Writing and Grammar ©2004

About the Authors

Meet our dynamic author team!

Our nationally recognized author team is dedicated to providing students with the finest tools and instruction they need to become the best writers possible.

Joyce Armstrong Carroll

Joyce Armstrong Carroll, co-director of the New Jersey Writing Project based in Texas and well-known throughout the nation, has dedicated a forty-year career to teaching and teacher training. She has served as president of the Texas Council of Teachers of English (TCTE) and on the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Commission on Composition. More than fifty of her articles have appeared in journals such as Curriculum Review, English Journal, Media & Methods, Southwest Philosophical Studies, Ohio English Journal, English in Texas, and the Florida English Journal. With Edward E. Wilson, Dr, Carroll co-authored Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing and co-edited Poetry After Lunch: Poems to Read Aloud.

As one important part of her involvement with Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar: Communication in Action, Dr. Carroll guided the development of a unique and interactive Hands-on Grammar feature that physically involves students in the making of instructional tools and builds retention.


Edward E. Wilson

Edward E. Wilson, co-director of the New Jersey Writing Project and former editor of English in Texas, has served as a high-school English teacher and a writing consultant in school districts nationwide. Wilson has served on the Texas Teacher Professional Practices Commission and on NCTE's Commission on Composition. With Dr. Carroll, he co-wrote Acts of Teaching: How to Teach Writing and co-edited Poetry After Lunch: Poems to Read Aloud. Wilson, who is a poet as well as an educator, inspired creation of the unique Spotlight on Humanities feature in Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar: Communication in Action. Wilson's poems are included in Paul Janeczko's anthology The Music of What Happens.


Gary Forlini

Gary Forlini, a nationally known education consultant, directed the development of the grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction and exercises in Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar: Communication in Action. After teaching in the Pelham, New York, schools for many years, he established an educational research agency that provides information for product developers, media companies, and arts organizations, as well as private-sector corporations and foundations. Forlini has written numerous industry reports on elementary, secondary, and post-secondary markets.