Weslea Bell began her career in 1995 as a secondary English and gifted education instructor in Mississippi public schools. After moving to Tennessee in 1998, she moved to the college level and has been teaching both in online and traditional classroom settings since then. She spent several years writing professionally for newspapers, marketing companies, magazines and curriculum publishers in order to broaden her experience in the writing and publishing industry. This professional perspective has been beneficial in the classroom for teaching with sharper vision and with a deeper understanding of the way writing impacts society. Weslea looks forward to many more years interacting with students and continuing to learn as much from them as they do from her.