Dr. Marcia McDonald has contributed a chapter to a volume titled Transforming English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre. Her essay, “The Purpose of the University and the Definition of English Studies: A Necessary Dialogue,” is one of 14 in the collection edited by Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig and Jim Nugent, and recently published by Parlor Press. McDonald’s essay grew out of a panel presentation made with Drs. Cynthia Cox and Andrea Stover on Belmont’s innovative English major at the College Composition and Communication Conference in 2004. McDonald, associate provost and professor of English, has recently been named Interim Provost.