Michael Greer, adjunct faculty in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, recently became the author of the The Little, Brown Handbook (14th ed.) and The Little, Brown Compact Handbook (10th ed.). Both were published in February 2018.
Michael teaches Publishing Inside Out, Technology of the Book, Introduction to Online Writing Instruction, and Multimedia for Online Writing Instruction at UALR. He has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years and is in his 10th year of teaching online at UALR.
Michael is also the editor of the journal Research in Online Literacy Education, a publication of the Global Society for Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE).
Michael was invited in October 2016 to become the new author of the handbooks, taking over for Jane E. Aaron, lead author for the past two decades. Michael worked with the editorial and digital teams at Pearson over the last 16 months to update and redesign the handbooks for the new editions, which appear in both print and digital versions.
The digital versions, in the new Pearson Revel platform, include hundreds of interactive exercises and quizzes student can use to practice their skills.
Published by Pearson, the handbooks are the newest entries in one of the longest-lived and most successful franchises in college publishing. Used at over 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, the handbooks are designed as reference texts that writers can use throughout their college career and beyond; they cover the elements of rhetoric and the writing process, grammar, style, research, and documentation.
In March, Michael completed revisions on The Little, Brown Brief Handbook (7th ed.), which will be published in January 2019.