Writing Program Administration

Series Editors
Chris Carter
University of Cincinnati

Laura Micciche
University of Cincinnati

In the past few decades writing program administration has emerged as a field of inquiry with its own national organization, journal, and conference. The Writing Program Administration series provides a venue for scholarly monographs and projects that are research or theory-based and that provide insights into important issues in the field. We encourage submissions that examine WPA work broadly defined (e.g., not limited to studies of first-year composition programs). Possible books in the series might address topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Historical studies of writing program administration or administrators (archival work is particularly encouraged)
  • Studies evaluating the relevance of theories developed in other fields to WPA contexts (e.g., management, sustainability, organizational theory, critical race studies, relational theories, disability studies, critical university studies)
  • Studies of particular personnel issues (e.g., unionization, use of adjunct faculty, roles of graduate students, the under-representation of people of color in administrative positions)
  • Research on developing and articulating curricula for particular student populations
  • Studies of assessment and accountability issues (including departmental, university, professional, state, and national accountability)
  • Examinations of the politics of WPA work
  • WPA experiences at community colleges, HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges, international universities, and other sites beyond U.S. four-year institutions
  • Intersections of program administration with studies of power and embodiment, whether involving race, disability, gender, sexuality, economics, or geospatial concerns
  • Overlaps between WPA work and WAC/WID initiatives
  • Negotiations of campus resources involving room design, onsite writing technologies, and accessible infrastructure.  

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed to the series editors:

Chris Carter (cartec7@ucmail.uc.edu) and Laura Micciche (micciclr@ucmail.uc.edu).

For complete submission guidelines, see


Your proposal should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and the introduction and a sample chapter. Please also send the c.v. of the author or editor.

Parlor Press is an independent publisher of scholarly and trade titles in print and multimedia formats, including Acrobat eBook, ePub, and Kindle. For additional submission information or to find out about Parlor Press publications visit the website, http://www.parlorpress.com, write to Parlor Press, 3015 Brackenberry Drive, Anderson SC 29621, or e-mail David Blakesley <editor@parlorpress.com>. 765.409.2649.