A native of Maine, Bob Smart studied at The University of Maine (BA English/History), and at The University of Utah (Comparative Literature MA and Ph.D.). He has taught at a number of regional institutions—University of Maine, Bradford College—before getting hired at Quinnipiac University in 2000. His publications are mostly in Gothic Studies, Irish Famine Studies and Writing Across the Curriculum, and he is the founding editor of two journals on writing, The Writing Teacher (National Poetry Foundation) and The Double Helix (Quinnipiac University). He is currently Dean of The College of Arts & Sciences, and is tenured as a Professor of English. He has also served as English Department Chair, Writing Program Director, Irish Studies Director at Quinnipiac, and as Acting Academic Dean at Bradford College. He lives currently in Middletown, CT and has four children and four grandchildren.