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Meet Drs. Shelia Carter-Tod and Alexandria Lockett

Sheila Carter-Tod, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech University

Sheila Carter-Tod, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English, at Virginia Tech where she was director of composition for five years. After directing the composition program, she was Director of Curricular and Pedagogical Development for the College Access Collaborative (a unit which aims to increase academic preparation, access and affordability for first-generation, low-income, underrepresented minorities (Black, Latino, and Native American), women and students from rural and inner-city communities). She has published articles and/or reviews in Writing Program Administrators Journal, WLN, CCCs and Reflections, textbooks as well as chapters in several edited collections.  She has served as an editorial reviewer for numerous publishers and journals. Additionally, she has been elected to a number of leadership roles within NCTE, CCC, and CWPA. In her research teaching, service and outreach, she has worked to create equitable, visible and accessible governance structures. Her current research focuses on teacher professional development as a sustainable method for transfer and pedagogical explorations of race and rhetoric. 

Alexandria Lockett, Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College

Dr.  Alexandria L. Lockett is an Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College. She is lead author of Race, Rhetoric, and Research Methods (WAC Clearinghouse, April 2021) and co-editor of  Learning From the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers (Utah State University Press, May 2020). She also publishes about the technological politics of race, surveillance, and access in articles that appeared in Composition Studies, Enculturation, and Praxis, as well as chapters featured in Wikipedia @ 20: An Incomplete Revolution (MIT Press), Humans at Work in the Digital Age (Routledge), Out in the Center (Utah State University Press), and Black Perspectives on Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center (SWR Press). An extended biography is available via her portfolio at:

The plenary speakers for the 2020 Naylor Workshop
Drs. Sheila Carter-Tod and Alexandria Lockett, the 2021 Plenary Speakers
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