Course Developer Laura Kauffman (BA, MA) received her BA in Elementary Education and completed her MA in Middle Level English at Furman University. She has been teaching at the university level for over 10 years, and has observed, guided, and supervised student teachers in the high school, middle school and elementary school settings. She has developed online educational presentations to enhance writing and grammar curriculum for any age student.
Course Instructor Daphnee St. Val (BA, MS) is a seasoned and highly skilled training and education professional with extensive knowledge of the latest and most effective teaching methods. She has a strong focus on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance. She holds a Florida Teaching Certificate with ESOL and has several years of experience teaching students reading, grammar, and writing. She is a patient and attentive instructor with a wonderful ability to communicate with students their own writing and speaking proficiencies and deficiencies in using the English language.
Course Editor Dr. Bret Staples (BA, MS, Ph.D.) is a highly motivated, personable scientific professional with multiple college degrees and a successful 34-year track record of scientific research and publications. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, he became a research chemist for the US Department of Energy. Dr. Staples has authored professional papers in scientific journals and reviewed other scientists’ publications and has performed scientific research in solution chemistry. Dr. Staples is extraordinarily talented in proofreading and editing journal publications, online course curriculum, as well as a strong knack for quickly mastering technology – using and programming computers since 1964.