PHILIP VASSALLO, ED.D. has developed, delivered, and supervised in-person and online communication training programs to more than 25,000 administrative, technical, managerial, and executive professionals throughout the world representing a wide range of disciplines in corporate, government, and academic environments. He has taught on the college and graduate levels for more than 25 years, most recently on the faculty of the Beijing International MBA program. Dr. Vassallo edited major reports for Fortune 500 companies and served as an essay and speech evaluator for the Educational Testing Service on standardized tests. He is the author of How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of Email Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. His blog Words on the Line, on effective writing, has been a valuable source for many of his clients. Dr. Vassallo holds a B.A. in English from Baruch College, an M.S. in education from Lehman College, and a doctorate in educational theory from Rutgers University. He is a past president of the New Jersey College English Association and has donated his communication talents to numerous nonprofit human services organizations.