Welcome Friends and Colleagues
Ashland Community & Technical College’s Eighteenth Annual
Teaching/Learning Conference is entitled “Reading for College/Reading for Life”.
We strongly encourage our “sister” colleges, our community and other partners
to join us this year as we celebrate and examine the very foundation of
education. Reading is the core of everything we do, and this year’s Conference
will allow us to gather around a topic where we all have something to teach, as
well as something to learn. Our Conference will focus on the joys and benefits
of reading, it will consider and examine its future in light of emerging
technology and it will explore the efforts and ways we improve and teach
reading skills to and for our students.
Our keynote speaker this year is Dr.Maureen Corrigan. Dr. Corrigan is
Critic in Residence and a Lecturer in the Department of English at Georgetown
University. She is an expert in 19th century British Literature, Women’s
Literature, Popular Culture, Detective Fiction, Contemporary American
Literature and Anglo-Irish Literature. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the
University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Fordham University. Dr. Corrigan
is the author of Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading: Finding and Losing Myself
in Books (Random House, 2005), among other publications. For the past
18 years, Corrigan has been the book critic for the Peabody Award-winning
program, “Fresh Air,” heard nationally on NPR. She is also a columnist
for Book World in The Washington Post, and a regular
contributor to Newsday. She has written for The Village Voice,
The New York Times, The Nation, The New York Observer and The
Philadelphia Inquirer. She serves on the Advisory Panel of The New American
Heritage Dictionary and as an Advisor to the National Endowment of the Arts’
“Big Read” Project.
Please join us for our Eighteenth Annual Teaching/Learning Conference as we
share how we are “Reading for College/Reading for Life”.
Daniel M. Mahan