Dr. Ellen Shelton currently serves as the Director for The University of Mississippi Writing Project and Director for Pre-College Programs for the Division of Outreach. She earned a B.A. in English from Hendrix College, and an M.A. in English, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Mississippi. She is Nationally Board Certified in Adolescent/ Young Adult Language Arts and a 2003 winner of the Milken National Educator Award. She is in her twenty-fourth year as an educator.