I have been teaching ESL since I went to the Yemen Arab Republic as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps in 1983. I received my Applied English Linguistics Master’s degree in 1988, and since 1989, I’ve been at UW doing the job I love, especially teaching academic reading and writing. During my time at UW, I have also worked as a teacher trainer with the Fulbright-Hays Program and the National African Languages Resource Center and been part of a collaborative academic writing project between UW-Madison and the Universidad Tecnológica in Uruguay. I live in Madison with my wife, Shari Bernstein, and son, Alex. I am the author of four books of poetry and participate in the vibrant arts scene in Madison. Originally from Wisconsin, I have also lived in Minneapolis, San Francisco and, of course, Yemen. I have traveled to Kenya, Spain, China, Uruguay, Mexico, and Italy, and I always try my best to speak the native language because it is more fun and the people treat you in a more friendly way. So, come to UW and I’ll help you get the most out of your time here.