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English professor to lead national conference

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Holly Hassel

Holly Hassel, professor of English, recently was elected assistant chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, known as CCCC. The conference is part of the National Council of Teachers of English.

The assistant chair is elected for a four-year term, which involves serving as incoming program chair, program chair, chair of the organization and immediate past chair.

“Being elected to this role is an exciting and challenging new opportunity for me as a faculty member,” Hassel said. “CCCC is the major national organization focused on postsecondary writing instruction, research and service. CCCC has been an important organization for me professionally, and I look forward to stepping into this leadership role to serve the membership.”

Her primary work during the next six to nine months will be preparing to chair the national convention scheduled for April 7-10, 2021, in Spokane, Washington. Her duties will include developing a theme, calling for proposals, attending officers' meetings, coordinating with the national office's liaison and participating in the blind peer review process of submission.

Typically, 3,000 to 4,000 writing educators attend the annual convention.

Hassel joined the NDSU faculty in 2018. She previously was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, Wausau. She is the editor of Teaching English in a Two-Year College.

Hassel teaches College Composition I, Introduction to Writing Studies, Advanced Writing Workshop and Composition Research.

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