The CFDE bids farewell to Amy Benson Brown, founder and director of the Author Development Program. On November 26, 2012, Amy joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Scientific Technical Writer Editor for the Community Guide in the Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office. In this role, Amy will begin working with leadership and staff, using her writing, editing, production management and consulting skills to write and edit a variety of Community Guide materials.
Amy (Ph.D. Emory, 1995) began the Author Development Program after serving for several years as associate editor of the Academic Exchange, a journal for Emory faculty, and teaching writing for many years. Her books include Rewriting the Word: American Women Writers and the Bible and two edited collections, The Reality of Breastfeeding: Reflections by Contemporary American Women and Roads to Reconciliation: Approaches to Conflict in the Twenty-First Century. Her first book of poetry, The Book of Sarah: Poems on the Life of Sarah Moore Grimke, was published by Turning Point Press in April 2011.
Congratulations and best wishes to Amy in her new role.
Part of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory, the Author Development Program supports faculty writing and publishing. Each year, we facilitate workshops and panel discussions on key issues in scholarly publishing and bring editors to campus to meet with Emory authors, in addition to other initiatives.
Academic Writing and Publishing Resources
Explore a growing collection of resources for faculty on academic writing and publishing issues. This ADP resource hub features information on topics ranging from book proposals to science communication, journal article writing, Emory faculty writing groups, public scholarship, and editorial freelancers.
Faculty Writing Groups
In 2012—2013, we are facilitating the formation of several small writing groups of Emory faculty. For more information on these groups, contact Elizabeth Gallu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty preparing book proposals are welcome to request an individual consultation with an ADP editor. Due to time limitations, we can only read and offer feedback on query letters and book proposals. Faculty may request an appointment for discussion of an initial draft and one follow-up appointment on a revision. Authors writing for a wide audience and who are interested in submitting queries and proposals to literary agents may contact Elizabeth Gallu to request a consultation (email@example.com).