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LAURIE L. HAZARD, psychology professor at Bryant University, is an award-winning expert on how students can make successful transitions from high school to college. She writes about student personality types and classroom success. As Bryant University's Assistant Dean for Student Success, Laurie has been designing curricula for first-year experience and study skills courses for over 25 years. She studies academic performance enhancement and those skills, habits, and dispositions that contribute to success and achievement. Laurie is co-author of the book Foundations for Learning, 3rd Edition (2012, Prentice Hall), which is designed to help students make a successful transition to college by encouraging them to take responsibility for and claim their own education. Hazard's textbook has been adopted by colleges and universities around the country. Richard J. Light, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at Harvard University, calls Hazard's book "a winner for any college student" that is a "beautifully written joy to read." Laurie's expert advice has been included in Seventeen Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Times Picayune, The San Diego Tribune, and Student Affairs Leader. Laurie has also been a guest columnist for the Washington Post's Answer Sheet: A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else). Her articles offer concrete advice for parents of new college students. STEPHANIE CARTER is the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence at Bryant University. She is a respected leader in the field of student success and learning assistance. As an award-winning educator with over 25 years of experience helping college students mediate the challenges of the higher education environment, she has gained expertise working with first-years and their parents to insure a healthy transition from high school to college. Stephanie has extensive experience, as both a scholar and practitioner, supporting freshmen. Stephanie helps first-year students reach their academic goals at Bryant University, where she has developed curriculum for writing courses and teaches composition. She is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of plagiarism and academic integrity, as well as information literacy in the writing classroom. For more information, visit collegereadyparent.org

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