Doctoral Students
  • Submissions for the CEE-GS Newsletter. If you are interested in writing for or learning more about the Newsletter, please contact Alice Hays ( and/or Shelly Shaffer (
CEE-GS Leadership Team

Meghan E. Barnes
The University of Georgia       




Lindy Johnson
Past Chair
The College of William and Mary

Eileen Buescher
Membership Director
The Ohio State University


Alice Hays
Newsletter Co-editor
Arizona State University

Amy Piotrowski
Conference Director
Florida State University


Margaret Robbins
Social Media Director
The University of Georgia

Shelly Shaffer
Newsletter Co-editor
Eastern Washington University


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