Participants

Amber Nichols-Buckley :

Amber Nichols-Buckley

Amber Nichols-Buckley is a writing instructor for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi.  Much of Amber's teaching career has been at the high school level, at Holly Springs High School and Tupelo High School.  Her heart lies in the classroom, and she is a strong advocate for Mississippi public schools.  Amber is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Transitioning to College Writing Symposium.  If you have any questions, feel free to email her at tcw@go.olemiss.edu or asnichol@olemiss.edu.

Anna Britt Begnaud :

Anna Britt Begnaud

Anna Britt Begnaud is the Writing Centers Director at Itawamba Community College; she teaches composition courses, is a self-confessed foodie, and collects passport cancellations from the national parks with her husband, Jonathan.

Renee Moore :

Renee Moore

Renee Moore, NBCT, teaches English at Mississippi Delta Community College. 2001 Mississippi Teacher of the Year and a Milken Education Award winner, Moore also works with the Center for Teaching Quality, where she has co-authored the book Teaching 2030 (2011) and writes an education blog at TeachMoore.  Her work as a teacher/leader is profiled in the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave (2013).

Kathi Griffin :

Kathi Griffin

Kathi has taught writing and trained tutors on campuses large and small, public and private for the past twenty-five years.  Since 2013, she has been Director of the Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric and Research, and since 2010, she has also been an instructor of English at Jackson State University.  Since she arrived in Mississippi in 1998, she has been actively involved in state and regional conversations about writing, and she currently serves on the board of the Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA), which she helped found.
Jenny Jackson :

Jenny Jackson

Jenny Jackson is an instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Previously, she was an instructor of writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello from January of 2013 to May of 2014. She received her Masters in Composition and Rhetoric from Missouri State University in 2011.

Guy Krueger :

Guy Krueger

Guy Krueger is the Writing 101 Curriculum Chair and Core Instructor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi.  He has been at UM for five years.

Leasa Burton : Publisher, Bedford/St. Martin's

Leasa Burton

Publisher, Bedford/St. Martin's

Leasa Burton is the Publisher for Composition, Business/Technical Writing, and Developmental Writing at Bedford/St. Martin’s. She leads the editorial team responsible for list strategy and acquisitions. Before coming to Bedford, she taught composition and creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh as a TA and adjunct instructor.

Anna Dunlap : Southaven Middle School

Anna Dunlap

Southaven Middle School

Lindsey Jones : DeSoto County School District

Lindsey Jones

DeSoto County School District

Ramona Brawner : Northwest Mississippi Community College - DeSoto

Ramona Brawner

Northwest Mississippi Community College - DeSoto

Shannon Eldridge : DeSoto County School District

Shannon Eldridge

DeSoto County School District

Sarah Beth Tyler : Northwest Mississippi Community College - Senatobia

Sarah Beth Tyler

Northwest Mississippi Community College - Senatobia

Jamila Kareem : University of Louisville

Jamila Kareem

University of Louisville

A 2nd-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition and the incoming Assistant Director of the Virtual Writing Center at University of Louisville where she researches the intersections of race, transition, and civic engagement.

Jo Anne Fordham : Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Jo Anne Fordham

Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Jo Anne Fordham is a veteran writing instructor with a long experience of supporting written communication as it is practiced across languages and cultures, skill levels, and disciplines in schools, higher education, workplace education, and science and medical writing environments.

Barbara Lowe : University of Mississippi

Barbara Lowe

University of Mississippi

Dr. Barbara Lowe currently teaches English 1113 & 1123 English IV dual enrollment English Debate I-IV, and oral communications at Oxford High School. She graduated with a PhD in English from The University of Mississippi in 2004.

Kerstin Rudolph : Writing Instructor

Kerstin Rudolph

Writing Instructor

Teaching WRIT 101 and WRIT 250 at the University of Mississippi.

krudolph@olemiss.edu
Whit Hubbard : Writing and Liberal Arts Instructor

Whit Hubbard

Writing and Liberal Arts Instructor

Whit Hubbard is an instructor in the Department for Writing and Rhetoric. He teaches Writing 102, Liberal Arts 102, and Writing 101. His academic interests are in popular culture and film studies. Mr. Hubbard has been at Ole Miss since 2005.

wahubbar@olemiss.edu
Jimmy Fleming : Composition Specialist

Jimmy Fleming

Composition Specialist

Jimmy Fleming is a composition specialist for Bedford/St. Martin’s, an imprint of Macmillan Learning.   Beginning in 1983, he has been a sales rep, a sales manager, and an editor.  His current role takes him to writing programs across the country to meet with instructors of all definitions – program administrators and course directors, writing center staff and tutors, graduate students and adjuncts. He is most engaged by talking with teachers whose research, insights, and best practices in writing instruction and student learning can inform Bedford’s publishing program in composition.  Before joining Bedford/St. Martin’s, Jimmy worked as a reporter and at a literary agency.

jimmy.fleming@macmillan.com
Jenny Bowers : Writing Center Administrator

Jenny Bowers

Writing Center Administrator

Dinorah Sapp : Lecturer of Intensive English and Coordinator of Professional Development for the IEP

Dinorah Sapp

Lecturer of Intensive English and Coordinator of Professional Development for the IEP

dsapp@olemiss.edu
Karen Forgette : University of Mississippi

Karen Forgette

University of Mississippi

Karen Forgette is a core instructor in the UM first-year writing program.
Dena Holley : Pontotoc High School

Dena Holley

Pontotoc High School

Dena Holley is a secondary English teacher at Pontotoc High School; she loves learning, teaching, reading, writing, thinking, and her family, not necessarily in that order. She also loves cliches and irony.

Mary Ann Parker : University of Mississippi

Mary Ann Parker

University of Mississippi

Mary Ann Parker is a graduate instructor in the University of Mississippi School of Education, Department of Teacher Education; she loves her family, students, dogs, and SEC football.