Today’s remarkable guest is Elisabeth Gruner, and she has changed the way many people view the educational grading system.
Elisabeth teaches Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Victorian Literature, and Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Richmond. In fact, she has been teaching college English for over 30 years.
Four years ago, she stopped grading her students’ written work. Let’s just say that her only regret is that she didn’t do this sooner.
Her personal research is focused on the relationships between children’s and young adult literature and education and how socioeconomic status affects these relationships.
Elisabeth obtained her bachelor's degree at Brown and her Masters and Ph.D. in English from UCLA.
At the University of Richmond, she is a former associate dean of Arts & Sciences, a former Director of the Academic Advising Resources Center, and was the founding coordinator of the First-Year Seminar Program.