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Bruce Horner is the Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville, where he teaches courses in composition, composition theory and pedagogy, and literacy studies.  His books include Terms of Work for Composition: A Materialist Critique, Representing the "Other": Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing, co-authored with Min-Zhan Lu, and Cross-language Relations in Composition, co-edited with Min-Zhan Lu and Paul Kei Matsuda and winner of the 2012 CCCC Outstanding Book Award.  He has been an active member of NCTE/CCCC since 1986.

Dr. R. Joseph RodriguezR. Joseph Rodríguez is an assistant professor in the Department of English at The University of Texas at El Paso, located on the border across from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México.  He is a former English and Spanish language arts teacher.

In 1997, Joseph joined the National Council of Teachers of English to support his professional learning. 

Joseph’s research interests include young adult literature, multimodal literacy, and academic writing.  He enjoys writing, storytelling, cooking, traveling, hiking, and kayaking.  He is a caregiver to three cantankerous canines.


Jeff SommersJeff Sommers is an associate professor English at West Chester University in Pennsylvania (2008-) and a Professor Emeritus at Miami University (1981-2008).  He is currently editor of the NCTE journal Teaching English in the Two-Year College and a former NCTE essay winner as a high school student in the analogue days of the 1960s.

Jeff attended his first CCCC in 1984 in Detroit if memory serves and joined NCTE at that time.  His primary affiliation in the organization, however, is as a member of the Two-Year College English Association (TYCA).   Prior to joining the faculty at Miami University, he was an instructor at Allegany Community College in Maryland where he began his lifelong commitment to two-year education.

Jeff’s research interests are composition pedagogy, reflection in writing, response to student writing, and writing assessment.  Married to a college professor, father to two college professors and a PhD candidate, Jeff is an avid theatre-goer in Philadelphia and New York and a life-long NY Yankee fan, thanks to his family’s roots in the Bronx.


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