Jon A. Palzer, M.A., PhD (ABD)
Jon Palzer has taught at the university level in Arkansas, North Dakota, and New York State. He earned his B.S. in English from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1990 and went on to earn his M.A. in English from the same institution in 1992. He did further graduate study at the University of Arkansas before electing to pursue a doctoral degree through the University of North Dakota.
Mr. Palzer has taught a variety of writing and literature courses, including Beginning & Advanced English Composition, Business & Technical Writing, as well as International Fiction, Magical Realism, and Creative Non-Fiction. He currently lives in the Finger Lakes area and professes at Finger Lakes Community College.
Jay Prefontaine, M.F.A.
Jay Prefontaine has studied and taught at universities and colleges in Maine, Arkansas,
Colorado, and London, England. He earned his B.A. in English from Colby
College in 1986 and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University
of Arkansas in 1993. He has taught an extensive variety of English
courses including Technical Writing, Business Communications, Freshmen
Composition, and Advanced Composition.
Mr. Prefontaine's writing has appeared in
many journals and magazines such as Alabama Literary Review, The
Chattahoochee Review, The Laurel Review, and Georgetown Review. His
literary awards include third place in Playboy's college fiction contest
in 1992 and 1993, Special Mention in The 1997 Pushcart Prize XXI, and
San Franciso State University Review's 1997-98 Holmes Award for emerging
writers. He lives in Charleston, Illinois, where he teaches English at
Eastern Illinois University.
Daniel Tessitore, M.F.A
Daniel Tessitore earned his B.A. in English from the University of Baltimore in 1991 and an M.F.A. in writing from the University of Arkansas in 1995. From 1995 to 1999, he lived and worked in Japan, teaching English as a Second Language at the corporate and private level as well as writing and literature courses at several universities, including Hitotsubashi and Rikkyo. His writing has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Poetry International, The Wallace Stevens Journal, and other periodicals. He lives in Charleston, Illinois, where he teaches English at Eastern Illinois University and is EnglishOnline.Net's lead course developer.
Robert Tillett, M.A., M.F.A
Robert Tillett has taught at universities in New York, Arkansas, and Ohio. He earned his B.S. in English from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1990 and his M.A. in writing from the same institution in 1992. He holds an M.F.A from the University of Arkansas in poetry and the teaching of writing, and has completed extensive doctoral work in English at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Coe Review, River Oak Review, Pearl, Red Wheelbarrow, The Southern Indiana Review, and other periodicals.
Mr. Tillett has taught academic writing and poetry at the graduate, undergraduate, and secondary levels. He currently teaches at Rochester Institute of Technology and at a local high school, edits ILT manuals, and serves as EnglishOnline.net's site administrator.