Renee H. Shea Renée H. Shea is professor emeritus of English and Modern Languages at Bowie State University, and coauthor of The Language of Composition 3e, Literature and Composition 2e, Conversations in American Literature, Advanced Language & Literature, and Foundations of Language and Literature. She is also the author of Amy Tan in the Classroom and Zora Neale Hurston: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"(NCTE). She has served as a reader, table leader, and question leader for both AP Literature and Language readings. She most recently served as the College Board advisor for AP Language, a liaison position with the development committee for AP Language. Dr. Shea frequently publishes in literary and academic journals such as World Literature Today and Kenyon Review on contemporary authors, including Edwidge Danticate, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tracy K. Smith, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Most recently, she profiled Indian novelist Arundhati Roy for Poets & Writers Magazine.