Past GSOLE Officers
Immediate Past President, Beth Hewett
Term of Office: Dec. 2016 to June 2018
Beth L. Hewett was the first President of the Global Society for Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) and was the Chair or Co-chair of the CCCC OWI Committee for seven years. She is an expert educator and leading scholar in online literacy and online writing education. She is an experienced author, editor, writing program director, writing center coordinator, and successful project leader. Hewett was a CoverWeb co-Editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy for five years and then co-Editor of the journal itself for two years. She has singly authored two academic books and several non-academic volumes, co-authored a third book, and co-edited three academic books as well as three journal special issues. Hewett is the founder and president of Defend & Publish, LLC, a prominent distance-based academic writing coaching business that helps dissertation, thesis, scholarly article, and book writers to succeed in their goals.
Membership/Communications Chair, Lyra Hilliard
Term of Office: Dec. 2016 to Jan. 2018
Lyra Hilliard is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. She teaches blended and online writing courses for both the Academic and Professional Writing Programs, and she directs the internship program for undergraduate teaching assistants in writing classes. In her role as the Blended and Online Learning Coordinator for the Academic Writing Program, she provides ongoing training and support to blended faculty as well as digital pedagogy workshops and mentorship to faculty across the department. She has presented at conferences such as Computers and Writing and the NCTE Annual Convention, and she was an expert panelist for the CCCC Committee for Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction from 2015-2016. Her research interests include blended teaching, digital pedagogy, faculty development, course design, and working with peer mentors in writing classes.
Executive Board At-Large Member, Ellen Carillo
Term of Office: Apr. 2016 to June 2019
Dr. Ellen Carillo is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut and the Writing Program Coordinator at its Waterbury Campus. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in composition and literature. Ellen is the author of Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer (Utah State UP, 2015); A Writer’s Guide to Mindful Reading (WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado, 2017); Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America (Utah State UP, 2018) and the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy (MLA, forthcoming 2019). Her scholarship has appeared in Rhetoric Review;Pedagogy; Reader; WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship; The Writing Center Journal; Currents in Teaching and Learning; as well as in several edited collections. Ellen is co-founder of the Role of Reading in Composition Studies Special Interest Group of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.email@example.com
Executive Board At-Large Member, Alice Horning
Term of Office: Apr. 2016 to June 2018
Dr. Alice Horning is a professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University, where she holds a joint appointment in Linguistics. Her research over her entire career has focused on the intersection of reading and writing, focusing lately on the increasing evidence of students’ reading difficulties and how to address them in writing courses and across the disciplines. Horning’s work has appeared in the major professional journals and in books published by Parlor Press and Hampton Press. Her most recent books include Reading, Writing, and Digitizing: Understanding Literacy in the Electronic Age (2012, Cambridge Scholars Publishing) and Reconnecting Reading and Writing co-edited with Beth Kraemer (2013, WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.) Her forthcoming book is What is College Reading?, co-edited with Cynthia Haller and Deborah-Lee Gollnitz.
Executive Board At-Large Member and Conference Co-Chair, Jarrod Brown
Term of Office: July 2017 to December 2018
Jarrod Brown (ABD, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) is currently a visiting assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Berea College where he teaches philosophy, Asian religions, and first year composition. Brown also serves as an education technology consultant for a number of international organizations. His current literacy-related research is the use of hypervideo and interactive Web content to prepare students and educators to engage with culturally unfamiliar texts.
Secretary, Ryan Vingum
Term of Office: July 2018 to June 2019
Ryan Vingum is a 3rd year Ph.D student in composition and rhetoric at Miami University. He currently splits his time as a graduate assistant director with the Howe Center for Writing Excellence and teaching courses such as first-year writing, business communication, and digital writing and rhetoric. His research interests focus on online writing instruction, learning transfer, and writing center theory and practice. His dissertation work aims to explore learning transfer for students returning to school from the workplace and how online instructional environments impact these transitions.
Executive Board At-Large Member, Kevin DePew
Term of Office: Apr. 2016 to June 2019
Dr. Kevin Eric DePew is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director of Old Dominion University’s English PhD program, which has an online component. Currently, he serves as the chair of the CCCC Standing Group on Online Writing Instruction. He co-edited Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction, and he authored and co-authored works about OWI in Computers and Composition, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication, and Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society. DePew’s research about OWI is one component of his larger project of designing better writing instruction. Other works examine how to advocate for social justice through writing instruction, how to raise instructors’ awareness of effective strategies for teaching multilingual writers, and how to design writing curriculum that encourages students to transfer what they learn in their writing courses to other contexts. He was a member of the CCCC’s Committee for Effective Practices in Online Writing Instruction.