A specialist in writing assessment, I am retired as Professor Emeritus of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2016, I was appointed Research Professor in the Department of English at University of South Florida. With that appointment ending on June 30, 2021, I will retire from the profession.

I am presently on the editorial boards of Assessing WritingIEEE Transactions in Professional Communication, and  Research in the Teaching of English. With Richard Haswell, I am co-author of Early Holistic Scoring of Writing: A Theory, A History, A Reflection (Utah State University Press, 2019)With Alice Horning, I am co-editor of Talking Back: Senior Scholars and Their Colleagues Deliberate the Past, Present, and Future of Writing Studies (Utah State University Press, 2020). With Diane Kelly-Riley, I am is co-editor of Improving Outcomes: Disciplinary Writing, Local Assessment, and the Aim of Fairness (Modern Language Association, 2021).