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Teaching Learning Conference

2010 Ashland Community & Technical College Teaching/Learning Conference

READING FOR COLLEGE/READING FOR LIFE

October 21ST & 22ND, 2010



"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

- Joseph Addison



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
Chair, 2010
Teaching/Learning Conference