David A. Jolliffe is professor of English and curriculum and instruction at the University of Arkansas, where he holds the Brown Chair in English Literacy. A former high school English and drama teacher, Jolliffe taught at Bethany College, West Virginia University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and DePaul University before moving to Arkansas. From 2002 through 2007 and again from 2010 to 2011, Jolliffe served as Chief Reader for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Examination. He is the author or editor of several books on rhetoric (including Everyday Use: Rhetoric in Reading and Writing with Hephzibah Roskelly), on the teaching of composition, and on the preparation of writing teachers.

Hephzibah Roskelly is professor of English at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she teaches courses in rhetoric, composition, American literature, and women’s studies. She is a former chief reader of the English Language and Composition Advanced Placement Examination and test development member, and she now serves on the Advisory Board for the College Board. Professor Roskelly conducts institutes for high school teachers and students across the country on building academic skills in writing and interpretation. Her books include Everyday Use: Rhetoric in Reading and Writing with David A. Jolliffe (Pearson, 2010) and Breaking Into the Circle: Groups for Gender and Racial Equity (Heinemann, 2000).