Maggie Sokolik received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She is the author of nearly thirty ESL and composition textbooks. She has also written for and been featured in several educational video projects in Japan. She is Director of College Writing 2x, a popular MOOC offered at edX.org.
She is the Director of College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley, where she has taught for over 25 years, and travels frequently to speak about grammar, writing, and instructor education, most recently in Nepal, Australia, China, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.