November 20, 2007
For immediate release
Dr. Karen Lunsford, Assistant Professor in the UC Santa Barbara Writing Program who holds an affiliated appointment with the Gevirtz School, has been named to two important committee positions within the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Since 1949, the CCCC has been the world’s largest professional organization – with over 6,000 members – for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. Lunsford is currently serving as a member of the Nominating Committee and as chair of the Intellectual Property Committee.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for putting forward names for future elections for leadership positions in CCCC. The Intellectual Property committee keeps the CCCC membership informed about developments in intellectual property issues. It also proposes policy statements for the membership to consider on topics such as faculty ownership of materials, educational fair use, open access archives, interpretations of copyright laws and creative commons licenses, questions of authorship and plagiarism, and the remixing of electronic media.
Dr. Lunsford teaches Academic Writing, Academic Writing for Engineers, Writing and the Research Process for Engineers, Writing for Health Professionals, and Writing for Science and Technology. In addition, she teaches graduate courses for both the Writing Program and School of Education. She teaches the Writing 501A/501B sequence to introduce TAs to the practices and theories of writing instruction. Affiliated with the Teaching & Learning emphasis in the Education Department, she teaches courses such as ED202F: Literacy in the Information Age. Lunsford’s publications include articles in Written Communication, Kairos, Computers and the Humanities, and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. Her research employs interdisciplinary approaches to understand the writing practices that people engage in within evolving knowledge ecologies, how argumentation is situated within those ecologies, and what roles technologies play in these contexts.
[Karen Lunsford is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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