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
and NCTE.

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.