Kimberly Del Bright is the Writer-In-Residence for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to this, she taught writing in high school and college classrooms. She has composed numerous instructional materials for composition, written and edited technical books and articles, and has published articles in magazines and newspapers.
Her passion is teaching students to become better writers. She likes what Mark Twain said about writing: the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and the lightening bug. It’s that difficult. Most of the time, you will find her in classrooms or in her office working with students on their assignments or professional documents. She loves her job.
Preparation for her job began with attending the University of Pittsburgh for both her undergraduate degree in English and Economics and her Master of Arts in Teaching. She graduated with honors. Because she never found a subject that she didn’t want to study, she also completed a Master of Science in Forestry from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002. Her eclectic educational background helps her work with students from diverse majors. She has presented at numerous conferences over the years, both state-wide and national, and has received several teaching awards.
Kimberly Del Bright and her husband Dan are the parents of three grown children. When they are not working, you can find them running or biking the hills of beautiful Happy Valley with their loveable mutt, Millie.