Gene Hammond is Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Teaching Writing, Thoughtful Writing, Travels through the English Sentence,
and a two-volume biography of Jonathan Swift: Jonathan Swift: Irish Blow-in,
and Jonathan Swift: Our Dean.
He has taught writing, eighteenth-century British literature, postcolonial literature, African-American literature, and ancient history at Stony Brook University, the University of Maryland, Maret High school and middle school, and the Semester-at-Sea program of the University of Virginia.