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Haivan Hoang

Haivan Hoang is an Associate Professor of English and an Associate Director for the Junior Year Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and teaching interests center on literacy studies, critical race theory, Asian American rhetorics, qualitative research methodologies in writing studies, and postsecondary teaching of writing. Professor Hoang is the author of Writing against Racial Injury: The Politics of Asian American Student Rhetoric (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), which broadly examines the impact of U.S. racial legacies on who gets to be a writer and, more specifically, presents an archive-based and an ethnographic case study of Asian American activism for language and literacy in post-1960s California. She is currently conducting a qualitative study on the ways in which race becomes salient for students and instructors in discipline-specific writing courses. She has been recognized by her university’s College of Humanities & Fine Arts Outstanding Teaching Award (2010) as well as the University of Massachusetts Amherst Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2017).

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Mya Poe

Mya Poe is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on writing assessment, writing development, and scientific communication with particular attention to issues of equity, justice, and fairness. Her commitment to equity and inclusion extends to her teaching and publishing. She has worked with numeorus collaborators to advance the voices of diverse researchers in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining Northeastern, she was the Director of Technical Communication at MIT where she spent a decade team-teaching with faculty in the sciences and engineering.

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Vershawn Ashanti Young

Vershawn Ashanti Young a.k.a dr. vay is Professor of Communication Arts and English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo, where he is also a founding member of the Black Faculty Collective and the Black Studies Implementations Team--efforts that developed after the anti-Black racism protests over the murder of George Floyd. dr. vay brings expertise in the form of organizational administration as Immediate Past Chair of CCCC, 2020 CCCC Chair and 2019 Convention Chair. Under dr. vay’s CCCC leadership, the organization issued three social justice position statements for faculty and students: (1) “Statement on Effective Institutional Responses to Threats of Violence and Violent Acts Against Minoritized and Marginalized Faculty and Graduate Students”; (2) “This Ain’t Another Statement! This Is A Demand for Black Linguistic Justice”; and (3) “Statement on Black Technical and Professional Communication.”
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Asao B. Inoue

Asao B. Inoue is Professor and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. He is the 2019 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and has been a past member of the CCCC Executive Committee, and the Executive Board of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Among his many articles and chapters on writing assessment, race, and racism, his article, “Theorizing Failure in U.S. Writing Assessments” in Research in the Teaching of English, won the 2014 CWPA Outstanding Scholarship Award. His co-edited collection, Race and Writing Assessment (2012), won the 2014 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for an edited collection. His book, Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing for a Socially Just Future (2015) won the 2017 NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award for a monograph and the 2015 CWPA Outstanding Book Award. He also has published a co-edited collection, Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and The Advancement of Opportunity (2018), and a book, Labor-Based Grading Contracts: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Compassionate Writing Classroom (2019). His latest book, Above the Well: An Antiracist Argument from A Boy of Color, will be out in 2021.