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Jane E. Aaron

Jane E. Aaron is a professional writer and editor as well as an experienced teacher. She is the author of the best selling Little, Brown Handbook and coeditor of the best-selling Bedford Reader. She has served as consultant, editor, or writer on more than a dozen other textbooks for the first-year composition.


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Richard Abcarian

Richard Abcarian (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is a professor of English emeritus at California State University, Northridge, where he taught for thirty-seven years. During his teaching career, he won two Fulbright professorships. In addition to editing Literature: The Human Experience and its compact edition, he is the editor of a critical edition of Richard Wright's A Native Son, as well as several other literature textbooks.


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Richard Abcarian

Richard Abcarian (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is a professor of English emeritus at California State University, Northridge, where he taught for thirty-seven years. During his teaching career, he won two Fulbright professorships. In addition to editing Literature: The Human Experience and its compact edition, he is the editor of a critical edition of Richard Wright's A Native Son, as well as several other literature textbooks.


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Robert H. Abzug

Robert H. Abzug (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of History and American Studies, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies, and founding director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests focus on American cultural history, history of psychology and religion, and the history of the Holocaust. His major publications include Cosmos Crumbling: American Reform and the Religious Imagination;  Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps; and Passionate Liberator: Theodore Dwight Weld and the Dilemma of Reform.


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Jonathan Alexander

Jonathan Alexander is Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. He teaches courses on writing, graphic books, science fiction, and sexuality—sometimes all at the same time. In 2011 he won the Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the field of Computers and Writing. The author, editor, or co-author of nine books, his work focuses primarily on the use of emerging communications technologies in the teaching of writing. He is the general editor of College Composition and Communication.


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Robert J. Allison

Robert J. Allison (Ph.D., Harvard University) is a professor and chair of the History Department at Suffolk University. His books include The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction, A Short History of Boston, and The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776–1815. He produced "Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies" for the Teaching Company's Great Courses. He is vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.


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Gerald J. Alred

Gerald J. Alred is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he is a teaching award recipient and an advisor to the Professional Writing Program. He is author of numerous scholarly articles and several standard bibliographies on business and technical communication, and he is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business Communication. He is a recipient of the prestigious Jay R. Gould Award for "profound scholarly and textbook contributions to the teaching of business and technical writing."


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Susan Anker

Susan Anker (BA, MEd, Boston University) brings a unique perspective to the teaching of the developmental writing course. She taught English and developmental writing before entering college publishing, where she worked for eighteen years: as a sales representative and English/ESL editor at Macmillan Publishing Company; as developmental English/ESL editor, executive editor, and editor in chief at St. Martin’s Press; and as vice president and editor in chief for humanities at Houghton Mifflin Company. In each of these positions, she worked with developmental writing instructors and students, maintaining her early interest in the field.  Since the publication of the first edition of Real Writing in 1998, Anker has traveled extensively to campuses across the country, continuing her conversations with instructors and students and giving workshops and presentations. She believes that the writing course is, for many students, their first, best opportunity to learn the skills they will need to succeed in college and achieve their goals.


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John Archibald

John Archibald teaches linguistics at the University of Calgary, and studies the acquisition of phonology; he has written several books on the subject.


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Jo Ann Argersinger

Jo Ann E. Argersinger (PhD, George Washington University) is a professor of history at Southern Illinois University, where she teaches courses on World War II, the Cold War, and labor in the United States, including a history of women and work.  She is the author of Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Baltimore Clothing Industry (1999) and Toward a New Deal in Baltimore: People and Government in the Great Depression (1988).  She is the coauthor of Twentieth-Century America: A Social and Political History (2005) and of The American Journey (Sixth Edition, 2010).  She is currently writing a book on public housing and transnational perspectives, and her article entitled "Contested Visions of American Democracy: Citizenship, Public Housing, and the International Arena" is forthcoming in the Journal of Urban History.  She will appear in a PBS documentary on the Triangle Fire, scheduled to air in March 2011, marking the hundredth anniversary of the fire.


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Sonya Armstrong

Sonya L. Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Director of the College Learning Enhancement Program, the literacy component of NIU's developmental education program, CHANCE. Before moving into a tenure-track position at NIU, she taught in developmental education programs and community colleges in Ohio for eight years. Her research focuses on developmental literacy learning and practice. Her dissertation, Beginning the Literacy Transition: Postsecondary Students' Conceptualizations of Academic Writing in Developmental Literacy Contexts, has won two awards, the Garvin Distinguished Dissertation Award (from the University of Cincinnati) and the Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Postsecondary Literacy Award (from the College Literacy and Learning special interest group of the International Reading Association). Her recent research examines program-level issues, including assessing the alignment of reading expectations and textbooks in developmental reading and general/occupational education courses. With colleagues, she has published in the Journal of Developmental Education, Literacy Research and Instruction, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Research in the Teaching of English. Currently, she serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of College Reading and Learning, and leads the Research and Evaluation Special Interest Group of the College Reading and Learning Association.


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Kristin L. Arola

Kristin L. Arola is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technology at Washington State University, where she directs the Digital Technology and Culture program. Her work brings together composition theory, digital rhetoric, and American Indian rhetorics so as to understand digital composing practices within larger social and cultural contexts. Her most recent book, Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment) [with Anne Frances Wysocki, Utah State UP, 2012] is an edited collection that explores how the media we produce and consume embody us in a two-way process. She is also the co-editor of the third edition of CrossTalk in Comp Theory: A Reader [with Victor Villanueva, NCTE, 2011]. Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, and the Journal of Literacy and Technology. She resides in Pullman, WA, with her amazing husband and charming dog.


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Mark Aronoff

Mark Aronoff is a professor of linguistics at Stony Brook University and was President of the Linguistic Society of America for 2005. He has written numerous articles and several books on aspects of linguistic morphology, as well as on writing systems and sign language.


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