Holly Bauer earned her Ph.D. in Literature with a specialization in Composition from the UC San Diego. She worked as a journalist before she began teaching college composition. Dr. Bauer has taught writing for 25 years at various segments of public education in California, including high school, community college, and state university institutions. At UCSD, she has received distinguished teaching and service awards and also has taught a range of writing courses, including honors writing, first-year writing, writing pedagogy, and writing for transfer students. Currently, she teaches analytical writing and also serves as the Associate Director of the Analytical Writing Program. She is a long-time teaching consultant for the San Diego Area Writing Project and is involved in several programs aimed at fostering meaningful cross-institutional partnerships with high school, community college, and university writing instructors. She has served as the academic director for multiple summer success programs and as a voting faculty member on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. Her academic essays have been published in South Atlantic Quarterly and Writing on the Edge, and she is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. Her textbook Food Matters is in its third edition.