About the Authors

Keith S. Folse, Ph.D., is a professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He has taught ESL and EFL in the US, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. His areas of specialization are vocabulary, grammar, and writing, and he is a frequent conference presenter all over the world.  Dr. Folse is the author or coauthor of 75 books, including several National Geographic Learning titles such as  Great Writing, Grammar for Great Writing, and Blueprints.

David Clabeaux has taught developmental English, with a focus on grammar, at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. He received his BA in English from the University of Buffalo. He is currently a commercial real estate developer, with a focus on restoring and repurposing neglected buildings into executive office suites.

April Muchmore-Vokoun is an Assistant Professor for the English for Academic Purposes program at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa, Florida.  She has 24 years of ESL teaching experience in intensive, college-level, and worksite study programs.  Her current academic interests include reading and writing skills as well as listening-speaking strategies.   April is a co-author for Great Writing published by National Geographic Learning and has presented nationally and internationally.

Tison Pugh is professor of English at the University of Central Florida. In addition to Great Writing, he has published many books and edited volumes on writing, reading, and pedagogy. 

Elena Vestri is an author with National Geographic Publishers: Great WritingTop 10 and Top 20, and Key Concepts. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida in 1989 and is currently teaching at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has worked as a teacher trainer and instructor in the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Hungary, Romania, Spain, and the United States. Her areas of interest include academic writing and rhetoric, vocabulary development, and student success and retention.

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