Stephen Heller taught AP English Language and Composition at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, for 22 years, eight of which were combined with AP US History in American Studies. Since 1999, he has served in numerous capacities with the College Board, including consultant, test development committee member, co-designer for Vertical Teams workshops, AP Exam Question Leader, Table Leader, and Reader. Steve earned his B.A. in English at Northwestern University, M.A. in the Teaching of English at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Chicago. Steve’s publications include AP® English Bound, Entering the Conversation, and Documenting United States History. He credits much of his interdisciplinary pursuits to his early training as a musician.