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Acknowledgments

I'd like to recognize

  • Ellen McPeek Glisan for her extensive work helping to create an early sketch and draft of significant portions of the book;
  • Carol Whitney for her early project management expertise;
  • Michael Boezi for his early encouragement of this project and his consistent enthusiasm for it throughout;
  • Jeff Shelstad for taking the time to talk with my department in January of 2009;
  • Eric Frank for his vision for the future of textbooks and higher education;
  • Pam Hersperger for her steady editorial hand and command of the complicated process of putting a book like this together;
  • Claire Hunter for her editorial assistance and encouragement;
  • Stacy Claxton, Christina Chimi, Elvis Ramirez, and the copy editors and formatting experts at Scribe;
  • Kelly McDonald, Jen Welchans, Brett Sullivan, and others at Unnamed Publisher who have helped to get the word out about this book and the concepts behind it;
  • my colleagues in composition at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, across the commonwealth of Virginia, and around the country;
  • my family for their patience with my monomaniacal devotion to this project; and
  • my students, who inspire me every day with their courage and determination to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

The author and Unnamed Publisher would like to acknowledge the following reviewers:

  • Miranda S. Miller

    Gillette College

  • Melanie Jenkins

    Snow College

  • Jon Zonderman

    Naugatuck Valley Community College

    University of Bridgeport

  • Dr. Robert Soza

    Mesa Community College

  • Sheila R. Craft

    Ivy Tech Community College

  • Brett H. Bodily

    North Lake College

  • Marilyn Wooldridge

    Tarrant County College

  • Dr. Julia Sexton

    Tarrant County Community College—South Campus

  • Lindsey Davis

    Tarrant County College

  • Andrew S. Tomko

    Bergen Community College

  • Lisa M. Giles

    University of New England

  • Vickie Melograno

    Atlantic Cape Community College

  • Dr. L. Lennie Irvin

    San Antonio College

  • Jeff Landon

    John Tyler Community College

  • Karyn L. Smith

    Housatonic Community College

  • Jonathan Purkiss

    Pulaski Technical College

  • Jennifer Ravey

    Lamar University

  • Kristen M. Dechert

    Mississippi State University

  • Martha Michieka

    East Tennessee State University