M. Garrett Bauman has been a college professor and professional writer for over thirty years. He has won three national teaching awards, including a Leavy Award presented by the Chief Justice of the United States. His writing has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, SIERRA, YANKEE, THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, and many literary magazines. His essays have won three national writing competitions and been nominated for Pushcart and Best American Essays awards. He is currently a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship holder in creative nonfiction.