About the Author
Rich Stowell teaches educational technology at the University of San Francisco. He 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 sergeant in the California National Guard's 69th Public Affairs Detachment. The 69th returned from an overseas deployment in 2009. 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 high school and middle school levels and 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. He currently resides with his wife and two sons in Salt Lake City, Utah.