Monique Leslie Akassi received a PhD in English Composition and Rhetoric from Morgan State University, USA, and an MA in English Composition and Rhetoric from Wright State University, USA. She completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, earning a Certificate in Management and Development and a Certificate in Women in Education Leadership. She is Department Chair of Languages and Literature, Associate Professor of English Composition and Rhetoric, and Director of Learning Communities at Virginia Union University, USA. Her publications include Neo Hybrid Pedagogy in Postcolonialism Composition and Postcolonial Composition Pedagogy: Using the Culture of Marginalized Students to Teach Writing. In addition, she is the President and founder of the Africana Critical Composition and Rhetoric Association (ACCRA).