Maxine Hairston

Maxine Hairston (1922-2005) (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) specialized in the teaching of expository writing. She was active in two major professional associations for the teaching of writing, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. In 1985 she served as Chair of the CCCC conference. Dr. Hairston also published several articles in professional journals and authored five textbooks on the teaching of college composition.