"For many years the English language has been a favorite subject of mine. Don't know why, it just has! Because of this, I have studied it from my early years in school through college, graduate school and beyond. When I received my Master's Degree with a 4 point grade average in English, the head of the English Department talked me into joining the teaching program at Purdue. I was planning on tutoring and working on my PhD. But my fascination with teaching led me to join the writing program and "