Lawrence Scanlon is retired from over thirty years of teaching at Brewster High School in New York, where he was chair of the English Department, teacher of both AP English courses, and adviser to the literary magazine. Since retirement he has been working as a writer and consultant, and teaching English at Iona College in New York. From 2005 through 2009 he served on the Test Development Committee for AP English Language and Composition, and since 1995 he has been a Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for the AP English Language and Composition exam. He has a Masters in English Literature from Western Connecticut State University, where he was the recipient of the Graduate Writing Prize. As a College Board Consultant he conducts workshops and institutes in both AP Language and Literature in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. He trained the instructors for the College Board NY State United Teachers Union Collaborative Course: Teaching AP English. He was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education from the State University of NY, and has received National Scholastic Outstanding Educator Awards for his students' writing. He is co-author, with Renee Shea, of Teaching Non Fiction in AP English (2011, 2005), of The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric (2012, 2008), with Shea and Robin Aufses; of Literature and Composition: Reading, Writing, Thinking with Shea, Aufses, and Carol Jago, (2010), and, of Conversations in American Literature: Language, Rhetoric, Culture with Aufses and Shea (2015), all published by Bedford/ St. Martin's. Larry did not always teach AP. Early in his teaching career he helped to develop a Core Program for ninth graders and taught in an evening Alternative High School, both designed for students at risk, and coached Varsity Cross Country and Track.