Shirley Faulkner-Springfield holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from Bowling Green State University and a MA and a BA in English from North Carolina Central University. Shirley has 16 years of experience as a college-level writing instructor and fourteen years of experience as a writing program coordinator. She has facilitated writing workshops for graduate and undergraduate pre-medical students since 2007 and for law students since 2017. She has won teaching awards from North Carolina Central University. Her work appears in in the edited collection Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research and in journals such as Computers and Composition Online; Reflections: Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy; and Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. She edited a twenty-chapter edited collection title Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinicians Guide and is currently editing two chapters of an edited collection on antiblackness and authentic allyship. Shirley has experience with qualitative and mixed-methods research.