Donna Reiss has more than 30 years experience as a writer and editor with a special emphasis on lifestyle and general interest topics: restaurant and food critiques, news, and trends; cookbooks; food-related travel; and profiles of newsworthy people. She has edited books and articles on popular and scholarly topics, including a series of pictorial histories of American cities, regional cookbooks, and two scholarly book collections. Public information writing has included news releases, ad copy, and brochures. See WordsWorth2 Consulting for details and examples.
Donna Reiss is Professor Emerita of English at Tidewater Community College (TCC). Between 1978 and 2005 she taught writing, literature, and humanities and directed the Writing Center and Writing-Across-the-Curriculum, Online Learning, and Distributed Teaching and Learning. She was among the earliest faculty to teach computer-enhanced and Web-based online classes. From 2005 until 2008, she taught English at Clemson University, where she founded and directed LitOnline, a professional development project for faculty planning to teach online. Scholarly publications, keynote talks, presentations, and workshops in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have focused on using electronic communication and digital portfolios for active learning. See Academics for details, examples, and resources for faculty.