About the Author
Gerald Graff, a professor of English and education
at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 president of
the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major
impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature:
An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching
the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in
Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.