[Compiled from staff reports and MOO sessions]
Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments recently completed a series of additions to its editorial staff by welcoming Amelia DeLoach in the newly-created position of Associate Editor. She will formally join the staff on November 1.
As Associate Editor, DeLoach will be responsible for working on public relations for and about the journal, working closely with the Managing Editor in pursuing funding for the journal in the form of grants and other possibilities, and for coordinating a team of copy editors during each issue's production cycle. The staff position is a one-year renewable commitment which begins immediately for the production cycle of Kairos 2.1, scheduled for release in February of 1997.
DeLoach has an extensive background in both print and electronic publication, and currently works in the Raleigh-Durham area writing technical documentation. She received an M.S. in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, in 1995.
Previously, she worked as a feature writer for The Montgomery Advertiser for three years, and has also worked for The Birmingham News and as Business Manager of The Samford Crimson_ She has also worked as a Communications Specialist for General Electric Plastics, as a multimedia consultant for the RPI International Center for Multimedia Education, and as a Technical Writer for Shepard-Patterson & Associates.
Since 1994, DeLoach has been working with Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, the longest-running monthly publication on the World-Wide Web. She served as the publication's first Links Editor, and took on the position of Contributing Editor in April of 1995. She is currently coordinating a special issue of CMCM that will examine the concept of Netizenship.
She has had more than a dozen webtexts and articles published online, including the CMCM titles, "A Starting Point for Educators on the Internet"; "Grrrls Exude Attitude"; "Is State Government Ready For The Web?"; and "Waiting for Democracy in Cyberspace."
According to Kairos editor Mick Doherty, "I've been fortunate to know and work with Amelia for two years, and she is both creative and driven to succeed. Her enthusiasm and organizational skills will make Kairos a better publication."
DeLoach joins two other new staff members, Sections Editor Claudine Keenan and Coverweb Editor Douglas Eyman in rounding out the Kairos staff. Returning for the journal's second volume are Doherty, Managing Editor Michael Salvo, Production Manager Jason Teague, and Links Editor Greg Siering. The Kairos Editorial Board consists of 18 scholars from 15 institutions around the United States.