Susan Fawcett is a former professor of English and director of the writing lab at Bronx Community College, CUNY. She is the author of two leading writing textbooks, EVERGREEN and GRASSROOTS. In 2000, EVERGREEN won the McGuffey Prize for sustained excellence in a language and literature text, awarded by the Text and Academic Authors Association. Ms. Fawcett's poetry and nonfiction articles on education, health, and the environment have appeared in such magazines as _The Nation_, _Poetry_, _Ms._, _Woman's Day_, and _Ploughshares_. Her formal education took place at Ohio University, the University of London, and Columbia University, with the support of Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson fellowships. Through presentations in the U.S. and South Africa, she has worked to improve college writing instruction, and recently, to promote textbook authorship of minority faculty.