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Burton Porter is a writer and professor whose books embrace various genres: fiction, philosophy, children's poetry, and screenplays. He has published 10 books to date with St. Martin's, Oxford, Harcourt Brace, Macmillan, and Humanities Press. His on-line books include The Moebius Strip, Lab Rats, Forbidden Knowledge, and Black Swans and White Tigers. His latest book, What the Tortoise Taught Us, was published by Rowman and Littlefield.
Dr. Porter holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from St. Andrews University, Scotland, which includes graduate study at Oxford University. He has taught at the University of Maryland (Europe), The Russell Sage Colleges, Drexel University, Mount Holyoke College, and Western New England University; at the last mentioned institution, he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences. The author of numerous papers, articles, and book reviews, he received the award of Outstanding Educator of America.
Burton Porter has two children, Mark and Ana, and a stepdaughter, Sarah. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife Barbara, and indulges his interest in literature, music, and good food.