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Jody M. Roy, PhD, is a professor of communication at Ripon College and is well known (i.e. "notorious") for her exacting standards for students' writing. "I am the writer I am today," she says, "only because teachers, professors and, in time, editors, gave of their time and talents to help me improve. I try to give my students that same level of attention. I believe it to be a matter of respect." Roy publishes in a wide variety of genres, from traditional scholarly texts to mass-market creative non-fiction. Roy does not confine her collaborative research and writing projects only to work with other academics: in fact, she is currently collaborating with a group of more than two dozen inmates. Yet while Roy's publishing outlets and collaborators are diverse, all her work is unified by her driving purpose: to give voice to—and tap the expertise of--the people we too often don't hear and, in doing so, to help prevent violence among today's youth.
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