On Solid Rock

About the Author

On Solid Rock author Stephanie Kadel Taras '89Stephanie Kadel Taras, Ph.D. is a 1989 graduate of Eckerd College and granddaughter of the College's founding president, William H. Kadel. She has been a professional writer for eighteen years. Her company, TimePieces Personal Biographies in Ann Arbor, Michigan, helps people preserve the stories of their lives in books that honor them. She has interviewed hundreds of people about their lives and work, including teachers, business owners, community leaders, musicians, farmers, and parents. She also teaches about life story writing and interviewing.

Stephanie received her Ph.D. in education and sociology from Syracuse University and an MA from the University of Michigan. She recently completed a term as vice president of the international Association of Personal Historians with more than 600 members in 11 countries. When she's not writing institutional histories or biographies, Stephanie writes music reviews for the Ann Arbor Observer and people profiles for business and arts magazines.