March 11, 2009
English and Mass Communications Professors to Speak
at National Convention
PA – Three professors from the English
and Mass Communications Department at Lincoln
University were invited to participate in the
Conference on College Composition and Communication
(CCCC) Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA. The
convention is being held from March 11-14.
lecturer, will be presenting during the session, “On
Race, Privilege and Agency.” Esters’ presentation is
titled “Re-digging Old Wells, Reopening Old Wounds:
A Duboisian Approach to Writing Across the
Curriculum Pedagogy and Technology Integration at a
Historically Black University.” His session will be
held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday,
March 14. Jason will be receiving the Scholar for
the Dream Award. He is the first time minority
participant in the annual convention.
adjunct instructor, will be presenting during the
session, “Diving in, Diving Farther, Diving Deeper:
The Future of Basic Writing.” Donohue’s presentation
is titled “Looking Over Shoulders.” This panel
discusses how local and global issues regarding the
basic writing theory, policy, and pedagogy
intersect. The session will be held from 12:15 p.m.
to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.
Dr. Jeffery Hoogeveen was invited as a discussant
due to his extensive background in writing.
Hoogeveen is the writing program administrator at
Lincoln University. In 1994, he wrote and directed
an award-winning documentary, and in 1991, he wrote
the screenplay for a film adaptation of Henry James'
"Beast in the Jungle." In 2008 Hoogeveen had
published The Thomson Handbook, Comprehensive
Edition, 1st Edition, a writing handbook he
co-authored with David Blakesley.
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.
Founded in 1854,
Lincoln University, located in Chester County, PA,
is a premier, historically Black University that
combines the best elements of a liberal arts and
sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and
selected graduate programs to meet the needs of
those living in a highly technological and global
society. The University is nationally recognized as
a major producer of African Americans with
undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences
(chemistry and physics); computer and informational
sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln has
an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduate and graduate