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    Jen McConnel

    Hello everyone! I have been nominated as a candidate for the forum on Teaching as a Profession, and I wanted to introduce myself before the voting window opens next week. I’m a long-time teacher-researcher, and recently I began my position as an assistant professor of English education at Longwood University in Virginia.

    My work centers around supporting educators across disciplines and levels, particularly when it comes to academic writing, and my recent work focuses on the metaphors teachers and their students use to talk about writing in various contexts.

    I’m thrilled for the opportunity to serve our community as a member of the forum, and I look forward to connecting with the current forum executives and learning from them. MLA has been such an excellent space for my professional growth as an educator and a scholar since I joined three years ago, and I continue to look forward to making connections and strengthening our community as we move toward the virtual conference in January.

    I’d love to connect with you, either here on the commons or on social media (I’m on Twitter as @Jen_McConnel). Stay safe and well, this semester and always!

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