An Interview with Kathleen Blake Yancey

by D. Alexis Hart

Kathleen Blake Yancey is Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Director of the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition at Florida State University.

She co-founded the journal Assessing Writing and has authored, edited, or co-edited nine books—including The Fifth Canon: Delivering College Composition (2006), Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice (2004), and Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning (2001). She has also published over 60 articles and book chapters.

She currently serves as the Vice-President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and as Co-Director of the National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research. She has previously served as the Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), as President of The Council of Writing Program Administrators, and as Chair of the College Section of NCTE.