Mayfield to serve as CCTE President

March 7, 2012

PLAINVIEW -- Wayland Baptist University Professor of English Dr. Arch Mayfield has been named president of the Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) for 2012-13.

Mayfield, who has served a 3-year term as counselor for the organization, was installed as president at a recent conference. The CCTE was founded in 1933 as a statewide organization of English teachers in Texas’ college and universities to improve teaching, and advance research in English language and literature.

According to Mayfield, the organization serves as a forum of peers for English educators. The CCTE holds an annual conference at which time professors can present educational research papers as well as creative writing samples. The best works are printed each year in the CCTE Studies journal. The conference also features guest speakers. 

“The conference is kind of the big emphasis every year,” Mayfield said. “It’s an opportunity for us to share ideas.”

Including English professors from public and private schools throughout the state, Mayfield said there are probably as many as 200 members who gather for the conference each year. As president, he will preside over the 2013 conference that will be held at Abilene Christian University.

Dr. Mayfield has taught English at Wayland since 1973. He holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a doctorate from Texas Tech.