Jonathan Alexander is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also the director of the Humanities Core Course. He was founding director of the UCI Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication, and served as UCI Campus Writing Director for over eleven years. The former general editor of College Composition and Communication, Alexander is the author, co-author, or co-editor of twenty-two books in writing studies, rhetoric, and gender and sexuality studies.

Karen Lunsford is is associate professor of Writing and Director of the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her latest book, with James P. Purdy, is The Effects of Intellectual Property Law in Writing Studies: Ethics, Sponsors, and Academic Knowledge-Making. She is currently working on a project called STEM Stories.

Carl Whithaus is a professor of writing and rhetoric at the University of California, Davis. He studies information technologies and literacy practices, writing assessment, writers’ development over time, and writing in the sciences and engineering. His books include Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), Writing across Distances and Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning (Routledge, 2008), and Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High-Stakes Testing (Erlbaum, 2005).