Carol Fitzpatrick, a Senior Lecturer in English and Associate Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Division of the English Department, started teaching for the love of learning and the appreciation for language and literature. She received a B.A. in English (with Honors) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Some of her proudest accomplishments at UMBC is bringing more writing intensive class to the curriculum, helping support and develop more writing and rhetoric courses to the English Department, and helping her students further develop their skills in her courses and their other English courses. When walking away from her class, Carol Fitzpatrick would like her students to have developed their critical thinking skills, to realize the depth of research that they are capable of, and develop their appreciation for grammar and their ability to see and use structures of English. Reading and research are her favorite past times, which explains her recent book, The Complete Sentence Workout Book with Readings, 5ht ed. (Boston, MA: Longman, 2004), which was co-written with Marybeth Ruscica and Vince Fitzpatrick. She is also interested in research in Composition and Rhetoric, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American and British Literature, and Southern Literature. When she isn’t reading or working on research, another interest of hers is biking. She recently went biking on the Northern Central Trail.