Contributor Bios

Charles Mitchell

Charles Mitchell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of American Studies at Elmira College, where he has taught everything from The Book of Job to the cultural significance of Stephen Jobs. His book, “Individualism and its Discontents: Appropriations of Emerson, 1880-1950,” was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 1997. He has shamelessly exploited the privileges of academic life by transforming his extracurricular interests into the primary subject of his teaching and writing The IRS has yet to question his business expense deduction for hiking boots.