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Sonia Maasik

The coeditors are successful textbook authors who, between them, have over fifty years of teaching experience in the college classroom. Sonia Maasik, a lecturer in the UCLA Writing Programs, has taught writing from developmental to advanced levels, and coordinates training for UCLA writing programs' teaching assistants. Jack Solomon, a professor of English at California State University, Northridge, teaches literature and critical theory, along with his graduate and undergraduate classes on popular cultural semiotics, and is often interviewed by the media for analysis of current events and trends. He is the author of The Signs of Our Time (1988) and Discourse and Reference in the Nuclear Age (1988).  The two together have published Signs of Life in the U.S.A.: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers, Sixth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009) and California Dreams and Realities, Third Edition (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005).


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Stephen R. Mandell

During their long collaboration, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have written a number of best-selling college texts for Bedford/St. Martin's, including Patterns for College Writing, Foundations First, Writing First, Focus on Writing, and, most recently, Practical Argument. Laurie Kirszner is a Professor of English, Emeritus at the University of the Sciences, where she has taught composition, literature, creative writing, and scientific writing, and served as coordinator of the first-year writing program.  Stephen Mandell is a Professor of English at Drexel University, where he founded and directed the basic writing program and has taught composition, literature, speech, and technical and business writing.


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Kate Mangelsdorf

Kate Mangelsdorf is professor of English and director of rhetoric and developmental English at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she has also been director of composition and associate dean of University College. She was formerly coordinator of ESL writing at the University of Arizona, and she has also taught at Yavapai Community College. Mangelsdorf has published articles in the Journal of Second Language Writing, English Language Teaching Journal, and Teaching English in the Two Year College.


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Mike Markel

Mike Markel was director of technical communication at Boise State University. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and six books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis.


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Heather Masri

Heather Masri is a full-time faculty member at New York University, where she earned her Ph.D. in literature and has served as assistant dean in the General Studies Program, an interdisciplinary liberal arts program. Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts grows out of her popular seminar on science fiction and technology, one of a series of writing intensive courses she’s taught on literature and critical theory. She is a member of the Science Fiction Research Association, and has been teaching science fiction at New York University since 1990.


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Paul Kei Matsuda

Paul Kei Matsuda is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University. Matsuda started his career in teaching writing as a peer tutor and has since taught a wide variety of writing courses—first-year writing, first-year writing for multilingual writers, technical writing, persuasive writing, creative nonfiction, persuasive writing, and writing for graduate students. He has also designed and taught cross-cultural sections of first-year writing, which systematically integrated first- and second-language writers to raise their linguistic and cultural awareness while helping them develop advanced literacy. He has directed writing programs at the University of New Hampshire and Arizona State University, and has conducted numerous workshops for writing teachers throughout the United States and in various parts of the world. Cofounding chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and the editor of Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing, Matsuda has edited numerous books and journal special issues and has published widely on issues related to language differences in the writing classroom. Access his Web site at http://matsuda.jslw.org/.


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Meta Mazaj

Meta Mazaj is a Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses on film history, theory, Balkan cinema, and transnational cinema. She has published on critical theory, Balkan cinema, new European cinema, film and nationalism.  She is the author of National and Cynicism in the Post 1990s Balkan Cinema (2008, VDM Verlag), which examines the relationship between film and nationalism in contemporary Balkan cinema. Her current work focuses on East European and transnational cinema.


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Sara McCurry

Sara McCurry has taught composition at Shasta College in Northern California since 2007. Previously, she taught for three years at the Art Institute of CA-San Diego. She has been teaching online composition courses for many years and appreciates the challenges and opportunities afforded by online education. She has a passionate and long-standing commitment to the success of first-generation and economically disadvantaged college students, a commitment that has shaped her pedagogy and career choices. She is a member of the Shasta College Sustainability Committee and the Shasta College Faculty Association and has served as a club advisor for the Sustainability Club and the N.A.T.I.V.E. Club. Recently, she has presented at the CSU Chico This Way to Sustainability Conference and the English Council of Two Year Colleges yearly conference. She has a PhD in English from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Texas State University.


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Russ McDonald

Russ McDonald is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Having taught at five American universities, he is the winner of multiple awards for distinguished teaching, including North Carolina Professor of the Year. For a decade he helped to direct the NEH-sponsored Teaching Shakespeare Institute for secondary teachers at the Folger Library, and his pedagogical commitment led to his publishing the widely-adopted Bedford Companion to Shakespeare. A specialist in Shakespeare’s poetic language, he has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Mellon Foundation. His scholarly works include Shakespeare’s Late Style, Shakespeare and the Arts of Language, and other books and articles on Shakespeare and early modern writing and culture. In 2010-11 he served as President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He also writes regularly for Opera magazine.


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Victoria E. McMillan

Victoria E. McMillan (PhD, Syracuse University) teaches in the interdisciplinary writing department, the biology department, and the women's studies program at Colgate University. A behavioral ecologist who has published a number of scholarly and popular articles on animal behavior, McMillan is currently focusing her research activities on reproductive strategies in insects, dragonflies in particular.


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Donald McQuade

Donald McQuade is professor of English and former dean of undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. After nearly a decade as Vice Chancellor for University Relations, he recently returned to teaching, research, and writing full-time. A past chair of CCCC, he has directed the writing program at Berkeley and at Queens College, CUNY, and has published widely on American literature, American culture, and composition theory and practice.


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Kathleen T. McWhorter

Kathleen T. McWhorter is professor emerita of humanities and former director of the Learning Skills Center at Niagara County Community College. She has also been on the faculty of the State University College at Buffalo. She is the author of a number of books on writing for freshmen-level students, including the popular guide Successful College Writing, Seventh Edition (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2018), and the composition reader Reflections: Patterns for Reading and Writing, Second Edition (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017). She has also written a number of textbooks on reading and writing for developmental students, including In Concert: Reading and Writing, Second Edition (2016); In Harmony: Reading and Writing, Second Edition (2016); Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond, Sixth Edition (2015); Academic Reading, Eighth Edition (2014); and Efficient and Flexible Reading, Tenth Edition (2014).


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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was the author of such classics as Billy Budd and Moby Dick.


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Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer has taught writing and literature courses for more than thirty years—since 1981 at the University of Connecticut and before that at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the College of William and Mary. In addition to being an experienced teacher, Meyer is a highly regarded literary scholar. His scholarly articles have appeared in distinguished journals such as American Literature, Studies in the American Renaissance, and Virginia Quarterly Review. An internationally recognized authority on Henry David Thoreau, Meyer is a former president of the Thoreau Society and coauthor (with Walter Harding) of The New Thoreau Handbook, a standard reference source. The American Studies Association awarded his first book, Several More Lives to Live: Thoreau’s Political Reputation in America, the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize. . He is also the editor of Frederick Douglass: The Narrative and Selected Writings. He has lectured on a variety of American literary topics from Cambridge University to Peking University. His books for Bedford/St. Martin's include The Bedford Introduction to Literature; The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature; Literature to Go; Poetry: An Introduction; and Thinking and Writing about Literature.


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