Mack Curry IV is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Georgia State University (GSU). Mack has been teaching English-related courses on the collegiate level since 2014. He received his Bachelors of Arts in English from Hampton University in 2013 and his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University in 2016. Mack is also a published poet and book reviewer. In addition to serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at GSU, Mack is also an Adjunct Instructor of English at Clark Atlanta University and a tutor for Now I Get It! Tutoring. His research interest is African-American Vernacular English and its use in Composition classrooms.