New Editor Announcement

2020-05-26

We're happy to announce a new member of the journal's Editorial Team. Kara Poe Alexander, who has reviewed for the journal since 2013 and whose research we've been privileged to publish, has joined the team as an Editor. We're excited about the direction Kara brings to the journal, which you can read more about below.

Statement from Kara

I am excited to join the LiCS editorial staff. I have been an editorial associate for LiCS since it began, and my scholarly interests closely align with the journal’s focus on literacy and composition. In this editorial role, I hope to continue what the founding editors have done so well by maintaining the journal’s excellent reputation while also expanding its readership, reach, and influence. I hope to continue to recruit authors, reviewers, and an editorial board with diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures, and institutions. I also hope to expand and publish more digital and multimodal compositions in the journal. By interweaving the intellectual values of LiCS with both form/design and content, I believe that LiCS can expand even more its pioneering efforts. Ultimately, I am committed to publishing strong scholarship, collaborating with and mentoring others, and promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in this work. 

Kara's Bio

Kara Poe Alexander is Professor of English in Professional Writing and Rhetoric at Baylor University. She received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition in 2006 from the University of Louisville. At Baylor, she served as the Coordinator of Professional Writing and Rhetoric where she facilitated a substantial revision of the PWR major. Since 2018, she has served as Director of the University Writing Center. Her research explores literacy, identity, and pedagogy within composition and digital writing settings. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, College English, Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, Journal of Business and Technical Writing, LiCS, Rhetoric Review, Technical Communication Quarterly, and several other scholarly journals and edited collections.