david carlyle aitchison received his Ph.D. in literary studies in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since 2013, he has been a visiting assistant in English at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. As a teacher and scholar, he is concerned with the ways in which fiction and curricula work to guide, educate, and represent children and young adults.
audrey beck, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University, has extensive training and experience with survey methods as well as statistical modeling. She has been teaching at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State for many years. Her publications appear in high-impact international journals, including Sociology of Education, Demography, and Journal of Marriage and Family.
stephen biscotte is the coordinator for general education in the Office of the Provost at Virginia Tech. His primary responsibilities include communication, faculty development, and student engagement to support the implementation of the new Pathways General Education curriculum. Biscotte is currently a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction and has more than a decade of prior secondary science teaching experience.
suzanne bordelon is a professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University. Bordelon has a background in rubric development and in the calibration of readers as the coordinator of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement for her university. She is the author of A Feminist Legacy: The Rhetoric and Pedagogy of Gertrude Buck (2007).
eniko csomay, a professor of linguistics at San Diego State University, has expertise in designing and implementing large-scale projects. She has extensive national and international experience in teacher education. Besides her articles in high-impact international journals, she edited Contemporary Perspectives on [End Page v] Discourse and Corpora (2012) and Corpus-Based Studies in Applied Linguistics (2015) and co-authored the textbook Doing Corpus Linguistics (forthcoming).
elizabeth pollard, associate professor of history, San Diego State University, has taught extensively in the Humanities area of the General Education program. Pollard serves as assessment coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters and its representative to the Student Learning Outcomes Committee. She recently published Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, Concise (Norton, 2015), co-authored with Clifford Rosenberg and Robert Tignor.
jane venes is an educator/designer specializing in curriculum design and assessment for creative content areas. She theorizes that academic establishments encourage differentiation of content areas, causing us to overlook similarities and relationships among disciplines. Venes has an M.E. and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instructional design, with an mfa in graphic design. Her work recognizes interdisciplinary relationships crossing terminology boundaries.
robert zai iii is an associate professor, coordinator of Information and Research Assistance in the W. Frank Steely Library, and adjunct professor of the College of Informatics, Northern Kentucky University. Zai holds a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and an undergraduate degree from Northern Kentucky University and is pursuing a doctorate of philosophy at the University of Kentucky. [End Page vi]