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Arthea (Charlie) J. S. Reed, Ph.D. is a former president of the Assembly on
Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN). She is the author of three books
in the fields of literature and teaching: Reaching Adolescents: The Young
Adult Book and the School, Comics to Classics: A Guide to Books for Teens and
Preteens, and Presenting Harry Mazer. In addition, she is the author or
co-author of numerous books in the fields of foundations of education and teaching
methods. She was editor of The ALAN Review for six years and has co-edited
the Signet Classic teacher's guide series since 1988.
In May 1996, Dr. Reed retired after 17 years as a professor of education and
six years as chairperson of education at the University of North Carolina at
Asheville. After nearly 30 years in teaching at the elementary, secondary, and
college/university level, she is now pursuing a new career in education as Executive
Director of Development and Education for Northwestern Mutual Life in Asheville,
N.C. Dr. Reed and her husband Don live with their two dogs and a cat on a mountain
top in Fairview, N.C.
W. Geiger (Guy) Ellis, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia, received his A.B. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ed.D. from the University of Virginia. For most of his career, Guy has been active in teaching adolescent literature, having introduced the first courses on the subject at both the University of Virginia and the University of Georgia. He developed and edited The ALAN Review from 1978 to 1984, changing its focus from a newsletter to a referred journal. His research has had heavy emphasis on the content of literature instruction.
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