Date: January 15, 2004
Contact: Michael Hopkins
Phone: (708) 534-7090
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For Immediate Release
University Park, January 15, 2004—Governors State University announced today that university professor Dr. Deborah Holdstein has been selected as editor for College Composition and Communication. Known more widely as "CCC," College Composition is the flagship journal for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).
CCCC's Shirley Logan, professor of English at the University of Maryland and chair of the search committee that selected Holdstein, said, "Professor Holdstein knows our organization through and through. That she served as local arrangements chair for two of our annual conventions, in 1990 and again in 2002, is just one indication of her long-term commitment to CCCC. Her quick wit and vitality, her intellectual energy and her good nature will secure CCC 's position as the leading journal in rhetoric and composition studies."
"CCC is the most prestigious publication in the field," Governors State's assistant provost Dr. Eric Martin said. "We're extremely pleased and honored that Dr. Holdstein has been chosen. She carries the weight of academic accomplishment and is well respected in the discipline. She's an excellent choice."
Holdstein's appointment is for five years.
Holdstein is a professor of English and Rhetoric at GSU and the university's faculty associate for Graduate Studies and Research. She has published widely, and her books include Rhetorical Choices: A Reader for Writers, released by Penguin Academics in October, the Prentice Hall Anthology of Women's Literature, and Personal Effects: The Social Character of Scholarly Writing. She is also a Sunday columnist for The Daily Southtown.