About the Author
Mary Grabar earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 2002. She has written extensively on education, politics, and American culture for such publications as Townhall, PJ Media, The Weekly Standard, Roll Call, Minding the Campus, Accuracy in Media, and many others. She has written several reports on radicalism in education and participated in several conferences sponsored by America’s Survival. She appears frequently on radio and television to discuss issues in education. In 2011, she launched her non-profit, Dissident Prof Education Project, Inc., and writes for and edits the Dissident Prof website, www.dissidentprof.com. Mary is also a published poet and fiction writer, and currently teaches English at Emory University. Brian Birdnow earned his Ph.D. in American History from St. Louis University in 2000. His book, The St. Louis Five: The Smith Act, Communism and the Federal Courts in Missouri 1952-1958, was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 2005. His most recent book, Gerald Ford: The All-American President (Nova Science Foundation), was published in 2011. His other publications include six chapters in the American Presidential Encyclopedia, articles in the Claremont Review and Townhall, and reviews in The Journal of American History. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor of history at Lindenwood University and at Harris Stowe State University, both in Missouri.