About the Authors PENELOPE FRITZER is a former public school teacher who is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Davie Campus of Florida Atlantic University.nbsp; She earned her B. A. in History at Connecticut College, a B. A. in Education and an M. A. in English at Florida Atlantic University, and her Ph. D. in English from the University of Miami. Her research interests include various aspects of English and social studies education, literature as social history, and nineteenth century British literature.nbsp; She is the author of numerous articles on education and ofJane Austen and Eighteenth Century Courtesy Books,Ethnicity and Gender in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell,Aesthetics and Nostalgia in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell.nbsp; She is the co-author ofMerry Wives: A History of Domestic Humor Writing,Science Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, andMathematics Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, and is the editor ofCharacter and Concept in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell. nbsp; ERNEST ANDREW BREWER is a former public school teacher who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Jupiter Campus of Florida Atlantic University. He earned his B. A. in Elementary Education and his M. Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida, and his Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida. His research interests include social studies in the elementary school, civic education, classroom management, character education, bullying, and social studies integration. He is the author of numerous articles on education.