Lauren Fusilier is a PhD student pursuing a degree in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. She earned an MFA in fiction from Florida State University and spent five years teaching First Year Composition as an adjunct in New York City. Her current research interests include multimodal pedagogy, the intersection of digital literacies and Writing Centers, and accessibility and equity in classrooms and student support spaces across the university. Outside of scholarly pursuits, you can find her hiking with her hound dog Darlene or celebrating her Cajun heritage through cooking.
Megan Von Bergen is a 3rd-year PhD student in Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After earning an MA in literature from Kansas State University in 2010, Megan spent seven years as the sole composition faculty at a tiny college in the Midwest. There, tackling everything from significant curricular revisions to textbook decisions and, of course, teaching, she fell in love with the work of first-year writing and went back for her doctorate in 2018. Currently, she is conducting dissertation research on the use of ungrading in first-year writing programs. In her free time, she loves trail running (the longer, the better).
Kara Taczak is a Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Denver and the current co-editor of Composition Studies. Her research centers on composition theory and pedagogy, specifically teaching for transfer. Taczak’s upcoming work will appear in Writing Spaces, International Journal of Work-Integrated (IJWIL), and Composition Forum. Outside of scholarly and teacherly pursuits, she enjoys Crossfit and yoga as well as binging (and re-binging) any of The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and hangin’ with her super high maintenance dogs, Tilly and Moya.