Daphne Mackey is a veteran ESL professional, who has been in the field for over 35 years. She is the author of level 1 of National Geographic Learning’s new exciting grammar series Grammar Explorer. She has written and co-written several ESL textbooks, including Contact USA, Grammar Plus, and Read This. For the past twenty-five years, Daphne has been working in the English Language Programs at the University of Washington as a program administrator and lecturer. She has also taught in the MBA program at Pacific Lutheran University and done training in business communication.
Paul Carne has taught English to all levels and has been prominent in the design and production of leading international English examinations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of several leading EFL/ESL titles on both sides of the Atlantic. A lifelong student of languages himself, Paul appreciates the value of a high-interest learning environment, and considers it a privilege to play a part in bringing National Geographic material into the classroom.
Amy Cooper has over twenty years of experience in ELT publishing, and she has worked on textbooks in all skill areas. She holds graduate degrees in Theoretical Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Cornell University and Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
Samuela Eckstut-Didier is a Senior Lecturer at Boston University's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an M.Ed. degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a Royal Society of Arts Certificate in TEFL. She taught for many years in Athens, Greece, and was a Fulbright teacher trainer in the Veneto-Friuli region of Italy. She has authored and co-authored many ESL and EFL textbooks including Strategic Reading, Center Stage, Focus on Grammar 1 Workbook, Focus on Grammar 2 Workbook and Finishing Touches.