About the Author


Tony D. Hunter’s doctorate is from Teachers College, Columbia University.  A published author, his teaching experience includes twenty-three years of college-level English and nine years of high-school English.


Ed.D., Teaching of High School English (1969)
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

M.A., Philosophy of Education (1962)
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Ph.L., Philosophy (1952)
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

B.A., English (1950)
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO


Hunter & Joyce Publishing Company, Loudonville, NY (1989-Present)

Professor, Humanities Department
Teacher of Freshman English, Public Speaking, Developmental English, Career Development, and Effective Reading
State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi, Delhi, NY (1970-89)

Associate Professor, Special Education Department
Director/teacher of the developmental reading program
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY (1966-70)

Teacher of English and Reading
Malverne Junior High School, Malverne, NY (1963-66)

Teacher of English
Central Islip Jr.-Sr. H.S., Central Islip, NY (1959-62)

American Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association, White Plains, NY (1957­-58)

Teacher of English
Ateneo de Naga, Philippines (1952-55)


“Why Johnny and Janie Can’t Find Verbs,” Tennessee English Journal (1997), 43-46.

“A New Grammar That Has Clearly Improved Writing,” English Journal 85, No. 7 (November, 1996), 102­107.

“A Hands-on, Nontraditional Grammar That’s Fun,” published in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Association for the Teaching of English Grammar, Professional Development Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA., 1995.

“The Verb-as-Action-Word Hoax,” Syntax in the Schools 11, No. 2 (November, 1994), 1­5.

The Hunter Writing System: Sentence Sense, Red Level. Delhi, NY: Hunter & Joyce, 1991 and 1994.

“A Course to Aid Reading Based on Sector Analysis at the Sentence Level as Revised After Field Testing in the Eighth Grade,” Ed.D. Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1969.

“Classroom Approach: Spelling” in Ruth E. Reeves, Ideas for Teaching English: Grades 7-8-9; Successful Practices in the Junior High School (Champaign, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1964), 353-55.

“The Status of Low-Income Families in the United States in 1948 and What It Means with Respect to Our Monetary Policy,” Ph.L. paper, St. Louis University, 1952.


Since 1990 especially, I have given workshops on my approach to teaching writing and grammar to teachers in school districts, in a court system, and at national, regional, and state-wide conferences.  [Our videotape/DVD is an attempt to reproduce this.]

Special Teaching Experiences

Presented “Advanced Writing Seminar,” a three-day seminar for federal probation officers, Brooklyn, 1977

Developed and taught a fifteen-lecture videotaped series on college study and reading skills, New York Institute of Technology, 1968


Listed previously in Who’s Who in American Education in the East