Bob Yagelski
I'm very glad to be part of this committee. As Ted indicated, I had the good fortune to get to know him at an NCTE conference a few years ago, so Im somewhat familiar with his good work. Like many of you, I began working with computers in the 1980s. I taught a high school writing class in a computer lab for the first time in 86 and 87, though the lab was not networked and it often felt like a typewriter clinic. In 1991, I joined the faculty at Purdue and had my first experience teaching writing in a networked environment. It was then, too, that I became acquainted with Usenet and the Internet, and my classes have never been the same. Those first experiences in using computer technologies to teach literacy began to shape not only my teaching but my scholarly work as well, and I have been writing about literacy and technology now for the past several years. Like Dawn, I also work with teachers to help them incorporate computer technologies into their literacy curricula. And since coming to SUNY-Albany in 1995, I have been working toward integrating computer technologies more fully into the work of the writing center here, which I direct.

Bob Yagelski
Dept. of English
SUNY-Albany