Joseph L. Zornado received his PhD in English from the University of Connecticut in 1992. He has been teaching in the department of English at Rhode Island College since 1995. He has written numerous articles, essays, and books on literature and culture along with three volumes of speculative fiction. He has performed on stage with his ukulele from coast to coast. He teaches American literature, Children’s Literature, Adolescent Literature, Zen and literature, Film and Literature, and Disney, among other topics. He has enjoyed ballroom dance as a hobby since he took it as an undergraduate at San Diego State University in 1986!