Dr. Richard Kent

Richard Kent, PhD, is a professor of literacy at the University of Maine and the director emeritus of the Maine Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. He is the author of many books, including Writing on the Bus: Using Athletic Team Notebooks and Journals to Advance Learning and Performance in Sports and A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12, Revised Edition, the Book of the Year for the International Writing Centers Association, an assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English.

A former high school English teacher, athletic coach, and writing center director at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford, Maine, Kent served as the State of Maine’s 1993 Teacher of the Year and in 1994 received the $25,000 National Educator Award. To learn more about Dr. Kent’s latest research, visit WritingAthletes.com. For information on his books, visit his author’s page.

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