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Bruce Closser, an associate professor of English at Andrews University, teaches composition and creative writing and directs the university’s writing center.

Kathleen Conway, an assistant professor of English at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, teaches courses in the novel and composition and coordinates a communicating across the curriculum program. She is a doctoral candidate at St. John’s University and is currently writing her dissertation on the development of the heroine in novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot.

Shady Cosgrove is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Wollongong, Australia, with teaching interests in prose fiction and editing practice. Nominated by students, she won the Faculty Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning in 2004. Her PhD, from Australian National University, examined structural and poststructural theories of character.

Ivan Davis is an assistant professor of English and director of the writing program at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and rhetoric. He is also the editor of Focus: The Andrews University Magazine.

Barbara T. Gates is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Delaware. She is author and editor of numerous books, essays, and reviews, including Critical Essays on Charlotte Brontë (1990). In 2000, Gates was honored by the American Association of University Women and given their Founders’ Distinguished Senior Scholar Award. She is currently at work on an electronic edition of the manuscripts of Emily Shore’s journal and on an edition of Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley.

Mary Hutchinson is a senior lecturer in English at Pennsylvania State University, Berks-Lehigh Valley College, and has taught an assortment of courses over the years, including developmental writing, rhetoric and composition, business writing and advanced business writing, editorial processes, applied linguistics, and communication and information technology. In addition to these duties, she also serves as the first-year seminar coordinator for the college and teaches a course in community building that focuses on individuals and their relationships with others. Prior to her full-time appointment as a faculty member, she worked as director of the Lehigh Valley Writing Project, a federally funded National Writing Project Program that provides professional development opportunities for K–college teachers with the goal of increasing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills of students.

Tina S. Kazan is an assistant professor at Elmhurst College, where she teaches courses in rhetoric, composition, literary theory, and film. She is a coeditor of Lore: An E-Journal for Teachers of Writing.

Shelley King is an associate professor of English at Queen’s University, Kingston, where she teaches nineteenth-century British literature and children’s literature. She is the author of articles on Amelia Opie in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Romanticism on the Net and coeditor with John B. Pierce of Opie’s Adeline Mowbray (1999) and The Father and Daughter (2003). They are currently working on volume 12 of The Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Richardson’s Final Years and The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie (Oxford).

Mark C. Long is an associate professor of English and American studies and chair of the Department of English at Keene State College, where he teaches courses in American literature, with an emphasis in poetry and poetics; literature-and-environment studies; and expository writing. He is in his fifth year as a member of the Writing Task Force at KSC and is cofounder and cofacilitator of KSC’s Calderwood Institute on the Teaching of Writing. Mark has published essays and reviews on American poetry, teaching and the profession, theories of reading, and environmental literature. He is also coeditor of the forthcoming collection of essays in the MLA Options for Teaching Series, Teaching North American Environmental Literature. Mark will be taking over as Reviews Editor for Pedagogy starting with volume 6.

Mary Bradley McElligott is an associate professor of English at Marymount College of Fordham University. She teaches English courses from freshman to major levels and has a particular research interest in Victorian women writers. She is currently completing an article on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “The Cry of the Children...


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