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King University News :: King Professor Presents at Conference for College Composition & Communication

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 11, 2014 – Kim Holloway, associate professor of English and Technical and Professional g class=gr_ gr_6216320 gr-alert gr_gramm Grammar multiReplace id=6216320 data-gr-id=6216320Communication/g (TCOM), chair of TCOM, and director of the Academic Center for Excellence and the Writing Center for King University, recently presented a portion of her dissertation work at the 2014 Conference for College Composition and Communication in Indianapolis, g class=gr_ gr_6216027 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling ins-del id=6216027 data-gr-id=6216027Ind/g.

Holloway’s presentation was titled, “Help Me with My Paper!: How Writing Center Tutors Help Adult Students Construct Their Writing Identities.” Her presentation, based on her dissertation research, delved into the ways in which adult students construct their writing identities and how writing tutors may help with this process.

Since 1949, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The CCCC supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing g class=gr_ gr_6216416 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_hide Grammar id=6216416 data-gr-id=6216416scholarly/g materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development, and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

Holloway’s presentation was a part of the CCCC’s Research Network Forum (RNF). The RNF is an opportunity for published researchers, new researchers, and graduate students to discuss their current research projects and receive responses from new and senior researchers. Holloway served as a group leader and facilitator for the RNF sessions, “Matching Pedagogical Approaches to Learner Identities” and “Conferencing Context: Practices, Places, and Products.”

Holloway commented, “All writing students must make the journey g class=gr_ gr_6216062 gr-alert gr_gramm Grammar multiReplace id=6216062 data-gr-id=6216062to discover/g their voice, their identity. With my research, I aim to fill a hole in the area of the ways in which writing center tutors figure into adult student identity formation.”

For information on King University’s Writing Center visit or contact Kim Holloway at


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