January 16, 2007
For immediate release
Professor Charles Bazerman, of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, elected Assistant Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication
Dr. Charles Bazerman, Professor of Education at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been elected as Assistant Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). His election to this post – a four-year commitment of time and effort – recognizes his contributions to the scholarship and teaching of composition and rhetoric. Dr. Bazerman’s term of office as Assistant Chair began in January 2007. He will succeed, in accordance with the CCCC Constitution and By-laws, to the posts of Associate Chair (2008), Chair (2009), and Immediate Past Chair (2010). Dr. Bazerman is enthusiastic about this position, saying “The CCCC is the largest organization internationally focusing on the teaching of writing. By serving the organization, I hope I can help advance the cause of writing education at all levels.”
CCCC is the organization for composition and rhetoric scholars with a membership of 6,000. It supports an annual convention attended by 2,500 scholars every spring; it publishes a quarterly journal College Composition and Communication; and it publishes a book series, Studies in Writing and Rhetoric. As Assistant Chair, Dr. Bazerman will be planning the program for the 2008 CCCC Convention in New Orleans, April 2 – 5, 2008.
Dr. Bazerman is one of the world’s leading scholars on writing-across-the-curriculum, writing in the academic community, and genre theory. He is widely regarded as the leading American authority on research methodology and the history of research in composition, and is the editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text (Erlbaum, 2007).
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.
[Charles Bazerman is available for interviews; to arrange an interview, contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]