Jacqueline Jones Royster is dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the
Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal
Arts and Technology and is professor of English in the Institute's School of Literature,
Communication, and Culture. She is the author of three books: Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1997), Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women (2000), and Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003 (2003). She co-authored Feminist Rhetorical Practice: New Horizons in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy
Studies (2012). She co-edited Double-Stitch: Black Women Write about Mothers and Daughters (1991) and Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture (2005) and edited a textbook for college writing courses, Critical Inquiries (2003). She was consulting writer for Writer’s Choice, a textbook series for grades 6–8, and co-edited Reader’s Choice, a literature series for grades 9–12, both published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.
Royster has held various leadership roles in English professional organizations including:
Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and Chair of the
executive committee of the Modern Language Association’s Writing Division. Her awards
include: the CCCC Braddock Award (2000); the state of Ohio’s Pioneer in Education
Award (2000); the MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize (2001); the Columbus YWCA Woman of
Achievement Award (2004); the CCCC Exemplar Award (2004); the ADE/MLA Frances Andrew
March Award (2006).