Statement From The New Jersey College English Association

NJCEA Conference Postponed

Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing the NJCEA conference currently scheduled to take place on March 21st. We are rescheduling the conference for the fall, tentatively October 3rd, and will send out more details on the new date as soon as possible.

Please be well and thank you for your patience.

Conference Information


43rd Annual NJCEA Conference March 21st, 2020 Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

To be eligible to present at the 43rd Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference, you need to be a member of the NJCEA.   

Keynote Speaker

"Essential Skills and Liberal Arts"

Dr. Leonard Cassuto is Professor of English at Fordham University, where he teaches American literature and writes about subjects ranging from crime fiction to the scientific search for room-temperature semiconductors.  He also writes a column for The Chronicle of Higher Education called “The Graduate Adviser,” where he examines the state of the profession in general and graduate education in particular. For more information on Dr. Cassuto’s research and teaching, please see 


Getting To Seton Hall University 

Seton Hall's 58-acre campus is located in South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan. Use the address Seton Drive, South Orange, NJ 07079 for GPS and map programs. 

The guard at the front gate will issue you a pass for parking in the deck.   

You can find additional directions for transportation by bus and train and locate Jubilee Hall on the printable University campus map and directions by clicking here:  Visiting Seton Hall University


Steven J. Rosen Mentor Award 

This honor is a unique opportunity to recognize a member of our organization who has served as a mentor to faculty members who are beginning their careers.

Graduate Student Awards in Literature (literary analysis), Pedagogy (teaching methodologies and reflections) and Writing (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) 

Each year, graduate students are cordially invited to submit papers and creative pieces for the NJCEA Annual Graduate Student Awards. Winners receive an Amazon gift card and are published in The Watchung Review, the official publication of the NJCEA.