Wendy Bishop, Ph.D., was a Kellogg W. Hunt distinguished professor of English at Florida State University. She was a highly respected teacher and internationally recognized researcher in the field of rhetoric and composition, as well as a widely published poet and literary author. She was the author and/or editor of 22 scholarly books and several poetry chapbooks, in addition to numerous articles and short stories. She was a much sought-after presenter and speaker at professional conferences. She served as chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and as a co-vice president and member of the board of directors for the Associated Writing Programs (AWP). Bishop passed away in 2003.