Richard Orodenker received his B.A in English and Writing from Penn State University and his M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. He was a professor of English and Humanities at Peirce College in Philadelphia from 1976-1992 and taught writing at the University of the Sciences, Penn State University, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, and Community College of Philadelphia before coming to Temple University. A professional writer and editor, Prof. Orodenker has published four books on the literature of sports. His essays, short stories, and book reviews have appeared in North American Review, Boston Review, Studies in Short Fiction, South Carolina Review, Benzene, Nine, Inside Magazine, Work Literary Magazine, and Crack the Spine. His Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twentieth-Century American Sportswriters (Gale, 1996) won the annual Sporting News–SABR Baseball Research Award in 1996. He is a former member of the Faculty Herald Editorial Board.