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Editorial Team

Managing Editors

Stephen David Grover, PhD

Associate Professor of English, Park University

Emily Gilliland Grover, PhD

Instructor of English, Notre Dame de Sion High School

Editorial Interns

Jasmine Miller (Spring 2022–present)

Emma Medill (Spring 2022–present)


This site originally began as a way for me (David) to keep my amateur web design skills sharp while avoiding some of the hassles of being an adjunct professor. In those days, I taught the same or similar classes at multiple universities simultaneously, and those universities did not use the same CMS—some used Blackboard, others Moodle or Canvas, other more obscure or short-lived software. Rather than constantly manage my course materials across all these platforms, I created Grover's English as a central repository for my syllabi, schedules, assignments, and other course materials.

In 2019, I obtained full-time employment at Park University as a professor of English, and I no longer needed Grover's English as a course site. But what to do with all the content I'd generated over more than a decade of teaching?

The answer came as I became familiar with Park's particular emphasis on making a quality education affordable and accessible to nontraditional students. One way this emphasis manifests is in the preference for low- or no-cost textbooks when possible; when developing courses, instructors are encouraged to use OERs and other open-access materials. Maybe I could not only use such materials in my courses—I thought—I can create such content and share it freely with students worldwide.

Thus this, the most recent iteration of Grover's English.

About the Creators

David and Emily Grover

Stephen David Grover is a professor of English at Park University, a private, non-profit liberal arts school in the Kansas City area, where he teaches professional and technical communication. He earned a PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University and has worked professionally as a scholarly, technical, and literary editor for over 15 years.

Emily Gilliland Grover is a member of the English faculty at Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a PhD in English, specializing in 18th-century British Literature, from Texas Tech University. In addition to her scholarship and work in the classroom, she has led a study abroad trip to the British Isles, organized a Jane Austen Yule Ball, directed a Book History Field Trip, and much more.


We thank Park University for its support of this project in various ways. Most specifically, a 2021 Faculty Development Endowment Fund grant allowed for significant development of the editorial process of the site, including the hiring of two editorial interns during the Spring 2022 semester.

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