Dennis Read has been a faculty member at Denison since 1979. He teaches courses in nonfiction writing, English Romantic literature, the travel narrative, and literary biography. His Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has published close to three hundred essays, articles, and reviews in such journals as The American Scholar, Philological Quarterly, American Literature, and Modern Philology. He is the author of R.H. Cromek, Engraver, Editor, Entrepreneur (2011). He received the Best Newsmaker Profile award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in 2012. His writing appears regularly in Columbus Monthly and Columbus CEO.