Ron Key has been an adjunct professor at USF since 2006. He earned a BA in English and an MA in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a Certification for English Language Teaching to Adults from St. Giles (a Cambridge University-associated EFL school) in San Francisco. He has been an editor and writer for a cable television network as well as the Brown University School of Psychiatry; he has likewise been an editor for UC's Continuing Education of the Bar and the Rand Corporation. Key has been director of sales and marketing for a Hilton hotel in New Orleans and manager of various hotel food and beverage operations in San Francisco and Austin. He primarily teaches Academic Writing at USF, a composition course for undergraduate transfer students. He also teaches composition courses at another SF college and has taught English as a foreign language at two SF EFL schools.