Dr. Leonardo Flores is the Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State. His research areas include electronic literature and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives.
Dr. Sarah-Beth Hopton is the Program Committee Chair at Appalachian State. Her academic specialty is Rhetoric and Technical Communications.
Dr. Jessie Blackburn is the Assistant Chair of Writing, Rhetorics, and Technical Communication at Appalachian State. Her academic specialties include cultural, digital, and feminist rhetorics, multimodal composition theory and pedagogy, and Appalachian studies and critical regional rhetorics.