October 11, 2002
CONTACT: Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247
Two Southwest Faculty Members appointed to Editorial Positions
Two Southwest Tennessee Community College faculty members have recently
been appointed to editorial positions on educational publications.
Arts and Sciences instructor Thad Cockrill has been reappointed editor of
the TYCA-Southeast Journal, published by the Regional Executive
Committee of the Two-Year College English Association-Southeast.
And Dr. Indiren Pillay, associate professor in the Department of Natural
Sciences, has been appointed to the editorial committee of the education
publication, Focus on Microbiology Education - published by
the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
The TYCA-Southeast Journal is the biannual publication of the
Two-Year English Association-Southeast, a regional affiliate of the
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The Journal serves
as the primary means of communication throughout the organization, and
publishes conference proceedings, critical studies and creative writing.
Though its circulation is national, it is a forum for the concerns of
English teachers at two-year colleges throughout the Southeast. It also
serves as a regional voice for national issues addressed by National TYCA,
and, by extension, the Conference on College Composition and Communication
As editor, Cockrill works with colleagues throughout the Southeast to
solicit materials for publication. Though the Journal accepts submissions
from non-members, members are given preference in publication.
Focus On Microbiology Education promotes communication among the
American Society for Microbiology’s education division members. Articles
covered in Focus range from events pertinent to education division
members, to current issues in undergraduate microbiology curriculum, to
technology in the classroom.
Dr. Pillay’s editorial duties include soliciting, selecting and reviewing
articles for publication. In addition, he also will be contributing writer
of the publication’s ‘Web Watch’ column, which gleans useful information
and interesting microbiology-related resources from the Internet.
Southwest, Tennessee’s largest two-year college, offers Associate of Arts,
Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The College
has two main campuses –737 Union Avenue and 5983 Macon Cove – and centers
and teaching sites in Frayser, Millington, Collierville, Southeast
Memphis, Whitehaven and Fayette County, TN.