Mary Ward, has taught English and writing for over 25 years. As Adjunct Professor of Food and Business Writing at AUR she brings to the AUR classroom an analytical and sociolinguistic approach to improving writing in various contexts. She also teaches professional writing skills for the MBA program at the LUISS University in Rome. Previously, she taught workshops on report writing to employees of FAO, WFP, and IFAD. Professor Ward has published textbooks with Pearson and Oxford University Press. Her research focuses on the impact of audio feedback on students’ writing. Her motto is: Be dedicated to curiosity.