Kenneth A. Bruffee (b. 1934)

American teacher, scholar, and essayist. Bruffee graduated from Wesleyan University, earned his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, and is currently a professor of English and director of the Scholars Program and the Honors Academy at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. A scholar of Romantic poetry, Bruffee is also known for his work on composition, collaborative learning, peer tutoring, and liberal education. His books include A Short Course in Writing (1993) and Collaborative Learning: Higher Education, Interdependence, and the Authority of Knowledge (1999). See also academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/bruffee.