The College English Association of Ohio (CEAO) is the only statewide professional organization for college-level English departments. CEAO addresses current issues in composition and literature as well as political, economic, and professional development issues that affect both theory and practice in the English profession. CEAO is affiliated with the national College English Association (CEA), with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and with OCTELA.
Fall conference: Normally held in October, at a different host institution each year, the Fall conference offers its members an informal forum on departmental administration and program leadership in English departments at all colleges and universities in Ohio.
Spring conference: Normally held in April, at a location in Columbus or elsewhere in central Ohio, the Spring conference offers its members a keynote address and breakout sessions, on a topic of interest to teachers of composition, literature, and creative writing. A different topic is selected each year. The Spring conference offers presenting opportunities for adjunct and junior faculty and graduate students, as well as for veteran faculty members.
Nancy Dasher Award
John Hollow Award
Ohio Faculty Speakers' Service: English departments in Ohio colleges and universities offer rich intellectual resources, in the form of faculty members who can present lectures, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of academic and professional topics. The Ohio Faculty Speakers' Service of CEAO provides contact information about faculty who are willing to give presentations on selected topics.
Visiting Speaker Information Service:
Institutional memberships: When a department or institution joins CEAO, all its members are considered to be enrolled as CEAO members.
Institutional dues are as follows, depending upon the number of members in the department or institution:
To obtain an institutional membership, make your check payable to CEAO, and mail to:
Dr. Carolyn Scott
Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43235