Gail Griffin is Parfet Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where she also chairs the English Department. She is the author of two books of essays: Calling: Essays on Teaching in the Mother Tongue and Season of the Witch. She has also published many articles, poems and short nonfiction pieces. She has completed a book of essays on whiteness and teaching that she hopes to publish soon. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and a MA, PhD, from University of Virginia.