SFRA Off to a Good Start This Year

This past week, I had two productive conversations with SFRA folk by phone.

First, I talked with R. Nicole Smith, the SFRA’s new Publicity Director on Wednesday evening. She is taking over my old job since I am now the vice president of the organization. Nicole is an enthusiastic addition to the SFRA team, and I know that she will do very good things in her new role. I told her about the things that I had done and would like to do with publicizing the SFRA, and she shared some of her own interesting ideas with me.

Then yesterday, I had a conference call with president Ritch Calvin, immediate past president Lisa Yaszek, treasurer Patrick Sharp, and secretary Susan George (Susan–I almost wrote Susan Calvin–my mind is on Asimov today). This was the SFRA executive committee’s first formal conversation on the pressing issues of the organization. Ritch did a superb job orchestrating the conversation, and we got much accomplished in one hour. We will continue our work using Skype in the coming months as a measure of fiscal responsibility and part embracing new, enabling technologies for collaboration and communication. It is an exciting time for the SFRA, and I am glad to be a part of it. You can read about our meeting in the next issue of SFRA Review.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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2 comments on “SFRA Off to a Good Start This Year
  1. Angela Jackson says:

    Congratulations, Jason! Very cool.

  2. Jason Ellis says:

    Hey Angie! I hope that your year is off to a great start, too. -Jason

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

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