International advisors

Charles Bazerman

Charles Bazerman, Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and recent chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, has studied the social dynamics of writing, rhetorical theory, and the rhetoric of knowledge production and use. He has written or edited over twenty-five scholarly volumes and many textbooks, as well as writing around a hundred scholarly articles and chapters. His recently edited Handbook of Research on Writing won the 2009 CCCC Outstanding Book Award. His earlier books, The Languages of Edison's of Edison's Light and Shaping Written Knowledge: The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science also won major awards. His work has been translated into Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Ronald Carter

Ronald Carter has been at Nottingham University since 1979 and has been Director of the Centre for English Language Education and Head of the School of English. He was a member of the English Panel for the 2001 and 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercises), with particular responsibility for English language and applied linguistics. He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language and Literature, Language Awareness and RELC Journal, and was recently an Editorial Advisor for the Encarta World English Dictionary. He is on the Advisory Board of IATEFL. He was elected a life member of NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) in 2007. He was chair of BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) from 2003-2006 and was recently elected a fellow of the British Academy for Social Sciences.

Anthony Paré

Anthony Paré is Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University. He was a founding member of the University Writing Centre and its long-time director. He has taught and studied writing for 30 years. His research examines academic and workplace writing, situated learning, school-to-work transitions, the development of professional literacies, and doctoral writing. He teaches courses in literacy, discourse theory, response to literature, and writing (practice and theory). His publications include books, chapters, and articles on topics related to the study and practice of academic and professional communication.

Brian Leung

Brian Leung is professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at Purdue University. He is an American fiction writer whose short story collection World Famous Love Acts won the 2005 Asian American Literary Award for fiction and the Mary McCarthy Award in Short Fiction. He is also the author of two novels Lost Men (2007) and Take Me Home (2010). In 2012, the Lambda Literary Foundation awarded him the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize. Leung is also a visiting faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA in writing and was previously an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Louisville. He holds a MFA from the University of Indiana.