Jan Adkins is now retired after teaching English for 40 years, including 24 years teaching IB English. She was an Assistant Examiner for 15 years and has lead teaching training workshops for 25 years. Jan has also worked as a consultant for IBM Education, producing various instructional products. She holds a PhD in English, and is the recipient of the Robert O Lawton Award for Teaching Excellence at Florida State University, and the Teaching Excellence Award at Eckerd College. Jan was a co-author of the previous Pearson English A Literature for the IB Diploma textbook
Michele Lackovic has been involved with the IB for two decades. She began teaching IB Language A: literature in 2000 and TOK in 2008. She currently teaches IB Diploma Programme courses, coordinates the CAS programme, and chairs the English Department at Suncoast Community High School in Florida. She also leads teacher training workshops and marks IB English Literature exams as well as Extended Essays. Michele is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds an MA in English from Penn State University and a BA in English from UCLA.