Authors & Editors

Series Editors

Robyn Brinks Lockwood

Robyn Brinks Lockwood teaches courses in spoken and written English at Stanford University in the English for Foreign Students graduate program and is the program education coordinator of the American Language and Culture undergraduate summer program. She is an active member of the international TESOL organization, serves as Chairperson of the Publishing Professional Council, and is a past chair of the Materials Writers Interest Section. She is a frequent presenter at TESOL regional and international conferences. Robyn has edited and written numerous textbooks, online courses, and ancillary components for ESL courses and TOEFL preparation.

maggie sokolik

Maggie Sokolik holds a BA in Anthropology from Reed College, and an MA in Romance Linguistics and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She is the author of over twenty ESL and composition textbooks. She has taught at MIT, Harvard, Texas A&M, and currently UC Berkeley, where she is Director of College Writing Programs. She has developed and taught several popular MOOC courses in English language writing and literature. She is the founding editor of TESL-EJ, a peer reviewed journal for ESL / EFL professionals, one of the first online journals. Maggie travels frequently to speak about grammar, writing, and instructor education. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where she and her husband play bluegrass music.

lawrence zwier

Lawrence J. Zwier is an Associate Director of the English Language Center, Michigan State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, and an MA in TESL from the University of Minnesota. He has taught ESL / EFL at universities in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and the U.S. He is the author of numerous ELT textbooks, mostly about reading and vocabulary, and also writes non-fiction\ books about history and geography for middle school and high school students. He is married with two children and lives in Okemos, Michigan.

Series Authors

christina cavage

Christina M. Cavage is currently a professor of ESL at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Prior to joining SCAD, Ms. Cavage served as the Department Chairperson and Professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape Community College for 19 years. She received her Master's in TESOL from West Virginia University, and a completed a one-year Fellowship at Princeton in 2009, where she researched Web 2.0, Language Learning and Blended Learning. In additional to receiving the 2008 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, Ms. Cavage has authored several textbooks including: Next Generation Grammar, 1, University Success: Oral Communications, Transition Level and Level Three, Talking About It!, Working at It!. She has also been a contributor to several journals and newsletters. These include: the TESOL Journal (currently The Essential Teacher), Princeton Papers, Always Learning, E-TESL, and the NYS Dialogue. She has presented at numerous conferences and conventions, including The League for Innovation, TESOL and the National Education Computing Conference.

kristin dalby

Kristin Dalby began her English Language Teaching career in South Korea in 2000. The English language classroom was a good fit and she has enjoyed teaching many different kinds of English in several places since then. Kristin has also been a teacher trainer and has even dabbled in the management of English language programs. She earned a Master's in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Leicester University in the UK and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the ESL Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

tim dalby

Tim Dalby holds a Master’s degree in English Language Teaching from the University of Reading, UK. He currently teaches in the Program in English as a Second Language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he helps international students adapt their English skills to the rigors of academic reading and writing. He also helps train future English language teachers in the TESOL certificate program. Originally from the UK, Tim started his professional life as a project manager, but moved into teaching in 2000. Since then, he has taught in a variety of contexts in Korea, New Zealand and the Czech Republic. He has been involved with teaching organizations in various roles since 2006, and has presented at international conferences in Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.

laura eickhoff

Laura Eickhoff is a graduate from the MA TESOL program at Michigan State University and currently completing a Delta Diploma through Cambridge English Assessment. She has conducted research on prescriptive versus descriptive grammar instruction, collaborative teaching, and the implementation of extensive reading in curricula, and has been a contributing author to textbook projects and a grammar online newsletter. Laura has taught English as second language at universities in the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China, and is currently teaching English for Academic Purposes at a university in Ankara, Turkey.

laurie frazier

Laurie Frazier holds a BA in Political Science/ International Relations from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University. She has many years of experience in teaching, consulting, training, and employee/faculty development. She has authored numerous textbooks and digital products for English Language Teaching.

Tim McLaughlin

Tim McLaughlin teaches English for Academic Purposes in New York City, and also works as an assessment writer, instructional designer, and educational consultant. He has been in the English language-learning field since 2005 and has held teaching and administrative positions at universities and language schools in Asia and North America. He received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

ruth williams moore

Ruth Williams Moore is an assistant director at the University of Colorado’s International English Center in Boulder. She holds an MA in Instructional Systems Development with a TESL concentration from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a BA from the University of Virginia in Economics and Spanish. With over 20 years of experience as an English language educator, she has taught a wide range of ESL courses at the university level, developed extensive ESL curricula, led teacher training workshops, and presented at TESOL and other professional conferences. She has served on the Colorado TESOL board both as co-chair for Intensive English Programs/Higher Education and as publisher’s liaison.

charl norloff

Charl Norloff has taught at the University of Colorado Boulder for 30 years. She holds an MA in Multicultural Education/ESL and BA in Spanish from the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught ESL courses in all skills at all levels, but has always had an interest in helping students improve their academic writing. She served as interim director of the intensive program, curriculum coordinator, and special programs manager. She has published textbooks in ESL grammar, reading, and writing and presented frequently at professional conferences. A long-time member of TESOL and Colorado TESOL, she served on the executive board of CoTESOL as president, convention and program chair, and was a local co-chair for TESOL Denver 2009. She taught ESL in the Middle East at the beginning of her career and is finishing as a teacher-trainer and writer.

amy renehan

Amy Renehan is the Academic Director of International & English Language Programs at the University of Washington. She holds a BA in English literature, French, and Asian Studies from Western Michigan University, and an MA in TESOL from the University of Washington. She has taught and helped to develop various ESL, teacher-training, and content-based courses at the University of Washington. She is an active member of the TESOL organization and served as a Local Co-Chair for the 2017 Convention in Seattle, WA. She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter, and enjoys camping, gardening, and writing.

carrie steenburgh

Carrie Steenburgh has been teaching English as a Second Language for over 20 years. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Currently she is an Associate Professor of ESL/English at Union County College in New Jersey. Her areas of specialty and interest are teaching reading, teaching writing, curriculum development, and experiential learning.  

maggie vosters

Maggie Vosters holds an M.A. in TESOL from Michigan State University. She co-authored University Success Reading Transition Level and has contributed to the Cambridge Grammar Teaching Newsletter. She has taught ESL/EFL in private language schools in Spain and Brazil, as well as in intensive English programs and English for academic purposes programs in the U.S. She currently teaches ESL at an English language school in South Bend, Indiana.