About the Author
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Ruth Gordon, RN, MA, is an assistant professor emerita of the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health. She is an author, teacher, and long-term care expert. She has served as director of nursing education at Sister Kenney Institute, taught long-term care administration at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, and consulted on long-term care. She has written ten textbooks, numerous journal articles, and a monthly newspaper column for the St. Paul Dispatch. In retirement she has turned to writing true dog stories, including Magic Dog, It Takes a Dog to Raise a Village, Don't Fence Their Spirit, and Good Dogs: Stories of Benevolence. She and her husband, Ken, currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.