About the Author
Rich Stowell is the author of the book, Nine Weeks: a teacher's education in Army Basic Training, which combines his experiences teaching in the civilian world and training in the Army. Rich is a staff sergeant in the Utah National Guard's 128th Public Affairs Detachment. The 128th is currently serving an overseas deployment in Afghanistan. He still writes about his experiences in the Army on his military blog, "My Public Affairs," a humorously progressive insight into all things military. Before deploying, he taught at the University of Utah in the communications department and has worked as a math coach to dozens of teachers across the state of California. Rich holds a Masters degree in Mathematics Education and a Bachelors degree in History. When he is not deployed, he resides with his wife and two sons in Salt Lake City, Utah.