Richard Hawley grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, before attending Middlebury College, where he completed his B.A. in political science. He went on to graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned an M.S. in Management Science and a Ph.D. in political philosophy. He also studied theology for a year at St. John’s College, Cambridge University, as an M.A. research student under the tutelage of the theologian W. Norman Pittenger. From 1968 until his retirement in 2005, he was a teacher, administrator, and finally Headmaster at Cleveland’s University School, an independent college preparatory school for boys. In 1995 he was named the founding president of the International Boys Schools Coalition. A writer of fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction, Hawley has published more than twenty books and several monographs. His essays, articles and poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, American Film, Commonweal, America, Orion, and The Christian Science Monitor and is represented in many literary anthologies. Hawley lives with his wife in Ripton, Vermont and is online at http://www.richardalanhawley.com/.