Rise B Axelrod

Rise B.Axelrod is Emeritus McSweeney Professor of Rhetoric and Teaching Excellence at the University of California, Riverside, where she also served as the director of English Composition. She was previously a professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino; director of the University of Colorado, Boulder's College Expository Department; and assistant director of the University of California, San Diego's Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program. She co-wrote the book with Charles R. Cooper, author of the best-selling The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, The Short Guide to Writing, and Reading Critically, Writing Well are all excellent resources for writers.

Charles R. Cooper is a University of California, San Diego, emeritus professor. He was the coordinator of the University of California, San Diego's Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program and co-director of the San Diego Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project Centers. He helped to establish California's first statewide writing assessment (1986-1991) and advised the National Assessment of Educational Progress Writing (1973-1981). He taught at the University of California, Riverside, Buffalo State University, and the University of California, San Diego.

He co-edited Assessing Writing and Research on Composing: Points of Departure with Lee Odell, and he and Rise Axelrod co-authored the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, The Short Guide to Writing, and Reading Critically, Writing Well are all excellent resources for writers.