Dr. Thomas Lawrence Long, associate professor-in-residence in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut, has enjoyed a twenty-year career as a writer, editor, and writing coach in higher education, including universities and community colleges. As a professor of English in a school of nursing, he provides writing support consultation through the Center for Nursing Scholarship. He has published a book and articles on topics in the medical humanities (literary and cultural representations of the body, sexuality, and disease), has served as editor-in-chief of an international literary journal, and has been a consultant for individual, business, and government clients. His PhD is in English (with a specialization in early American studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania); he has two MA degrees (one in English from the University of Illinois, the other in Theology from the Catholic University of America). He is a member of the Modern Language Association, of the International Writing Centers Association, of the International Academy of Nursing Editors, of the Semiotic Society of America, of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, and of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, as well as a member of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities. He maintains a personal blog called The Long View. You can also view his profile at Academic.edu or follow him on Facebook or contact him via email: Thomas.Long <at> UConn.edu (replacing <at> with @).