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
Alexandria Lockett, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College. She publishes the technological politics of race, surveillance, and access. Her work has appeared in Composition Studies, Enculturation, and Praxis, as well as several book chapters in edited collections. Her research inspires her to use teaching to further explore emerging technologies, from past to present, and the various ways that they affect human organizational systems, identity, and language. Towards this end, she integrates Wikipedia editing in all of her courses and regularly conducts faculty development workshops about teaching Wikipedia across disciplines for knowledge equity. She has received grants from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) and CCCC to accomplish this Wikipedia work. As an alumna of both the Ronald E. McNair post-baccalaureate and the Bill Gates Millennium scholars programs, Dr. Lockett’s professional experience with writing and communication includes a special emphasis on access and inclusion. In the capacities of tutor, consultant, mentor, editor, career assistant, writing program administrator, and instructor, Dr. Lockett has worked with diverse groups of college writers representing all classification levels (undergraduate and graduate students) from a range of ethnic/racial/economic/able-bodied backgrounds including multilingual (ESL) and first-generation students. An extended biography is available via her portfolio at www.alexandrialockett.com.