Author and grammarian Martha Kolln to visit Florida Southern English Department
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2005) - Martha Kolln, retired professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, will visit the FSC campus Feb. 15 to address the advanced grammar class and participate in a Meet the Author session.
An oft-quoted, highly respected grammarian, Kolln has published two seminal books in the field of grammar and grammar pedagogy. Called "the modern-day champion of diagramming" by the New York Times, Kolln believes the resurgence of grammar teaching is due to greater emphasis on testing standards and the No Child Left Behind Act. Kolln earned bachelor's degrees in English and linguistics and a master's degree in English as a second language at Penn State.
For further information about Kolln's visit, please contact the English department at 863-680-4220.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.