Dr. Thomas Zelman is a Professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, USA. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. Professor Zelman was a Fulbright Scholar at the Karelian State Pedagogical University in 1996. He was nominated for the Burlington Northern Award in 1992. He served as Editorial assistant for The Faulkner Journal from 1984-1987. He has published works on Robert Frost, Irish literature and American culture. From 1998-2003, Professor Zelman served the College as Director of General Education. In 2003, he published Eavan Boland and the History of the Ordinary (Mannsel) with co-author Pat Hagen. Professor Zelman teaches courses in Italian film, Irish Drama, American literature, modern fiction, composition, and management writing.