Authors

H. Ramsey Fowler

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ramsey Fowler came to St. Edward's University in the fall of 1999 from The University of Memphis, where he had been dean of University College for 19 years, as well as a member of the English Department. Active in higher education for returning adult students since the early 1970s, he was part of the team that developed University College in 1975, before becoming dean in 1980. Like New College, University College serves returning adult undergraduate students and offers selected masters' degrees. As a member of the English Department, he directed the freshman and sophomore English program for seven years. From that experience, he co-authored The Little, Brown Handbook, one of the leading grammar and composition handbooks in use today.

Ramsey Fowler graduated from Princeton University, with a major in Religion. He then entered an early Master of Arts in Teaching program in English education at Harvard University, followed by teaching posts in Milton (junior high school) and Beverly (high school), both in Massachusetts. At the end of that phase of his career he determined that he had gotten the teaching part right, but the venue wrong (in fact, he says that he was the worst junior high school teacher he has ever known), and so he traveled west to The University of Michigan, where he received his Ph.D. in English, before heading south to Memphis. His dissertation was on the idea of comedy in the novels of George Meredith. As a faculty member at the U of M, he directed the freshman and sophomore English program from 1970-1977, followed by The Greater Memphis Writing Project, from 1978-1980. That project, which trained high school English teachers in the teaching of writing, was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

At St. Edward's he has been active in providing greater access to adult students through the development and approval of programming that serves adults' personal and career needs. He completed 10 years of service as Dean of New College in 2009 and now leads the Masters of Liberal Arts program and the extensions of the B.A. in Dance and Humanities to professional dancers.

Jane E. Aaron

Associate Exec. Director for Professional Programs and Conferences, National Science Teachers Assoc., Arlington, VA

Jane E. Aaron has taught freshman writing at New York University, the New School University, and Borough of Manhattan Community college. She worked in textbook publishing for many years and has published articles in general-interest magazines. She applies her perspective as a teacher, editor, and professional writer to seven successful composition textbooks: The Little, Brown Handbook; The Little, Brown Compact Handbook; LB Brief; The Little, Brown Essential Handbook; The Bedford Reader; The Brief Bedford Reader; and The Compact Reader.

Reviewers for The Little, Brown Handbook 11/e

Paula Berggren, Baruch College, CUNY 
Sandra Cooper, Central Florida Community College 
Lori Rios Doddy, Texas Woman’s University 
Hilary Englert, New Jersey City University 
Holly French, Bossier Parish Community College 
Richard F. Gaspar, Hillsborough Community College 
Diana Gatz, St. Petersburg College 
Mickey Hall, Volunteer State Community College 
Barbara Hanna, East Mississippi Community College 
Daryl Y. Holmes, Nicholls State University 
Melissa Joarder, Delaware County CC 
Kathleen Keating, Greensboro College 
Joselle LaGuerre, Miami Dade College, Homestead 
Jaquelyn S. Lyman, Anne Arundel CC 
Gladys Jane McClain, University of West Georgia 
John Schaffer, Blinn College 
Nancy M. Staub, Lamar University 
Mary Wright, Christopher Newport University