Gary Levine is an associate professor of English and directs Ashland University's first-year composition program. A revised version of his University of Iowa Ph.D. dissertation, The Merchant of Modernism: The Economic Jew in Anglo-American Literature 1864-1939, was published in January 2003 by Routledge. He has presented scholarship on topics as diverse as medieval British literature and the post-colonial Filipino novel, with the common thread the relationship between economics and literature. At Ashland University he has taught Literature and Film, the American Literary Experience, Advanced Composition, American Studies, Intro to Creative Writing, Great Books, 20th-century Anglophone Literature, The Modern Novel, The Bible as Literature, and lots of first-year composition courses. In addition to the Ph.D., he holds an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. His current research project analyzes the impact of Darwinian theory on the humanities.